The 1999 Mensa Total Eclipse Party
Wednesday 11th August 1999; Rethel, France

Onderwerp: Total Eclipse Party: Important Notification

Dear Friends,

We regret to advise that circumstances beyond our control have precluded our holding the Total Eclipse Party at the planned site in Pargny-Resson.

Fortunately, we have been able to secure the use of an alternative venue, in the enclosed grounds of a manor house of the local estate (whose chateau is only a short distance away), so we do not have to cancel the party entirely, merely change the location.

The new location is at 'Home Pillay', in the little village of Thugny-Trugny, about 4km (by road) from the original site and still within 7km of Rethel. We believe that this *previously unavailable* location will actually suit the needs of the party better than the original, guaranteeing privacy, providing greater freedom for us all (a key feature much prized by all Mensans!) and more for partygoers to do throughout the day, in better surroundings.

We have attached a new map showing how to reach the new venue, together with a few details about the village and the site itself, as well as an additional event.

While I have your attention, may I also remind you about the trip into *Belgium* on the Monday and the visit to the *champagne caves* on the Tuesday (details attached).

Many of you have expressed an interest in one or both of these events but have not booked for them (or even confirmed your interest). As there are only very few places left, those interested should contact me on 01744 815000 now to ensure that there will be space for you on the day.

We trust this little hiccup will not inconvenience you too much and look forward to partying with all of you at the new venue.

N.B. - Please acknowledge this notification *by return*, so that we can be sure that you have received it and concentrate our efforts on those who are more difficult to contact.

- If anyone has any problems reading the attachments, please let us know asap so that we may get them to you in some other way.

Yours sincerely,

Bernard Colman,
Rethel Total Eclipse Party.
Tel: +44 (0) 1744 815000