[conspire] Call for volunteers: Linux Summer Picnic, 8/07, Sunnyvale

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Jul 25 18:15:02 PDT 2004

Thanks to everyone who made yesterday's CABAL meeting such fun.  You
folks are great!

If you've looked at the CABAL or BALE pages, you might have noticed the
upcoming Linux Picnic, Saturday, Aug. 7, 11-4, at Baylands Park in
Sunnyvale.  This is annual tradition started on Linux's 10th birthday,
in Aug. 2001.

The picnic is in urgent need of volunteers!  If you have time to step in
and help with any of these things, you'll get a huge karmic reward and
much thanks:

o  Food crew.  This is usually what I do (cooking the free-of-charge 
   burgers, hotdogs, and veggieburgers for attendees, etc.).

o  Setup and tear-down.

o  Clean-up.

o  First aid.

o  Signage (making all the signs that will be needed, and posting them).

o  Pickup and dropoff of people at almost-nearby public transit spots.

o  Other creative stuff you might want to do, e.g., running games and
   activities for attendees.

If you think you might want to help, send me mail (rick at linuxmafia.com)
with contact information, and I'll pass it along.

Baylands Park is a pretty nice place -- right near the Bay off CA-237 
at the Caribbean/Lawrence exit, with lots of room for frisbee,
volleyball, etc.   There are a few restrictions on activities there, on
account of it also being a nature preserve.  (See the Web site.)

Our area will have a half-dozen large BBQ facilities and maybe 20 picnic
tables, arranged in a hexagon arrangement.  There are power outlets, if
people want to bring laptops.   There's limited shade, but dress for
warm weather and wear sunblock.

If you're planning to attend, volunteer or not, you should RSVP via the
form at http://www.linuxpicnic.org/rsvp/ .  See you there!

Cheers,                   The cynics among us might say:   "We laugh, 
Rick Moen                 monkeyboys -- Linux IS the mainstream UNIX now!
rick at linuxmafia.com       MuaHaHaHa!" but that would be rude. -- Jim Dennis

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