[sf-lug] Free hot luncheon at Mission Beacon this Thursday

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 12:37:36 PST 2010

Jim Stockford tells me that I don't post enough reminders and notices about
our Linux schools event, hence this email.

This Thursday will be another hot luncheon from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the
Mission Beacon Center at 450 Church Street at 16th.  It is best to arrive
early, say by 3:15 p.m., because the luncheon really is served very promptly
at 3:30 and sometimes is over by 3:50 or so.  Kids eat fast, and then the go
back to the community room.  I am going to leave attached my prior post on
this topic for further info.

Last week saw the arrival of SF Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who was introduced
to Linux as a result of the excellent community outreach by the Beacon
Center's Executive Director, Valerie Tulier.  If you like Linux and you like
to do outreach to simple end users, the Mission Beacon Center is an
excellent place to do that.  Also, this is a chance to broaden our community
to include more Latin and African American influence, as there is a strong
presence from both of those communities at the MBC.

Also, last week Grant Bowman was able to install Linux on notebooks of two
of the staff members of the Mission Beacon Center.   That is just one
example of the outreach opportunities that abound through the MBC.

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com>wrote:

> If you would like to share a nice hot lunch with a community organization
> that is using Linux computers, please feel free to RSVP with me for a lunch
> special this Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 450 Church Street at
> Mission.  The lunch will be served in the Everett middle school cafeteria
> promptly at 3:30 p.m. and will continue only for 30 minutes, after which you
> are invited to hang out with the students and staff in the Mission Beacon
> Center, which is located in the same building.
> I will be at the Mission Beacon Center from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm this
> Thursday, but will need to leave promptly at 4:00 pm.
> As many of you know from reading this list, the Mission Beacon Center (MBC)
> is a community center located at 450 Church Street near 16th Street in San
> Francisco which has begun using 10 Linux workstations for use by staff and
> students. The staff are using the machines primarily for word processing,
> email, and web browsing. Same for the students, although the students also
> do like to watch on-line video.
> The MBC would like to invite the SF-LUG community to come to a free (as in
> beer) community lunch that happens on Thursdays (no alcohol is served, of
> course, since this is a school with minors present, in the unlikely event
> you didn't get the standard free beer joke).
> These Thursday meals will be a great opportunity to come and meet new users
> and become part of their community.  I highly recommend it, if you are not
> working at that time.
> San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty will be visiting the MBC this Thursday
> from 1:30 p.m. to about 2:30 p.m. in part for the purpose of seeing the
> Linux machines and hearing how those machines have helped MBC and how those
> machines might help other similar orgs.
> If you are interested in attending this community lunch, please email
> Christian Einfeldt at einfeldt @ @ gmail dot com. We do need to have you
> RSVP in advance so they can plan ahead. Please don't show up without RSVPing
> to Christian Einfeldt in advance. This event happens every Thursday at 3:30
> pm. Also, from 3:30-5:30 pm there is a food pantry, which all are welcome to
> take home fruits, vegetables, grains, and more. Please RSVP by 5:00 pm on
> the preceeding Wednesday if you would like to attend.
> The MBC staff and students are a warm and friendly crowd, and they are very
> grateful for the Linux computers that they have received, so you will be
> warmly welcomed and you will have a good time.
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