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

jim jim at well.com
Tue Jan 19 12:56:53 PST 2010

   good job! talk it up! volunteers and other 
interested persons wanted. 

On Tue, 2010-01-19 at 12:37 -0800, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> 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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