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