[Volunteers] Holiday dinner - Dec. 18, 2005

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Sat Nov 26 01:37:38 PST 2005

(Cc'ing Henry House, LUGOD treasurer)

On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 10:10:18PM -0800, Bill Ward wrote:
> Last year I organized a holiday dinner at Chef Wang's Chinese
> restaurant in Los Altos.  It went pretty well except for some problems
> with the money (people ate a lot more than was originally budgeted
> for).
> This year the owner of Chef Wang's has relocated to Cupertino and the
> place is now called Lucy's Cafe.  But the food is the same.  Since
> they don't have a banquet room at the new place, they can only have
> big parties on Sundays, when they are normally closed.  I've reserved
> the restaurant for Sunday, December 18.
> To avoid a repeat of the money problems we had last year, I'm hoping
> to raise about $1,500 by corporate donations, and not charging
> anything for the people who attend.  I'd like to solicit help from
> members of this mailing list with fundraising.  I'm planning to talk
> to the sponsors from the Linux Picnic as well as a few other companies
> who have been active lately in the Linux community but would welcome
> any ideas or help from the SVLUG volunteers.
> Also it would be helpful if a group like LUGOD (or sbay.org?) which is
> an official nonprofit organization could help by providing a donation
> point for sponsors, the way LUGOD has been doing for the picnics.

Hi Bill.  I'll leave that up to Henry to decide.  I'm happy to annouce
the event on LUGOD's website and mailing list, once things are confirmed.

Good luck!


> Any thoughts?
> --Bill.
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