[Volunteers] Holiday dinner - Dec. 18, 2005

Henry House hajhouse at houseag.com
Mon Nov 28 19:28:07 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.

Bill, could you clarify whether this is a Linux-themed event or a general
IT-themed event?

I'm not sure how well this would work with LUGOD, since restaurants
generally expect immediate payment as soon as the diners finish eating, and
I am the only person who can sign a check from LUGOD's account; I can't
attend the event myself as I have a previous engagement that evening. So I
think it would probably work better for a local group to administer the
finances. But if you can't find another group that is more local I will be
happy to see what I can do.

Henry House
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