Re: [Nolug] Brown Foundation Service Learning Celebration Again

From: Ron Johnson <>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 10:27:25 -0500
Message-Id: <1061306845.18254.327.camel@haggis>

On Tue, 2003-08-19 at 03:56, Wendell Jones wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Well, it's that time of year again and the Brown Foundation will be
> holding the "Service Celebration" on Tuesday, September 16th, this
> time at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
> For those of you who don't know, the Brown Foundation has a Service
> Learning Program which funds school kids in activities of service to
> their communities. The Service Celebration is the annual event where
> all the kids and their teachers get together for the awarding of
> grants and recognition of their efforts. For the last 2 years, we
> have represented NOLUG in the "expo" area where various non-profit
> organization have booths to recruit students for the next year's
> projects or just to give out information about their groups.
> We have basically set up a server (on an old 486) networked to a PC
> workstation so people (students and teachers) could see and try out
> Linux and other open source software. We also distributed quite a few
> Knoppix and similar CDs. Maybe Dave and Joey can give some impressions
> as they have both been there, as has Michael Flora, I believe.
> Anyway, the point of this message is, does anyone want to help out this
> year, either by helping to man the booth or perhaps making some CDs or
> something? The setup time is 8:30 - 9 AM and the event is 9 - 12:30.
> There is free food and soft drinks available, too.

How many Knoppix CDs do you need?

> This can be a good opportunity to spread the word a little and if
> anyone is up for it, maybe start a project with some school kids.
> Also, much of the interest came from the other non-profits there.
> Let me know what you all think as I need to let them know by Aug. 22nd
> if we want to go this year and how many people will be there.
> Thanks,
> Wendell Jones
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