Tailgate Swap Meet & Build Party Road Trip

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An Open Invitation to join us for a

Tailgate Swap Meet and
FreeIT Donation Drive

on Thursday, July 16th, 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

… in support of the the first official …

FreeIT Athens
Build Party Road Trip

on Saturday, July 18th, 10:30 am to 7:30 pm

… as community events sponsored by …
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts & the
Ubuntu Georgia LoCO

Details for
FreeIT Donation Drive:

— This event will be held in the Emory Law School ground
level parking lot (immediately East of the Law School
building) preceding the regularly scheduled ALE Central
monthly meeting for Thursday, July 16th. The Swap Meet
will run from 6:00 pm to ~7:15 pm with the ALE monthly
meeting following at 7:30pm.

— In addition to buying, selling and swapping of geek gear,
volunteers for FreeIT will be on hand to accept donations
of computers, components and related items for that
organization’s work delivering low cost computers and
FOSS to educational institutions, non profit groups and less
privileged communities. Please see the FreeIT “wish list”
at the FreeIT Athens Donations Page
for details on needed equipment and support.

— Note that USB/PS2 Keyboards & Mice are especially
helpful at present, but anything on the wish list will be
welcomed. Donated equipment will be stored by Atlanta
volunteers until they are delivered to FreeIT on Saturday,
July 18th, with the FreeIT Athens Build Party Road Trip.

Details for
The FreeIT Athens

— This volunteer event will be taking place on Saturday,
July 18th, 2009 from 10:30am to ~7:30pm. The plan is
to travel as a group to the FreeIT facilities in Athens,
Georgia and spend the afternoon building, repairing,
assembling and installing Linux computer systems
that will be donated to regional educational institutions,
non profit groups and community members in need.

— To facilitate delivery of donated equipment and car
pooling, the Road Trip caravan to FreeIT Athens will
congregate at the Fry’s parking lot (S.W. corner) near
I-85 and Pleasant Hill road, adjacent to the Gwinnett
Place Mall. Volunteers should arrive between 10:00am
and 10:30am as we hope to depart by 10:45am and
arrive at FreeIT in Athens by about Noon. Plans are
to work at FreeIT until about 6:00pm, then drive out
to arrive back at Frys by 7:30pm.

— NOTE: Additional equipment donations will be
accepted in the Frys parking lot (S.W. corner) from
10:00am until departure time. Please see the FreeIT
donations page for specifics.

— Volunteers can bring their own lunch or participate in
a group lunch order; collections will be taken and food
ordered upon arrival at FreeIT Athens. Donations of frosty
beverages for the afternoon will also be most welcome.
Dinner and post-road-trip frivolities at an establishment
in the vicinity of Gwinnett Mall may ensue as participating
volunteers are motivated.

— All volunteers and participants are, of course, welcome
to make their own travel arrangements to FreeIT Athens
as they see fit, though we request that you still RSVP to
help us better coordinate the event effort.

Please contact:
Aaron Ruscetta,
ALE Events Coordinator (etc)
cell: 404.315.0406 [ 11am to 11pm any day ]

Free IT Athens is Located at
594 Oconee St
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 621-6157

Directions to Emory Law School, the regular ALE
Central meeting venue, are HERE.

We thank you for your Attention and
we welcome your Participation!

Please feel free to distribute this notice to any
and all that you feel may have an interest.

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