Announcing the MWLUG 2014 Outreach Program Recipient – Kid’s Food Basket
As many of you know MWLUG is not just about building knowledge of IBM solutions and networking with our fellow ICS community members, it is about being part of the community. This is one of the reason we move MWLUG from city to city. It is about getting to know your local community whether it is in your town or a different town.
Each year we have a fundraising drive for a local community organization in particular a local food bank. This year with the help of Devin Olson our boots on the ground, we have selected Kid’s Food Basket as our MWLUG 2014 Community Outreach Program Recipient. We will be raffling off a weekend stay at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel as the grand prize along with signed copies of Virgil Westdale’s book.
Please take the opportunity to help feed the needy kids in Western Michigan. Each raffle ticket is $10 and you can buy them at the registration desk starting Thursday morning. We will announce the winners on just after the Speed Sponsoring on Thursday afternoon. We can no longer use Eventbrite for the raffle so please bring exact change. For ever $1 we raise we will provide 5 meals to kids.
Kid’s Food Basket
One in four children experience hunger in West Michigan. Kids’ Food Basket is a force for attacking childhood hunger, ensuring that lunch is not the last meal of the day for over 6,000 kids at 32 schools in Grand Rapids and Muskegon. Sack Suppers are well-rounded evening meals that provide nutrition critical to the development of the brain and body.
To learn more go to: http://kidsfoodbasket.org
MWLUG 2014 will be one of the best conferences that we have ever had and marks the sixth year in providing one of the best ICS user group conference. This year, MWLUG will be held in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Here are the highlights of this year’s conference:
- 44 sessions and workshops in 5 topics areas:
- Application Development
- Best Practices and Customer Business Cases
- Mobility and Web Security
- Open Source with ICS
- System Administration
- 3 BOF user group sessions
- Wednesday visit to the Gerald Ford Library and Museum
- Thursday Evening Social Event at Founders Brewing Co
- Wednesday Evening Exhibitor Showcase Reception
- OGS Guest Speaker, Virgil Westdale
- OGS IBM Speaker, Kramer Reeves
- Book Signing withVirgil Westdale
- For Cyclist, Saturday MWLUG 2014 Bike Ride
- Breakfast and Lunch for two days
The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel has been gracious enough to extend the discount to all attendees as long as there are still rooms available in the hotel.
To see the sessions and speakers for MWLUG 2014 go to: http://www.mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2014.nsf/Sessions.xsp
MWLUG 2014 is make possible by the generous MWLUG 2014 sponsors whom not only pay for the majority of the cost for MWLUG 2014, but also donate their time in organizing and providing technical sessions on critical topics that are important to our ICS community.
The $50 MWLUG donation provide you:
- Over 40 technical sessions and workshops
- Breakfast and Lunch for Thursday and Friday
- Wednesday Evening Showcase Reception that include drinks and hors d’oeuvres
- Thursday Evening Social Event
- Networking with your colleagues in the ICS community
- And a whole lot more
Registration Link: http://www.mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2014.nsf/Register.xsp
We have made special arrangements with the Amyway Grand Plaza Hotel on a special MWLUG discount rate of $129.00/night.
To register for the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel go to: http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2014.nsf/Hotel.xsp
So don’t wait and miss this opportunity to attend one of the best ICS user group conferences this year.
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Grand Rapids, Michigan