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Onyx News October 3, 2008 [Lots of Important Information]

From: Lakeisha
Sent on: Friday, October 3, 2008 12:51 PM
Greetings Onyx,
Happy Friday everyone! A big welcome to all the new members of the group- I look forward to meeting you all soon. Please be sure to check out the FAQ page and the calendar to better understand the group and to participate in our events. Oh, and if you aren't a fan of regular email, check out the solutions I mentioned a few weeks ago. To the folks who have been emailing this week- sorry I haven't been responsive- in a nutshell, my firm decided to dissolve last week and I had to focus on the job transition (which (thankfully) was resolved). So, with that intro, here's the latest-
Tickets, Tickets, Tickets:

  • Mary J. Blige Concert- Two tickets available!!! One of our sister meetup groups has two extra tickets to the Mary J. Blige/Robin Thicke concert on Saturday, October 18th at 7:30 p.m. The tickets are for Section 207, Row TT, Seats 9 and 10. This event is at the Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord. Total cost for tickets are $98.70. Call[masked] to purchase or for more info.

  • Universoul- Last call: I removed the RSVP deadline if anyone is still interested, please pay today. In addition to payments via Amazon Payments, I can receive payments via Paypal. To the people who've paid already, we're getting the tickets on Monday. I'll email once we have them and work out distributing tickets.

  • Maxwell concert - another last call: I removed the rsvp deadline on this event as well. I'm buying the tickets this weekend at the latest. If you want to go with me and Kevin, please email me directly. Again payments can be made via paypal- my paypal email is [address removed]

Halloween Party/Fundraiser: We're looking to have a house Halloween party/fundraiser on Halloween. We're looking to see if any members would be willing to host a Halloween party at their place. Hopefully, the place should be big enough to accommodate 50 people. We'll make the party a potluck format and I will definitely make sure we get volunteer to help in the pre and post party set-up/clean-up. The fundraiser aspect of the party is that, for the first time ever, we will be asking attendees to offer up a donation to fund this website. As some of you might know, Meetup costs about 12 a month. If attendees contribute five dollars, we should have enough to cover the costs of the website. Once we secure the place, we'll figure out the music and other incidentals. In the meantime, get your costumes.

Job Posting Thread/ Scholarship Opportunities Thread: I added two new threads to the calendar. One is for Scholarship Opportunities - if you know of any opportunities that relevant to this thread, please share them here with the group. The other is for Job Postings- self explanatory.

Nonprofit Brainstorming Meeting: Thanks to the folks who emailed me about setting up Onyx as a non profit. I added another event to the calendar for our very first brainstorming meeting. It will be on Saturday October 11 at 10:00 am. We?ll meet in Palo Alto but will also have Skype set up for any folks that can?t attend live. If you want to participate, sign-up or email me directly.

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