FCW Insider

Blog archive

BYOB: Bring your own bags???

So I have to admit that when I got an e-mail with the subject line, “Happy Hour for the Uganda Schoolchildren,” I thought there was an error in our spam filter. Then when there was a line about BYOB, I really thought things had gone haywire. Except for the fact that the e-mail came from Richard Burk, the Office of Management and Budget’s chief architect, and BOYB, in this case, stands for “bring your own bag.”

We’ve all been to a conference or two and you got a bag filled with conference materials. Well, there is now a chance to put those bags to a good use – they can benefit Uganda school children.

Burk is helping lead the event.

The event is being conducted with the Arlington Academy of Hope, which is a high academic elementary school of more than 300 students in Bumwalukani, Eastern Uganda. The program was started by John and Joyce Wanda of Arlington, Va. and they are looking for book bags, ballpoint pens and other contributions for the children who are using Ziploc bags to keep their supplies safe to and from school.

Some details:

What: The Sundowner at the Sheraton: a BYOB Happy Hour
When: Thursday, Aug. 23 starting at 6 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Premier Hotel at Tysons Corner in Vienna, Va.

If you want to register for the event, go to www.immixgroupreg.com/082307. And clear out those closets!

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Aug 16, 2007 at 12:16 PM


Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
    shutterstock image

    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.