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

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.