[Linux-aus] Grant request: Venue hire and catering for Drupal8 Launch party

Donna Benjamin donna at kattekrab.net
Tue Nov 17 17:47:38 AEDT 2015

Wonderful news!

Thank you council, and thank you to all of you who spoke in support of the grant request. Not many people realise that Drupal is one of the world's largest independent open source projects. More than 3,300 have contributed directly towards the code and documentation for Drupal 8 and many more have supported them.

Thanks again.  There are parties happening all around Australia, so find the one nearest you, RSVP and pop in!

https://celebr8d8.drupal.org.au for melbourne

And for our kiwi cuz there's also

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua Hesketh" <president at linux.org.au>
To: "Donna Benjamin" <donna at kattekrab.net>, "Linux Australia" <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au>
Sent: Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 5:12:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] Grant request: Venue hire and catering for Drupal8 Launch party

Hello Donna,

MOTION by JOSHUA HESKETH that Linux Australia approves the grant request
from DONNA BENJAMIN to the value of $1,000 to support the release party
for Drupal 8. The Council recognises Drupal as an important part of the
open source community and congratulates them on reaching this release
PASSED unanimously.

Congratulations once again and have a great release!

LA Council

On 09/11/15 13:53, Donna Benjamin wrote:
> Date: 9 November 2015
> Project Name: Drupal 8 Release Party
> Aim of Project: Celebrate the launch of Drupal 8
> Person Responsible for Request: Donna Benjamin
> Request: Dear Council and LA Community,
> I would like to request we use some of the operating surplus from DrupalSouth in Melbourne this year to cover venue hire and catering for a Melbourne Drupal 8 launch party.
> This has become something of a tradition in the Drupal community - there were launch parties all over the world in 2011 when Drupal 7 was released.
> Drupal 8 is due for release on November 19th. We are organising a party in Melbourne on the 20th.  This also co-incides with Global Training Day.
> We're planning a party for 40-80 people, and would like to provide substantial nibbles and celebratory cupcakes.  The venue requires us to commit to a minimum spend of $1000.  I will also be seeking sponsorship from companies in the Drupal community.  However, the Melbourne community are already organising a DrupalCamp for the following weekend, and I am conscious that many of the Usual Suspects have already committed support for that event, and I don't want to exhaust their goodwill.
> I ask Linux Australia to contribute $1000 - which ensures we meet the venue's minimum spend requirements, and that the volunteers organising this event will not be out of pocket if we can't raise funds from sponsors.
> I will be making some opening remarks at the party, and would mention Linux Australia's role in supporting not only the Drupal community, but all open source communities Australia. Promote the upcoming linux.conf.au in Geelong, shower LA in twitter kudos, and put the Linux Australia logo on our event website, which should be ready in a day or so.
> I realise there is less than the required 2 weeks until the event, so I also request the community provides their feedback quickly so council is able to make a timely decision, as I will need to work to find alternative funds to cover these costs.
> Thank you for considering this grant request.
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