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Great Lakes Geek Annual Magnum Holiday Party

Magnum Computers
Annual Holiday Party
Bo Loong - December 7, 2017

Each year we like to gather an eclectic group of friends and business associates for a holiday lunch. No, it's not just techies. Media, non-profits, politicians, business, cultural - they were all represented.

The food and atmosphere at Bo Loong at 38th and St. Clair is always terrific and our 75 guests maxed out the party room.

The attendees are involved in one or more of the projects that we are involved in such as:

  • Computers Assisting People (CAP) Inc. which has refurbished and donated over 15,000 PCs to over 450 schools and non-profits in Cleveland.
  • ClevelandPeople.com where we celebrate the 100+ ethnic groups in the area and make it a more attractive destination for immigrant talent as well as showing what a cool and diverse city we live in.
  • ClevelandSpeakers.com which has grown, by popular demand, from a section on GreatLakesGeek to its own website with some great speakers and topics.
  • Cleveland101.com which was intended to give visiting reporters some interesting stories during the RNC and Cavs championship run but has evolved into a collection of great Cleveland stories, firsts and landmarks.
  • ClevelandCooks.com which is for foodies, chefs and wannabe chefs as we celebrate how Cleveland has become a foodie town with great chefs and restaurants.
  • Cleveland Food Adventurers a group that visits local ethnic restaurants and learns about the food and culture while enjoying camaraderie and a great meal.
  • ClevelandSeniors.com for the 50 and over crowd and those who care for and about them.
  • ClevelandWomen.Com for girls and women of all ages in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio
  • Cleveland International Hall of Fame which recognizes lifetimes of important and enduring contributions to Cleveland's multi cultural communities.
  • GreatLakesGeek.com. The business, science and technology information on GreatLakesGeek.com is becoming more essential as many of our longtime favorite print publications have disappeared or cut back.
  • Magnum Computers Inc. where we try and earn some $ so we can volunteer more for CAP and support our other projects. (grin)
  • ClevelandPets.Com for the four-legged (and other) members of our families.
  • And some more projects we are working on

When asked what the diverse group of guests had in common, some reflection made it clear that they, like us, love Cleveland. Most have had many opportunities to work and live in other cities. But we have all chosen to be here because we believe in the city.

As attendees introduced themselves, this became evident and all were impressed by the positive outlooks expressed.

And though the techies naturally gravitated to their own area, as did the media, international, political and other types of guests the fun was when seemingly unconnected people discovered a thread that connected them to someone else in the room.

Want to be invited next year? Let's do some positive things together next year.
Let's talk.

Enjoy these photos taken by Harry Weller and Anjan Ghose (random order) of some of the 2017 guests. Sorry to those who are not in any of the photos.


Group at Magnum Party at Bo Loong


Group at Magnum Party at Bo Loong


Group at Magnum Party at Bo Loong


News anchor Russ Mitchell and Weatherman Brad Sussman

Russ Mitchell and Brad Sussman


Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano


Jim Cookinham and Dan Walsh

Jim Cookinham and Dan Walsh


Joe Lamantia and Anila Nicklos

Joe Lamantia and Anila Nicklos


Joshua Edmonds

Joshua Edmonds


Les Roberts

Les Roberts


Lou McMahon

Lou McMahon


Councilman Tony Brancatelli

Councilman Tony Brancatelli


Victor Ruiz

Victor Ruiz


Paramjit Singh

Paramjit Singh


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Ken Kovach, Nada Martinovic, Sheila Murphy Crawford and Asim Datta

Ken Kovach, Nada Martinovic,
Sheila Murphy Crawford and Asim Datta


Dan Hanson

Dan Hanson


Councilman Matt Zone

Councilman Matt Zone


Maria Pujana

Maria Pujana


Xuhong Zhang and Oanh Loi Powell

Xuhong Zhang and Oanh Loi Powell


Michael Byun

Michael Byun


Debbie, Dan and Pat Hanson

Debbie, Dan and Pat Hanson


Ingrida Bublys

Ingrida Bublys


Joshua Edmonds

Joshua Edmonds


Dan McMullen

Dan McMullen


Gia Hoa Ryan

Gia Hoa Ryan


Kevin Goodman

Kevin Goodman


Gerry Quinn

Gerry Quinn


Judge Ralph Perk Jr.

Judge Ralph Perk Jr.


Debbie Hanson

Debbie Hanson


Tom Scanlon and Alex Lackey

Tom Scanlon and Alex Lackey


Ron Rerko and SM Colette Taylor

Ron Rerko and SM Colette Taylor


Pierre Bejjani

Pierre Bejjani


Jim Cookinham

Jim Cookinham


Joe Meissner

Joe Meissner


Oanh Loi Powell

Oanh Loi Powell


Mike Hardy

Mike Hardy


Sister Anne Maline, Director of Metro Catholic School

Sister Anne Maline, Director of Metro Catholic School


Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan


Rich Crepage and Russ Mitchell

Rich Crepage and Russ Mitchell


Councilman Brian Cummins

Councilman Brian Cummins


Alex Desberg and Gabe Torok

Alex Desberg and Gabe Torok


Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson


Xuhong Zhang

Xuhong Zhang


August Pust

August Pust


Ed Oshaben

Ed Oshaben


Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh


Hugo Urizar, Maria Pujana and Sheila Crawford

Hugo Urizar, Maria Pujana and Sheila Crawford


Nada Martinovic

Nada Martinovic


Irene Morrow

Irene Morrow


Anila Nicklos

Anila Nicklos


Dan Hanson

Dan Hanson


Gia Hoa Ryan and Pat Hanson

Gia Hoa Ryan and Pat Hanson


Ed Jerse


Lisa Wong, Nada Martinovic, Oanh Loi Powell and Gia Hoa Ryan

Lisa Wong, Nada Martinovic,
Oanh Loi Powell and Gia Hoa Ryan


Group at Magnum party at Bo Loong


Ed Oshaben, Tim Ryan, Sister Miles, Sister Anne Maline, Ron Rerko and Mike Miller

Ed Oshaben, Tim Ryan, Sister Miles,
Sister Anne Maline, Ron Rerko and Mike Miller


Ken Kovach and Brian Cummins

Ken Kovach and Brian Cummins


Joe Meissner. Gerry Quinn, Tom Scanlon and Ed Jerse

Joe Meissner. Gerry Quinn, Tom Scanlon and Ed Jerse


John Lewis, Dan Walsh, Dan Hanson, Dan McMullen and Mike Hardy

John Lewis, Dan Walsh, Dan Hanson,
Dan McMullen and Mike Hardy


Paramjit and Linda Singh and Alex Lackey

Paramjit and Linda Singh and Alex Lackey


Kevin Goodman, Joe Lamantia, Anila Nicklos and Asim Datta

Kevin Goodman, Joe Lamantia,
Anila Nicklos and Asim Datta


Romas and Ingrida Bublys

Romas and Ingrida Bublys


Rich Crepage, Sister Maline, Sister Miles and Richard Eastburn

Rich Crepage, Sister Maline, Sister Miles and Richard Eastburn


Roberta Morrow and Tony Brancatelli

Roberta Morrow and Tony Brancatelli


Debbie Hanson

Debbie Hanson


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Michael Patterson and Oanh Loi Powell

Michael Patterson and Oanh Loi Powell


Brad Sussman and Jose Feliciano

Brad Sussman and Jose Feliciano


SM Colette Taylor, Alex Desberg, Gabe Torok and John Hill

SM Colette Taylor, Alex Desberg,
Gabe Torok and John Hill


Dan Walsh and Victor Ruiz

Dan Walsh and Victor Ruiz


Dan Hanson

Dan Hanson


Jim Cookinham, Joe Lamantia and Chris Thompson

Jim Cookinham, Joe Lamantia and Chris Thompson


Paramjit Singh, Victor Ruiz and Gordon Priemer

Paramjit Singh, Victor Ruiz and Gordon Priemer


Joshua Edmonds

Joshua Edmonds


Jim Cookinham and Dan Hanson

Jim Cookinham and Dan Hanson


Kevin Goodman and Joe Lamantia

Kevin Goodman and Joe Lamantia


August Pust and Rocky Perk

August Pust and Rocky Perk


Linda Singh

Linda Singh


Debbie, Dan and Pat Hanson and Pat (Hanson) Mugridge

Debbie, Dan and Pat Hanson and Pat (Hanson) Mugridge


Jim Cookinham, Chris Thompson and Dan McMullen

Jim Cookinham, Chris Thompson and Dan McMullen


Neil Mohney

Neil Mohney


Joe Lamantia and Ron Rerko

Joe Lamantia and Ron Rerko


A moment of silence was held to remember and pray for our friend Laura Fruscella, pictured here at the 2016 Magnum Holiday Lunch. RIP Laura.

Linguist Laura Fruscella

Laura Fruscella




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Want to be invited next year? Let's do some positive things together next year.
Let's talk.


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