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Great Lakes Geek Annual Magnum Holiday Party

Magnum Computers
Annual Holiday Party
Emperor's Palace
December 14, 2022

We're back! After missing a couple of years because of Covid, the annual Magnum holiday lunch took place on Wednesday December 14, 2022 at the historic Emperor's Palace restaurant in Old Chinatown (21st and Rockwell). The Emperor's Palace opened up just for us (they are closed during the week) and served delicious food in their beautiful restaurant.

Emperor's Palace

For about 20 years we have invited 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.

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

We limited the event to about 70 people because there are still virus concerns. And it was sad that this was the first Magnum Holiday Lunch without our beloved mother Pat Hanson but we know she was looking down on us and happy.

Guests left with a parting gift from Margaret Wong and a hardcover copy of the new book by Dr. Michael Roizen, Albert Ratner and Peter Linneman called The Great Age Reboot.

Want to be invited next year? Let's do some positive things together next year. Take a look at the bottom of the page.

We didn't get photos of everyone but here are some of the 2022 guests.

Dick Pogue and Alex Machaskee

Dick Pogue and Alex Machaskee


Margaret Wong

Margaret Wong

Ed Jerse and Basil Russo

Ed Jerse and Basil Russo


Jacqueline Muhammad

Jacqueline Muhammad


Dawn Kendrick and Ingrida Bublys

Dawn Kendrick and Ingrida Bublys


US District Court Judge Dan Polster

US District Court Judge Dan Polster


Irene Morrow and Jose Feliciano

Irene Morrow and Jose Feliciano


Councilman Mike Polensek

Councilman Mike Polensek


Jessica Davis and Ron Copfer

Jessica Davis and Ron Copfer


Dan Hanson speaking

Dan Hanson

Peter Lawson Jones

Peter Lawson Jones


Pamela Dorazio Dean

Pamela Dorazio Dean


Pierre Bejjani and Jane Alexander

Pierre Bejjani and Jane Alexander


Oanh Loi-Powell

Oanh Loi-Powell


Mayor Ron Falconi and Gia Hoa Ryan

Mayor Ron Falconi and Gia Hoa Ryan


Rania Abbadi and Lisa Wong

Rania Abbadi and Lisa Wong


Sheila Murphy Crawford

Sheila Murphy Crawford


Gordon Priemer

Gordon Priemer


Kim Kirkendall

Kim Kirkendall


Mickey Coyne

Mickey Coyne


Victor Ruiz, Jessica Davis and Ron Copfer

Victor Ruiz, Jessica Davis and Ron Copfer


Anoop

Anoop


Fred Zwich

Fred Zwich


Deepa and AJ Rao and Mary Quinn

Deepa and AJ Rao and Mary Quinn


Judge Ralph Perk Jr.

Judge Ralph Perk Jr.


James Crawford

James Crawford


Michael Powell

Michael Powell


Jose Feliciano, Ingrida Bublys, Dick Pogue, Alex Machaskee, Lou Frangos

Jose Feliciano, Ingrida Bublys, Dick Pogue, Alex Machaskee, Lou Frangos


Larry Miller

Larry Miller


Ed O'Shaben

Ed O'Shaben


George Burke, Jennifer Fierabend, Mayor Falconi

George Burke, Jennifer Fierabend, Mayor Falconi


Mehmet Gencer

Mehmet Gencer


Gerry Quinn

Gerry Quinn


Michael Patterson and Joseph Volpe

Michael Patterson and Joseph Volpe


Jessica Davis and Ron Copfer

Jessica Davis and Ron Copfer


Dr. Maria Pujana

Dr. Maria Pujana


Anoop Jr.

Anoop Jr.


Larry Miller, Joe Meissner, George Koussa,Maria Pujana, Gia Hoa Ryan, Joseph Volpe and Tom Similie

Larry Miller, Joe Meissner, George Koussa, Maria Pujana, Gia Hoa Ryan, Joseph Volpe and Tom Similie


Mayor Ron Falconi

Mayor Ron Falconi


Rania Abbadi and John Lewis

Rania Abbadi and John Lewis


Mickey Coyne and Gerry Quinn

Mickey Coyne and Gerry Quinn


Joe Meissner

Joe Meissner


August Pust

August Pust


Lori Ashyk

Lori Ashyk


Mary Bejjani

Mary Bejjani


Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan


Margaret Wong and Annie Pu

Margaret Wong and Annie Pu


Jennifer Fierabend, Mickey Coyne, Mehmet Gencer and George Burke

Jennifer Fierabend, Mickey Coyne, Mehmet Gencer and George Burke


AJ Rao, Gerry Quinn, Deepa Rao and Mary Quinn

AJ Rao, Gerry Quinn, Deepa Rao and Mary Quinn


Maria Pujana, Kim Kirkendall and Annie Pu

Maria Pujana, Kim Kirkendall and Annie Pu


George Koussa, August Pust, Margaret Wong, Annie Pu and Mehmet Gencer

George Koussa, August Pust, Margaret Wong, Annie Pu and Mehmet Gencer


Want to be invited next year? Let's do some positive things together next year on one of the projects (below) we are working on or something new.

  • Computers Assisting People (CAP) Inc. which has refurbished and donated over 20,000 PCs to over 500 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 for organizations that need a speaker on a variety of topics and those interested in speaking.
  • 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.
  • ClevelandMen.Com for the boys and men in our lives. Sports, veterans, tools and more.
  • ClevelandPets.Com for the four-legged (and other) members of our families.
  • Fun with Maps our series on interesting places in the world.
  • Cleveland Tech History telling the important contributions of Clevelanders.
  • And some more projects we are working on

Let's talk.


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