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April 2012


 BIG TEN CLUB
 MASTER SCHEDULE

 DateEventLocationComment
4/15/12Leap Discounted Offer DeadlineThe LEAP FoundationBenefits Big Ten Club member families 
4/21/12LA FoodbankLA Food Bank,
Los Angeles
Annual community service outing
 5/15/12PERSON OF THE YEARTournament of Roses Wrigley Mansion,
Pasadena
 Honoring Wisconsin's Pat Richter & Derek Hildebrandt
 5/15/12LEAP Full Scholarship Deadline The LEAP Foundation 2 Free scholarships for members - $6,000 value 
 7/3/12Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Spectacular with Barry Manilow  Hollywood BowlFireworks, Hollywood Bowl, Manilow



UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS


LA Regional Foodbank Service Project

April 21st, 8:45am – 12pm
LA Regional Foodbank
1734 East 41st Street 
Vernon, CA

Sign up by April 18th at our eventbrite page
.

We have fun.  We do good.  We'd love you to volunteer with us Saturday morning, April 21st, for our Club's annual community service project at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.  Please RSVP by 4/18.

Our annual service project this year will be bigger and better than ever as it will be co-sponsored by the Michigan State, Northwestern and Wisconsin alumni clubs. So come on out and bring your friends, whether or not they have a Big Ten connection. All are welcome. As we’ve done in past years, we’ll help to sort, clean and repackage donated food items for distribution to other charitable agencies that serve needy clients throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.

Then, when we’re done around 12 Noon, as is our custom, we’ll head out to an optional, no host luncheon at a Mexican restaurant that’s close-by. The luncheon is always lots of fun and a great way to continue the conversations you’ll have started that morning with your fellow volunteers. If interested in lunch (no obligation), please indicate your plans on the registration form. 

This had turned into a wonderful tradition for the club – just ask anyone who’s volunteered in the past – and we look forward to having you join us. It makes for a rewarding morning, it’s free and you’ll receive good karma for another year.

And if you might like to support the good work of the Foodbank with a financial gift, you can do so by making an online donation at http://www.lafoodbank.org/.

Still not sure you want to join us? Then think about these cool reasons:

  • Make a positive difference for our Los Angeles community
  • It's not horrible...some even claim it to be fun  
  • Meet other good looking and smart Big Ten alumni
  • Advance the good name of the Big Ten Club of Southern California

Please note: the minimum age to volunteer is 14, no exceptions.

Questions? Jim Jacobs (NU) at wildcats76@verizon.net or call him at 626.334.5676 (home).

Sign up by April 18th at our eventbrite page.


Big Ten Club Person of the Year 2012

PAT RICHTER

IN HONOR OF THE WIDELY ACCLAIMED BEST ROSE BOWL GAME OF ALL TIME, WHICH OUR HONOREE STARRED IN, GET READY FOR A FESTIVE 1963 THEMED EVENING AND PROGRAM! 
Tuesday, May 15th, 6pm – 9:30pm

Tournament House, 391 Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105

Tournament House Website

PAT RICHTER is the former University of Wisconsin–Madison athletic director and football player. Among Richter's many successes as Athletic Director, he was responsible for hiring Barry Alvarez in 1990 as head football coach, restoring the Badgers football program to national prominence including 3 Rose Bowl titles.

Richter was one of Wisconsin's most-storied student-athletes. He was a nine-timeletterman (the last person to earn such a distinction in school history), lettering three times each in football, basketball and baseball. He was also an All-American tight end twice.  Richter set a Rose Bowl record with 11 catches for 163 yards in the 1963 game vs. No. 1-rated USC Trojans.

He was a first round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in the 1963 NFL Draft and went on to play eight seasons in Washington.

Richter is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, the Academic All-America Hall of Fame, the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. He was named to Sports Illustrated's NCAA Football All-Century Team.[1]

We welcome you to join us in honoring Mr. Richter for his stellar collegiate career, Professional Football career and tenure as a prominent Athletic Director.



Big Ten Club Member of the Year – Derek Hildebrandt

Derek Hildebrandt (Wisc 93') is a Big Ten Club Past President, 2007 and a Life Member.  Derek is a marketer and producer by trade, serving as Senior Vice President for SpyderLynk, a mobile marketing company with a patented SnapTag barcode technology.

Derek graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a double major in Economics and Psychology.

Derek emcees the Club's annual Rose Queen's Luncheon and was the former President of the Los Angeles Badgers.  In 1997, Derek founded the Greater Bucky Open, an annual charity outing in Wisconsin raising money for the UW Children’s Hospital and student mascot program.  Derek entertained Wisconsin Badger fans as the university's mascot Bucky Badger.  He is married to his wife Ashley and enjoys life in the South Bay.

Details:
Pasadena Tournament 
Wrigley Mansion
391 Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
http://www.tournamentofroses.com/PasadenaTournamentofRoses/TheHouse.aspx

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
6-7             Cocktail Reception & Docent Tours
7-9:15       Program and Dinner
9:15-9:30 Scholarship Auction

$68 Big Ten Club Member and guest
$78 Non Big Ten Club Members
$15 Big Ten Club membership


LEAP Foundation Scholarship Offer to BTC Members

Scholarship Offer Available until May 15th

Discounted offer available until April 15th

Dear Club Members, 

The Big Ten Club continually strives to provide unique benefits and opportunities for our membership. 

Club Member Tony Granados has generously agreed to donate two all expenses paid scholarships to an award-winning youth leadership and development program that delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for young adults (ages 15-24).  This is an almost $6,000 value!

“What is YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD doing this summer to prepare for the rest of their life?” 

These 2 scholarships will cover the deserving students’ tuition, room, board, and material during the 2012 LEAP Program.  To learn more about the LEAP Program & Scholarship requirements, please visit their website The LEAP Foundation.  To apply, please fill out the application here, http://bit.ly/Iy1OHV (URL shortened).

In addition to the two scholarships, Tony is also offering an unpublicized $1,000 discount to interested Club members and their families.  The fee to attend the program is normally $2,997, however, with this Club discount, the final tuition is reduced to $1,997 per student.  Everything the participant needs including lodging & food is incorporated into the cost of the program.  This offer is available for the family of Big Ten Club Members (Children & Grandchildren) until April 15th.
 
To take advantage of this opportunity, please call LEAP's Executive Director, Tony Granados, and let him know that you would like to apply for the scholarship or enroll your child/grandchild using the "Big Ten Club Discount".   Tony may be reached directly at (310) 553-5200.
 
The Big Ten Club of Southern California is proud to offer this unique benefit to support you and your family's future success.
GO BIG TEN CLUB!

Best Regards,
The Big Ten Club Board of Directors



Big Ten Club Night at the Hollywood Bowl Presents: July 3rd Fireworks Spectacular with Barry Manilow!

July 3rd, 5-7pm (Picnic) – 7:30pm (Concert)
Hollywood Bowl
2301 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
RSVP by May 29th

JULY 3rd FIREWORKS SHOW AT THE BOWL ROCKS!  

Grab some friends, show up early, bring bottle of wine & a picnic basket, and enjoy the company of good Midwestern schooled folk.

This annual celebration includes patriotic music, special guest star Barry Manilow, and awesome fireworks.   

5:00PM-7:00PM Picnic at Camrose Park - we have a spot reserved directly adjacent to the Hollywood Bowl parking lot.

7:30pm Concert

Seat type:  'Super Seats'
Location:  Section H & J1 

Questions?  Call Len Roth, Event Chairman, 818-609-7575 x242, fnclpro@aol.com









Big Ten Club Contact Cards - Now Available

Big Ten Club Members -- We printed brand new Club business cards for our members to have and pass out to interested parties and prospective members.  We also established a permanent BTC mailing address and phone number for contacts.  Besides welcoming our newest Nebraska members, these cards are excellent for chance meetings and to get people interested in the Big Ten Club.  Send an email with your mailing address to secretary@bigtenclub.com and we'll send you some....help us spread the good word about the Big Ten Club!!!!




Big Ten Club Website – Help Wanted

Our Webmaster Steven Green will be President next year, and he'll have plenty to do for the Club.  We are thinking of redoing the website and asking for a volunteer who can add content regularly and keep it updated.  This is a very important part of our updated Communication plan, and help here would be very useful and greatly appreciated.  The ideal person would have web design experience, a little graphic art knowledge and 3-4 hours a month available to help the Club.  Please contact Alan Freeman, Communications Committee Chair at afreeman@bestOCevents.com or cell (714) 390-5190 if you would like to help in this important position.





LOCAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BIG TEN ALUMNI EVENTS & INFO



UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Chicago Booth All-University Happy Hour: An Evening with Booth Forecast Speaker Mark Kiesel, MBA'96 

Wednesday, 4/11 at 7pm

Chicago Booth Business Forecasts have been celebrated by offering predictions to hundreds of alumni from renowned Chicago experts. However, tonight we'll have a distinguished forecast speaker all to ourselves. Alumni are invited to join Booth forecast... more

A Window Between Worlds Volunteer Event 

Saturday, 4/21 at 10:30am

A Window Between Worlds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence. Join us for a day of service preparing art materials used at the creative healing art workshops for battered women and children. Join for an hour... more


Mayme A. Clayton Collection of African American Culture and History: Tour and Screening 

Saturday, 4/28 at 2pm

Please join us as we visit the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City. We will be touring the collection, the largest privately held assemblage of its kind in the world and second in size and scholarship only to the Schomburg Collection ... more


Law School Reunion Weekend 

Friday, 5/4 – Sunday, 5/6

Each spring, Law School alumni celebrating milestone reunions return to Chicago for Reunion Weekend, where they have a chance to reconnect with classmates, hear updates about the Law School, take part in faculty lectures, and enjoy activities around ... more



UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

www.laillini.com

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (OC)

www.orangecountyillini.org


UPCOMING EVENTS



UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

www.iowalum.com/losangeles




INDIANA UNIVERSITY

 http://alumni.indiana.edu/chapters/la/

Facebook: Indiana Alumni in Southern California

Join us on Facebook for invites to all our events, including last minute game watch events.

You may also reach out to our local chapter president, Paul Davidovac at pauldavidovac@gmail.com.

We are happy to announce our new Vice President of the Indiana University Alumni Association of Los Angeles, Lucas Vaal.  He can be reached at lucasvaal@gmail.com.


UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

www.umclubla.com
Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/group


Michigan Professionals Group

Wednesday, April 11th - 7:00 a.m.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
2049 Century Park East, 38th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067  

The second monthly meeting of Michigan Professionals will take place at 7:00 a.m. on April 11, 2012. Over 60 people attended the inaugural meeting and we're hoping to break that mark at this meeting. If you haven't yet heard about us, Michigan Professionals is a U of M alumni group specifically focused on no-frills business networking. We don't schmooze or aimlessly wander from one person to the next in these meetings; this is hard core networking for those who want to build their businesses and increase their bottom line. Breakfast will be served. Please plan on arriving at 6:45 a.m. as there was a huge backup in the lobby at the last meeting. 

Coaches' Luncheon Special for Members: If you are a PAID MEMBER of the Professional Networking Group and will be in attendance at the April and May breakfast you will have the opportunity at those meetings to buy general admission priced tickets for Coaches' Luncheon and the PRO-Network Group will upgrade you to be seated with them at their reserved VIP table. Bring a check made out to the University of Michigan Alumni Club Los Angeles to the next Pro-Networking meeting on April 11th. The prize for the April 11th trivia contest is a ticket to the Coaches' Luncheon. Watch for more detail in the next e-blast.

Note: YOU MUST PAY IN ADVANCE to attend the meetings by clicking and registering on the following link:

http://umclubla.umclubs.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=42&cntnt01returnid=54  

If you do not pay in advance, security will not have your name in the lobby and you will not be allowed up to the 38th floor.

Questions?  Comments?  Contact Bradley I. Kramer at bkramer@biklaw.com


Reading to Kids
Friday, April 14th
Esperanza Elementary School 
680 Little Street 
Los Angeles, California 90017 
(213) 484-0326 (213) 484-0326

Reading to Kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success. When signing up choose Esperanza Elementary School to volunteer with your fellow Michigan alumni! 

Visit http://readingtokids.org for more information. 


Private Cooking (and eating) Party NEW DATE AND NEW PRICE
Venue: Catchlight Studios - 633 N. La Brea
Saturday night, April 28th
6-10pm
AAUM Members and Non-Members: $70
Register online today: 
http://umclubla.umclubs.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=41

Due to an unexpected scheduling issue on the part of the Old Town Cooking School, we had to reschedule our party to April 28. Since the error was theirs, they have provided way for us to offer the same price to members and non-members.

Join us as we gather in a very special space at Catchlight Studios to learn to cook! The Old Town Cooking School will provide us with a hands-on experience to help us master the art of home cooking. Last year, we held our first cooking event at their location in Pasadena and had such a great time that we've decided to do it again. This time, the location is conveniently located at Catchlight Studios on La Brea. We will prepare and eat a five-course Italian meal (plus appetizers and wine) at this private party held especially for Michigan alums.

Space for this event is very limited.

Please RSVP to: Sheryl@umclubla.com

Cycle for LA's Best
Saturday, May 5th
David Barton Gym in West LA
12 pm - 4 pm
Join the UofM Club of LA and sign up to Cycle 4 LA's BEST on May 5 at the brand new David Barton Gym opening in West LA!

Cycle 4 LA's BEST is a cycling fundraiser for the 28,000 kids in the LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program.  Teams of two people cycle for 50 minutes each, followed by a reception and awards ceremony. The first team to raise $2,000 will win two round-trip tickets anywhere in the US courtesy of JetBlue. And all participating teams who raise at least $250 receive a gift bag. It's a great way to feel good and do good, so grab your friends and get going!

Register your team today!  (Please consider creating a University of Michigan themed team so there is lots of Maize and Blue at the event!)

If you would like to support this cause, but cannot participate please click on the following link to make a donation to the U of M Club of LA’s fundraising page:
www.active.com/donate/lasbest2012/TheFab2

ALL PROCEEDS go to LA’s BEST, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. 


UM COACHES’ TOUR!
Wednesday, May 23rd 
Los Angeles Athletic Club 
431 West 7th Street – Los Angeles, CA 90014

ome meet Coaches BRADY HOKE, JOHN BEILEIN, and DAVE BRANDON!

The COACHES’ Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser is coming to Los Angeles! This is a very special opportunity to join your U of M Club of LA in an unforgettable luncheon with Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke, Michigan men's basketball head coach John Beilein, and Michigan's director of athletics Dave Brandon.

TICKET SALES PROCESS SALES SCHEDULE:

·       April 6th – “A-Maizing” Sponsorship Tables - $1500-$2000

·       April 14 – May 3rd - VIP Tables sales - $1200

·       April 16 – May 3rd - VIP individual seats -$100

·       April 30 – May 16th - Student tickets available - ($TBD)

·       May 3rd – May 16 - General admission - $55 member / $75 non-member

DRESS CODE: LA Athletic Club has a dress code.  
Business Attire: Men: Suit or slacks with sport coat and tie. Women: Dress, pant suit, suit or coordinated ensemble.

Any questions please contact UM.coach.tour@hotmail.com 

UM Orange County 

http://umaoc.umclubs.com/

04/29/12
Alumni Association Community Service Day
Sunday, April 29:  Volunteer at Mary’s Kitchen, Costa Mesa
Serve food or work in kitchen, 7:30am – Noon
RSVP to Alveris Corson, 949.786.8217 or acorson@cox.net



MICHIGAN
 STATE UNIVERSITY

Los Angeles: 
http://www.msula.net/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/group (LA Group)  www.facebook.com/#!/groups/ (Hollywood Group) 

E Mail: MSULosAngeles@gmail.com


NEW GAME WATCH LOCATION

The Casting Office Bar & Grill - Now owned by a MSU Alumni!
3575 Cahuenga Blvd West
Los Angeles, CA  90068 
http://castingoffice.net/

Orange County:
http://www.michiganstate.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44280012668
Contact: Aimee Bolen, (517) 230-9577,  email aimeebolen@yahoo.com


May 21, 2012
2012 MSU OC Alumni Club Golf Outing Dinner/Fundraiser

Michigan State University - Orange County Game Watch Locations:

Central & Coastal Orange County - Rudy's Pub & Grill, 3110 Newport Blvd,  Newport Beach
Phone: 949-723-0293   www.RudysPubandGrill.com

South Orange County - Players Sports Grill, 24401 Ridge Route Dr. #B105, Laguna Hills
Phone: 949-588-5973    www.psgrill.com 

North Orange County/Long Beach- Buster's Beach House, 168 N. Marina Dr., Long Beach
Phone: 562-598-9431    www.BustersBeachHouse.com




UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA


Not yet a UMAA member?  You can also join or renew your membership in the University of Minnesota Alumni Association through our website.  Scroll down to the bottom of this link and you will find links to the membership forms for new and renewing members.  Make sure to use campaign code NP4LA when you register! 



UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA

CFN Hotline Number: 949-651-9174 - email CFN
P.O. Box 51986 Irvine, CA 92619

2012 CFN Annual Picnic July 21

The annual summer picnic will be held this year on Saturday, July 21st from 11 am to 3 pm at William R. Mason Regional Park in Irvine. 

An Opportunity Drawing for official Husker gear will be held at 2:00 (drawing benefits the CFN Scholarship Fund). Food and soft drinks will be provided. The menu is hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages and a variety of snacks. Bring your family and friends for a day of talking football and getting acquainted with your fellow Nebraskans.

Mason Regional Park

Picnic Area 1
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tel: 949-923-2220
Address: 18712 University Dr.
Irvine, CA

Cost: Day use parking: $5.00 per car. 
Suggested CFN donation $5.00

 

 

 

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS 

 Renew Your 2012 Membership Today 
Still only $25 
Support the CFN Scholarship Fund 

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS




NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

nuclubofla.org
Facebook:
 http://www.facebook.com/nuclubofla
Email: Info@NUClubOfLA.org 

 




UPCOMING EVENTS
Community Service at L.A. Regional Food Bank: April 21, 2012

GAME WATCH LOCATION

Join local L.A. Alumni for ‘Cats Football Every Saturday @ Rush Street Bar & Grill – upper loft
9546 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA

Go Cats!!!



OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY



GAME WATCH LOCATIONS



PENN STATE UNIVERSITY 

Los Angeles:  psula.org
Facebook: 
PSU LA – South Bay

Orange County: www.psuoc.com
Facebook: 
Psu Oc (page profile)
Penn State Alumni Association Orange County Chapter  (group)

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Save The Date: 22nd Annual Community Service Day for Hillsides
Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 9:00am
Sign up today for our 22nd annual Community Service Project with Hillsides in Pasadena. It's a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with your fellow Penn Staters and help out a fantastic organization!

 

MEMBERSHIP

Our mission is to connect alumni to the University and to each other, provide valued services and benefits to members, and support the University's mission of teaching, research and service.  Members receive discounts & exclusive offers, newsletters, access to online alumni networking information, special advance invitations, and a unique connection to the Penn State Family of Alums throughout the Los Angeles area.

Visit this website to register. The LA Chapter receives $50.00 for every life member who joins the National Alumni Association.  Please include the Chapter code 'ALF' as the reference code when you sign up for membership.  For more info: membership@psula.org

ORANGE COUNTY UPDATE:

www.psuoc.com

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS



ocpsu.com

PENN STATE BLUE / WHITE GAME

Penn State will hold its 2012 Blue White football scrimmage on Saturday, April 21st at Beaver Stadium.  You can watch it locally with other Penn State alumni and fans.  Wear PSU Blue, White or Blue and White!

Kick-off is 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Buffalo Wild Wings
14110 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92604
Culver at the 5 Freeway (949) 872-2999
It’s a great chance for football fans to get a look at the new 2012 squad.  This year's Blue-White Weekend will launch the celebration of 126 years of Penn State Football.http://www.statecollege.com/calendar/detail.php?id=22184

 

Help us prepare for the event by sending an RSVP to:

dick@dickjantzer.com

OCCPSAA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • April 21st- Volunteer Opportunity in Huntington Beach
  • April 24th- OCPSU Board Meeting
  • May 22nd- OCPSU Board Meeting
  • June 2nd- Pennsylvania Dutch Dinner
  • June 26th- OCPSU Board Meeting
  • June 29th- Wine Trolley (Details to come)

MEMBERSHIP

Chapter membership is annual from July 1 to June 30 but new members are welcome any time! Dues are $20/individual and $30/couple, and support chapter administration, events and the Endowed Scholarship Fund.  Please check the website for updated dues information and the 2010-11 Membership Application.

Board meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every month at HDR Engineering Office, 3230 El Camino Real, Suite 200 in Irvine.  Meetings are open to all members. For further information or to RSVP, contact Andy Dale, andy@psuoc.com, (717) 512-9597 prior to each meeting date.  

 


PURDUE UNIVERSITY

www.purduealum.org/laclub

Facebook:www.facebook.com/PurdueAlumniClubofLAandOC
purduealumnicluboflaandoc@gmail.com

 




 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 

 labadgers.com
 Facebook:
 http://www.facebook.com/labadgers
 Twitter: @labadgers 
 Contact: Rob Webb, 858-722-4574, labadgers@gmail.com 

ALL UPDATES visit www.labadgers.com




UPCOMING EVENTS

Spring 
4/14 - 
Sifting and Winnowing American Popular Music with Ben Sidran 
4/21 - 
LA Food Bank - Volunteer
4/28 - Crazy Legs - Hermosa Beach
5/1 - Q2 Leadership Meeting 
5/23 -
Founders Day - LA Brea Tar Pits
5/30 - 
Brewers vs. Dodgers 

For folks who like an extra reminder, LA Badgers send an evite about a week prior to most events. All the information contained in the evite is on the website. Please email Robert at labadgers@gmail.com if would like to be added to the distribution list.  ON WISCONSIN!


UW Orange County

http://www.uwalumni.com/OrangeCounty

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, April 14th: OC Badgers Hike 10 AM at O'Neil Park in Laguna Canyon; RSVP to Emily Sauter by April 13th!

Saturday, April 21st: LA Foodbank 2012 with Big Ten Club from 8:45 AM to Noon at the LA Regional Food Bank. Come out to help sort, clean and repackage donated food items for distribution to other charitable agencies that serve needy clients throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. This great event is co-sponsored by the Michigan State, Northwestern and Wisconsin alumni clubs. CLICK HERE for more information and to RSVP.




CHICAGO – ILLINOIS – INDIANA – IOWA – MICHIGAN – MICHIGAN STATE – MINNESOTA 

NEBRASKA - NORTHWESTERN – OHIO STATE – PENN STATE – PURDUE – WISCONSIN

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