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April 2013

4/9Person of the Year Dinner
Wrigley Mansion
391 Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Big Ten Members, Friends, Family, Tournament of Roses
 4/20Big Ten Annual Food Bank Community Service Event co-sponsored by Northwestern Club
Los Angels Regional Food Bank
1734 East 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90058 
Big Ten Club Members, Alumni, Friends Weclome!!
 7/34th of July Celebration - Josh Groban co-sponsored by Penn State
Hollywood Bowl
BTC Annual Concert & Picnic

Big Ten Club Person of the Year Recap

Another excellent year of club events came to a close at the Tournament House celebrating our Person of the Year, Mark Murphy, and Member of the Year, Jim Jacobs. Jim was honored for his substantial contributions and value to the Big Ten Club, and we even heard a little about the amazing Packers room at his house. Mr. Murphy shared some funny stories, some of the lessons he has learned about leadership, and some of the issues he is currently tackling as President & CEO of the Green Bay Packers.

Immediate past president Marc Goldsmith revived the classic club tradition of giving past presidents their blue jacket, giving past presidents Steven Green and Joan McLane their jackets. Marc then graciously accepted his own blue jacket. The night ended with another tradition when some amazing Packers, Northwestern, and Redskins gear was auctioned off for the LA Northwestern Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.  We all look forward to what next year will bring and welcome our new club president Kelly Reynolds.


Big Ten Club Community Service Project:

LA Regional Food Bank

 Where: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, 1734 East 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90058

When: Saturday April 20th, 8:45am – 12 Noon

Why:  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

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

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, far from it, some even claim it’s fun (and it is!).

·       Meet other good looking and smart Big Ten alumni

·    Advance the (very) good name of the Big Ten Club of Southern California.     

How: Online RSVP


July 3rd Fireworks Show at the Hollywood 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 Josh Groban, and awesome fireworks.   

Pre-Concert Picnic - 5pm-7pm

Location: Camrose Park - we tables reserved directly adjacent to the Hollywood Bowl parking lot.

BTC will provide:  limited Hor d'oeuvres  and beverages 

Ticket Pick-up:  Tickets will be distributed during the Pre-Concert Picnic

Concert - 7:30pm - 10pm

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

Tickets:  Ticket priority is based on sale date.  Purchase tickets together to ensure adjacent seating

Questions?  Len Roth, Event Chairman, 818-609-7575 x242,


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Big Ten Club Contact Cards
2012-13 Version 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.  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 and we'll send you us spread the good word about the Big Ten Club!!!!