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April 2014 Newsletter

Big Ten Club
Master Schedule

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May 14, 2014

Q2 Board of Directors’ Meeting


4089 Lincoln Blvd.

Marina del Ray, CA 90232

Open to all

May 28, 2014

Big Ten Club Mixer hosted by LA Tasters Foodie Group.

Season's 52 

10250 Santa Monica Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90067 

Enjoy the newest wines in the house on one of the most amazing patios in Los Angeles to mingle with fellow Big Ten Club Alumni and LA Tasters members. 

July 3, 2014

Hollywood Bowl with Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

1734 East 41st St.

Los Angeles, CA

Pre-show picnic at Camrose Park, RSVP before Friday May 16, co-sponsored with Penn State

August 3, 2014

Cubs / Dodgers Game

Dodger Stadium

Open to all

President's Letter

Message from BTC President – Robert Webb

Big Ten Club Members:

Spring is here, which is a perfect time to host a mixer. Lisa Winger, club secretary, is organizing a Big Ten Club mixer in partnership with the LA Tasters Group on May 28th. This event is only $20 and includes Appetizers, Wine, Desert and great company.  Hope to see you there!!   
Big thank you Lisa, Gary, and Jim for organizing last month’s events.  The feedback was outstanding and another reason why it’s great to be part of the Big Ten Club.

  • Lisa Winger - Big Ten Basketball Championship Game viewing party
  • Gary Werkheiser - Lights Camera Cure
  • Jim Jacobs - LA Foodbank

REMINDER: New Officer Contact Info
Robert Webb –
Alvin Chang –
Emily Sauter –
Lisa Winger –

5/28 - Big Ten Club Mixer hosted by LA Tasters Foodie Group

LA Tasters Foodie Group welcomes the Big Ten Club to their monthly wine and food social mixer at  Seasons 52 in Century City.  Come enjoy generous wine pours, flatbreads, dessert minis, and a raffle  — all for $20, which includes tax and tip plus a portion of every ticket goes to a local food bank, making it the best deal in town to mix, mingle and help others. Tickets will be $25 at the door.   

7/3 - Hollywood Bowl (Tickets must be purchased by 5/16)
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 stars Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers, and awesome fireworks.   

8/3 - Big Ten Day at Dodgers Stadium - Cubs vs. Dodgers
Bring your family and friends to Big Ten Day at the Dodgers Stadium!  Enjoy the Chicago v. Cubs game and mix & mingle with other Big Ten folks!  Our seats are right next to the Cubs bullpen!

8/9 -  Big Ten Beach Party – SAVE THE DATE
Join the Big Ten Club, Big Ten Alumni and Friends for some Beach and Bar fun.  With football season just around the corner, this event is a great way to reinvigorate the Big Ten spirit and rivalry.  Last year we have over 150 people!! 

As always, I would like to welcome our new members to the Big Ten Club Family and also thank our renewing members for their continual support. Click Here to Join/Renew.

Want to get involved with the club?  The next Board of Directors meeting is 5/14. Members are welcome to attend.  RSVP Today

Robert Webb
President – Big Ten Club of Southern California
Wisconsin Alumni

Upcoming Club Events

Wednesday, May 14

2014 Q2 Board of Directors' Meeting

Attend the Big Ten Club Directors' Meeting!

RSVP for the Q2 Board of Directors' Meeting Today!


11326 W Pico Blvd.

West Los Angeles, CA 90064

Bring ideas, provide feedback and share insights

Great way for past Presidents, Officers and Directors to connect

Key Topics

  • Officers Reports
  • Summer Events (Hollywood Bowl, Beach Party, Caucus, Cubs Game)
  • New Business/Old Business
  • Director Updates

  • 6pm – 7pm: Cash Bar, Networking, Mingling, Traffic Buffer
  • 7pm – 9pm: Meeting and Dinner

Add an Agenda Item

If you would like to add an item to the agenda please email Lisa Winger at by May 1st

Dinner Cost: $26 ($28.29 with Eventbrite fees)

Includes salad, potato, dessert, entree, and non-alcoholic drink.

Director Responsibilities

Directors are required to attend the board meetings. Schools are required to co-sponsor a Big Ten Club event every 2 years.

Director Update - Guidelines

Each director will have an opportunity to provide a 2 minute update at the end of the meeting. Please limit comments to topics that are relevant to other schools or the BIG TEN CLUB. If you need additional time, add an agenda item.

Questions, Comments, Update Contact Information

Emily Sauter


RSVP for the Q2 Board of Directors' Meeting Today!

Wednesday, May 28

Wine + Food + Raffle + Socializing = FUN!!

Big Ten Club Night!

LA Tasters Foodie Group

Meet Big Ten Club Alumni and Celebrate Wednesday with LA Tasters @ Seasons 52

PLUS Flatbreads and mini desserts..  YUM!!!
Donation from each ticket goes to local food bank

$20 Wine, Food, Raffle, 
Tax AND Tip

($25 at the door)

Seasons 52 Fresh Grill and Wine Bar in Century City hosted by LA Tasters.  Enjoy the newest wines in the house on one of the most amazing patios in Los Angeles to mingle with fellow Big Ten Club Alumni and LA Tasters members. 


  • ALL INCLUSIVE price (includes food, wine, gratuity, and tax)
  • Complimentary 3 hour parking
  • Raffle for a bottle of wine to take home and other Big Ten Club swag
  • A FUN opportunity to mingle with fellow alumni and foodies in a casual and sophisticated atmosphere
  • Donation from each ticket sold to local food bank
  • An award-winning wine list 
  • Seasonally-inspired food choices 


LA Tasters Help Fight Hunger in our Neighborhood

LA Tasters happily works to help stop hunger in Los Angeles through donations from events and volunteering at local food banks.

Thursday, July 3rd 

July 3rd Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin and Steep...

July 3rd Fireworks Show at the Hollywood Bowl with Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers

RSVP for the Hollywood Bowl Concert Today!

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

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 Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers, and awesome fireworks. Co-sponsored with Penn State Alumni of LA.

Pre-Concert Picnic - 5pm-7pm

Location: Camrose Park - we have 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

MUST RSVP by 1pm on Friday, May 16th.

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

RSVP for the Hollywood Bowl Concert Today!

Sunday, August 3

Cubs v. Dodgers Baseball Game

The Big Ten Club will be heading to the Cubs v. Dodgers game on Sunday, August 3rd. Save the date!

Renew your Big Ten Club membership

Remember to renew your Big Ten Club Membership today for the 2013-2014 year to continue to take advantage of all the great benefits of membership, including Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship ticket access. Renew today! 

Top 10 Reasons to Join the Big Ten Club:
12.  Access to Rose Bowl Tickets, and this year also access to BCS National Championship 

11.  Annual Caucus Football Kickoff BBQ at the Tournament House (fka the Wrigley  


10.  Network with like-minded Big-Ten-schooled transplants

9.    Socialize with like-minded Big-Ten-schooled good-looking    

8.    Pick the winners in our "Finish of the Big Ten Contest" and win 2 free Rose Bowl 

7.    Enjoy a private lunch with the Rose Parade Queen and Court at 
       the exclusive Valley Hunt Club

6.    Membership dues are only $15 (under 30 years old), $30 a year for 
       older folk, or VIP Life Membership for $450

5.    Attend the Club's Person of the Year Award Program - honorees 
Mark Murphy, Drew BreesBarry Alvarez, Bob    
Franco Harris, Mark Spitz, John Wooden, Sherry Lansing
       Lloyd Carr, 
Archie Griffin, Tex Winter, Keith Jackson, Bob   
Hayden Fry and more...

4.    Help make a positive impact on the community with events like 
       the LA Food Bank and annual Toy Drive

3.    Celebrate our long standing relationship with Pasadena 
       Tournament of Roses Officials and enjoy special private events at 
       the Tournament House (fka the Wrigley Mansion)

2.    Access to Rose Bowl tickets, and this year also access to BCS National 
       Championship Tickets

1.    Become part of a vibrant and tradition rich organization founded 
       in 1933 to enjoy the camaraderie of good Big Ten people at 
       extraordinary Southern California events

Renew today and don't forget to spread the word about this extraordinary organization.

Big Ten Club Contact Cards
2012-13 version now available

Big Ten Club Members -- We printed 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!