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December 1, 2010
Dear Fellow BTC Members,
Now that we’re past Thanksgiving – and the holiday and college bowl season is looming – the club moves into what has traditionally been one of its busiest times of the year. The annual holiday party took place on December 5, the Queen’s Luncheon is coming up on December 17 and, of course, the Rose Bowl game between Big Ten Co-Champion Wisconsin and Texas Christian University will welcome in the New Year on January 1, 2011. And speaking of football, congratulations to the Badgers, Spartans and Buckeyes for all claiming a share of the Big Ten title by finishing with a final conference record of 7-1.
The Big Ten Club Board, which meets four times a year to plan the club calendar and discuss other club-related matters, recently met on the West Side of Los Angeles. If you have an interest in serving as a club volunteer please let me know as we’re especially interested in recruiting additional Board members from Iowa, Ohio State and Illinois. Members are also welcome to attend any of our Board meetings. The next two meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, January 25 and Tuesday, March 29. If interested, please let me know and I’ll be happy to send your further information.
Finally, we’re happy to share with you the good news that Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount Studios and Northwestern alumna, will be our 2011 Person of the Year. The dinner is set for Wednesday, April 13 at Tournament House in Pasadena. Invitations will be sent next spring but, for now, please save this date on your calendar for what promises to be a very memorable evening.
On behalf of the Big Ten Club’s Board of Directors, please accept our very best wishes for a safe, relaxing and enjoyable holiday season. We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our upcoming events.
Go Big Ten!
BIG TEN CLUB
Date Event Location Comment
12/17 Queen’s Luncheon Valley Hunt Club- Pasadena Annual Event
1/1 Rose Bowl Pasadena Annual
1/25 Board Meeting Billingsley’s
Steak House Board
3/26 Community Service Project LA Regional Foodbank
3/29 Board Meeting Billingsley’s
Steak House Board
4/13 Person of the Year Dinner Tournament of the Roses House Annual Event
Rose Queen Luncheon- December 17
We will be meeting again this year at the beautiful Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena to honor the Rose Bowl Queen and her Court. Every September more than 1,000 young women vie for the honor of being part of the Rose Tournament’s Royal Court - participating in a month-long interview process designed to find those participants with the right combination of poise, personality, public speaking ability and scholastic achievement. It is truly an honor to meet and celebrate these accomplished young ladies. Special guests for this event also include Jeff Throop, the President of the Tournament of Roses, and Scott McKibben, the Executive Director (and University of Wisconsin graduate) of the Tournament, as well as many other Tournament guests. Please note that the Valley Hunt Club has a dress code of “business attire” for both men and women and cell phones are not allowed.
Big Ten Club Ice Skating Event
Saturday, December 18, 2010 from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wisconsin Alumni, Big Ten Alumni and friends are invited to celebrate the holiday season with some family friendly ice skating. We will be skating to a mix of Big Ten, Holiday and Pop music as we show folks from LA our ice skating skills.
Cost: $10 includes skate rental (adult & kids price) and 2 ½ hours of ice time
Questions: Contact Jill at JMSWisconsin@aol.com
Badger Blast/ Huddle
Rose Bowl Game
Rose Bowl Game Watching
New Newsletter Editor- Nathan Reynolds (WI)
Big Ten Club Contact Cards - Now Available
Big Ten Club Members -- We have printed up brand new BTC Contact Cards (see picture above) for everyone to pass along to interested parties and prospective members. We have 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 email@example.com and we'll send you some.... carry them with you and let's tell everyone 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 atafreeman@bestOCevents.com or cell (714) 390-5190 if you would like to help in this important position.
IUAA Los Angeles has a new game watch home. Please join us at Capitol City and be sure and tell them you are with Indiana University for Happy Hour prices. Capitol City mgr Brian Shober is expecting us.
For all upcoming Los Angeles area IU events and last minute updates, be sure and join us on Facebook by searching for Indiana Alumni in Southern California.
Los Angeles & OC Contact Info:
E Mail: MSULosAngeles@gmail.com
Contact info for inquiries on MSU Orange County Club: Aimee Bolen, phone (517) 230-9577, email firstname.lastname@example.org
NU Club of Orange County
December 15, 2010 – Annual Holiday Party at Britta's in Irvine
PENN STATE LOS ANGELES UPDATE
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:email@example.com
PENN STATE ORANGE COUNTY UPDATE
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,firstname.lastname@example.org, (717) 512-9597 prior to each meeting date. (The next meeting is scheduled for July 27.)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Stay tuned for details on our Winter/Spring 2011 event schedule, including Long Beach wine tasting and a LA Kings hockey game.
· Long Beach Wine Tasting - late January / early February TBD
· Minnesota Wild hockey game @ LA Kings, Staples Center, Thursday, February 24, 7 pm
We look forward to seeing you soon!
P.S. Keep up with the chapter!
Find us on Facebook! We recently changed our Facebook Group to a Page to offer greater functionality in communicating to our members. If you haven't already, check it out and "Like" our page athttp://www.facebook.com/GophersLAOC
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 the above page and you will find links to the membership forms for new and renewing members. Make sure to use campaign code NP4LA when you register!
Interested in getting more involved? Send us an email at email@example.com to express your interest.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
ALL UPDATES visit www.labadgers.com
General Contact Info for our Chapter
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if would like to be added to the distribution list.