January 10, 2011
Dear Fellow BTC Members,
On behalf of the Big Ten Club Board of Directors, we want to wish
you the very best for a Happy New Year in 2011. While all of our teams may not
have won their bowl games, I trust that your holiday season was still an
enjoyable and memorable one.
As many of you know, December is one of busiest months for the
Club and this past year was no exception. Close to 100 members and friends
attended the annual holiday party (thanks to all of you who brought a gift for
some of the less fortunate children in our community), the Queen's Luncheon at
the Valley Hunt Club was another big success and, while the Badgers did not
prevail in the Rose Bowl game, it was quite a sight to see almost 3/4 of the
Rose Bowl covered in red and white. Several of us also attended the Rose Bowl
Hall of Fame's induction luncheon ceremony where Hardern Fry, former Iowa
coach, and Leroy Keyes, former Purdue star, were both inducted. It was a busy
month indeed and the Big Ten Club was well-represented all over town!
In looking ahead to 2011, I encourage you to participate in the
Club's many and varied activities. The Club's Board of Directors meets on
January 25 and March 29 and non-Board members are encouraged to attend and
learn more about the Club. We are especially hopeful that we can find
additional Board members from Iowa, Ohio State and Illinois. If interested in
learning more, please let me know.
Our annual spring community service project takes place on Saturday,
March 26 at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank - if you have not yet volunteered
for this event, why not make this year the one that you do?! We always have a
great time while giving back to our local communities and then, afterwards,
we'll head out for an enjoyable lunch at a nearby Mexican restaurant. And the
annual Person of the Year dinner is set for Wednesday, April 13 when we'll
honor former Paramount Studies CEO (and Northwestern alumna) Sherry Lansing.
Finally, don't forget to check the Club's web site for all of the
latest news and upcoming events - http://www.bigtenclub.com/. Better
yet, why not bookmark it as one of your 'Favorites' so that you can easily
check it out on a regular basis!
We wish you the very best for the New Year and look forward to
seeing you soon at an upcoming Club event.
Go Big Ten!
BIG TEN CLUB
| 1/25||Board Meeting || Billingsley's Steak House / West Los Angeles||Directors / Past Presidents |
and Club members
|3/26 ||Community Service Project ||Los Angeles Regional Foodbank ||Annual Event |
| 3/29||Board Meeting ||Billingsley's Steak House / West Los Angeles||Directors / Past Presidents|
and Club members
| 4/13||Person of the Year Dinner||Tournament of Roses - Wrigley Mansion ||Honoring Sherry Lansing - former CEO Paramount Studios |
BIG TEN CLUB - LOS ANGELES FOODBANK
Saturday, March 26th,
2011 from 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (PT)
Los Angeles Regional Foodbank
East 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA
We have fun. We do good. We'd love you to volunteer with us Saturday morning, March 26th, for our Club's annual community service project at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. Please RSVP by 3/20.
Our goal is to have 50 Big Ten friends to volunteer. The Foodbank is a non-profit organization that solicits, stores and distributes donated food and grocery projects to charitable agencies throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.
As we've done in past years, we'll sort, clean and repackage donated items for a morning under the direction of the Foodbank staff and then, if there's interest, we'll head off to lunch at a local restaurant. This is always a rewarding event to participate in, it's free, and you will receive good karma for another year.
Please note: the minimum age to volunteer is 14.
Co-Sponsored by the Northwestern University Club of Los Angeles.
- Make a positive difference for our Los Angeles community
- It's really not horrible work...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
Questions? Jim Jacobs, Big Ten Club Vice President (NU) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 626.334.5676 (home)
APRIL 13th - Save the
the Year Dinner Honoring Sherry Lansing - former CEO Paramount Studios
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, April 13, 6:00
LOCATION: Tournament of Roses House, Pasadena
The Club will proudly honor Sherry Lansing at our annual Person of the Year Dinner on April 13 and invitations will be sent next month. For now, please save the date on your calendar and make plans to attend. Since we expect an excellent response to this special event, and the Tournament House can only seat 110 for dinner, we encourage you to RSVP as soon as you receive your invitation. The February newsletter will have further information about the dinner.
New Newsletter Editor- Nathan Reynolds (WI)
Nathan Reynolds, a Wisconsin graduate and new member of the Big Ten Club, has offered to take over the responsibility of producing the Big Ten Club Newsletter! Please note that if you would like something posted in the newsletter, you will need to send an email to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 atafreeman@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
January 25, 2011 | 6–10 p.m.BarFood (bar-food.us)12217 Wilshire Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90026This event is free! Just buy your own food and drinks.Come mingle with other young alums over drinks and snacks. Let’s start the year with some fun. O ... more
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
No updates other than our basketball team is off to a good start at 3-0 in the Big Ten.
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
No updates other than our basketball team is not off to a good start at 0-3 in the Big Ten.
Facebook: Indiana Alumni in Southern California
Our annual “BTOWN in TINSELTOWN” (formerly “Kirkwood on Melrose”) will be held at Capitol City in Hollywood on February 12, 2011 from Noon – 6pm. This is one of our biggest events of the year. Not only will we cheer the Hoosiers on as they play Michigan in basketball, we will have raffles, giveaways, BTOWN menu and drinks, and entertainment provided by local IU Hoosier alumni in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for more information. Questions? email@example.com
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.
1615 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Orange County http://umaoc.umclubs.com/
JOB POSTING: Head Football Coach
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
E Mail: MSULosAngeles@gmail.com
Contact: Aimee Bolen, (517) 230-9577, email firstname.lastname@example.org
State University - Orange County Game Watch Locations:
Central & Coastal Orange County - Rudy's Pub & Grill, 3110
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
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
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!
The UMAA LA/OC Board
Clint, Susan, Pam, Rob & Erica
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.
We won our bowl game.
Note we play Michigan in hoops on Tuesday, Jan 12th at 3:30pm.
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)
LOS ANGELES UPDATE:
Volunteers Needed for Hillsides Annual Benefit, "Diamonds Are Forever"
Join in PSULA's 21-year tradition of supporting Hillsides, a foster care children's charity in Pasadena!
20 Volunteers are needed for Hillsides' annual benefit fundraiser:
Date: Saturday, February 26th, 2011
Time: 4PM - 11PM
Location: California Club, 538 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA
Dinner: Will be provided to volunteers @ 4PM during orientation.
Sign-Up: Please Click Here by February 15th to sign-up as a volunteer. Please follow the directions carefully and record your RSVP! This page looks similar to the check-out used for ticketed social events, but will simply be used to record your contact information.
For 21 years, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association (PSULA) has supported Hillsides, a foster care children's charity, through volunteer service. Although we are primarily known for our ongoing efforts to beautify the Hillsides campus, we are expanding our support of Hillsides through particpation in additional events as well.
Among those, this year, our chapter will be providing volunteers for Hillsides' annual benefit fundraiser, "Diamonds Are Forever". This event is the primary fundraiser for Hillsides, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Our volunteers will be assisting with guest check-in, as well as the live and silent auctions. Our service ensures that the event runs smoothly, and is greatly appreciated by Hillsides!
For the first time, Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show Loveline, as well as Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew on VH1, will serve as master of ceremonies and celebrity auctioneer. In addition to a chance to mingle with fellow alumni and hob-nob with celebrities, "Diamonds Are Forever" is a wonderful opportunity to expand our organization's contribution to Hillsides.
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 http://www.psula.org/memsub.html to register or email Joe Fugarino at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The L.A. Lion wants you!
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
January 25: 7pm, Board of Directors Meeting, HDR Irvine
January 30th: 8pm, Musical Review of Hair, OC Performing Arts Center
February 22: 7pm, Board of Directors Meeting, HDR Irvine
February 26: TBA, Academy Awards Party, TBD
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.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
Contact: Rob Webb, 858-722-4574, email@example.com
ALL UPDATES visit www.labadgers.com
Jan 12th - School of Journalism Event - Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza 7pm The Future of Journalism: News or Entertainment?
Jan 15th - Bucky vs. The Fighting Illini - Basketball Viewing Party - Busbys Santa Monica 12pm Brats, Curds, Drink Specials, Badger Music, Prizes and Badger Fans.
Jan 18th - Monthly Badger Networking Happy Hour - Busbys - Santa Monica 5:30pm Meet other profession Badgers for an informal monthly networking happy hour
January 30th - Bucky Goes Wine Tasting - San Antonio Winery, Los Angeles 12pm Tour LA's Historic winery while enjoying fine wine and gourmet lunch
Feb 6th - Bucky vs the Spartans - Basketball Viewing Party - Busbys Santa Monica - 10am Brats, Curds, Drink Specials, Badger Music, Prizes and Badger Fans.. I can't wait
Feb 7th - Q1 LA Badgers Networking Speaker Series - Busbys East - 7pm Listen to Dr. Richard Green former head of UW real Estate Dept. and current USC Professor
With so many great events, we need volunteers to help run them. If you're interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or attend our next Q1 Leadership Team Meeting on February 15th
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 email@example.com if would like to be added to the distribution list.
January 22, Big Ten Happy Hour, Max's Sports Grill, 5-7pm, Have fun with Big Ten friends as we enjoy beer specials and food discounts. Questions? Contact Emily Sauter at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHICAGO – ILLINOIS – INDIANA – IOWA – MICHIGAN – MICHIGAN STATE – MINNESOTA – NORTHWESTERN – OHIO STATE – PENN STATE – PURDUE – WISCONSIN