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January 2012

JANUARY NEWSLETTER

 BIG TEN CLUB
 MASTER SCHEDULE

 DateEventLocationComment
2/25/2012    Kings vs Blackhawks NHL     Staples Center,
Downtown Los Angeles 
NHL game with lots of perks
3/13/12Directors Meeting Billingsley Steak House, 
West Los Angeles
Chatting Spring & Summer events 
4/21/12LA FoodbankLA Food Bank,
Los Angeles
Annual community service outing


CLUB EVENTS - RECAP

Queen’s Luncheon and Rose Bowl Recap

The Valley Hunt Club was the site of another excellent Queen’s Luncheon with many Tournament and Big Ten Club members in attendance.  Our very own Derek Hildebrandt maintained his high standard of hosting with a call-in from Wisconsin Head Coach Bret Bielema and giveaways of some great Media Day swag.  The Queen and her Court enjoyed the festivities and were able to share with us some of their fondest Rose Bowl memories and Court experiences.

While the Rose Bowl outcome was not favorable for Wisconsin, the game itself was very exciting and the play of both teams ended up setting the Rose Bowl record for most points scored.  Thankfully, there were some Big Ten winners on Monday with our very own Wick McLaren winning a free 3D television from Vizio thanks to his Big Ten Club tickets.


Big Ten Golf Outing Recap 
December 31, 2011, 8am-11:30am
Arroyo Seco Golf Course, Pasadena

Good times were had on the links with Club members. Congrats to winning foursome Ben Haas, Justin, Gene Novotny, and Ken Oberg shooting a -7 under and winning by 1 stroke.  One of our members may or may not have found the water.












Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon Ceremony RECAP
December 31st, 12pm
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA

Thanks to our friends at the Tournament of Roses, they opened up an extra table for our Club members.  Ten of us enjoyed a wonderful lunch and program honoring Ron Dayne, Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Wisconsin, famed sportscaster Dick Enberg and former University of Washington great Senator George Fleming.  


UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS


LA Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks
February 25th, 5pm (new time)
Staples Center
1111 South Figueroa Street 
Los Angeles, CA
RSVP

Hosted by the Big Ten Club and Northwestern Club of Los Angeles, join us for some exciting NHL Hockey and special bonuses for our group!

KINGS vs Blackhawks, Feb 25

  • Excellent seating in Section 207       
  • VIP Pass to attend our own Meet & Greet with an NHL player after the game
  • Raffle ticket to win a signed puck & other goodies

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

The Big Ten Club of Southern California, along with the Northwestern, Michigan State and Wisconsin alumni clubs, will all co-sponsor the annual service project at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank on Saturday, April 21, from 8:45 a.m.-12 Noon. For now, just save the date – further information will follow – and make plans to join us for what has become a terrific annual event. An optional lunch will follow at a local Mexican restaurant. Questions? Please contact Jim Jacobs at wildcats76@verizon.net or 626.334.5676.



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

Midway Dinner 

Sunday, 2/12 at 6pm

The Midway Group, created for alumni in their late 30's through 60's, gathers for enjoyable conversation and fine dining in Los Angeles. We continue this tradition in February at one of LA's most popular and authentic Thai restaurants. Please join us... more

Booth School Business Forecast 2012 

Wednesday, 2/15 at 5:30pm

Since 1954, Chicago Booth has presented the annual Business Forecast & Economic Outlook series, featuring our world-renowned faculty and alumni who are among the best minds in business. Spanning three continents, Booth award-winning professors an... more



UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

www.laillini.com

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (OC)

www.orangecountyillini.org




UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

www.iowalum.com/losangeles




INDIANA UNIVERSITY

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

Facebook: Indiana Alumni in Southern California




It's Basketball Season and the Hoosiers are off to a great start.  IUAA Los Angeles has a “new/old” Hollywood game watch location; our Old El Guapo is now the New Parlor on Melrose:

The Parlor Melrose
7250 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA

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


UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

www.umclubla.com
Facebook: 
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56895462685

Orange County http://umaoc.umclubs.com/


UM Orange County 

MICHIGAN
 STATE UNIVERSITY

Los Angeles: 
http://www.msula.net/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=40536765045
E Mail: MSULosAngeles@gmail.com

GAME WATCH LOCATION (Hollywood Location)



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


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


38th NEBRASKA GOLF CLASSIC  http://huskermax.com/nebraskaclassic/

1. Tournament is on Monday February 20, 2012 at the Heritage Palms Golf Club. CHECK IN TIME IS 11:00 A.M. SHOTGUN START AT 12:30 PM.

2. The price is $140.00 for golf and dinner. MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO ‘Nebraska Classic’ DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS FEBRUARY 1st.

3. A practice round at Heritage Palms G.C. can be arranged on the Sunday afternoon before the tournament by calling for a tee time at             760-772-7334       by Feb. 6th. Let them know you are with the Nebraska Classic and the cost is $50 for 18 holes.

4. Following golf, a buffet dinner will be served, along with awards and prizes. Buffet only tickets for those non-golfers is $30.00.

5. We’ll have competition for men’s teams, women’s teams and mixed groups in a ‘Team Scramble’ format. We’ll make every effort to match up individuals into a team.

6. Mark your calendar – February 20th, 2012!

If you know of any Husker fans that would like to be included in the tournament we would like to give them the opportunity to enjoy golf in February in Palm Springs. Please include their names and contact information.

We need your correct handicap index. If you do not have a handicap index, we will assign you one, maximum of 30.

Questions about the event can be directed to Russ Clark at             (760) 772-0488      .

Send your entry form and check payable to “Nebraska Classic”, TO: Russ & Cheryle Clark, 75780 Temple Lane, Palm Desert, CA. 92211.

THE ENTRY FORM IS LOCATED HERE

REMEMBER THE DEADLINE February 1st!!!

Your tournament hosts are Ray & Karen Shaw, Russ & Cheryle Clark, Ron Moyer & Maureen Moyer and Tim Jurado. Contact us by phone at             714-343-6579       or             760-772-0488       or at this email.

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS




NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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

 




HAPPY NEW YEAR WILDCATS!

RSVP NOW!!!

NU CLUB OF LA ANNUAL HOCKEY OUTING

LA KINGS vs, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Sat. 2/25 at 5:00 PM 

  • Excellent seating in Section 207          
  • VIP Pass to attend our own Meet & Greet with an NHL player after the game
  • Raffle ticket to win a signed puck & other goodies
  • RSVP now as tickets are almost gone and we will not be ordering more!

 NU ALUMS RSVP HERE:  http://alumni.northwestern.edu/events/5799  

SAVE THE DATES:

THE NU MEN’S BASEBALL TEAM will be at Cal State Northridge.  Come out and support the Cats any day you wish, but we’ll do our official outing on Sunday.

Friday, February 24, at 2:00

Saturday, February 25, at 1:00, AND at 4:00

Sunday, February 26, at 1:00

THE NU WOMEN’S SOFTBALL TEAM will be at the DeMarini Invitational, to be played at Cal State Fullerton

Friday, March 2, at 1:30, Stanford, AND at 6:00, Cal State Fullerton

Saturday, March 3, at 1:30, East Carolina, AND at 6:00, Texas A&M - Corpus Cristi

Sunday, March 4, at 11:15, Oregon State

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

2012 Hollywood Dance-a-THON 

EXCITING NEWS! The 2012 Hollywood Dance-a-THON is coming your way in support of THON and THE FOUR DIAMONDS FUND and their FIGHT AGAINST PEDIATRIC CANCER. And WE NEED YOU, our Penn State Alumni and Friends to make this event a HUGE SUCCESS. We are thrilled to announce:

- The event will be held at the historic AVALON THEATER in the heart of HOLLYWOOD (the BEATLES played here)

 - Our 1st Sponsor, the Smiles for Life Foundation, has contributed $5,000 to kickoff our fundraising efforts

 - Our Website is LIVE! You can now REGISTER to be a DANCER or make a DONATION at

www.lightscameracure.com

- We have our first DANCERS registered, and we are looking for many more. 

Help us support the fight against children's cancer. SIGN UP to be a DANCER today on the website. And get your FRIENDS to SIGN UP TOO! The more the merrier. Click here for DANCER INFO.

Be a SPONSOR - We are looking for INDIVIDUALS and BUSINESSES to be a SPONSOR of this event. Sponsors get VIP tickets to the event, recognition on the website and at the event, and other benefits, including a letter confirming a charitable contribution for tax purposes (PSULA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization). 

Click here for SPONSOR INFO.

So save the date now, Sunday January 29, 2012. Tickets will be on sale within 2 weeks.  

For questions or additional information, contact us at thon@psula.org


RAINN Fund Raiser

As a result of the events at Penn State this fall, a grassroots network of PSU alumni are standing up for the victims of sexual abuse by supporting the efforts of RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – to prevent and treat victims of sexual abuse. This national network includes alumni, students, parents and fans and they are well on their way of reaching their goal of $557,000, or one dollar for each of Penn State’s 557,000 alumni. To make a donation, please go to http://www.rainn.org/ProudPSUforRAINN. For further information, contact Jerry Needel (Penn State ’98) at jerry.needel@nielsen.com.

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Purdue Men's Basketball Season

Be sure to check out the Purdue Men's Basketball schedule below and let us know if you would like to organize a game watching or post on our Facebook page where you will be watching the games!

12/3/2011 at Xavier - 3:00 PM

12/7/2011 vs. Western Carolina - 7:30 PM

12/10/2011 vs. Eastern Michigan - 4:00 PM

12/17/2011 vs. Butler (Crossroads Classic, Indianapolis, Ind.) - 2:00 PM

12/20/2011 vs. IPFW - 6:30 PM

12/28/2011 at Iowa - 9:30 PM

12/31/2011 vs. Illinois - 4:00 PM

1/5/2012 at Penn State - 8:00 PM

1/8/2012 at Minnesota - 6:00 PM

1/12/2012 vs. Wisconsin - 7:00 PM

1/17/2012 vs. Iowa - 8:00 PM

1/21/2012 at Michigan State - 12:00 PM

1/24/2012 vs. Michigan - 7:00 PM

1/28/2012 at Northwestern - 4:00 PM

2/4/2012 vs. Indiana - 7:00 PM

2/7/2012 at Ohio State - 9:00 PM

2/12/2012 vs. Northwestern - 6:00 PM

2/15/2012 at Illinois - 8:30 PM

2/19/2012 vs. Michigan State - TBA

2/22/2012 vs. Nebraska - 6:30 PM

2/25/2012 at Michigan - TBA

2/26/2012 at Michigan - TBA

2/29/2012 vs. Penn State - 6:30 PM

3/4/2012 at Indiana - 6:00 PM

3/10 - 13/2011 at Big Ten Tournament, Indianapolis, Ind. - TBA

Did you know...

Purdue University has the second-largest international student population among U.S. public universities and is fourth overall, according to the 2011 Open Doors report released Monday (Nov. 14) by the Institute of International Education. Read more.

 

 

 

New Commenting Features at   www.purduealumni.org/laclub/

In an effort to help generate more conversation about Purdue Alumni happenings in the LA and OC area we have implemented many new commenting features at our website.  

The following is a short list of the major features being introduced today:

· Social Sharing - Share articles via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and email

· Use Preexisting Accounts - Use your Google/Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, or Yahoo accounts to comment on each article

· Real Names - Using these accounts will help identify real people much like Facebook commenting works today.

Go to this article to find out more details: Link





 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

Winter 
2/4 - UW vs. Ohio St. Basketball 
2/7 -
Q1 2012 Leadership Meeting
2/9 - 
Price as Right Taping with LA Badgers
2/18 - Badger Winter Beach Bar Party Bus
2/25 -
UW vs. Ohio St. Basketball

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

Wednesday, Jan. 10th: OC Badgers Board Meeting 6:30 PM at iHop (18542 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine; across from John Wayne Airport); all are welcome to attend. Book Club, Young Family Alumni, Golf Committee, Scholarship Committee, Membership, Social Co-Chair, and Treasurer Positions are Open. We will also be holding President & VP elections. If interested, please attend meeting!

November 2011 - March 2012: Badger Basketball Viewing at Classic Q's!  Come cheer on our Men's Basketball Team as they make a run for the Final Four!

SAVE-THE-DATE: Feb 25: 11th Annual Big Ten Beer & BowlingON WISCONSIN!




 

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