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Dear Fellow BTC Members,
Please sign up today to attend the Hoosiers screening
this coming Sunday, March 13. The afternoon begins at Yankee Doodles on the 3rd
Street Promenade in Santa Monica for the CBS March Madness Selection Show and
then moves on to the Criterion Theater for a screening of Hoosiers,
considered by many to be one of best sports movies ever made. Two special
guests who will attend and speak are Maris Valainis, who played Jimmy Chitwood
(who takes the game winning shot at the end of the movie), and Emmy-winning TV
producer- director David Anspaugh, who directed Hoosiers and
other movies such as Rudy, The Game of Their Lives and Fresh
Horses. Further information can be found in the newsletter but space is
limited and if you have not yet registered I'd encourage you to do so now.
As you may already know, March also includes the annual club
service project at the Los Angeles Foodbank, which we will once again
co-sponsor with Northwestern. This has turned into a wonderful club tradition
as we assist the Foodbank in its efforts to provide food to the needy members
of our communities. Then, after a morning of packing and sorting the donated
food items, we'll all head out for lunch at a local restaurant. Last year,
there were over 30 members of our group who attended the lunch and we hope to
have even more this time.
Finally, I'd like to once again mention the Person of the Year
dinner on April 13, when the Club will honor former Paramount Studios CEO (and
Northwestern alumna) Sherry Lansing and long-time club volunteer and past
president Len Roth (Michigan State) will receive the Member of the Year Award.
Held at the beautiful home of the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, this is
always one of the highlights of the year for our club and we look forward to
the possibility of seeing you then. Further information about the dinner can be
found in this newsletter. The dinner can only accommodate 100 guests so I'd
encourage you to register sooner than later.
We look forward to seeing you at one - or all! - of these events
this spring. As always, check the club's website for the latest club news and
events. And, of course, you are always welcome to contact me at 626.334.5676
(home) or email@example.com.
Go Big Ten!
BIG TEN CLUB
|3/13||HOOSIERS Special Screening||AMC Criterion Theater / Santa Monica||March Madness Kickoff, Jimmy Chitwood Q&A, 25th Anniversary|
|3/21||Officer Meeting||Conference Call||Executive Committee Members|
|3/23||Past Presidents Dinner ||The California Club - LA ||Past Presidents|
|3/26 ||Community Service Project ||Los Angeles Regional Foodbank ||Volunteer a Saturday morning to package food for the needy |
| 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; and Club member Len Roth|
| 7/30||Michael Feinstein & TV Stars Live at the Bowl|| Hollywood Bowl||A dazzling parade of classic & popular American songs sung by favorite TV stars of all time|
HOOSIERS Special 25th Anniversary Screening with Jimmy Chitwood and director David Anspaugh
Sunday, March 13th, 2011 from 3 pm – 7:30 pm (PT)
AMC’s Criterion Theater
1313 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Join us Sunday March 13th for a special 25th anniversary screening of the basketball cinema classic Hoosiers. The evening will also be topped off with a Q&A session with Director David Anspaugh and the film’s game winning star Jimmy Chitwood (Maris Valainas). Proceeds from this event will go to the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Boyle Heights for a new gymnasium.
The afternoon consists of the following activities:
- 3:00pm - CBS March Madness Selection Show viewing at Yankee Doodles on 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica
- 4:30pm - HOOSIERS Special movie screening followed by Q & A program with director David Anspaugh and Maris Valainas, aka Jimmy Chitwood at Criterion Theater on 3rd Street Promenade
- 7:00pm - Event ends
Don’t miss your chance for a fun filled family friendly Sunday afternoon. RSVP HERE.
BIG TEN CLUB - LOS ANGELES FOODBANK
Saturday, March 26th, 2011 from 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM (PT)
Los Angeles Regional Foodbank
1734 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 HERE 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. RSVP HERE
- 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
also direct questions and RSVP to Ron Holsey (NU) at ron@NUClubofLA.org
Person of the Year Dinner Honoring Sherry Lansing - former CEO Paramount Studios
April 13, 2011 - Tournament House, Pasadena
Northwestern alumna Sherry Lansing
is a former actress and American film studio executive. In 1984, she was the first woman to head a major film studio when she was named president of 20th Century Fox. Later, as an independent producer, she was responsible for such successful films as Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal and The Accused. She returned to the executive ranks in 1992 when she was appointed head of Paramount Studios, and during her highly successful 12-year tenure oversaw such hits as Forrest Gump, Braveheart and Titanic, the highest grossing movie of all time!
In 1996, she became the first woman studio head to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2005, became the first woman studio head to place her hand and foot prints at Grauman's Chinese Theater. In 2001 Ladies Home Journal named her one of the 30 most powerful women in America.
Her immense talents and energies are now devoted to the Sherry Lansing Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cancer research and supporting public education, art and culture. Stand Up To Cancer and the EnCorps Teachers Programs are just two of the foundations initiatives, benefitting our local communities.
Sherry is married to the director William Friedkin, who won an Academy Award for The French Connection, and has directed over 30 other movies including The Exorcist, Rules of Engagement and The Hunted.
The Club is also delighted that Len Roth
(Michigan State), a former Big Ten Club president and long-time volunteer, will be recognized with our Member of the Year Award
. Len has served the club well for many years and this will give us the opportunity to say an official thanks to him for all that he has done.
Until March 1, only BTC members will be able to register. After March 1, the dinner will be open to non-club members and may quickly sell-out so we encourage you to register now
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 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
Gallery KM: Exhibit and Reception
Sunday March 13 | 2–4 p.m.Gallery KM (gallerykmla.com)2903 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (Corner of Yale and Santa Monica) 310.828.1912 Pricing:$5/person donation at the door Gallery KM, owned by Pat Klowden, AB’67, ... more
Bay Beach Clean Up
March 19 | 10 a.m. Heal the Bay is dedicated to making Southern California
coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy, and clean. Join alumni and
hundreds of LA neighbors to help Heal the Bay ensure that there is nothing but
sand on our local beaches.Open to all alumni and ... more
Alumni Reception at the ACS Meeting
Tuesday March 29 | 5 p.m.
Please join faculty, alumni and friends of the University of Chicago chemistry
department for a reception at the American Chemical Society Spring National
Meeting. We will toast Professor Stephen Kent, who will receive the Alfred
Bader Award later in the e ... more
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Facebook: Indiana Alumni in Southern California
Whale Watch – Saturday March 19th, 9:30am – 1:00pm
It’s a 3 hour tour hosted by Indiana University Los Angeles Chapter. The tour is 10:00-1:00 and we need to be at the dock between 9:30 and 9:45 to check in. It is $10 for Big Ten Club and Indiana University Alumni - both children and adults (regularly $23). After the whale watch, we will head to Nadja's for burgers and beer if you are interested. To reserve your spot, email Cindy Strong at email@example.com no later than March 10th. Please be sure and register so we can send you any last minute changes.
Redondo Beach Marina, 233 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 372-2111
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.
Capitol City, 1615 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 323-465-1750
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Orange County http://umaoc.umclubs.com/
U-M Symphony Band @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
Sunday, May 29
Its a little ways away yet, but the University of Michigan Symphony Band will be performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall this upcoming May. The performance will celebrate the culmination of the U-M Symphony Band?s May 2011 tour to mainland China. Its presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and will feature compositions by U-M faculty including William Bolcom, Michael Daugherty, Kristin Kuster and Bright Sheng as well as Alumni favorites performed by the critically acclaimed Symphony Band.
Tickets can be purchased at the link below. Please purchase tickets from the Music School instead of from the LA Phil. The Music School has reserved most of the tickets for Alumni, and we will all be seated together. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is world-renowned for being an acoustic pleasure. Combined with the Symphony Band, this is sure to be an amazing performance!
UM Orange County
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
E Mail: MSULosAngeles@gmail.com
Contact: Aimee Bolen, (517) 230-9577, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Stay tuned for details on our Spring 2011 event schedule, including Long Beach wine tasting and a LA Kings hockey game.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The UMAA LA/OC Board
Clint, Susan, Pam, Rob & Erica
P.S. Keep up with the chapter!
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!
Northwestern Dance Marathon Sets New Record!
Thanks to the LA area Northwestern alumni who
participated in this year's Dance Marathon Trivia Night. A fun time
was had by all and we raised over $300 in support of Dance Marathon.
Dance Marathon 2011 had more than 900 dancers and, for the first time,
passed the million dollar mark, raising $1,019,130! The money will go to
the Children's Heart Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation to fund
vital research and important programming in the Evanston community.
Here's a link to North by Northwestern's coverage of the event: http://www.northbynorthwestern.com/dm2011/
UPCOMING EVENTSThe NU Club of LA is excited to announce its first in a series of
Hours. Join us at Copa D'Oro in Santa Monica on
Monday night, March 14, for good food, good cocktails and great company.
There's no cover charge and the $5 drink and food specials last
all evening long, so come on out and catch up with your fellow alums on the
last day before March
This is this first in a series of casual after-work get-togethers that the NU
Club of LA is going to be hosting around town, from Burbank to
Silverlake and everywhere in between, so help us kick it off in style at the
club Yelpers give 4
stars and call the "Best Happy Hour in
Get Happy HourDate: Monday,
March 14, 2011
Time: 7:00pm -
Admission: No cover
Place: Copa D'Oro, 217 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Then, join us at one of most rewarding recurring events as we
volunteer at the Los Angeles
Regional Foodbank on Saturday, March 26th (See
pg 3 for details). Bring friends,
neighbors, and family (kids must be 14 and older) to spend the morning
volunteering to help this cause that helps so many others.
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)
LOCAL THON EVENT A BIG
Local alumni host a great event for
BBQ at Eberle Winery
Saturday, 04/30/11 at 12:00pm
Join Penn State alumni and friends for a BBQ at Eberle Winery in Paso Robles
hosted by PSU alumnus and renowned winemaker Gary Eberle!
Save The Date: 21st
Annual Community Service Day for Hillsides
Saturday, 05/14/11 at 9:00am
Sign up today for our 21st annual Community Service Project with Hillsides in
Pasadena. It's a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with your fellow Penn
Staters and help out a fantastic organization!
Wanna go CAMPING?
Date To Be Determined.
Join us for the chapter's first campout in June!
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: email@example.com
“State” Patrick’s Day
March 11, 2011
Silky Sullivan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub
10201 Slater Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Check the website www.ocpsu.com (“Events”) in the coming weeks for times.
PSU vs. LBSU Men’s Volleyball
March 12, 2011
7 PM PT
Long Beach State University
The Walter Pyramid
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
PSU vs. LBSU
Join the OC Chapter to cheerlead the PSU Men’s volleyball team on March 12 at LBSU! Don’t miss out on this $6.00 special group rate that will surely sell out! For information or to reserve your tickets, go to PSU LA Men's Volleyball or www.ocpsu.com. For more information: Brian Snyder, Sports Chair, (714) 893-1936 or Brian.Snyder@ferguson.com. Last day to send checks is Feb. 20. Tickets will be at a pre-game Happy Hour or at Will Call 20 minutes prior to game time.
Hour Pre-Game 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Riley’s Belmont Shore – 5331 E 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
Parking: on street free and metered
Dress Code: PSU Casual
RSVP for ample seating to Joan McLane or Brian
April 15 OCCPSAA Bowling Party TBA
May 14 Annual Pennsylvania Dutch Dinner TBA
Board Meeting are held every 4th Tuesday of the month in Irvine.
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 the2010-11 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 March 22, 2011.)
Cordova coming to LA as part of Purdue on the Road - Tuesday, March 15
President France A. Córdova & Purdue Alumni Executive
Director & CEO Kirk Cerny
invite you to join fellow Boilermakers at the
the Road Reception
remarks by President Córdova and Kirk Cerny
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 7:30 p.m.
Trump National Golf Club
Ocean Trails Drive
Palos Verdes, California
to the Office of Special events
213-3044, (765) 494-0900 or email@example.com
fee $20.00 per person
parking only, $10
advise of special needs
to Raise Purdue Scholarships
Fichtelberg, BS '89, is running the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March
the personal satisfaction of actually finishing - and hopefully beating her 5
hour 7 minute time from last year, she'd like to raise money for the club
scholarships given to students from LA and OC attending Purdue. The
race is 26.2 miles - perhaps a dollar per mile? $5 per hour? Robin
will match the first $1,000 raised. Donations are
tax deductible if given directly to Purdue. Please
email Robin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Thanks
to see you out there cheering Robin and 25,000 other crazy people on!
Please contact Robin Fichtelberg if you are interested in
donating at email@example.com
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
Contact: Rob Webb, 858-722-4574, firstname.lastname@example.org
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3/11-13 - Bucky vs The Big Ten
- Bucky vs The NCAA
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. ON WISCONSIN!
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