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March 2014

Big Ten Club
Master Schedule

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March 16, 2014

B1G TEN Basketball Championship Game


4089 Lincoln Blvd.

Marina del Ray, CA 90232

Free, Food/drink specials, Patio Bar Games

March 23, 2014

Lights Camera Cure

Avalon Theater

1735 Vine St.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Help fight pediatric cancer, Sponsored by Big Ten, Tickets on sale in February, $25 off of VIP tickets for Big Ten Club Members (code = BTCVIP), $10 off general admission for Big Ten Club Members (code = BTCGCA)

April 12, 2014

LA Food Bank Community Service Event

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

1734 East 41st St.

Los Angeles, CA

Make a difference, Free, Join us for the post-event lunch as well, Co-sponsored with Northwestern and Nebraska chapters

May 14, 2014

Q2 Board of Directors’ Meeting


11326 W Pico Blvd

West Los Angeles, 90064

Open to all

July 3, 2014

Hollywood Bowl with Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90068

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

President's Letter

Message from BTC President – Robert Webb

Big Ten Club Members:

The B1G TEN Conference basketball regular season has come to a close with Michigan becoming this years champion.  However, all teams are still in it as the winner of this week’s B1G Ten Tournament gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.    Good Luck!!
New Officer – Lisa Winger
I am happy to announce that Lisa Winger (ILL) has agreed to become our next Big Ten Club Officer.   Lisa has served as our ILL director for many years and most recently organized the Dodgers vs. Cubs event and the 1st Annual B1G Ten Basketball Championship Game Viewing Party.   Congratulations Lisa!!
New Officer Contact Info – Effective April 1st
Robert Webb –
Alvin Chang –
Emily Sauter –
Lisa Winger –
3/16 - B1G TEN Basketball Championship Game Viewing Party
Join the Big Ten Club on Sunday, March 16th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. as we watch the B1G TEN Basketball Championship Game at Brennan's in Marina Del Ray.  There will be food and drink specials and patio bar games. RVSP today!
3/22 - Light Camera Cure - Pediatric Cancer Benefit
The Hollywood Dance Marathon, a benefit to fight pediatric cancer, will take place on Sunday 3/23/14. The Big Ten club is proud to be a sponsor of this event, which is produced by the Penn State LA Alumni. We invite teams from our Big Ten Schools to sign up and raise funds for Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Hershey Children's Hospital.
Don’t want to commit to dancing for 6 hours? Buy a  ticket and \enjoy the show, with discounts to Big Ten Club Members - $10 discount on General Admission Tickets (regular $25 – use code BTCGA) and $25 discount on VIP tickets (regular $125, including private seating area and complimentary food and drinks, use code BTCVIP).   Click Here for More info    
4/12 -  LA Foodbank 
We have fun.  We do good.  We'd love you to volunteer with us Saturday morning, April 12th, for our Club's annual community service project at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.  This event tends to sell out, RSVP by 4/2.  

Upcoming Big Ten Club Events
March 16th - B1G TEN Basketball Championship Game
March 22nd - Lights Camera Cure
April 12th - LA Foodbank 
April/May - Person of the Year
July 3rdHollywood Bowl Fireworks – with Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers
August 3rd – Big Ten Day at Dodgers Stadium – Cubs vs. Dodgers

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

B1G TEN Basketball Championship Game
1st Annual BTC B1G Ten Championship Basketball Viewing...

March 16, 2014

12:00 pm-4:00 pm


4089 Lincoln Rd.

Marina del Ray, CA 90232

The Big Ten Club Of Southern California welcomes you to our 1st Annual Big Ten Championship Game and NCAA Selection Show Viewing Party.

Celebrate the end of the regular basketball season with Big Ten Friends and see where or if your team lands in the NCAA Tournament.


This is event is open to all Big Ten Club members, Alumni, Fans, Friends and Family.

Why you should come

Basketball is fun to watch

Big Ten Fans Rock


Food/Drink Specials

Patio Bar Games - Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Corn Hole

Raffle Prizes for Club Members


RSVP for the Basketball Championship Game Watch Today!

Lights Camera Cure

The Big Ten Club of Southern California is excited to be a Community Sponsor of Lights Camera Cure – The Hollywood Dance Marathon, a high-energy charity benefit to help the fight against pediatric cancer. The event features Los Angeles alumni from Big Ten schools and others who sign up to dance for 6 hours and raise money from family and friends, similar to the cancer walks, but more fun, with non-stop entertainment (bands, musical performers, DJ’s, dance groups), celebrities & VIP’s on the Red Carpet, a silent auction and more. It’s SUNDAY FUNDAY – for a cause, March 23, 2-8PM.

The Big Ten Club invites its members and friends to participate in one of several ways to help kids with cancer:

1.     Sign up as an official Dancer – No dance skills required, just a desire to help fight pediatric cancer. Dancers are the heart of this fun-filled event and have a unique role, with special access, pictures on the red carpet, and the exclusive Dancer t-shirt. A $30 registration fee goes toward the minimum fundraising goal of $300, which is easy to achieve with your own Dancer page on our website where family and friends can donate to you online. Start a team for your school when you sign up and get your fellow alumni to join you.

2.     Purchase a ticket – Don’t want to commit to dancing for 6 hours? You can support the Dancers and the cause by purchasing a ticket and coming out to enjoy the show. General admission and VIP tickets available, with discounts to Big Ten Club Members. See below for details.

3.     Volunteer – We are looking for a few good volunteers to help out the day of the event, with check-in, silent auction, VIP area, Dancer support.

Go to the website at to sign up to Dance (much more FUN) or purchase Tickets. HAC members get a $10 discount on General Admission Tickets (regular $25 – use code BTCGA) and $25 discount on VIP tickets (regular $125, including private seating area and complimentary food and drinks, use code BTCVIP). For info on being a volunteer or for general questions, email

The Hollywood Dance Marathon raises money and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer, the #1 disease related cause of death for children in the U.S. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

The third annual Hollywood Dance Marathon will be held on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the historic Avalon Theater in the heart of Hollywood. In our first two years, Lights Camera Cure has donated over $100,000. The event is produced by Lights Camera Cure, a 501(c)(3) organization, and the Penn State Los Angeles Alumni.


FTK - For The Kids!

LA Food Bank Community Service

Saturday, April 12
8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
1734 East 41st St.
Los Angeles, CA 

We have fun.  We do good.  We'd love you to volunteer with us Saturday morning, April 12th, for our Club's annual community service project at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.  Please RSVP by 4/2.  

Our goal is to have 50 Big Ten friends to volunteer. The LA Regional Food Bank 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 Food Bank 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. 

  • Make a positive difference for our Los Angeles community
  • It's not horrible...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

Co-Sponsored by the LA Badgers and the Northwestern University Club of Los Angeles.  
Questions? Jim Jacobs, Big Ten Club Vice President (NU) at or call him at 626.334.5676 (home).

                                  RSVP for the Food Bank Event Today!

2014 Q2 Board of Directors' Meeting

Attend the Big Ten Club Directors' Meeting!

RSVP for the Q2 Board of Directors' Meeting Today!

Wednesday, May 14


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 Emily Sauter 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!

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!

Thursday, July 3rd 

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!

Save the Date- Cubs v. Dodgers

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!