Dear Fellow BTC Members,
The Big Ten Club of Southern California has started its new calendar year. We wrapped up an excellent year in early April by honoring Sherry Lansing, Northwestern University alum, as our 2011 Person of the Year. Special thanks to our outgoing president Jim Jacobs on scheduling such a great honoree and to our auctioneer Derek Hildebrandt for his help in raising over $5000 for the Northwestern University scholarship fund.
In the next few months we have our annual Hollywood Bowl picnic and concert as well as our yearly Caucus with the Tournament of Roses. Keep up with our club news and event calendar at www.bigtenclub.com. We hope to see you at some of our events.
We would love to hear from you. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please contact us. We are always looking for new event ideas or ways to improve the club for our members.
Have a great summer and Go Big Ten!!
BIG TEN CLUB
Saturday, July 30, 8:30 p.m.
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave
Join BIG TEN friends at our annual Hollywood Bowl outing.
A dazzling parade of classic and popular songs from the Great American Songbook - from Gershwin and Berlin to New Orleans jazz and Broadway musicals - led by the ambassador of this beloved genre, Michael Feinstein, and sung by some of your favorite television stars of all time.
6-8 pm Picnic at Camrose Park - we have a spot reserved directly adjacent to the Hollywood Bowl parking lot
8:30 pm Concert
RSVP deadline is 6/15
Questions regarding the event: Call Len Roth, Event Chairman, 818-609-7575 x242, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 13th-August 19th
Daisy Wiberg, of the LA Sports & Entertainment Commission, is offering a summer sales and marketing internship program in partnership with the Tournament of Roses. They are hoping to recruit LA-natives attending universities in the Big 10 Conference. The internship will be held at the Commission’s office in Los Angeles from June 13- August 19, so the students will need to be in LA for the summer as well as during winter break to work during the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2012. Two spots are currently being reserved for Big 10 students. Any questions regarding the internship can be directed to Daisy Wiberg in the information below.
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 email@example.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.
BIG TEN ALUMNI EVENTS & INFO
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Houdini: Art and Magic Exhibit
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Facebook: Indiana Alumni in Southern California
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Orange County http://umaoc.umclubs.com/
Happy Hour - Century City
Toscanova is at the Westfield Mall in Century City. There is three hours of free parking available in the mall lot.
10250 Santa Monica Blvd # 192
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Volunteer Event - Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive
Calling all Wolverine volunteers! We've teamed up with Foothill Unity Services for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers. This is a national event that all postal carriers participate in by collecting donated food items along their routes. At the Altadena Post Office, our Michigan team will assist in collecting, sorting and loading those food items onto trucks to return to the Foothill Unity Services warehouse. The foods collected go to help feed families in need over the summer months.
If you would like to volunteer, please email Christie or Robynn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Altadena Post Office
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.
Coming on August 21st, we've got a great summer day
planned for the whole family!
UM Orange County
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
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 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!
Purple & White Gala
Admission: $35 for NU Club Members of LA, Orange County, Coachella Valley and San Diego, the NUEA West, the Kellogg Club of LA and the Medill Club of Southern California
$40 for non-members (includes 1 year club membership) until April 14
For the first time, the entire Northwestern Community in Southern California will come together for an evening of elegance and celebration. Join us for a spectacular night of food, drink and art with private access to MOCA's galleries and a keynote speech by Coach Pat Fitzgerald, Head Coach of the Northwestern Wildcat Football Team.
Buffet served at 7:30 PM / Open Bar for beer and wine
*Galleries will be open*
This event is hosted by the NU Clubs of Los Angeles, Orange County, Coachella Valley and San Diego, the NUEA West, the Kellogg Club of LA and the Medill Club of Southern California.
2nd Annual Shakespeare by the Sea
Saturday, June 25th, 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Point Fermen Park San Pedro, CA
If you have never been to Shakespeare by the Sea or maybe never heard of it here is the scoop. Shakespeare by the Sea is a free (yes you read correctly FREE) production of a Shakespeare play. This year’s performance will be “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING”. The location is in Point Fermin Park in San Pedro. The show starts at 8:00 but come early (around 7:00) and join are picnic in the park before the play. Everyone is repsonsable for their own food and drink.
Getting to Point Fermin is easy. Just take the 110 South till it dead ends into Gaffey St. Turn Left and continue to head south on Gaffey till Gaffey dead ends into Point Fermin Park. The parking lot in the park is usually full so park in the lot across the street from the park. It will be on your right just before you enter the park.
Point Fermin Park is right on the ocean so it does get very chilly at night. A heavy sweatshirt or a coat is a must and a blanket will also help besides having something to lay down on the ground for the picnic. Bring a lawn chair for the show and in case we do not save any bench seats.
Finally if you are busy on June 25th but still think Shakespeare by the Sea sounds fun go to shakespearebythesea.org and check out the other shows not only in San Pedro but through out the South Bay, Orange County and Pasadena.
Hope to see you there.
Save The Date: 21st Annual Community Service Day for Hillsides
Canyon Gateway Park Hike
Sign-up today for a 5.4 mile hike with your fellow Penn State Alumni. What better way to celebrate the coming of Spring then with a trip to the outdoors! Come join us for an awesome hike to Skull Rock. At 5.4 miles, this hike is just the right ratio of exercise to fun. It is an excellent hike for the novice hiker. Just bring yourself or even some friends to this event. Parking is $7 inside of the park, but plenty of street parking is available as well.
Fencing at Avant-Garde Fencers Club
Come join your fellow Penn Stater's for an awesome experience. We will be fencing at Avant-Garde Fencers Club in West LA. It is headed by Coach Daniel Costin, who has trained fencing champions at the Olympic level. The fencer's club will be closed to us as a private event. A cap of 25 people can come and join. There is a $30 fee per person. Which includes an hour of instruction with Coach Costin, rental of the club, as well as all rental gear. The retail price for this is $60 per person, so we are getting a 50% discount. This is a great opportunity to come out and try something new for half the price!
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
ORANGE COUNTY UPDATE:
SAVE THE DATE
June 6, 2010 - Temecula Valley Balloon
& Wine Festival
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 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.
4th Annual Grand Prix San Diego
Event Details: Meet us down at the beach again this year to celebrate our own Purdue Grand Prix here on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.... Now in it's 4th year, this event has grown from 40 people at a tiny beach cottage in 2008 to an anticipated 100+ Boilers congregating at a killer ocean-front condo in 2011.
got the condo all weekend long, so to take advantage, we'll be kicking things
off with an informal all club potluck BBQ and fire-side mixer on Friday night.
We'll have the BBQ ready to go by 6pm so swing by after work and enjoy a
relaxing sea-side evening. Again, Friday is a POTLUCK event... bring your own
· ICE... We'll need lots of ice.
· Additional Beverages / Food Items
· Ping Pong Balls
· Firewood... Lots of Firewood
· Beach Chairs
· Beach Volley Ball Net and Ball
· Party Playlist on an iPod or Laptop
· Other Fun Beach Items/Games
This event is ALL DAY and will go into an evening bonfire (and who
knows after that) so feel free to swing by whenever. Also, watch the weather
report and be sure to dress accordingly.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
ALL UPDATES visit www.labadgers.com
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. ON WISCONSIN!
UW Orange County
Thursday, May 19th: Relay For Life of Laguna Beach Kickoff Party 6 - 8 PM at Seven Degrees (891 Laguna Canyon Rd; Laguna Beach). Questions? Contact Susie Lynch
Saturday, June 11th: WAA Western Regional Chapter Leader Conference in Orange County, CA! CLICK HERE for all details and to RSVP!
Sunday, June 12th: It's time to RSVP for the 15th Annual "Cheesehead Classic" Golf Tournament & Scholarship Fundraiser on Sunday, June 12th at the beautiful Tijeras Creek Golf Club. Not a Golfer? Come join us after the tournament for the Silent Auction and Banquet. This is the Chapter's biggest fundraising event for the general scholarship fund! CLICK HERE for all event details and registration form.2011 SAVE-THE-DATE: July 17th Summer Picnic & Student Send-Off plus WAA's 150 Birthday Party Celebration & Aug 6th Relay for Life!