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November 2010

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November 1, 2010

Dear Fellow Big Ten Club Members,

While hard to believe, Thanksgiving is now less than three weeks away and the Big Ten football schedule is about to enter into the final stretch. And with four teams (as of this writing) now tied for first place, what a stretch it promises to be! At this point, it's anyone's guess who will win the Big Ten and hopefully represent the conference in the Rose Bowl game on January 1. 

What we do know, however, is that the club will once again be able to offer its members the opportunity to purchase tickets to the game. The ticket application will be mailed to you later this month and I strongly encourage you to adhere to the application deadline, tentatively set for Wednesday, December 8. As we do every year, the deadline will be strictly enforced and no exceptions will be made for orders received after the deadline.

As always, the club calendar lists a number of outstanding events coming up over the course of the next month - an LA Kings game on Saturday, December 4, the annual BTC Holiday Party on Sunday, December 5 and the 'not to be missed' Queen's Luncheon on Friday, December 17. If you've never been to this wonderful traditional event held at the exclusive Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena (where the Rose Parade was first planned over 100 years ago) why not make this year the one when you finally make it - I think you'll be glad that you did.

Finally, I'd like to encourage those of you who might be able to attend (i.e., our retired members and those living or working near Pasadena) to attend the Pasadena Quarterbacks Luncheon on Friday, November 19 at the Brookside Golf Course Clubhouse, next to the Rose Bowl. John Sciarra, former UCLA quarterback and MVP of the 1976 Rose Bowl game is the guest speaker. I attended the luncheon on September 24 that featured Sam Cunningham from USC and received a wonderful welcome from the club. They'd very much like to build a relationship with us and, given our many common interests, I'm hoping that we can do that. I plan to attend the luncheon and would be delighted to have you join me - and hopefully others - so that we might have our own BTC table. 

I encourage you to contact me or any other Board member with any thoughts or ideas you might have on how we can best serve our members. I can be reached at 909.621.8557 (work), 626.334.5676 (home) or

Go Big Ten!


Jim Jacobs
Northwestern (B.S.)
Wisconsin (M.S.)


 Date                 Event                                                     Location                                               Comment

11/19               Quarterback Luncheon Series         Brookside Golf Course- Pasadena

11/27               Big Ten Pub Crawl                              Hermosa Beach                                 4th Annual Event

11/30               Board Meeting                                     Billingsley’s Steak House                  Board Directors/
                                                                                        West Los Angeles                                Past Presidents

12/4                 BTC NHL Night-                                  Staples Center                                           BTC/ NU
                        Kings vs Red Wings

12/5                 BTC Holiday Party                              Busby’s- West LA                                    Annual Event
                                                                                                                                                    BTC/ U of W/ U of M

12/17               Queen’s Luncheon                            Valley Hunt Club- Pasadena                  Annual Event

12/18                Big Ten Ice Skating                              Culver City Ice Rink                              UW Co-sponsored


 Pasadena Quarterbacks Luncheon Series
Friday, November 19th, The Brookside Clubhouse

The Pasadena Quarterbacks ( is a 66 year old organization dedicated to the support of community football that has, through its efforts, donated over $250,000 to a variety of schools and organizations. The club is open to one and all and the only requirement to join is a dedication to the game of football and its place in our community. 

Each fall, the club sponsors a weekly luncheon series at the Brookside Golf Course in the shadows of the Rose Bowl that features a variety of outstanding coaches and speakers. Just starting this year, we'd like to promote the Pasadena Quarterbacks luncheons to our members and try and gather a table full of Big Ten Club members on November 19th, when John Sciarra will speak (UCLA Rose Bowl MVP and Rose Bowl Hall of Famer).

All of the luncheons are on Friday and begin at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $30 for non-members and $25 for members of the Pasadena Quarterbacks club (they are always looking for new members and dues are only $85 per year). Len Roth (Michigan State) will coordinate the series for the BTC. If interested in attending the October 22 luncheon, please contact Len at 818-609-7575 (work) or by November 15th. You can pay "at the door" but we do need to know who plans to attend so that we can reserve a table for the club.

We hope that you can help us start a new club tradition and look forward to possibly seeing you on November 19th.

4th Annual Big Ten Club Pub Crawl

Good Big Ten Times

Celebrate the end of the Big Ten football season as we crawl around Hermosa Beach hitting 11 bars, catching pieces of Big Ten football action, enjoying special Big Ten themed cocktails, and getting some mild walking exercise while listening to Big Ten School fight songs. 

When:  Saturday November 27th, check in 9am, starts 10am sharp  
Where: Meet at Hennesseys, 8 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Who:    All Big Ten Alumni, fans, or friends who want to crawl 
What to Bring: Wear school apparel, a Price is Right audience level of enthusiasm and comfortable drinking walking shoes
What to Expect:  Contests, Lanyards, Football, Spirit, Spirits, and fun 
Cost: FREE or SUGGESTED $10 DONATION with 100% being donated to the American Family's Children's Hospital.  Pay on your own as you go with school themed drink specials at each bar.  
How:  SIGN UP HERE You will be grouped into teams and given your bar route when you arrive at Hennesseys.  

 Post Pub Crawl All Meet Up at our Valued Sponsor
The Underground Pub & Grill


KINGS vs Red Wings
December 4, 7:30-10pm

Staples Center
1111 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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!

  • Excellent seating in Section 209!
  • VIP Pass to attend our own Meet & Greet with an NHL player after the game
  • Raffle ticket to win a signed puck & other goodies

Click here to purchase tickets

***Limited number of tickets left so don’t delay!*** 
If the tickets are sold out, check the MSU event (below) for the same game. 

Big Ten Club Contact Cards - Now Available

Big Ten Club Members -- We have printed up brand new BTC Contact Cards (see picture above) for everyone to pass along to interested parties and prospective members.  We have 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 and we'll send you some.... carry them with you and let's tell everyone 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 or cell (714) 390-5190 if you would like to help in this important position.



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

For all upcoming Los Angeles area IU events and last minute updates, be sure and join us on Facebook by searching for Indiana Alumni in Southern California.


Los Angeles Game Watch Location, Facebook Page, and Email:

Big Wangs, 1562 N Cahuenga Blvd,
Hollywood, CA 90028  phone 323-469-2449 

Facebook Page:!/group.php?gid=40536765045&v=wall&ref=share

E Mail:

Alumni Night with the LA Kings - Saturday, December 4, 7:30pm
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Join the Michigan State University Alumni Clubs in style as they watch the Red Wings take on the Kings at Staples.   We have assembled a VIP Package for this game, including catering, open bar, access to the Green Room on the VIP level, Post Game meet and greet the players, and much more!!  This was arranged by the VIP host at the Staples Center, a very special deal.  Only $150 Per person, 60 in the group, and there are only 10 tickets left, get on it !!!  

Here's the invitation

For Tickets and more information contact Amanda Varela from Staples Center, (213) 742-7207 or email    

Orange County Game Watch Locations:
Central & Coastal Orange County - Rudy's Pub & Grill, 3110 Newport Blvd, 
Newport Beach  phone 949-723-0293

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

Contact info for inquiries on MSU Orange County Club: Aimee Bolen,  phone
(517) 230-9577,  email 


NU Club of LA Football Watching Location:

Rush Street
9546 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 837-9546

The NU Club of L.A. and the Friends of the Children's Institute International will host the 24th annual holiday party and toy drive for abused children Dec. 6th at Lola's Restaurant at 945 N. Fairfax from 6:00 p.m.-- 8:30 p.m.

The toy drive benefits more than 4,000 abused and neglected children of all ages and ethnicities treated by the Children's Institute International, a non-profit organization with facilities in central Los Angeles and Torrance. CII counsels and, in some cases, houses the abused children.  Attendees are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys and/or books.

The toy drive will be held cocktail party style with hors d'oeuvres and holiday/dance music provided.  Therapists and social workers from CII will be on hand to pass out literature and answer any questions about the facilities and the children.

All BTC members are invited and asked to bring at least one, new and unwrapped toy.  Thanks.


NU Club of Orange County

Upcoming Events
November 13, 2010 (time TBD) – NU vs. Iowa (location TBD)
November 20, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. – Location T.B.D.
November 27, 2010 (time TBD) – NU vs. Wisconsin (location TBD)
December 15, 2010 – Annual Holiday Party at Britta's in Irvine

Northwestern Alumni Association Holiday Wine Pairing Dinner
December 15, 2010
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Britta's Cafe
4245 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

OSULA Viewing Sites 2010

East LA:
Zendejas Mexican Restaurant
2440 S Vineyard Ave
Ontario, CA 91761-6400
(909) 947-1400

The Happy Ending
7038 W. Sunset Blvd. (1 block east of La Brea)
Hollywood, CA 90038  323-469-7038

Blue Palms Brewhouse
6124 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

The Valley:
The Rack
Westfield Promenade Shopping Mall
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd #2150.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 716-0123

West Hills:
Yankee Doodles
6501 Fallbrook Ave.
West Hill, CA
(818) 883-3030
Located in Fallbrook Square at Fallbrook 

South Bay:
On The Rocks
239 N. Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, CA  90277
(310) 379-7438

South Bay:
Memphis at the Beach
1142 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach CA 90266
(310) 545-5405

Santa Monica:
The Shack
2518 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90408
(310) 449-1171


PSU LA – South Bay
Psu Oc (page profile)
Penn State Alumni Association Orange County Chapter  (group)

TWITTER @PSUfootball

November 13            at Ohio State
November 20            Indiana at FedEx Field, Washington, D.C.
November 27            MICHIGAN STATE



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 to register or email Joe Fugarino at 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:

Annual Holiday Celebration
December TBD Please watch the website and forthcoming December BTC newsletter for details!

Penn State game watching!
Hermosa Beach
Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ
20 Pier Avenue

Chelsea Pub & Grill @ The Underground
1334 Hermosa Avenue

Manhattan Beach
Pockets Sports Bar 
516 N Sepulveda Blvd
(310) 372-4343

Santa Monica
318 Santa Monica Blvd
(310) 458-5350

West Hollywood
Barney's Beanery
8447 Santa Monica Blvd
(323) 654-2287



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,, (717) 512-9597 prior to each meeting date.  (The next meeting is scheduled for July 27.)


Holiday Wine Tasting
December 5, 2-4PM
Salt Creek Wine Company
30100 Town Center Drive
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Sample 5 flights, buy raffle tickets and network with chapter members at the annual holiday celebration. Members $23, Non-Members $26.  All proceeds from the raffle benefit the OCCPSAA Scholarship Fund.  For more information contact Leia Heritage ’06 (714) 904-3812.


O.C. Sports Grill
450 North State College Boulevard (really!)
Orange, CA



The University of Chicago Invites the Big Ten Club to Its Lecture Series

L.A. Harper Lecture with Professor Jason Salavon

November 14, 2010 | 3:00–5:30 p.m.
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Census data, Playboy centerfolds, the 2007 IKEA catalogue: these and other artifacts of contemporary culture provide the unexpected fodder for Jason Salavon's acclaimed artistic practice. Using software processes of his own design, Salavon works at the intersection of art, information technology, and daily life. His distinctive video installations and photographic prints have been exhibited and collected by museums around the world, including the Whitney Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Salavon is now on the faculty at the University of Chicago, with a joint appointment in the Department of Visual Arts and the Computation Institute. Visit to see a full archive of his work, and join us on November 14 to learn about how this interdisciplinary artist is redefining the boundary between technology and art.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Registration & Reception
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.: Presentation & Discussion
REGISTER for this event at:


3001 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA  90403

68 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA  90254

Buffalo Wild Wings
127 East Palm Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502

10% of all proceeds are donated to the UMLA scholarship fund!  Go Blue!


Join us for the Thanksgiving weekend Big Ten Pub Crawl and for our final 2010 game watchesy.  We have a new (interim) Gopher football coach, so it's like starting a new season.  Come out and start the season anew!

Big Ten Pub Crawl, Hermosa Beach
Saturday, November 27, 9am-3pm PT

Join us for the 4th Annual Big Ten Pub Crawl.  Join festive Midwest-schooled folk as we celebrate the end of the Big Ten football season with an annual pub crawl in Hermosa Beach, CA.  We crawl around 11 bars, catching pieces of Big Ten football, enjoying special Big Ten themed cocktails, contests, and more.


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

Three Remaining Golden Gopher Football Game Watches!Join fellow Gopher alumni and friends of Minnesota to root on our Gopher football team, make new friends and re-connect with others.

Gophers vs. Illinois Game Watch 

Saturday, November 13. Kickoff time TBA.
    · Plan to support the Gophers as they travel to Champaign, IL to take on the Fighting Illini.   
    ·  Patrick Molloy's, 50 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach (Map & Directions)
    · ***RSVP Here on Facebook*** or simply just show up!

Gophers vs. Iowa Game Watch 
Saturday, November 27. Kickoff time TBA.
    · Join us for the Big Ten Club Pub Crawl (details above) and catch glimpses of the last Gopher football game of the Fall.

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 at

Check out our chapter page on!  Additional updates coming soon.

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 to express your interest. 



Wisconsin Football Viewing Parties - November Games except (UW vs. NW)

Busbys, Santa Monica
3110 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Description: Football season is here and it's time to celebrate!!! Join
Wisconsin fans and root on the best college football program in America.
Each Saturday the LA Badgers host a football viewing party complete with
Food/Drink Specials (DETAILS BELOW), Badger Music and a weekly contest. On Wisconsin!!

November Games:
11/13 UW vs. Indiana - Busbys Santa Monica
11/20 UW vs. Michigan - Busbys Santa Monica
11/27 UW vs. Northwestern - The Underground in Hermosa 

December 5 - Big Ten Holiday Party - Co-Sponsor
December 18 - Big Ten Ice Skating Outing - Co-Sponsor



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Derek Hildebrandt,
Nov 10, 2010, 2:34 AM