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 email@example.com.
Go Big Ten!
BIG TEN CLUB
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/
12/5 BTC Holiday Party Busby’s- West LA Annual
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 (www.pasadenaquarterbacks.org) 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).
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
November 27th, check in 9am, starts 10am sharp
Post Pub Crawl All Meet Up at our Valued Sponsor
vs Red Wings
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!
Click here to purchase tickets http://kingswings2010.eventbrite.com/.
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
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.... 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 afreeman@bestOCevents.com 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.
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:
E Mail: MSULosAngeles@gmail.com
Alumni Night with the LA Kings - Saturday, December 4,
Here's the invitation http://www.bestocevents.com/MSU/RedWings12-4MSUOC.pdf
For Tickets and more information contact Amanda Varela from Staples Center, (213) 742-7207 or email email@example.com
Game Watch Locations:
South Orange County - Players Sports Grill, 24401
Ridge Route Dr. #B105,
NU Club of LA Football Watching Location:
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
Northwestern Alumni Association Holiday
Wine Pairing Dinner
PENN STATE ONLINE!
PENN STATE LOS ANGELES UPDATE
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn State game watching!
Chelsea Pub &
Grill @ The Underground
PENN STATE ORANGE COUNTY UPDATE
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, email@example.com, (717) 512-9597 prior to each meeting date. (The next meeting is scheduled for July 27.)
Holiday Wine Tasting
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.
GAME DAY VIEWING LOCATIONS
O.C. Sports Grill
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
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
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 www.salavon.com 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.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Buffalo Wild Wings
10% of all proceeds are donated to the UMLA scholarship fund! Go Blue!
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
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
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.
RSVP at http://bigtenpubcrawl2010.eventbrite.com/
· 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
Gophers vs. Iowa Game
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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 athttp://www.facebook.com/GophersLAOC
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
ALL UPDATES visit www.labadgers.com
Wisconsin Football Viewing Parties - November Games except (UW vs. NW)
season is here and it's time to celebrate!!! Join