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November 2011

 BIG TEN CLUB
 MASTER SCHEDULE

 DateEventLocationComment
12/3Big Ten Holiday PartyUnderground Pub,
Hermosa Beach
Watch the Big Ten Championship game following the Big Ten Pub Crawl
12/6Directors Meeting Billingsley Steak House,
West Los Angeles
Discussing Rose Bowl logistics
12/16Queens LuncheonValley Hunt Club, 
Pasadena
One of our marquee events!
12/31Big Ten Golf Outing Arroyo Secco Golf Course,
Pasadena
Fundraiser for Tournament of Roses Foundation
12/31RB Hall of Fame Luncheon Pasadena Convention CenterLunch honoring Rose Bowl HOF induction class 
1/2/2012Rose Bowl Football GamePasadena Rose Bowl StadiumBest Bowl Ever
2/25/2012    Kings vs Blackhawks NHL     Staples Center,
Downtown Los Angeles 
NHL game with lots of perks
3/13/12Directors Meeting Billingsley Steak House, 
West Los Angeles
Chatting Spring & Summer events 
4/21/12LA FoodbankLA Food Bank,
Los Angeles
Annual community service outing


CLUB EVENTS

Big Ten Club Holiday Party 
December 3rd, 5-8pm

The Underground, Hermosa Beach

Celebrate the Holidays with Big Ten friends!

Highlights include:

  • Good Midwestern Folk
  • Immediately follows Big Ten Pub Crawl
  • TOY DRIVE - please bring a toy as we will be donating them for the Children’s Institute http://www.childrensinstitute.org/ 
  • Watch the Big Ten Conference Championship game to find out who will be playing in the Rose Bowl (or national championship).
  • Turn in your Rose Bowl ticket application if you haven't already.

Big Ten Golf Outing - Fundraiser for Tournament of Roses Foundation
December 31, 2011, 8am-11:30am
Arroyo Seco Golf Course, Pasadena

Grab some friends and hit the links with Big Ten Alumni
  • All holes are short Par 3s 
  • Scramble format - all skill levels welcome
  • Kids welcome - also has miniature putting course
  • Contests, Prizes, Trophies
  • Includes post golf lunch and Award ceremony

Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon Ceremony
December 31st, 12pm
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street Pasadena, CA

The Tournament of Roses has invited members of the Big Ten Club of Southern California to attend the Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon Ceremony on Saturday, December 31 at 12 Noon at the Pasadena Convention Center. Last year, we had four members attend and this year we’d like to have an entire table of Club members. More information (i.e., the names of the honorees, pricing, etc.) will be announced in the December e-newsletter. If interested in attending, please contact Jim Jacobs by December 15 at 626.334.5676 or wildcats76@verizon.net.


LA Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks
February 25th, 5pm (new time)
Staples Center
1111 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA
RSVP

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!

KINGS vs Blackhawks, Feb 25

  • Excellent seating in Section 207       
  • VIP Pass to attend our own Meet & Greet with an NHL player after the game
  • Raffle ticket to win a signed puck & other goodies

LA Regional Foodbank Service Project
April 21st, 8:45am – 12pm
LA Regional Foodbank
1734 East 41st Street Vernon, CA

The Big Ten Club of Southern California, along with the Northwestern, Michigan State and Wisconsin alumni clubs, will all co-sponsor the annual service project at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank on Saturday, April 21, from 8:45 a.m.-12 Noon. For now, just save the date – further information will follow – and make plans to join us for what has become a terrific annual event. An optional lunch will follow at a local Mexican restaurant. Questions? Please contact Jim Jacobs at wildcats76@verizon.net or626.334.5676.



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 secretary@bigtenclub.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.





LOCAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BIG TEN ALUMNI EVENTS & INFO



UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Don't Hug Me; I'm Pregnant
Sep 30 thru Nov 20
Secret Rose Theatre
NoHo Arts District
11246 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
$10 for Big Ten alums and friends ($20 normally)
RSVP

Synopsis: "Don't Hug Me, I'm Pregnant" is the fourth in the Don't Hug Me series of musicals. The previous three Don't Hug Me musicals are published by Samuel French and have played in over 100 cities around the U.S. and Canada. 

The story takes place in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota, in a little bar called "The Bunyan," owned by Clara and Gunner Johnson. Clara is 8 1/2 months pregnant with their first child, and today she's looking forward to her baby shower, getting lots of presents, and taking a break from her raging hormones.
 
Suddenly, a freak snow, a "tsnownami," hits Bunyan Bay and they find themselves snowed in. No one can get in or leave. Gunner's worst nightmare comes true when Clara goes into labor and he realizes he's going to have to deliver the baby in the bar.

 

A Night on the Giant Magellan Telescope
November 20th, 1pm – 5pm
Hyatt Century Plaza
2025 Ave of the Stars, Century City, CA
RSVP

The product of more than a century of astronomical research and telescope building, the Giant Magellan Telescope promises to revolutionize our view and understanding of the universe. Participate in an afternoon of discussions with astronomers from UChicago, Harvard, and Carnegie on the big questions the GMT is designed to answer. Is there life on other planets? How did the first galaxies form? What are dark matter and dark energy? What is the fate of the universe?

Alumni Contact:  Michael Long, miklong2@gmail.com or 310-544-7684

$15/person: Includes symposium and light refreshments.



UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

www.laillini.com

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (OC)

www.orangecountyillini.org



UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

www.iowalum.com/losangeles

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS

Santa Monica: 1351 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA  - This is the original location for the LA Iowa Club which will continue to show EVERY game and include the 50% off discount to any Iowa fan who wears something with Iowa on it!

West Hollywood:  8447 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA - This location will be showing EVERY Iowa game just like the Santa Monica branch and it WILL include the 50% off deal to all Iowa fans as well! For those of you who live in the West Hollywood/Hollywood area, it will be a quicker drive/cab with all the same deals as coming to Santa Monica.

* West Hollywood Gamewatch location host: JJ Banicki. He will be there to answer any questions you may have and keep the Hawkeyes spirit high! In fact, JJ back in college at Iowa was our beloved mascot, Herky!

Pasadena: 99 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA - This location will be showing EVERY Iowa game just like the Santa Monica branch and it WILL include the 50% off deal to all Iowa fans as well! For those of you who live in the Pasadena area etc., it will be a quicker drive/cab with all the same deals as coming to Santa Monica.

* Pasadena Gamewatch location hosts: Brooke & Kristy Sexton & Patrick Carberry. They will be there to answer any questions you may have and keep the Hawkeye spirit high!

Burbank: 250 N. 1st St. Burbank, CA - This is the NEW location for 2011 and will be showing EVERY Iowa game just like the other 3 branches. It will also include the 50% off deal to all Iowa fans as well! For those of you who live in the Burbank, Valley area etc., it will be a quicker drive/cab with all the same deals as coming to Santa Monica.

* Burbank Gamewatch location host: Stephanie Sorensen. She will be there to help answer any questions you may have and keep the Hawkeye spirit high!



INDIANA UNIVERSITY

 http://alumni.indiana.edu/chapters/la/

Facebook: Indiana Alumni in Southern California


ASSOCIATION UPDATE

We are happy to announce that Paul Davidovac is taking over as President of the Indiana University Alumni Association of Los Angeles.  We look forward to an exciting Presidency from Paul.  He can be reached at pauldavidovac@gmail.com.  

IUAA Los Angeles has a “new/old” Hollywood game watch location; our Old El Guapo is now the New Parlor on Melrose:
The Parlor Melrose
7250 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Join us on Facebook for invites to all our events, including last minute game watch events.


UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

www.umclubla.com
Facebook: 
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56895462685

Orange County http://umaoc.umclubs.com/


UM Orange County 

MICHIGAN
 STATE UNIVERSITY

Los Angeles: 
http://www.msula.net/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=40536765045
E Mail: MSULosAngeles@gmail.com

GAME WATCH LOCATION (Hollywood Location)

LA Kings vs. Detroit Red Wings
Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 1pm

Join fellow Spartans in a private suite at STAPLES Center to watch the Detroit Red Wings take on the LA Kings and tickets are only $130 per person.  The Suite Ticket will include catering and a cash bar.

Autographed Merchandise Raffle and a Special Guest Visit!

Only 30 spots available Reserve by Friday the 11th of November
Contact Amanda Varela at (213) 742-7202 or avarela@aegworldwide.com

Orange County:
http://www.michiganstate.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44280012668
Contact: Aimee Bolen, (517) 230-9577,  email aimeebolen@yahoo.com


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


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! 



UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA

CFN Hotline Number: 949-651-9174 - email CFN
P.O. Box 51986 Irvine, CA 92619

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS




NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

nuclubofla.org
Facebook:
 http://www.facebook.com/nuclubofla
Email: Info@NUClubOfLA.org 

 




UPCOMING EVENTS

NU CLUB OF LA's ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY AND TOY DRIVE

Monday, December 5, 2011 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm 
Lola’s Bar and Restaurant in West Hollywood

945 North Fairfax Avenue  
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 654-5652

For admission, please bring one or more new, unwrapped toys and/or books and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, holiday music and the company of your fellow Wildcats.

NU Alums RSVP here:

http://alumni.northwestern.edu/events/6226

GAME WATCH LOCATION

Join local L.A. Alumni for ‘Cats Football Every Saturday @ Rush Street Bar & Grill – upper loft
9546 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA

Good cheer, Chicago beer, and more!



OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY


UPCOMING EVENTS
November 26th -  Annual Beat Michigan Viewing Party 

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS



PENN STATE UNIVERSITY 

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)

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS

UPCOMING EVENTS

11/19 – NEW TIME & DATE: Free Tailgate Party @ Silvio's Brazilian BBQ

11/19 - Free Tailgate Party @ Mr. Pockets Sports Bar

12/10 - Holiday Member Party!!!!!

MEMBERSHIP

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: membership@psula.org

ORANGE COUNTY UPDATE:

www.psuoc.com

GAME WATCH LOCATIONS

MEMBERSHIP

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, andy@psuoc.com, (717) 512-9597 prior to each meeting date.  

 


PURDUE UNIVERSITY

www.purduealum.org/laclub

Facebook:www.facebook.com/PurdueAlumniClubofLAandOC
purduealumnicluboflaandoc@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

Are you ready for some football? (1 New Location)

Please see the list below for the football watching locations closest to you. Also, make sure you check out the Facebook Event pages to let people know you are coming!

Main Locations

Crest Sports Bar and Grill - Downtown Torrance *New Location!

 Jason, former bartender at Shark's Cove, has invited us to check out his new location and he will have the Purdue games sound on! 

Patrick Molloys - Hermosa Beach

Sharkeez - Newport Beach

Sharkeez will be playing the Purdue game with sound this week and will have free appetizers and drink specials.  RSVP on the Sharkeez facebook event page so they know how many tables to reserve.

Minor Sites

Q's - Los Angeles
OC Sports Grill - Anaheim
Legends - Long Beach  

Map of all Purdue Football Watching Locations -> Map

Check out this fall's upcoming schedule: 

10/22/11 vs. Illinois 12 pm ET (9am PT)
10/29/11 @ Michigan 12 pm ET (9am PT)
11/5/11 @ Wisconsin TBA 
11/12/11 vs. Ohio State TBA 
11/19/11 vs. Iowa TBA 
11/26/11 @ Indiana TBA

Did you know...

Purdue's Solar Team takes second with the INhome in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011.  Click here to read more.

New Commenting Features at www.purduealumni.org/laclub/

In an effort to help generate more conversation about Purdue Alumni happenings in the LA and OC area we have implemented many new commenting features at our website.

The following is a short list of the major features being introduced today:

· Social Sharing - Share articles via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and email

· Use Preexisting Accounts - Use your Google/Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, or Yahoo accounts to comment on each article

· Real Names - Using these accounts will help identify real people much like Facebook commenting works today.

Go to this article to find out more details: Link




 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 

 labadgers.com
 Facebook:
 http://www.facebook.com/labadgers
 Twitter: @labadgers 
 Contact: Rob Webb, 858-722-4574, labadgers@gmail.com 

ALL UPDATES visit www.labadgers.com




UPCOMING EVENTS

11/12 - UW vs. Minnesota
11/19 - UW vs. Illinois
11/26 - UW vs. PSU
12/3 - Big Ten Pub Crawl - Hermosa Beach
12/3 - Big Ten Championship Game - Hermosa Beach

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 labadgers@gmail.com if would like to be added to the distribution list.  ON WISCONSIN!


UW Orange County

http://www.uwalumni.com/OrangeCounty

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Food Drive and Adopt-a-Family Continue!

  • Our annual programs for the football season 

    ·       Hey, Badgers! UW Orange County Alumni Chapter’s Fall Football Food Drive is in full swing! Please bring a non-perishable food or daily living item to any of our Saturday football viewing parties at Newport Beach Brewing Company.  Our Food Drive Chair Marilyn Wittenwyler will then give you a raffle ticket for each item you donate.  At the end of the regular football season, we will have a number of special drawings to thank you for your donation!

    ·       Adopt-a-Family - OC BADGERS participate each year in this charitable program. To give, we simply ask that you put cash or checks (payable to UW Alumni Club of Orange County) in the holiday decorated gift cans that will be at each Badger Football viewing party. At the end of the season, with your generosity we hope to have enough to purchase gifts and food for two deserving families of Orange County.

ON WISCONSIN!




 

CHICAGO – ILLINOIS – INDIANA – IOWA – MICHIGAN – MICHIGAN STATE – MINNESOTA – NORTHWESTERN – OHIO STATE – PENN STATE – PURDUE – WISCONSIN

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