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October 2012

 11/13/12 Big Ten Beer Tasting  TBD  Big Ten Club Members 
 12/1/12 Big Ten Pub Crawl   Hermosa Beach Big Ten Friends 
12/1/12  Big Ten Holiday Party  Chelsea Room, Hermosa Beach  Big Ten Club Members
 12/18/12 Queen's Luncheon  Valley Hunt Club, Pasadena  Big Ten Club Members 

Rose Bowl Game Golf Classic & Football Chalk Talk

 Industry Hills Golf Course,

City of Industry 

 Big Ten Friends 


Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Lunch  Pasadena Civic Center  Big Ten Club Members 
 1/1/13 Rose Bowl  Rose Bowl, Pasadena  Big Ten Club Members 
Big Ten Club Members and Friends:
October is here.   The Fall... not quite yet.  I think we are all anxiously waiting for the heat to break and feel like, even for a brief moment, that we are back in the Midwest.  I do miss the colors and the foliage.  I miss the cool, crisp air and the piles of leaves which double as a mattress and a place to break a running jump.

As I write this, I also cannot help but think of John Lennon, whose birthday is today.  It's still hard to believe he is gone.  Perhaps that is because his music lives on.  We will always have that, which is a pretty powerful thing.

What does that have to do with the Big Ten Club?  Maybe nothing, maybe everything.  

This storied group has been around since 1933.  It is about events and get togethers, but more than anything else I think, it is about friendships. 

Yeah, I'll admit that I have non-Northwestern friends.  Shhh!

Our annual cocktail party/happy hour was an amazing success.  We had over 100 people enjoying each other's company.  

We have a beer tasting coming up on Nov. 13th...

And of course our pub crawl/holiday party on Dec. 1st and the famed Queen's Luncheon on Dec. 18th.  

Before we know it, the Rose Bowl will be upon us... filled with Wildcat Purple.  What?  A guy can dream!

If you have not renewed your membership, please do so now.  It is so easy and can be done right on line.  Just visit, which is also where you want to go to get the latest club information.

Stay cool, stay connected and stay active.  And Go Big Ten.

Marc Goldsmith
President, Big Ten Club of Southern California


Big Ten Club Beer Tasting

The Big Ten Club is hosting a Beer Tasting event sponsored by the Northwestern and Wisconsin alumni associations

Big Ten Club Beer Tasting RSVP

Big Ten Club Holiday Party and
Toy Drive, Hermosa Beach

  • Celebrate the Holidays with Hundreds of Big Ten Club Friends
  • Watch the Big Ten Championship Football Game on big flat screens
  • BRING A TOY - TOY DRIVE for the Children's Institute
  • Exclusive Big Ten Club Membership benefits
    • Reserved seating section - Chelsea Pub 
    • Food & Drink Specials 
    • Limited free appetizers
  • Starts immediately after the Big Ten Pub Crawl in Hermosa Beach - Pub Crawl RSVP

  Big Ten Club Holiday Party RSVP

Rose Bowl Game Golf Classic & Football Chalk Talk, City of Industry 12/29/12

The Rose Bowl Game Golf Classic is an exciting rivalry event, featuring golfers from all of the Big Ten and Pac-12 schools, along with celebrated alumni. It is open to alumni, supporters and families from all Big Ten and Pac-12 schools, along with fans of these teams. The tournament will be followed by an exclusive panel of celebrated athletes and coaches, giving you their perspective on the upcoming game and sharing stories of their past glory days at the Rose Bowl.   

More Information and RSVP

     Continue the tradition started in 1933 by renewing your Big Ten Club Membership for the 2012-13 year.  The Big Ten Club provides value to its membership through Keystone Events, its relationship with The Tournament of Roses and its ability to connect Big Ten Alumni and friends.   Renewals are due by September 30th.
Renew Today and don't forget to Spread the Word about this extraordinary organization.

Annual Cocktail Party - 9/28/12
Over 100 Big Ten Members and friends joined us at our rockin’ annual B1G TEN Cocktail Party on Friday, September 28 at Rush Street in Culver City.  Members received prizes, free appetizers and drink specials.   They also got to pick the finish for a chance to WIN FREE ROSE BOWL Tickets. 

Big Ten Club Contact Cards
2012 Version 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.  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!!!!




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Robert Webb, Secretary

Robert Webb,
Oct 10, 2012, 4:08 PM