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October 2013

Big Ten Club
Master Schedule

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November 20, 2013

Q4 2013 Board of Directors’ Meeting

Billingsley’s Steak House

11326 West Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Open to all, Looking for people interested in Director or Officer positions

December 7, 2013

Big Ten Pub Crawl


8 Pier Ave

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Free event, Hosted by Friends of the Big Ten

December 14, 2013

Rose Bowl Tour & Big Ten Holiday Party

Rose Bowl Stadium

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.,

Pasadena, CA 91103


After-tour happy hour location TBD


Save the Date

December 20, 2013

Queen’s Luncheon

Valley Hunt Club,

520 S. Orange Grove Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91105

Meet the Tournament of Roses officials and the Rose Court

TBD (December 28/29/30/31)

Rose Bowl Float Decorating & Viewing

TBD (Pasadena, CA)

Save the Date, free event

December 31, 2013

Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Luncheon

Rose Bowl Stadium

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.,

Pasadena, CA 91103

Save the Date

President's Letter

Message from the BTC President – Robert Webb
Big Ten Club Members:
Our president Kelly Reynolds has decided to resign as president of the Big Ten Club to focus on her family and her new life in Chicago. Thanks Kelly for your years of service as a BTC Director and Officer. 
I will be serving as President for the remainder of Kelly’s term, before my official term begins next April.  

My Goals 

  • Bring Big Ten alumni and friends together through unique and special events
  • Grow our club's membership
  • Continue to build relationships with the Tournament of Roses, local alumni clubs, and LA/OC organizations
I would like to welcome our new members to the Big Ten Club family and also thank our renewing members for their continual support.  Click Here to Join/Renew
As a member, you have access to Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship tickets now.
Buy them here before they sell out  
Big Thanks to Steve Green and Marc Goldsmith, who did an excellent job organizing and hosting the Big Ten Club Cocktail Party on 9/27. It was great to see so many familiar and new big ten folks.
As you folks are enjoying weekly football with your local alumni clubs, the Big Ten Club Executive Committee is hard at work putting together an action-packed Dec/Jan. 
Don’t forget to RSVP/Save the Date:
Upcoming Big Ten Club Events
Dec. 7Friends of the Big Ten Pub Crawl
Dec. 14- Rose Bowl Tour & Holiday Party
Dec. 20Queen's Luncheon
Dec. 31- Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Luncheon
Dec. 28-31- Rose Bowl Float Decorating
Jan. 1 - Rose Bowl Game
Jan  6 - BCS Championship Game
Want to get involved with the club?  Next Board of Directors meeting is 11/20. Members are welcome to attend. 
Robert Webb
President – Big Ten Club of Southern California
Wisconsin Alumni

Upcoming Club Events

     Buy Rose Bowl and National Championship Tickets!

The Big Ten Club has started an exclusive sale of Rose Bowl and National Championship Tickets to members who have paid their 2013/2014 dues. Make sure to buy your tickets right away, because they will sell out quickly!

Attend the Q4 2013 Big Ten Club Directors' Meeting!!!

RSVP here to the Q4 2013 Directors' Meeting!

Bring ideas, provide feedback and share insights

Great way for past Presidents, Officers and Directors to connect


Key Topics

Officers Reports

Queen's Luncheon, Rose Bowl Activites, Holiday Party 

New Business/Old Business

Director Updates


6pm – 7pm:  Cash Bar, Networking, Mingling, Traffic Buffer

7pm – 9pm:  Meeting and Dinner


Add an Agenda Item

If you would like to add an item to the agenda please email Emily Sauter at by Nov. 13th


Dinner Cost: $26 ($28.29 with Eventbrite fees)

Includes salad, potato, dessert, entree, and non-alcoholic drink.

Director Responsibilities

Directors are required to attend the board meetings.  Schools are required to co-sponsor a Big Ten Club event every 2 years.


Director Update - Guidelines

Each director will have an opportunity to provide a 2 minute update at the end of the meeting.  Please limit comments to topics that are relevant to other schools or the BIG TEN CLUB.  If you need additional time, add an agenda item.


Questions, Comments, Update Contact Information

 Emily Sauter



RSVP here to the Q4 2013 Directors' Meeting!

Renew your Big Ten Club membership

Remember to renew your Big Ten Club Membership today for the 2013-2014 year to continue to take advantage of all the great benefits of membership, including Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship ticket access. Renew today!

Top 10 Reasons to Join the Big Ten Club:
12.  Access to Rose Bowl Tickets, and this year also access to BCS National Championship

11.  Annual Caucus Football Kickoff BBQ at the Tournament House (fka the Wrigley 


10.  Network with like-minded Big-Ten-schooled transplants

9.    Socialize with like-minded Big-Ten-schooled good-looking   

8.    Pick the winners in our "Finish of the Big Ten Contest" and win 2 free Rose Bowl

7.    Enjoy a private lunch with the Rose Parade Queen and Court at
       the exclusive Valley Hunt Club

6.    Membership dues are only $15 (under 30 years old), $30 a year for
       older folk, or VIP Life Membership for $450

5.    Attend the Club's Person of the Year Award Program - honorees
Mark Murphy, Drew BreesBarry Alvarez, Bob   
Franco Harris, Mark Spitz, John Wooden, Sherry Lansing,
       Lloyd Carr, 
Archie Griffin, Tex Winter, Keith Jackson, Bob  
Hayden Fry and more...

4.    Help make a positive impact on the community with events like
       the LA Food Bank and annual Toy Drive

3.    Celebrate our long standing relationship with Pasadena
       Tournament of Roses Officials and enjoy special private events at
       the Tournament House (fka the Wrigley Mansion)

2.    Access to Rose Bowl tickets, and this year also access to BCS National
       Championship Tickets

1.    Become part of a vibrant and tradition rich organization founded
       in 1933 to enjoy the camaraderie of good Big Ten people at
       extraordinary Southern California events

Renew today and don't forget to spread the word about this extraordinary organization.

Big Ten Club Contact Cards
2012-13 version now available

Big Ten Club Members -- We printed 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!