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October 2014

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October 24, 2014
Big Ten Oktoberfest Night

Alpine Inn
833 W Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90502

Open to all

President's Letter
Big Ten Club Members:
Talk about B1G Ten Football parity.  We are a third of the way through a very enjoyable college football season, and I honestly feel every team still has a shot at going to the B1G Ten Championship. Good luck to everyone’s team!! 

Big thanks to all Marc, Steve, and Lisa for throwing our Annual Big Ten Cocktail Party.  Once again, over 100 folks mingled, won prizes and had a great Big Ten Club time at Rush St.  Please post your pictures to our Big Ten Club Facebook Site to share.

Please pay close attention.  Aside from being a lot of fun, our upcoming Oktoberfest event is a great opportunity to raise money for all LA and OC alumni chapters. 

6 - 11 PM
Join fellow Big Ten folks and head to Alpine Village in Torrance for a Big Ten themed Oktoberfest.  This event will have an Oom Pah Pah band, delicious German food & beverages, and chicken dancing.  

What's Makes this Big Ten Oktoberfest Night Special?
  • Proceeds from your discounted ticket go to your school's scholarship fund
  • Reserved seating (before 8:30pm)
  • Exclusive onstage contests
  • Big Ten videos, and lots of Big Ten folks celebrating in their school colors
This event is open to all Big Ten Alumni, Friends, Family and Fans.
How this event raises money for each school's scholarship fund
  • Tickets are discounted 50% to $10 - each school has their own code to promote to their members (see below). For every ticket sold, 100% of the proceeds will go back directly to each Alumni Club! So make sure you share this code with your fellow Alumni. 
  1. Go to the Oktoberfest Webpage  Click Here
  2. Click on Buy Tickets
  3. Click on Oct 24th on the calendar
  4. Enter promocode and click Apply
  5. Select the number of tickets you want and click Next
  6. This will take you to another page where the discounted price is applied
  7. Enter in your credit card info and Purchase
 School LA Alumni
Group Code 
OC Alumni
Group Code
 Big Ten Club BTC  BTC 
Illinois  ILLLA   ILLOC
Indiana  INDLA  INDOC 
 Maryland MDLA   MDOC
 Michigan St. MSULA  MSUOC 
 Minnesota MINNLA  MINNOC 
 Nebraska NEBLA  NEBOC 
 Northwestern NWLA  NWOC 
 Purdue PURLA   PUROC  
 Rutgers RUTLA  RUTOC 
 Wisconsin WISCLA  WISCOC 
  • $0.25 of EVERY beverage sold on that date (10/24) to ANY patron, will be donated to the Big Ten Club. Money will be distributed among participating clubs based on attendance. So the more people you promote and have come out to the event, the higher the percentage of the donation back to your club.
Questions:  Contact Robert Webb

Save the Dates – Additional Details are coming next month
  • Dec 6th – Big Ten Pub Crawl/B1G Ten Championship Game Viewing – Hermosa Beach
  • Dec 11th – Big Ten Holiday Party – The Rose Bowl, Pasadena
  • Dec 19th – Queens Luncheon – Valley Hunt Club, Pasadena
  • Jan 1st – 2015 Rose Bowl Game – College Football Playoff (CFP)

Don’t forget to Renew Your Big Ten Club Membership
There are many great reasons to be part of the Big Ten Club.  My top 3 reasons are:
  1. The Members – Wonder, Great, Generous, Fun
  2. The Events – Special, Social, Diverse, Fun
  3. Rose Bowl Ticket Availability – “The Granddaddy of Them All”
Join/Renew today and support the Big Ten Club

Want to get involved with the club?  Click here to sign up for he next Board of Directors' Meeting on 11/12. Members are welcome to attend. 

Robert Webb
President – Big Ten Club of Southern California
Wisconsin Alumni


Friday, October 24
6 - 11 PM

Big Ten Oktoberfest Night

Join fellow Big Ten Folks and head to Alpine village in Torrance for a Big Ten themed Oktoberfest.  This event will have bands, delicious German food & beverages, and chicken dancing. There is reserved seating (before 8:30pm), exclusive onstage contests, Big Ten videos, and lots of Big Ten folks celebrating in their school colors. 

Proceeds from your discounted ticket go to your schools scholarship fund.  This event is open to all Big Ten Alumni, Friends, Family and Fans.

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 – PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL tickets

11. Annual Football Kickoff BBQ 

10. Network with like minded Big Ten schooled successful transplants

9. Socialize with like minded Big Ten schooled good looking transplants at fun events like the Big Ten Beach Party, Cocktail Party, and Pub Crawl

8. Tour of The Rose Bowl Stadium before our Annual Holiday Party

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) or $30 a year

5. Attend the Club's Person of the Year Award Program - Past honorees include Drew Brees, Barry Alvarez, Bob Hope, Franco Harris, Mark Spitz, John Wooden, Sherry Lansing, Lloyd Carr, Archie Griffin, Tex Winter, Keith Jackson, Bob Chapek, 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 the Pasadena Tournament of Roses     and enjoy special events with our friends at the Tournament House

2. Access to ROSE BOWL - PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL tickets

1. Become part of a vibrant and tradition rich organization founded in 1933.  We are The  Big Ten Club of Southern California

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

Big Ten Club Contact Cards
2014-15 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!