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September 2011

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE:

Dear Big Ten Club Members and Friends of the Club,

Last month, at the Wrigley Mansion in Pasadena, we held our annual Caucus with the Tournament of Roses, the Club’s Board of Directors and other club members making it a memorable evening. Vice President Marc Goldsmith served as our capable MC and drew plenty of laughs throughout the evening and each of our directors delivered their State of the University updates.  We were all informed about campus updates from throughout the Big Ten. And for the first time we officially welcomed the Nebraska Cornhuskers into the Club.

As you know, having the opportunity to attend the Caucus at the Wrigley Mansion is only one of the benefits of membership in the Big Ten Club of Southern California. Perhaps the biggest member perk is the chance to order tickets to the annual Rose Bowl game, often the hottest ticket in town. But to take advantage of these special benefits you need to be a dues paying member as of September 30, 2011! 

MEMBERSHIP has its privileges

All new and renewing members that join by September 30 will be eligible to purchase Rose Bowl tickets.  We are proud that, for at least the last ten years, every member of the club wanting tickets has been able to purchase at least two. This is just one of the many great reasons to join the Big Ten Club. 

To renew online today, just visit www.bigtenclub.com/members-signup.

Or bring your dues check and Join us at our rockin’ Happy Hour on Friday, September 30 at Rush Street in Culver City.  

What:               Big Ten Happy Hour and Networking Mixer

Where:             Rush Street in Culver City
                         9546 Washington Boulevard
                         Culver City, CA 90232-2631
                         310.837.9546
                         www.rushstreetculvercity.com

When: Friday, September 30, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Why:               - Free appetizers
                         - Drink specials
                         - Door prizes
                         - Networking with other cool Big Ten alumni and friends
                         - Great venue and location to start off the weekend

 

Did I forget to mention that every membership allows you to join our Pick-The-Finish contest with one winner each year receiving Two FREE Rose Bowl tickets?

So make sure to renew by September 30 and I look forward to seeing you soon at one of our upcoming events.

On Wisconsin and Go Big Ten!

Steven Green
President, 2011-2012
president@bigtenclub.com

 BIG TEN CLUB
 MASTER SCHEDULE

 DateEventLocationComment
 9/13Directors Meeting Billingsley Steak House, West Los Angeles  
 9/30Big Ten Club Happy HourRush Street,
Culver City
Free Apps, Specials, & turn in Membership Dues - Deadline
 12/3Big Ten Holiday PartyUnderground Pub, Hermosa BeachWatch the Big Ten Championship game following the Big Ten Pub Crawl
 12/6Directors Meeting Billingsley Steak House, West Los Angeles  
 12/16Queens LuncheonValley Hunt Club,
Pasadena
 
1/2/2012Rose Bowl Football GamePasadena Rose Bowl Stadium 
3/13/12Directors Meeting Billingsley Steak House, West Los Angeles 


Big Ten Club September Membership Drive

Dues must be paid by September 30th 

Sign Up or Renew Here

It’s that special time of year when the magic of college football graces us with its presence.  For the next four months you will have more sports choices than baseball or baseball.  It’s around this time that we California Big Ten supporters start hoping (Northwestern), assuming (Ohio State), wishing (Michigan State) and knowing (Wisconsin) that our team will be playing in Pasadena on New Years.  So sign up now and become a member of the Big Ten Club of Southern California so you might have a chance of joining your favorite team at the Rose Bowl.  Along the way you will be able to participate in some great events, charities and interact with the vast network of Big Ten Alumni here in Southern California.


Big Ten Club Happy Hour

September 30, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rush Street in Culver City
9546 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232-2631
310.837.9546
www.rushstreetculvercity.com

- Free appetizers  - Drink specials  - Door prizes  - Networking with other cool Big Ten alumni and friends  - Great venue and location to start off the weekend  - turn in membership dues in person - enter Pick-The-Finish contest with one winner receiving Two FREE Rose Bowl tickets



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

9/23 – 7pm: Phoenixphest Join University of Chicago recent graduates for our annual Phoenixphest—held in 18 cities domestically and internationally. Mark your calendars now for this young alumni celebration in honor of the Class of 2011 graduates. It’s one par... more

10/2 – 5pm: Indian Vegetarian Dinner The allure of Indian cuisine is becoming increasingly wide spread, and in Culver City, in a strip mall lined with Indian businesses, there lies the genuine gem: Annapurna—a house of Indian vegetarian delights so authentic and pure it leave... more


UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

www.laillini.com

 September 10 – South Dakota State

9:00am, Gamewatch Sharkeez 52 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach

September 17 – Arizona State

4:00 pm, Gamewatch Busby's West 3110 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica

 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (OC)

www.orangecountyillini.org



UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

www.iowalum.com/losangeles




INDIANA UNIVERSITY

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

Facebook: Indiana Alumni in Southern California










UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

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

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

Facebook Football Poetry

In RichRod we trusted and had our hearts broke.
The defense was busted.  Our faith's now with Hoke.
We still have our Shoelace but everything's new:
Legends? Leaders? Cornhuskers too?!

The Big House has lights.  The Offense has Borges.
Check it out at Sangria.  Hermosa is gorgeous.
They've got 10 new plasmas, new sound, dollar beer.
And can offer much more if we all just click here:
www.facebook.com/pages/Sangria-Hermosas-Wolverine-Bar

So much has changed for this football campaign,
The Big 10 added a team and a Championship Game.
"Sweatervest" left cuz Terrell got caught cheating.
Now Sparty got cocky.  Lil bro needs a beating.

South Santa Monica can't wait to get cracking.  
New Menu.  New Drinks.  Finally sent 'Bama packing.
These guys stepped their game up.  They're now 3D status.
If we EVER make a field goal it'll be coming right at us!

Our heroes start conquering Saturday at noon.
Hail! Hail! to Michigan.  It can't come too soon.
Put your blue and your maize on. You know where to meet.
Get your gameday on early if you want a good seat.

by Andy Chedister


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

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, October 14, 2011

Recruit LA Career Fair 

A special alumni-only career fair is coming to Los Angeles. Minnesota is participating with several other schools.


We look forward to seeing you soon!

The UMAA LA/OC Board
P.S. Keep up with the chapter!
Clint, Susan, Pam, Rob & Erica

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


September 17, 2011: Heal the Bay Coastal Clean-Up and BYO Beach Picnic

Time: 8:45am – 12:30pm
Admission: FREE

Location: Santa Monica Beach at Tower 27 (south of the pier)
2600 Barnard Way at Hill St.
Santa Monica CA 90401 (Park in Lot 5)

Join the NU Club and Heal the Bay for National Coastal Clean-Up Day! Our team will meet at Santa Monica beach for a couple hours of clean-up, then gather for a bring-your-own beach picnic and award a FREE t-shirt to the alum who collected the most unusual item during the event.

Friends and families are welcome at this all-ages day of service! Give a little of your time for a great cause and stick around to grab a bite with your fellow alums.  More info at Heal the Bay and on our Events page.

To register for Coastal Cleanup day, please email Tina Curran (Tina@NUClubofLA.org).


February 25, 2011: Kings vs Blackhawks Game

Time: 5:00 pm
Admission: BTC Members: $59 - Guests and Non-Members: $65
Ticket Locations: Seats are in Section 207.
Game Options: Wed. 9/21 (7:30 PM / Split Squad) vs. Phoenix, or Sun. 9/25 (6:30 pm) vs. Anaheim
SIGN UP HERE

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


 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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Purdue vs Notre Dame Golf Outing and Football Watching - Oct 1st 

A reminder that we will be holding a golf scramble and game watching event on October 1st against Notre Dame. The price of tickets are $65 (the Sept 12th deadline is getting closer), $80 regular, or $25 for those that wish to attend but will not be golfing.  

To attend this event please follow these directions:

1. Purchase tickets here: http://purduesocalgolf2011.eventbrite.com/

2. Register individuals or teams here: http://bit.ly/purduesocalgolf2011teams

3. Discuss the event and let others know you will be attending here:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106040899501646

Event Details

What:
Golf scramble, football watching, food, and drinks

Where:
Hidden Valley Golf Course
10 Clubhouse Dr
Norco, CA 92860

When:
October 1st, 2011

Schedule of Events:
11:00am - 11:45am = Registration
11:45am - 12:00pm = Travel to starting hole
12:00pm = Shotgun Start
12:00pm - 04:00pm = Golf!
04:00pm - 05:00pm = Awards and Social Hour
05:00pm = Football Kickoff!
05:00pm - 08:30pm = Football and Food

 

Race for the Cure - Sunday, 9/25 @ 9:45 AM

Join the Purdue Alumni team for the Sept. 25th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K run/walk event in Newport Beach (9:45am Co-Ed 5K Race). 

Please join our team (Purdue Alumni Club) or consider making a donation if you're not able to participate: 

Visit our team site @ http://www.komenoc.org/race/purduealumni to join or donate!

For more information about the race click on the link below: 

http://www.komenoc.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=475902 

Closer to the date, I will email the team with details and information for where to meet before the race.




 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

9/10 - UW vs. Oregon St. 
9/17 - 
UW vs. N. Illinois on ESPN3.com 
9/24 - 
UW vs. South Dakota
10/1 - UW vs. Nebraska
10/6 - Tim Burton Art - LACMA 
10/15 - 
UW vs. Indiana
10/15 - Oktoberfest 
10/22 - UW vs. MSU
10/29 - UW vs. OSU - 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

· Saturday, Sept 10th: at Newport Brewing Company Kick-off 9 AM PDT; Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oregon State

· Saturday, Sept 17th: Kick-off 12:30 PM PDT; Wisconsin Badgers vs. Northern Illinois at Soldier Field in Chicago! Details pending.

· Tuesday, Sept. 20th: OC Badgers Board Meeting 6:30 PM at IHOP (18542 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine; across from John Wayne Airport). Poker game immediately after in parking lot.

· Saturday, Sept. 24th: Walk This Way for Steve - Light the Night Walk at Angels Stadium Contact Julie Karg for all event details at julie.karg@yahoo.com!

· Saturday, Sept 24th: at Newport Brewing Company Kick-off TBD; Wisconsin Badgers vs. South Dakota

· September through November: Love talking about your UW-Madison experience? Come volunteer at local College Fairs!

· 2011 SAVE-THE-DATE: Sept. 25th Race for the Cure!


ON WISCONSIN!




 

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

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