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Ucla westside network_nov_2013

  1. 1. UCLA ALUMNI LOS ANGELES WESTSIDE NETWORK 2013 NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
  2. 2. INSIDE THIS ISSUE An Evening with Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo 3 Blue Page - What’s Bruin? 4 One Bus, Once Cause 5 UCLA Football Viewing Party Recap 5 Cal vs UCLA Football Tailgate Recap 6 Volunteer Opportunites 7 Calendar of Events 8 NOVEMBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 2
  3. 3. An Evening with Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo January 23, 2014 | 6:30 - 9PM The Westside Network is proud to bring you this event featuring Super Bowl XLVII Champion, Equal Rights Advocate, and Orangetheory Fitness studio owner Brendon Ayanbadejo. Currently he works as a writer for FOXSports.com, a host for FOX Football Daily, and is the owner of Orangetheory Fitness studios in L.A. and the Bay Area. Brendon received College All American honors, was named All-Pac-10 linebacker, and won two Pac-10 Championships while playing for UCLA. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and went on to play 13 seasons of professional football for the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens. He is a three-time NFL Pro-Bowler and 2013 Super Bowl Champion. Join the Westside Network, fellow alumni and friends as we listen to the extraordinary experiences of a unique Bruin who epitomizes the UCLA spirit of optimisim. In July 2013 he earned his MBA from George Washington University. Since 2009 Brendon has also been an outspoken advocate for marriage equality and authored the AMICUS brief written in support of the repeal of Proposition 8 in California. NOVEMBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 You will hear about how his upbringing shaped his deep conviction to equality, how his experiences at UCLA molded him professionally, how he’s used his platform to raise awareness and advocate for causes he believes in, and how he plans to pivot to the next phase of his career. This is also a great opportunity to re-connect and network with other UCLA alumni. 3
  4. 4. Evening Agenda 6:30pm – Check in / Networking with drinks & appetizers 7:15pm – Keynote Speech 8:00pm – Audience Q&A 8:20pm – Raffle / Giveaway 8:30pm – Networking with coffee, tea & cookies Space is limited! We fully anticipate that this event will reach capacity so please make sure you register soon. $20 Early bird registration / $40 At the door (space permitting) Log onto BruinWorks to submit a RSVP http://tinyurl.com/ll9u7xc Contact : Brandie Barrera brandiebarrera@alumni.ucla.edu Venue facilites provided by Olympic Collection Banquet and Conference Center Olympic Collection 11301 Olympic Blvd Suite 204 Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 575-4585 Photography coverage provided by MarieSam Sanchez Photography. http://www.mariesamsanchez.com With more than 10 years of experience as a news journalist, MarieSam Sanchez has combined her ability as a storyteller with the power of visual imagery. As a photographer, she and her husband Tommy Walden make it a point to do more than just take pictures -- They strive to tell a story through a style of candid photojournalism that is best described as modern, stylish, intimate and dynamic. http://www.ocbanquet.com Blue Page - What’s Bruin? UCLA vs USC Football The Olympic Collection is Los Angeles’ definitive party, gala, and conference center. Since 1991, The Olympic Collection has provided Angelenos with an exciting alternative to a traditional venue. This luxury event destination incorporates the finest features of a five star hotel, complete with personalized service and attention to detail. The Olympic Collection can accommodate every type of party and event. NOVEMBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 The Westside Network has been able to reserve a limited number of tickets to the UCLA vs. USC game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Anyone who calls 310-UCLA-WIN to purchase tickets and mentions that they’d like to be in the section reserved for “UCLA Westside Alumni” will be sitting in the same area. This offer is only good through November 22, 2013. Want to share your good news? Tell fellow Bruins about a promotion, birth of a child, new job, birthdays, or upcoming nuptials? Email your submissions by December 10, 2013 to : cpatel@alumni.ucla.edu 4
  5. 5. One Bus, One Cause UCLA Football Watch Party Recap November 16, 2013 Using the momentum and enthusiasm for civic engagement that arises from Volunteer Day, the UCLA Volunteer Center sends a bus filled with volunteers into the community in order to address specific needs in that area. One Bus, One Cause is partnerning with Enrich LA, a local nonprofit that creates community gardens at schools in order to increase green outdoor spaces, create lush and inviting gardens, and improve the health and wellness of children and their surrounding community. On November 16, volunteers will shovel, move, lay soil, compost, and mulch, as well as weed around existing fruit trees. The Westside Bruins have taken to our home away from home at Busby’s West for away football games. The Oregon game had over 60 Bruins in attendance. We showed Arizona that Bruins are the ones that “Bear Down” last week. We’ll be hosting another watch party for those of us around for the UCLA vs. USC football game and we’ll hopefully also be hosting a watch party for the Pac-12 Championship! Go Bruins! For more information and registration log onto: http://volunteer.ucla.edu/one-busone-cause/ NOVEMBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 5
  6. 6. Cal vs. UCLA Tailgate Party Recap The Westside Network organized a tailgate at the Cal vs. UCLA football game at the Rose Bowl On Saturday, October 12th the Westside Network hosted a tailgate for the Cal vs. UCLA game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Over 100 alumni and friends joined us for the pre-game festivities!  In addition to a menu of slowcooked pork, chicken and vegetarian tacos the activities also included a cornhole game and a raffle.   Raffle winners walked away with everything from giant styrofoam #1 fingers, seat cushions, and folding tail gate chairs.  In addition to great food, great company, and great prizes, we were also visited by UCLA Alumni Association Board President Albert Lemus.   This was a great way to open a game. We look forward to seeing you at future tailgates.  Most importantly, a super-big THANK YOU to all of the volunteers that made this possible -- Ranjun Chauhan (and friends), Madelaine Estrabillo, Luke Lighthizer, John Masline, Sandy Nguyen, Vivian Nguyen, Nick Rojas, Kyle Sheridan, Vanessa Alquijay, Vimal Dutt, Charles Quincy Strange, and Urmi Patel.  We could not have done this without you! *On a side note, if you lost a cell phone during the tailgate please email brandiebarrera@alumni.ucla.edu NOVEMBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 6
  7. 7. Volunteer Opportunities Did you know that the UCLA Alumni Association will be hosting a Bruin Bash tailgate for the UCLA vs. USC game on November 30th? Tickets to the tailgate are $50, but the UCLA Westside Network can get you in for free. All you need to do is volunteer a little time. If you’re interested email brandiebarrera@alumni.ucla.edu Join a Westside Network Committee Did you know that the Westside Network is always recruiting for our committees? That’s right! It’s easy to get more involved with us! If you’re interested, here are the committees that you could join today: Business Networking - For more info email ranjun@alumni.ucla.edu Communications - For more info email cpatel@alumni.ucla.edu Community Service - For more info email christiemasselin@alumni.ucla.edu Events - For more info email brandiebarrera@alumni.ucla.edu Fundraising - For more info email brandiebarrera@alumni.ucla.edu Sports - For more info email brandiebarrera@alumni.ucla.edu Young Alumni - For more info emaii mross@alumni.ucla.edu NOVEMBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 The UCLA Westside Network needs your help! On December 7th we will be hosting our first basketball viewing party for our nationally televised game against Missouri at 9:30am. The Pac-12 Championship Football game will also be played at 5:00pm later that day. If you are interested in helping us out with the either one of the viewing parties for these games, email brandiebarrera@alumni.ucla.edu Ralphs Community Rewards Here’s how you can help us raise scholarship funds without spending a single dime... Ralphs will donate 1-4% of your eligible purchases made with your Ralphs Rewards Card to the UCLA scholarship fund. Takes just a few moments to sign up! 1. Log in to www.ralphs.com 2. Click Sign In 3. Enter your email address and password 4. Click on ‘My Account’ (In the top right hand corner) 5. View all your information 6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on: - Account settings - Community Rewards - Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions - Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name UCLA Foundation - Alumni Scholarships. 7
  8. 8. Calendar of Events Nov 2013 - Jan. 2014 Join the Los Angeles Westside Network Connect with us Nov 30th | TBA UCLA vs. USC Football Viewing Party Busby’s West Dec 7th | 9:30 a.m UCLA vs. Missouri Basketball Viewing Party Busby’s East Dec 7th | TBA Pac-12 Football Championship Game Dec 19th | TBA Young Alumni Happy Hour Jan 23rd | 6:30 - 9:00p.m An Evening with Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo Questions? Comments? Interested in getting more involved? We look forward to hearing from you! Contact Co-Presidents: Christie or Brandie Westside Network Board of Directors 2013-2015 Co-Presidents Christie Asselin & Brandie Barrera Vice President Vacant Secretary Vacant Treasurer Christie Asselin: christiemasselin@alumni.ucla.edu Claudia Hart Brandie Barrera: brandiebarrera@alumni.ucla.edu We’re on BruinWorks Facebook & LinkedIn Check out our Alumni pages click on the icons above to reach us online Membership Chair Ranjun Chauhan Young Alumni Chair Matt Ross Communications Chair Chet Patel Scholarship Chair Vacant Members at Large Tory Haas Brian Blake Gloria Whitmoyer Immediate Past President Julie Stewart We’d like to add your to our email distribution list if that’s okay with you. Just so you know, we don’t sell or share our list so your information is safe with us. We just want to keep you in the loop about all of the great things we have going on. So if you don’t reply to this email to tell us otherwise, we’ll assume you’re good with that and we’ll add you to our list. NOVEMBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 8

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