Westside Network 2013 October Newsletter


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Check out our October newsletter. Great events lined up throughout the month. Send us your comments & feedback.

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Westside Network 2013 October Newsletter

  2. 2. INSIDE THIS ISSUE Westside Bruins Happy Hour 3 Reading to Kids (R2K) Saturday Reading Club 3 UCLA Men’s Football Viewing Parties 4 Volunteer Day Recap 5 Young Alumni Happy Hour Recap 5 Communication Panel Recap 6 OCTOBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 2
  3. 3. Los Angeles Westside Network Happy Hour Reading To Kids November Spirit Month! November 7, 2013 6:00 - 9PM Hang with your fellow alumni at the Westside Network’s happy hour! Our quarterly happy hours have become a great tradition for the Westside Network. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet other Westside Bruins in a small and intimate setting. After checking out quite a few other westside spots, we’ve received a few requests to make it back to Bodega. We hope you all will come out and enjoy a fun and relaxed evening with your fellow Bruins! $5 wines, $3 beers, $6 soju drinks, $5 appetizers, $7 pizzas. To RSVP log onto our Bruinworks Page http://tinyurl.com/m29j8za For more info: http://bodegawinebar.com/ Street parking and valet available. Located on Broadway, Bodega is just east of Swinger’s on Lincoln Blvd. Bodega Wine Bar 814 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.394.3504 For more information contact: christiemasselin@alumni.ucla.edu November 9, 2013 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Support our community and help some great kids get excited about reading and college at the Reading to Kids (R2K) Saturday Reading Club! R2K is dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading. They coordinate reading clubs at elementary schools in downtown Los Angeles. R2K holds College Spirit Day to encourage students to think about college. Please wear your Bruin Gear! We will have the opportunity to discuss UCLA and our experiences. To volunteer, please visit www.readingtokids.org where you’ll need to register and submit a RSVP. Sign up early! You may register after the October reading club on October 14, 2013. Please sign up for Alta Loma Elementary School and select UCLA Spirit as your volunteer group affiliation. For more information contact: christiemasselin@alumni.ucla.edu OCTOBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 3
  4. 4. Los Angeles Westside Network Viewing Party As a follow up to our highly successful viewing party for that amazing win in Nebraska, we’ve officially launched the UCLA Westside Network’s viewing parties for away games this season! Last week’s UCLA at Utah game was another big win for our boys in blue, and thanks to our very own Shannon Burns there were a bunch of Bruins in the house at Busby’s West to cheer them on again. So let’s keep it going! Join fellow Westside Bruins as we cheer on our nationally ranked UCLA football team to our best season in years. Our away game viewing parties are being hosted by our friends at Busby’s West. They will have a dedicated space with sound just for us Bruins. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase on an individual basis from the standard menu. Parking is available in the Busby’s West lot or meters surrounding the venue for a small fee. Big shout out to the Westside Network Sports Committee for their help with making this happen! If you’re interested in joining just let us know. Make sure to wear your Bruin best and get ready for an 8-clap! OCTOBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 Bruin alumni enjoy the UCLA vs. Utah viewing party Seating is limited and reserved on a firstcome, first-served basis so don’t wait to register! It’s FREE! To RSVP log on to our BruinWorks page. 10/19/13 @ 12:30pm – UCLA @ Stanford http://tinyurl.com/k7p7tu2 10/26/13 TBD – UCLA @ Oregon http://tinyurl.com/mdjh9mz 11/9/13 TBD –UCLA @ Arizona http://tinyurl.com/ky4fjdg For more information contact: brandiebarrera@alumni.ucla.edu Busbys West 3110 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 828-4567 4
  5. 5. Young Alumni Happy Hour Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to last week’s Back to School Young Alumni Happy Hour! We had over forty attendees and we have received a ton of positive feedback from the event. If you are interested in joining the Young Alumni Committee to help organzie future young alumni events contact Matt Ross mross@alumni.ucla.edu UCLA Volunteer Day Last month UCLA alumni, incoming freshman, undergraduates, graduates, and school faculty joined forces to particpate in the 5th Anuual Volunteer Day on September 24, 2013. Volunteers serviced more than 50 sites all across Los Angeles. UCLA Volunter Center provided service at food Banks, K-12 schools, parks, shelters, veteran’s facilities and community centers. For more information about Volunteer Day and other opportunities in your area, log onto http://volunteer.ucla.edu/ OCTOBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 5
  6. 6. Effective Communication & Publlic Speaking Panel The Westside Network was proud to provide the third installment of their Professional Development Panel Series on Tuesday, October 1, at the Capital One 360 Cafe. The event drew a crowd of 70 attendees, all there to learn and ask questions about becoming a more effective communicator and public speaker. Audience feedback on the speakers and the event overall were overwhelmingly positive, creating additional opportunity for the Westside Network to plan its fourth panel. Panel organizer Teresa Chien addresses the audience, setting the tempo for the discussion. Thanks to the sponsorship of Capital One 360 and the UCLA Alumni Association. (seated left to right) moderator Bill Saleeby, speakers Bob Chew, Sanjay Nambiar, Jinah Kim, and Matt Boatright-Simon OCTOBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 6
  7. 7. Calendar of Events Oct - Nov. 2013 Join the Los Angeles Westside Network Connect with us Oct 19th | 12:30 p.m UCLA vs. Stanford Viewing Party Questions? Comments? Interested in getting more involved? We look forward to hearing from you! Oct 26th | TBD UCLA vs. Oregon Viewing Party Contact Co-Presidents: Christie or Brandie Nov. 7th | 6 - 9 p.m Westside Network Happy Hour Co-Presidents Christie Asselin & Brandie Barrera Vice President Vacant Secretary Vacant Treasurer Christie Asselin: christiemasselin@alumni.ucla.edu Claudia Hart Brandie Barrera: Nov. 9th | 8:30 a.m - 12 p.m brandiebarrera@alumni.ucla.edu R2K Event Nov. 9th | TBD UCLA vs. Arizona Viewing Party Westside Network Board of Directors 2013-2015 Membership Chair Ranjun Chauhan Young Alumni Chair Matt Ross We’re on BruinWorks, Facebook & LinkedIn Communications Chair Chet Patel Check out our Alumni pages Scholarship Chair Vacant click on the icons above to reach us online Members at Large Tory Haas Brian Blake Gloria Whitmoyer Immediate Past President Julie Stewart OCTOBER 2013 VOL, 1 ISSUE 4 7