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Wsb newsletter summer2013_071713

  1. 1. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 2013 Volume 1, Issue 1 Inside this Issue 1 BP Westwood Monthly Meeting 1 Nachos & Networking 2 Panel: Hidden Impact of State Budget Cuts 2 UCLA Volunteer Day 2013 2 Blue Page 3 Recap: June Happy Hour Reading to Kids 4 Calendar of Events Connect with Us Board of Directors Bruin Professionals Westwood Monthly Networking Meeting Thursday, July 18 @ 7:00 am Join fellow UCLA Alumni in this business networking environment. Hosted by: Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP, 113355 West Olympic Blvd, 10th FL. The Westwood meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. To RSVP log onto: Nachos & Networking Wednesday, July 24 @ 6:00 pm Relax after work and mingle with Bruins from the LA South Bay Network, Bruin Professionals, and the Chancellor’s Society. Reserve your space by July 22. Log onto BruinWorks for more information and future dates. To RSVP log onto and click on the Events tab. Westside Bruins / Los Angeles Westside Network
  2. 2. 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue Page What’s Bruin? We want to hear your opinion! We have started a conversation on Linked-In about the value of your Westside membership. Please comment here: 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 to: by Aug.10th Networking in the Park Saturday, July 27 @ 1:00 pm The Bruin Business Network invites all recent UCLA graduates and young alumni to our summer Networking in the Park event. Join your fellow Bruins for a nice day outside, some business networking, and all around good fun! We will have a fun networking game, time to socialize and even some physical activities for those who want to stir up some healthy Bruin competition! Light snacks will be provided and we encourage attendees to bring a food item to share. Come soak up the sun with us because the future is bright! RSVP Link: Facebook Event: Location: Virginia Avenue Park 2200 Virginia Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90404 The Hidden Impact of State Budget Cuts on Your Business Wednesday, July 31 @ 6:30 pm Hear from a panel of UCLA experts about how budget cuts in the court system will impact your business, as well as consumers, and what to do about it. Hosted by: Holland & Knight LLP, 400 South Hope St 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071. To RSVP log onto and click on the Events tab. UCLA Volunteer Day 2013 Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 The UCLA Volunteer Center coordinates service activities on campus and throughout greater Los Angeles to inspire members of the extended UCLA family to give their time and talent. Sign up for UCLA Volunteer Day. For more information log onto: Looking for more? Check out BruinWorks, Your UCLA Online Alumni Network. BruinWorks is the online, interactive network exclusively for UCLA graduates. For more information log onto
  3. 3. 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June Happy Hour On June 13, the Westside Network came together for another fun evening of mingling at the Brick & Mortar in Santa Monica. Our happy hours are held once every 3-4 months. It’s great way to connect with other Westside Bruins in a relaxed environment. We are cooking up another summer happy hour and hope you will make it out to the next one! Contact Christie Asselin: with questions or comments. We are always looking for great venue ideas so let us know if you have any recommendations. We particularly like supporting Bruin-owned businesses. Know any? Contact us! Reading to Kids Event! On June 8, the Westside Network teamed up with the Reading to Kids Foundation for Reading to Kids monthly Reading Club at Alta Loma Elementary School. Reading to Kids is a grass- roots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading. They coordinate reading clubs at elementary schools in downtown Los Angeles where volunteers read aloud to children and create arts and crafts projects about the stories they read. Each child receives a book to take home and the books that are read to the children are donated to the school’s library. Reading aloud to children imparts a love of books that leads to improve literacy, a more successful education, and to a brighter future. Members who attended this event included Elissa Frank, Nevra Shapiro and Co- President Christie Asselin, pictured on the right. Elisa and Nevra read The Amazing Adventures Of Bumble Bee Boy to a first grade class while Christie read Captain Raptor And The Moon Mystery to a second grade class. After reading the books, the students made masks just like Bumble Bee Boy’s mask. They also created cartoons of Captain Raptor’s next adventure. El Cholo kindly supplied complimentary appetizers, which made for a great opportunity to meet the other volunteers. Thanks to the volunteers who made it to this event. We will be organizing another Reading to Kids event this fall. Stay tuned for details. Contact Christie Asselin: with any questions, or help with the next event.
  4. 4. 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Join the Los Angeles Westside Network Connect with us Questions? Comments? Interested in getting more involved? We look forward to hearing from you! Contact Co-Presidents: Christie or Brandie. Christie Asselin: Brandie Barrera: On the web at Facebook Join our Facebook page and connect with 300+ Bruins at Linked-In Connect with us on linked-in at Calendar of Events Thursday, July 18th | 7:00 am Bruin Professionals Networking Meeting Wednesday, July 24th | 6:00 pm Nachos & Networking Saturday, July 27th | 1:00 pm Networking in the Park Wednesday, July 31st | 6:30 pm The Hidden Impact of State Budget Cuts… Tuesday, September 24th UCLA Volunteer Day Westside Network Board of Directors 2013-2015 Co-Presidents Christie Asselin & Brandie Barrera Vice President Teresa Chien Secretary Claudia Hart Treasurer Teresa Chien Membership Chair Ranjun Chauhan Young Alumni Chair Matt Ross Communications Chair Chet Patel Scholarship Chair Diane Rogers Member at Large Brian Blake