UCLA Alumni Los Angeles Westside Network February Newsletter

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Information about UCLA Alumni Los Angeles Westside Network February Newsletter

Published on February 17, 2014

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE Young Alumni Basketball Event: UCLA vs. Oregon State 3 UCLA Men’s Basketball Viewing Parties 4 Alumnus Robert Ketchum’s work on display in Venice beach 5 Distinguished Speaker Brendon Ayanbadejo Recap 6 UCLA Mens’ Basketball Viewing Party Recap 8 Help the Westside Network Website 8 Volunteer & Donate 9 Calendar of Events 10 FEBRUARY 2014 VOL, 2 ISSUE 2 2

Young Alumni Basketball Event UCLA Bruins vs Oregon State Beavers Sunday, Mar. 2nd | 4:00 PM The UCLA Alumni Los Angeles Westside Network is hosting a group trip to the last home basketball game for the 20132014 season, exclusively for the Young Alumni (class of 2003-2013). Young Alumni will receive a lower level seat at Pauley Pavilion with the rest of the group (a $102 value) right next to the band and current students in section 122. Included in the ticket price is a two hour pregame buffet featuring an open bar in the Press Room of the Hall of Fame. A buffet will be provided to all Young Alumni in attendance that includes: - BBQ pulled pork sliders, buffalo wings,chips & guacamole - Caesar chicken salad, cookies & brownies - Soda, water, bottled beer, chardonnay & cabernet sauvignon Pricing Tickets ~ $93 *pricing subject to change* For more information contact: Arielle Moyal No refunds for this event. ADDED BONUS: UCLA Basketball Alum and NBA AllStar BARON DAVIS will be joining Young Alumni for the upcoming March 2nd event hosted by the Los Angeles Westside Network. Register for this event on BruinWorks. FEBRUARY 2014 VOL, 2 ISSUE 2 3

UCLA Bruins Basketball Viewing Parties Join the Los Angeles Westside Network at Rivalry Sports Bar & Grill. Rivalry has a dedicated space with sound just for us. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on an individual basis. Make sure to wear your Bruin best and get ready for an 8-clap! Seating is limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis so don’t wait to register! Saturday, Feb. 22nd | 3:00pm UCLA Bruins vs. Stanford Cardinals Register on BruinWorks Saturday, Mar. 8th | 8:00pm UCLA Bruins vs. Washington State Cougars Register on BruinWorks Rivalry Sports Bar & Grill 6311 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 413-2957 For more information on the Washington game contact: Arielle Moyal For more information on the Stanford game contact: Brandie Barrera FEBRUARY 2014 VOL, 2 ISSUE 2 4

Alumnus Robert Ketchum’s Work On Display In Venice Beach Jan 14th - Mar 2nd Alumnus Robert Ketchum’s work is on display in Venice Beach. Catch the latest exhibits of an esteemed alumnus, who according to the Huffington Post is, “…our generation’s Ansel Adams”. Mr. Ketchum has been acknowledged by Audubon magazine as one of the 100 people “…who shaped the environmental movement of the 20th century.” He is one of only five artists recognized by American Photo’s “American Masters” series, sharing the company of Annie Leibovitz. Mr. Ketchum’s truly breathtaking nature photography will be exhibited at the G2 Gallery in Venice Beach from January 14 - March 2. Fun fact - Mr. Ketchum is a third generation Bruin whose father played basketball under coach John Wooden, and played when UCLA first triumphed over Cal and USC. For more details on the exhibit, please visit The G2 Gallery. Visit Mr. Ketchum’s website for more information. G2 Gallery 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 452-2842 His works ORDER FROM CHAOS and WINTERS will be displayed in the exhibit entitled - “Shifting Landscapes/ Shifting Vision: Robert Glenn Ketchum, Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter.” FEBRUARY 2014 VOL, 2 ISSUE 2 5

An Evening with Brendon Ayanbadejo Distinguished Speaker Recap On Thursday, January 23rd the Westside Network officially launched our Distinguished Speaker Series. Westside alumni and friends braved traffic to hear from our first speaker, Super Bowl XLVII Champion and award-winning marriage equality advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo Brendon captivated the audience with his compelling life story. Some of the highlights included: • How growing up a child of mixed race not long after the ban on miscegenation laws influenced his commitment to equality. • How his involvement in the anti-Prop 209 movement while a student at UCLA impacted his ability to break into the NFL. • How he was inspired by Brittany Spears (seriously). • How he consciously used his platform going in to Super Bowl XLVII to raise awareness and advocate for marriage equality. • The next chapter of his professional life – Orangetheory Fitness and continued advocacy. Overall Brendon’s story was one of overcoming adversity and doing the right thing, and for that Westsiders gave this True Bruin a standing ovation at the conclusion of his talk. In addition to his inspiring speech, Brendon also answered audience questions for about 30 minutes, and graciously took photos and signed autographs for EVERYONE in attendance. Reviews of the event have been overwhelmingly positive. The only complaints have been traffic and parking, but this is West L.A. and we can only do so much. If you weren’t able to join us for this amazing evening, the good news is that we have photos and videos on the way. FEBRUARY 2014 VOL, 2 ISSUE 2 6

The success of the evening was based largely on the wonderful volunteers that helped put on this event, and we would be remiss if we did not thank all of them! Vanessa Alquijay Christie Asselin Ranjun Chauhan Chris Evans Kyla Hern Suzy Howell Carol Nguyen Michelle Ouaknine Nick Rojas Jennifer Thacker Kristine Werlinich You guys rock! Thank you for all of your help! Additionally, this event was a team effort and for that we must thank our event partners for all of their contributions and support: Bruin Varsity Club Freedom Pop Wifi Ken Preston & Vince Ybarra (Videographers) MarieSam Sanchez Photography Olympic Collection Banquet & Conference Center Orangetheory Fitness UCLA Alumni Association UCLA Black Alumni Association Finally, it was an honor for us to bring you this event and kick off our Distinguished Speaker Series. Stay tuned… There’s more coming soon! FEBRUARY 2014 VOL, 2 ISSUE 2 7

UCLA vs. USC Basketball Viewing Party Recap On February 8, 2014, the Westside Network setup camp at Rivalry Sports Bar & Grill in Mid-City Los Angeles for a fantastic viewing party. Complimentary men’s basketball posters, schedules, and refrigerator magnets were provided courtesy of the Athletic Association. And best of all - the Bruins beat the Trojans on the road and have swept the season series. We hope you will make it out to future happy hour and viewing parties. Look for dates and details on our BruinWorks and Facebook page. Help the Westside Network Design A Website Are you skilled in HTML? Love to blog? Looking for somewhere to show off your creative skill set? Perfect. The Los Angeles Westside Network is looking for someone to aid in the creation and upkeep of a brand new website! This project is great for students looking to bulk their resume, or anyone wanting to get involved with the Network in a fun way. Contact Arielle Moyal for more information. FEBRUARY 2014 VOL, 2 ISSUE 2 8

Volunteer Opportunities 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 Chauhan Communications - For more info email Chet Patel Community Service - For more info email Christie Asselin Events - For more info email Brandie Barrera Fundraising - For more info email Brandie Barrera Sports - For more info email Brandie Barrera Young Alumni - For more info email Matt Ross Support the UCLA Alumni Scholarship 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. Go to http://www.ralphs.com 2. Sign in to your account. a. If you don’t have an account it’s only five easy steps to set one up. Make sure you tie your Rewards Card to your account. 3. Link your Rewards Card to the Westside Network scholarship by clicking “Edit” in the Community Rewards section. a. Enter the number 90758 in the Find Your Organization box and click “Search”. b. Select UCLA Foundation – Alumni Scholarships by clicking on the circle to the left of UCLA Foundation – Alumni Scholarships and then click “Save”. ALL DONE! Your Ralphs Rewards account is now connected to the Westside Network’s scholarship until the end of August 2014! Please don’t forget to go through these steps again this September! FEBRUARY 2014 VOL, 2 ISSUE 2 9

Calendar of Events Feb. 2014 - Mar. 2014 Join the Los Angeles Westside Network Connect with us Jan 14th - Mar. 2nd Robert Ketchum Art Display Questions? Comments? Interested in getting more involved? We look in Venice beach forward to hearing from you! Feb. 22nd | 7:00pm UCLA Bruins Basketball vs Contact Co-Presidents: Christie Asselin, Brandie Barrera Stanford Cardinals Mar. 2nd | 6:00pm Young Alumni Event UCLA Bruins Basketball vs. Oregon State Beavers Mar. 8th | 7:30pm UCLA Bruins Basketball vs. Washington State Cougars Westside Network Board of Directors 2013-2015 Co-Presidents Christie Asselin & Brandie Barrera Vice President Vacant Secretary Vacant Treasurer Claudia Hart We’re on BruinWorks Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter Check out our Alumni pages April 23rd | 6:30pm Save the date! Our Distinguished Speaker Series continues. More details coming soon! Membership Chair Ranjun Chauhan Young Alumni Chair Matt Ross Communications Chair Chet Patel 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 You are receiving this newsletter because you’ve been added to our mailing list. 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 tell us otherwise, we’ll assume you’re good with that and we’ll keep you on our list. FEBRUARY 2014 VOL, 2 ISSUE 2 10

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