Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year from Brown Club Orange County!

Happy New Year to all Orange County alumni and friends of Brown Club OC!

2017 has been a year of challenge and change at Brown, in the U.S. and in the world. In this context, Brown Club OC has hosted a record number of what we trust were exciting, relevant, fun and informative events for our members and supporters.
We owe our success to you!
Here is what your club was up to in 2017:

2017 in Review

  • Good-Bye to Obamacare? Presented by Professor Eric Patashnik at Sage Hill School on Jan. 10th.
  • Lunar New Year Dinner at J. Zhou Oriental Cuisine in Tustin on Jan. 27th

  • Brown Alumni Interview days on February 5th at Sage Hill School and on February 11th at the Tiger Woods Learning Center

April –
  • Admitted Students Party at the home of Warner Griswold ’95, P ‘21 in Santa Ana on April 23rd.
  • Career Panel: Choosing the Right Curriculum at CDM High School in Corona del Mar on April 27th. Featuring Shane Criqui '00, Geof Garth '75, Karen Shapiro '80, Jamie Temko '15 & Suzanne Waggoner '84

  • Day of Service –Back Bay Kayak Cleanup held May 6th. Special thanks to Marc McReynolds ’79.
  • Jabberwocks Concert at the Blue Beet bar in Newport Beach. May 31st.  Special thanks to Victoria Wu ’15.

  • Jabberwocks Family Concert-at the Albakri residence in Newport Beach on June 3rd.  Special thanks to Hassan Albakri ’00.
  • Talking About Science in the Age of Trump-Featuring NY Times Science Editor Cornelia Dean at the University Hills Community Center in Irvine June 7th. Special thanks to Judy Kaufman ’69.
  • An Evening with Christina Paxson- at the Newport Coast Community Center on June 21st.

  • Taming of the Shrew at the New Swan Shakespeare Festival at UC Irvine August 13th. Special thanks to Judy Kaufman ’69.

  • OC Ivy Plus Top Colleges Mixer at the AC Hotel in Irvine on Oct. 11th. Special thanks to Victoria Wu ’15.

  • David Sedaris at the UC Irvine Barclay Theater on Nov. 15th. Special thanks to Chiyo Rowe ’82.

  • Brown Club elections and calendar planning for 2017 held December 12th.

Your BCOC board members for 2018 are Angela Gupta (VP/Arts & Culture co-chair), Judy Kaufman (Member-at-large), Marc McReynolds (Member-at-large and interview program liaison), Ed Miskevich (Secretary), Chiyo Rowe (Membership chair & Arts & Culture co-chair), Carl Schulkin (Treasurer), Hassan Albakri  (Outdoor and Athletic events co-chair), Victoria Wu ’15 (Young Alumni chair, Outdoor and Athletic Events co-chair), Karen Shapiro ’80 (Member-at-large) and Scott Westerfield (President).
 My heartfelt thanks for their support and tireless efforts go to all my fellow board members.

  • Our first event for 2018 will be in two weeks on Tuesday, January 16th, 6:30 p.m. at the OASIS Sr. Center at 801 Narcissus Ave. in Corona del Mar.
    Brown Political Science Professor and Department Chair Wendy Schiller will be speaking about the state of our American Democracy in a provocative discussion you won’t want to miss!
  • Reserve your seat now by clicking this link Click here for tickets and information for tickets
  • Space is limited, so if you have questions, please contact Scott at 949-636-1975 or browncluboc@gmail.com   for more details.
  • Renew your BCOC membership now and save $5 off the price of admission Click Here to renew your membership

Happy New Year ! See you in 2018!
-Scott Westerfield
President, BCOC