Friday, January 1, 2016

Brown Club OC kicks off 2016 on January 12th

Happy New Year to my fellow Orange County alumni and to Brown parents, students and friends of Brown Club OC.

As Brown Club OC embarks on its fifth year as a chartered alumni club of Brown University, I’d like to take a moment to review our accomplishments this past year.
In 2015, Brown Club OC hosted or participated in:
·         January – Brown Derbies concert at Sage Hill School and the Van Damme Academy
January – Engineering  Dean Larry Larson speaks at Sage Hill School on interdisciplinary aspects of the study of Engineering at Brown
February – Year of the Goat Lunar New Year celebration at J. Zhou Oriental Cuisine, Tustin
February – Reinventing Radio, an Evening with Ira Glass at the Barclay Theater, UCI, followed by a reception with Ira

March – Breakfast with President Christina Paxson at Irell & Manella in Newport Beach
·         April – Accepted students reception in Newport
May – Back Bay Kayak Clean Up and Pancake Breakfast day of service with Newport-Irvine Rotary Club

June – Cast Off For Catalina presented by Bill McNeely at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Newport
·         June – Presentation on Social Diversity at Brown in the 21st Century by Mary Grace Almandrez, Brown Director of Diversity, Sage Hill School.

  August – Much Ado About Nothing at the UCI Summer Shakespeare Festival
·         October – US News Best Colleges mixer hosted by BCOC at the Bluewater Grill, Tustin
·         November – Lucy Jones Imagine America Without LA presentation at University Hills Community Center, Irvine

  November – Dean Larry Larson Bringing Ideas to Market hosted by Geoffrey Garth ’75 at Aspen Medical, Irvine.
·         December – Holiday Mixer with Yale Club OC at Aqua Lounge, Island Hotel, Newport.

Brown Club OC had an unprecedented number of events in 2015 including record breaking attendance for Dr. Lucy Jones ‘74 speaking about the implications of a 7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault.

To keep BCOC vibrant, growing, relevant and fun, we need YOU!  BCOC is your club, and we need your participation, ideas, enthusiasm and support to ensure our 5th year is our best ever.

I recently joined the Brown Alumni Association Board of Governors and am honored to represent your interests. I welcome your ideas and invite you to let me know how that organization can better serve our needs and interests.

Likewise, I invite you to attend the annual BCOC kick-off meeting on Tuesday, January 12th from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  The agenda will include board elections and preliminary calendar planning for 2016 – so this is your chance to be heard about the types of events you want to support this year.

Space is limited, so if you are interested, please contact me at 949-636-1975 or for more details.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and, on behalf of the entire Brown Club OC board, wish you a Happy, Healthy 2016!

-Scott Westerfield

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