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Orange County Network

Welcome to the UCLA Orange County Alumni Network. We are a volunteer group of alumni and UCLA supporters who work with the UCLA Alumni Association on campus to support UCLA. We organize various activities and opportunities for alumni to gather, reconnect and support the university.

Annually we assist in the organization of a charity golf tournament in Orange County, which funds Alumni Scholarships for Orange County students, Athletics and Chancellor’s Greatest Needs.

Please join us at our monthly meetings and/or any of the events we host. We look forward to meeting you and greatly appreciate your involvement and support of our organization.

For more information about ways to get involved, including upcoming events, check out our Facebook page or contact the network president Greg Gabriel.

Go Bruins!

Events

Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach

July 17 8 p.m.

**THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.** The Orange County Bruins have a block of seats to this year's Pageant of the Masters. The 2015 Pageant of the Masters "The Pursuit of Happiness," will explore the many sources of happiness, both ancient and modern through theatrical production of "living pictures."

Event Location - Festival of Arts / Pageant of the Masters

Volunteer to Fight Hunger

July 18 9 a.m.

Join the Orange County Bruins at the Second Harvest Food Bank to inspect/sort food for food bank and possibly prepare snacks for children as part of the children's nutrition program. Please wear a UCLA shirt or hat and, for safety purposes, closed-toe shoes (no sandals). Please register by emailing June Kim.  There is a limit of 15 volunteers so we need to know when we reach the limit.

Event Location - Second Harvest Food Bank

Orange County Bruins Book Club

July 26 2 p.m.

The Orange County Book Club meets on the last Sunday of every month from 2 - 4 p.m. Join your fellow Bruins in lifelong learning as a member of our OC Bruins Book Club. We are a group of UCLA Alumni that meets the last Sunday of every month. We welcome a wide variety of viewpoints and experiences and seek to learn and grow together through the discussion of thought-provoking, meaningful books that provide insight that we can apply to our own lives. In 2015, we'll be exploring the themes of: inspiration, leadership and mindfulness. Book selections for the next few months are:

  • July 26: "First Break All the Rules" - Curt Coffman and Marcus Buckingham
  • August 30: "The Power of Now" - Eckhart Tolle
  • September 27: "Fully Present The Science Art and Practice of Mindfulness: - Susan L. Smalley, Ph.D., founder and director of UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) , and Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at MARC.
  • October 25: "Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world" - Mark Williams and Danny Penman

Event Location - Quail Hill Shopping Center

East Bay (SF) Summer Happy Hour - Aug. 11

Aug. 11 Midnight

The San Francisco Bay Area Network will participate in the Summer Happy Hour. Come meet other Bruins and have some fun!

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Event Location - The Stadium Pub

Orange County Summer Happy Hour

Aug. 11 6 p.m.

Orange County Network will participate in the Summer Happy Hour. Come meet other Bruins and have some fun!

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Event Location - Andrei’s

Bruin Professionals Breakfast

Aug. 12 7:15 a.m.

Join the Orange County Bruin Professionals for a light breakfast with a featured guest speaker. Guest Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD

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Event Location - Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Monthly Meeting

Aug. 12 6:30 p.m.

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month. Join and find out how you can become involved with the UCLA Alumni in Orange County! We meet in the lobby and take the elevator together to the third floor (key code required). If you arrive late, please call Lisa Ly or Barnaby Wang to be admitted.

Event Location - Birch Street

Monthly Meeting

Aug. 12 6:30 p.m.

Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. Join us to find out how you can become involved with the UCLA Alumni in Orange County! We meet in the lobby and take the elevator together to the third floor (key code required). If you arrive late, please call Lisa Ly or Barnaby Wang to be admitted.

Event Location - Aspen Law Group

Support UCLA Athletics in Orange County

Aug. 21 7 p.m.

Cheer for your UCLA Bruins whenever they play opponents in Orange County or Long Beach (details to follow):

  • Women's Soccer - Friday, August 21, 7 PM @ Long Beach State
  • Women's Volleyball - Friday, September 18, 10 AM @ UC Irvine
  • Women's Volleyball - Friday, September 18, 7:30 PM @ Long Beach State
  • Men's Water Polo - Sunday, October 25, time TBD @ UC Irvine

Volunteer to Fight Hunger

Aug. 22 9 a.m.

Join the Orange County Bruins at the 2nd Harvest Food Bank to inspect/sort/label donated food for distribution. Please wear a UCLA shirt or hat and, for safety purposes, closed-toe shoes (no sandals). The minimum age to volunteer is 14. Please register by emailing June Kim. There is a limit of 15 volunteers so we need to know when we reach the limit. Future volunteer days are September 26, October 31, November 21.

Event Location - Second Harvest Food Bank

Pacific Symphony - Star Trek!

Aug. 22 8 p.m.

A night at the movies perfect for the whole family! On the big screen: J.J. Abrams' 2009 blockbuster featuring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto boldly going where no one has gone before. On stage: Pacific Symphony performing Academy Award-winner Michael Giacchino's score live. Giacchino’s other films include Pixar’s “Up,” “Ratatouille,” “The Incredibles,” “Tomorrowland,” “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World." Join OC Bruins at his special event.  

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Event Location - Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

Sunset/Moonlight Hike

Aug. 28 6:30 p.m.

Join us at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park as we hike the Laurel and Willow trails and watch the sunset and the full moon rise. The hike, led by a docent, is just 3 miles, which we plan to finish in about two hours. Estimated time for moonrise is 6:40 PM; sunset is 7:40 PM. Meet at Willow Canyon staging area parking lot, south of El Toro Road on Laguna Canyon Road.

Event Location - Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

UCLA Football Game Watch

Sept. 5 Midnight

Can't go to a game in person? Watch the game with fellow Bruins at various venues (to be determined) in Orange County.

  • Sept. 5, 12:30 p.m. - Virginia (Rose Bowl)
  • Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. - @ UNLV
  • Sept. 19, time TBD - BYU
  • Sept. 26, time TBD - @ Arizona
  • Oct. 3, time TBD - ASU
  • Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. - @ Stanford (Thursday game)
  • Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. - Cal (also Thursday)
  • Oct. 31, time TBD - Colorado
  • Nov. 7,time TBD - @ Oregon State
  • Nov. 14, time TBD - Washington State
  • Nov. 21, time TBD - @ Utah
  • Nov. 28, time TBD - @ USC
  • Dec. 4, 5 p.m. - Pac-12 Championship in Santa Clara

Celebrate UCLA Alumni Scholars

Sept. 13 11 a.m.

Join us in congratulating and celebrating Orange County's winners of UCLA Alumni Scholarships at a sumptuous brunch at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club. We will honor the 2014 and 2015 UCLA Alumni Scholarship winners from Orange County. Keynote Speaker:  UCLA Professor Neil Garg, one of UCLA's most popular lecturers and winner of numerous teaching and research awards. Enjoy a lavish brunch buffet as you look out to the beautiful Tustin Ranch Golf course. Your brunch will include: omelet station, seasonal seafood, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, carved tri-tip, three unique entrees, pasta station, assorted fresh breads and pastires, chocolate fountain, assorted desserts, unlimited champagne and Bloody Mary's, orange juice, and coffee. Please consider sponsoring a student with a donation of $10 or more.  

Event Location - Tustin Ranch Golf Club