Summer Events 2014

Summer is almost here and that means bbqs with your alumni associate and broader Big 10 network.

The, Big Ten Picnic will be held Sunday June 1st at William Pond Park in Carmichael. Cost $5 per adult and each family is asked to bring an appetizer or dessert.   These events are a lot of fun and usually involve “corn hole” tournaments with the other chapters.  If you plan to attend, please register your RSVP here.   Please RSVP this week.

Additionally, we have set Saturday August 9th as the date for our annual summer gathering and student sendoff. It will also be held at William Pond Park. We will be putting together our mailer in the late June timeframe for those of you in the immediate area.

Any questions do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Football!

Its time for some PSU Football!  As noted in our mailer – we’re going to do some more alternate site viewing this year starting this Saturday (Syracuse) where we will be at the Henkel House at noon PDT.  If you don’t know what we’re talking about check it out on Facebook.  They decorate, have a pool, bar, and a shrine to PSU.  Yes… a shrine.

We’re purposely not putting Mike and Amy’s address on the Internet but they are in Elk Groove.  If you want to attend, please send Mike an email at liongrad2001 at gmail dot com.  Substitute an @ and . for at and dot.  (This is to protect Mike from Spammers… sorry I’m a 15+ year security geek…)

Other games:

  • 10/21 – Michigan at the Sanders House in El Dorado Hills
  • 10/26 – Ohio State Downtown – We are still looking for a volunteer who lives/knows downtown to organiz

All other games we will be at Players in Fair Oaks and I assume some will go there during the alternate site games as well.  Most notably – Nebraska (11/23) we will be there and in white.  All of your know that they UN alumni show up there in red and in force.  Let’s show them!

2013 Summer Mailing and Event – RSVP Today!

Hello everyone!  I am pleased to announce that our 2013 Summer Newsletter is available for download here.

Highlights from newsletter include:

We will be mailing these to alumni in the immediate Sacramento region this week.  You do not need to wait to RSVP and mail your dues and event fees today.  You can either print and mail the form from the newsletter or pay online via http://psusac.eventbrite.com/

As always – let us know if you have any questions.

In Memoriam – Suzy Fenton

Last week, the chapter lost a dear friend and one of my favorite people.  Suzy Fenton passed away on the 15th due to complications from a stroke.  Her obituary can be found here at http://bit.ly/X0c5G0

Suzy

For those that didn’t have the pleasure to know Suzy, she had a remarkable life.  She was recruited into a special women’s engineering program at PSU in ’42 sponsored by the airplane manufacturer Curtis Wright.  She worked there for two years before enlisting in the Navy for several years.  She then returned to PSU to finish her BS in Aeronautical Engineering in ’49 where she met Wayne.  With all due respect to Sheryl Sanberg, what Suzy did before 1950 tops my list of achievements :-)

Suzy and Wayne moved to Sacramento shortly after graduation where she taught at Sac State for 38 years.  Suzy was an officer at the chapter for many years and was on the board of directors up until her passing.  She and Wayne have been to every event, every chapter meeting, and most every game as long as I’ve been here.  Suzy, you will very much be missed!  Wayne, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Suzy’s services will be limited to family but the family is considering a celebration event at a date to be determined.

Spring – Summer Events

Spring-PSU-Event

Hello everyone!  I hope you and your families are having a nice spring, especially now that the weather has turned the way we love it here.  I wanted to provide a quick update on our activities planned for the spring and summer.

  1. Saturday April 20th – Blue/White @ Players – At this point we are not certain if the game will be televised on the BTN. If so, we will meet at Players.  If it is Internet only, we may provide alternative plans.  Please be sure to check back closer to the date.
  2. Saturday May 4 – Wine trip to Amador County – we plan to have a picnic lunch visit Windwalker, TooGood  and more up in Amador Co.  Please contact Doug to RSVP and he will provide logistics. 
  3. Sunday – June 2 – Big Ten Picnic – Annual Big Ten Picnic at William Pond Park.
  4. Saturday August 10 – Annual Summer Gathering and Student Sendoff  - Save the date. We are currently working to reserve William Pond Park again and will be back in touch with logistics soon!

We look forward to seeing everyone out at the events!