Grow Your Business by Connecting with Los Angeles Hawkeyes

Note: This meeting is in the evening, at 7:30 p.m. Come join your fellow Hawkeyes at a new business networking group. Grow your business, connect with other Hawkeyes, or just reminisce.This is a great way to build your business network in Los Angeles. This is a free event. Look for host Jim Perkins (JD ’84). 310.704.8840

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Busby’s West, 3110 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Phone: 310.828.4567

RSVP: Send us an e-mail at to let us know you’ll be there!


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University of Iowa Student Send-off Beach Party

Join us for a summer beach party to celebrate area students departing for the University of Iowa. At this free event, you’ll swim, sun, and enjoy camaraderie with your fellow Hawkeyes. Departing students will receive a Hawkeye going-away gift. All are invited: students, parents, families, friends, IOWA Club members, and fans and supporters of all things Hawkeye. Don’t forget your swimsuit and any games you want to play. FOOD AND DRINKS: We’ll provide ice cream sandwiches. You’ll supply any picnic food and drinks you want (drinking alcohol in public is not allowed in Los Angeles). There are fire rings at the beach, and we’ll provide the fuel for a barbeque. You can also purchase food at the beach’s concession stand. PARKING: Pay parking is available, but it’s easier to find a space the earlier you arrive. If you want to volunteer to help plan this event, please e-mail us at

RSVP: Send us an e-mail at to let us know you’re coming!

Date: Sunday, July 19, 2015

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Dockweiler State Beach, 12501 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA 90293


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“What You Don’t Say in an Interview Could Hold You Back”

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time.

Receive valuable tips and strategies from best-selling authors and national career experts to help you reach your career goals.

This is the next in a monthly series of free, online career webinars sponsored by the University of Iowa Alumni Association.

Click here to register.

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Volunteer to help with the 2015 Iowa Picnic by the Sea


Saturday, August 8 from 10am-3pm at the Battleship Iowa

Click here for more information about this year’s event.

We do need some volunteers to start planning from now until the picnic day.

These are our needs:

  • Assistant Picnic Coordinator– must have good computer, communication, organizational and writing skills to work with Don on a wide variety of aspects of the picnic. Someone who can devote some time to the picnic and lives relatively close to Long Beach so we could easily work together and with other committee chairpersons.
  • Event Set up/Tear Down Chairperson– develop a master set-up plan to include tables, chairs, tents, entertainment stage and various items of equipment and supplies needed to run the picnic.  Duties involve researching sources of supplies, pricing, fees and understanding the restrictions or limits regarding the set-up and tear-down functions. Must have availability Friday, August 7 for some set up.
  • Sponsors/ Donations Chairperson– developing a strategy to solicit donations, door prizes, Iowa Memorabilia, Silent Auction items and Free Stuff Iowa California. Avoids duplicate solicitations to the same individuals or organizations and develops marketing tools and documents for committee members to send to potential donors with an emphasis on the long history of the Iowa By The Sea Picnic and the culture and beauty of the State of Iowa. Members of this committee must have good communication, writing and organizational skills along with a high standard of ethics.
  • Iowa Picnic Merchandize Store Manager– Work with the board to research items and develop a strategy to establish a practical and cost effective array of items for sale. Items would need to have a broad appeal to our constituents.

Please email Don Swenson ( with any questions or concerns you may have!

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New Hawkeyes business networking group

Come join your fellow Hawkeyes at a new business networking group in the Los Angeles area. Grow your business, connect with other Hawkeyes, or just reminisce. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 7:45 a.m. Meet at Back on Broadway restaurant, 2024 Broadway, Santa Monica. It’s first thing in the morning, and good for breakfast, too! Look for host Jim Perkins (JD ’84), 310.704.8840.

RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’ll be there!

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