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Thursday, May 24, 2007

A Note from San Diego Trojan Club President Ray Weber


Hello San Diego Trojans!

It's that time of year again ! Time to welcome USC Head Football Coach Pete Carroll, as well as USC Head Basketball Coach Tim Floyd, as the beautiful San Diego MARINA MARRIOTT, [333 W. Harbor Drive, SD, Ca. 92101 , 619 234 1500] will again be the host venue on Monday eve., June 11, 6-9 PM !! This is the 6th stop on USC Coaches Tour 2007. Come greet Pete Carroll and make sure that your reservation is IN at this superb Annual Event, held in conjunction with the Trojan Club of San Diego. The Dinner is always very quick to sell out! CALL 213 740 4164 ASAP to the USC Reservation Line [$65 per person] and RSVP today!! This is our 'Signature Event' of the year so come spend the evening with over 400 SD Trojans, also your Trojan Club volunteers, enjoy the TMB Spirit Band , see the USC Song girls, and enjoy a festive evening with fellow Trojans! Pete Carroll and Tim Floyd will visiting each table AND they will be looking for YOU!

I'd like to remind you to surf on over to our web site below, for more information on the June 11, Coaches Tour Dinner and you can also STILL sign up for our June 3, 'Volunteer Day' in Ski Beach, as the Trojan Club of SD will for the 7th straight year serve water to 20,000 Runners at the SD Rock N' Roll Marathon! Can you wear Cardinal and give us 3 Volunteer hours? Register 'online' [See Events - sign up for our group, the Tr. Club of SD] ! See you at Ski Beach, at mile 20, on June 3! Reply back with questions .

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THE PASSING OF A TROJAN CLUB OF SAN DIEGO ICON ....

It is with a very heavy heart that I pass on to you the news of the recent passing of fellow San Diego Trojan, associate, Board Member, friend, mentor, SD Trojan icon and past President of the Trojan Club of San Diego, Mr. Don Clausen. Don 'Fought On' vs. brain cancer for these last few years and passed a week and a half ago. Many of you knew Don very well as he had been the 11th TCSD President, from 1990-1992, he had been such a valued Board member since the 80's, he initiated and ran our tremendous TCSD Luncheon program for 16 years, was the driving force behind helping to raise the funds for the TMB's newest uniforms, he also spearheaded the selling of the 'Bring It On ' button fundraiser when Coach Carroll was hired, and so much more.

Don gave his heart and soul to USC Athletics as a Booster for 4 decades and as you may know, no job was too large or non too small for Don. Don was the ultimate example of USC Trojan volunteerism at its best and he has truly left his mark on us, forever! Please see our home page on our web site at www.sandiegotrojanclub.com, as you'll enjoy a great picture of Don and Coach Carroll [Coaches Tour, Marina Marriott 2005] and while there click 'the Tribute to Don' and read and enjoy various SD Trojans reflections on their years with Don, and his never ending USC Trojan spirit !! "Fight On eternally Don !''

DON CLAUSEN CELEBRATION OF LIFE

The Celebration of Don's life that he wanted us to have will be Sat. June 23, at Maderas Golf Club, in Poway, Ca. from 4 PM to approx. 6 PM . Don spent some time planning this service and asking several friends to speak and it will be a great day to share memories, stories and our love for a true friend. A cash bar will be there of course, at Don's request, and after the main service part, there will be some light refreshments to enjoy for those that would like to continue to visit. RSVP'S will be appreciated for planning purposes, so please call 858 430 3433 and please leave your name and number of people attending.

Don's wife Sally, and their 2 children, Scott and Carrie, have asked that in lieu of flowers, as an expression of your support, that if you so choose, a donation be made in Don's name to the:

USC MARIO DANELO SCHOLARSHIP.

Checks should be made payable to: USC Mario Danelo Scholarship. With Memo: 'In Memory of Don Clausen'

Send to:

Mr. Ron Orr
USC Athletic Dept.
Heritage Hall
Los Angeles, Ca. 90089- 0602

You will receive a letter from USC acknowledging receipt of your donation.

''Fight On !''

Ray Weber
President
Trojan Club of San Diego / Supporting USC Athletics since 1974
www.sandiegotrojanclub.com / www.usctrojans.com.
Raycweb@aol.com
H 619 282 3106
W 619 238 6216
C 619 200 1735

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