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Big Orange Club of Birmingham Birmingham Alabama Chapter of the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association


Fall Kickoff Meeting Thursday, August 29, 2013

Trivia Night with Charlie Severance

It’s Football Time in Tennessee! The Birmingham Big Orange Club welcomes Charlie Severance to our 2013 Kickoff Meeting. Severance played defensive back for the Volunteers 1959-60. Severance is remembered among University of Tennessee football fans for helping keep Billy Cannon of LSU out of the end zone in the famous 1959 two-point play known as "The Stop." He was inducted to the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. He will share with us his experiences playing for the Vols.

We will play a trivia game so all of the Tennessee sports aficionados can show off their knowledge of UT sports history. The winning prizes would be cherished by any Volunteer fan!

Join us at:

Lloyd's Restaurant
5301 U.S. 280
Birmingham, AL 35242

Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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UT Basketball with Brandon Wharton

Please welcome to the Birmingham Big Orange Club Brandon Wharton a stellar guard for the Volunteers. Guard from Nashville, Tennessee, Brandon Wharton played basketball at the University of Tennessee from 1996-99. He was named to the 1996 SEC All-Freshman team and was a three-time All-SEC performer and UT most valuable player. Wharton was a four-year starter and the fourth player in UT history to record at least 1,000 points and 300 assists. He currently ranks 11th in UT Scoring history with 1,651 points.

Join us at

Chris' BBQ and Grill
2409 Acton Road Suite 153
Birmingham, AL 35243

Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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March 2013 Meeting - Robert Baron

The Birmingham Big Orange Club is pleased to have our own Robert Baron of Baron Services. After graduating from the University of Tennessee Robert went on to become the founder of Baron Services which is the leader in delivering technology for the communication of significant weather events. His company developed the world’s first Megawatt dual-polarization radar for broadcast television in 2006. Most recently Robert was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the University of Tennessee.

Our meeting will be Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at:

Chris' BBQ and Grill
2409 Acton Road Suite 153
Birmingham, AL 35243

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I invite you to come out and join us for an exciting evening with the “Baron of Sophisticated Weather Analysis.” This will be an insightful evening we look forward to seeing you there!

Go Vols!
Ed Butler