President’s Letter – Season Wrap-Up

Dear Quarterbacks:

Thank you again for your support this past season. 2018 was another successful year. We increased our membership to 92, while our total attendance of 922 was just shy of last year, which benefitted from a large turnout for what was Keith Jackson’s last public appearance. We also enjoyed a record number of sponsors whose generosity this season enabled us to maintain a strong financial position.

We are indeed indebted to Coach Harvey Hyde for the outstanding lineup of speakers these past two years. Fortunately, we get one more year of Harvey’s indispensable help in recruiting our speakers. Harvey already has an exciting list of tentative speakers for 2019. It’s a potential lineup I’m sure all of us will enjoy.

Keep in mind, however, that the Club’s sustainability ultimately depends on a steady infusion of new members. So please spread the word among your friends and colleagues. Word-of-mouth remains our most effective advertising. And be sure to bring a guest to one or more of our meetings.

It is also critical to recruit new board members as needed. Although we have been blessed with a core of loyal board members, positions such as president and vice-president should be subject to term limits. My return as president for a third and final year needs to see—at a minimum—the recruitment of a new president, vice-president and program chair. I hope to hear from several of you who might be interested in serving on the board.

It’s your Club, and dependent on your continued support to keep intact the long-standing history and success of the Pasadena Quarterbacks—huddling up since 1945!

On behalf of the Board of the Pasadena Quarterbacks, Happy Holidays to all of you and best wishes for the New Year!


Jim Gruettner

“The Quarterly” Magazine Visits Quarterbacks

Jason Olson Pasadena QuarterbacksWhen Jake Olson spoke at the Pasadena Quarterbacks’ October 5, 2018 meeting, San Gabriel Valley’s The Quarterly magazine was there to get to know the blind long snapper from the USC Trojans. Click here to read the article about Olson featured in the Winter 2018 edition; go to page 15.

Quarterbacks’ Brick at Rose Bowl

Did you know that your Pasadena Quarterbacks purchased ‘a brick’ as our contribution to the Rose Bowl upgrade? Here’s what it looks like:


You can check it out in person: The brick is located at Gate “A” (the main south entrance to the stadium), at the northwest corner of the brick garden. Look for the City of Pasadena section. Our brick is in the bottom row, and under the word City.

A fitting tribute to the City, Rose Bowl, and our presence in both.