BANQUET FEATURING BUCKEYE LEGEND JERRY LUCAS


Jerry Lucas, a star of OSU’s 1960 National Champion basketball team, who also won an Olympic gold medal and enjoyed a stellar NBA career, will be our guest speaker at the Franklin County OSU Alumni Club annual banquet on Wednesday, June 13. The banquet will recognize our newest scholarship winner and celebrate the accomplishments of the club throughout the past year.
After his athletic career, Jerry Lucas went on to develop several educational tools including The Lucas Learning System, a method of memorization for learning nearly anything.  You can read more about his program at:  doctormemory.com
There will be a Silent Auction filled with Buckeye memorabilia, so bring your checkbook because all proceeds go directly to our Scholarship Fund! Cash and checks will be accepted for the auction items.
The banquet will be held at the Longaberger Alumni House, 2424 Olentangy River Road just north of Lane Ave. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 pm, with a buffet dinner at 6:30 pm.

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You may mail your check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni Club) for $35/person to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.
Please  include your phone number and email so we can send you a confirmation when we receive your check.
Questions? Please email the club at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com or call 614-893-0559.

WINE TASTING AT THE WINE BISTRO

Join us for an old favorite – Wine Tasting at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue: Wednesday, June 20, from 6:30 to 8 pm. There is limited seating available at this Upper Arlington location, so get your reservation in early!  It’s a great way to ring in summer with Buckeye friends.

Parking is available around the Wine Bistro, both behind the building as well as across the street in the Lane Ave. Shopping Center.  Along with the various wine samples, the chef will provide an excellent meal.

To attend the Wine Tasting, please sign up in advance online or by mail, for just $25.  By mail: please send your check (payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Dr., Worthington 43085.


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.  Directions will be sent when you sign up.

We hope you will join us for this special event.  If you have questions, please call Mary at 459-5752.

BUCKEYE BASEBALL

Join us on Saturday, May 12, to watch the Baseball Buckeyes in their last homestand of the season against conference rival Purdue.  We will also host a pre-game tailgate party.  Tickets will be $12 per person and will include all the food and beverages you want at our tailgate, plus your entry into the game.

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 You can also order by mail: send a check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Questions? email Leyla_Hawkins@yahoo.com or call 614-847-9132. Please include your name, phone and email information when you order.

“Sound the Alarm” Community Service Event


The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club has been presented with another exciting Community Service opportunity for our members.

On Saturday, June 9 we will participate in “Sound the Alarm,” a Red Cross program that helps install smoke alarms in disadvantaged neighborhoods in the city.

Sound the Alarm is a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events nationwide. Volunteers will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in lower socio-economic neighborhoods, culminating in the installation of the one millionth smoke alarm!  Training will be provided and an experienced leader will accompany each group.

Since 2014, the Red Cross, in partnership with fire departments and other local groups, has visited homes installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and providing fire prevention and safety education to prevent needless tragedies. Join us today in helping to save lives.

To sign up for this event, please RSVP to Ron at abelcom123@yahoo.com.  Include your NAME, CELL PHONE NUMBER (so we can reach you if there is a last-minute change), and the NUMBER of people attending.  Questions?  Call Ron at 614-420-2736.

 

Thank you for supporting our community service efforts!

Tour the OSU Archives

Are you interested in the history of our great university?  Your Franklin County OSU Alumni Club has arranged a tour of the University Archives, the facility that houses the university’s collection of artifacts, the book depository, and the official OSU historical records.

Join us on Saturday, May 5, at 1:00 pm at the Archives facility, 2700 Kenny Road for a guided tour of this “museum.”  The event is free and so is the parking!  
 

Please RSVP to attend: send email to OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.  Include your NAME, CELL PHONE NUMBER (so we can reach you if there is a last-minute change), and the NUMBER of people you want to bring.
 

When you sign up, we will send a confirmation with a map/directions and parking information.  The tour will last one to two hours (depending on how many questions we ask!).

Stargazing Opportunity at Perkins Observatory!

 
Together with the Young Buckeyes of Central Ohio, we are offering a special opportunity for our OSU Alumni to attend a presentation at Perkins Observatory on Friday night, April 27.  The program will include star-gazing (weather permitting), a planetarium-style show (on a flat-screen), and/or use of the telescopes!
  
Perkins Observatory is near Ohio Wesleyan University, on route 23 just south of Delaware, OH.  This is a family-friendly event, so bring the whole gang!  There are a limited number of seats available, so you need to sign up in advance.  You can learn more about Perkins at their website: perkins.owu.edu.  Our club is covering the cost to attend, so this event is free!

To sign up for this event, please RSVP to OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.  Include your NAME, CELL PHONE NUMBER (so we can reach you if there is a last-minute change), and the NUMBER of people you want to bring.  We will send you a confirmation notice with detailed directions and a map.

We hope you will join us for this exciting first-time event!

SCARLET VS. GRAY SPRING FOOTBALL

What a better way to kick off Spring than to enjoy some Buckeye Football!!  The Scarlet vs. Gray Football game will be on Saturday, April 14 this year.  We ordered a block of tickets, and we’ll host our traditional tailgate party.  Game time is usually around 1:00 pm, following a lacrosse game, but that is not yet confirmed.

There will be cheerleaders, the Best Damn Band in the Land, and of course Coach Meyer will lead the team in putting on a “Show in the ‘Shoe”!

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Women’s Basketball – Tickets & Tailgate  

The Buckeye Women’s Basketball team is ranked #9 in the country at the start of this season!  

The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will have a block of tickets to the Lady Buckeyes’ last weekend home game of the season, vs. Purdue, on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 1:00 pm.  We will host our usual “Tailgate” party in the Huntington Club (2nd level of the Schottenstein Center).

DEADLINE TO ORDER was Thursday, Feb 1

 

OPERATION BUCKEYE PACKING DAY

Saturday, March 10: From 1 to 3 pm, we assisted Operation Buckeye with packing their boxes that are shipped to United States military personnel all over the world.  Operation Buckeye has shipped over 30,000 boxes of “wish list” items over the years, to bring a touch of home and brighten the day of our soldiers everywhere.  To learn more about this program and what they do for our soldiers, visit www.OperationBuckeye.org.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION READERS NEEDED

In January we begin the most important task that we accomplish each year: the awarding of an OSU scholarship to a deserving Franklin County high school senior. The first step of that process is reading the applications. You will be truly impressed by the quality of the candidates we receive for the scholarship!

We need volunteers to read and score the applications. This process will begin around January 13 and will be completed by the end of that month. If you want to assist, please contact Brad Farmer, 614-371-5523 or bradfarmer21@gmail.com for details ASAP.