TOUR THE WEXNER CENTER ON FEB 16

We’re planning a visit to the Wexner Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 16 at 1 pm. Save the date — we’ll have a host giving us a guided tour. Our Alumni Club will even pick up the tab for admission and parking, so it is free for you!
Parking will be in the Ohio Union garage, just a block from the facility. We will be seeing exhibits by Jon Waters and Peter Huber Photography.
RSVP by emailing us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com  with your name and phone number.  

OSU WOMEN’S HOOPS SEASON FINALE MARCH 3

The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will have a block of tickets to the Lady Buckeyes’ final weekend home game of the season, vs. Rutgers, Sunday, March 3, at 1:00 pm. We will host our usual “Tailgate” party in the Huntington Club (2nd level of the Schottenstein Center).
We’re taking pre-orders now so that we know how many tickets to buy. They’re only $10 each and you can order as many as you want — bring the whole family! DEADLINE TO ORDER: Thursday, Feb 21.

How Many Tickets

Or send a check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Questions? Email or call Leyla at 614-893-0559. Go Bucks!

BOOK CLUB DINNER EVENT

We’re bringing back the Book Club with a cultural twist! 
Our club will be joining with the Asian-Pacific Islander Alumni Society to read and discuss “The Space Between Us” by Thrity Umriga, an OSU alumna from India who is now a professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.  
Our Franklin County club will purchase a number of the books to distribute to those who wish to read it. Plan to complete reading by the first week of March, then we will join with the API club members for dinner at an Indian restaurant on Thursday, March 7, and discuss the subject.
To request a book and sign up for dinner, please email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com with your name and phone number. We hope you can join us!

WINE DINNER AT THE WINE BISTRO

Join us for our semi-annual dinner at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue, Wednesday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8 pm. There is limited seating available at this Upper Arlington location, so get your reservation in! 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 Dinner, please sign up in advance here:

How Many Tickets?

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.
Directions will be sent when you sign up. We hope you will join us for this club favorite!. 

If you have questions, please call Mary at 459-5752.

OPERATION BUCKEYE PACKING BOXES MARCH 23

Save the date! Saturday, March 23: From 1 to 3 pm, we will assist Operation Buckeye with packing their boxes that are shipped to United States military personnel all over the world. Operation Buckeye has sent over 30,000 boxes of “wish list” items over theyears, 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 and sailors, visit theirwebsite: www.OperationBuckeye.org.
To participate in this event, please call or email Ron Kenat, 614-420-2736 or abelcom123@yahoo.com. He will add you to the roster, and we will send you directions to the facility. The Operation Buckeye headquarters is located at 5000 Arlington Centre Blvd. off Henderson Road in northwest Columbus, on the backside of the building and up to the 2nd floor. We will provide a map.
This is a great family-oriented Community Service event that we support a couple of times per year — please join us if you can!

SCARLET vs. GRAY GAME: APRIL 13

What a better way to kick off Spring than to enjoy some Buckeye Football!!  The Scarlet vs. Gray spring football game will be on Saturday, April 13 this year. We’ll order a block of tickets, and we’ll host our traditional tailgate party.  Game time is usually around 1:00 pm, but that exact time is not yet confirmed.

You can order your tickets now!  For only $10 per person, this includes your game ticket AND all the food and beverages at the tailgate (rain or shine – we are “covered”), so bring the whole family!  There will be cheerleaders, the Best Damn Band in the Land, and of course Coach Day will lead the team in putting on a “Show in the ‘Shoe”!  After the departure of several seniors, who will be the new breakout stars?

How Many Tickets?

or you can send a check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Please include your name, phone and email information when you order.  

DEADLINE TO ORDER:  WEDNESDAY APRIL 3.

DINNER FOR 12 BUCKEYES TUES JAN 29

Join us for a very special event on Tuesday, Jan. 29, as we participate in the Student-Alumni Council’s “Dinner with 12 Buckeyes.” Limited seating available –sign up early!
Created to foster friendships and networking opportunities between students and alumni, this event will take place at the Longaberger Alumni House at 6:00 pm. We need to arrange six alumni and six students for our table.
If you are interested in participating, please email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com with your name and phone number.
When the list is full, we will take a few extra names as “alternates” in case someone has to back out. We must have at least 6 alumni to represent our group table.  This is one of a few great opportunities we have each year to interact with current students, so please join us if you can!

SOCIAL COMMITTEE MTG SAT JAN 12

Save the date! Saturday, January 12 we will hold another one of our famous Social Committee meetings, to plan our activities for the remainder of the academic year. We had so many great ideas come up at our last meeting, we haven’t had time to schedule all the cool events suggested. So at this gathering we will plan out the spring and summer months with as many exciting events as possible.  
The location this time is Matt the Millers Tavern, 1400 Grandview Ave. There is parking on both sides of Grandview Avenue, in Matt’s own lot and in a public lot across the street. Starting time 4:30 pm (after the basketball game). We’ll have some snacks during the meeting, then dinner afterwards. Join us for a good time and to share your great ideas!
RSVP by emailing us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com  with your name and phone number.  

WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE PARTY

Come to the December gathering of the Franklin County Alumni Club for our annual holiday party and “white elephant” gift exchange!

It’s always a great time watching treasures change hands many times, as everyone competes for the perfect gift. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 5,at 6:30 pm for a festive evening. We have a NEW LOCATION! This year we will be at the Longaberger Alumni House! Dinner and desserts will be served; you don’t need to bring anything! Except,of course, to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift to be shared by others.

RSVP by sending an email to our club email address: OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com, or call 614-847-9132.

There is no charge to attend but we must have a firm headcount for dinner.

Deadline to register is Friday Nov 30. Questions?

Contact Leyla at 847-9132 or leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com.

LADIES HOLIDAY BRUNCH

Ladies, take some time for yourself this holiday season to share some memories with your fellow Buckeye alumni women.  Our annual brunch will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Worthington Inn.  We’ll have our own private room, a fabulous meal, and gifts for everyone!  
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com or call 614-893-0559.