VOLUNTEER AT MID-OHIO FOOD BANK

Join us for one of our Community Service days as we volunteer at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank on Saturday, Oct. 21.  (No Buckeye Football that week!)  We will be assisting shoppers in the pantry from 11 am to 1:30 pm, so you would need to arrive by 10:45 am to get instructions.  The pantry is located at 3960 Brookham Drive, in Grove City.  A map with details and a training video will be sent to you when you RSVP to help.

To sign up, please call or email our Community Service Chair, Ron Kenat, at 614-420-2736 or abelcom123@yahoo.com.  Thank you for helping us “Pay it Forward” in true Buckeye Spirit!

WINE TASTING AT THE WINE BISTRO

Back by popular demand – Wine Tasting! We will gather at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue on Wednesday, November 1, 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 celebrate the fall with your Buckeye friends.

Plenty of 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, complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided. There is only enough seating for 22 people to attend, so get your reservation in early!


How Many Tickets?



By mail: please send your $30 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 special event. If you have questions, please call Mary at 459-5752.

EXAM WEEK GOODIE BAGS

Don’t forget to save your leftover Halloween candy!! The
Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will be putting together
goodie bags again this year for students. Candy, gum,
pencils, any little trinkets you think a college kid would
appreciate to help stay awake while studying for fall
semester exams — bring it to us!
We will collect items at our next two meetings, Weds,
Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, or you can contact us to arrange a
drop off or pick up. We will schedule a packing night to
put the bags together in mid-November.
Then we will schedule a night in early December just
before exams to deliver them to the dorm. This has to be
arranged with the resident advisor for that hall, so we do
not have an exact date yet.
You are welcome to participate in any of the three steps –
– gathering supplies, packing the bags, or delivering. Just
send us an email or call to let us know what you can do.
Email: osualumnifranklincounty@yahoo.com or call
614-847-9132.

OPERATION BUCKEYE

As most of you know, the holidays will be here before you know it.  For those who have friends and family serving in our military services overseas, it can be a difficult time. There is a wonderful organization called Operation Buckeye, whose volunteers pack and ship thousands of care packages each year to these military personnel.  We want to help provide as many items as possible this year for their shipments.

Click Here for:  Operation Buckeye Item List of the most-requested items from our service-members.  If you are able to provide some items from this list, would you please contribute to our club’s donation to Operation Buckeye?
We will make it as easy as possible:  You gather the items, and we can arrange either a pickup from you, or a place for you to drop them off.

Thank you so much for your generosity, to help those who are defending our freedom!

 

CARTOON MUSEUM TOUR – RSVP TODAY!

Did you know that OSU has a museum dedicated to cartoons?  We have arranged a tour for our members!   Save the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2:00 pm to join us.  We will have a tour guide to share details about the exhibits, and we are even arranging parking nearby!  Buckeye alum Milton Caniff (famous for the “Steve Canyon” cartoons) is a founding donor of the museum and his works are prominently featured.  
To Sign up, please Click here to Send an Email reply — give us your email address and how many people you are bringing.  Also let us know if you need a campus parking pass.  Questions?  Email us or call 614-893-0559.

 

FOOTBALL TICKET RAFFLE TIME

Congrats to the winners of the first drawing of our annual raffle of Presidents Club football tickets!  The OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County is making all of our seats available again this year in our raffle. All money raised goes directly to our Scholarship fund to help a future Buckeye.

Winners from the first drawing are:

 9/9    Oklahoma        Gary Bast

9/16   Army                Leyla Hawkins

9/23   UNLV               Gloria Lombardi

10/7   Maryland          William Curlis

There is still time for you to enter the second drawing for the remaining games!

 

10/28: Penn State

11/11: Mich State

11/18: Illinois

These are great seats again this year. Tickets for the raffle are $5 for 1 chance, $25 for 6 chances or $50 for 13 chances. Get your raffle tickets now!  

 

We are not allowed to sell the raffle tickets on our website.  Send checks (payable to “OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County”) to Jerry Vance, 5625 Pleasant Hill Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026. 

The second drawing will be on Friday, Oct. 13 for the last three games, at the Eddie George 27 Grill in Grandview at 12:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend the drawings.

 

Money must be received by noon on October 13 to be eligible for the second drawing.  For questions contact Jerry Vance, jerry.vance@yahoo.com or 614-316-0852.

ALUMNI LEADERS HAPPY HOUR

Join us as we welcome our fellow alumni leaders from around the country with a Happy Hour on the eve of this year’s Leadership Symposium.
 
The event will be Thursday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the El Vaquero at 3230 Olentangy River Road (near the hotels, just south of the hospital). There is no cost to RSVP.  – appetizers will be provided and everyone will just take care of their own beverage bill.
If you want to attend, please RSVP just so we know how many seats to reserve. Call us at 614-893-0559 or email OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com. We just need your name and the number of guests you’re bringing . Come meet and greet your fellow alumni from around the country!

SOCIAL COMMITTEE PARTY/MEETING

Or as we call it, “The Party to plan the Parties!” Join us as gather to discuss and plan our social activities for the next few months. The Social Committee includes everyone who wants to be included! We will meet on Wednesday July 19, at 6:00 pm, for some food, fun, and discussion about upcoming Fall activities.
To attend, simply call Mary at 614-459-5752 and let her know, so we know how many seats to save for all attendees. The location will be Spuds Bar & Grill, 1810 Henderson Road (in the Northwest Shopping Center near Reed).

TARGET SHOOT AIMING FOR JUNE 10

Our annual Target Shooting Day at the Range will be Saturday, June 10, from 12 am to 2 pm.  It is at the same great location as in previous years, Tri-County Range on US 22 between Lancaster and Circleville (10233 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd). You are welcome to bring your own guns and ammunition, or rent/purchase from the range, and to try out other guns if you wish.