Support the Lady Buckeyes as they take on Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 12.  We will have our traditional pre-game tailgate party one hour prior to tip-off, in the Huntington Club on the second floor of the Schott. Food and soft drinks will be available at the concession stand in our area, where we will have tables reserved.

Gametime is 12N, so our party will start when doors open at 11 am. We have great seats in Section 104. Bring the whole family for a great time! Tickets for our event will be $10 each and can be purchased by credit card:

How many Tickets?

or by sending your order along with your check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.

Include your name, phone and email information, along with the address where you want us to mail your tickets. Questions? Call 847-9132 or email leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com.


It’s the event all the ladies wait for each year!!!  Saturday, December 10, take a break from the holiday rush and join your fellow Buckeye women for our festive annual brunch. The fun starts at 11 am, and this year it will be held at Bravo Restaurant in the Crosswoods complex in Worthington, just north of 270 off 23 (High St). We have a private room reserved for our members. This is a great event for you to bring a friend who may be interested in learning more about our club.

How Many Tickets?

You can also register by sending a check in advance (payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County) for $25 per person to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Dr., Worthington, OH 43085.

Include your name, phone number, and email address with your check, so we can send you a confirmation notice. Deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, Dec. 6.  Questions? Please contact Leyla Hawkins, 847-9132 or leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com.


Come to the December gathering of the Franklin County OSU Alumni Club for our annual holiday party and “White Elephant” Gift Exchange!  Its always a great time as treasures change hands many times, and everyone competes to take home the perfect gift.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 6, at 7:00 pm for a festive evening.  (There will be a brief club meeting at 6 pm, prior to the party.)  It will be held at the Columbus Italian Club, 1739 N. High Street in Grandview.

Dinner will be served ($7/person) and a cash bar available (very reasonable rates!).  Please bring a salad or dessert to share!  To participate in the gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift.

Sign up in advance here

How Many?

Or RSVP by sending a check (payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County) for $7 per person in advance to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.


Questions?  Call Leyla at 614-847-9132 or email leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com.

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!


Exam Week Goodie Bags – Save your Halloween Candy!!

Did you get too much candy when you went trick-or-treating?  Or do you have leftovers because not enough children came to visit you?  We have a great use for these goodies!!

The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will be putting together goodie bags again this year for a group of students in one of the dorms.  Candy, gum, pencils, any little trinkets you think a college kid would appreciate while studying for fall semester exams — bring them to us!

We will collect items at our November meeting, or you can contact us to arrange a drop off or pick up.  Then we’ll choose a night to pack the bags, and another night to deliver them to the dorms.

You are welcome to participate in any of the three steps — gathering supplies, packing the bags, or delivering.  Just email us at osualumnifranklincounty@yahoo.com  and let us know what you can do.

Two of our scholarship recipients will be participating in this project, so its a great opportunity for you to get to meet some great students!
Contact today and let us know what you can do!


The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club has once again been given the
opportunity to participate in the Buckeye Book Community for this summer/fall.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Jessica
Kohlschmidt by email at osustatalum09@yahoo.com or by phone at 614-946-2614 to
obtain a copy of this year’s book.  

A full description of
the reading program is below, along with a synopsis of the book itself, and an
opportunity to attend the author’s presentation on campus.  The group
discussion will be held on campus with a selected group of students, prior to
the author’s appearance.  It is a great way to connect with the incoming
Jessica will distribute
books at the alumni club meeting on July 13.
  If you cannot
attend, you can make other arrangements with her to obtain one.
Each summer all first year students complete
their first college assignment by participating in the Buckeye Book Community;
they are given a selected book during orientation.  Upper
class students, staff and faculty are also encouraged to read the book, and we
want to offer this book opportunity to you all, as part of our Buckeye
Community as well! 
The book for the 2016-2017 year is The Other Wes Moore Two
kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both
grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult
childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into
trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar,
decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other
ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?  Wes Moore, the
author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In
alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments
of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation
of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world. 
Our Alumni Club will organize a group
discussion with a group of students during early Fall semester. If you request
a book from us, we would like you to participate in the discussion group as
well.  If you have any questions, please contact Jessica.


Save the date!  Our Annual Tailgate party will be Saturday, September 3 for the Bowling Green game. If you already know that you have your own tickets to this game, and/or you just want to join us for the tailgate, its only $10/person — we provide all the food and beverages! 


Our annual Target Shooting Day at the Range will be Saturday, July 23, from 11 am to 2 pm.  It is at the same great location as 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.  You will have an opportunity to learn about and try out a variety of different guns if you wish.


Our fifth annual Happy Hour at the OSU Faculty Club on campus Friday, July 8, from 5 to 7 pm. This is an opportunity for those of you who are not members of the Faculty Club to see the facility and sample some food and beverages, as well as time to socialize with other Buckeye Alumni.

There is plenty of parking available around the Faculty Club. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided, along with a cash bar; additional appetizers are available as well.  There is also a steak cookout dinner following the event, if you wish to stay.

SCOONIE PENN to be Featured Speaker at Banquet

 ScooniePenn James “Scoonie” Penn, star of the 1999 Buckeye Basketball team that went to the Final Four, was our guest speaker at the Franklin County OSU Alumni Club annual banquet on Wednesday, May 11.

The banquet also recognized our newest scholarship winner and celebrated the accomplishments of the club throughout the past year.


Scoonie is a two-time NCAA All-American and Ohio State University Hall of Fame basketball player. He played two seasons for the Ohio State Buckeyes, leading them to their first Final Four appearance in more than 20 years. He finished his Buckeye career as the all-time leader in three-point shooting. After his playing years where completed, Scoonie tapped into his passion as an entrepreneur and a motivational speaker, using his life’s experiences to motivate youth, and to deliver a corporate message of success. Currently, Scoonie can be found working as a basketball analyst for a number of television and radio stations as well as CEO of POWR Management.   He is also the recipient of numerous community and sports achievement awards.

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