Based on changes with the OSU Alumni Association, our membership year is now aligned with the calendar year. Membership dues can be paid any time early in the calendar year and are good thru Dec. 31 that year.

New feature available! Similar to the Association’s plan, if you choose instead to donate $75 directly to our Franklin County Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund, your membership dues for our club are waived for the following year! To contribute to the scholarship fund, contact the Endowment office directly at www.giveto.osu.edu/igive/onlinegiving or 292-2141 and use the fund number #600137.

One great benefit of keeping your membership up to date is that you are eligible for sporting event tickets that we provide throughout the year. Note: Dues are required before any football/basketball tickets can be requested!

Click here to join/renew online

Click here to print join/renew form for mailing in a check

Anyone can join our club! You do not need to have graduated from OSU or live in Franklin County. Associate memberships for those who did not attend OSU are available for $25/single and $30/family.
Please contact Jerry Vance, jerry.vance@yahoo.com or 316-0852 if you have questions

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The Social committee will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 6 pm, at Gallo’s Tap Room on Bethel Road, to continue planning Fall events – Wine tastings, the Charity Tailgate, even the holiday events are starting to be planned. If you would like to join this active committee of volunteers, please get in touch with Mary Hemmer, 459-5752. The committee meets about three or four times per year to focus on details of these and other events.

Everyone is welcome to attend and assist with any of our events!

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Tailgate for Charity, a fun, free event, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Flannagan’s in Dublin, before and during the OSU vs. Indiana football game. Raffles, tailgate games, and a game watch party are part of the activities, along with appearances by former Buckeye football players CJ Barnett and Jordan Hall. Local Food Trucks such as The Burrito Bus and Buckeye Donuts will be present. This charity event is a fundraiser for Dress for Success, an organization that helps women who are re-entering the workforce.

The event will start three hours prior to game time (check local listings for the starting time of the football game). This is an away game so hopefully you have a free weekend to attend, enjoy, and help a worthwhile charity. For more information, visit the sponsoring organization’s website: www.outreachpromos.com.

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Flannagan’s is located at 6835 Caine Road, Columbus, 43235 (off Sawmill just south of 270).

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It’s Book Club time again! The university and the alumni association are once again sponsoring an opportunity for alumni to read the same book as the incoming freshmen are required to read, and then to participate in discussions with students which foster interaction, for the purpose of engaging students with alumni.

The book for the 2015-2016 year is The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, he cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot just outside Milwaukee’s largest public
housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of locals. Despite financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country’s preeminent urban farm, now a food and educational center that produces enough produce and fish year-round to feed thousands. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power shows how local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen’s organization helps develop community food systems across the country. An ecoclassic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.

The university has provided us with copies for our members who want to commit to reading it and participating with the student discussions this Fall. If you want to participate, please notify Jessica Kohlschmidt ASAP at osustatalum09@yahoo.com or 614-946-2614. Jessica is organizing a discussion group with students on Monday, October 5, at 6 pm in the Baker Hall East Rec Room.

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The Social committee met last week to work on several summer events. We are now looking ahead to Fall events – football tailgate, Happy Hour with the Alumni Leadership Conference, Wine tastings, even the holiday events are starting to be planned. If you would like to join this active committee of volunteers, please get in touch with Mary Hemmer, 459-5752. The committee will meet again probably in late summer, to focus on details of these and other events.

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Our annual Target Shooting Day at the Range will be Saturday, August 8, 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. 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. If you have never tried this, it is a great experience! Eye and ear protection will be provided at no charge. Its only $10 per person to attend, and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday August 5

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It’s time once again for fun on the lawn! For the first time in a few years, we will revive our traditional excursion to Picnic with the Pops, featuring the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the OSU Marching Band, will be held on Saturday, August 1, at the new home of the Pops series, the lawn of the Columbus Commons. Details are still being worked out, but we will be joining our friends from the College of Education Alumni Society and other alumni for this annual performance. Please keep the date open and keep watching your email, future newsletters, and our website for further details. Go Bucks!

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Join us for our fourth annual Happy Hour at the OSU Faculty Club on campus Thursday, June 25, 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. Some complementary hors d’oeuvres will be provided, along with a cash bar; additional appetizers are available as well. There is also a dinner following the event, if you wish to stay. To attend the Happy Hour, please sign up in advance online, by mail, or by phone for just $5, so we know how many to expect. Driving and parking pass directions will be sent when you register.

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