OPERATION BUCKEYE PACKING DAY

Saturday, March 11: we will assist 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.

To participate in this event, please call or email Ron Kenat. He will add you to the list and we will send you directions to the facility and the specific times to be there.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

On Saturday, April 1, we will serve lunch at the Ronald McDonald House for families with sick kids at Children’s Hospital.  Volunteers will be needed for two-hour shifts between 10 am and 2 pm to set-up, serve and clean up.  Our menu for this meal is easy to serve: Sandwiches, salads, fruit, and dessert.  Volunteers will also get a free Buckeye T-shirt from the OSU Alumni Association!

If you are unable to help us serve, but you wish to contribute to the lunch, then sponsoring a food item is the easy way to go!  Various donation amounts will help us supply a healthy lunch of sandwiches, salads, fruit, and beverages. Choose an item to sponsor and send us your corresponding gift – we will do the shopping!

 # of Items  ___ Sandwiches @ $5 each
                      ___ lbs of potato salad @ $4 each
                      ___ lbs of fruit @ $6 each
Or you can choose a random amount and allow us to put it towards whatever is needed most.



You can contribute your donation on the link above or send a check in the mail. Checks should be made payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County, and mailed to Ron Kenat, 3962 Winding Oaks Dr., Columbus, OH 43228 no later than March 25.
This event was so much fun last year, and the patients and their families are very grateful for what the volunteers do.  If you want additional details, or want to add your name on the volunteer list, please contact Ron Kenat at abelcom123@yahoo.com or call 614-420-2736.

 

SCARLET vs. GRAY GAME

What a better way to forget about Tax Day than to enjoy some Buckeye Football!!  The Scarlet vs. Gray Football game will be on Saturday, April 15 this year.  We will have our traditional block of tickets and a tailgate party.  Game time is usually around 1:00 pm, following a lacrosse game, but that is not yet confirmed.
 
You can order your tickets now on our website!  The $15 cost includes 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 Meyer and JT Barrett will lead the team in putting on a show in the ‘Shoe!
Please include your name, phone and email information when you order.  You can send a check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085, or pay online

How many Tickets?



Questions? Call 614-847-9132 or email Leyla_Hawkins@yahoo.com.

BUCKEYE BASEBALL FINALE

Saturday, May 20, watch the Baseball Buckeyes close out the season against conference rival Indiana.  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.
 

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


How many Tickets?



Questions? email Leyla_Hawkins@yahoo.com or call 614-847-9132.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL v IOWA FEB 12

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.

SOLD OUT

LADIES HOLIDAY BRUNCH

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.

HOLIDAY PARTY / GIFT EXCHANGE

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.

Deadline to sign up was Dec 2

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!

BUCKEYE BOOK COMMUNITY

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
students!
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.