JOIN US FOR OSU WOMEN’S HOOPS

The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will have a block of tickets to the Lady Buckeyes’ final weekend home game of the season, vs. Wisconsin, Sunday, February 9, 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: Friday, Jan 31. 

How Many Tickets?

If you like you could send a check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Questions?  Email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com or call 614-893-0559. 

DINNER FOR 12 BUCKEYES TUES MARCH 3

Join us for a very special event on Tuesday, March 3, 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. 
There is no cost to attend — the club pays for the meal.  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! 

EXAM WEEK GOODIE BAGS

Don’t forget to save your leftover Halloween candy, or buy an extra bag for us!! The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will be putting together goodie bags again this year for students. Candy, gum, pencils, any small items 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. 9 and Nov. 13, or you can contact us to arrange a drop off or pick up. We will be packing the bags immediately following our November 13 meeting.  The packing process takes less than an hour if we have enough hands to help.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 614-893-0559.

FOOTBALL TICKET RAFFLE

It’s time for our annual raffle of The 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.

These are great seats again this year section 16A with seatbacks. Tickets for the raffle are $5 for 1 chance, $25 for 6 chances or $50 for 13 chances. Order 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. There will a second on Nov. 15 for the Penn State finale game.  The first 6 games were drawn on Aug. 23. Everyone is welcome to attend the drawings. All home games are available:

One Drawing Left:  11/23: Penn State

Already Won:
8/31      Florida Atlantic
9/7        Cincinnati
9/21      Miami
10/5      Mich State 
10/26: Wisconsin
11/9:    Maryland

Money must be received by noon Nov 15 for the final drawing. For questions contact Jerry Vance, jerry.vance@yahoo.com or 614-316-0852.

WINE BISTRO DINNER ON WEDS OCT 23

Our semi-annual dinner and wine tasting at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue will be on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm.

There is limited seating available at this location, so get your reservation in early!  Parking is available around the Wine Bistro, behind the building (very limited), or on the street, or also across the street in the Lane Ave Shopping Center. 

The chef will provide an amazing 4-course dinner with different wines paired to complement each serving. 

German Village Walking Tour, with Lunch at Schmidt’s

A brand new event for our alumni club! 

Date: Saturday, Oct 12, 2019
Time: Walking tour 11am,
Lunch 12:15pm

The German Village Tours office is offering us a wonderful opportunity for us to tour one of the Columbus area’s most historic neighborhoods. They will tell the stories of the German immigrants who settled the area in the 1800s, the decline of the 1900s and the restoration movement that resulted in the beautiful village we have today, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The tour will last 60 – 75 minutes and end at Schmidt’s for lunch.  Our alumni club’s own Gail Stoy is one of the tour guides. 

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: OHIO’S HISTORY IN SPORTS

The Ohio History Center is celebrating our state’s rich history in athletics with a special exhibit entitled “Truly a Champion of Sports.”  
This display covers over a hundred years of sports history in Ohio, from early baseball days and Jesse Owens’ track and field accomplishments, to the beginnings of football and pioneers in auto racing, women’s basketball, boxing, and more.  See Lebron James’ first basketball jersey and learn about the Ohio Roller Derby.  Check out their website link below for more details.
The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club has organized a special group tour for our members, on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2:00 pm. 
Questions? Call Leyla at 614-893-0559.