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.


On Wednesday, October 2, our alumni club will show appreciation for the OSU Police Dept by serving lunch for both shifts of officers as well as their administrative staff. This is a new community service project for our club, and we hope you can come participate. 
We’ll be serving a “Tailgate” style lunch, so we need a few folks to help set it up and a few to clean up afterwards. Join us for this great opportunity to give back to those who serve and protect the students and staff of our great campus! 
We’ll have two shifts: we need some people to help set-up and serve from 12:30 to 3 pm, and some people to serve then help clean up from 3 to 5:00 pm
Sign up to participate by emailing us (OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com) with your name, phone # and email address, and which shift you’re available for. 

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 Note:  Please remember to dress for the weather and wear flat, sturdy walking shoes. Our brick streets are charming, but can be uneven!

The lunch buffet includes:
Schmidt’s own fresh Pork Bratwurst
Smoked Bahama Mamas
Baked Chicken (legs & thighs)
Chunky Applesauce
Green Beans with Bacon
Sauerkraut with Pork
German Potato Salad
Tossed Green Salad, Rolls & Condiments
Schmidt’s Mini Cream PuffsCoffee, Tea, Iced Tea & Soda 

Cost: $30/person includes guided walking tour and Schmidt’s buffet detailed above, including tax and tip.  Bar charges are separate.

How many Tickets?

Or pay by mailing your check (payable to OSU AlumniClub of Franklin County) to Leyla Hawkins,1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Questions?  Contact Gail at 614-642-8687. 


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.  Sign up now below, or send a check (made payable to “Franklin County OSU Alumni” to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085. The cost is only $25 per person.

How Many Tickets?

Bring your friends or family or anyone who appreciates an excellent meal and some wonderful wines! Deadline to sign up is Wednesday October, 16.  Questions?  Call Mary at 614-323-5379.


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.

Volunteer Opportunity at Star House

In the Woody Hayes tradition of “paying it forward,” the OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County regularly seeks out opportunities to provide community service to local organizations who are serving others in need.
Star House is a safe haven for homeless teens and college-age students, which was originally sponsored by the OSU College of Education.  It is now an independent facility which relies on volunteers to continue their services.  
We will be assisting them in their donation warehouse on Saturday, November 2, from 11 am to 1 pm.  If you can spare a few hours that day, please join us!  You can sign up by simply emailing us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com  with your name, phone #, and email address.  We will send you directions and details. 
Questions?  Please contact Karyn Johnson at 614-822-1430 or englanke@yahoo.com. 


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.


It’s the event all the ladies look forward to each year!!! Saturday, December 7, 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 we will be at the Brio restaurant at the Polaris Mall. Valet parking is available and 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.

You can register here:

How Many Tickets?

or by sending a check in advance (payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County) for $25/person to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Dr., Worthington 43085.  This will cover all your expenses, and you’ll even get a surprise gift from our club just for attending! 

Include your name, phone number, and email address with your check, so we can send you a confirmation notice. Deadline to RSVP is Monday, Dec. 2.  Questions? Please contact Leyla Hawkins, 847-9132 or leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com.


Come to the December gathering of the Franklin County Alumni Club for our annual holiday party and “white elephant” gift exchange!  It’s always a great time as treasures change hands many times, as everyone competes for the perfect gift. 

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30 pm for a festive evening. This year we will be at the Longaberger Alumni House on Olentangy River Road. 

Dinner and desserts will be served; you don’t need to bring anything!  Except, of course, to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift to be shared by others.

RSVP by sending an email to our club email address:  OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com, or call 614-893-0559. There is no charge to attend but we must have a firm headcount for dinner.  Deadline to register is Friday Dec 6.

Questions? Contact Leyla at 893-0559 or leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com.

Join us for a unique evening to learn about some of the fascinating history of our city!

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6 pm, at the Alumni House, we’re going to provide pizza and sides for dinner, and then observe a terrific presentation about our city.  Learn about:

A long-lost, world-class amusement park … huge replicas of the world’s biggest wonders … a 1903 stage play with eight galloping horses.  Columbus has had its share of odd attractions over the years.  And scandals, too – the fake drug that led to the formation of the Food and Drug Administration … the 19th century pharmacist who loved to sunbathe nude atop his castle … the early visit of an airship that led to a riot.  And many curiosities are still with us today – a neighborhood with 50 Frank Lloyd Wright-style homes … a blind high school marching band … a company that makes burglar-proof burial vaults.  Columbus Uncovered reveals dozens of the most-unusual chapters in our city’s history.  You’ll find them all fascinating. 
Sign up on our website today for just $10/person! 

How Many Tickets

If you prefer to send a check instead of paying online, make it payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County, and mail to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.

Questions?  Call or email Leyla at 614-893-0559 or OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.