Our book club dinner date with the OSU Asian-Pacific Islander Alumni Society was cancelled in March, so we are setting a new date to meet!  Now you have time to review the book (to remember what you read in the spring!).

We will discuss the memoir written by Aarti Shahani called “Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares.”  It is the story of a family who came to the US from India in the 1980’s, dealing with being undocumented, obtaining their green cards, the unforeseen obstacles that propelled them into years of disillusionment and heartbreak, and the strength of a family determined to stay together. 

Our alumni club will pick up the tab for Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 5:30 pm, when we meet with the Asian- Pacific Islander Alumni Society that evening at the Hunan Lion restaurant (2038 Crown Plaza Drive, Columbus). The author has agreed to join us by Zoom call to discuss the book!

Please Email us (include your name and phone number) at  to let us know you still wish to participate, so we can send you details about the dinner as it approaches.  If you have questions, please contact Mary at 614-323-5379. 


 We are joining with Tuscarawas County OSU Alumni for their presentation of Maurice Hall, former OSU football star (member of the 2002 national championship team) who is now pursuing his acting, writing, and directing career in Hollywood.  He has appeared in several popular tv shows on major networks, and also wrote and directed programs for Amazon Prime.

Maurice’s production company, “Mo-tivation Unlimited,” centers on five principles, Faith, Persistence, Work Ethic, Healthy Living and Education.

This live video presentation will be on Tuesday, Nov 17, at 6:30 pm.  Q&A will be available by “chat” function on Zoom.  There is no cost to participate, but you must pre-register by emailing us at: OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.comYou will be sent login information for the program when it becomes available in early November.


It’s the event all the ladies wait for each year!!!Saturday, December 5, 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 again be at the Brio Italian Grille at Polaris Mall.  We have a private room reserved for our members, and valet parking is available. This is a great event for you to bring a friend who may be interested in learning more about our club.
As usual we will have a great meal, wonderful mimosas, and terrific gifts for everyone who attends!  We’ve all had a tough year, so we deserve to have a little fun this season.

How Many Tickets

You could also send a check in advance (payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County) for $30 / person to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Dr., Worthington 43085.

Include your name, phone number, and email address with your check, so we can send you a confirmation notice. Deadline to RSVP is Monday, Nov. 30.  Questions? Please contact Leyla Hawkins, 847-9132 or


Join us for one of our Community Service days as we volunteer at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank on Saturday, Oct. 10.  (No Buckeye Football game that week!)  We will be assisting shoppers in the pantry from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, so you would need to arrive by 11:15 am to get instructions.  The pantry is located at 3960 Brookham Drive, in Grove City.  A map with details and a training video will be sent to you, when you RSVP.

Please call or email our Community Service Co-Chairs, Ron Kenat, ( / 614-420-2736) or Karyn Johnson, (614-822-1430 or 

Thank you for helping us “Pay it Forward” in true Buckeye Spirit!


Another event which got cancelled in the wake of the quarantine is our club favorite Wine Tasting dinner at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue in April. So we have re-scheduled this event for Wednesday, October 21, from 6:30 to 8 pm. 

Due to limits on the number of people allowed to gather, we cannot take any additional reservations for this event now.  Those of you who told us to keep you on the list for when the event is rescheduled, you will receive an email to confirm your availability on the new date. If multiple people cancel and we have available seats, we will advertise them to the rest of the membership.