WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE PARTY

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 watching treasures change hands many times, as everyone competes for the perfect gift. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 5,at 6:30 pm for a festive evening. We have a NEW LOCATION! This year we will be at the Longaberger Alumni House! 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 614-847-9132.

There is no charge to attend but we must have a firm headcount for dinner.

Deadline to register is Friday Nov 30. Questions?

Contact Leyla at 847-9132 or leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com.

LADIES HOLIDAY BRUNCH

Ladies, take some time for yourself this holiday season to share some memories with your fellow Buckeye alumni women.  Our annual brunch will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Worthington Inn.  We’ll have our own private room, a fabulous meal, and gifts for everyone!  
Please sign up below for just $25 per person. This is also a great event for you to bring a friend who may be interested in learning about our club.  Brunch will begin at 11 am.  Parking is available behind the building, with some accessible spaces on the side of the building near the front entrance.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 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.

(The drawing for the first 6 games was on Friday Aug. 24 and for the final game was November 16th)

For questions contact Jerry Vance, jerry.vance@yahoo.com or 614-316-0852.

Operation Buckeye – Collection for a Great Cause

As many of you know, for those who have friends and family serving in our military services overseas, the holidays can be a difficult time.  In order to bring a “touch of home” to those who are serving, the Operation Buckeye organization 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 a list of the most-requested items from our servicemembers.  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.
Please call or email Ron Kenat to arrange a pick-up or drop-off:
614-420-2736  or  abelcom123@yahoo.com
Thank you so much for your generosity, to help those who are defending our freedom!

VOLUNTEER AT MID-OHIO FOOD BANK

Join us for one of our Community Service days as we volunteer at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank on Saturday, Oct. 27.  (No Buckeye Football that week!)  We will be assisting shoppers in the pantry from 11 am to 1:30 pm, so you would need to arrive by 10:45 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 to help.

To sign up, please call or email our Community Service Chair, Ron Kenat, at 614-420-2736 or abelcom123@yahoo.com.  Thank you for helping us “Pay it Forward” in true Buckeye Spirit!

EXAM WEEK GOODIE BAGS

Don’t forget to save your leftover Halloween candy!! The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will be putting together goodie bags again this year for students. Candy, gum, pencils, any little trinkets 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. 10 and Nov. 14, or you can contact us to arrange a drop off or pick up. We will schedule a packing night to put the bags together in mid-November.

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 614-847-9132.

WINE TASTING AT THE WINE BISTRO

Join us for an old favorite – Wine Tasting at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue: Wednesday, October 3rd, from 6:30 to 8 pm. There is limited seating available at this Upper Arlington location, so get your reservation in early!  It’s a great way to celebrate with Buckeye friends.

Parking is available around the Wine Bistro, both behind the building as well as across the street in the Lane Ave. Shopping Center.  Along with the various wine samples, the chef will provide an excellent meal.

Deadline to sign up was Wednesday Sept. 26.  If you have questions, please call Mary at 459-5752.

TAILGATE TIME!! SEPT 22 – ALUMNI BAND GAME

Save the date!  Our Annual Tailgate party will be Saturday, September 22 for the Tulane game.  If you already know that you have your own tickets to this game, and/or you just want to join us for the tailgate, its only $10/person — we provide all the food and beverages! 

Questions?

Email leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com or call 614-847-9132.

IF YOU WANT GAME TICKETS: We do have a limited number of tickets for this game.  If your dues are current, you may purchase up to two tickets from us.
They are $85 each which includes your game ticket and our tailgate.  For these tickets you must send a check – we cannot sell them on our website.
See above for address to mail your payment, and be sure to include your phone number, email address, and mailing address where you want the tickets sent.

ALUMNI LEADERS HAPPY HOUR

Join us as we welcome our fellow alumni leaders from around the country with a Happy Hour on the eve of this year’s Leadership Symposium.

The event will be Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road (just north of Lane Ave). There is no cost to RSVP.

If you want to attend, please RSVP just so we know how many spots to reserve. Call us at 614-893-0559 or email OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com. We just need your name and the number of guests you’re bringing.Come meet and greet your fellow alumni from around the country!

BANQUET FEATURING BUCKEYE LEGEND JERRY LUCAS


Jerry Lucas, a star of OSU’s 1960 National Champion basketball team, who also won an Olympic gold medal and enjoyed a stellar NBA career, will be our guest speaker at the Franklin County OSU Alumni Club annual banquet on Wednesday, June 13. The banquet will recognize our newest scholarship winner and celebrate the accomplishments of the club throughout the past year.
After his athletic career, Jerry Lucas went on to develop several educational tools including The Lucas Learning System, a method of memorization for learning nearly anything.  You can read more about his program at:  doctormemory.com
There will be a Silent Auction filled with Buckeye memorabilia, so bring your checkbook because all proceeds go directly to our Scholarship Fund! Cash and checks will be accepted for the auction items.
Questions? Please email the club at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com or call 614-893-0559.