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. 


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 ( with your name, phone # and email address, and which shift you’re available for. 


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

The event will be Thursday, Sept. 5, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Longaberger Alumni House at 3230 Olentangy River Road (just north of Lane Ave). There is no cost to RSVP; appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

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

Hand-Feed the Hummingbirds at Lake Hope State Park!

Join us for a brand-new alumni club event on August 17, 2019 for a one-of-a-kind opportunity for a close encounter with the illusive ruby-throated hummingbird.  You will have the opportunity to hand-feed these tiny creatures.

11:00 a private presentation by a Lake Hope Naturalist — Gardening for Wildlife

12:00  Lunch at the Lodge

The Lodge offers made-from-scratch food using Ohio products, with a strong emphasis on real pit barbecue.  Price from $8.99

1:00 – 3:00 Hand-feed the Hummingbirds at the Nature Center

Lake Hope State Park, a natural paradise, is located in southeastern Ohio

27331 State Route 278
McArthur, Ohio 45651


Follow US-33 E to Haydenville Rd in Green Township. Take the OH-595/County Route 25 exit from US-33 E.

Take Laurel Run Rd to OH-278 S in Brown Township
1 h 14 min (68.7 miles)

PLEASE RSVP so we know how many to plan for.  Just send an email with your name, phone number, and number of people attending to  


We’re bringing back our Target Shooting Day at the Range on Saturday, August 3, from 11:30 am to 2 pm.  This year we will meet at a range in Sunbury at 6979 Lott Road. You are welcome to bring your own guns andammunition, (some ammunition will also be available for purchase) and to try out other guns if youwish.

Eye and ear protection will be provided. It’s only $10 per person to attend, and lunch will be provided. Please Register no later than Saturday,July 27 either on our website or by mailing your check(payable to OSU AlumniClub of Franklin County) to Leyla Hawkins,1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085. To pay online below. If you need directions, we can send those when you RSVP.
Questions?  Call Jerry Vance at 614-316-0852.  


Our alumni club is hosting our first-ever canoe & kayak trip at Trapper John’s on Big Darby Creek this summer!  Save the evening of Saturday, July 13, for a river ride with fellow Buckeyes.  We will meet at 6:00 pm at Trapper John’s in Grove City for an evening ride – its cooler in the evening and less crowded.

You’ll want to check out some the details on Trapper John’s website for age and weight restrictions, rules and regulations, and what to bring / NOT to bring.  They do provide safety gear and all necessary equipment. .

We’ll be done by 8:30 or 9 pm, so there’s plenty of time to go out afterwards for more socializing.


For questions, please call or email Sarah Spaulding, 937-212-1614 or Release Form and Rules/Helpful Tips will be sent to your email when we receive your registration.  Please return the release form prior to the event or bring it with you.


Our annual scholarship banquet will be held Wednesday, June 5 at the Longaberger Alumni House and will feature Joshua Perry from the 2014 National Champion Buckeyes football team.

The banquet includes our annual silent auction scholar-ship fundraiser, as well as the culmination of the year’s events for our alumni club. Our newest scholarship recipient for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year will be introduced.  

Perry was the team leader in tackles during the 2014 inaugural CFP Championship run, and was named to the First Team All-Big Ten roster his senior year. After a few years in the NFL, he has come back to Columbus and is the Founder and CEO of the Joshua Perry Family Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to helping children with a variety of life challenges.  He and his family exemplify the “Pay It Forward” Buckeye spirit by giving much time and energy to the annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer.  You can learn more about Joshua’s work on his website:


Questions?  Email us at or call Leyla at 614-893-0559