CARTOON MUSEUM TOUR – RSVP TODAY!

Did you know that OSU has a museum dedicated to cartoons?  We have arranged a tour for our members!   Save the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2:00 pm to join us.  We will have a tour guide to share details about the exhibits, and we are even arranging parking nearby!  Buckeye alum Milton Caniff (famous for the “Steve Canyon” cartoons) is a founding donor of the museum and his works are prominently featured.  
To Sign up, please Click here to Send an Email reply — give us your email address and how many people you are bringing.  Also let us know if you need a campus parking pass.  Questions?  Email us or call 614-893-0559.

 

FOOTBALL TICKET RAFFLE TIME

Congrats to the winners of the first drawing of our annual raffle of 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.

Winners from the first drawing are:

 9/9    Oklahoma        Gary Bast

9/16   Army                Leyla Hawkins

9/23   UNLV               Gloria Lombardi

10/7   Maryland          William Curlis

There is still time for you to enter the second drawing for the remaining games!

 

10/28: Penn State

11/11: Mich State

11/18: Illinois

These are great seats again this year. Tickets for the raffle are $5 for 1 chance, $25 for 6 chances or $50 for 13 chances. Get your raffle tickets 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. 

The second drawing will be on Friday, Oct. 13 for the last three games, at the Eddie George 27 Grill in Grandview at 12:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend the drawings.

 

Money must be received by noon on October 13 to be eligible for the second drawing.  For questions contact Jerry Vance, jerry.vance@yahoo.com or 614-316-0852.

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. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the El Vaquero at 3230 Olentangy River Road (near the hotels, just south of the hospital). There is no cost to RSVP.  – appetizers will be provided and everyone will just take care of their own beverage bill.
If you want to attend, please RSVP just so we know how many seats 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!

SOCIAL COMMITTEE PARTY/MEETING

Or as we call it, “The Party to plan the Parties!” Join us as gather to discuss and plan our social activities for the next few months. The Social Committee includes everyone who wants to be included! We will meet on Wednesday July 19, at 6:00 pm, for some food, fun, and discussion about upcoming Fall activities.
To attend, simply call Mary at 614-459-5752 and let her know, so we know how many seats to save for all attendees. The location will be Spuds Bar & Grill, 1810 Henderson Road (in the Northwest Shopping Center near Reed).

TARGET SHOOT AIMING FOR JUNE 10

Our annual Target Shooting Day at the Range will be Saturday, June 10, from 12 am to 2 pm.  It is at the same great location as in previous years, Tri-County Range on US 22 between Lancaster and Circleville (10233 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd). You are welcome to bring your own guns and ammunition, or rent/purchase from the range, and to try out other guns if you wish.
 

BUCKEYE BASEBALL FINALE

Saturday, May 20, watch the Baseball Buckeyes close out the season against conference rival Indiana.  We will also host a pre-game tailgate party.  Tickets will be $12 per person and will include all the food and beverages you want at our tailgate, plus your entry into the game.
 

Questions? email Leyla_Hawkins@yahoo.com or call 614-847-9132.

JACK PARK TO SPEAK AT BANQUET


Popular Buckeye Historian Jack Park will be our guest speaker at the Franklin County OSU Alumni Club annual banquet on Thursday, May 11.  The banquet will recognize our newest scholarship winner and celebrate the accomplishments of the club throughout the past year.
 
Jack Park is a noted OSU football radio personality, historian, best-selling author (“The Ohio State University Football Vault” among several other titles), and local television celebrity. He can also be found in the Sports pages of the Columbus Dispatch. His enthusiasm for Ohio State is exceeded only by his great knowledge of its history.
 
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.
The banquet will be held at Mozart’s Café, 4784 N High St in Clintonville. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 pm, with a buffet dinner at 6:30 pm.

The registration deadline has now passed.  Questions?  Please email osualumnifranklincounty@yahoo.com.

SCARLET vs. GRAY GAME

What a better way to forget about Tax Day than to enjoy some Buckeye Football!!  The Scarlet vs. Gray Football game will be on Saturday, April 15 this year.  We will have our traditional block of tickets and a tailgate party.  Game time is usually around 1:00 pm, following a lacrosse game, but that is not yet confirmed.
 
You can order your tickets now on our website!  The $15 cost includes all the food and beverages at the tailgate (rain or shine – we are “covered”) so bring the whole family!  There will be cheerleaders, the Best Damn Band in the Land, and of course Coach Meyer and JT Barrett will lead the team in putting on a show in the ‘Shoe!
Please include your name, phone and email information when you order.  You can send a check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

On Saturday, April 1, we will serve lunch at the Ronald McDonald House for families with sick kids at Children’s Hospital.  Volunteers will be needed for two-hour shifts between 10 am and 2 pm to set-up, serve and clean up.  Our menu for this meal is easy to serve: Sandwiches, salads, fruit, and dessert.  Volunteers will also get a free Buckeye T-shirt from the OSU Alumni Association!

If you are unable to help us serve, but you wish to contribute to the lunch, then sponsoring a food item is the easy way to go!  Various donation amounts will help us supply a healthy lunch of sandwiches, salads, fruit, and beverages. Choose an item to sponsor and send us your corresponding gift – we will do the shopping!

 # of Items  ___ Sandwiches @ $5 each
                      ___ lbs of potato salad @ $4 each
                      ___ lbs of fruit @ $6 each
Or you can choose a random amount and allow us to put it towards whatever is needed most.



You can contribute your donation on the link above or send a check in the mail. Checks should be made payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County, and mailed to Ron Kenat, 3962 Winding Oaks Dr., Columbus, OH 43228 no later than March 25.
This event was so much fun last year, and the patients and their families are very grateful for what the volunteers do.  If you want additional details, or want to add your name on the volunteer list, please contact Ron Kenat at abelcom123@yahoo.com or call 614-420-2736.