BASEBALL VS THAT TEAM UP NORTH

Buckeye Baseball will end their season on the third weekend of May with games against arch-rival Michigan.
Our alumni club will get a block of tickets to the game on Saturday afternoon,May 14, at 3:00pm, and we will plan our traditional tailgate to go along
with this event as well.

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE LUNCH

The Ronald McDonald House helps families of sick children all year around, providing food and housing during their children’s illness. The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club supports these efforts as well as other community services. Please consider helping those in need on Saturday, April 23, as we provide lunch for a day.
There are 2 ways to help: Sponsor a portion of the meal, and/or join us that day to prepare and serve the food. Right now we are asking you to “Save the Date” to help us serve. If you are able to help prepare, serve, or clean-up on that day, please contact Ron Kenat, abelcom123@yahoo.com or by phone at 614-420-2736. We need some people starting at 10 am to prepare, some to serve between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, and some to clean up.

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!

I would like to sponsor:
# Item Total:
___ Sandwiches @ $5 each _______
___ lbs of potato salad @ $4 each _______
___ lbs of fruit @ $6 each _______
Amount Enclosed: $___________

Please make check payable to
Franklin County OSU Alumni Club
and mail to Ron Kenat, 3962 Winding Oaks Dr., Columbus, OH 43228
no later than April 15.

You can also contribute here:




The Ronald McDonald House is located at 711 E. Livingston Avenue, across from Children’s Hospital.
If you have any questions, please contact Ron at the phone/email listed above.

SCARLET VS GRAY GAME APRIL 16

The annual Scarlet vs. Gray Spring Football Game will be held Saturday, April 16 at the Horseshoe.  There will be cheerleaders, the Best Damn Band in the Land, and Urban Meyer’s re-loaded Buckeye football squad…. what a great way to celebrate spring!

Questions:  Call Leyla Hawkins, 614-847-9132 or email leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com.

The February Club Meeting

The February meeting was held at at a special date and place. The meeting was on Feb 3 the Longaberger Alumni House at 6PM. In March we go back to second Wednesday for each month at Mozart’s Bakery, 4784 N High St, Columbus, OH

OSU MEN’S BASKETBALL FEB. 27

Our Alumni Club has obtained 20 tickets to the OSU vs. Iowa game on Sunday, February 28. We will host a tailgate party at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Olentangy River Road, about a mile north of the Schott. Game time has been set now for 4:00 pm, so the party will start pre-game around 2:00 pm.

To request tickets, please send your check for $27 per person (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Dr., Worthington, OH 43085. We are not able to sell these tickets online on our website. Include your name, phone and email information, along with the address where you want us to mail your tickets.

Questions? Email leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com or call 847-9132. If you have your own tickets for this game, you are welcome to join us for the tailgate at Applebee’s! Call Leyla to RSVP and leave your name, phone number, and email address so we can send you the event time once we know it.

Constitution and Charter.

The OSU Alumni Association has asked all alumni clubs and societies to update their constitution and charter.  To comply with this, we must present these documents to our membership, so that you may have an opportunity to ask questions and approve it.  We have posted these documents here for your review.

You may submit questions by contacting one of our review committee members:  Jerry Vance (jerry.vance@yahoo.com, 614-316-0852), Cindy Conner (cconner3789@wowway.com, 614-532-0010), Jessica Kohlschmidt (osustatalum09@yahoo.com, 614-946-2614) or Leyla Hawkins (leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com, 614-847-9132)

To vote on acceptance of these documents, please attend our January meeting, to be held at Mozarts, 4784 N. High St. in Clintonville, on Wednesday, January 13, at 6 pm.

We thank you for your participation and membership in our OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County!

Official Charter 2015 (DRAFT)

Official Club Constitution Draft (DRAFT)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PARTY JAN 10

Come see the Buckeye Women’s Basketball team play Rutgers on Sunday, January 10. We will have our traditional pre-game tailgate party one hour prior to tipoff, in the Huntington Club on the second floor of the Schott. Food and soft drinks will be available at the concession stand in our area, where we will have tables reserved. Gametime is 2 pm, so our party will start when doors open at 1 pm.
We have great seats in Section 107. Bring the whole family for a great time!

ANNUAL LADIES HOLIDAY BRUNCH

It was the event all the ladies wait for each year!!! Saturday, December 12, we took a break from the shopping and joined fellow Buckeye women for our festive annual brunch. The event was held  at Bravo Restaurant in the Lennox Town Center, 1803 Olentangy River Road.

HOLIDAY PARTY & GIFT EXCHANGE

Our December meeting of the Franklin County Alumni Club was also our annual holiday party and”white elephant” gift exchange! It was a great time as treasures exchange hands many times, as everyone competes for the perfect gift.

ALUMNI LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM RECAP

Several officers and chairs of our alumni board attended the annual Alumni Assoc leadership symposium at the Fawcett Center on Sept 24-25. The association leaders presented numerous new programs and options for all of the alumni clubs and societies in attendance. Much more support is available to us now, both financial and with personnel (increased staffing), from the Association.

Highlights of the event included the awards luncheon on Friday, where the Franklin County alumni club was one of 10 groups awarded Outstanding Club status, and where our own Jessica Kohlschmidt was also awarded with a Best Buckeye.

One of the new programs rolled out at this event is for all clubs to have an opportunity to reach various status levels which will result in a variety of awards, both financial and administrative. The levels are Carmen, Gray, and Scarlet. Carmen is the most basic level, while Scarlet is tops. Fortunately, your Franklin County Club already performs annually at a Scarlet level, so we just need to maintain most of our usual events in order to qualify for these awards. These requirements include holding at least two board meetings per year, a game watch type of event, a scholarship fundraiser, and 5 of what they call “category 1” events (student engagement, networking, special interest, arts, lifelong learning, and fundraising). By meeting these requirements, we can earn up to $2000 for our club. We will also qualify for additional funds, to be able to hold events without charging for attendance.

Staffing at the association has also improved. Where there was one person previously in charge of all clubs, there are now 6 people, who divide the clubs geographically. They have also offered to do mailings for some of our events and provide us with better information to find local alumni.

Thru the coming months your Franklin County club officers and chairs will work on finding ways for us to take advantage of these great new opportunities.