OPERATION BUCKEYE

As most of you know, the holidays will be here before you know it.  For those who have friends and family serving in our military services overseas, it can be a difficult time. There is a wonderful organization called Operation Buckeye, whose 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:  Operation Buckeye Item List of the most-requested items from our service-members.  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.

Thank you so much for your generosity, to help those who are defending our freedom!

 

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 6,at 6:30 pm for a festive evening. We have a NEW LOCATION! This year we will beat 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 Dec. 1. Questions?

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

LADIES HOLIDAY BRUNCH

It’s the event all the ladies wait for each year!!!

Saturday, December 9, 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 we will again be at Bravo Restaurant in the Crosswoods complex in Worthington, just north of 270 off 23(High St). We have a private room reserved for our members. This is a great event for you to bring a friend who may be interested in learning more about our club.


How Many Tickets?



You could alternately send a check in advance (payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County) for $25/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, Dec. 4.

Questions? Please contact Leyla Hawkins, 614-847-9132 or leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com.

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. 11 and Nov. 8, 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

Back by popular demand – Wine Tasting! We will gather at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue on Wednesday, November 1, 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 the fall with your Buckeye friends.

Plenty of 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, complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided. There is only enough seating for 22 people to attend.

 

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. 21.  (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!

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!