TARGETSHOOT AIMING FOR AUGUST 3

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.  

How many will be attending?

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

Directions

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 OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.  

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.

These are great seats again this year section 16A with seatbacks. Tickets for the raffle are $5 for 1 chance, $25 for 6 chances or $50 for 13 chances. Order 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. There will be two drawings, one for the first 6 games on Friday Aug. 23, the second on Nov. 15 for the Penn State finale game.  Everyone is welcome to attend the drawings. All home games are available:

8/31      Florida Atlantic              10/26: Wisconsin

9/7        Cincinnati                      11/9:   Maryland

9/21      Miami                            11/23: Penn State

10/5      Mich State                   

Money must be received by noon Aug. 23 for the first drawing. For questions contact Jerry Vance, jerry.vance@yahoo.com or 614-316-0852.

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TAILGATE TIME!! SEPT 7: CINCINNATI

Save the date!  Our Annual Tailgate party will be Saturday, Sept. 7 for the Cincinnati game, also Alumni Band Day.  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!  

Send your name, email and phone contact info, and your check for $10/person (made payable to the Franklin County OSU Alumni Club) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085. Or you can pay online here:  

How many Tailgate Tickets?

Questions?  Email leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com or call 614-893-0559.

IF YOU WANT GAME TICKETS: We do have a limited number of tickets for this game.  If your dues are current, you may purchase two tickets from us.  They are $110 each which includes your game ticket and our tailgate.  For these tickets you must send a check to the address above – we cannot sell them on our website.  When you send your check, include your 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 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 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!

TAILGATE TIME!! SEPT 7: CINCINNATI

Save the date!  Our Annual Tailgate party will be Saturday, Sept. 7 for the Cincinnati game, also Alumni Band Day.  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!  

Send your name, email and phone contact info, and your check for $10/person (made payable to the Franklin County OSU Alumni Club) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085. Or you can pay online here:  

How many Tailgate Tickets?

Questions?  Email leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com or call 614-893-0559.

IF YOU WANT GAME TICKETS: We do have a limited number of tickets for this game.  If your dues are current, you may purchase two tickets from us.  They are $110 each which includes your game ticket and our tailgate.  For these tickets you must send a check to the address above – we cannot sell them on our website.  When you send your check, include your mailing address where you want the tickets sent.

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. 

Special Note:  Please remember to dress for the weather and wear flat, sturdy walking shoes. Our brick streets are charming, but can be uneven!

The lunch buffet includes:
Schmidt’s own fresh Pork Bratwurst
Smoked Bahama Mamas
Baked Chicken (legs & thighs)
Chunky Applesauce
Green Beans with Bacon
Sauerkraut with Pork
German Potato Salad
Tossed Green Salad, Rolls & Condiments
Schmidt’s Mini Cream PuffsCoffee, Tea, Iced Tea & Soda 

Cost: $30/person includes guided walking tour and Schmidt’s buffet detailed above, including tax and tip.  Bar charges are separate.

How many Tickets?

Or pay by mailing your check (payable to OSU AlumniClub of Franklin County) to Leyla Hawkins,1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Questions?  Contact Gail at 614-642-8687. 

Volunteer Opportunity at Star House

In the Woody Hayes tradition of “paying it forward,” the OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County regularly seeks out opportunities to provide community service to local organizations who are serving others in need.
Star House is a safe haven for homeless teens and college-age students, which was originally sponsored by the OSU College of Education.  It is now an independent facility which relies on volunteers to continue their services.  
We will be assisting them in their donation warehouse on Saturday, November 2, from 11 am to 1 pm.  If you can spare a few hours that day, please join us!  You can sign up by simply emailing us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com  with your name, phone #, and email address.  We will send you directions and details. 
Questions?  Please contact Karyn Johnson at 614-822-1430 or englanke@yahoo.com. 

Join us for a unique evening to learn about some of the fascinating history of our city!

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6 pm, at the Alumni House, we’re going to provide pizza and sides for dinner, and then observe a terrific presentation about our city.  Learn about:

A long-lost, world-class amusement park … huge replicas of the world’s biggest wonders … a 1903 stage play with eight galloping horses.  Columbus has had its share of odd attractions over the years.  And scandals, too – the fake drug that led to the formation of the Food and Drug Administration … the 19th century pharmacist who loved to sunbathe nude atop his castle … the early visit of an airship that led to a riot.  And many curiosities are still with us today – a neighborhood with 50 Frank Lloyd Wright-style homes … a blind high school marching band … a company that makes burglar-proof burial vaults.  Columbus Uncovered reveals dozens of the most-unusual chapters in our city’s history.  You’ll find them all fascinating. 
Sign up on our website today for just $10/person! 

How Many Tickets

If you prefer to send a check instead of paying online, make it payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County, and mail to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.

Questions?  Call or email Leyla at 614-893-0559 or OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.

COME RIDE THE RIVER WITH US!

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. .

https://www.trapperjohnscanoeing.com/rules-helpful-hints

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

DEADLINE EXPIRED

For questions, please call or email Sarah Spaulding, 937-212-1614 or sarahspaulding@yahoo.com. 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.

SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET WEDS JUNE 5

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: joshuaperryff.org/foundation

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Questions?  Email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com or call Leyla at 614-893-0559