DINNER FOR 12 BUCKEYES TUES JAN 29

Join us for a very special event on Tuesday, Jan. 29, as we participate in the Student-Alumni Council’s “Dinner with 12 Buckeyes.” Limited seating available –sign up early!
Created to foster friendships and networking opportunities between students and alumni, this event will take place at the Longaberger Alumni House at 6:00 pm. We need to arrange six alumni and six students for our table.
If you are interested in participating, please email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com with your name and phone number.
When the list is full, we will take a few extra names as “alternates” in case someone has to back out. We must have at least 6 alumni to represent our group table.  This is one of a few great opportunities we have each year to interact with current students, so please join us if you can!

TOUR THE WEXNER CENTER ON FEB 16

We’re planning a visit to the Wexner Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 16 at 1 pm. Save the date — we’ll have a host giving us a guided tour. Our Alumni Club will even pick up the tab for admission and parking, so it is free for you!
Parking will be in the Ohio Union garage, just a block from the facility. We will be seeing exhibits by Jon Waters and Peter Huber Photography.
RSVP by emailing us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com  with your name and phone number.  

OSU WOMEN’S HOOPS SEASON FINALE MARCH 3

The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will have a block of tickets to the Lady Buckeyes’ final weekend home game of the season, vs. Rutgers, Sunday, March 3, at 1:00 pm. We will host our usual “Tailgate” party in the Huntington Club (2nd level of the Schottenstein Center).
We’re taking pre-orders now so that we know how many tickets to buy. They’re only $10 each and you can order as many as you want — bring the whole family! DEADLINE TO ORDER: Thursday, Feb 21.

How Many Tickets

Or send a check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Questions? Email or call Leyla at 614-893-0559. Go Bucks!

BOOK CLUB DINNER EVENT

We’re bringing back the Book Club with a cultural twist! 
Our club will be joining with the Asian-Pacific Islander Alumni Society to read and discuss “The Space Between Us” by Thrity Umriga, an OSU alumna from India who is now a professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.  
Our Franklin County club will purchase a number of the books to distribute to those who wish to read it. Plan to complete reading by the first week of March, then we will join with the API club members for dinner at an Indian restaurant on Thursday, March 7, and discuss the subject.
To request a book and sign up for dinner, please email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com with your name and phone number. We hope you can join us!

SOCIAL COMMITTEE MTG SAT JAN 12

Save the date! Saturday, January 12 we will hold another one of our famous Social Committee meetings, to plan our activities for the remainder of the academic year. We had so many great ideas come up at our last meeting, we haven’t had time to schedule all the cool events suggested. So at this gathering we will plan out the spring and summer months with as many exciting events as possible.  
The location this time is Matt the Millers Tavern, 1400 Grandview Ave. There is parking on both sides of Grandview Avenue, in Matt’s own lot and in a public lot across the street. Starting time 4:30 pm (after the basketball game). We’ll have some snacks during the meeting, then dinner afterwards. Join us for a good time and to share your great ideas!
RSVP by emailing us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com  with your name and phone number.  

OPERATION BUCKEYE PACKING BOXES MARCH 23

Save the date! Saturday, March 23: From 1 to 3 pm, we will assist Operation Buckeye with packing their boxes that are shipped to United States military personnel all over the world. Operation Buckeye has sent over 30,000 boxes of “wish list” items over theyears, to bring a touch of home and brighten the day of our soldiers everywhere. To learn more about this program and what they do for our soldiers and sailors, visit theirwebsite: www.OperationBuckeye.org.
To participate in this event, please call or email Ron Kenat, 614-420-2736 or abelcom123@yahoo.com. He will add you to the roster, and we will send you directions to the facility. The Operation Buckeye headquarters is located at 5000 Arlington Centre Blvd. off Henderson Road in northwest Columbus, on the backside of the building and up to the 2nd floor. We will provide a map.
This is a great family-oriented Community Service event that we support a couple of times per year — please join us if you can!

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 5,at 6:30 pm for a festive evening. We have a NEW LOCATION! This year we will be at 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 Nov 30. Questions?

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

LADIES HOLIDAY BRUNCH

Ladies, take some time for yourself this holiday season to share some memories with your fellow Buckeye alumni women.  Our annual brunch will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Worthington Inn.  We’ll have our own private room, a fabulous meal, and gifts for everyone!  
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com or call 614-893-0559.

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.

(The drawing for the first 6 games was on Friday Aug. 24 and for the final game was November 16th)

For questions contact Jerry Vance, jerry.vance@yahoo.com or 614-316-0852.

Operation Buckeye – Collection for a Great Cause

As many of you know, for those who have friends and family serving in our military services overseas, the holidays can be a difficult time.  In order to bring a “touch of home” to those who are serving, the Operation Buckeye organization 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 a list of the most-requested items from our servicemembers.  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.
Please call or email Ron Kenat to arrange a pick-up or drop-off:
614-420-2736  or  abelcom123@yahoo.com
Thank you so much for your generosity, to help those who are defending our freedom!