FOOTBALL TICKET RAFFLE TIME

Its time for our annual raffle of our 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 local future Buckeye.
 
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, so you need to send a check. Instructions are below.  There will be two drawings, one for the first 4 games on Aug. 25, the second on Oct. 13 for the remaining three games.  Everyone is welcome to attend the drawings. All Home games are available:
 
9/9        Oklahoma              10/28: Penn State
9/16      Army                      11/5:   Mich State
9/23      UNLV                     11/26: Illinois
10/7      Maryland              
 
Send your check (made payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County) to Jerry Vance, 5625 Pleasant Hill Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026.  Money must be received by noon Aug. 25 for the first drawing.
For questions contact Jerry Vance,
jerry.vance@yahoo.com or 614-316-0852.

WINE TASTING AT THE WINE BISTRO

Join us as we bring back an old tradition – Wine Tasting! We will gather at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue on Wednesday, June 21, 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 ring in the summer with your Buckeye friends.


Plenty of parking is available at 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, so get your reservation in early!

If you have questions, please call Mary at 459-5752.

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.
 

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.

 

OPERATION BUCKEYE PACKING DAY

Saturday, March 11: we will assist Operation Buckeye with packing their boxes that are shipped to United States military personnel all over the world.  Operation Buckeye has shipped over 30,000 boxes of “wish list” items over the years, 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, visit www.OperationBuckeye.org.

To participate in this event, please call or email Ron Kenat. He will add you to the list and we will send you directions to the facility and the specific times to be there.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL v IOWA FEB 12

Support the Lady Buckeyes as they take on Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 12.  We will have our traditional pre-game tailgate party one hour prior to tip-off, 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.

SOLD OUT

LADIES HOLIDAY BRUNCH

It’s the event all the ladies wait for each year!!!  Saturday, December 10, 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 this year it will be held 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.