VOLUNTEER AT MID-OHIO FOOD BANK

Join us for another Community Service days as we volunteer at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank on Saturday, Jan 23.  We will be assisting shoppers in the pantry from 9 am to 12:30 pm, so you would need to arrive by 8:45 am to get instructions.  The pantry is located at 3960 Brookham Drive, in Grove City.  A map with details will be sent to you, when you RSVP. Social distancing and sanitizing safety practices will be in place.

Please call or email our Community Service Co-Chair, Karyn Johnson, (614-822-1430 or englanke@yahoo.com). 

Thank you for helping us “Pay it Forward” in true Buckeye Spirit!

Alumni Club “Pausing” in December

In the interest of the health and safety of all our members, we are pausing all in-person Alumni Club activities for Franklin County for the month of December, including the Ladies Holiday Brunch and the monthly leadership team meeting.

We hope to resume monthly meetings as well as club events, such as our scheduled community service day, in January. 

We hope you will all stay safe and healthy for the rest of this holiday season.

BOOK CLUB DINNER WITH API SOCIETY

Our book club dinner date with the OSU Asian-Pacific Islander Alumni Society was cancelled in March, so we are setting a new date to meet!  Now you have time to review the book (to remember what you read in the spring!).

We will discuss the memoir written by Aarti Shahani called “Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares.”  It is the story of a family who came to the US from India in the 1980’s, dealing with being undocumented, obtaining their green cards, the unforeseen obstacles that propelled them into years of disillusionment and heartbreak, and the strength of a family determined to stay together. 

Our alumni club will pick up the tab for Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 5:30 pm, when we meet with the Asian- Pacific Islander Alumni Society that evening at the Hunan Lion restaurant (2038 Crown Plaza Drive, Columbus). The author has agreed to join us by Zoom call to discuss the book!

Please Email us (include your name and phone number) at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com  to let us know you still wish to participate, so we can send you details about the dinner as it approaches.  If you have questions, please contact Mary at 614-323-5379. 

VIDEO CHAT WITH MAURICE HALL NOV 17

 We are joining with Tuscarawas County OSU Alumni for their presentation of Maurice Hall, former OSU football star (member of the 2002 national championship team) who is now pursuing his acting, writing, and directing career in Hollywood.  He has appeared in several popular tv shows on major networks, and also wrote and directed programs for Amazon Prime.

Maurice’s production company, “Mo-tivation Unlimited,” centers on five principles, Faith, Persistence, Work Ethic, Healthy Living and Education.

This live video presentation will be on Tuesday, Nov 17, at 6:30 pm.  Q&A will be available by “chat” function on Zoom.  There is no cost to participate, but you must pre-register by emailing us at: OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.comYou will be sent login information for the program when it becomes available in early November.

LADIES HOLIDAY BRUNCH DEC 5

It’s the event all the ladies wait for each year!!!Saturday, December 5, 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 we will again be at the Brio Italian Grille at Polaris Mall.  We have a private room reserved for our members, and valet parking is available. This is a great event for you to bring a friend who may be interested in learning more about our club.
As usual we will have a great meal, wonderful mimosas, and terrific gifts for everyone who attends!  We’ve all had a tough year, so we deserve to have a little fun this season.

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. 10.  (No Buckeye Football game that week!)  We will be assisting shoppers in the pantry from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, so you would need to arrive by 11:15 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.

Please call or email our Community Service Co-Chairs, Ron Kenat, (abelcom123@yahoo.com / 614-420-2736) or Karyn Johnson, (614-822-1430 or englanke@yahoo.com). 

Thank you for helping us “Pay it Forward” in true Buckeye Spirit!

WINE BISTRO DINNER WEDS OCT 21

Another event which got cancelled in the wake of the quarantine is our club favorite Wine Tasting dinner at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue in April. So we have re-scheduled this event for Wednesday, October 21, from 6:30 to 8 pm. 

Due to limits on the number of people allowed to gather, we cannot take any additional reservations for this event now.  Those of you who told us to keep you on the list for when the event is rescheduled, you will receive an email to confirm your availability on the new date. If multiple people cancel and we have available seats, we will advertise them to the rest of the membership.

Book Club & Dinner Event

Its time for the Book Club again,  with a cultural twist!
Our club will be joining with the OSU Asian-Pacific Islander Alumni Society to read and discuss the memoir written by Aarti Shahani called
Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares.”  It is the story of a family who came to the US from India in the 1980’s, dealing with being undocumented, obtaining their green cards, the unforeseen obstacles that propelled them into years of disillusionment and heartbreak, and the strength of a family determined to stay together. 

Purchase the book on your own and complete reading it before Wednesday, March 18.  Then our alumni club will pick up the tab for dinner when we meet with the Asian-Pacific Islander Alumni Society that evening at 6:30 pm at the Hunan Lion restaurant (2038 Crown Plaza Drive, Columbus 43235)

The author has agreed to call in to our dinner event to join the conversation! 

You could also send us an email (include your name and phone number) to: OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com to let us know you wish to participate, so we can send you details about the dinner when the time gets closer.  If you have questions, please contact Mary at 614-323-5379. 

TAILGATE LUNCH FOR OSU POLICE WEDS SEPT 9

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, our alumni club will show appreciation for the OSU Police Dept by serving lunch for all the officers as well as their administrative staff. This event was extremely popular last year and the police department is glad to have us back

We’ll be serving a “Tailgate” style lunch, so we need a few folks to help set it up, and a few to clean up after. Join us for this great opportunity to give back to those who serve and protect the students and staff of our great campus! 

We’ll have two shifts: we need some people to help set-up and serve from 12:30 to 3 pm, and some people to serve then help clean up from 3 to 5:00 pm

Sign up to participate by emailing us at (OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com) with your name, phone # and email address, and which shift you’re available for. 

Come help us say “Thank You!” to these hard-working individuals!

OSU PLANETARIUM SHOW

The Alumni Club of Franklin County has arranged for a visit to the OSU Planetarium for our members, at the OSU Slettebak Planetarium in Smith Laboratory on campus.  We will be co-hosting the event with the Women in STEMM Alumni Society

Event CANCELLED by the University.

The show was to be Saturday, March 28, at 1:00pm. We are arranging directions and parking, and will send that information to you after you sign up.