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                      11/11:   Mich State
9/23      UNLV                     11/18:   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, or 614-316-0852.


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 We just need your name and the number of guests you’re bringing . Come meet and greet your fellow alumni from around the country!


Save the date! Our Annual Tailgate party will be Saturday, September 23 for the UNLV game. 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 here:

Tailgate party tickets: Saturday, September 23

Email or call 614-847-9132
We do have a limited number of tickets for this game. If your dues are current, you may purchase up to two tickets from us. They are $85 each which includes your game ticket and our tailgate. For these tickets you must send a check – we cannot sell them on our website. Include your mailing address where you want the tickets sent.


Did you know that OSU has a museum dedicated to cartoons?  We have arranged a tour for our members!  Details coming soon, but please save the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 8 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 the founding donor of the museum and his works are prominently featured.


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


Or as we call it, “The Party to plan the Parties!” Join us as gather to discuss and plan our social activities for the next few months. The Social Committee includes everyone who wants to be included! We will meet on Wednesday July 19, at 6:00 pm, for some food, fun, and discussion about upcoming Fall activities.
To attend, simply call Mary at 614-459-5752 and let her know, so we know how many seats to save for all attendees. The location will be Spuds Bar & Grill, 1810 Henderson Road (in the Northwest Shopping Center near Reed).


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.


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.


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