LADIES HOLIDAY BRUNCH

It’s the event all the ladies look forward to each year!!! Saturday, December 7, 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 be at the Brio restaurant at the Polaris Mall. Valet parking is available and 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.

You can register here:

How Many Tickets?

or by sending a check in advance (payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County) for $25/person to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Dr., Worthington 43085.  This will cover all your expenses, and you’ll even get a surprise gift from our club just for attending! 

Include your name, phone number, and email address with your check, so we can send you a confirmation notice. Deadline to RSVP is Monday, Dec. 2.  Questions? Please contact Leyla Hawkins, 847-9132 or leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com.

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 as treasures change hands many times, as everyone competes for the perfect gift. 

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30 pm for a festive evening. This year we will be at the Longaberger Alumni House on Olentangy River Road. 

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 614-893-0559. There is no charge to attend but we must have a firm headcount for dinner.  Deadline to register is Friday Dec 6.

Questions? Contact Leyla at 893-0559 or leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com.

SESQUICENTENNIAL DINNER WEDS JAN 22

Join us for a unique evening to learn about some of the fascinating history of our city!  On Wednesday, January 22, at 6 pm, at the Alumni House, we will host our OSU Sesquicentennial Dinner, with a special presentation called “Columbus Uncovered!”This event will tie-in to the university’s year-long Sesquicentennial celebration (150th birthday of Ohio State).  The history of Columbus and the history of the university are certainly intertwined. 
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, 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 company that makes burglar-proof burial vaults, and more of the most-unusual chapters in our city’s history.

How Many Tickets?

Limited seating available!

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION READERS NEEDED

In February we begin the most important task that we accomplish each year: the awarding of an OSU scholarship to a deserving Franklin County high school senior. The first step of that process is reading the applications. You will be truly impressed by the quality of the candidates we receive for our scholarship!

We need volunteers to read and score the applications. This process will begin around February 1 and will be completed within two weeks.  Interviews will be Saturday, February 22. If you want to assist with reading applications or on interview day, please contact Brad Farmer, bradfarmer21@gmail.com or 614-371-5523 for details.

VOLUNTEERING AT UNVERFERTH HOUSE

Join us for a new Community Service project this year as we volunteer at Unverferth House, a temporary home away from home for families and patients of the OSU Medical Center. This facility started in memory of Don
Unverferth, an OSU football player who later became a surgeon and served our country as a military physician.

We need about 10 volunteers to prepare lunch for the patients and their families, and do other chores around the facility on Saturday January 11, from 10 am to 1 pm. If you are able to volunteer for this event, please RSVP to Karyn Johnson (englanke@yahoo.com or 614-822-1430) with your name, phone number, and email address. Thank you for supporting our community service efforts! 

JOIN US FOR OSU WOMEN’S HOOPS

The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will have a block of tickets to the Lady Buckeyes’ final weekend home game of the season, vs. Wisconsin, Sunday, February 9, 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: Friday, Jan 31. 

How Many Tickets?

If you like you could send a check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Questions?  Email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com or call 614-893-0559. 

DINNER FOR 12 BUCKEYES TUES MARCH 3

Join us for a very special event on Tuesday, March 3, 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. 
There is no cost to attend — the club pays for the meal.  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! 

EXAM WEEK GOODIE BAGS

Don’t forget to save your leftover Halloween candy, or buy an extra bag for us!! The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will be putting together goodie bags again this year for students. Candy, gum, pencils, any small items you think a college kid would appreciate, to help stay awake while studying for fall semester exams — bring it to us!

We will collect items at our next two meetings, Weds, Oct. 9 and Nov. 13, or you can contact us to arrange a drop off or pick up. We will be packing the bags immediately following our November 13 meeting.  The packing process takes less than an hour if we have enough hands to help.Then we will schedule a night in early December just before exams to deliver them to the dorm. This has to be arranged with the resident advisor for that hall, so we do not have an exact date yet.

You are welcome to participate in any of the three steps – gathering supplies, packing the bags, or delivering. Just send us an email or call to let us know what you can do.

Email: 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.

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 a second on Nov. 15 for the Penn State finale game.  The first 6 games were drawn on Aug. 23. Everyone is welcome to attend the drawings. All home games are available:

One Drawing Left:  11/23: Penn State

Already Won:
8/31      Florida Atlantic
9/7        Cincinnati
9/21      Miami
10/5      Mich State 
10/26: Wisconsin
11/9:    Maryland

Money must be received by noon Nov 15 for the final drawing. For questions contact Jerry Vance, jerry.vance@yahoo.com or 614-316-0852.

WINE BISTRO DINNER ON WEDS OCT 23

Our semi-annual dinner and wine tasting at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue will be on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm.

There is limited seating available at this location, so get your reservation in early!  Parking is available around the Wine Bistro, behind the building (very limited), or on the street, or also across the street in the Lane Ave Shopping Center. 

The chef will provide an amazing 4-course dinner with different wines paired to complement each serving.