What a better way to kick off Spring than to enjoy some Buckeye Football!!  The Scarlet vs. Gray Football game will be on Saturday, April 14 this year.  We will order a block of tickets, and we’ll host our traditional 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!  The $15 cost includes your game ticket AND 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 will lead the team in putting on a “Show in the ‘Shoe”!

How many Game Tickets plus Tailgates?

You order below or you can send a check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Please include your name, phone and email information when you order.  


Stargazing Opportunity at Perkins Observatory!

Together with the Young Buckeyes of Central Ohio, we are offering a special opportunity for our OSU Alumni to attend a presentation at Perkins Observatory on Friday night, April 27.  The program will include star-gazing (weather permitting), a planetarium-style show (on a flat-screen), and/or use of the telescopes!
Perkins Observatory is near Ohio Wesleyan University, on route 23 just south of Delaware, OH.  This is a family-friendly event, so bring the whole gang!  There are a limited number of seats available, so you need to sign up in advance.  You can learn more about Perkins at their website:  Our club is covering the cost to attend, so this event is free!

To sign up for this event, please RSVP to  Include your NAME, CELL PHONE NUMBER (so we can reach you if there is a last-minute change), and the NUMBER of people you want to bring.  We will send you a confirmation notice with detailed directions and a map.

We hope you will join us for this exciting first-time event!

Tour the OSU Archives

Are you interested in the history of our great university?  Your Franklin County OSU Alumni Club has arranged a tour of the University Archives, the facility that houses the university’s collection of artifacts, the book depository, and the official OSU historical records.

Join us on Saturday, May 5, at 1:00 pm at the Archives facility, 2700 Kenny Road for a guided tour of this “museum.”  The event is free and so is the parking!  

Please RSVP to attend: send email to  Include your NAME, CELL PHONE NUMBER (so we can reach you if there is a last-minute change), and the NUMBER of people you want to bring.

When you sign up, we will send a confirmation with a map/directions and parking information.  The tour will last one to two hours (depending on how many questions we ask!).

“Sound the Alarm” Community Service Event

The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club has been presented with another exciting Community Service opportunity for our members.
On Saturday, June 9 we will participate in “Sound the Alarm,” a Red Cross program that helps install smoke alarms in disadvantaged neighborhoods in the city.

Sound the Alarm is a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events nationwide. Volunteers will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in lower socio-economic neighborhoods, culminating in the installation of the one millionth smoke alarm!  Training will be provided and an experienced leader will accompany each group.

Since 2014, the Red Cross, in partnership with fire departments and other local groups, has visited homes installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and providing fire prevention and safety education to prevent needless tragedies. Join us today in helping to save lives.

To sign up for this event, please RSVP to Ron at  Include your NAME, CELL PHONE NUMBER (so we can reach you if there is a last-minute change), and the NUMBER of people attending.  Questions?  Call Ron at 614-420-2736.

Thank you for supporting our community service efforts!


Join us for an old favorite – Wine Tasting at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue: Wednesday, June 20, 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 summer with Buckeye friends.

Parking is available around 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, the chef will provide an excellent meal.

To attend the Wine Tasting, please sign up in advance online or by mail, for just $25.  By mail: please send your check (payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Dr., Worthington 43085.

How many tickets

.  Directions will be sent when you sign up.

We hope you will join us for this special event.  If you have questions, please call Mary at 459-5752.

Women’s Basketball – Tickets & Tailgate  

The Buckeye Women’s Basketball team is ranked #9 in the country at the start of this season!  

The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will have a block of tickets to the Lady Buckeyes’ last weekend home game of the season, vs. Purdue, on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 1:00 pm.  We will host our usual “Tailgate” party in the Huntington Club (2nd level of the Schottenstein Center).

DEADLINE TO ORDER was Thursday, Feb 1



Saturday, March 10: From 1 to 3 pm, we assisted 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


In January 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 the scholarship!

We need volunteers to read and score the applications. This process will begin around January 13 and will be completed by the end of that month. If you want to assist, please contact Brad Farmer, 614-371-5523 or for details ASAP.


It’s the event all the ladies wait for each year!!!

Saturday, December 9, 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 we will again be 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.



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 6,at 6:30 pm for a festive evening. We have a NEW LOCATION! This year we will beat 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:, 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 Dec. 1. Questions?

Contact Leyla at 847-9132 or