TAILGATE LUNCH FOR OSU POLICE

Come help us Serve Those Who Serve!  On Tuesday, Sept. 13, 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 grilling and 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!

“BACKPACK GIVEBACK” SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

This year the Community Service team of the Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will partner again with the Driven Foundation to help provide school supplies to underprivileged children.  Former Buckeye football player Roy Hall Jr. heads up this organization, which provides a variety of activities throughout the year for children in the Columbus area.  Help us collect these items for their “Backpack Giveback.”

400    Spiral Ring Notebooks (wide ruled)
800    Composition Notebooks (wide ruled)
800    Glue Sticks
800    “Block” Erasers (rectangle pink or white)
9,600    #2 Pencils (Not Mechanical Pencils)
400    24 Count Crayola Crayon Boxes
400    Packages of Colored Pencils
400    Loose Leaf Wide Ruled Paper
200    Pencil Holder Pouches

If you can provide any quantity of these supplies, please bring them to one of our monthly board meetings in June & July. Or contact Karyn Johnson (englanke@yahoo.com) to arrange for another drop-off location or if you have questions. 

The deadline to bring donations to us is our monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 10, at 6 pm at the Longaberger Alumni House.  We need to deliver the items to the Driven Foundation the next day.

Thank you for supporting our Community Service projects! 

ENJOY CLIPPERS BASEBALL WITH US

Join us for an evening with the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park in the Arena District, on Saturday August 20.

Tickets Sold Out

Let’s fill Huntington Park with Buckeye cheer!

Join us for Theatre in the Park

Join us for a performance of “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens, on Saturday, July 9 at 8 pm in Schiller Park in German Village. There is no charge for admission, but donations are collected during the intermission. The performance will end around 10:30 PM.

Bring your own blanket or chair, and beverages and food if you’d like.  We will be sitting together in an area just west of the control booth in the grassy area on the slope in front of the stage. Look for our group and we will try and have a Buckeye flag up. We are not permitted to save area on the lawn or put up a tent, so plan on arriving by 7 pm if you want to be  together with our group.

Parking is available in the Schiller Park Rec Center or on area streets.

For area restaurants where you can purchase your dinner, go to www.germanvillage.com and click on “Exploring the Village” and then click “dine”

For additional information about the performance go to “theactorstheatre.org.”

Inclement weather: If the show is going to be cancelled or delayed, Actors Guild will post this information on their website or social media after 7 PM on the day of the performance. Only in extreme cases are weather delays or cancellations posted prior to 7 PM.

If you’re planning to join us, please send us a note so we know how much space to try to save.  Drop us an email at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com

Please feel free to contact Frank Stoy if you have questions anytime. Email frankstoy1@gmail.com or cell phone (419) 386-6511.

Annual Scholarship Banquet

Join us for a Celebration three years in the making! Back after a two-year Covid hiatus, our annual Scholarship Banquet will honor the 2020 and 2021 recipients of our Franklin County Alumni Scholarship, along with our newest honoree for 2022. The event will be held at the Longaberger Alumni House (2200 Olentangy River Road) on Thursday, June 16. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 pm, with dinner served at 6:30 pm.

Our special guest speaker this year is Greg Lashutka, former mayor of Columbus, longtime civic and community service leader, whose ties to Ohio State go back to his days on the football field and in the broadcast booth.

This event is also our annual Silent Auction fundraiser for our scholarship fund, so bring your wallet because there will be many Buckeye treasures available for purchase! All proceeds go directly to our Scholarship fund, so please help us support these terrific future Buckeyes.

Parking is free – a parking pass will be emailed to you. Questions? Email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com or call 614-893-0559.

MANY GREAT TREASURES AVAILABLE IN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER AUCTION

The annual Silent Auction to benefit our Scholarship Fund will take place on Thursday, June 16, at the scholarship dinner.  Check out all the cool items you can bid on or just buy!

OSU placemats, picnic supplies, coolers Buckeye Blankets and pillows Scarlet and gray flags
OSU Shirts, purses, and tote bags
Framed 24 x 36 photo of 1968 National Champs
Kirk Herbstreit’s new book

…. and SO much more!!

Please come to the dinner to support scholarships for these amazing young people from Franklin County.  You’ll even get to meet our three most recent scholarship recipients who will be attending!

Click here for more information

ANNUAL “DAY OF GIVING” MAY 3

Over the past 10 years, the OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County has awarded $50,500 in scholarships to incoming first-year students from Franklin County high schools.
We can’t do it without your support! Mark your calendar for the Annual Day of Giving on May 3, and help us make Buckeye dreams come true!

The website link to make your donation is:
https://www.giveto.osu.edu/makeagift/?Source_Code=DEV_AG-0-GivingHome-ON-S

If our FRANKLIN COUNTY Scholarship Fund doesn’t appear automatically, click the “search” button and enter our Fund Number 600137

BUCKEYE BASEBALL BIG TEN FINALE MAY 14

Saturday, May 14, watch the Baseball Buckeyes close out BigTen play against conference rival Penn State.  We will also host a pre-game tailgate party.  Tickets will be $15 per person, and will include all the food and beverages at our tailgate, plus your entry into the game.  This is a very family-friendly event, so bring the kids & grandkids! First pitch is at 3:05 pm.

Questions? email Leyla_Hawkins@yahoo.com or call 614-847-9132.

SCARLET vs. GRAY SPRING FOOTBALL GAME: APRIL 16

What a better way to kick off Spring than to enjoy some Buckeye Football!!  The Scarlet vs. Gray spring football game will be on Saturday, April 16 this year. We’ll order a block of tickets, and we’ll host our traditional tailgate party.  Game time is currently scheduled for 12 Noon.

DEADLINE TO ORDER WAS WEDS APRIL 6.

WINE BISTRO DINNER ON WEDS APR 20

Our semi-annual dinner and wine tasting at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue will be on Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 pm.

There is limited seating available, 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 wines paired to complement each serving. You’ll be able to order bottles of the wines you like right after dinner!

Deadline to sign up was Wednesday, April 13.  Questions?  Call Mary at 614-323-5379.