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. 27.  (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 abelcom123@yahoo.com.  Thank you for helping us “Pay it Forward” in true Buckeye Spirit!

EXAM WEEK GOODIE BAGS

Don’t forget to save your leftover Halloween candy!! The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will be putting together goodie bags again this year for students. Candy, gum, pencils, any little trinkets 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. 10 and Nov. 14, or you can contact us to arrange a drop off or pick up. We will schedule a packing night to put the bags together in mid-November.

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 614-847-9132.

WINE TASTING AT THE WINE BISTRO

Join us for an old favorite – Wine Tasting at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue: Wednesday, October 3rd, 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 celebrate 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.

Deadline to sign up was Wednesday Sept. 26.  If you have questions, please call Mary at 459-5752.

TAILGATE TIME!! SEPT 22 – ALUMNI BAND GAME

Save the date!  Our Annual Tailgate party will be Saturday, September 22 for the Tulane 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! 

Questions?

Email leyla_hawkins@yahoo.com or call 614-847-9132.

IF YOU WANT GAME TICKETS: 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.
See above for address to mail your payment, and be sure to include your phone number, email address, and mailing address where you want the tickets sent.

ALUMNI LEADERS HAPPY HOUR

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. 6, from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road (just north of Lane Ave). There is no cost to RSVP.

If you want to attend, please RSVP just so we know how many spots to reserve. Call us at 614-893-0559 or email OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com. We just need your name and the number of guests you’re bringing.Come meet and greet your fellow alumni from around the country!

BANQUET FEATURING BUCKEYE LEGEND JERRY LUCAS


Jerry Lucas, a star of OSU’s 1960 National Champion basketball team, who also won an Olympic gold medal and enjoyed a stellar NBA career, will be our guest speaker at the Franklin County OSU Alumni Club annual banquet on Wednesday, June 13. The banquet will recognize our newest scholarship winner and celebrate the accomplishments of the club throughout the past year.
After his athletic career, Jerry Lucas went on to develop several educational tools including The Lucas Learning System, a method of memorization for learning nearly anything.  You can read more about his program at:  doctormemory.com
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.
Questions? Please email the club at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com or call 614-893-0559.

BUCKEYE BASEBALL

Join us on Saturday, May 12, to watch the Baseball Buckeyes in their last homestand of the season against conference rival Purdue.  We will also host a pre-game tailgate party.  Tickets will be $12 per person and will include all the food and beverages you want at our tailgate, plus your entry into the game.
 You can also order by mail: send a check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Questions? email Leyla_Hawkins@yahoo.com or call 614-847-9132. Please include your name, phone and email information when you order.

“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 abelcom123@yahoo.com.  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!

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 OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.  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!).

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: perkins.owu.edu.  Our club is covering the cost to attend, so this event is free!

To sign up for this event, please RSVP to OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.  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!