Hand-Feed the Hummingbirds at Lake Hope State Park!

Join us for a brand-new alumni club event on August 17, 2019 for a one-of-a-kind opportunity for a close encounter with the illusive ruby-throated hummingbird.  You will have the opportunity to hand-feed these tiny creatures.

11:00 a private presentation by a Lake Hope Naturalist — Gardening for Wildlife

12:00  Lunch at the Lodge

The Lodge offers made-from-scratch food using Ohio products, with a strong emphasis on real pit barbecue.  Price from $8.99

1:00 – 3:00 Hand-feed the Hummingbirds at the Nature Center

Lake Hope State Park, a natural paradise, is located in southeastern Ohio

27331 State Route 278
McArthur, Ohio 45651


Follow US-33 E to Haydenville Rd in Green Township. Take the OH-595/County Route 25 exit from US-33 E.

Take Laurel Run Rd to OH-278 S in Brown Township
1 h 14 min (68.7 miles)

PLEASE RSVP so we know how many to plan for.  Just send an email with your name, phone number, and number of people attending to OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.  


We’re bringing back our Target Shooting Day at the Range on Saturday, August 3, from 11:30 am to 2 pm.  This year we will meet at a range in Sunbury at 6979 Lott Road. You are welcome to bring your own guns andammunition, (some ammunition will also be available for purchase) and to try out other guns if youwish.

Eye and ear protection will be provided. It’s only $10 per person to attend, and lunch will be provided. Please Register no later than Saturday,July 27 either on our website or by mailing your check(payable to OSU AlumniClub of Franklin County) to Leyla Hawkins,1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085. To pay online below. If you need directions, we can send those when you RSVP.
Questions?  Call Jerry Vance at 614-316-0852.  


Our alumni club is hosting our first-ever canoe & kayak trip at Trapper John’s on Big Darby Creek this summer!  Save the evening of Saturday, July 13, for a river ride with fellow Buckeyes.  We will meet at 6:00 pm at Trapper John’s in Grove City for an evening ride – its cooler in the evening and less crowded.

You’ll want to check out some the details on Trapper John’s website for age and weight restrictions, rules and regulations, and what to bring / NOT to bring.  They do provide safety gear and all necessary equipment. .


We’ll be done by 8:30 or 9 pm, so there’s plenty of time to go out afterwards for more socializing.


For questions, please call or email Sarah Spaulding, 937-212-1614 or sarahspaulding@yahoo.com. Release Form and Rules/Helpful Tips will be sent to your email when we receive your registration.  Please return the release form prior to the event or bring it with you.


Our annual scholarship banquet will be held Wednesday, June 5 at the Longaberger Alumni House and will feature Joshua Perry from the 2014 National Champion Buckeyes football team.

The banquet includes our annual silent auction scholar-ship fundraiser, as well as the culmination of the year’s events for our alumni club. Our newest scholarship recipient for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year will be introduced.  

Perry was the team leader in tackles during the 2014 inaugural CFP Championship run, and was named to the First Team All-Big Ten roster his senior year. After a few years in the NFL, he has come back to Columbus and is the Founder and CEO of the Joshua Perry Family Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to helping children with a variety of life challenges.  He and his family exemplify the “Pay It Forward” Buckeye spirit by giving much time and energy to the annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer.  You can learn more about Joshua’s work on his website: joshuaperryff.org/foundation


Questions?  Email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com or call Leyla at 614-893-0559


Save the date! Saturday, June 22 we will hold another one of our famous Social Committee meetings, to plan our activities for the remainder of the academic year. We had so many great ideas come up at our last meeting, we haven’t had time to schedule all the cool events suggested. So at this gathering we will plan out the spring and summer months with as many exciting events as possible. 
The location this time is Matt the Millers Tavern, 1400 Grandview Ave. There is parking on both sides of Grandview Avenue, in Matt’s own lot and in a public lot across the street. Starting time 4:30 pm (after the basketball game). We’ll have some snacks during the meeting, then dinner afterwards. Join us for a good time and to share your great ideas!
RSVP by emailing us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com  with your name and phone number.  


Our club has arranged an opportunity for you to tour the brand new National Veterans Memorial and Museum in downtown Columbus on Saturday, May 18 at 2:30PM. This is one of the few national monuments outside of Washington DC – our late senator / astronaut John Glenn was instrumental in building this special tribute right here in Columbus.

The museum opened in late October of 2018, and is a living tribute to the over 40 million Americans who have served this nation since its founding.  It is a beautiful addition to the downtown Columbus landscape.



Join us for our semi-annual dinner at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue, Wednesday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8 pm. There is limited seating available at this Upper Arlington location, so get your reservation in! 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. 

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If you have questions, please call Mary at 459-5752.


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 13 this year. We’ll order a block of tickets, and we’ll host our traditional tailgate party.  Game time is noon, and the tailgate will begin at about 9am.

You can order your tickets now!  For only $10 per person, this 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 Day will lead the team in putting on a “Show in the ‘Shoe”!  After the departure of several seniors, who will be the new breakout stars?



Save the date! Saturday, March 23: From 1 to 3 pm, we will assist Operation Buckeye with packing their boxes that are shipped to United States military personnel all over the world. Operation Buckeye has sent over 30,000 boxes of “wish list” items over theyears, 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 and sailors, visit theirwebsite: www.OperationBuckeye.org.
To participate in this event, please call or email Ron Kenat, 614-420-2736 or abelcom123@yahoo.com. He will add you to the roster, and we will send you directions to the facility. The Operation Buckeye headquarters is located at 5000 Arlington Centre Blvd. off Henderson Road in northwest Columbus, on the backside of the building and up to the 2nd floor. We will provide a map.
This is a great family-oriented Community Service event that we support a couple of times per year — please join us if you can!


We’re bringing back the Book Club with a cultural twist! 
Our club will be joining with the Asian-Pacific Islander Alumni Society to read and discuss “The Space Between Us” by Thrity Umriga, an OSU alumna from India who is now a professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.  
Our Franklin County club purchased a number of the books and distributed to those who wished to read it. We met with the API club members for dinner at an Indian restaurant on Thursday, March 7.