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!

SCARLET VS. GRAY SPRING FOOTBALL

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 ordered 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.

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”!

SOLD OUT

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

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION READERS NEEDED

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 bradfarmer21@gmail.com for details ASAP.

OPERATION BUCKEYE

As most of you know, the holidays will be here before you know it.  For those who have friends and family serving in our military services overseas, it can be a difficult time. There is a wonderful organization called Operation Buckeye, whose volunteers pack and ship thousands of care packages each year to these military personnel.  We want to help provide as many items as possible this year for their shipments.

Click Here for:  Operation Buckeye Item List of the most-requested items from our service-members.  If you are able to provide some items from this list, would you please contribute to our club’s donation to Operation Buckeye?
We will make it as easy as possible:  You gather the items, and we can arrange either a pickup from you, or a place for you to drop them off.

Thank you so much for your generosity, to help those who are defending our freedom!

 

WINE TASTING AT THE WINE BISTRO

Back by popular demand – Wine Tasting! We will gather at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue on Wednesday, November 1, 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 the fall with your Buckeye friends.

Plenty of 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, complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided. There is only enough seating for 22 people to attend.

 

CARTOON MUSEUM TOUR – RSVP TODAY!

Did you know that OSU has a museum dedicated to cartoons?  We have arranged a tour for our members!   Save the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2:00 pm to join us.  We will have a tour guide to share details about the exhibits, and we are even arranging parking nearby!  Buckeye alum Milton Caniff (famous for the “Steve Canyon” cartoons) is a founding donor of the museum and his works are prominently featured.  
To Sign up, please Click here to Send an Email reply — give us your email address and how many people you are bringing.  Also let us know if you need a campus parking pass.  Questions?  Email us or call 614-893-0559.

 

FOOTBALL TICKET RAFFLE TIME

Congrats to the winners of the first drawing of our annual raffle of 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.

Winners from the first drawing are:

 9/9    Oklahoma        Gary Bast

9/16   Army                Leyla Hawkins

9/23   UNLV               Gloria Lombardi

10/7   Maryland          William Curlis

There is still time for you to enter the second drawing for the remaining games!

 

10/28: Penn State

11/11: Mich State

11/18: Illinois

These are great seats again this year. Tickets for the raffle are $5 for 1 chance, $25 for 6 chances or $50 for 13 chances. Get your raffle tickets 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. 

The second drawing will be on Friday, Oct. 13 for the last three games, at the Eddie George 27 Grill in Grandview at 12:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend the drawings.

 

Money must be received by noon on October 13 to be eligible for the second drawing.  For questions contact Jerry Vance, jerry.vance@yahoo.com or 614-316-0852.