Game Watch – Notre Dame – Sept 23

The Franklin County OSU Alumni club will join the Delaware County Alumni Club for a Game Watch party for the 

Notre Dame game, Saturday Sept. 23 at 7 pm.  Get there early for a good seat!
Location:  Wings & Rings, 8661 Columbus Pike (Route 23 just north of Polaris Parkway, in front of Walmart and Kohl’s).

There’s no charge to attend, but please sign up in advance on their website so they know how many seats to reserve.  You don’t need to create a “login” — you can choose “check out as guest.”

Click on the Register button in the lower right corner.  If you have any trouble with the website, please contact Joyce Wagner,

Hope you can be there with us for a Buckeye Victory!


Don’t forget there is still time to enter for the final two home games this year, Mich State and Minnesota!

All money raised goes directly to our Scholarship Fund to help a future Buckeye. The second drawing will be at our October 11 club meeting.

These great seats are in Section 16C, Row 1 with seatbacks!  Tickets are still just $5 each, $25 for 6 tickets, or 13 tickets for $50. If your name is selected, you can buy our seats at face value for that game.

We cannot sell raffle tickets on our website, so please send check or money order to Jerry Vance, 5625 Pleasant Hill Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026.  If you have questions, please contact Jerry at or 614-316-0852.


Our community service project this fall is in support of the Columbus chapter of Blue Star Military Mothers of America, an organization that supports our service men and women who are currently stationed overseas.  The local chapter, known as Buckeye Military Moms, packs and ships care packages of the items most requested by our soldiers and sailors. 

We are collecting for their pre-holiday distribution in November, so during September and October, please consider donating the listed items to our collection.  You can drop off your donation at any of these club events:

     Club meetings on September 13 and October 11 (6 pm, Alumni House)
     Our “Picnic with the Police” event on September 20
     The “Wine Bistro Dinner” event on October 18 

All donations must be received by the end of October to make it in time for the November packaging day (timed to be shipped and received before the holidays).  If you cannot attend one of the above events, or have questions about the program, please contact Felicia Minor ( 614-832-2572 or ) to make alternative arrangements for delivery.

Requested items:

  • Baby wipes 40-60 ct.
  • Cans of Vienna sausage
  • Cans of “pasta with meat” like ravioli 
  • Small cans of Pringles (any flavor)
  • Individual drink mix packets
  • Black crew socks with no visible markings or other colors (men)
  • Travel size mouthwash
  • Dental Floss
  • Individual boxes of raisins, dried fruit like Craisins, apple chips, banana chips, etc.
  • Individual servings of nuts or trail mix
  • Lip balm / chapstick
  • Individually wrapped bar soap (NO Irish Spring, Caress, Old Spice or any strongly scented soap – smell permeates the food items and affects taste)

You can learn more about the local chapter and national organization here:

Thank you for supporting our community service projects!


Our fan-favorite event, the semi-annual Wine Tasting Dinner at the Wine Bistro on Lane Avenue will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 pm. The chef is creating a special menu for us, to pair with a variety of wines. To join us, order online at our website,

There is limited seating available, so get your reservation in early!  They will provide an amazing 4-course dinner, with wines paired to complement each serving. You’ll even be able to order bottles of the wines you enjoy right after dinner!

Reserve your seats now! 

How Many Tickets?
Any Comments?

Plan to arrive by 6 pm so you have time to park and to socialize before dinner. Parking is available behind the building (very limited), or on nearby streets, or also across the street in the Lane Ave Shopping Center.  Questions? Call Mary at 614-323-5379 or email us at


Join us as we host our fellow OSU Alumni club from Minnesota, coming to Columbus to watch the Buckeyes play the Gophers!  We’ll have our tailgate set up on the 6th floor of the Tuttle garage, overlooking the Stadium with a great view of the marching band, as they travel from the Stadium to St John Arena and back.

For only $10 / person, you can enjoy all of the food and beverages you want!  We’ll have 2 big tables with sandwiches, salads, deli trays, snacks, desserts, and more! — plus sodas, waters, and “adult” beverages.

This is a family friendly event, so feel free to bring the kids. Game time is not yet established, but we will begin our tailgate 3 hours prior to kickoff, whenever it is.  Whether or not you are attending the game, come for the party!  

How many tailgate tickets?
Any Comments?

If you wish, you can send a check (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni Club) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington OH 43085.  PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER, AND EMAIL ADDRESS with your check, so we can send you confirmation of your order.  We’ll also send you a map with directions a few days before the game.

Questions?  Reply to this email, or call Leyla at 614-893-0559.


Come help us Serve Those Who Serve!  On Wednesday, Sept. 20, 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 grateful to have us back again.

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 ( 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!


Football season will be here before we know it!  We willhold our annual tailgate for the Youngstown game on Sept. 9, because that is also Alumni Marching Band day.  Come see 800+ TBDBITL alumni perform the quadrupleScript Ohio! 

Our tailgate is located on the top (6th) floor of the Tuttle Garage (on the corner of Tuttle Park Place and Ives Drive). For only $10 / person, you can enjoy all of the food and beverages you wish. This is a family friendly event, so feel free to bring the kids. Game time is currently set for 12 Noon, so the tailgate will officially begin at 9 am. Whether or not you are attending the game, come for the party! 

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Our Community Service team will partner again with the Driven Foundation to help provide school supplies to underprivileged children. Former Buckeye football star 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    “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
800    Glue Sticks

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 ( to arrange for another drop-off location or if you have questions. Thank you for supporting our Community Service projects! 


Join us for an evening with the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park in the Arena District, on Saturday, August 5, at 7 pm. We are organizing a block of reserved seats. This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids or grandkids!