Book Club & Dinner Event

Its time for the Book Club again,  with a cultural twist!
Our club will be joining with the OSU Asian-Pacific Islander Alumni Society to read and discuss the memoir written by Aarti Shahani called
Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares.”  It is the story of a family who came to the US from India in the 1980’s, dealing with being undocumented, obtaining their green cards, the unforeseen obstacles that propelled them into years of disillusionment and heartbreak, and the strength of a family determined to stay together. 

Purchase the book on your own and complete reading it before Wednesday, March 18.  Then our alumni club will pick up the tab for dinner when we meet with the Asian-Pacific Islander Alumni Society that evening at 6:30 pm at the Hunan Lion restaurant (2038 Crown Plaza Drive, Columbus 43235)

The author has agreed to call in to our dinner event to join the conversation! 

You could also send us an email (include your name and phone number) to: to let us know you wish to participate, so we can send you details about the dinner when the time gets closer.  If you have questions, please contact Mary at 614-323-5379. 


On Wednesday, Sept. 9, 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 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!


The Alumni Club of Franklin County has arranged for a visit to the OSU Planetarium for our members, at the OSU Slettebak Planetarium in Smith Laboratory on campus.  We will be co-hosting the event with the Women in STEMM Alumni Society

Event CANCELLED by the University.

The show was to be Saturday, March 28, at 1:00pm. We are arranging directions and parking, and will send that information to you after you sign up.


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 11 this year. We’ll order a block of tickets, and we’ll host our traditional tailgate party.

Event CANCELLED by the University.

Game time is currently set for 12 Noon. You can order your tickets now!  For only$12 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?


Join us for a new community service event as we volunteer at Huckleberry House, a shelter for young people and families who are escaping dealing with a variety of issues in their home life.  We could be serving a meal, sorting donations, cleaning, painting or fixing things around the house.

Our date is Saturday, July 18, from 10 am to 12 Noon.  Please save this date to join us in helping these young people.  If you are able to volunteer for this event, please RSVP to Karyn Johnson ( or 614-822-1430) with your name, phone number, and email address. Thank you for supporting our community service efforts!