Here’s a great Holiday gift idea — Join us for our annual gathering to cheer on the OSU Women’s Basketball team! 

The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club will have a block of tickets to the Lady Buckeyes’ last weekend home game in January, vs. Purdue, on Sunday, January 29, at 1:00 pm. We are working on plans to host our usual “Tailgate” party in the Huntington Club (2nd level of the Schottenstein Center).


Questions? Call Leyla at 614-893-0559 or email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.  Go Bucks!

Help Us Help The Dream Center 

Here’s a different charitable collection program — this one takes place AFTER the holidays!

Organizations that help the less fortunate need assistance all year around, so we have chosen to assist The Dream Center this January and February with their mission to provide warmth and care for their homeless clients.  If you would like to learn more about the Dream Center, visit their website:  www.columbusdreamcenter.org.

We will collect items during all of January, with the goal of delivering our collection in early February.

Here are some of the items that are most requested at the Dream Center this season:

  • Blankets (fairly heavy, and fairly long so that they cover someone completely)
  • Warm gloves
  • Ponchos
  • Socks (both regular socks and warmer socks)
  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant (travel size or mini size)
  • Shampoo (travel size or mini size)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Tents

You are welcome to deliver your donation to any club meeting or event, between now and the end of January, or deliver directly to the home of our Community Service co-chair Ron Kenat, 3962 Winding Oaks Drive, Columbus 43228.  Reach out to Ron to make alternative delivery plans, or if you have any questions:  614-420-2736 or Abelcom123@yahoo.com.

Thank you for helping us share our gifts with others in need!


Come to the December gathering of the Franklin County Alumni Club for our annual holiday party and “White Elephant” gift exchange! It’s always a great time as treasures change hands many times, while everyone competes for the perfect gift. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 14, at 6:00 pm for a festive evening. 

The party will be at the Longaberger Alumni House on Olentangy River Road. Dinner and desserts will be served. Don’t forget to bring a wrapped gift to participate in the gift exchange!  It can be something funny or cute that you find in your house — no need to spend a lot of money. 

RSVP by sending an email (include your name and phone number, and how many people are coming) to OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com, or call 614-847-9132. There is no charge to attend, but we must have a firm headcount for dinner. 

Deadline to RSVP is Friday Dec 9.  Questions?  Contact Mary at 614-323-5379 or mhemr58@gmail.com

Buckeye Ladies Holiday Brunch Dec 10

Saturday, December 10, take a break from the holiday rush and join your fellow Buckeye women for our festive annual brunch. The fun starts at 11 am, and this year we will be at the Polaris Grille, just off Polaris Parkway just east of I-71. We have a private room reserved for our members. This is a great event for you to bring a friend who may be interested in learning more about our club!

How Many Tickets?

We’ll have a great meal, share stories, and we’ll even have a special gift for every attendee!

You can also reserve by sending a check in advance (payable to OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County) for $30/person to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Dr., Worthington OH 43085. Include your name, phone number, and email address with your check, so we can send you a confirmation notice. 

Deadline to reserve your seat is Monday, Dec. 5.  Questions? Please contact Mary at 614-323-5379 or email mhemr58@gmail.com.

Cocktails at the Conservatory – November 3

We’re excited to announce our joining with the Franklin Park Conservatory for an event this coming November 3. “Cocktails at the Conservatory” is an opportunity for our alumni to participate in the facility’s horticultural, educational and social mission while providing a unique, educational happy hour set in their gorgeous gardens. 

Cocktails at the Conservatory is the final event of the series this year of themed cocktail parties with a rotating cast of local drink & food vendors, live music, activities and more. Five dollars from every ticket sold will also support the Conservatory’s mission. Programs like Teen Corps – which teaches local teens skills through hands-on gardening, urban farming and running a Farmers Market stand – benefit immensely from support gained at these events.  

For tickets to this event, please go directly to the conservatory’s website to order.