Get Excited for Buckeye Hockey!

Hockey fans — The Franklin County OSU Alumni Club’s first-ever group outing to see OSU Women’s Hockey is coming up on Saturday, January 20 at 2 pm — and our Buckeyes are ranked #1 in the country right now!

Bring the whole family to see this fast and energetic team take on Minnesota – Duluth (#7 in the country).  

We will organize pre-game festivities (details coming later) to get pumped up before the game, and we’ll walk over to the ice rink together so we can sit as a group.  Come see what all the excitement is about!

Questions — Email us at


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 13, 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, 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 8.  Questions?  Contact Mary at 614-323-5379 or

Buckeye Ladies Holiday Brunch – Dec 9

Saturday, December 9, 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 Brio restaurant in the Polaris Mall.  (Brio is located at the main entrance to the mall, where they have valet parking if you are interested.)   We have a private room reserved just for our club. This is a great event for you to bring a friend who may be interested in learning more about our club!

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

Questions? Please contact Mary at 614-323-5379 or email


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!  

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


Save the date!  Thursday evening, Nov. 2 at the Longaberger Alumni House, guest speaker Barbara Powers of the Ohio History Connection will offer a presentation about Frank Packard, the architect who designed some of the original buildings on campus, built between 1880 and 1900. Come learn about some of the origins of the Ohio State campus!

We will provide a catered dinner to enjoy prior to the presentation, “OSU Origins: Architectural History of Early Campus Buildings.” The program will last about an hour, with time for questions at the end. Dinner will begin at 6 pm and the presentation will start around 6:30. 

Ms. Powers has 41 years of experience with historic architectural programs, and has authored several publications on architectural history.  Current buildings Hayes Hall and Orton Hall, as well as the famous Armory Gymnasium, are among the buildings we’ll learn about. The program is only $10 / person including the dinner. 



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!


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


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!