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.