The February Club Meeting

The February meeting was held at at a special date and place. The meeting was on Feb 3 the Longaberger Alumni House at 6PM. In March we go back to second Wednesday for each month at Mozart’s Bakery, 4784 N High St, Columbus, OH


Our Alumni Club has obtained 20 tickets to the OSU vs. Iowa game on Sunday, February 28. We will host a tailgate party at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Olentangy River Road, about a mile north of the Schott. Game time has been set now for 4:00 pm, so the party will start pre-game around 2:00 pm.

To request tickets, please send your check for $27 per person (made payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Dr., Worthington, OH 43085. We are not able to sell these tickets online on our website. Include your name, phone and email information, along with the address where you want us to mail your tickets.

Questions? Email or call 847-9132. If you have your own tickets for this game, you are welcome to join us for the tailgate at Applebee’s! Call Leyla to RSVP and leave your name, phone number, and email address so we can send you the event time once we know it.

Constitution and Charter.

The OSU Alumni Association has asked all alumni clubs and societies to update their constitution and charter.  To comply with this, we must present these documents to our membership, so that you may have an opportunity to ask questions and approve it.  We have posted these documents here for your review.

You may submit questions by contacting one of our review committee members:  Jerry Vance (, 614-316-0852), Cindy Conner (, 614-532-0010), Jessica Kohlschmidt (, 614-946-2614) or Leyla Hawkins (, 614-847-9132)

To vote on acceptance of these documents, please attend our January meeting, to be held at Mozarts, 4784 N. High St. in Clintonville, on Wednesday, January 13, at 6 pm.

We thank you for your participation and membership in our OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County!

Official Charter 2015 (DRAFT)

Official Club Constitution Draft (DRAFT)


Come see the Buckeye Women’s Basketball team play Rutgers on Sunday, January 10. We will have our traditional pre-game tailgate party one hour prior to tipoff, in the Huntington Club on the second floor of the Schott. Food and soft drinks will be available at the concession stand in our area, where we will have tables reserved. Gametime is 2 pm, so our party will start when doors open at 1 pm.
We have great seats in Section 107. Bring the whole family for a great time!


It was the event all the ladies wait for each year!!! Saturday, December 12, we took a break from the shopping and joined fellow Buckeye women for our festive annual brunch. The event was held  at Bravo Restaurant in the Lennox Town Center, 1803 Olentangy River Road.


Our December meeting of the Franklin County Alumni Club was also our annual holiday party and”white elephant” gift exchange! It was a great time as treasures exchange hands many times, as everyone competes for the perfect gift.


Several officers and chairs of our alumni board attended the annual Alumni Assoc leadership symposium at the Fawcett Center on Sept 24-25. The association leaders presented numerous new programs and options for all of the alumni clubs and societies in attendance. Much more support is available to us now, both financial and with personnel (increased staffing), from the Association.

Highlights of the event included the awards luncheon on Friday, where the Franklin County alumni club was one of 10 groups awarded Outstanding Club status, and where our own Jessica Kohlschmidt was also awarded with a Best Buckeye.

One of the new programs rolled out at this event is for all clubs to have an opportunity to reach various status levels which will result in a variety of awards, both financial and administrative. The levels are Carmen, Gray, and Scarlet. Carmen is the most basic level, while Scarlet is tops. Fortunately, your Franklin County Club already performs annually at a Scarlet level, so we just need to maintain most of our usual events in order to qualify for these awards. These requirements include holding at least two board meetings per year, a game watch type of event, a scholarship fundraiser, and 5 of what they call “category 1” events (student engagement, networking, special interest, arts, lifelong learning, and fundraising). By meeting these requirements, we can earn up to $2000 for our club. We will also qualify for additional funds, to be able to hold events without charging for attendance.

Staffing at the association has also improved. Where there was one person previously in charge of all clubs, there are now 6 people, who divide the clubs geographically. They have also offered to do mailings for some of our events and provide us with better information to find local alumni.

Thru the coming months your Franklin County club officers and chairs will work on finding ways for us to take advantage of these great new opportunities.


Based on changes with the OSU Alumni Association, our membership year is now aligned with the calendar year. Membership dues can be paid any time early in the calendar year and are good thru Dec. 31 that year.

New feature available! Similar to the Association’s plan, if you choose instead to donate $75 directly to our Franklin County Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund, your membership dues for our club are waived for the following year! To contribute to the scholarship fund, contact the Endowment office directly at or 292-2141 and use the fund number #600137.

One great benefit of keeping your membership up to date is that you are eligible for sporting event tickets that we provide throughout the year. Note: Dues are required before any football/basketball tickets can be requested!

Click here to join/renew online

Click here to print join/renew form for mailing in a check

Anyone can join our club! You do not need to have graduated from OSU or live in Franklin County. Associate memberships for those who did not attend OSU are available for $25/single and $30/family.
Please contact Jerry Vance, or 316-0852 if you have questions


The Social committee will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 6 pm, at Gallo’s Tap Room on Bethel Road, to continue planning Fall events – Wine tastings, the Charity Tailgate, even the holiday events are starting to be planned. If you would like to join this active committee of volunteers, please get in touch with Mary Hemmer, 459-5752. The committee meets about three or four times per year to focus on details of these and other events.

Everyone is welcome to attend and assist with any of our events!


Tailgate for Charity, a fun, free event, was held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Flannagan’s in Dublin, before and during the OSU vs. Indiana football game. Raffles, tailgate games, and a game watch party are part of the activities, along with appearances by former Buckeye football players CJ Barnett and Jordan Hall. Local Food Trucks such as The Burrito Bus and Buckeye Donuts will be present. This charity event is a fundraiser for Dress for Success, an organization that helps women who are re-entering the workforce.

For more information, visit the sponsoring organization’s website:

tailgate for charity

Ron Kenat and Marsha Calloway represented our club at the 3rd annual Tailgate for Charity event on Oct. 3. This event was hosted by Outreach Promotions and was a fundraiser for the Dress for Success organization. The event included raffles, appearances by former Buckeye football players, and other activities. Attendees gathered at Flannagan’s in Dublin to watch the football Buckeyes beat Indiana and Marsha won a door prize!