MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION CELEBRATION June 22

Its time to celebrate YOU!

We want to welcome our new members to the club, and thank the members who have been long-time supporters!   Please plan to join us on Saturday, June 22 from 12 to 2 pm at the Longaberger Alumni House for a celebration of our members!.

We will have a variety of appetizers and beverages.  We will be indoors, but there is room to go outside if the weather cooperates.  If you want to dress up in your Buckeye gear, that is totally appropriate!  There will be photo opportunities with celebrity guests, games and prizes, and an opportunity to purchase unique Buckeye souvenirs to support our scholarship fund.Everyone is welcome to attend this event!  Come meet our leadership team, ask questions about the club, and see how much fun we are!  This is a family-friendly event, so feel free to bring yours!   

How Many Tickets?

Questions?  Call Leyla at 614-893-0559.

Or you can send a check (Payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Be sure to include your name, email address, and phone number so we can contact you!  

“BACKPACK GIVEBACK”  SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Our Community Service team will partner again this summer with the Driven Foundation to help provide school supplies to underprivileged children. Former Buckeye football star Roy Hall Jr. heads up this organization, which provides a variety of activities throughout the year for children in the Columbus area.  Help us collect these items for their “Backpack Giveback.”

400    Spiral Ring Notebooks (wide ruled) 
800    Composition Notebooks (wide ruled)
800    “Block” Erasers (rectangle pink or white)
9,600   #2 Pencils (Not Mechanical Pencils)
400    24 Count Crayola Crayon Boxes
400    Packages of Colored Pencils
400    Loose Leaf Wide Ruled Paper
800    Glue Sticks

If you can provide any quantity of these supplies, please bring them to one of our monthly board meetings or events in June & July.  Or contact Marianne Wenger (mwenger1101@gmail.com) to arrange for another drop-off location or if you have questions. Thank you for supporting our Community Service projects! 

TOUR HISTORIC GREENLAWN CEMETERY

Join us on Saturday, June 1 at 10 am as we visit Green Lawn Cemetery for a guided walking tour through Ohio’s second largest cemetery.  We will begin inside the historic Huntington Chapel, then stroll outside across the expansive grounds to explore unique monuments, special graves, and hear fascinating stories.  We will also visit several state champion trees and enjoy the rich natural environment that makes Green Lawn such a special cemetery park. 

Founded in 1848, Green Lawn is a vast tapestry of history, art, and nature. They are also part of the Scioto-River Green Lawn Audubon Important Bird Area and an arboretum.

How Many Attending?

A “rain date” will be scheduled later if needed, in case of inclement weather. Green Lawn charges only $10 / person for this guided tour with a cemetery expert.  If you have any questions, please email: OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.

Or you can send a check (Payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  Be sure to include your name, email address, and phone number so we can contact you!  

Tour the Horseshoe!

Go behind the scenes in the most famous landmark on campus — inside Ohio Stadium!

This VIP tour will be guided by a “Redcoat” (stadium usher) and take you inside the Press Box, President’s Suite, Recruit Room, Band Center, Home Locker Room, Huntington Club, and even onto the field!  

Our tour date is Saturday July 13 at 11 am, and we are joining together with the Fairfield and Delaware Counties Alumni Clubs to bring you this opportunity.  Tickets are $35 / person, with a maximum of 4 tickets per order.  

Info that you need to know:  No video cameras (you’ll be allowed to take regular photos in most places, but there will be some restrictions).  There will be lots of walking — wear comfortable shoes.  Please let us know ahead of time if you need wheelchair access.  No food or beverages (only water bottles are allowed).  Parking is not included in the cost.  No bags — same limitations as a game day (5″x8″x1″ maximum size bag/purse).  Tour will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. 

Order here (limit 4 tickets per order).

Or you can send a check (Payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  

We will send parking suggestions with a reminder a few days before the event.  Questions?  Email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.

SPECIAL TOUR OF THE CARTOON MUSEUM!

Join us for a unique afternoon as we get a special tour of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, on our OSU Campus. 

The tour will begin at: 
1:30 pm on Saturday July 20.

We’ll have our own tour guide, who will take us behind the scenes and show us special and unique items from their collection.  There is no cost for the museum, you only have to pay for parking.  

To attend, please send your name, email address, and phone number to us at  OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.  Tell us how many people in your party so we can plan for the number of tour guides we’ll need.  

You’ll receive an email confirmation, and then closer to the event date, you’ll be sent directions for parking and where to meet the group.  Questions? Call 614-893-0559 or email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com..

SAVE $$ AND SEE THE TITANIC EXHIBIT AT COSI WITH US!

Experience the wonder and tragedy of the world’s most famous ocean-liner, Titanic.  Viewed by more than 30 million people worldwide, this exhibition includes more than 200 authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic on display with full-scale room recreations.  This is an educational and intriguing experience for all ages.

If you try to go see the “Titanic” exhibit at COSI on your own, it will cost the average adult $45.  But we are putting together a Group Tour for our members that will only cost you $25!  Join us on Saturday August 3 at 1 pm at COSI, 333 W. Broad Street in downtown Columbus.  You’ll have time to visit and look around COSI before and after our tour, but we will enter the Titanic exhibit as a group.  

Order online here:

How Many Tickets?

or send a check (payable to Franklin County OSU Alumni) to Leyla Hawkins, 1149 Tillicum drive, Worthington OH 43085.  Be sure to include your name, email address, and phone number with your payment so we can contact you!  

MAXIMUM 4 tickets/person. You’ll receive a reminder with group meeting instructions a few days before the event.  Questions?  Email us at OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.

SCARLET vs. GRAY FOOTBALL GAME: APRIL 13

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 13 this year. We’ll order a block of tickets, and we’ll host our traditional tailgate party!  Game time is currently listed at 12 Noon.

ANNUAL OSU “DAY OF GIVING” APRIL 17

Over the past 10 years, the OSU Alumni Club of Franklin County has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to incoming first-year students from Franklin County high schools.

We can’t do it without your support! Mark your calendar for the Annual Day of Giving on April 17, and help us make Buckeye dreams come true!

The website link to make your donation is:

https://www.giveto.osu.edu/makeagift/details/600137?Source_Code=DEV_AG-0-GivingHome-ON-S

If our FRANKLIN COUNTY Scholarship Fund doesn’t appear automatically, click the “search” button and enter our Fund Number 600137.  You are welcome to go to this website any time throughout the year to donate, but this is the one day each year that we participate with all the other clubs to raise awareness.  

THANK YOU so much for supporting our future Buckeyes!

Diaper Drive

We’re sponsoring a diaper drive and packing party this spring to help the Columbus Diaper Coalition. This organization helps struggling families with access to clean diapers. For more information on their mission, visit columbusdiapercoalition.org

The Columbus Diaper Coalition is in need of the following:

  • Newborn through size 7 diapers (biggest need: sizes 2, 5, and 6)
  • Pull-ups (any size)
  • Baby wipes (unopened)

They accept new or loose, open packs or sleeves of diapers.  

Feel free to bring your donation to our meetings in February and March. Karyn Johnson will collect and deliver them on the day of our packing party.  

Can’t attend a meeting? There are various donation sites throughout Columbus or donate via their Target or Amazon wish lists.  If you donate that way, just let us know so we can include your gift in our contribution totals. Email: OSUAlumniFranklinCounty@yahoo.com.

Packing party: We will deliver donations and stay to pack diaper bundles on Saturday, April 6 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Columbus Diaper Coalition.

The address is: 3840 Lacon Rd, Suite 12 (Enter at Suite 14), Hilliard, OH 43026. This is just off Cemetery Road. We will have lunch after the packing at either Scramblers or Rusty Bucket afterward. 

To sign up, please email Karyn Johnson at englanke@yahoo.com or call/text her at 614-822-1430. She will provide more details and a map just a few days prior to the event.