Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: November 28, 2017

November 28, 2017

Today is Giving Tuesday!

Throughout the year, many of our events are held in order to raise funds for our own Spearman Scholarship Fund, which helps deserving DC area students offset the cost of their Ohio State education. We also appreciate your direct assistance to our fund. Any donations provided to our fund contribute towards the $75 needed for Sustaining Membership and entry to the football ticket lottery. Today for Giving Tuesday, make your tax-deductible donation to our Spearman Scholarship Fund!

DC Central Kitchen Events

Join OSUDC and John Glenn College of Public Affairs WAIP students for our monthly service event at DC Central Kitchen this Saturday, December 2! Must arrive by 9am for a brief orientation.

Please register on Volunteer Match to participate in this service event!

Buckeye Casting Call

From Ohio State Alum Sammi Mendenhall ’93:

Tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, I’m inviting D.C. area Buckeye alum participate in a filmed Teleflora campaign at the Capitol!

All you have to do is show up to the Reflecting Pool and take a flower off of a huge wall.  After all of the flowers are removed, the wall will read ‘LOVE OUT LOUD’.

We need HUNDREDS of people to show up throughout the day and take a free flower, so spread the word! (Non-Buckeyes also welcome.)

Teleflora flowers  ‘LOVE OUT LOUD’ campaign.
We invite you, your colleagues, family, and friends, to come to the Capitol and

When you arrive at the huge wall of flowers, all you have to do is take a FREE flower! Once all of the flowers are removed, the wall will read ‘LOVE OUT LOUD’.

Wednesday, Nov. 29th
The Capitol
3rd Street NW

Between Madison Dr. NW and Jefferson Drive SW
(East edge of the Washington Mall)

So, don’t be shy… simply swing by, take a flower, and LOVE OUT LOUD!

Most Sincerely,

Sammi Mendenhall
Sammi Mendenhall Casting


Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin!

The Buckeyes play the Badgers in the 2017 B1G Championship Game at 8pm this Saturday, December 2! Join us at one of our five official game day partners for for every football game:


U Street:
Solly’s U St Tavern
1942 11th Street NW
(11th & U St)
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202-232-6590
Metro: icon-marble-greenicon-marble-yellow U Street
Features: 21+


Parlay Sports Bar & Lounge
1827 M St NW
(M between 18th & 19th)
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-833-6232
Metro: icon-marble-red Farragut North
or icon-marble-orangeicon-marble-silvericon-marble-blue Farragut West
Features: 21+

Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd Street South
Arlington, VA  22202
Tel: 703-521-8215
Metro: icon-marble-blueicon-marble-yellow Crystal City
Features: family friendly; children’s menu; accessible


Tommy Joe’s
7940 Norfolk Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: 301-654-3801
Metro: icon-marble-red Bethesda
Parking in Bethesda
Features: family friendly; accessible

Ten Spot Kitchen & Tap
Village at Leesburg
1605 Village Market Boulevard #J100
Leesburg, VA 20175

Tel: 703-779-0010
Features: family friendly; dog-friendly patio; accessible

We can’t wait to see everyone to cheer on the team and raise money for our Spearman scholarship fund. See you at the gamewatches!

Toys for Tots Happy Hour

Join Washington, D.C.-area alumni chapters of Ohio and The Ohio Society for a Toys for Tots collection from 6:30-8:30 pm next Tuesday, December 5 at The Ugly Mug (Barracks Row on Capitol Hill).

We ask that attendees bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots Foundation (please no toys guns/weapons). Everyone who donates at least two toys gets a free drink! There will be a Marine on hand to collect the toy donations, but if you are unable to attend and would like to donate, please click here.


Ohio Holiday Reception

Next Wednesday, December 6, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Rayburn House Office Building, Rooms B338, B339 & B340, (basement level),
Independence Avenue, and S. Capitol Street, SW

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 29 via e-mail or call with any questions (202) 434-8158

Ohio Society Seeking Cherry Blossom Princess Applications

It may be fall, but we’re already thinking spring! The Ohio Society is looking for help from our members to nominate our next Cherry Blossom Princess! If you know of a young woman who you believe would be a good representative of our state, please send her name to The Ohio Society’s Cherry Blossom Princess Chair, Jennifer Selde, at jscheaffer@gmail.com or forward the application – available HERE​​.

All applications are due to the Ohio Society by November 30, thank you!

Capitals vs. Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets come back to DC on Friday, February 9!  Whether you Rock the Red or you’re a Jacket Backer, join OSUDC and alumni from other Ohio universities for this Metropolitan Division matchup!

Tickets are available now and include a free Tshirt! Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, January 3.

CAN Volleyball

Our next volleyball season starts in January! If you’d like to be a part of the team (or next year’s softball team), contact Jeff at athletics@osudc.org. Go Bucks!

Join or Renew your OSUDC Membership

Just a friendly reminder to renew your membership with The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC. The membership year runs from June 2017 to May 2018, so don’t get left out this year. Joining or renewing your membership is easy, and will help you stay connected to other Buckeye faithful in the DC area.

Please visit our website and renew your membership today! Annual dues are just $20 for The OSU Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC. Thanks and Go Bucks!

Upcoming Events Calendar
Keep up with all of our upcoming events on our website! You can easily export the events you’re interested in attending to iCal or Google Calendar.

Countdown to Ohio State Vs. Michigan

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