Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020

On Thursday, December 10, at 7pm, we will have a members-only BEAT TTUN Virtual Pep Rally featuring Buckeye historian Jack Park and a conversation between Buckeye great James Laurinaitis and Chase Young from the Washington Football Team!

Jack will be sharing the best moments against TTUN from the four Buckeyes who now play for the Washington Football Team – Chase Young, Dwayne Haskins, Terry McLaurin, and Marcus Baugh. Following Jack’s presentation, James and Chase will join the group. James’ interview will be centered around Chase’s time at OSU and what it’s like playing professional football in his hometown! We will host a “Zoom” auction for an autographed Cardale Jones football and prizes will be awarded to three lucky attendees!

You MUST be a member of OSUDC to attend. If you join today, your OSUDC membership benefits will start immediately and continue through all of 2021! All dues-paying members will receive a Zoom registration link via email.

Find more information about OSUDC membership and join today!

Questions? Check out our Membership FAQ page, or email our membership chair, Alex Temple, at membership@osudc.org.
 


Get your OSUDC Alumni T-Shirts Now!

We miss having our Game Day parties with everyone around the DC area! Even though we can’t be together, you can still get your OSUDC Alumni T-Shirt! This is the perfect time to order in time for holiday gift-giving. Shirts are $20 (with free shipping!) and benefit our Spearman Scholarship Fund. Quantities are limited, so don’t wait to order yours! Click here to buy yours now.
 


Help send DC-area students to Ohio State!

As of November 1, the Alumni Scholars Program application is live! Please share with any high school seniors you know who plan to attend Ohio State. OSUDC’s Spearman Scholarship is awarded to incoming first-year students from DC, MD, and VA. If the student you know lives somewhere else, please still share this link: it has information on the Alumni Scholars Program from Ohio State Alumni Clubs across the nation! Questions? Email scholarships@osudc.org


Our Buckeye Game Day raffles are one of our biggest scholarship fundraisers every year. In lieu of in-person Game Day events, we have a Football Squares fundraiser for every 2020 Buckeye football game! Winners receive a $50 gift card. For the MSU game on Saturday, December 5, enter the game and choose your squares here. Payment must be submitted to OSUDC within 1 hour of selecting your squares. Please click here for the complete rules and information for our 2020 scholarship fundraiser.

For just $30, get our new Buckeye Tailgate Favorites Cookbook PLUS 10 Squares for the MSU game! Choose your squares here. Please include your email address with your payment in order to receive your cookbook.

Buckeye Game Day 2020 Update

In June 2020, OSUDC voted to not host in-person Game Day events this year.

While OSUDC is not hosting official game watch parties this season, all of our OSUDC Partner Bars will be featuring the Buckeyes games all season with sound on. If you are in the neighborhood, please consider supporting these local businesses by ordering carry-out or delivery. Don’t miss the great special offers for Buckeye fans! You can find detailed information on all six of our partner bars throughout the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area on our Buckeye Game Day page.

Should Ohio State fans choose to attend one of our bars in person to watch Buckeye football, please note the COVID protocols in place at our respective bars, listed on our Buckeye Game Day page.
 


On Sale Now! 2020 OSUDC Buckeye Tailgate Favorites Cookbook

To benefit our Spearman Scholarship Fund, we’ve compiled exciting recipes from your fellow alumni into a digital downloadable cookbook, available for $10.

Please click here to order your cookbook today!

You will receive a copy of the cookbook via email. Questions? Email cookbook@osudc.org.

Send in your donation of $10 via PayPal (alumni@osudc.org), Venmo (@OSUDC), or Cash App ($osudcgameday) listing “Cookbook [and your email address]” in the notes section. (Sample format: “Cookbook – brutus@osudc.org”) Or, for just $30, get your digital cookbook PLUS 10 Squares for the MSU game! Choose your squares here.

You will receive a copy of the cookbook via email. Questions? Email cookbook@osudc.org.
 


Buy a Mask, Raise Money for our Spearman Scholarship Fund!

Purchase a mask and help future Buckeyes make an Ohio State degree a reality. Check out our different options for the masks that will look great and keep you safe!

All proceeds from your mask purchase will go to our Spearman Scholarship Fund – just select “My Alumni Club” and “Washington, D.C.” when you check out!


Ohio State University PhD recipient, Dr. Pamela Nadell, will be speaking about her book, America’s Jewish Women: a history from colonial times to today on Monday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. The Montgomery County Public Library will be hosting this free presentation on Zoom.

Dr. Pamela Nadell will present a lecture based on her book “America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today”

In this groundbreaking history, Pamela Nadell asks what does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? Weaving together stories from the colonial era’s matriarch, Grace Nathan, and her great-granddaughter poet, Emma Lazarus, to union organizer, Bessie Hillman and the great justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nadell shows two threads binding the nation’s Jewish women: a strong sense of self and a resolute commitment to making the world a better place. Informed by the shared values of America’s founding and Jewish identity, America’s Jewish women – the well-known and the scores of activists, workers, wives and mothers whose names linger on among their communities and families – left deep footprints in the history of the nation they call home.
 


RENEW OR JOIN OSUDC

Effective January 1, 2020, the OSUDC membership year now runs on the calendar year from January 1 – December 31. For $25, you are a member of OSUDC; for $75+, you are a member of OSUDC and a  sustaining member of OSUAA, which makes you eligible for OSUAA benefits such as football tickets. Membership dues are tax deductible contributions to our OSUAA current use fund that makes programming available to area alumni. Dues can be paid at one time, or you can set up recurring payments.

We offer two ways to become a member:

Option 1) Yearly membership to Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. | Join now

If you simply want to join the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. you can do so for a modest donation of $25 per year. This option is open to both Ohio State alumni and Ohio State fans.

Option 2) Yearly sustaining membership to OSUAA + Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. | Join now

Becoming a sustaining member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association requires a yearly donation of $75 (which makes alumni eligible for football tickets and other great benefits). By allocating a yearly donation of $75 or more to the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C., you will get access to OSUAA benefits and Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. incentives. If you have any questions, please contact our membership chair, Alex Temple, at membership@osudc.org, or our treasurer, Melissa Harto, at treasurer@osudc.org.


Virtual Annual Meeting and Racial Awareness & Change Event Series: Now on YouTube!

Thank you to everyone who joined us live for our recent virtual events! Our 2020 Annual Meeting from Thursday, August 13, and our Racial Awareness & Change Event Series: Our Story from Wednesday, September 23 can be viewed on our new YouTube channel. (While you’re there, please subscribe! Once we have 100 subscribers, we can use our custom URL to make the channel easier to find.) 

Pictured above, from top left: OSUAA President Molly Ranz Calhoun; OSUDC Vice President & Game Day Chair Melissa Wasser; OSUDC President David Turkaleski; from bottom left: OSUDC Secretary Jenn Rubenstein; OSUDC Treasurer Melissa Harto; OSUDC Scholarship Chair Stephanie Rosner
 


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