Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: October 29, 2021

October 29, 2021

Buckeye Game Day 2021

All of our OSUDC partner bars are back and ready to serve you in-person this season! OSUDC continues to monitor how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the greater DMV area and reserves the right to revert our in-person events back to virtual events at any time. 

The Penn State game tomorrow, Saturday, October 30, will kick off at 7:30pm.

Due to capacity concerns with multiple Halloween Bar Crawls taking place in D.C. this weekend, we will not be staffing Blackfinn D.C. on Saturday. We will be at our four other locations, including at Solly’s in D.C., but Blackfinn D.C. will not be a staffed location this week. We will be back at all five locations next week for the game against Nebraska. OSUDC apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

As you make your way back to our partner bars, please be kind to staff and tip them well! Returning to in-person events is a group effort, so please be understanding and patient with staff at our partner bars as they work to serve you every week. Masks are highly encouraged and in some places, are required. For more information, please refer to the full COVID protocols of each Game Day partner located on our website.

To volunteer for our Game Day committee, submit your availability here. Questions? Email Melissa Wasser: gameday@osudc.org

Squares are back!

While our Buckeye Game Day events are back in 2021, we recognize that many Buckeyes are continuing to limit in-person indoor events. We are excited to continue our Football Squares fundraiser for every remaining 2021 Buckeye football game! One grand prize: a $50 gift card (winner chooses where). Squares are $5 each or 5 for $20. For the Penn State game on Saturday, October 30, enter the game and choose your squares here: https://bit.ly/BeatPennState


We are looking for a few more volunteers for Buckeye Game Days! Are you interested in joining our game day committee? We can especially use your help Saturday, November 27, at Blackfinn DCEmail Melissa for more information.

Get your OSUDC Alumni T-Shirts Now!

OSUDC T-Shirts are back – now with new designs! Original Gray shirts are available in very limited quantities. Brand new 2021 Scarlet and 2021 Gray shirts are now available!

Shirts are $25 (with free shipping!) and all proceeds benefit our Spearman Scholarship Fund. Quantities are limited, so don’t wait to order yours! Click here to buy yours now.

Buy Thanksgiving Pies Today!

Help us raise money for Food & Friends by buying Thanksgiving pies! Visit the OSUDC Slice of Life page to purchase your pies (by Thursday, November 18) and choose your pickup locations. Pies must be picked up at the location you select only on Tuesday, November 23! Pickup locations are available all around the DC/MD/VA region. 

When you purchase your Thanksgiving pie from Food & Friends, you contribute to every step that goes into providing one full day of meals for our neighbors living with critical illnesses.

Click here to buy your pies now!

Adopt-A-Highway is Back!

Our regularly scheduled volunteer opportunity in Burke, VA is back! We meet at the McDonald’s at the intersection of Lee Chapel Rd. and Old Keene Mill Rd. in Burke, VA at 9:00am on the pickup date. The pickup is cancelled in the event of rain. Please contact Phil Gbur if you have any questions: philgb_5@msn.com

Please note that this is an age 18+ years event, per DMV safety rules. Events may be canceled/rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event will be updated if and when that happens.


OSUDC is Club of the Year!

We are thrilled to share that The Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC was recognized as The Ohio State University Alumni Association’s 2021 Club of the Year! Thank you to all of the Buckeye alumni and friends who joined us for virtual event programming throughout the 2020-2021 year.

Our Virtual Beer Tasting event in partnership with Great Lakes Brewing Company was also awarded Innovative Program of the Year!

We can’t wait to see you at an OSUDC event soon. And stay tuned for more videos from our recent and future virtual events to be posted to our YouTube channel.


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 has joined us live for our 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; Stephanie Rosner

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.

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