Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: October 5, 2021Oct 5, 2021
October 5, 2021
WFT vs. New Orleans Saints this Sunday!
The Washington Football Team invites Ohio State Alumni to FedExField for an NFL game day experience! Come enjoy a fun filled day with friends and family while watching some football! For every ticket you purchase, $10 will go back to OSUDC! Click here to purchase your tickets now.
Buckeye Game Day 2021
Thank you so much for your patience, understanding, and support during the 2020 season. As a result, 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 Maryland game this Saturday, October 9, will kick off at noon.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
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 on Saturday, November 27, at Blackfinn DC! Email Melissa for more information!
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: email@example.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.
RENEW OR JOIN OSUDC
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or our treasurer, Melissa Harto, at email@example.com.
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.