Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: November 19, 2021

November 19, 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 MSU game tomorrow, Saturday, November 20, 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: gameday@osudc.org


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.

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Washington, DC (“OSUDC”) is raffling off two tickets to “The Game,” courtesy of Bud Light. The 2021 Ohio State-Michigan Game will take place on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 12pm ET in Ann Arbor, MI. Tickets are in Section 16, Row 94. Winner will receive two game tickets courtesy of Bud Light; the winner must download the Michigan Mobile Ticketing App to receive the e-tickets. All donations directly benefit OSUDC’s Spearman Scholarship Fund. Entries start at $20 and can be purchased directly through the RallyUp page (https://osudc.rallyup.com/ttun21/) and by texting OSUDC21 to (855) 202-2100.

Transportation and accommodations are not included in this prize. Winner will be notified on Sunday, November 21st by OSUDC via email. If you have any questions, please contact OSUDC’s VP/Game Day Chair Melissa at gameday@osudc.org

Get your OSUDC Alumni T-Shirts Now!

OSUDC T-Shirts are back – now with new designs!

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.

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.

Countdown to Ohio State Vs. Michigan