Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: December 16, 2021

December 16, 2021

Alumni Athletics Are Back!

Looking for a social activity that is also active? Join OSUDC sport teams to connect with Buckeye alumni! Basketball, flag football, volleyball, bocce, and bowling are the leagues we are looking to host a team!! Fill out this ONE minute survey to select your league. Depending on responses, a set date and location will be selected. You can select more than one league to participate in if you would like to do more than one.

Please fill out by December 20, 2021. Email Renita at osudcathletics@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Rose Bowl Kick-Off Event featuring TBDBITL

Alumni from the east and west coasts are invited to join us at 6:30pm TONIGHT, Thursday, December 16, for an evening with Dr. Christopher Hoch, the Director of Ohio State’s Marching Band, and Wesley Clark, The Voice of The Ohio State Marching Band. They will discuss how TBDBITL prepares to march in nationally televised events like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Parade of Roses, and the role the band plays on game days at Ohio Stadium. They will also share stories about their performance in Wembley Stadium at halftime of an NFL game in London and much more.


Let’s Beat ❌ichigan!

Want to beat TSUN and help a great cause?! You can do both through our Donation Battle with the U of M Club of Washington, DC. Both clubs are giving to the amazing organization the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. This nonprofit partners with homeless shelters in the DC to create a fun and safe space for children to play where they live. This winter, they have a priority need for toiletries as well as toys to supplement their holiday gift program. We have created an Amazon wishlist of requested items for the Playtime Project. Make your gift through 12/31 when the winner will be announced! Go Bucks! Beat TSUN!

Ohio State Wrestling vs. American University

Ohio State Wrestling will be in town to face off against American University at Bender Arena at 7:30pm on Monday, January 3!

Dues-paying members of OSUDC can register for FREE tickets to this event! Non-members can purchase tickets for the discounted rate of just $5 per person. All purchased tickets must be paid via PayPal or Venmo.

Big Ten Wizards Game!

Join fellow Big Ten alumni at 7pm on Wednesday, January 12 as Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards take on the Orlando Magic and some of your favorite former Big Ten basketball players. A portion of each ticket will be donated back to the Big Ten alumni networks. Tickets start at $24, and the first 50 people will receive access to enter the building early to watch warmups.

Don’t forget to select Ohio State as your alumni club when you check out!

Questions? Contact Ashley 202-292-1983 or amiller@monumentalsports.com.

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.

They’re Back! Explaining Cicadas with Provost Bruce McPheron” and “Becoming a More Informed Citizen” Now on YouTube!

Thank you to everyone who has joined us live for our virtual events! Our Cicada event from Thursday, June 24, 2021 and our second event of the series on racial equity from Wednesday, September 15, 2021 can now be viewed on our 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.) 

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

Upcoming Events

Apr 27 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway April 2024

OSUDC has service events in Fairfax County for Adopt-A-Highway throughout the year! We meet at the McDonald’s at the intersection of Lee Chapel Rd. and Old Keene …

Jun 15 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway June 2024

OSUDC has service events in Fairfax County for Adopt-A-Highway throughout the year! We meet at the McDonald’s at the intersection of Lee Chapel Rd. and Old Keene …

Aug 03 4:05pm

Ohio State Alumni Day at the Nationals

Come out and show your Buckeye pride as the Nationals host Ohio State Alumni Day at the ballpark! Join Ohio State alumni, students, parents, faculty…

Aug 10 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway August 2024

OSUDC has service events in Fairfax County for Adopt-A-Highway throughout the year! We meet at the McDonald’s at the intersection of Lee Chapel Rd. and Old Keene …