Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: July 14, 2022Jul 14, 2022
July 14, 2022
Maryland Game Announcement Monday!
Mark your calendars for this Monday morning, July 18 for information on purchasing tickets in the OSUDC section for the Ohio State vs. Maryland football game on Saturday, November 19 (time TBA), plus our Tailgate and parking details! Keep an eye out for our email blast, and if you follow us on social media (see links at the top and bottom of this email) turn on post notifications so you’ll be the first to know!
Congratulations to the new OSUDC Executive Committee!
Thank you to everyone who came out to New District Brewing Company on Sunday for our Annual Meeting! We voted in our brand new executive committee, whose terms are effective immediately. Congratulations to our new Club President Melissa Wasser, ’17, ’17, and welcome new Executive Commitee member Richard Felty, ’15! An enormous thank you to David Turkaleski, ’02, for all of your time and hard work as President. We’re thrilled you’ll be staying on the Executive Board as Immediate Past President! Additionally, we have a brand new position on our Executive Committee, President Emeritus. All of our Executive Committee members and other committee chairs have contact information listed on our website.
Just Announced: Big Ten Summer Event
Join your fellow Buckeyes and other Big Ten School alumni from local DMV chapters at our upcoming summer get together! Find more details here.
Big Ten Summer Event
When: Saturday, August 20th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: The Brig – 1007 8th St SE, Washington D.C. 20003
Who: All Big Ten Alumni, Family, & Friends (Ages 21+)
Washington Spirit Outing
Join OSUDC at Audi Field on Sunday, July 17th at 5pm as the Washington Spirit takes on the Orlando Pride. $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to OSUDC’s Spearman Scholarship Fund. Sit in Section 126 – the OSUDC featured section! – and hang out with your fellow Buckeyes as we cheer on the Spirit! For any questions, please contact Melissa, OSUDC VP/Game Day Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Upcoming Mystics Outings
We have TWO great family-friendly Mystics events coming up this summer! First up, on Thursday, July 21, take the day and bring the kids to the Mystics vs. Liberty at Capital One Arena at 11:30am!
Then on Sunday, August 14, bring the whole family to cheer on the Mystics against the Indiana Fever at the Entertainment & Sports Arena at 3pm!
Each ticket purchased through our Fevo link includes a $5 donation to our Spearman Scholarship Fund! Please note these events are at different locations. Find additional details on the OSUDC website.
B1G Night at the Nats
Join Big Ten students, alumni, and fans as they represent the Big Ten Conference by wearing school colors at Nationals Park when the Nats host the Cubs on August 15 at 7:05 PM!
With the purchase of a special ticket, fans will receive an $8 concession credit.
Wish Our VP Happy Birthday With a Donation to Our Spearman Scholarship Fund!
Our very own Melissa Wasser, OSUDC’s Vice President and Game Day Coordinator, just celebrated a milestone birthday! To celebrate, she’s raising money for our Spearman Scholarship Fund, as well as scholarships for the Moritz College of Law. Check out her Buckeye Funder here and make your gift today! (Check out page 74 of your new Summer 2022 Ohio State Alumni Magazine for more on Melissa!)
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 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.
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 Softball is in full swing!
After two-season COVID hiatus, the Ohio Cup returns this Saturday, June 18! OSUDC softball takes on Dayton, Ohio, and Xavier on, naturally, Ohio Drive. There is still lots of softball left this season, so come join us! Email Renita for more information.
Ohio State alumni app
Ohio State is always in your heart. Now you can put it in your pocket.
On the app, you’ll find news from campus, stories about your fellow alumni, game watch locations around the globe, ways to join clubs and societies, and a spirit section that includes stickers, ringtones and more to help you cheer on our Buckeyes.
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 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 email@example.com, or our treasurer, Melissa Harto, at firstname.lastname@example.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.