Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: December 2, 2022

December 2, 2022
CAFB Donation BattleWant to beat TSUN and help a great cause?! You can do both through our Capital Area Food Bank donation battle with the U of M Club of Washington, DC. This year, both clubs are giving to the Capital Area Food Bank, the anchor of the hunger relief infrastructure in our region, providing more than 45 million meals to people in communities across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Join the OSUDC team and make your gift through December 31 when the winner will be announced! Go Bucks! Beat TSUN!
The Scholarship Shop Is Open – Just in Time for Gift Giving!Show your Buckeyes pride, DC-style! Tshirts and polos are now available in our Etsy shop. Your purchase benefits our Spearman Scholarship Fund!

Our scarlet tshirt with gray print is available in adult straight-cut/unisex sizes Small through XXL. OSUDC logo on sleeve.Click here to purchase your TshirtOur scarlet polo with white embroidery, or gray polo with scarlet and white embroidery, is available in adult straight-cut unisex style and contour cut style, sizes Small through XXL.Click here to purchase your Straight-Cut/Unisex Style poloClick here to purchase your Contour Cut Style poloTHE East Coast Tailgate 2022Thank you so much to everyone who joined us in College Park on Saturday, November 19 at THE East Coast Tailgate 2022! We ended up with over 2,200 Buckeye alumni, fans, and friends registered for this event – and a fantastic turnout!Thanks to you, we raised just under $9,800 for the Spearman Scholarship Fund on this day alone! We could not have done that without the dedication of our Tailgate Committee volunteers, support from our fellow Ohio State Alumni Clubs and Societies, and from The Ohio State University Alumni Association, and of course the time and financial contributions from everyone who attended. 

We’d like to thank OSUDC Board Member Kenneth Blacks and Cody Bahn for taking photos for us this year! You can find and download photos from THE East Coast Tailgate 2022 here and here.
The OSUDC Scholarship Challenge is on!
This year, OSUDC is the only alumni club selected to participate in the Scholarship Challenge, a grassroots fundraising effort led by Ohio State’s First Lady, Veronica Meinhard. Our goal is to raise $30,000 for the Spearman Scholarship Fund. We annually award scholarships to Washington, DC area students – DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia – to help offset their first year costs at Ohio State.

We are proud and grateful to participate in this year’s Scholarship Challenge. We cannot reach our ambitious goal without you. Every gift counts, and with your support, we will be able to increase the scholarships available for Washington, DC area students to attend Ohio State.

Click here to make your gift now!
OSUDC Alumni SportsAre you looking for a fun way to socialize and mingle with fellow Buckeye alums? Look no further than the Fall and Winter sports leagues!

Interested in playing with us? Have questions? Email Renita!
Wish Our President Happy Birthday With a Donation to Our Spearman Scholarship Fund!Our very own Melissa Wasser, OSUDC’s newly elected President, 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 this story on page 74 of your Summer 2022 Ohio State Alumni Magazine for more on Melissa!)
Join OSUDC!Ohio State Alumni includes individuals who have earned associate’s, bachelor’s, graduate, professional, or honorary degrees from Ohio State, as well as medical resident graduates of the university. All Buckeye fans and supporters are welcome to join and be a part of the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. Your membership in OSUDC provides the following benefits:Membership dues are tax deductibleExclusive access to member only eventsAutomatic Entry into raffles for free tickets to sports and cultural eventsFree or discounted pricing for all OSUDC eventsBe the first to hear about educational and enriching experiences in the DC metro area hosted by the university and/or OSUDCNetwork with Ohio State alumni, faculty, students, former athletes, and supportersAbility to serve on OSUDC committeesMembership renewal: Annual memberships for both OSUDC and The Ohio State University Alumni Association begin as early as January 1 of each year and expire on December 31 of the same calendar year. Membership fees do not vary for those who join after January 1.Two ways to join:Option 1) Alumni Donor | Join nowYearly Alumni Donor membership to OSUAA + a one-year membership in OSUDC.This option is for alumniof Ohio State and is achieved with a gift of $25 or more to OSUDC’s support fund, found here.Alumni donors receive early access to purchase football tickets through the university.Option 2) Life Donor | Join nowYearly Life Donor membership to OSUAA + a one-year membership in OSUDC.This option is for alumniof Ohio State and is achieved with a gift of $150 or $10/monthly to the OSUDC support fund.Life donors receive early access to purchase football tickets, the print edition of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine, and special communications from OSUAA President and CEO Molly Ranz Calhoun.Questions?Contact our membership chair, David Turkaleski, at membership@osudc.org.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

May 30 6:00pm

OSUDC Student/Alumni Networking Event

Join OSUDC in welcoming current Ohio State students to D.C. for the summer! Connect and network with fellow professionals, students, and friends at Blackfinn DC on Thursday, …

Jun 04 6:00pm

An Evening with President Carter

Join fellow Buckeyes from the greater Washington, DC area at a fireside chat led by the alumni association CEO, Molly Ranz Calhoun, with President Ted…

Jun 09 12:00pm

DC B1G Alumni at Capital Pride

The DC-area Big Ten Alumni Clubs will be at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, June 9! …

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 …