Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: December 21, 2022

December 29, 2022
Peach Bowl Saturday Night!

Join OSUDC for the Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve at one of three Game Day locations:

Solly’s is open for business as usual!

Crystal City Sports Pub is offering free party favors and free champagne at midnight. 
Need a ride to the Browns game this Sunday? Crystal City Sports Pub is offering shuttle service at a special rate for OSUDC! The cost is $45 and includes all-you-can-eat brunch and drinks from 10am-11am on Sunday, January 1. The shuttle will depart at 11am. Let Raelyne El-Nakeeb (assistant office manager) or Jimmy Madden (owner) know that you’re with OSUDC when you arrive to be eligible for the discounted rate.

Blackfinn DC is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with open bar and buffet. Please register at this link. Registration is $100, and Blackfinn is donating 15% of all of OSUDC’s registration to the OSUDC scholarship fund. Please email reservations@blackfinndc.com to confirm you’re with OSUDC after registering.

We hope to ring in the New Year with you!
The OSUDC Scholarship Challenge is on!
It’s the final stretch of our Scholarship Challenge campaign! There are just 3 days left for you to help us get to $40,000, or as close as we can get! We have raised $38,070 since October 1st, which is 126% of our original $30,000 goal.We could not have done this so far without the direct donations to our BuckeyeFunder, the funds we have raised at our four game day locations throughout the season, and from donations at our pre-game tailgate before the Maryland game in College Park. If you are looking for one more tax-deductible donation to make this calendar year, please consider giving to the OSUDC BuckeyeFunder campaign! 

Click here to make your gift now!
 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!OSU Men’s Basketball at MarylandJoin OSUDC as the Ohio State Buckeyes visit the Maryland Terrapins this basketball season on Sunday, January 8, 2022 at 1pm. OSUDC acquired a block of tickets for the game and each ticket includes a $5 donation to OSUDC’s Spearman Scholarship Fund. Click here to buy your tickets now!
Jim Crow Museum Virtual TourTeaching Tolerance with Objective of IntoleranceThe Ohio State University Alumni Association and the West Michigan Alumni Club, in partnership with alumni clubs and societies including The Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC, cordially invite you to a virtual tour of the Jim Crow Museum.

The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia is the nation’s largest publicly accessible collection of artifacts of intolerance. The Museum contextualizes the dreadful impact of Jim Crow laws and customs and uses objects of intolerance to teach tolerance and promote a more just society. The Museum is located at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI, and the virtual tour is an opportunity to discover many of the highlights from our collection.

Register now and join us virtually on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Under “Please select your club or society”, be sure to select “Washington, DC”

Volunteer with OSUDC! Undergraduate Admissions and OSUDC are partnering to write postcards to admitted students! Admissions will provide the postcards and sample messaging, and participants can select how many postcards to write as well as when they’d like to participate (January through March 2023). If you’re interested in participating, please fill out this survey at your earliest convenience (be sure to select Alumni Club or Society and write in OSUDC!). Any questions, please email Brittany Savko, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement in Undergraduate Admissions, at savko.7@osu.edu.

The OSUDC Scholarship Shop Is Open!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 polo
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.
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