OSU Alumni Club of Delaware
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
The OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County became sanctioned by the Ohio State Alumni Association on September 9 of 2011, with a mission of recruiting students from the greater Delaware County community to attend OSU, offer a scholarship program, participate in community service projects, and fellowship.
“It’s hard to believe that the OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County has been in existence for nearly one year now,” said the club’s secretary and communications committee chair Joyce Wagner, who also serves as an OSU senior business analyst. “What a fabulous first year we’ve had – our first scholarship fund raiser, trips to games, Scioto Downs and much more. Best of all, to date, the club has raised nearly $1,200 for our scholarship program.”
Wagner said the club’s board has been busy planning events and activities for its second year; and gathering at local restaurants to watch away games has become a popular club activity.
On Saturday, September 29, Delaware OSU Alumni will meet 15 minutes before game time at PJ’s Pizza, 571 West Cherry Street (U.S. 36/Ohio 37), Sunbury.
“Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to kick-off to eat pizza or subs, have some beverages and cheer on our favorite team to a victory over Michigan State,” Wagner said. “No RSVP is necessary. The second away game watch will be held at the Rusty Bucket, Polaris Parkway, Westerville on October 13 against Indiana; and for the third away game watch we will be back at PJ’s Pizza on October 27 vs. Penn State. The final game watch will be held at the Rusty Bucket on November 17 vs. Wisconsin.”
• At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, In honor of Veteran’s Day, the club is hosting a presentation and book signing by Vietnam Vet and OSU alumni, Bill Shkurti on his book, Soldiering On in a Dying War. Books will be available for purchase at a discounted rate of $28 — please bring cash or check. The presentation will be held at the Genoa Community Hall, 5111 South Old 3C Highway, Westerville. A brief business meeting will precede the presentation.
• At 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, club members will hold a hayride and wiener roast at Miller’s Country Gardens, 2488 Ohio 37, Delaware. The cost is $10 ($5 for children 10 and under). RSVP no later than Monday, October 1, with check payable to OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County, 4999 Hawthorne Valley Drive, Westerville, 43082.
• Enjoy bowling? No problem. Bowl with other Delaware County OSU Alumni from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, October 21, Delaware Lanes, 536 Sunbury Road, Delaware. There will be prizes for high and low scores, the cost will be a modest $12 per person for two games and shoes. Delaware Lanes has a grill for purchase(?). RSVP by Friday, October 12th with check payable to OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County.
Wagner said other OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County events to look forward to this year include a Pancake Breakfast on November 10, and the club’s annual Christmas Party on December 11.
“Make sure that you don’t miss out on a single second of Buckeye fun by renewing your club membership for the 2012–13 year,” Wagner said. “Paid memberships received by October 15 will be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card to the Rusty Bucket. And remember to encourage your family, friends and neighbors to join – anyone who lives in Delaware County is eligible to join our club. too.”
For additional information about the OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County go to their website at < delawarebuckeyes.org >, or log on to Facebook and search for OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County.