The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Summer Send-Off events

Welcome to the Buckeye family!

Below is a list of summer send-off events hosted by our Ohio State alumni clubs, coast to coast and throughout the country. You and your family are invited to attend the send-off event that is closest to where you live. Mix and mingle with Ohio State alumni and other students, learn more about the alumni club in your area and get excited about the upcoming school year as a new Buckeye!

For more information and to RSVP for an event, get in touch with the event contact person for the send-off in your area (listed below). Visit this page often as club events will be added throughout the summer!


Summer send-off locations are sorted alphabetically by state.

A C F G H I K L M N O P T V W

Arizona

July 9, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Southern Arizona (Tuscon)

Lunch

4911 N. Stone Avenue
Tuscon, AZ 85704
Noon

RSVP to:
Emily Borchers
borchers.81@osu.edu

July 24, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Phoenix

Bowling

7300 E. Thomas Road
Tuscon, AZ 85704
2 - 4 p.m.

RSVP to:
Jerry Glaser
jerryglase@aol.com


California

August 7, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Orange County

Dinner

Serrano Park Club House
21180 Paseo Sombra
Lake Forest, CA 92630
5 – 7 p.m.

RSVP to:
Connie and Todd Elliott
tcelliott@socal.rr.com

July 31, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of San Diego

Dinner

7875 Highland Village Place
San Diego, CA 92129
4 – 6 p.m.

RSVP to:
Debbi Levis
debbi@listwithlevis.com


Connecticut

July 28, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Connecticut

Sedona Taphouse
515 West Avenue (Waypointe District)
Norwalk, CT
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

RSVP to:
Greg Rodriguez
osu_fairfield_club@hotmail.com


Florida

August 6, 2016

The Florida Suncoast Ohio State University Alumni Club

Pregame tailgate and baseball game

Tropicana Field
1 Tropicana Drive
St. Petersburg , FL 33705
4:15 p.m.

Students and one guest are free. All others, please see payment and additional registration details here.

RSVP by July 29, 2016 to:
Ken Jaffe
tampaclub@osu.edu

August 13, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Brevard County, Florida

Lunch

Doubles Beachside Restaurant
1896 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
1 p.m.

RSVP by August 6, 2016 to:
Brad Dunbar
brad.dunbar@gmail.com

July 30, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Florida

Picnic, Sports and Recreational Activities

Wekiva Island
1014 Miami Springs Rd
Longwood, FL 32779
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

RSVP by July 27, 2016 to:
CentralFloridaClub@osu.edu

August 16, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Jacksonville

Whiskey Jax Kitchen & Cocktails
950 Marsh Landing Pkwy Suite 370
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Live Radio Show and Season Kick-off with special guest, Mike Bennett

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Buckeyes After Work Networking
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Student Send-off Recognition
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Live 1010XL/92.5 Radio
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Mike Bennett Live on Air

RSVP to:
JacksonvilleClub@osu.edu

August 7, 2016

Sarasota-Manatee Ohio State University Alumni Club

Lunch

Rusty Bucket
257 N. Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

RSVP to:
Mike Kennelly
mkennelly@oakmont.net or
Bill Lawyer
wflawyer@yahoo.com

Georgia

July 9, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Atlanta

Lunch

Hudson Grille
6317 Roswell Road NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Noon - 2 p.m.

RSVP by July 1, 2016 to:
Charles Rea
charlesrea@yahoo.com


Hawaii

July 24, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Hawaii

Picnic

Kualoa Ranch's Secret Island
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

RSVP by July 6, 2016 to:
Tom Frigge
friggetom@aol.com


Illinois

July 17, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Chicago

Picnic

Barrington Road Pond (park shelter)
N. Barrington Road between Golf and Higgins
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
1 - 4 p.m.

RSVP by July 8, 2016, to:
Katie Lowe
klowe1985@gmail.com


Indiana

August 7, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Indianapolis

Picnic

5639 Washington Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
12:30 - 3 p.m.

RSVP by August 2, 2016, to:
Katie Lowe
Christine.Konvolinka@benefitsolutionsus.com


Kentucky

June 12, 2016

The Ohio State University Bluegrass Alumni Club

Picnic

1116 Yuma Trail
Georgetown, KY 40324
1 - 5 p.m.

RSVP by May 30, 2016, to:
Chris Featherston
featherstoncandj@att.net


Louisiana

July 10, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater New Orleans

Pool party

1216 N. Lopez Street
New Orleans, LA 40324
2 p.m.

RSVP to:
Bobby Fredritz
bfredritz@bestchevrolet.com
or
MJ Sauer
mj@urbanvisionproperties.com


Maryland

Sunday, August 7

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Baltimore

Celebration and light appetizers

The Greene Turtle
1606 Whetstone Way
Baltimore, MD 21230

2 - 4 p.m.

RSVP by July 25, 2016, to:

Katie Henkes
Katie.henkes@gmail.com


Michigan

August 7, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Detroit

Picnic

Beverly Park (18801 Beverly)
Beverly Hills, Michigan

Noon - 4 p.m.

RSVP to:

Michelle Lundquist
michellemlundquist@gmail.com

July 14, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of West Michigan

Picnic

Millenium Park, Open Shelter A
1415 Maynard Avenue SW
Walker, Michigan 49534

5:30 - 9 p.m.

RSVP by July 8, 2016, to:

Donna Waters
OSUWestMI@aol.com


Minnesota

August 7, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Minnesota

Picnic

Poor Richard's Common House Patio
Bloomington, 8301 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

RSVP by August 3 to:

mnbuckeyeclub@gmail.com

July 14, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of West Michigan

Picnic

Millenium Park, Open Shelter A
1415 Maynard Avenue SW
Walker, Michigan 49534

5:30 - 9 p.m.

RSVP by July 8, 2016, to:

Donna Waters
OSUWestMI@aol.com


Missouri

August 8, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of St. Louis, Missouri

Family Picnic

Beirne Park Pavillion
10630 Country View Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

4:30 - 8 p.m.

RSVP by August 5, 2016, to:

Steve Bolland
stlouisclub@osu.edu


New Mexico

July 30, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of New Mexico

Reception

4817 Brenda Street NE
Albequerque, NM 87109

4 p.m.

RSVP to:

Bob Kaplar
rkaplar@comcast.net


New York

August 7, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of New York City

Pregame tailgate and baseball game

Yankee Stadium
1 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY 10451

11 a.m.

Students only are free. Family members (up to three additional), please call alumni association customer service during business hours at 1-800-762-5646 to register. $45 includes pregame gathering, lunch and game ticket. Lunch includes hot dogs, hambugers, garden salad, popcorn and soda.

RSVP by August 4

Call customer service center during business hours at 1-800-762-5646

July 17, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of New York - Capital Region

Reception

The Recovery Sports Grill, 2537 Route 9
Malta, NY 12020

4 p.m.

RSVP by July 13, 2016, to:

Mary Margaret Thomas
mmrthomas35@gmail.com


North Carolina

August 13, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Charlotte

Picnic

21136 Norman Shores Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

RSVP by August 3, 2016, to:

Vicki Reich
vreich01@gmail.com

August 6, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of the Triangle - North Carolina

Picnic

Lake Wheeler, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

1 - 4 p.m.

RSVP by August 3, 2016, to:

Chad Volk
cmv333@gmail.com


Ohio

July 30, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Athens County

Cookout

17499 S. Canaan Road
Athens, OH 45701

6 p.m.

RSVP by July 16, 2016 to:
Brian Hall
bh4osu@gmail.com

July 24, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Champaign County

Picnic

Pretty Prairie Barn
4440 Prairie Road
Urbana, OH 43078

5 p.m.

RSVP by July 20, 2016 to:
Jill Michael
Jill@michaelfamilyfarms.com

August, 11 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Columbiana County

Picnic

Firestone Park (Pavilion #4)
338 E. Park Avenue
Columbiana, OH 44408

6:30 p.m.

RSVP by August 9, 2016 to:
Matthew Yerkey
myerkey@neo.rr.com

August 5, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Darke County

Cookout

Greenville City Park
Shelter House #4
Greenville, OH

6 – 8 p.m.

RSVP by August 10, 2016 to:
Bill Barga
billbarga@gmail.com

July 19, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Delaware County

Ice Cream Social

McNamara Park Shelter House
7049 Big Walnut Road
Galena, OH 43021

7 - 8 p.m.

RSVP by July 16, 2016 to:
Joyce Wagner
osualumniclubdelaware@gmail.com

August 7, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Erie County

Picnic

1429 Cedar Point Road
Sandusky, OH 44870

4 - 6 p.m.

RSVP by August 4, 2016 to:
Jerry Semon
jerrysemon@buckeye-express.com

August 9, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Fayette County

Cookout

1429 Cedar Point Road
Sandusky, OH 44870

6:30 p.m.
Incoming first-year students, parents and famlies invited!

RSVP by August 5, 2016 to:
Pat Gall
pat.gall@att.net

August 7, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Greene County

Picnic

Fairborn Community Park East
691 East Dayton Yellow Springs Road
Fairborn, OH 44870

2 - 4 p.m.

RSVP by August 3, 2016 to:
Christi Guillmen
c.guillmen@gmail.com

August 14, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Hancock County

Picnic

Riverside Park
231 McManness Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840

4 - 7 p.m.

RSVP by August 7, 2016 to:
Amy Schroeder
alschroeder@frontier.com

August 4, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Muskingum County

Annual full membership meeting and send-off

VFW Post 1058
1318 Putnam Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701

7 p.m.

RSVP by August 1, 2016 to:
Terry Kopchak
tkopchak@hotmail.com

August 11, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Northwest Ohio

Banquet

Sauder Heritage Inn
Homestead Room
22611 OH-2
Archbold, OH 43502

6 p.m.

RSVP by July 22, 2016, to:
Bev Emch
bevemch@embarqmail.com

August 9, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Shelby County

Banquet

Sidney American Legion
1265 4th Avenue
Sidney, OH 45365

6:30 p.m.

RSVP by August 1, 2016, to:
Tina Hottle
hottletina@yahoo.com

August 2, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Summit County

Picnic

Mingo Pavilion at Sand Run Metro Park
1501 Sand Run Parkway
Akron, OH 44313

6 p.m.

RSVP by August 2, 2016, to:
Bill Haney
bill.h@bkt-tires.com

July 27, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Tuscarawas County

Dinner

Tuscora Park
161 Tuscora Ave NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

6 - 8 p.m.

RSVP by July 23, 2016, to:
Martha Campbell
osutuscalumni@yahoo.com
330-340-0390

August 16, 2016

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Wood County

Dinner

Otsego Park
20000 West River Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402

6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner

RSVP by August 10, 2016, to:
Diana Gannon
gannond1958@gmail.com


Oregon

August 6, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Portland (Oregon)

Lunch and golf

30600 NW 18th Place
Ridgefield, WA 98642
1 p.m.

RSVP to:
John Bruns
jbruns1119@aol.com


Pennsylvania

August 7, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Pennsylvania

Picnic

1320 Armitage Way
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
4 - 7 p.m.

RSVP to:
Brian Fields
brian.fields@rbc.com

July 31, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Pittsburgh

Picnic

North Park Kilbuck Shelter
303 Pearce Mill Road
Allison Park, PA 15101
1 - 3 p.m.

$5 donation for parents, students are free.

RSVP by July 22 to:
Vicky Blizzard
pghbuckeyes@gmail.com

July 31, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater Philadelphia

Picnic

FDR Park site #7
FDR Park is near the Stadium complex
Noon - 4 p.m.

RSVP by July 25, 2016, to:
Mandi Bucceroni
phillybuckeyes@phillybuckeyes.com


Tennessee

July 31, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Middle Tennessee (Nashville)

BBQ dinner and pool party

224 Deer Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
5 p.m.

RSVP by July 16, 2016, to:
Anita Zelek
azelek@att.net
Please include dietary restrictions


Texas

July 30, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Austin

Brunch

BlackFinn Ameripub
11410 Century Oaks Terrace
Austin, TX 78758
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

RSVP to:
Patricia Kelly
buckeyepatricia@gmail.com

July 23, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Dallas/Ft. Worth

Social, send-off and awards ceremony

Austin Avenue I Grill
935 West Parker Road
Plano, TX 75023
5:00 p.m. (doors open for social)

RSVP to:
Mike Liang
mikeliang.86@hotmail.com

July 24, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Houston

Revelry on Richmond
1613 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77006
2 p.m.

RSVP to:
Jordann Reynolds
jordann.reynolds@gmail.com


Virginia

August 14, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Richmond

Cookout

6224 W Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23226

4 – 6 p.m.

Click here for additional payment and registration details.

RSVP by August 10, 2016, to:
Greg Gilligan
GGilligan@timesdispatch.com


Washington D.C.

July 24, 2016

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Washington, D.C.

Night at the ballpark

G Richard Pfitzner Stadium
7 County Complex Ct.
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Click here for additional payment and registration details.

RSVP by July 17, 2016, to:
Jenn Rubenstein
jennifer.rubenstein@gmail.com