Marion Alumni Club
We are pleased to announce the scholarship winners for the 2019-2020 school year. Russ McBride (Chairman of the Scholarship Committee) reported we received 23 scholarship applications. Eighteen (18) were chosen. As normal, our fall Big Ten Buckeye Bash makes these scholarships possible. The XXII edition (October 4, 2018) of our Bash profited just shy of $10,000. Along with those monies, our profits were generously matched with a gift from the Raymond and Charlotte Baldauf Foundation, thanks to the work of Ron Cramer, a long-time club member. Each of the following eighteen (18) students will receive $1,200.00 for the upcoming school year. Students are attending Ohio State main campus and the local Marion Campus. Congratulations to these fine students and the hard-working membership of our club for a record-breaking scholarship year.
2019-20 Scholarship Recipients
Maisie Beary - Marion Harding
Catherine Beavers - Pleasant
Korey Bosart - Elgin
Taylor Boyd - Ridgedale
Krosbi Clark – Elgin
Zavier Clark – Elgin
Elijah Collier – Marion Harding
Jacob Fohl – River Valley
Kyler Goebbel – Pleasant
Kevin Lei – River Valey
Kerrington Nelson – Pleasant
Emma Phillips – Marion Harding
Erin Pickett – Elgin
Margaret Pitts – Marion Harding
Michael Smith – Non Traditional
Jacob Studer – Elgin
Case Swartz -Elgin
Austin Taylor – Marion Harding
Upcoming Club Events
Spring Meeting 2019
The OSU Alumni Club hosted ninety-six (96) people for our annual Spring Meeting held May 7, 2019 in the Guthery Room on the Marion Campus. Our speaker was Jim Smith, CEO and President of the OSU Alumni Association. Mr. Smith had a great message for the members and future students. Tyler Gagai, Regional Engagement Officer also attended from the Alumni Association. 15 Scholarship recipients and parents attended. Each were provided a Buckeye necklace and Buckeye seeding by Larry Lokai. Each student provided information about themselves and what their future goals are. The evening concluded with the singing of Carmen Ohio.
XXIII Annual Big Ten Buckeye Bash
The Big Ten Buckeye Bash XXIII is scheduled for October 3, 2019 at the George Alber Student Center. Our guest speaker is Matt Finkes! He is a former football player from 1993 to 1996. He played in the NFL for four seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He is an original Silver Bullet. He currently is the director of development at the Wexner Medical Center. More information to follow on the Bash in a Big Ten Bash Information letter.
Football Ticket Raffle
Once again, our Alumni Club will raffle six sets of home game tickets on August 22, 2019 at Panera Bread. The club is raffling the "right to purchase" a set of 2 tickets for the following six home games. The price is the same as past years. Listed below is the pricing for each of the games.Club Seats are in Section 16A Row 29 Seats 7-8. Great seats!!
· August 31, 2019 Florida Atlantic $124/pair
· September 7, 2019 Cincinnati $176/pair
· September 21, 2019 Miami, OH $134/pair
· October 5, 2019 Michigan State $272/pair
· October 26, 2019 Wisconsin $312/pair
· November 9, 2019 Maryland $180/pair
If you would like to purchase more than 12 raffle tickets, feel free to make extra copies. Money and tickets should be mailed to Ted Temple, 589 Forest St., Marion, OH, 43302. Checks should be made out to OSU Alumni Club of Marion County. Deadline for Ted to receive tickets is August 21, 2019. If your name is drawn first, you will be contacted and given the first choice from the above listed tickets. The second name drawn will have the next choice from the remaining 5 tickets. Names will be drawn until all games have been chosen. Ted will call you that evening. If you are going on vacation, be sure to put your cell phone number on the ticket, so he can find you. Names will be drawn until all games have been chosen.
Football Bus Trip
There are currently seven (7) openings for the bus trip to Northwestern on October 17-20, 2019. We will leave the campus on Thursday evening and travel to Chicago to the Hilton Garden Inn. The game is on Friday evening, so Friday morning is your day to spend at your leisure until departing for Evanston around 4:30 p.m. The game time is 8:00 p.m. and we will arrive back to the hotel late that evening. On Saturday morning, 10:00 a.m., the bus will drop us off in Downtown Chicago and pick us up later that day. Saturday will be your day to visit the Navy Pier, Chicago Riverfront, Shedd Museum, Grant Park, or the Museum of Science and History. You can work with AAA in Marion to set up what plans or just go shopping. Or you might just like to stay near the hotel and go to the casino next door. We will leave for home on Sunday morning around 10:00 for our trip back to Marion. Cost of the trip is $235.00 per person. This includes your bus fare, game ticket, meal on Thursday evening, a short tailgate on the way home, soda and water on the bus, give away prizes going to Chicago and back. The hotel is currently reserved. Room rate is $125.00 per night plus 14% tax per night. This rate includes a hot breakfast each morning. That hotel will be paid upon your arrival on Thursday evening. We are requesting a $100.00 deposit per person due by July 15. The balance of the $235.00 per person is due on September 1. Call and let Ted Temple know that you are interested as soon as you receive this letter. His number is 740-387-2744 or 740-361-5837. We do have a limited number of spaces. We always have a good time and we are looking forward to a big win this year.
Picnic with the Pops
The OSU Marching Band will play on July 27, 2019 at Commons in Columbus along with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. If you are interested in attending, groups of 10 or more receive a reduced ticket price. Call Marlene Temple at 740-387-2744 and let her know if you are interested and how many tickets. We usually arrive at 5:30. Gates open at 6 pm. Bring lawn chair, beverage of choice, and a snack to share. We have a short tailgate from 6:30 to 8 and fireworks are always a great display at the end of the concert. Parking is $5 at the garage 55 E. Rich Ave. It’s a fun evening. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call.
It is a casual outdoor evening performance and a great opportunity to gather as an alumni group. Pack your picnic basket and enjoy a fun and memorable experience at The Columbus Commons.
OSU Alumni Club Achieves Scarlet Tier
We are proud to announce our club has achieved the Scarlet Tier level for FY20.
Along with Scarlet Tier status, our club will receive a $2,000 award for our excellent level of programing. CONGRATULATIONS to the members who have helped make this a successful year whether it be monetary or physical.
A list of activities completed include:
Picnic with the Pops, Taste of the Harvest, Big Ten Buckeye Bash XXII, Bus Trip to Purdue, Five Nights on Campus series, Fresh Food Distribution, Michigan Game Watch, Arsenic & Old Lace student play, Food for Thought (three campus serving days), Taste of Culture and The Spring Meeting.
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Five Nights on Campus
We are continuing to serve refreshments for the Five Nights on Campus series at the Marion Campus. If you are interested in helping to serve, call Marlene Temple at 740-387-2744 and let her know. Serving is easy and you have the opportunity to watch the various shows. Give it a try, you will enjoy yourself. For more information about Five Nights on Campus please click here.
Food For Thought and more...
The club initiated a new program this year titled "Food for Thought". We worked with Campus coordinators to determine what three dates would give our club an opportunity to be visible on the Marion Campus and provide a service. We wanted to be more visible and be productive. We determined three different dates to coordinate with semester finals and midterms. The first date, January, we served 60 students and faculty vegetable soup along with cookies and drinks. The second date was in March and we served 80 students and faculty chili, along with cookies, and drinks. In May, we served over 100 people "walking tacos" with cookies and drinks. We did manage to make our ourselves visible on campus and to provide a service. We will continue with this project next year. Make sure we have your email so that a notice can be sent to you with the coordinating dates.
We have also created a new project to help Marion Campus students who may have food insecurity. We are planning to provide canned goods and nonperishable items for the food pantry set up in the George Alber Student Center. We piloted this program at the Spring Meeting and were pleased at how well the donations helped students. We will continue this project at various functions this year; Big Ten Buckeye Bash, Michigan Game Watch party, Taste of the Harvest, etc
President: Ted Temple
Vice President: Mark Osborne
Treasurer: Ann Wickersham
Secretary: Marlene Temple
Scholarship: Russ McBride