The Ohio State Alumni Club of Detroit has been active in 2023! Our annual meeting for 2023 took place in June at Buffalo Wild Wings (our Game Watch site) in Detroit. The annual meeting followed a volunteer event at the Michigan Veterans Foundation in Detroit, where the club helped in the kitchen and served lunch to approximately 35 veterans. The Boating Party hosted by Tom Klaban and John Morley occurred in late July at the Pontiac Yacht Club on Cass Lake. A delicious catered choice of main courses was served along with a full spread of potluck items! The annual club gathering tailgate occurred in Columbus this fall and was hosted by the College of Engineering Center for Automotive Research. A TTUN Game tailgate was held in conjunction with the Cletus Fest organization in Ann Arbor prior to The Game. Additionally, TV game watch parties were held each Buckeye gameday at the Downtown Detroit Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3). We hope you’ll join us for our Cotton Bowl TV game watch party on December 29!
The scholarship review committee met virtually and reviewed a number of outstanding scholarship applications completed by Detroit Area high school students that were considering attending Ohio State. Four scholarships were awarded this year to first year students choosing to pursue degrees in Health Sciences, Computer Science and Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering. If you would like to be on the scholarship committee for 2024, please contact Barry Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The year 2024 is rapidly approaching and also presents the opportunity to join the club or renew your current membership. It’s quick and easy. Please visit the website below to join/renew.
The membership options are explained there and all donations are applied to the Detroit Alumni Scholars Fund. In the event you would prefer to mail in a check ($25 for the club only) the address to use is:
The Ohio State University Foundation
PO Box 710811
Columbus, OH 43271-0811
One of the regular OSU Development Office campaign mailings can be used or a check can simply be mailed to the above address. Be sure to reference the club scholars fund below:
Detroit Alumni Scholars Fund | Fund Number: 641727
Please keep in mind that a donation in November or December 2023 provides membership benefits in the Detroit Club through calendar year 2024. One of those benefits includes the opportunity to purchase selected football tickets through the club subject to availability. Regular Alumni Association requirements also apply.
Our wonderful club board meets once a month for about 1.5 hours. If you would like to be part of helping run this club, contact me at email@example.com.
Thank you for your consideration and Go Bucks!
Alumni Club of Detroit membership chair