Membership Renewal time! 01/31/2008
You guessed it. It's that time again! Please keep your memberships up to date to remain on our mailing lists and receive our newsletters. It's also a good time to make sure your contact information is up to date and to look into helping our club out on our board or on one of the event committees! Click here for the membership form.
Best Buckeye Award Criteria 04/14/2008

Purpose of this award
To recognize members of our Alumni Club that have provided faithful, dedicated, & extended service and leadership to our club and The Ohio State University.

  • Recipients may be past or present volunteers past or present at the local level.
  • Recipient will be the Greater Cincinnati Alumni Club nominee for the OSU Alumni Association Alumni Club Leader Alumni All-Stars Award. The pool of Alumni All-Stars will be used by the Association to choose the 3 Best Buckeye awards given at the annual OSU Alumni Leaders Conference.
  • Current dues -paying member of the Alumni Association.
  • Current or past club volunteer that has made a "difference" in the club through their volunteer efforts.
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership and faithful, dedicated, & extended service to The Greater Cincinnati OSU Alumni Club, The Ohio State University and the Alumni Association.
  • A short bio sketch ( no longer than one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet , typed in 12 pt. font( min.) needs to be submitted and should state clearly why the person should be recognized, describing service to the club.
  • Submission of nominees no later than April 19 of each year. Selection made and submitted to University by their ALC award deadline.
  • Local award presented to recipient at Annual Dinner (Golf Outing in June).
  • Each year a sub committee would be formed to handle the nominations outside the regular club meeting.
Paying Forward - A Message From Archie Griffin 04/14/2008

Paying forward

When I came to the Alumni Association four years ago, one of the motivating factors for me in taking this job was the fact that it would give me chance to pay forward for future generations of Buckeyes.

As many of you may know, the concept of paying forward has been one of the bedrock principles that I’ve used in my life. My college football coach Woody Hayes was a firm believer in this idea and it was something I heard him preach and watched him practice. Coach Hayes got the idea of paying forward from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay on Compensation. Emerson wrote, “You can pay back only seldom. . . . You can always pay forward and you must pay line for line, deed for deed, and cent for cent.”

These words have always been impactful for me, particularly because I can look back at my life and recognize that any accomplishment I achieved came in part because of the efforts of others. I consider myself an example of how paying forward can help advance a life.

This is why so many of our efforts at the Alumni Association are devoted to paying forward. It is why we decided to support the Recovery School District in New Orleans, an effort that to date has raised nearly $70,000 for kids in need. It is why we decided to make our Alumni Cup golf outing benefit our scholarship endowment, an idea that has led to more than $50,000 in scholarship funds being raised. And it is why I take tremendous pride in the fact that our clubs and societies raise more than $400,000 in scholarship funds each year.

Everywhere you look, you can find ways that the Association, our members, and our constituent groups are paying forward. You probably don’t have to think very hard to come up with ways that your group is helping to do the same. That makes me extraordinarily proud.

The idea of paying forward is also one that is clearly on the mind of Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. I had to smile when I saw his list of six strategic goals and got to goal No. 5, which is “Commit to our Communities.” President Gee recognizes that Ohio State and its alumni do not exist in a vacuum. We are all part of a broader community and being active in these communities is so very important.

This is the type of work that you and your group are doing on a regular basis. You’ve taken a leadership role, which is something that we take note of here at Longaberger Alumni House. So keep the faith, keep up the good work, and let’s keep paying forward to ensure that others will enjoy a bright future.

Meet Our Newest Prospective OSU Alumni! 07/02/2008

Say hello to Katherine Jeanne Little! And congratulations to her proud parents, Brett and Krissy Little! Kate was born on May 25,2008 at 3:51pm. She weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.

According to doting Dad Brett, "We are doing well. It's impossible to describe. We love her so overwhelmingly, joyfully, perfectly. She's a miraculous gift from God to us. She'a a manifestation of our love, and love has never seemed so perfect or so real. We are blessed."

Please join us all in welcoming Kate to the OSU family and in congratulating Brett and Krissy. Go Kate!

2nd Annual Night at the Net 07/02/2008
Join other Ohio State University Alumni for this special cocktail reception prior to the best tennis in the world. Great music will be provided and there will be visits from the stars of the ATP Tour. Price includes reserved ticket to matches, two drink tickets (beer, wine or soft drinks), complimentary wine tasting provided by Wolf Blass & plenty of hearty hors d’oeuvres. Click here for the event flier and registration form.

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Reception: 5:00-7:00 pm (First evening match at 7:00 pm)
Where: Lindner Family Tennis Center
Grandstand Tent
5460 Courseview Drive, Mason, OH 45040
More Info:

Golf Classic Wrap-up 08/02/2008

15th Annual Greater Cincinnati Alumni Golf Classic…..
Fun, Friendship & Funds for Future OSU Students!
Our Thanks to all of You….
It was another Great Success!

The club’s largest yearly fundraiser for our endowed scholarship fund was held on June 14, 2008. It was a beautiful day for a great group of 56 golfers to come out and enjoy themselves. The weather was wonderful with blue skies and sun shining bright with a nice breeze. After a great day on the course, the golfers joined with about 10 other Buckeye Enthusiasts for dinner, a chance to win great raffle prizes and an opportunity to hear Kathy Bickel, Vice President for The OSU Alumni Association, provide information & news from campus. To top that all off we were able to add over $2,600 to the scholarship endowment. This event could not take place without sponsors donors, and participants, THANKS to all of you!

Mark your calendars for next year’s event, June 13, 2009!

1st Team overall Team Horton (Robert Horton, Matt Pagnoto, Dale Alto, Mark Spinazze) score 58 - 13 under par
1st Team for 70+ age group Ken Feinthel, Bob Watkins, Doug Smith & Jim Ashburn Score 70 - 1 under par
2nd Team overall Jack Davis, Lew Blackford, John Simmons, Louis Breeden score 62 - 9 under par
Last Place Team Overall Kathy Bickel, Ryan Hamby, RJ Coleman, Doug Tanner Score 83 - Receives special prize for use on the 19th Hole!!

Closest to the Pin
Hole #5

Dale Alto  
Longest Drive
Hole #4
Mark Spinazze  
Closet to the Pin
Hole #7 (Women)
Megan Blackford  
Longest Putt
Hole # 9
(Team prize) - Team Horton ( Horton, Spanazze,
Alto, Pagnoto)
Closest to the Pin
Hole #13
Mike Blackford  
SKINS Winners: (All participants graciously donated their winnings back to the scholarship fund)
Team Horton 3 Skins $90.00
Team Larson, Fawcette, Fishvogt, Ross
1 Skin $30.00
Team Davis, Blackford, Simmons, Bredden 1Skin $30.00
Team Middleton, Wagner, Diangelo, McCurley 1 Skin $30.00

$32.50 went to winner Barry Pugh of the Split the Pt Putting Contest on the Practice Green! Steve Bailey came in second winning a prize from Liberty Mutual.

Other stats: Had 14 groups for a total of 56 golfers

Of the groups there was 1 that registered in the 70 plus age group!

63 attended the dinner

Guests of note:
  • Kathy Bickel (VP-OSUAA)
  • Louis Breeden (Retired Bengal)
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  • John Simmons (Retired Bengal)
  • Ryan Hamby (X-Buckeye Player from the 2002 National Championship Team)
  • RJ Coleman (X-Buckeye Player from the 2002 National Championship Team)
  • George Jacoby (Team Captain 1954 under Woody Hayes)
Sorg Opera Football Ticket Raffle 08/04/2008
The Sorg Opera will be raffling off two sets of Buckeye football tickets. One set will be for the OSU vs. Ohio game and the other set will be for the OSU vs. Purdue game. Drawings will be held on August 27th and October 1st. Click here to see the flier for full details, contact information and entry form. Entries will be accepted up to the time of the drawings.
The Stadium Brick has been found! 09/07/2008
The OSU Alumni Club of Greater Cincinnati purchased a stadium brick in 2005 and it was installed in 2006. The paver supports the Department of Athletics and bears the name "Alumni Club of Greater Cincinnati Go Bucks!". The original location information we were given was incorrect. It can be found on the west walkway midway between gates 11 & 13. Be sure to check it out!
Web Site Updates - New Event Pictures! 09/07/2008
The long awaited update has occurred! All event pictures since the 2007 Golf Outing are now posted to the site. Thanks for being patient!