President’s Message June

The Wine Tour of the World & Power & Beauty of Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars event at Spicy Olive was a tremendous event. Many new Buckeyes were in attendance as well as several familiar faces. The Wine Basket raffle proceeds of $220 will go into our Endowment fund. A big shout out to Betsy Grimes for putting it all together.

We have elected Officers and Committee Chairs for 2023-24. They are as follows:

  • President Cheryl Long
  • Vice President David Beeman
  • Co-Secretary Karen and Marvin Stotz
  • Treasurer Dave Stone           
  • Co-Scholarship Chair Monica and Marla Marsh
  • Event Setup Coordinator Buckeye Marv Stotz
  • Website/Facebook/DocuSign Chair Tanya Copanas
  • Social Director Betsy Grimes
  • Football Bus Trip Dave Stone
  • Volunteer Event Coordinator Georgette Wilson
  • Football Game Watch David Pierce
  • Fundraising Steve Hannon
  • Charity Bike/Walk Event Doug Dunlap
  • Alumni Tours Kevin Strait
  • Christmas Party Betsy Grimes
  • Summer Picnic Monica and Marla Marsh, Karen and Buckeye Marv Stotz
  • Dayton/Cincinnati Local Events Dave Beeman
  • Scholarship Winners Outreach Dave Stone, Tanya Copanas, Georgette Wilson

We still need help with our Scholarship Banquet, Men’s & Women’s Basketball Game. If you are interested in chairing these activities or help in any way, please let us know.

Steve Hannon is organizing fundraising opportunities for our scholarship endowment. Our Alumni Club can earn $15 per hour per person by providing at least ten volunteers aged 18 and above to events covered by BEST SECURITIES.  The shifts typically last around 7 hours, and volunteers will be mostly standing, but breaks will be provided. The opportunities initially included the June 30 and July 1 concerts at Paycor, but it was suggested to expand to FC Cincinnati home matches in May, June, and July, as well as Bengals home games. The opportunity is not limited to alumni and can be extended to adult children, neighbors, and relatives. Depending on the assignment, volunteers may have the chance to take a break and see part of the concert. For FC Cincinnati matches, parking is free, and a bus will transport volunteers from a downtown Cincinnati garage to the stadium. Interested individuals can contact Steve Hannon at 513-382-9601 or email for questions or to sign up. The email should include preferred dates of availability, full name, and email address. Confirmation emails will be sent for scheduled volunteers. If less than ten people volunteer for an event, it will not be worked. The listed events in May, June, and July include FC Cincinnati matches on May 20, June 3, July 1, and July 15, as well as Taylor Swift concerts on June 30 and July 1. There are also two International matches scheduled for July, with more details to be provided later.

You can now sign-up for our Away Football Bus Trip to Rutgers with Reynolds Travel.  Join us as we travel up to New York City to see Ohio State take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, November 4, 2023.  Our package is a Three Night Motorcoach Package Thursday, November 2-Sunday, November 5, 2023. Our accommodations is at the Sheraton Tribeca Hotel in Lower Manhattan with Breakfast Included.  On Friday, November 4 we will tour Lower Manhattan and such great neighborhoods as Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown and take a tour of Wall Street. We certainly hope you can join us for a fun extended weekend in New York City. The bus will leave from the west side of Columbus with convenient and safe parking.

We have requested Group Home Football Tickets to the Oct 21 Penn State Game.  Watch for ticket ordering information later this month.

Kevin Strait has coordinated an OSU Campus Tour on August 11 at the new Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. More details to follow.

Monica & Marla Marsh along with Buckeye Marv and Karen Stotz will chair our Annual Summer Scholarship Recognition Picnic at Warren County Armco Park Shelter 9 on July 16. The club will provide the meat and drinks (beer included) and everyone will be invited to bring a covered dish to pass. Join us for a casual day of Buckeye fellowship on Sunday, July 16 starting at 4 with dinner at 5 p.m. This event is rain or shine. Watch for the link to sign up and let us know if you will be bringing an appetizer, side dish or dessert.

If you would like to volunteer, suggest a new activity or a new meeting place, then reach out to me at  

I want to take this time to recognize our VP, Dave Beeman. Dave has been the workhorse in coordinating all our volunteers and keeping everyone on track to complete our club’s mission. He has worked tirelessly with them as well as our OSU liaison.

Additionally, I would like to say that we have formed a tremendous team of veteran & new volunteers that would rival any club.

Blessed to know you all and looking forward to seeing what 2023-24 will bring to our club.

Next Monthly meeting will be Sept 13 at Bourbon Kitchen, Middletown 6 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

Jun 22 10:00am

Cincinnati Art Museum Tour

Join your fellow Buckeye Alumni for a one hour guided tour of the Cincinnati Museum American Art Collection. We will reserve tables in the café for…