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                      The Official Newsletter of the OSU Alumni Club of Washington, DC
                                               Les Palkuti, Editor
Vol. 03, No 5           Serving the District, Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland        October 2003
                                       Web Site: http://www.osudc.org/

             President
           Lori Robishaw, ’81                                 HOLIDAY PARTY
              703-317-0588
        lrobishaw@artsusa.org          Capitol Hill Club on Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
          Vice-President
          Mike Meneer, ’97                                                                 Don't miss this
            301-920-0559                                                                  fabulous event!
     michaelmeneer@hotmail.com
             Secretary                                                                    Please join us for
         Leandra Kennedy, ‘99                                                             OSUDC club's
            301-890-8160
         ldkenn@yahoo.com                                                                 Annual Holiday
             Treasurer                                                                    Party, a fun-filled
           Kim Badenhop                                                                   night that will
            703-370-1524
      kimbadenhop@earthlink.net                                                           prove to be full of
          Past President                                                                  camaraderie and
         Harlene Palkuti, ‘59                                                             Buckeye holiday
            703-360-9321
        harlenep@netzero.net                                                              spirit!
       Executive Board                                                                     This year's event
            Ken Balog, 87                                                                 will once again be
         kbalog@adelphia.net                                                              held at the
              Geoff Basye             The entertainment at last year’s Holiday Party      beautiful and
    Geoffrey.basye@mail.house.gov                  at the Capital Hill Club
          Wendy Butler, ‘95                                                               prestigious
   wendy.butler@starwoodhotels.com   Capitol Hill Club on Friday, December 12, 2003, from 6:30 to 9:30
          Saundrea Cika, ‘91         PM.
           stcika@aol.com
          Laura Cosgrove, 97
                                      As in past years, the festivities will include an OPEN BAR with
       lrcosgrove@yahoo.com          Mixed Drinks, Wine, Beer, and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a
           Steve English, ’96        buffet including a Turkey carving station, an imported and domestic
      English1_1998@yahoo.com
                                     cheese display, heavy hot hors d’oeuvres, and Christmas cookies.
       Kirsten Freeman Fox, 98
         kfox@union.umd.edu          Cost is $45 per person, a great value that includes all taxes and
             Bill Fox, 00            gratuities.
        waf4@georgetown.edu           In addition to kicking off the holiday season together, we will also
             John Hilbert ’93
     jhilbert@khaconsultants.com     be collecting unwrapped toys for underprivileged children, and of
           Anne Oller, 70            course, we'll have a raffle for Buckeye related prizes. Hope to see
         annieoller@aol.com          you there!
         Hongor Oulanoff, ‘87
      oulanoff_hongor@bah.com
         Les Palkuti, '71 PhD
                                     RESERVATIONS: Send your check made payable to “OSU Alumni
         les.palkuti@dtra.mil        Club of Washington DC” to Wendy Butler at 5223 Leeward Lane,
          Sarah Sampsel, 00          Alexandria, VA 22315. The deadline for reservations is Monday,
          ssampsel@cox.net
                                     December 8th. Questions? Please call 703-922-9662.
          Karyn Schneider, 00
      Schneider_85@hotmail.com
         Jack Schreibman, 97         LOCATION/PARKING: The Club is located at 300 First Street SE,
     jackschreibman@yahoo.com
                                     just one block from the US Capitol, directly across the street from the
                                     Capitol South METRO station (orange and blue lines). Parking is
                                     plentiful across First Street from the Club in the Congressional
                                     Parking Lot, which opens to the public at 6:00 pm.
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                                    PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

  I’m happy to report that OSUDC won yet another Gold Star Outstanding Alumni Club at the annual
Alumni Club Leaders Conference held in Columbus at the end of September. The Gold Star
designation is only given to up to 10 of the most outstanding clubs nationwide; this year we were
one of eight. We were acknowledged for our work in student recruitment, community service, and
Buckeye camaraderie at fellowship and networking events like our gamewatches that help raise
funds for scholarships and support the student fellows at The John Glenn Institute in Washington.
Also former Club president Bill Halsey and his wife, former board member Janet Halsey, received
the Best Buckeye Award for their past contributions to the Club. Thanks to all of you who help make
Ohio State stronger through your support of our Club activities.
  While we gather on a number of occasions throughout the year, I urge you to join us for one of our
two big events--the annual Holiday Party at the beautiful Capitol Hill Club. It’s a very festive evening
and a fun time is virtually guaranteed! Also, our football team is still in the thick of the Big 10 race
so I hope you will come on out to our gamewatches to cheer the team on. By throwing in a few
bucks for the weekly raffle, you support our scholarship fund and give yourself a chance to win
some excellent Buckeye prizes (and who among us can say they really have enough Ohio State
stuff!). This is also the time of year when we collect donations to the Club’s local charity, St. Ann’s
Infant and Maternity Home, which is staffed by one of our OSU alums. Please bring your items to
the game watches and Holiday Party, and we will make sure that they are delivered to the young
families in need of them.
  Finally, thanks to those of you who responded to our e-mail survey about technology. As the Club
looks to using new technology to make our communication with you quicker and more efficient,
while saving money on printing and mailing costs, we will be implementing some positive changes
throughout the year. While we will still be sending the Bits in its usual format to OSUDC members,
we will also make the BITS available electronically as a Website link and continue our e-mail
notices of upcoming events. And we hope to soon be able to allow you to make contact info
changes on the website, as well as RSVP and pay for events via a secure server. There is more
coming, and I urge your patience and good will as we move forward and make the Club more
responsive to your needs.

Go Bucks!
Lori

            OSUDC CALENDAR OF EVENTS

November 1: Penn State Gamewatch - Willie and Reed’s
November 8: Michigan State Gamewatch - Willie and Reed’s
November 15: Purdue Gamewatch - Willie and Reed’s
November 22: Michigan Game - 12:30PM - Willie and Reed’s
December 12: Holiday Party – 6:30PM Capital Hill Club
February 1 Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Game,
MCI Center –12:00PM
February 21 Ski Trip Liberty Mountain Resort
March WETA telethon, date TBD
April Glenn Institute Brunch Sunday - date TBD                       Bill and Janet Halsey
                                                                     received the Best Buckeye
                                                                     Award
Buckeye Bits                           October 2003                                       Page 3


OSU ALUMNI TO GIVE                  OSUDC - VA                      action at Willie and Reed’s
                                                                    in Bethesda, Maryland.
     BACK TO                    ADOPT – A - HIGHWAY
   COMMUNITY!
                                OSU DC
  OSUDC is working with St.     members are
Ann’s Infant and Maternity      very civic
Home in Hyattsville,            minded and
Maryland to provide             have also
necessary items to children     adopted the
ages newborn to 12 years        following road -
old. Through their              Lee Chapel
Children’s Residential,         Highway
Teen Mother-Baby,               (Springfield near
Community Day Care, and         Old Keene Mill
Faith House Programs, St.       Road and Ox
Ann’s provides residential      Road.) COME          OSUDC officers with both the OSU and
care and services to abused     CLEAN WITH           Alumni Assoc Presidents at the 2003
                                US!! We only         annual Alumni Club Leaders Conference:
and neglected children as                            L to R, Hongor Oulanoff, OSU President
well as to single pregnant      have one             Karen Holbrook, Harlene Palkuti, Dan
and parenting adolescents       remaining date       Heinlen, Kim Badenhop, Janet and Bill
in crisis. In addition, St.     for the year –       Halsey, and Lori Robishaw. Harlene is
Ann’s provides quality day      Saturday             holding Outstanding Alumni Club – Gold
care to the children of         November 15th        Star.
working families.               and we could
  Each year, St. Ann’s Infant   use your help!                      Nearby parking is free and
and Maternity Home                We will meet at the               the restaurant is also Metro
provides help, love, and        McDonald's at the                   accessible.
support to over 450 women       intersection of Lee Chapel            On your way in, don’t forget
and children. OSU Alumni        and Old Keene Mill at 9:00          to stop at our Welcome
Club of DC has adopted St.      am - VDOT provides all the          Table and purchase raffle
Ann’s for the year! Help        basic materials – vests and         tickets for a chance to win
make a difference in these      trash bags, so all we need          great Buckeye merchandise,
kid’s lives. Bring in an item   to provide are the                  a National Championship
to Gamewatch through the        volunteers! Volunteers must         bottle cover (hurry, supplies
end of the season. Their        be 18+ years of age. Hope           are limited), and our Alumni
most pressing needs are for     to see you there! Contact:          Club/Willie & Reed’s
their children ages 8-12.       Phil Gbur, 703-799-3403.            Gamewatch t-shirt. All of the
St. Ann’s is in need of the                                         money raised benefits our
following items: baby items,    OSU GAMEWATACH IS                   scholarship fund.
personal/hygiene items,              AT WILLIE AND
new and gently used                                                  BASKETBALL GAME
                                        REED’S
clothing items, bike                                                 February 1, 2004 12:00PM
helmets, elbow & knee
pads, batteries, disposable       With the Buckeyes still in
                                the hunt for a repeat as             We plan to organize a
cameras, flashlights, craft
                                National Champs and some            group outing to attend the
items, gift cards, etc.
                                big games head, be sure to          Washington Wizards vs
                                join us for all of the exciting     Cleveland Cavaliers at the
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MCI center. THIS IS A HOT       sell or trade OSU football       Roosevelt HS in Greenbelt,
GAME AND WILL SELL OUT.         tickets.                         and Prince George's County
Please contact Bill Fox by e-     If you have or need tickets,   Community College. At
mail-waf4@georgetown.edu        please e-mail Steve English      each of these college fairs
with your interest to           english1_1998@yahoo.com          the Club's alumni recruiters
participate in this great       who will then put you in         speak with from 300 to 500
basketball game. Ticket         contact with the appropriate     students who express
options will be listed on the   person.                          interest in a wide area of
web site.                                                        studies from architecture, to
                                GET READY FOR THIS               civil engineering, sports
    OSUDC SKI TRIP                                               medicine, music and
                                 YEAR’S COLLEGE                  agriculture.
     February 21, 2004                FAIRS                        The Alumni Club will
                                                                 participate in an additional
  Save the above date!          Would you like to participate    six to ten college fairs in the
OSUDC will again host a ski     in OSUDC’s student               spring recruiting season. If
trip. Further details will be   recruitment program?             you are interested in
coming via email and in our     Washington area Ohio State       volunteering as an alumni
next Buckeye Bits, but we       alumni recruiters answer         recruiter please contact
are once again planning our     questions about Ohio State       Hongor J. Oulanoff on (703)
ski trip to Liberty Mountain    to prospective students and      892-5531. You will enjoy
Resort. Last year all those     in addition, provide             representing the University
who participated had a          information about                in the Washington area and
wonderful time! This year,      admission and financial aid      talking to students about
we will have the benefit of     requirements and                 Ohio State.
our own personal ski            deadlines.
instructor to make our day at     The club usually staffs
Liberty Mountain that much                                       OSU VANITY LICENSE
                                about eight college fairs
more enjoyable.                 during the fall recruiting            PLATES
                                season. Some of these
      THE TICKET                fairs include Potomac Falls        Hurrah! There are now
                                HS, Archbishop Spaulding         custom Ohio State license
     CONNECTION
                                HS in Severn, Fair Oaks Mall     plates available in BOTH
                                in Fairfax, Hayfield HS in       Maryland AND Virginia!
  Our club is continuing our                                        For Virginia plates: order
                                Alexandria, Oxen Hill Library,
“ticket exchange” program                                        at any DMV customer
                                Bowie HS, Eleanor
The program will involve                                         location or on-line at
putting people in touch with                                     www.dmv.state.va.us. Go to
each other who wish to buy,                                      the special college plate
                                                                 section. Plates will be
                                                                 mailed within 2-4 weeks.
                                                                   For Maryland plates:
                                                                 contact Bill Halsey at (301)
                                                                 549-1363. There is a one-
                                                          S      time $45 per set fee. All
                                tudents, parents and             profits for MD plates go to
                                OSUDC alumni enjoyed             our scholarship fund, which
                                the Student Sendoff              has netted over $2000 for
 Ken Balog chatting with        Picnic at the Balogs             the scholarship fund.
 students at the Student
 Sendoff Picnic
Buckeye Bits                              October 2003                                     Page 5

               MAKE A LOCAL OSU CONNECTION - SUPPORT OSUDC

 Please lend your support to your local Buckeye alumni club - OSUDC! All OSU alumni in the
Washington, D.C. area are invited to join our club. The dues are just $15 per member or family per
year (June 1, 2003 through May 31, 2004). Our newsletter “Buckeye Bits” will keep you informed of
upcoming events.

Check the mailing label on this BITS for an asterisk (*) by your name - this means you have NOT
yet paid your dues for 2003 - 2004.

OSUDC Dues: $15.00 per individual or family for June 1, 2002 - May 31, 2003

Send completed membership form and make check payable to: OSU Alumni Club of
Washington, D.C. Mail Check & Form to:

                                   LEANDRA KENNEDY
                                     P.O. BOX 76940
                                WASHINGTON, DC 20013-6940


                                OSUDC MEMBERSHIP FORM
                   Please complete the information on this form even if you
                                        think we have it.

________________________________                      ______________________________
Name                                           Name (Spouse)
________________________________                    _______________________________
Year(s) of Graduation and Degree(s)           Year(s) of Graduation and Degree(s)
________________________________
Street Address
________________________________                     _______________________________
City, State, Zip                              Event Suggestions
_____________ _____________                   _______________________________
Home Phone               Work Phone                  Volunteer Interests
_______________________________                      ________________________________
E-mail                                        Interest in becoming Board Member

                         SPEARMAN SCHOLARSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS
 You can make your own donations to our local scholarship fund by mailing your checks to:
                                 Gift Processing Department
                                 Fawcett Center for Tomorrow
                                   The Ohio State University
                                  2400 Olentangy River Road
                                 Columbus, OH 43210-1027
Make checks payable to: Alumni Club of Washington, DC/Spearman Scholarship Fund #524-938
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    Inside This Issue:
    Holiday Party
    OSUDC Named Gold Star Club
    Fall Student Recruitment Season                  Return Services Requested

				
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