‘Tis the Season! The annual Ohio Schools Toys for Tots Happy Hour will be on Thursday, November 29 from 6pm - 9pm at Public Bar in DuPont Circle. Join the local alumni chapters of Ohio, Ohio State, Miami of Ohio, and Cincinnati for an evening of social networking, school spirit, and holiday cheer. Donate one new, unwrapped toy and receive a free raffle ticket to our 50/50 drawing. All donations and proceeds will benefit the Marines Toys for Tots organization. We hope to see you there!
Join your fellow DC chapter members at Buffalo Billiards on Thursday, 10/25 at 6:30pm for Ohio Football and a special fundraising event. The alumni chapters of Pittsburgh, New York, and Washington DC have accepted the challenge to benefit a local charity and the Nations Capital Chapter has selected My Sisters Place in DC.
My Sisters Place (MSP) is a non-profit organization seeking to end domestic violence and empower survivors to live healthy, independent lives free from violence and abuse. Serving Washington DC for over 40 years, MSP provides shelter, supplies, and services for victims of domestic violence.
This event starts at 6:30pm and we request that you bring one of the items listed below to donate to My Sisters Place. All items donated will go directly to the residents in the shelter:
Gift cards to grocery stores
Women’s feminine products (tampons/pads)
Towels, Washcloths (must be NEW)
Blankets (must be NEW)
We will also be holding a raffle during the Ohio vs. Ball State football game, which starts at 7pm, so get there early to reserve your seat. All proceeds raised during this event will benefit MSP. We look forward to seeing you there. Go Bobcats!
Can’t make it to the event? Please make a monetary donation on their website: www.mysistersplacedc.org
Come join us for a watch party with the UC DC Chapter on Saturday, September 22, to watch the Bobcats v. Bearcats game! Our chapter and the UC DC Alumni Network are co-hosting the event at Ventnor Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan starting at 11:30 am. RSVP and learn more here!
Here's a unique opportunity to see a different perspective of one of Washington's truly breath-taking locations, the National Cathedral.
We'll be taking a special excursion, called the Gargoyle Tour. This event takes places on Saturday, August 25th. It is a one-hour tour, beginning at 2:00pm. Afterwards, for those who are interested, we will be meeting up at Cactus Cantina, which is a few blocks away.
Tickets for this event will be sold for $15 each. Any questions about this event, please contact John Moore at email@example.com.
For tickets, go to http://engage.ohio.edu/site/Calendar?id=103207&view=Detail
Come join us for our annual Washington Nationals game! The Cincinnati Reds will be in town and we have a section of upper deck tickets for the Sunday, August 5th game. The first pitch is at 1:35pm, but we'll be meeting up around noon at Bardo, across the street from the home plate entrance to the stadium.
Tickets will be available for just $10, so get yours now! We'll have a raffle for some OHIO stuff and it is a great opportunity to bring family and meet new Bobcat alumni! Hope to see you there!
For tickets, go to http://engage.ohio.edu/site/Calendar?id=103205&view=Detail
Come help us support this new brewery in our area, owned by two OHIO alumni. For $20, you will get to taste four of their original beers, one full pour of the beer of your choice, keep the glass with the Rocket Frog logo and get a guided tour of the brewery with the owner.
Doors open at 11:00am just for this event and at noon they will open to the public.
There will also be a food truck and we will have raffles, so please bring cash.
Register for this event at http://engage.ohio.edu/site/Calendar?id=103124&view=Detail
All members of OUr Chapter are invited to the Board Meeting, where we will discuss recent events, upcoming planned events, and most importantly, hold elections for the positions of Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These important positions will need to be filled to help continue to progress of OUr Chapter as we head on through the next two-year term.
We are also still accepting nominations for these positions. If you are interested in one of these positions but have not notified the current Board, please attend this meeting and let us know before elections begin.
We will begin to gather at 6:30pm, with food and drink made available, and official meeting events beginning at 7:00pm.
If you are planning to attend this important Chapter Board Meeting, please register at http://engage.ohio.edu/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=103082 so that we have a head count for how many people are attending. Thank you so much!
Come out and have a good time as we raise money for our Chapter scholarship that supports a DC area student attending Ohio University.
The winning golf team may qualify to go to the legendary Pinehurst Resort (No. 2 & 4) to compete in the ACURA College Alumni Team Championship.
South Riding Golf Club
43237 Golf View Dr,
Chantilly, VA 20152
Times: 11:30am free driving range/Check-in opens
12:30pm putting contest
1:00pm shotgun start
6:00pm (approx.) post-tournament dinner & awards
Cost: $110 per player
$30 per non player
*For Players - Package includes: round of golf, cart, driving range, 2 drink tickets, 4 tourney contests, dinner after the tournament, one future free round per player at South Riding & Pleasant Valley Golf Courses, and a goody bag.
*You can sign up as part of a group, or as an individual (and we will pair you up)
*For Non Players - Package will include dinner, and a goody bag. If you don't play golf but want to attend.
1. Pay online at: http://engage.ohio.edu/site/Calendar?id=102701&view=Detail
2. Mail a check made out to "Ohio University Foundation" with “Nation’s Capital Chapter” on the memo line, to the address below:
Ohio Golf Scramble 2018
c/o Robert Walter
5406 Hampton Forest Way
Fairfax, VA 22030
* Make sure to include the Name, Status (player/non-player), email address, Alum Status (School) for each person that you are paying for.
Tournament Details: 4 person Best Ball Scramble format
Prizes awarded on selected holes for:
Closest to the Pin (par 3)
Closest to the Pin from the Fairway (par 4)
Special Tournament Contests/Extras:
Pre-Tournament Long-Putting Challenge*
Hole in One Challenges*
Raffle Prize Drawings*
*additional fees to enter
Sponsors - We are looking for individuals or businesses as sponsors for holes/prizes for the tournament. If you are interested, contact Robert Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sponsors will receive signage at a tee box on the course and mentions in the event program/emails/event page.
A message from the Cleveland Foundation:
The Cleveland Foundation invites you and fellow Ohio University alumni living in D.C. to a special luncheon we’re hosting on May 9 in partnership with the Cleveland Club of Washington D.C. We thought you might be interested to get an insider perspective from Cleveland Foundation President & CEO Ronn Richard about the exciting projects and developments contributing to Cleveland’s burgeoning renaissance. If you know Bobcats living in D.C. who hail from Northeast Ohio or who have an interest in the philanthropic sector, please extend the invitation!
For more than a century, the Cleveland Foundation has catalyzed change through philanthropic investments and community leadership across Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. Last year, the Foundation granted more than $101 million in support of neighborhood revitalization, education, reform, health and human services, arts & culture, advanced energy, and workforce/economic development, with much of this investment occurring in the core city of Cleveland. Ronn will share the latest developments in Cleveland's ongoing renaissance, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing opportunities and challenges in rebuilding the Cleveland area one neighborhood at a time. Luncheon attendees will have a chance to ask Ronn questions after his presentation.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D. C., Ronn Richard spent the early part of his career as a Foreign Service Officer, serving in Japan and then as a desk officer for North Korean, Greek, and Turkish affairs at the State Department. He served as the president of several divisions at Panasonic, then transitioned into the managing director and COO role at In-Q-Tel, the CIA's venture capital fund helping to place new technologies at the service of the nation's intelligence community. He has been leading the Cleveland Foundation since 2003. Ronn was recently named #1 for the Cleveland Magazine Community Leader Power 100 list and was featured in a story by Politico for his work engaging local residents to University Circle institutions.
Here are some key details about the luncheon and how you can register:
Cleveland’s Renaissance: Opportunities for Continued Growth in Our Community featuring Cleveland Foundation President & CEO Ronn Richard
· When: Beginning at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9
The Cleveland Club of Washington D.C.
Attn: Brooke Stoddard
How to Register: Please register via the Cleveland Club of Washington D.C.’s website here. *RSVPs and payment must be received by May 4.
Hey Bobcats, come on out and join your fellow alums at Arena Stage for a theatrical production of the play Two Trains Running. You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to see a fellow Ohio alum, David Emerson Toney, who is part of the cast! Tickets are discounted , so it will be well worth the price!
For any questions, please contact John Moore at email@example.com.
Tickets can be purchased for $25 each at the following link:
Is there a park in your neighborhood that you can spend a half/hour picking up trash? Join fellow Bobcats in cleaning up your neighborhood this Earth Day.
We are organizing a remote Earth Day initiative: take a pre- and post-clean up picture, post to social media (Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook) and use the hashtag #BobcatsGoGreen18
OHIO will send us t-shirts to wear for volunteering, so let us know if you plan to join!
Members of the Undergraduate Admissions Office will be on hand to meet with admitted and prospective students from our area to discuss things like tuition, housing, meal plans, etc. as they prepare to enroll at Ohio University.
Please come join us to welcome them into the Bobcat family and share your thoughts about your own experiences in Athens that will help these students with choices about academics, social groups, or anything that you think might be of interest to them. There will be snacks and drinks available.
The OU Sports Administration program is organizing a Remote Race during the month of April.
Cost is $15 to register: $5 goes to OHIO, $10 goes to a charity of choice. For members of the Nation's Capital Chapter, we would like to donate to the Community Food Initiatives Charity in Athens.
When you go to the link to register, under the What's Your Reason drop down menu, we ask that all Chapter participants please select this charity. You can also designate through the form that they are affiliated with our Chapter. For more on this charity, visit this link.
Follow this link to register and choose "Ohio Alumni Association Remote Race presented by OU-HCOM".
The goal to get 200 Bobcats across the country to participate!
Join us at our next board meeting in March to learn more about how to get involved in your local alumni chapter.
Remember, this summer, we will be electing the Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary for the executive board (Lauren Vollberg will be the incoming President). We need people who want to be active members of the Board and want to carry on the Chapter through the next two years and beyond.
For more information on the positions and responsibilities, check out the Board Election Update on our website: https://www.ohiou.org/board-meeting-minutes/2018/1/21/board-elections-2018-update
Join us to hear Ohio University Dean of Students, Jenny Hall-Jones, speak about issues regarding sexual harassment in today's society. This should be an enlightening discussion for everyone on a matter that is a problem that needs to be taken care of now and how we proceed in the future.
We will be having some food and drinks available at this event and we are asking for a $10 admission charge to help us cover the costs of the space and refreshments.
Deadline to register is Thursday, February 15 by close of business.
You can register for this event at the following link: http://engage.ohio.edu/site/Calendar?id=102730&view=Detail
Join us for our annual basketball game watch and sock drive. Bring some new, unused socks that we can donate to a local shelter to help others stay warm this winter. We'll also be gathering to watch the Ohio men's basketball team host the Buffalo Bulls from the Convo. We will be gathering at Crystal City Sports Pub, so bring some socks and bring your Ohio spirit!
The Nation's Capital Chapter of the Ohio Alumni Association is joining the Capital Alumni Network (CAN) for the annual Wreaths Across America event. Please join your fellow Bobcats for this important event!
CAN welcomes all chapters, friends, and family to join our team in the 2016 Wreaths Across America ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Join your fellow Bobcat alumni as we take over the Xfinity Center, where the men's basketball team takes on the University of Maryland.
Register here. Your $15 registration fee includes a ticket to the game and a $15 credit for concessions at the Xfinity Center.
If you have any questions, please contact John Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join your fellow Bobcat alums, as well as alums from other Ohio schools, as we collect toys for needy area children. The bar will be getting a keg from either Bells or Great Lakes and will give each person one free beer for bringing in two new toys. We will also have a silent auction or raffle for other great items. So please come out, bring some toys and make this holiday season a little brighter for some kids.