Fall 2017 Newsletter

                    

  • Game Watch Attendees who participate in the Game Grid 50/50 at every Game Watch will have an opportunity to vote for a Charity of their choice. The Winning Charity will be announced at the Xichigan Game Watch and will receive the 25% of Game Grid money collected at all of the 2017 Game Watches. Some local charities already mentioned are: Gilda's Club, Ronald McDonald House, DeVos Children's Hospital.  Last year, Feeding America West Michigan received a $500 Contribution from the Game Grid and our Club.
  • Board Member Announcements                                                                                                              
  •  A Belated Announcement and Welcome to our Board of Directors' new Vice President, Sonny Gordon and New Member, Shayla Willis.  We are thrilled to have our Favorite #7 as our new Vice President and are happy to have a recent 2012 OSU Graduate, Shayla, join the Board.  Please meet ALL your Board Members at the following link: http://www.wmibucks.com/board-of-directors
  • We Need YOU!                                                                                                                                              
  • As announced at The Golf Outing, this fiscal year of July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018, sadly will be my last year as President of our WONDERFUL local OSU Alumni Club of West Michigan.  More about that at a future date, but for now, I, and the current Board continue to INVITE and WELCOME all and any West Michigan Buckeyes to consider joining the Board and ensuring that we continue to be an Outstanding Scarlet OSU Alumni Club.  You can get a glimpse into our Membership Criteria here: http://www.wmibucks.com/constitution-and-board-meeting-minutes/attachments/OSU_West_Michigan_Constitution.pdf
  • Invitation to Next Board Meeting:                                                                                                         
  • Anyone who might be interested and wants to "check us out", you are welcome to attend our next Board Meeting, on Monday, September 18 at 6:30 pm.  Email Donna for details.
  • ArtPrize Nine:                                                                                                                                          
  • October 8 from 2:00- 4:00 pm at GRAM, followed by an ArtPath Walk, capped with a drink and bite to eat in downtown Grand Rapids.   Contact Kristy to sign up: kristykieda@gmail.com
  • Annual Beat Xichigan Bash in November.                                                                                              
  • We are ALWAYS looking for ideas for a speaker and /or activity for our Annual Beat Xichigan Bash held in November.  With the Rivalry game being the week of Thanksgiving, logistics make it difficult to hold this the week of THE Game.  We are open to dates of Nov. 6-9, Nov 12-17 or Nov 19-21.  If you have ANY connections and /or leads to connect us with someone or something - PLEASE email ANY of the following Board Members:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Sonny  spgordon7@yahoo.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  •  Lisa      lababer444@aol.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  • Barry    bwatersb4@aol.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  •  Karen   kss1774@comcast.net    

 

  • BYE Weekend on October 21                                                                                                     
  • No Football?  - Great Opportunity for a Community Service Project and /or any possible group activities.  This is where we need you / your thoughts on something the Club Members would enjoy.  There are opportunities, with prior approval that a Board Member can submit, for up to $250 of reimbursement from OSUAA.   
  • College Fairs
  • Our Club will represent OSU at 3 College Fairs this fall                                                           
  • October 5 at Hope College from 6:00 - 8:00 pm                                                                                 
  • October 24 at Aquinas College from 6:00 - 7:30 pm                                                                                     
  • In Fremont, MI - Date TBD                                                                                                                   
  • Contact Shayla for more information:shaylawillis4@gmail.com                                                    
  • 2018 Scholarship Applications for local High School Seniors is on our Website at:
  • http://www.wmibucks.com/scholarship-application-and-information-for-local-high-school-students                    
  • Contact Carolyn for more information: chummel@comcast.net