The Ohio State University Alumni Club of the Sacramento Valley, in California, was formed on September 10, 1982. We are dedicated to advancing the interests of The Ohio State University and The Ohio State University Alumni Association (OSUAA), establishing closer fellowship among alumni, friends, family, and fans of Ohio State, and fostering student recruitment by awarding scholarships to highly qualified
local area California students who attend the OSU. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to our Scholarship Fund, click here.
Sacramento Valley Buckeyes are #1. As a chartered club of OSUAA, we are home to over 1,100 OSU alumni as well as many other fans in California's Sacramento Valley region. Together we form a community from all walks of life and from different cultures who share a common love of all things OSU from serious to fun (including over 1,400 Ohio State vs Michigan jokes and other funny stuff). We have a board of officers who take an active approach to club activities. You can meet nearly every one of them at every club function.
We know what TBDBITL means and eagerly look forward to Buckeye football, parties, local River Cat baseball, Buckeye football, other Northern California OSU sports games and events, parties, local Mountain Lion football, local Sacramento Kings basketball, banquets, local Sacramento Sirens football, mixers, Buckeye football, silent auctions, and, of course, Buckeye football! If you are interested in our Club football ticket policy, click here.
There is always room for more supporters and we would love to have you join the club. Dues are currently $25 per year. All Buckeye fans are welcome! Dues help support our Scholarship Fund. You also get to meet with fellow buckeyes, especially to watch us beat Michigan . . . Priceless!. To join our club or renew a membership, please click here.
We also encourage Ohio State graduates to join OSUAA, our national parent organization. There are many benefits of OSUAA membership for you, the OSU, and our club. Please join to help make OSUAA the biggest and the best collegiate alumni club in the nation!
The club meets every week during football season at (the club is currently looking for another permanent game watch location) in Sacramento. There you will usually find from two dozen to 200 or more rabid fans. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is served as appropriate. We also meet at other times during the year as we feel like it. We want to make sure that our fans are the best in the land whether they are in the stadium or at a club event. Please observe the Buckeye Sportsmanship Creed. Go Bucks!!
We hope to see you at our next scheduled event!
The club and its members have been recognized recently five times by our national organization, OSUAA, for their accomplishments. In 2013, Gary Penwell, Board Member and Web Master was awarded an All Star Award. In 2012 we were awarded the highest club award possible - a Gold Star Alumni Club. In 2011 and 2010 we received an Honorable Mention. In 2006 we were cited as an Outstanding Alumni Club, These achievements were due in large part to the dedication of our officers and the support of our membership and fans! In addition, our Board Vice President, Ramona Moenter, was named a 2012 alumni club recipient and our Board Member and Web Master, Gary Penwell, was named a 2013 alumni club All Star Award recipient. Way to go Ramona and Gary! There was never a doubt as far as we were concerned. The Club and its members have been recognized many times for their accomplishments - click here for more information.
In addition to our primary charitable activity of supporting a scholarship program for local students attending OSU, the Club and its members also support other local, California, and national charitable causes directly and indirectly by providing time, donations, and/or other support. These activities currently include:
PCCP (Plates Cafe and Catering Project) is an employment learning program for formerly homeless mothers with children that trains women for careers in the food service, catering, retail and hospitality industries. The Club contracts with them for some events.
Pelotonia supports The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute) - one of the nation’s premier cancer centers for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.
SPCA (Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) cares for more than 11,000 homeless animals locally each year. Club members participate in the annual Doggie Dash walk and fundraiser.
SFBFS (Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services) is a local, non-profit agency committed to serving individuals and families in need. The Club, in conjunction with Skybox Grill and Bar, collects food weekly during the regular football season for donation to the food bank.
STSSD (Sleep Train School Supply Drive for Foster Kids) provides needed supplies such as backpacks, pencils, paper, calculators and more to local foster children. The Club collects items for donation during the annual fall drive.
We no longer meet for game watches at the Skybox Grill and Bar. Watch for the new game watch location.
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We elected the following new members at the Holiday Party: Jay Beedy and Peggy Penwell, and bid farewell to Disa Banker and Sharlonlee Johnson. Thank you for all you've done for us! The new Board takes offices on January 1, 2014 and includes: Ramona Moenter, President; Jay Beedy, Vice President; Peggy Penwell, Secretary; Edward Adams, Jr., Treasurer; and Ralph Cornwell and Gary Penwell, Members at Large. Howard Canfield remains as Committee Chairman of Decorations and Cody Holliday will be Committee Chairman for Internet Social Media. If you would like to help as a volunteer, or as a Committee Chairperson or Member, PLEASE contact any Board Member because we always need your help!
Ohio State football fans voted BEST in the Big Ten Conference. Click here for the details.
The B1G will realign the divisions in 2014 with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers.
Congratulations to our club. In 2013, Gary Penwell, Board Member and Web Master was awarded an All Star Award. We were selected in 2012 by OSUAA, as a Gold Star Alumni Club - this is the HIGHEST Club Award given!!! In addition, our Board Vice President, Ramona Moenter, was named a 2012 alumni club All Star Award recipient. OUTSTANDING!
We have our NEW CLUB SHIRTS! Get your polo shirt at the next game watch or event. The shirts cost $30. Proceeds go to the club scholarship fund.
Buy your general merchandise from College Traditions and earn our club 15% of your entire order amount. Just mention code AL9563
We currently have over 180 internal pages on our club web site, as well as about 125 external links to everything else buckeye related. If you need to report a problem or a broken link, have a comment or suggestion about the website or club, or want to send or get copies of pictures, etc., please