Naples Buckeyes

The Official Site of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples membership is open to any friend, fan, supporter and alumni of The Ohio State University.  The mission of the Club is to promote The Ohio State University among Buckeye alumni and friends in the Greater Naples, FL area by providing opportunities for social activities and networking with other Buckeyes, assisting with student recruitment, awarding honor students in the Greater Naples Area with scholarships to OSU and supporting Buckeye events in the area.

Note to Club Members
If you have questions or comments please contact Club President, Dr. Bruce Mousa at 239-593-9196 or .  If you are not receiving any of our emails and would like to do so, please e-mail us at

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Naples Buckeyes' Winter and Spring Schedule
The winter and spring activity schedule for the Naples Buckeyes is planned and ready to go.  Check out the event dates below and the event details on the Events Page. 

2015 Buckeyes in Paradise
Get Registered for the Gala

Click Here for an Exciting Gala Message
The 2015 Buckeyes in Paradise Gala featuring Chris Spielman as Honorary Chair and Shelley Meyer as Special Guest is March 21, 2015 at the Hilton Naples.  Registration is now open for this signature Club event.  For more details and registration, Click Here.

Volunteers Needed
Interested in volunteering some of your time and talents to help your Naples Buckeyes Club?  Contact Ron or Mary Lou Brenner, our new volunteer coordinators.  A Volunteer Application Form is available by Clicking Here.  Ron and Mary Lou are at 5990 Pinnacle Lane #2603, Naples, FL 34110 or or 239-513-0904.

If you are a new or renewal member and you are not getting our Nutshell E-mail Extra's, please contact us.  Some of these messages have been returned due to the recipient spam settings.  If you are not getting messages, make sure your browser does not spam the messages.  

New Information & Activities for
Naples Buckeyes

Prepare for a spirited winter and spring season for all Naples Buckeyes!  Dates are set and plans are being made for a schedule of events.  Click on the highlighted portion of the activity to find more details.

Social Events

Buckeyes in Paradise Gala - Saturday, March 21 at the Hilton Naples with Chris Spielman as Honorary Chair.

Naples Buckeyes Golf Tournament - Monday, May 4 at the Country Club of Naples, including dinner which is combined with the Spring Buckeye Dinner.  Registration is available at    Register your four-some today.

Spring Fling - Monday, May 4 at the Country Club of Naples.  In lieu of the Spring Fling this year the event is combined with the Golf Tournament which is the Spring Buckeye Dinner.  This Buckeye casual affair includes a reception, buffet dinner, silent auction, golf tournament awards and a brief Annual Meeting.  Contact Sara Ann Mousa at 239-593-9196 or for further information.

Happy Hours

Thursday, April 16 - Happy Hour

April's Happy Hour is at the new and exciting Real Seafood Company restaurant.  Join us for an elegant, yet fun-filled HH and then enjoy dinner at Real Seafood or a venue of your choice.  The time is 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.  Please RSVP to Sandy Ritchie at 239-287-4936 or     

Meet and Greet Buck-I-Serv Students
Mondays, March 16 and May 11

Join Naples Buckeyes members that welcome students volunteering in Immokalee during their winter, spring and summer break.  All these events are hosted Stevie Tomato's Sports Page in Pebblebrooke Shopping Center.  Please RSVP to Sandy Ritchie at or 239-594-0868.

Go to links in this website for more details on these events or our monthly Happy Hours. 
Join your Naples Buckeyes friends and "Affirm your Friendship to O - H - I - O".

OSUAA Information

The Ohio State University Alumni Association has initiated a new membership model.  As of July 1, 2012, all persons who graduated and who will graduate from OSU are OSUAA members. 

Persons who are Life Members prior to July 1, 2012 continue in that capacity with all OSUAA benefits.  Alumni who were annual members now can become Sustaining Members of the OSUAA with a $75.00 annual donation to the OSU fund of your choice.  This means that a $75.00 donation to the Naples Buckeyes Scholarship Endowment account (#600136) qualifies for OSUAA Sustaining Membership.  Donations can be made directly with OSU at the I-Give site by Clicking Here.   

More information about OSUAA activities can be found at the
Ohio State University Alumni Association web site.

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Pictures of the recent Galas, Buck-I-Serv Happy Hours, and Spring Fling and are in our Facebook photo album.  Click on Naples Buckeyes
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New Scholarship Partner
Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea

Greg Ubert, a lifelong resident of Worthington OH and OSU fan, established the Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea company.  Crimson Cup offers small batch and organic coffees and teas.  Greg became aware of the Naples Buckeyes efforts in providing scholarships to local area students to attend OSU and he wants to share in the support for our kids.  Greg says, "The Naples Buckeyes are unique in their efforts to maintain strong bonds to OSU, especially in the area of providing scholarships for Greater Naples Area students.  I decided to share in the support for those students."

Crimson Cup is offering three (3) signature blends of coffee to Naples Buckeyes and will donate $1.00 per bag purchased to the Naples Buckeyes Scholarship Fund.  The products are on the Crimson Cup web site (, click on Online Store, then Coffee, then Naples Buckeyes Coffee Club) or the Naples Buckeyes Coffee Club page can be accessed directly by Clicking Here.  The three coffee products are the Buckeye Blend, Buckeye Decaf and Buckeye Bold.  Use this online ordering link and assistance for our local kids starts immediately.  Shipping is a flat rate of $7.50 per order so load up on great coffee to support a great cause.  Go to the site and select your choice and Crimson Cup will provide the donation for Naples Buckeye scholars. 

Naples Buckeyes Happy Hours

Naples Buckeyes' Happy Hours are held most months the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Happy Hours have been a nice Naples Buckeyes gathering during these exciting months and the Buckeye spirit is evident. 

Messages from Archie

Archie Griffin, Ohio State University Alumni Association CEO and OSU VP of Alumni Relations, periodically sends messages via local clubs to communicate with all OSUAA and local club members.  Read Archie's messages here.

June, 2011
February, 2011
October, 2011

 "Naples Dollars for Buckeye Scholars" Partners

Thanks to our corporate partners for their assistance in helping support our student scholarships.  For more information about scholarships, the scholarship campaign or to donate to scholarships Click Here.

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