Welcome to Central Ohio!
All alumni are welcome to join in the University of Kentucky alumni
We are always looking for new programming ideas and new leaders. If you have
an idea for a program you would like to initiate, let us know.
If you are new to the area, give me a call or e-mail me. I would be happy to
meet you and tell you about the community and our club.
If you are looking for a closer connection to the university, you can find it
here. Each year we hold a number of events. We would be more than happy to have
you join us for them.
If you are just visiting and there is an event planned, please join us.
Make the connection.
Contact Person: Brad deSilva
Photo Gallery (click to enlarge pictures)
2013 Central Ohio UK Alumni Club Student Send-off Picnic
2013 Central Ohio UK Alumni Club Derby Party
Central Ohio UK Alumni Club dinner event with UK Baseball Coach Gary Henderson
2012 Cats for a Cause - Light the Night Walk benefiting
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
2012 Send-off Event
2012 Derby Party
Cats for a Cause (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk).
Student Send-off Picnic
Dinner with Mitch
UK vs. Ohio State
Game Watch Party - UK vs. Auburn
Jan. 16, 2010
Karyn Loughrin, 2009 club scholarship recipient. Karyn is the daughter of Tom Loughrin and Sue Loughrin (pictured). Central Ohio UK Alumni Club President Ian Pruitt is also pictured on the right.
Game Watch Party
The Columbus Preview Night
2010 Student Send Off Party
Scholarship Winner With Club Officers
The Central Ohio UK Alumni Club awards a scholarship each year to a Central
Ohio student. The Club created a scholarship endowment fund in the year 2000.
To apply, contact Sandy Copher by telephone at 859-257-4198 or by e-mail at
email@example.com. She can provide you with the necessary application
2007-2008 Scholarship: Anne Macleod
Anne is a graduate of Westerville North High School. She played on the
tennis team for four years. Anne enjoys reading and plans to major in
2006-2007 Scholarship: Ashley Allen
Ashley is a graduate of Hilliard Darby High School and is considering going
into pharmacy. Ashley played varsity soccer and graduated with honors and a
cumulative GPA of 4.03.
2005-2006 Scholarship: Gina Salerno
Gina is a graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School and will be pursuing a
degree in Physical Therapy.
2004-2005 Scholarship: Kristie Burley
Kristie is originally from Westerville, OH and will be majoring in
2003-2004 Scholarship: Nicholas William Reeves
Nick is a graduate of Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin, OH and is
planning to major in Marketing.
2002-2003 Scholarship: Rebecca Ellingsworth
Rebecca is a graduate of Hilliard Davidson High School.
BY-LAWS OF THE CENTRAL OHIO CLUB
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this organization shall be the Central Ohio Club of the
University of Kentucky Alumni Association.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The purpose of this club is to promote the best interests of the University
of Kentucky; to update the membership of the club with the progress and needs of
their Alma Mater; to assist in interpreting the University, its work and its
services to the people of Central Ohio; to encourage loyalty to the University
and closer bonds of fellowship among its alumni.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
The membership of the Central Ohio Club of the University of Kentucky Alumni
Association shall consist of those active Members and Associate Members of the
University of Kentucky Alumni Association who reside in Central Ohio.
ARTICLE IV: MEETINGS
The Club shall hold an annual meeting of the club membership on the first
Saturday of May of each year (Kentucky Derby Party). The president shall call at
least one meeting of the Steering Committee each year.
ARTICLE V: OFFICERS
Section I - Positions
The officers of the Club shall be a President, President-elect, Treasurer and
Section II - Election of Officers
Officers shall serve two-year terms with the president-elect succeeding the
president. The secretary and treasurer may succeed themselves with no limit of
consecutive terms. Prior to the annual meeting, the president shall appoint a
nominating committee for officers of the Club. The report of this committee will
be presented to the general membership at the annual meeting. Additional
nominations may be made from the floor by any members of the Club. Those members
present shall then and there proceed to elect offers for the ensuing term.
Section III - Duties of Officers
A. The president shall preside at all meetings of the organization, sign the
records, and perform such other duties as may be attendant to the office or as
may be imposed on him by the Steering Committee of the organization.
B. The president-elect shall perform all the duties of the president in case
of his absence or disability. In such cases where both the president and
president-elect are absent, the Steering Committee shall appoint a president por
tempore. He shall succeed the president upon the completion of his term.
C. The treasurer shall receive and have in charge all money and property of
the organization and keep proper account thereof and shall turn over to his
successor all records, property and money of the organization.
D. The secretary shall keep minutes of all proceedings and make a proper
record thereof and shall prepare the correspondence of the organization.
E. Each of said officers shall automatically serve as a member of the
organization?s Steering Committee during his term of office.
ARTICLE VI: STEERING COMMITTEE
Steering Committee consisting of no less than seven (7) and no more than
fifteen (15) members, of which one-half shall be considered a quorum. The
Committee shall consist of the officers of the Club, and the immediate past
President of the Club with the remainder selected from the general membership by
the Steering Committee. This Committee shall have full powers to conduct the
affairs and business of the Club. Members of the Steering Committee will chair
all Standing Committees.
ARTICLE VII: STANDING COMMITTEES
The Standing Committees shall include but shall not be limited to the
C. Sports Tickets
E. Viewing Parties
F. Young Alumni
ARTICLE VIII: PAST PRESIDENTS COMMITTEE
There shall be a committee consisting of past presidents that will serve as
an advisory board for the Steering Committee. The immediate past president will
represent the committee on the Steering Committee.
ARTICLE IX : ALUMNI YEAR
The alumni year of this organization shall begin on the first Saturday of May
each year, the date of the annual meeting. Whenever the term ?year? appears in
these by-laws, it refers to the year beginning with the first Saturday of
ARTICLE X: SUMMER WORKSHOP
The Club shall reimburse the president for the cost of registration and
lodging at the Summer Workshop.
ARTICLE XI: SPORTS TICKETS
Sports ticket eligibility is limited to active (dues paying) members of the
national University of Kentucky Alumni Association. If demand exceeds supply,
tickets will be distributed to members based on their support of the Club?s
ARTICLE XII: AMMENDMENTS OF BY-LAWS
These by-laws may be amended by a majority vote of the members of the Club
present and voting at any annual or special meeting of the general membership or
by a two-thirds vote of the Steering Committee.
How the Club
Once upon a time, long long ago...
Sam's son, Jay, went to work for Equitable Life Assurance on Wilson Bridge
Road in Worthington in the fall of 1981. The Personnel Manager who interviewed
him for his job was John McFarland. During their later conversations, Jay
learned that John was a UK Alumnus and told him that I was also. John invited us
to his house for a basketball game viewing and we agreed to attempt to organize
a local alumni club.
John volunteered the Equitable building for a meeting and about six or seven
members of families met with us there later that spring. As I recall, Jim
Mobberly, Scott and Donna (then pregnant with her now Dayton student Jenny)
Wittich, John McFarland and his wife, Tom and Lynn Santor, Dick and Eileen
Sexton, Robert and Cathy Hurt, Brad Montgomery, Jeanie and I met for the first
time. A large meeting subsequently at the Hilton Hotel in Worthington had more
than 80 attendees and Lou and Nancy Garriott, then of the Dayton Club welcomed
Tom Santor had said that they had a club going for a short time before and
later Dr. Jean Branson told us that her father and mother had it going many
The club has met continuously since 1983 and members have enjoyed so much
camaraderie with alumni here and around the country as a result of the local
club. UK fans are literally everywhere. The jobs of the local clubs are to
obtain new national alumni members and raise scholarship moneys for central Ohio
students interested in attending UK. A national alumni membership automatically
makes one a local club member. Many new friends have been obtained and many
dollars have flowed to Lexington for scholarships. We have enjoyed many trips to
ball games with tickets furnished by the National Alumni club as a result of our
The various local officers and steering committee members have kept the club
going and welcome any friends or alumni to join us in enjoying the great
traditions of the University of Kentucky.
Our biggest events are the Derby Party on the first Saturday in May, a day at
the races at Scioto Downs, the Oktoberfest and various TV viewing parties of
ball games in the area. The University of Kentucky heartily welcomes all to join
us formally or informally to share the blue.
Humbly submitted by Sam Kegley.