| Service Committee

The purpose of the Service Committee, a standing Committee of UWC, is to coordinate volunteer service activities aligned with the UWC Mission Statement. Along with our major role in funding scholarships for women students, our projects identify relevant needs for OSU and its environs. We seek out opportunities, receive and approve proposals and track outcomes , as well as comply with tax exemption requirements. We also enjoy the fellowship! Service funds are used to support the activities established by the committee for the Club Year. 

| Organization

The Service Committee accepts three tiers of volunteer involvement:


Our yearly initiatives require the commitment, energy, and involvement of all our members. Below are the programs we have developed for the year

Interest Groups

Create activities appropriate to the members of that group. Three of our groups have yearly volunteer projects: Yarns and Stitches, Toymakers and Music


Members may select and follow through on an idea alone or with friends. Remember to consult the OSU Volunteer Office Online if your want more ideas

2023-2024 Theme: Be the Change

| Our Selected Project For March 2024


                                                                                                              BUCKEYE FOOD ALLIANCE 

The Service Committee invites you to join in a collection of non-perishable food and personal care items for the Buckeye Food Alliance, OSU’s on-campus food pantry.  The BFA serves several thousand OSU students who face food insecurity.  Last year we provided over 470 pounds of food and personal care items for our students, and we hope this year’s collection will be even larger.

The collection will occur on MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2024 at the Lunch and Learn event at the Longaberger Alumni House.  You don’t have to attend the luncheon in order to participate; just drive into the parking lot and a Service Committee member will take your contribution right from your car.  Cash donations are also welcome; make those through the website or via check (made out to UWC with a “service” note in the memo line) or in cash at the luncheon itself.  

The BFA is especially in need of these items:

  • Canned fruit, vegetables, soups, and beans
  • Raw rice
  • Granola bars
  • Herbs and spices
  • Baking goods like flour, sugar, baking soda, etc.; gluten-free products included
  • Grocery bags: plastic, paper, or reusable shopping bags

However, the BFA will gladly accept any non-perishable food or personal care items you wish to contribute.

Contact Sally Morgan, Darlene Molitor, or Rose Solomon with any questions you may have.  Thanks in advance for your participation!

You can make a donation to the general service fund by scrolling down to the bottom of the page : DONATE NOW  Click on the General Service Fund. Fill in the information as requested and click “Checkout” . This is a secure credit card transaction. 
You can also send a check to the address listed if you prefer.

Please note:  All checks should be made out to University Women’s Club. 

January 25, 2023 presentation of  $1,600 check to Tammy Wharton, Director of the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, in support of their Dream Big STEM Initiative.  Dream Big will add facilities for STEM learning and projects to Camp Ken-Jockety, and those facilities will be open to the larger community as well as the Girl Scouts.  UWC will be honored at the facility with a star recognizing donors at our level of contribution.

Fall “Fashioning Futures” project 2023: UWC members provided over 3 laundry-bins of professional clothing to the Office of Student Life’s Career Closet.


Merri Blum 2023-2025

Sunita Byg (ex-officio) 2022-2024

Kaye Martin 2023-2025

Marybeth McDonald 2022-2024

Darlene Molitor 2023-2025

Sally Morgan (co-chair) 2023-2025

Robin Rasor Thompson 2022-2024

Rose Solomon (co-chair) 2022-2024

Joanne Wissler 2022-2024