Each year, EWB-OSU hosts a banquet to celebrate and discuss our accomplishments and developments from the past year. We are joined by faculty, engineering professionals, club alumni, family, and friends as we share a meal and conversation about our club’s vision.
The annual banquet is our largest fundraiser. The money made from our ticket sales, auction, and donations support our club’s work both abroad and in the community of OSU.
The annual banquet requires yearlong preparation. From the first day of Fall to the day of the event, the banquet coordinators work together to prepare an impactful event. This includes: working closely with OSU Catering to create tasty meal options that reflect the flavors of the communities we work with, sending out invitations and spreading the word about the event, and cultivating a theme that reflects our year’s work. With help from the club, the coordinators also organize entertainment for the event. In past years this has included student and advisor speeches, trivia, and videos that spotlight what the club means to our members.
The 2020 banquet location and date is to be determined.
In past years, the banquet has been held in late April orearly May in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. However, in 2019, we had our most highly attended banquet yet, and sold out of tickets about a week before the event. Because of this, we will be looking into a larger space for next year.
We will be sending out invitations next Winter. These will provide the opportunity to purchase individual tickets, a table, VIP table, donate student tickets, or make a monetary donation.
We hope you will be able to join us at our 2020 banquet to learn more about our club and celebrate the coming year’s accomplishments!