Old Oaks is Wonderland…Through the Drinking Glass!


Saturday, July 25, 2015

5:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars now so you won’t be late, for this very important date!  Plan ahead for a night where up can be down, backwards can be forwards, and anything and everything in between!  Old Oaks is a WONDERLAND, and our annual summer wine event will continue to deliver food, fun, spirits, games, and entertainment for our residents and guests.  Our theme this year taps into eclectic, even eccentric tastes, animated and full of character, just like the neighborhood we know and love!  Expect the unexpected and unexpect the expected!  Be sure to check out our facebook page (Old Oaks Civic Association), and our website (, for continued details as they unfold!  Your food, beverage, and entertainment for the evening will all be provided with the simple purchase of your ticket.

$30.00 for OOCA Members

$35.00 for non-OOCA Members



Contact:  Geno Smith

(614) 266-6326



Old Oaks Litterbag Challenge

Old Oaks Litterbag Challenge

Attention Old Oaks neighbors and friends!

We are announcing our little neighborhood challenge that corresponds with our city campaign surrounding the 3 words about litter… “Pick It Up”!

At our last OOCA meeting, residents in attendance discussed the idea of embracing a neighborhood challenge to help clean up our streets and alleys, especially prior to our Spring 2015 Home & Garden Tour, which happens on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Each Sunday in May (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) residents will spend 45 minutes cleaning up the street on which they reside and/or adjacent streets or alleys by picking up trash.  The idea is to bring a photo of the collected trash to 668 Wilson Avenue following the pick up and have mimosas and/or juice to toast the shared efforts.

There are several different times to help accommodate schedules:

Sunday, May 3, 10, 17, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  (Meeting at 668 Wilson Avenue at 11:30 a.m.)

Sunday, May 24, 31, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (Meeting at 668 Wilson Avenue at 2:00 p.m.)

Feel free to participate as many of the days as you would like, and of course, we could see this becoming a regular event to not only bring our community together, but to help clean up our community even more.




Old Oaks House & Garden Tour 2015

Old Oaks Spring 2015

House & Garden Tour

Saturday, May 30, 2015

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

(This is the weekend AFTER Memorial Day weekend)


Old Oaks Civic Association Members $8.00

Non-Members $10.00


Tickets can be purchased at:

Holy Rosary of St. John Church

648 S. Ohio Avenue

Columbus, OH 43205

Checks payable to: Old Oaks Civic Association


Advance purchase on credit cards accepted through PayPal:


Old Oaks springs into action by providing a fun and festive afternoon touring some of our historical homes and gorgeous gardens.  As you move through the fourteen properties on our tour, you will see homes that reflect different architectural styles, decorating themes, transformations in progress, and, of course, gardens, from informal to formal, and newly created outdoor spaces to the fully mature gardens with decades of care.  There will truly be something for everyone.  Join us for this glimpse into what makes Old Oaks such a special place to live!




March 9, 2015 OOCA MEETING Change…

Good evening friends and neighbors!

I hope you are all continuing to stay safe and warm!

I know this is later than I wanted to send it in terms of being so close to our March 9th OOCA meeting…I have communicated with the OOCA Board and the majority has agreed that in place of our March 9, 2015 meeting, various members of the Board would attend a community meeting being sponsored by the Columus Police Department on that evening.  This would mean that we would NOT be having our regularly scheduled March meeting.  The CPD meeting is being held at 6:00 p.m. which is why we would have a conflict between this meeting and our regularly scheduled OOCA meeting.  In addition, we felt it would be good to attend so that we may collect information to share at our April 13, 2015 meeting, in addition to showing our support of the Columbus Police Department as we continue to request increased presence and action in our neighborhood.  Though it may sound cliche, together, we can make a difference.  Please feel free to email me directly at if you have any specific questions about this meeting and I can forward you additional information.

Love and support one another!



Old Oaks House & Garden Tour

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost $10.00 (OOCA Members $8.00)

Old Oaks, Columbus’s First Street Car District, will be featuring some of its amazing homes and gardens for a wonderful afternoon/evening walking tour.  MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!!


Meeting Reminder…

We will have our February meeting this evening at HRSJ at 7:00 p.m.  We hope to see you there!


OOCA Membership

Good afternoon!
This is just a friendly reminder about our OOCA meeting this evening.
We are meeting at the HRSJ at 7:00 p.m. and will be out no later than 8:00 p.m.
I have included membership dues information if you would like to take this evening’s meeting as an opportunity to pay for your 2015 membership.

Section II: Membership dues.

1.     The categories of membership are as follows:

a.     Family Membership: $15.00 per year

b.     Individual Membership: $12.00 per year

c.     Senior Membership: $10.00 per year

d.     Associate Membership: $15.00 per year (no voting rights)

e.     Business Membership: $15.00 per year (no voting rights)


2.     Payment of Dues:

a.     Dues are to be paid by January 31st of each year.

b.     Any member in good standing from the previous year retains voting rights and status during the month of January.

c.     Dues become delinquent on February 1st of each year, thereby forfeiting all voting privileges until dues are paid in full.


3.     New members can join the OOCA at any time throughout the year. Full voting privileges will be awarded to new members once their dues are paid in full.



OOCA Meeting Monday, Jan 12, 2015

Good afternoon friends and neighbors!

This is just a friendly reminder that we will be holding our January OOCA meeting this upcoming Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

You can bet your BUCKEYES that this meeting will end in plenty of time for you to get to your favorite location and cheer on our BUCKS as they claim THE ULTIMATE victory!  (If you are a fan of course!)

The meeting will be held at our usual location:


640 S. Ohio Ave.

Columbus, OH, 43205

Stay up to date with current information by visiting:


our OldOaksCivicAssociation Facebook page!

We hope to see you there!

Email me directly if you have any questions!





The goal for 2015 in Old Oaks is to continue to build on previous momentum of initiatives and to build and expand what we do and how we do it.  The previous Board and newly elected Board met last night, (Monday, December 29), to work on transitioning.  There was a great deal of information shared, and many questions asked…some were answered, and some still require answers.  The one thing that can be said is that there is a great deal of excitement and energy heading into 2015!  Stay tuned regularly to hear or read about what is going on within our wonderful community, and by all means be a part of this amazing place that we call home!

As we head into 2015, be reminded that we will be having our annual membership drive as well as many social activities, fundraising activities, inter-community competitions, and most importantly,  fun, Fun, FUn, FUN!

It takes a village.

Our first meeting of the new year will be on Monday, January 12, 2015, at the HRSJ (normal location), at 640 S. Ohio Ave., at 7:00 p.m.  PLEASE COME OUT AND JOIN US!  We would love to see you!

Until then, and as always, stay warm, stay safe, and love thy neighbor!!


Commitment To Our Community

Wishes for a Happy Holiday season!

It is with great pride, humility, and excitement that I am sending this communication. As the new incoming President of the Old Oaks Civic Association, I just want to say thank you to all who participated in our voting process! This is a position that I will take seriously and I am sincerely excited to work with our other Board members and all of you as our residents in Old Oaks to accomplish important work for our community. Please know that I am a collaborator and feel it “takes a village” to accomplish goals and to “get the job done.” Over the next month, we are hoping to arrange some transition time so that we can all gain a better understanding of our new roles and responsibilities, as well as discuss how we can begin to put together a plan for our work, in cooperation with other Old Oaks residents. I look forward to continuing to serve our community!

Warmest regards,

Geno Smith