Below please find your latest newsletters and important information regarding the Order of the O.

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July 27, 2021

Dear Order of the Member,                                                                                                                                                   

We are back!! As we look forward to the upcoming year, we are excited to share opportunities for Order of the O members outlined below.

•          The Order of the O will host a tailgate at each of the home football games and plan to host gatherings at other sporting events throughout the year.

•          Our board would like to welcome to our club former Duck cheer and mascot alums who have been an integral part of our UO athletic history.

•          Exclusive Order of the O gear is still available to purchase online through August 6th at https://orderoftheo.itemorder.com/sale.

•          Columbia Sportswear Employee Store (in Portland) is available to Order of the O Members between July 30th – August 22nd.  Please see the attached information for your guide.

•          Additional benefits are outlined below!

NOTE: FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE LAST TWO BULLET POINTS ABOVE, SEE YOUR JULY 27, 2021 EMAIL FROM THE ORDER OF THE O.

We hope you are as excited as we are for this coming year. Our first tailgate is Saturday, September 4th.  Be on the lookout for upcoming communications and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Go Ducks!

The Order of the O Board

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 June 23, 2021
 Dear Order of the O Member, 

It goes without saying that these have been very unusual and troubling times. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all of you, as we begin to round the corner on this pandemic.   

As a member of the Order of the O, you are automatically considered a Duck Athletic Fund member which gives you the ability to purchase single game football tickets ahead of the public offering.  (On-sale for home and away games coming soon- be sure to keep an eye out for DuckMails!)  In addition to this football ticket offer, general admission tickets are offered for specific Duck events and sports throughout the year.  It will be important for you to set up your account with Ticketmaster if you don’t already have one.  This will allow you to sign up for tickets as the opportunity arises. See attachment for step-by- step instructions. 

Additional benefits available to you include:                                                                        

  • Exclusive Order of the O Nike Duck apparel available to purchase here 
  • Discount coupons for the Duck Store with promo: OOSUMMER21 at check out 
  • One-time Nike Employee Store pass (info attached) 
  • New! Columbia Store in Portland – Two dates per year for Order of the O members to visit (more info to come as this opportunity gets closer!) 

It is our mission to provide an opportunity for you to feel connected to Oregon Athletics and celebrated for your accomplishments as a former Oregon student-athlete through your Order of the O membership.  The board will continue to plan opportunities to connect former teammates and alumni as we continue to open up.   

Our student-athletes and coaches are working extremely hard during this difficult time. When the opportunity presents itself, watch the Ducks continue their rise to excellence! We encourage and appreciate your continued positive support. Please join the conversation, by following the Order of the O on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the latest information. Help us extend our network by encouraging fellow teammates to join the Order of the O by visiting our website: Order of the O.  

Lastly, we appreciate your help in providing up-to-date contact information that enables us to continue to serve you.  Please contact Beth Campbell, in the Duck Athletic Fund, with any updated information at 541.346.4460 or bethc@uoregon.edu.  

We thank you for your dedication to the Ducks!           

Order of the O Board of Directors:  

Bill Thompson, Football                             Phil Bransom, Track and Field       

Penny Bewick, Men’s/Women’s Golf       Cristan Higa, Soccer  

Sarah Denner, Soccer                                 Anissa Meashintubby, Softball  

Shonna Bradbury Schroedl, Soccer          Jerry Valencia, Wrestling                                        

Tony Borba, Football                                  Gary Wolf, Track and Field  
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April 14, 2021

Dear Order of the O Member,   

Thank you for your membership with the Order of the O! We are excited to share your Order of the O membership benefits for 2021.

Benefits include access to the Nike Employee Store, Order of the O exclusive gear, Duck Store, AND new this year, the Columbia Store. Information for each opportunity is below. Thank you and Go Ducks!

Nike Employee Store:

·       Photo ID MUST be provided for check in (spouse, permanent partner, and dependent children AGE 15 AND OLDER)

·       The guest name will be located on the Order of the O List

·       The guest’s spouse/partner must provide proof of the same address to accompany the guest into the store

·       The guest’s dependent children must be: 22 or younger with the same address OR 24 or younger with a valid college ID

·       Also, we kindly ask that all guests refrain from wearing any competitor brands in the Nike Employee Store

·       40% off most merchandise, limit 30 items or $3,000; select merchandise may be available to employees only

·       Valid thru December 31, 2021

·       *one time visit *

NOTICE TO ALL STUDENT ATHLETES: National Collegiate Athletic Association rules strictly prohibit student-athletes from receiving special arrangements or “extra benefits” based upon athletic ability. Shopping at the Nike Employee Store is considered by the NCAA to be an “extra benefit”, which may lead to the ineligibility of a student-athlete.


Nike Employee Store | 3485 SW Knowlton Rd. Beaverton, OR 97005 | P: (503) 671-1600      

   *Store Hours 10am – 7pm (Mon. – Sat.) 10am – 5pm (Sun.)

Order of the O Exclusive Gear:

Duck Store Discount

Enter this promo code at checkout when shopping at UODuckStore.com for 20% OFF* your entire order. Promo Code: OOSUMMER21

*Valid 4/13/2021 – 12/31/2021. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts. Some items are excluded from promotions. 

Columbia Store:

Print and cut out the below proof of affiliation with your name and the invitation or show this on your phone upon entry. If you can’t make this opportunity, there will be future shopping dates available!

MEMBER NAME: INSERT YOUR NAME

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January 22, 2021

Dear Order of the O Member,                                                                        

It goes without saying that these are very unusual and troubling times that we are experiencing. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all of you.  Hopefully we will soon realize some relief, and our lives can begin to transition to some form of new normal that is inclusive of gathering to support our Ducks.  

The Order of the O board appreciates your commitment to our organization and Oregon Athletics. As a thank you for your continued support, your 2020 Order of the O membership will be rolled over to 2021, meaning no dues are owed for the 2021 calendar year. It is our hope that, by granting all of our 2020 members continued membership through 2021, we show you how much your membership means to us. Order of the O members are very important to our Duck family, and we look forward to staying connected with you in 2021.  The rollover is automatic, and it is not necessary to respond to membership updates that you may see regarding 2021 membership. 

While we know this has been a challenging year for many, if you are in a position to do so, the Order of the O would greatly appreciate any voluntary financial support you can make. Support to the Order of the O General Fund promotes the sustainability, growth, and events of our club. Support to the Student-Athlete Support Fund will directly impact current Ducks. To assist, please visit: Order of the O

Thank you in advance for any offerings that you can make to help our club continue to provide activities for our members, grow the organization, and provide support for student-athletes.  Due to your generosity, the Order of the O has been able to increase its support to the Duck Athletic Fund to aid student-athletes each year. Recently we made a gift of $11,030. On behalf of the Order of the O, our giving helps our current student-athletes – just like Ducks provided for us when we were in school and competing. 

Our Oregon student-athletes and coaches are working extremely hard during this difficult time. When the opportunity presents itself, watch the Ducks continue their rise to excellence! We encourage and appreciate your continued positive support. To join the conversation, follow the Order of the O on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @uoorderoftheo or check out our website Order of the O . Additionally, we would love your help to extend our network by encouraging fellow teammates to join the Order of the O by visiting: Order of the O.  

Thank you.  Go Ducks!  

Order of the O Board of Directors: 

Bill Thompson                                Phil Bransom      

Penny Bewick                                 Cristan Higa 

Sarah Denner                                 Anissa Meashintubby 

Shonna Bradbury Schroedl          Jerry Valencia 

Tony Borba                                     Gary Wolf 

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January 22, 2021

Dear Lifetime and Honorary members,

It goes without saying that these are very unusual and troubling times that we are experiencing. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all of you.  Hopefully we will soon realize some relief, and our lives can begin to transition to some form of new normal that is inclusive of gathering to support our Ducks. 
     
The Order of the O board appreciates your commitment to our organization and Oregon Athletics.  Order of the O members are very important to our Duck family, and we look forward to staying connected with you in 2021. While we know this has been a challenging year for many, if you are in a position to do so, the Order of the O would greatly appreciate any voluntary financial support you can make. Support to the Order of the O General Fund promotes the sustainability, growth, and events of our club. Support to the Student-Athlete Support Fund will directly impact current Ducks. To assist, please visit: Order of the O.


Thank you in advance for any offerings that you can make to help our club continue to provide activities for our members, grow the organization, and provide support for student-athletes. Due to your generosity, the Order of the O has been able to increase its support to the Duck Athletic Fund to aid student-athletes each year. Most recently we made a gift of $11,030. On behalf of the Order of the O, our giving helps our current student-athletes – just like Ducks provided for us when we were in school and competing.
      
Our Oregon student-athletes and coaches are working extremely hard during this difficult time. When the opportunity presents itself, watch the Ducks continue their rise to excellence! We encourage and appreciate your continued positive support. To join the conversation, follow the Order of the O on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @uoorderoftheo or check out our website Order of the O. Additionally, we would love your help to extend our network by encouraging fellow teammates to join the Order of the O by visiting: Order of the O.


Thank you. Go Ducks! 
 
Order of the O Board of Directors

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November 5, 2020

Dear Order of the O Member, 

         We hope this email finds you and your family safe and well.  While we would all love to be watching our Ducks compete in person, we are happy to be able to support them virtually, starting with Duck Football! We know that some of you may gather with friends and family to cheer our Ducks.  If you do, please be safe and follow the public health guidelines. 

         Recently, you may have received an email from the Duck Athletic Fund with your account summary that includes your OO membership and support in 2020.  We will be contacting you soon about your 2021 Order of the O membership.  Be sure to keep an eye out for this communication!  Please realize that, as an active member of the Order of the O, you are also considered a member of the DAF.  This exclusive benefit is given to our club members because of our support of Oregon Athletics.   If you have specific questions about this benefit, please call Beth Campbell at 541-346-4460.  

        The Oregon Athletic Department has launched a new series, Bring ‘Em Back, featuring former Oregon student-athletes. Goducks.com editor in chief, Rob Moseley and DuckInsider host, Joey McMurry are conducting exclusive interviews of fellow former Ducks that are accessible on the radio and on GoDucks.com. We encourage you to tune in and nominate a teammate that you would recommend to be featured. More information can be found here: Bring ‘Em Back Nomination Form

         Also, just a quick reminder that our online web store is open until November 14th. Take advantage of the opportunity to purchase Order of the O apparel by clicking here to shop!  The Duck Store is also offering many deals for online purchases of Duck gear. You can find those deals at uoduckstore.com and use your Duck Store online coupon before year end. Stock up on Order of the O and Oregon gear as the holiday seasons are near!  

         Those of you who requested the free gift of a face covering should receive it in the mail in the coming weeks.  Thank you for taking advantage of this opportunity

         We encourage you to continue to stay engaged in our programs and follow the progress of our current student-athletes who are persevering through very challenging times!  

Stay Healthy! 

Go Ducks! 

The Order of the O Board of Directors 

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October 16, 2020

Dear Order of the O Member,  A quick reminder: the free face covering gift is still available for you to select! Please see the attached flyer with the PROMO CODE: OOGift. To order your free face covering and to purchase more should you be interested click here.

If you have already requested your free gift or ordered additional face coverings, please note that the design has changed. The updated design is attached. If you are no longer interested in receiving your order based on the change in design, please reply to this email and we can cancel your order.  

There has been an incredible response to our offering, with over approximately 350 letter winners placing orders! The deadline to order has been extended to Sunday, October 25th.  Please get your request and orders in soon so you can take advantage of this exclusive offer.  

Thank you for your continued support!  

Go Ducks!  

The Order of the O Board of Directors  

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September 10, 2020

Dear Order of the O Member,

As you have heard over and over, we are living in unprecedented times.  We sincerely hope that your family and loved ones are safe and healthy.  This is certainly a very trying time for all of us.  During these times, we also find ourselves without the joy and camaraderie of college athletics. As you have likely heard, the Pac-12 Conference announced that the league is postponing all sports competition until the end of the calendar year. More information can be found here: GoDucks.com. As letter winners, we feel for the student-athletes who have been training hard to prepare for the fall season. 

We so look forward to the day when our Duck family resumes competition on the national stage.  Until that time, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks for being a “Lifelong Duck” and an Order of the O member. While we are unable to host any in-person social gatherings, we hope to keep the connection between alums strong. When the time comes to gather again, our teams will be ready and as their biggest fans, we will be too!  

As the U of O’s exclusive letter winners club, we would like to remind you of the many benefits that remain available to our members.   We have reopened our online store for OO apparel.  Please click here to view and order the items you wish to purchase.  Your special order will be sent to your doorstep in the later part of November, prior to the holidays and, hopefully, 2021 Duck competition.   

You also have an invitation to access the Nike Employee Store one time per calendar year. We recommend that you check store hours prior to your visit and follow the proper protocol while shopping. 

                    Nike Employee Store | 3485 SW Knowlton Rd. Beaverton, OR 97005 | P: (503) 671-1600  

                *Store Hours 10am – 7pm (Mon. – Sat.) 10am – 5pm (Sun.) (See attachment for more info.)
 

Additionally, your Duck Store discount remains available.  You can shop online at UODuckstore.com and enter the code OOSUMMER20 to receive your 20% discount as an Order of the O member.  Now is the perfect time to enhance the comfort, style, and spirit of your Duck wardrobe! (See attachment for more info). 

Lastly, we would like to share a collaboration with the Oregon Athletic Department to feature all previous and newly selected Hall of Fame recipients, including Order of the O Honorary Members. Take a scroll down memory lane and be sure to read up on the most recent Order of the O Honorary Member, Manfred Tschan.   Click here 

We extend our sincere thanks for remaining a loyal Duck and Order of the O member.  We hope to see our Ducks back in action and our flock back together soon. Until then, be well and Go Ducks! Ducks are Tougher Together! 

Sincerely,  

The Order of the O Board of Directors 

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June 2020 Newsletter:

Dear Duck Letter Winner,

We hope that you and your family remain safe and well during these unsettling times.  It goes without saying that our Ducks need us now more than ever before. In addition to the challenges of spring seasons being cancelled due to the pandemic, our athletic department is striving to come together to face racial inequality.

In this time of need, people have expressed their gratitude by giving to so many worthy causes. The Order of the O Board, as individuals, have chosen to endorse a cause that directly benefits University of Oregon students: the Students in Crisis Fund.  Our support of the fund will help students in need meet financial commitments in furtherance of their education.  Many students have increased financial burdens, including paying for housing and food.  Students who had employment are now left without income to finance their college education.  Please consider giving to this cause that will benefit Ducks, including student-athletes and non-athletes, or other University of Oregon giving opportunities here:  Flock together

We are very proud of our Ducks.  These adverse times revealed our Ducks’ strength and exceptional character.  While we did not get to watch our teams run for the championships or experience the opening of our new track and field venue this year, we have much to be proud of and look forward to.

Another proud Duck moment we want to make sure you hear about is our own women’s basketball senior, Sabrina Ionescu will be representing Oregon student-athletes as she delivers the keynote speech at the University of Oregon graduation on June 20th.  It will be available to watch live on UOregon FB and YouTube pages. Click this link to get more information UO Graduation.

We continue to work hard to keep former Oregon student-athletes connected to each other and the athletic department. As more information becomes available we will reach out. In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe.

Go Ducks!

The Order of the O Board

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