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

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. 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 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 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 


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  


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: 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 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! 


The Order of the O Board of Directors 


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



The Order of the O Honorarium is given annually to an individual who has made a contribution to the University of Oregon Department of Intercollegiate Athletics over an extended period of time, but was not a varsity letterwinner at the UO.

1997    Fitz Brewer, John E. Jaqua, Harold Taylor
1998    Herb Yamanaka
2000    Bill Gatch and Becky L. Sisley
2002    Jeanne Havercroft and Ken Morrow (posthumously)
2003    Ron Finley
2004    Buzz Summers
2005    Dorothy Landry
2006    Larry Standifer and Tom Heinonen
2007    Neal Zoumboukos
2008    Lou Osternig
2009    Don Essig 
2010    Dave Frohnmayer
2011    Dr. Ken Singer and Dr. Robert Crist
2012    Jimmy Dollar
2013    Lorraine Davis
2014    Twinkle Morton
2015    Rich Brooks
2016    Lois Youngen
2017    Dave Williford (above left)
2018    Pat Conrad
2019    Karen Nelson
2020    Manfred Tschan