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2015 Ohio State Championship License Plate Campaign

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Dear Tennessee Buckeye,

The Middle Tennessee Ohio State Club is sponsoring the Ohio State Championship license plate here in Tennessee to promote The Ohio State University, and to display our Buckeye pride each and every day.  The Tennessee Legislature has authorized the Tennessee Ohio State Clubs to pre-sell and pay for 1,000 plates state-wide. 

When that work is completed, the new Ohio State plate will go into production.
The plate adds $35 per year to your annual registration fee, and $15.38 of that goes directly to Ohio State as scholarship money that is available to all Tennessee high school graduates.

Phase 1 - Sign-Up Online

You can Sign-Up now     PC  or  I-Phone   2 minutes


To reach the 1,000 Buckeye sign-up level, all five Tennessee Ohio State Clubs and the many independent Game-Watch groups around the state are going to have to make a joint Buckeye maximum effort.  Use the marketing bullet-points explained below.

When you Sign-Up, you are making a Buckeye Pledge to buy the Ohio State Championship license plate when the time comes.  You don't need to tell us the type of plates or what you want on it - just the total number of plates you intend to buy.  We are counting on every Buckeye state-wide to make this work.

Remember, you can also give the Ohio State Championship license plate as a gift.  When you Sign-Up for the plates, just indicate that some of the Ohio State plates you are ordering will be gifts.  After you pay, we will know to contact you for your gifting details.

And lastly, when you successfully Sign-Up, you will receive an email confirming  your Buckeye Pledge.

Phase 2 - Pay for the first 1,000 Plates

Once we have collected 1,000 Buckeye Pledges for the new Ohio State Championship license plate, we will then accept online payments for the number of plates you want - $35 per plate.  The paid quantity can be different than what you Pledged, but we are counting on you for your Pledged number. 
You will then make a single payment for all of the plates you ordered.

You cannot order or pay for a personalized plate (SHOE, OSU45,OHST8, etc) during the first 1,000 plates campaign.  Once the Ohio State Championship plate is in production, you
can then order a personalized plate directly from Tennessee Titles and Registration.

If you don't use email, or if you don't make payments on the web, ask a Buckeye friend to register you and to make the payment for you when that time comes.  That will save us many volunteer hours. 

The time-stamp on your actual payment will establish your place in line for your license plate number(s).   The sooner you pay, the lower your plate number.  If you pay for two or more plates, they will be sequentially numbered.
 
In most Tennessee counties, your annual vehicle registration renewal is roughly $50 or a bit more.  The Ohio State Championship plate will add $35 per year to that.


Once we collect the $35,000 for the 1,000 plates, we will write one check to the Tennessee Department of Revenue and submit the sequenced Paid Sign-Up list.  We will also submit the final plate design shortly thereafter.


Timeline and FYI's

Our window to get the plate into production ends June 30, 2017

After we submit the list, the check and the plate design, Tennessee Titles and Registration estimates that it will require four to six months to produce the plate, to do live field tests, to process the payments to your individual accounts, and to mail your plate(s) out to your County Clerk's office

Once the Ohio State plate is in production and available:
1) If you are in the list of 1,000 pre-paid plates - you will receive a postal letter directly from Tennessee Titles and Registration that lists your new plate number with instructions to pick it up at your County office.  And, T&R will have your assigned license plate there waiting for you to bring in your old plate for exchange. 

2)
Even if you were not part of the first 1,000, you can still take your current plate to your county office and exchange it for the Ohio State Championship license plate (you will get next sequential number at that office).  They will only stock a few extra Ohio State plates for walk-ins, so you might want to call before you go.

3) This is also the time when you can on-line order a personalized plate (SHOE, OSU45,OHST8, URBAN, etc) directly from Titles and Registration.

Pick Up Your License Plate

To pick up your plates, you will need a current Certificate of Compliance if your county requires Vehicle Emissions Testing.  Your previous certificate is valid for 90 days.

Listen up - You don't have to wait until your current tag expires to order or to pick-up your new Ohio State Championship license plate.  
Even if you renewed your plate yesterday, you need to Sign-Up today and pay the moment we reach 1,000 Pledges.

Then, when the Ohio State plate is in production and available, take your current, recently renewed, plate to your county office for exchange.  You will pay your regular one-year registration fee and get full credit for all unused months on your current tag.  The $35 specialty fee will have already been paid during this Campaign, of course.  Your new Ohio State plate is then good for a full year.  It's that simple.

FYI - Some counties also charge an extra $1 Specialty Plate fee when you pick up your plate.

FAQs - Asked & Answered

- Every Tennessee Buckeye can buy the plate.  You do not have to be an Ohio State Alum.

- If you get more than one tag they will be sequentially numbered

-  ...and you can register any tag on any vehicle - but it has to stay there.

- Ohio State Championship plates are not available for motorcycles

- Yes, you can give the Ohio State Championship license plate as a gift.  When you Sign-Up for the plates, just indicate that some of the Ohio State plates you are ordering will be gifts.  Later, when you pay, we will know to contact you for your gifting details.

- No, you don't have to wait for your current tag to expire to order or to pick-up your new Ohio State license plate.  That is just one big, fat, lollygagging, Michi-gander Myth.  Don't fall for that.  Be a Buckeye.  Sign-Up today.

- For those with Handicapped Driver plates - when you pick up your Ohio State Championship plate, ask for the free Handicapped Driver sticker so that your Ohio State plate works just the same as a Handicapped Driver plate

- In future years, you can renew your Ohio State Championship plate by mail or online just like you do now

How You Can Help Us Sign-Up More Buckeyes

Help us execute this Marketing Plan   
Make it your personal mission.

Promote the Ohio State Championship License Plate to your Ohio State Club or game-watch email lists.  And post a notice to your social media.  We are planning to do all
Sign-Ups, payments, and follow-ups without using postal mail. 
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The license plate is a joint project of the Ohio State Alumni Association and the Middle Tennessee Ohio State Club
The plate design is NOT yet approved by Tennessee Titles and Registrations nor by The Ohio State University
The www.capp.org web address will not appear on the production plate

 
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