Central Ohio's Largest Irish-American Women's Organization
"American by birth, Irish by the grace of God!"
Dear Daughters of Erin Members,

After more than a year of being apart, I know we are all anxious to get back together. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID, we will be zooming again in May. We are trying to plan an outside get together for our June Meeting. We are not sure about our summer activities so keep your eyes out for more information. I am hoping that by September we will be able to meet in person. In the meantime, stay safe and don't forget to join us on zoom tomorrow (see instructions below).

We are moving the May meeting to Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. Watch for updates in upcoming newsletters.


The April meeting will be held via Zoom, Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m.

View and print the April Meeting Agenda.
View and print the March Meeting Minutes.
View and print the Income Statement.


All members are encouraged to attend the meeting via Zoom. A Zoom account is not required if you are strictly joining a Zoom meeting as a participant. If you do not have access to a computer, you can also call in (see below).


Click here to join the April Zoom Membership Meeting or follow the instructions below.

  • Open any web browser from a desktop or laptop computer (Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, etc.) and install the free Zoom program from zoom.com, or install the free Zoom app on your phone. You can practice by clicking join a test meeting once zoom is installed.
  • Write down the Meeting ID 880 9595 4696 and Password 123456 on a piece of paper.
  • Join the Zoom meeting from here https://zoom.us/join and click the “Join Meeting” button.
  • When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 880 9595 4696, then click join.
  • Click Open Zoom Meeting in the small dialog box (if you see one) or press click here to launch the meeting.
  • When prompted, type in the Password: 123456 and join meeting
  • Click join with video. You should see yourself on the screen. Then click join with computer audio. Make sure your sound and microphone are on.

Congratulations! You are in the meeting.

You can test this before joining our Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device! Download the free Zoom app from https://zoom.us/download, then visit https://zoom.us/test, in advance, to familiarize yourself with Zoom and check to make sure the audio and video work.

If you do not have access to a computer, you can also call in. On your phone, dial 1-646-558-8656
Enter 880 9595 4696# when prompted.
When asked for participant id just enter #.
You will be asked for the password. Enter 123456#.
You should be in the meeting.

Feel free to try this online or by phone before the meeting time to make sure you can get in and to test your sound and microphone. Follow the instructions.

Please note: All members will be muted during the meeting so that Committee members can give their reports. You will be able to use the chat function to ask a question or make a comment. If you have new business items or any questions, please contact Chris McKenzie before the meeting at 614-205-8814 or mckoprs@yahoo.com.

If you have old or gently-used suitcases (larger ones with wheels) or backpacks, foster children need them when they arrive or leave their new home. Please contact Cheryl if you have suitcases to coordinate pickup and delivery.

We are continuing to collect new or gently used children books for an ongoing donation to Franklin County Job & Family Services. The books are given to children of families that are in great need. Please contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 for pick-up or drop-off arrangements.

Later this year we will be collecting socks for the homeless. If you have them or see them on sale, please pick some up for future projects. Thank you.

Thank you to Sharon Tantes and her committee and everyone who baked, bought or supported the event! This was a success! We'll have an update at the April meeting.

Special thanks to Tara Horsley-Belcher for making an Easter Bunny cake door prize and CONGRATULATIONS to the winner, Member of the Year Sharon Selby.
2020 & 2021 BADGES

We are selling 2020 and 2021 Daughters of Erin Badges. All badges are $1 each or you can purchase a bag of 10 or 25 badges.

If you would like to purchase 2021 or 2020 badges, please contact Sharon Tantes at 614-361-8590 or Sharon Selby at 614-595-2010.

Annual membership dues are $10 for Junior members (under 18 years of age) and $20 for Regular members (ages 18-79).

Honorary members, age 80 and over, although you do not have to pay dues, we ask that you still complete a membership form.

View and print the 2021 DOE membership application.

Dues can be paid by mailing a check to: Peggy McCathran,3012 E. Mound St., Columbus, OH 43209 or call Peggy with questions at 614-235-2969.

Nominations for the Board will be presented at the April meeting.

The elected offices are: President, Vice President, Secretary and three board delegates.

If you are interested in running for the Board, contact Kathleen Burke at 614-261-8708.

Nominees should have a bio that will be read at the April meeting and published in the April newsletter.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Please also pray for Ryan Graves, Mike Klinger, Susan Broon, Paul Tisdale, and Mary and family; Sr. Mary Pat Gallagher, Chuck Way, Ben and Sophie.

We want to wish Paul Tisdale a happy birthday as he's moved into a new care facility. If you would like to send him a card, please send to: Paul Tisdale, Tuscany Gardens, Room 403, 7400 Hazelton-Etna Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH 43062

May love and unity surround all people. May all be healed, especially those affected by the coronavirus. We also pray for all those in the military, police, healthcare workers and our government leaders.

If you are interested in receiving a call or calling a member to check in from time-to-time, please email Carolyn Collins at cacgilly@hotmail.com. Thank you.

The deadline to apply for this year's $3,000 College Scholarship is Thursday, April 1. It will be awarded at the May meeting. Visit the Daughters of Erin website for full scholarship details.

Contact Kathleen Burke at 614-261-8708 for more information.
Mail to: Kathleen Burke, 3275 Milton Ave., Columbus, OH 43202.

Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger and choosing to benefit the Daughters of Erin. Last month, we received more that $88. This money is raised from Kroger Cards registered through Kroger Community Rewards.

Signing up or registering your account is easy to do. The best part is that YOU still receive your Kroger rewards (coupons, fuel perks, etc) but behind the scenes, the Daughters of Erin receives a percentage of what you spend at the Kroger Store.
In the search field, type in Daughters of Erin or enter the organization # 81910.
Thank you for your support!

The Daughters of Erin is registered for AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as found on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on http://smile.amazon.com/, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to charitable organizations. Visit the About Amazon Smile web page to review the program and register to raise funds for the Daughters of Erin.
Thank you for your support!

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is planning Derby Day, Saturday, May 1, visit their Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Facebook page for details.

The Daughters of Erin
P.O. Box 1912
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1912  

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