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

Happy Easter to all. We hope to see you at the Easter Egg Hunt and upcoming Bowling Extravaganza Fundraiser. Save the date, Sunday, May 15 for the May meeting.

The Daughters of Board

The annual Daughters of Erin Easter Egg Hunt is at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 16 at the Shamrock Club of Columbus, West Castle Road. Open to all families in the Clann Na nGael Irish Organizations.

Lunch, goody bags, stuffed animal and a hunt for more than 4,000 candy-filled eggs. Remember to bring money for raffle tickets.

If you would like to donate an item for the raffle table, please bring it day of or drop it off at the club. Questions, contact Mary Strickland at 614-316-8278.

The 2022 annual Bowling Extravaganza at HP Lanes is 6:30-9:30 pm, Friday, April 29.

View and print the Bowling Extravaganza Entry Form.

We will play three games (1 regular and 2 fun), the cost is $25 each, teams of four. There will be door prizes, raffles and more. If you would like to reserve a spot or have items to donate, please contact Peggy Shanahan for details, call or text 614-323-6941 or email peggy.shanahan@remax.net.

The committee is collecting raffle prizes and auction items, let Peggy know if you will be bringing anything for the raffle.

During April and May, we are accepting donations for the Marine Corps Family Support Community, a non-profit 501c3 organization that started in 2001. The organization was started by a Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and parents of Marines deployed to Afghanistan and later Iraq. They support our troops by sending Care Packages to all branches of the military. They have kept the original name because that is the name on their 501c3 application.

The website is marinecorpsfamilysc.org and a Facebook page @ Marine Corps Family Support Community.
The post office charges about $16.25 for medium boxes, so they also are very appreciative of monetary donations to help with postage.
There is a general supply list on their website, but they have recently taken inventory and are in need of the following items. They also have recently added a large group of female Marines to their Care Package list, so there are many female items needed.
Travel tissue packets
Cotton round make-up removal pads in a tube (Dollar Tree has these)
Bath sponges
Deodorant - Male
Antiperspirant - Female
Mini Pads
Bobby Pins - Black/Brown
Foot Powder
Disposable Razors - Female and Male
Ponytail Holders
Facial Wipes - Female
Shaving Cream - Female and Male (NO Aerosol)
Antibacterial Wipes (NO Liquid)
Lip Balm/Chapstick
Dental Floss
Individually packaged toothbrushes
Beef Jerky
Pop Tarts
"Jif to go" packets
Individual snack packs of nuts
Individual snack packs of Pringles (the large cans don’t fit well in the boxes)

If you have questions about Charities, please contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 (text or call) or email cherylcostello@yahoo.com.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Please pray for Fred Berkemer Derek Kimmel, Chris McKenzie, Linda Bakenhester, Sharon Selby, Kay Fallon, Steve Dean, Paul Tisdale, Lois O'Reilly, Peter Burke, Dan Costello, Msgr. John Cody, Jackie McVey, Ryan Graves and Dell Koch. Fern family, Katie Lynch & Scott Bronson family on Chuck Bronson's passing Tom & Beth Motika family on Joe Motika's passing.

  • Send Paul Tisdale a Happy 75th Birthday Card, 403 Tuscany Gardens, 7400 Hazelton-Etna-Erna Road, Pataskala, OH 43062
  • Msgr. John Kelly Cody is home. If you would like to send a card: 173 Charleston Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43214.
  • Kay Fallon is in rehab, if you would like to send a card: Truman Point Care Center, 4660 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard, Ohio 43026
  • Lois O'Reilly is on the mend, if you would like to send a card: 2283 Bainter Ave., Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • Tom & Beth Motika (on Joe's passing), if you would like to send a card: 627 Moonlight Court, Westerville, Ohio 43081.

Please pray for an send love and unity all in Ukraine. We also pray for all those in the military, police and healthcare workers.

If you are interested in receiving a call or calling a member to check in from time-to-time, please email Carolyn Collins at collinscarolyn07@gmail.com.

From Kelly Hetrick, for Patricia Shay. For patients fighting blood diseases, such as leukemia, a stem-cell transplant may be their only cure.

My sister-in-law's friend, Patricia (Trish) Shay, is in need of a stem-cell transplant for a rare form of bone marrow cancer called myelofibrosis.

Trish is being treated at the James at OSU and they are having a hard time finding a match for her. Usually siblings are the best match, but her siblings have passed on. Trish is asking for anyone between the ages of 18-40 and of Irish ancestry to register for a test kit and do a DNA swab. If you match Trish, you would be asked if you want to donate some blood to her to replace her immune system. Trish is also asking for your prayers, and she sends her thanks in advance to all willing to test for her with the hopes of saving her life.

To get tested, go to Be The Match at bethematch.org and register to get a test kit mailed to you. The kit contains a swab you will use to swab the inside of your cheeks, which you will then return to Be The Match. Please be sure to include Trish's name (Patricia Shay) on the paperwork you send back with the swab. (The process is similar to that of ancestry.com).

Please note that the registry is listed as the bone marrow registry under "Support the Cause." This is the registry you will join, even though Trish is in need of stem cells, not bone marrow.

Trish is an OSU grad, attends St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in West Jefferson, and has been active in the Irish community, as her children have all danced for Regan-Rankin-Holland Irish Dance (the group who dances each year at the Irish Breakfast).

If you have questions, please contact me at kellykennedyhetrick@gmail.com.

God bless and love to all!
Member Kelly Kennedy Hetrick
We are selling 2022, 2021 and 2020 (and all additional years) Daughters of Erin Badges. All badges are $1 each.

We are also selling badges with a lanyard, choose five badges from past years and receive a lanyard to put them on for $5!

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

The Daughters of Erin and Ladies Ancient of Order of Hibernians host the 2022 May Crowning, Saturday, May 21 at 11 am at Holy Family Church, 584 West Broad Street, in the Parish Center, behind the church.

All are invited; bring friends and family!

There is a luncheon immediately after the Rosary and May Crowning.

Please plan to attend and so we can plan how much food to prepare, RSVP to Carolyn Collins at 614-893-1700. If you are interested in volunteering, please give her a call.

The Daughters of Erin Installation will be held Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Bag of Nails, 24 North State St., Westerville 43081. Parking is available in the downtown area. There is an elevator and we will have our own room. If you have questions, please contact Patty Archer at 614-832-3160.

Dinner choices:
  • Fish & Chips or Beef Au Jus with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans.
Dessert choices:
  • Carrot cake or Bread pudding

Water, iced tea and coffee are included. The cost is $30 per person. Drinks and alcohol are available at your own cost, the bar is in the banquet room.

Watch for updates in the May newsletter.
The Daughters of Erin
P.O. Box 1912
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1912  

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