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

We have made and sold 89 dozen scones for our Scone fundraiser. We made over $1300. Thank you to everyone who helped in some way!

We are still not sure what will happen in September when we are scheduled to resume meetings and activities, but I pray that we will all remain healthy and safe this summer. Please feel free to reach out to me at mckoprs@yahoo.com with your comments or suggestions.

Peace,
Chris
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020
SCONE FUNDRAISER

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our first online scone sale either by baking, bagging, cleaning, helping with deliveries and supporting by buying. Special thanks to Debbie Lynch for her hours of pre-work and awesome organizational skills; to Karen Fahy for her promotions and organizing scone delivery; and to Shannon for helping to set up our account to accept payments!
CLANN NA NGAEL UPDATES

WATCH LIVE - The Ancient Order of Hibernians Patrick Pearse Division 1 and Dublin Irish Festival Virtual Gaelic Mass with Celebrants Most Reverend Bishop Robert Brennan, Father Stephen Alcott, O.P., Father Stephen Hayes, O.P. and Rev. Mr. Roger Minner is Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 5 pm.

Please join the Patrick Pearse Division #1 Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Dublin Irish Festival organization for a virtual Mass, to continue the grand tradition that would have been celebrated in person at the 2020 Dublin Irish Festival. The Mass will be live streamed from St. Patrick’s Church, downtown Columbus. View the Mass online on Facebook Live Saint Patrick Church or on the The Saint Patrick Church YouTube Channel.

Many Dublin Irish Festival performances are available live this weekend, virtually. Find events and shopping information on the DIF Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DublinIrishFestival/ or DIF website at https://dublinirishfestival.org .

The Shamrock Club is hosting Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck, Friday, Aug. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m., with a delicious dinner and Fialla performs 7-10 pm.

The annual Shamrock Club Corn Roast is planned for Saturday, Aug. 22, details and entertainment will be announced soon. Watch for event updates online at http://shamrockclubofcolumbus.com .

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is hosting the annual Run for the Roses Saturday, Sept. 5 at Tara Hall, watch for updates as we get closer.

The annual Shamrock Club Car Show is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Do you have a car you'd like to show? Watch for event updates online at http://shamrockclubofcolumbus.com .

The Shamrock Club is planning a Shamrock Campaign fundraiser. For a minimum donation of $25, a few Irish lad’s and lasses will help you proudly display your Irish heritage with a shamrock on your driveway or front walk. Additional information coming soon. If you have any questions, please reach out to Molly McSweeney at mcsweem64@gmail.com with your contact information.


PRAYER LINE

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers including Jimmy Corrova, Jim Colopy, Bill Roach, Diane Dempsey, John and Nancy Hampson, Lois O'Reilly, Tom Motika, Karen Finn, Karen Shaffer, Missing boy and the Branham Family and Bridgid Shanahan Palmer. We pray for peace on earth and for all affected by the uncertainty in the economy, for love and unity to surround all people, for healing for all those affected by the coronavirus and for a vaccine. 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 cacgilly@hotmail.com . Thank you.
PROPOSED CHANGES TO DAUGHTERS OF ERIN CONSTITUTION
Due to our current situation with COVID-19, the Board thought it best to propose amendments to our Constitution to bring us up to date with virtual meetings and elections. References for these changes were the State of Ohio Revised Code, Roberts Rules of Order and the online application ZOOM.
Below you will find the proposed changes in yellow . The following paragraphs will show the current Sections and how they read for your comparison.

Explanations regarding what each Section means with the new changes.

Article V, Section 3 – When a new budget is created, the amount paid to the Financial Secretary is decided at this time. The budget is then brought in front of the membership for approval which happens in January. Previously, the Section stated that the stipend would be approved at the June meeting.

Article VII, Section 1 – General membership meetings - “Present in person” means to physically attend the meeting. We added a provision to hold meetings virtually. The current mode of virtual meetings at this time is ZOOM, but could change to another online application or service in the future.

Article VII, Section 4 – Board meetings - “Present in person” means to physically attend the meeting. We added a provision to hold meetings virtually. The current mode of virtual meetings at this time is ZOOM, but could change to another online application/service in the future.

Article VII, Section 6 – This Section has been added to allow a person to attend a meeting virtually even when we have returned to meetings in person. They must get prior approval from the President.

Article VII, Section 7 – If a meeting is being held virtually, all materials must be made available to members 24 hours in advance. (agenda, minutes, financial report…)

Article VII, Section 8 – ZOOM is the current online application of choice for virtual meetings. This app allows its users to create a “poll” or question, such as a motion, to be sent to all on the meeting for their review and input. Members would have access to answer a yay or nay to any motion and the organization would have a written record. This written option would be a more accurate account of voting than an oral vote or hand raising.

Article VIII, Section 2 – The committee decided to add the words “none of which can be current candidates on the ballot.” This has never happened during an election to our knowledge and it is common sense, but we felt it should be added for clarification for future elections.

These changes will be displayed for two months for your review. In the third month, our general membership will vote on the acceptance or denial of these changes. Each Section will be voted on individually and not as a whole.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please feel free to contact Parliamentarian, Peggy Shanahan pshanahan116@gmail.com or 614-323-6941 cell.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE DOE CONSTITUTION, JULY 2020

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 3 The position of Treasurer and Financial Secretary shall be appointed by the President and voted on and approved annually in June by the members of the Board.
The Treasurer shall serve in an advisory capacity to the voting members of the Board.
The Treasurer shall serve in a nonvoting capacity.
The Financial Secretary shall serve in a voting capacity and receive a semi-annual stipend payable November and May in an amount to be determined through the budget process and approved by the Board and general membership .

ARTICLE VII – MEETINGS

Section 1 Membership meetings shall be held monthly present in person September through June. Meetings can be held virtually if approved by a majority vote of the Board.

Section 4 The Board of Directors shall meet present in person during the week prior to a regularly scheduled meeting. Meetings can be held virtually at the discretion of the President.

Section 6 Members can virtually attend a present in person meeting at the discretion of the President.

Section 7 All meeting related materials should be made available to members 24 hours prior to any virtual meeting.

Section 8 Voting during a virtual meeting must be done in writing.

ARTICLE VIII- NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND
DELEGATES TO THE BOARD

Section 2 The Election Committee shall consist of the Parliamentarian as chairwoman and 3 to 5 members in good standing appointed by the Parliamentarian none of which can be current candidates on the ballot .
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CURRENT DOE CONSTITUTION, Last Amended in 2017
This is how the current Sections read in our Constitution which was last amended in 2017.

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 3 The position of Treasurer and Financial Secretary shall be appointed by the President and voted on and approved annually in June by the members of the Board.
The Treasurer shall serve in an advisory capacity to the voting members of the Board.
The Treasurer shall serve in a nonvoting capacity.
The Financial Secretary shall serve in a voting capacity and receive a semi-annual stipend payable November and May in an amount to be determined by the voting members of the Board and approved by a Quorum at the June meeting.

ARTICLE VII – MEETINGS
Section 1 Membership meetings shall be held monthly September through June.
Section 4 The Board of Directors shall meet during the week prior to a regularly scheduled meeting.

There are no Sections 6,7 or 8.

ARTICLE VIII- NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND DELEGATES TO THE BOARD

Section 2 The Election Committee shall consist of the Parliamentarian as chairwoman and 3 to 5 members in good standing appointed by the Parliamentarian.
D.O.E. 2020 BADGES
If you didn't get a 2020 badge, please contact Sharon Selby or Colleen Collins to purchase a badge for $1 each or 6 for $5. Thank you to the member who mailed a check for badges! FYI, we can drop off badges to you! Thank you for supporting the Daughters of Erin!

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger and choosing to benefit the Daughters of Erin. 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!
AMAZON SMILE
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 t o review the program and register to raise funds for the Daughters of Erin.
Thank you for your support!
The Daughters of Erin
P.O. Box 1912
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1912  

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