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

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Children's Christmas party on Saturday and our Christmas Party and meeting on Sunday. We'll have Rowdy Raffle's at both events and will celebrate the 2022 Irish Woman of the Year at the meeting! I can't wait to see everyone!

Peace,
Chris
DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING & CHRISTMAS PARTY

The annual December meeting and Christmas Party is Sunday, Dec. 12 at St. Mary Magdalene Church at 1 pm. The address is 473 S Roys Ave, Columbus, OH 43204, click here for directions. An elevator is available.

We will have the Rowdy Raffle (bring donations and a little extra $$ for tickets), the Irish wall hanging drawing and a delicious lunch. The annual traditions is to name the Irish Woman of the Year at this event!

The meal is lasagna, chicken, salad, rolls and so much more! We appreciate all the volunteers coordinating all the activities. The committee is setting up Saturday at 10 a.m. If you are interested in helping set up, please be at St. Mary Magdalene Church at 10 a.m.

Watch for the map and what doors to use in the upcoming newsletter.

The fundraising table will be set up for all your shopping needs!
2021 DAUGHTERS OF ERIN ADOPT-A-FAMILY

Please review the gifts for our seven adopted families, approximately 250 items, on the 2021 Adopt-A Families Sign-up Genius page. Once you log into the page, please press on MORE to see all the items needed. If you would prefer to make a donation, you can donate online on Sign-up Genius or mail a check to the Daughters of Erin, P.O. Box 1912, Columbus, OH 43216.

Please contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 (text or call) or email cherylcostello@yahoo.com to make arrangements for gifts to be picked up. Please ship or deliver directly to Mary Freimark at 502 Acton Road, Columbus, OH, 43214. You can also drop gifts off at the Shamrock Club, 60 West Castle Dr., no later than Friday, Dec. 17. Office hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m., call 614-491-4449 to be sure someone will be in the office.

We will be wrapping the gifts and delivering at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Shamrock Club.

Thank you!
FINANCE UPDATE

Financial Secretary Margie Thompson has an important update for checks written to the Daughters of Erin. If you are writing a check, please be sure to spell out the full name Daughters of Erin. The bank will no longer cash checks made out to "DOE" or any shortened name. It's also helpful if you'll write a note in the Memo regarding the payment for your check. Thank you!
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Join us at the Shamrock Club, 60 W. Castle Rd. on Saturday Dec. 11 (614-491-4449 if you get lost). Bring a wrapped gift with your child’s name on it and a camera to capture the moment with your child talking to Santa. There will be craft making, clowns turning balloons into animals and all kinds of shapes, cookie decorating, hot dogs, punch, chips and goody bags.

Bring your wallet to purchase tickets for the raffle that supports this party. If you are looking for a great gift for someone, Teresa Conley will be selling her delicious Irish fudge or perhaps you would like to purchase a Daughters of Erin or Shamrock Club membership, what a perfect gift! If you have any questions call me at 614-316-8278.

You don’t want to miss this party. There are some very special guests who will also be making an appearance.

Mary Grady Strickland
ANNOUNCEMENTS

We want to celebrate big birthdays, work announcements, honors, etc. Please share the details, so we can share and celebrate with you.
COLUMBUS SYMPHONY HOLIDAY POPS

Columbus Symphony’s Holiday Pops Spectacular was full of unforgettable performances and magical holiday splendor! The symphony wants to share the beloved holiday tradition with all in central Ohio! Holiday joy is more accessible than ever, with an abbreviated version of the Holiday Pops Spectacular airing on the networks and channels below.

NBC4, Friday, Dec. 24, 7-8 pm
Urban One, Friday, Dec. 24, 8-9 pm
Telemundo, Saturday, Dec. 25 at 11a-noon
ABC6, Saturday, Dec 25, 12:30-1:30 pm

As you spread good cheer, we hope you share the good news with your friends and family and join us on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day! On behalf of the entire Columbus Symphony, we wish you and yours the joy and inspiration of the holiday season. May all things bright and beautiful be yours in the new year.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP & JUNIOR DIVISION

We are exploring a Young Professionals group as well as continuing the Junior Division. If you know mew moms, professionals or newly married women, we are planning to host events to encourage membership. If you know any young women, please invite them to join the Daughters of Erin Junior Division. Watch for updates this year.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020
PRAYER LINE

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Also pray for Kathy Feiler, Mike Faun, Joanne McNamare, Cindy Anderson, Peggy Sexton, Gary Davis, Holly Archer and Dell Koch.

May love and unity surround all suffering from COVID, colds and flu - may they be healed. 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 collinscarolyn07@gmail.com.
MEMBERSHIP DUES

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 2022 DOE membership application.

Dues can be paid by mailing a check made out to Daughters of Erin (please spell out) to: Peggy McCathran,3012 E. Mound St., Columbus, OH 43209 or call Peggy with questions at 614-235-2969.
ANNUAL BOWLING EXTRAVANGZA

The 2022 Bowling Extravaganza at HP Lanes is Friday, Jan. 14, 6:30-9:30 pm. We'll play three games (1 regular and 2 fun), the cost is $25 each, teams of four. There will be door prizes and raffles and more. Contact Peggy Shanahan for details, call or text 614-323-6941 or email Peggy.Shanahan@remax.net.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger, we received a check for $113.99, benefiting the Daughters of Erin. We continue to receive funds from YOUR use of the Kroger cards! 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 to review the program and register to raise funds for the Daughters of Erin.
Thank you for your support!
CLANN NA NGAEL UPDATES

The Shamrock Club is open every Friday for Happy Hour, watch the Shamrock Club Facebook page or website for additional events.

Tara Hall is open every Friday, watch the Facebook page for entertainment listings.

Clann Na nGael Dinner Dance, Saturday, Feb. 5, Dublin Embassy Suites, details on the event will be announced in early January.

Watch for updates for entertainment and more in January.


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

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