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

Hope you're having a beautiful fall.

We are excited to partner with The O on Lane for a fundraising campaign this fall for the Buckeyes. We will raise $2,000 as part of the partnership.

Save the date, Sunday, Oct. 10 at 1 pm (new meeting time) for the October membership meeting. We are returning in person to St. Christopher in Trinity School. It will be wonderful to see everyone!


The October charity is the Brian Muha Foundation Home. The Brian Muha Foundation/The Run The Race Club has been present since the year 2000 - providing exceptional enrichment and leadership development opportunities to young people in Columbus, Cleveland and Steubenville, Ohio. We give love and hope to children and young people through relationships with dedicated volunteers, mentors and tutors who offer opportunities and activities that allow them to grow academically, physically, spiritually and emotionally. We see the beautiful value and dignity in each and every child and we have made it our mission to help them run the race of life and change the world.

We are collecting PJ's for kids. Any sizes are accepted, however, the greatest need is for older children 10+. They normally prefer a T-shirt or sweatshirt and PJ pants but all donations will be accepted.

The suitcase collection was a big success. We received well over 50+ large suitcases for donation. We also received a lot of socks for our summer charity and those are being distributed to the different homeless shelters around Columbus.

There was a request to collect school supplies, I am happy to coordinate whatever we receive and get them to a needy school this fall.

Thank you for your generosity. Feel free to email me any upcoming charity suggestions you have and we will schedule them out for the year.

I can be reached through email at cherylcostello@yahoo.com or 614-774-8879. Thank you for your donations. You make the charity position much easier by your generosity.

Cheryl Costello

Each year, our members submit names of needy families and charities for our annual donations. Nominations are now open.

Do you know of a family in need? Please submit contact information to Chris McKenzie or Cheryl Costello at the October meeting. As always, identities are protected. Information about the families we adopt for Thanksgiving and Christmas will be published in the November newsletter.

Nominate a charity in writing to Cheryl or President Chris McKenzie via e-mail to mckoprs@yahoo.com or mail to P.O. Box 1912, Columbus, OH 43216-1912. Please include contact information for each charity. Nominations must be received by the Board meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 6 for consideration.

All are invited, Saturday, October 23, 1-3 pm to remember Kathi Hess at Sycamore Shelter at Blendon Woods.

A private shelter at Blendon Woods has a roof, ample seating (picnic tables), and nearby restrooms. There is limited parking, so if you know someone else who is going, please consider sharing a ride.

This venue was chosen because Kathi enjoyed the outdoors, but also because it is an open-air setting. There is ample space for distancing – mask use is at your discretion. Also, it may be chilly, please dress according to the weather.

If possible, please let Julie McGhee at 614-891-6736 know if you or others plan to attend for a rough estimate of how many people to expect.

We are raffling off an Irish Quilt Wall Hanging this year. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Special thanks for the beautiful, hand-made quilt donated and made by Carolyn Collins. The raffle drawing will be held later this year!

Contact Sharon Tantes to purchase tickets by calling 614-361-8590.

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 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!

We want to celebrate big birthdays, work announcements, honors, etc. Please share the details, so we can share and celebrate with you.
September Birthdays

9/2 - Kay McGovern
9/4 - Julie Clemons
9/5 - Zoey Shelly
9/9 - Marita Surry
9/12 - Nancy Murphy     
9/16 - Maggie Grove
9/21 - Kathleen Smith
9/23 - Colleen McConahay
9/24 - Anna Tippett
9/27 - Marti Mercuri
9/28 - Becky Ellis, Msgr. John Cody
October Birthdays
10/1 - Ellen Griffin
10/2 - Peg Zurface, Dorothy Gallen
10/3 - Sylvia Basemann
10/5 - Mary Jo Di Salvo
10/7 - Claire Feiler
10/9 - Peggy Fahy
10/11 - Judge Jodi Thomas
10/14 - Lisa Borthwick
10/17 - Tierney Reider, Rose Marie Held and Cindy Heider
10/27 - Julie Keckstein
10/28 - Paula Blackhall
10/30 - Pam Obert

We are interested in recruiting younger members. We are exploring a new Young Professionals group as well as continuing the Junior Division. If you know young mothers, 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. Watch for updates this year.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Please also pray Karen Komatsu, Keith Cupp, Dell Koch, Annie Graves, Ryan Graves, Paul Tisdale, Chris Konik and Joan Shanahan.

May love and unity surround all and 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.

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.

The Irish Road Bowling Fall Classic is sponsored by the County Fayette Irish Road Bowling Association. All proceeds benefit the Greater Columbus Irish Cultural Foundation. Meet at Deer Creek State Park Beach Area, Saturday,
Oct. 30. Check in at 10 am and bowling begins at 11 am. Follow the signs. There are teams of four with a $10.00 charge per player.

The Shamrock Club of Columbus Shamrock Campaign is underway for 2021! For a minimum $25 donation, a shamrock is painted on the driveway, sidewalk or porch at your home or business. Follow along using hashtags #shamrockclubcol #Shamrocked #paintohiogreen #shamrockcampaign.

Visit the Shamrock Club website to pay and schedule a shamrock painting.

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.

Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger and choosing to benefit 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!

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 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 their Facebook page for entertainment listings.

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

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