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

Happy Valentine's Day and Presidents Day weekend. We hope you can join us Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. for our meeting on Zoom.

We are saddened by the death of one of our oldest, long-standing members of The Daughters of Erin, Marian Ogden. See the obituary below.

The Cultural Committee is wondering if you're interested in "attending" Zoom events with Irish speakers. If you are, please send me an email to me at mckoprs@yahoo.com.

Don't miss upcoming February Clann Na nGael events listed below.

Save the date for the March meeting, Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m., via Zoom. Watch for details.

Please join us!


Marian D. Ogden, age 95, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 11 at Laurels of Walden Park. Longtime and loyal member of Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Member Shamrock Club and the Daughters of Erin. Friends may call at Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., Sunday, Feb. 14, 2-6 pm. The Funeral Mass is Monday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 am at St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 473 S. Roys Avenue.

There will be a Daughters of Erin Honor Guard at the church, 473 S. Roys Avenue. Please plan to arrive no later than 10:15 am.


The February meeting will be held via Zoom, Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m.

View and print the February Meeting Agenda.
View and print the January Meeting Minutes.
View and print the February 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 January 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 893 8303 1920 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: 893 8303 1920, 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 893 8303 1920# 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.

President McKenzie's badge was unveiled at the January Meeting.

We did not have the opportunity to sell the 2020 Daughters of Erin Badges. All badges are $1 each or you can purchase a bag of 10 or 25 badges.

The 2021 Daughters of Erin Badges will be available soon. If you would like to purchase 2021 or 2020 badges, please contact 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 are age 80 and over, 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.

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


2/7 - Betty Moore
2/13 - Carol Durbin
2/19 - Kathy Robbins
2/22 - Kira Collins
2/23 - Katie Lynch
2/24 - Tracee Collins
2/25 - Kim Ranney
2/28 - Karen Hainer

Thank you for supporting Easthaven Elementary School! Special thanks to Cheryl Costello for organizing and purchasing and delivering the items!

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 arrangements.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers including Marian Ogden's family Kathleen McNamara Thomas and Patty Bryant. The following friends and family members passed away, please pray for their souls and for their families. Joe Byrne (Byrne family); Rita Pagura (Strapp & Cain families - Marilyn Cain's sister); Carrie Strickland (James & Mary Strickland family); and the Babe Schirtzinger family.

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.

Member Julie McGhee is a member of the Franklinton Historic Society. They have a limited distribution, 2021 Franklin Historic Calendar for sale. Published annually, since 1997, the calendar features photographic images of historic Franklinton, as it has changed over the years and includes a unique cover image. Inside, are twelve (12) rare or seldom seen images, one for each month, which will educate and entertain.

View and print the Franklinton Historic Calendar information.

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!

Order by Saturday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m., Pick-up Sunday, Feb. 21, 4-5 pm
Place orders online (link above or call 614-235-7100.
Shamrock Club Fish Fry, Take-out or In-person, Fridays, Feb. 19 to April 3
Shamrock Club Irish Triathlon, Saturday, Feb. 27, 12-3 p.m.

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

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