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

This time of year I am reminded how thankful we are for each of our members, I ear Members, It was so good to get together at our Christmas party. Thank you to everyone who helped make it a wonderful event. Also, thank you to Mary Strickland and her team for an awesome Kid's Christmas party. We are naming our Member of the Year this year on Sunday, so be sure to join us on Zoom. See you then!

We will send an update after the January meeting with the Clann Na nGael dinner, Green Season updates and more.


The January meeting will be held via Zoom, Sunday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m.


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).

View and print the December Meeting Minutes.
View and print the January Meeting Agenda.


Click here to join the January Zoom Membership Meeting or follow the instructions below.
  1. 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.
  2. Write down the Meeting ID 819 9641 4308 and Password 123456 on a piece of paper.
  3. Join the Zoom meeting from here https://zoom.us/join and click the “Join Meeting” button.
  4. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 819 9641 4308, then click join.
  5. Click Open Zoom Meeting in the small dialog box (if you see one) or press click here to launch the meeting.
  6. When prompted, type in the Password: 123456 and join meeting
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
When asked for participant id just enter 819 9641 4308# when prompted.
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

Thank you to everyone who participated and to all who volunteered! We'll have an update at the January meeting. Thank you to my team of shoppers Debby Lynch, Mary Friemark and Anna Tippett; and helpers Peggy Arnold, Peggy Shanahan, Karen Fahy and Sharon Tantes.

The annual charities will be presented to members at the meeting. Click on the links to learn more about each of the charities.

Saints Alive is the 2022 Clann Na nGael honoree, $1,000.

We would like to adopt charities that are one you'd like us to be involved with. If you have a charity you think needs help. Please send the contact information to me at 614-774-8879 (text or call) or email cherylcostello@yahoo.com.

Thank you, Cheryl.

Congratulations to Debbie Lynch, the 2022 Irish Woman of the Year! We will celebrate together very soon.

Thank you to all who volunteered and attended the 2021 Christmas Party - we had a great time with Santa Claus, the Leprechaun and Easter Bunny! We were so happy be to together and are ready to prepare for the Easter party.

We will be filling over 4,000 plastic eggs at 6:30 p.m., Friday, February 25 at the Shamrock Club. If you can help please come - it is true, many hands make light work. If you would like to donate candy it must be wrapped and able to fit in a plastic egg. Come down early and have a delicious meal by Jason, who by the way makes the best fish & chips (I won't mention his wonderful bread pudding). He has a great menu with fabulous food, so give it a try.

The Hunt is Saturday, April 16 with gates opening at 11 a.m. Bring a basket or bag, money for the great raffles (to pay for party). We provide lunch to all, goody bags, stuffed animal and the Shamrock Club's beautiful grounds to hide all those eggs and play on the playground.

If you would like to donate anything for the raffle you can bring it that morning or drop off at the club any time.

If you have any questions call Mary, 614-316-8278 or email her at themightymary@gmail.com.

Thank you,
Mary Grady Strickland

Congratulations to Nancy Longenbaker, the winner of the quilt!

REMINDER, 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!

The 2022 Bowling Extravaganza at HP Lanes is postponed.

Watch for a re-schedule date! Ee will 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. 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.

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

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Please Peggy Arnold and the O'Neil family on loss of Marjorie, DOE member Charlotte Davis, Toni O'Reilly & family on the loss of son/brother Jude; Cross family the loss of DOE member Nicki Cross; Quinn/Matyak families on the loss of CeCe Matyak and the the Fahn family on the loss of Mike Fahn. Also pray for Tom McGue, Patty Phillips, Mike Klinger, Sarah Cross family & friends, Carol Scheerer, Colleen McPherson's Mom 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.

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.

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

Happy Birthday to all celebrating a birthday this month!
Jan. 3 Lois O’Reilly
Jan. 10 Ellis Curran
Jan. 13 Patricia Durbin
Jan. 16 Peggy Shanahan
Jan. 17 Amy Way
Jan. 20 Maureen Ladd
Jan. 23 Felicia Twohig and Dawn Peterson
Jan. 24 Martha Miller

Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger, we recently received a check for $102, 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!

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. There is music happening at lease twice a month through March!

The Clann Na nGael 2022 honoree is Ron Hagan. We will celebrate all 2022 awardees at the dinner Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin. Visit the Clann Na nGael website for full details.

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

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

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