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

Green Season is here! I am really looking forward to all of the traditions we missed last year, including Proclamation Day, our Irish Breakfast and the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. We continue to honor Debbie Lynch, the 2022 Irish Woman of the Year and Mary Grady Strickland, 2022 Member of the Year as well as Becky Ellis, the 2021 Irish Woman of the Year and Sharon Selby, the 2021 Member of the Year.

Don't forget to renew your membership and the 2022 badges are for sale, details are below.

One of our biggest fundraisers, the annual Irish Breakfast is at the Shamrock Club this year on Sunday, March 13. Please invite friends, co-workers and family. If you know of any young adults looking for volunteer hours, invite them to volunteer at the Breakfast. Thank you.


The March meeting immediate follows the Irish Breakfast at @ 1 p.m., Sunday, March 13 at the Shamrock Club. REMINDER, set your clocks forward on Saturday night!

The Fundraising Table will be set up during the Breakfast and the meeting. We are not collecting donations, but if you have clothing items, tarps or candles, please bring for for Saints Alive.

If you have new business items or any questions, please contact President Chris McKenzie before the meeting at 614-205-8814 or mckoprs@yahoo.com.

Our Irish Breakfast is Sunday, March 13, 10 am-1 pm at the Shamrock Club of Columbus, 60 West Castle Road, Columbus 43207.

Traditional Irish Breakfast with eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, stewed tomatoes, mushrooms, porridge, and an assortment of breads and scones. juice, tea & coffee. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 children.

There will be a Silent Auction and Irish themed items to purchase. If you have donations our would like to volunteer, contact Peggy Shanahan 614-323-6941 (call or text), peggy.shanahan@remax.net or Cheryl Costello at cherylcostello@yahoo.com.

We volunteers throughout the day to serve, bus tables and more! If you want to help but are not sure when you'll arrive, please come and help out where needed. Sign up on the Sign-up Genius page.

It's time to bake (or purchase) soda bread, brown bread, little muffins and rolls (zucchini, banana or fruit breads). If you've never been to the Irish Breakfast, we have delicious breads to go with the hot breakfast. These goodies do NOT have to be homemade. Baked goods can be dropped off the day of the breakfast.

Join officers of the Clann Na nGael organizations Friday, March 11 with Mass at 8:30 a.m. at St. Christopher Parish, 1420 Grandview Ave., Grandview. Mass is followed by a buffet breakfast at Byrne's Pub, 1248 W. Third Ave., Grandview.

The cost for the breakfast is $10.

The Proclamation Ceremony, honoring all the organizations 2020, 2021 and 2022 honorees is held at Columbus City Council Chambers. The ceremony begins with the Shamrock Club Pipes and Drums promptly at 10:55 a.m. We will be inside City Hall and masks are required.

The Ceremony will conclude by 11:45 a.m. we will march from City Hall to Broad and High streets for the "Painting of the Green."

We are gathering for lunch at Dempsey's Food & Spirits immediately following the painting shamrocks.

If you would like to reserve a table for the Irish Family Reunion on St. Patrick's Day, please contact Sharon Tantes at 614-361-8590. The cost is $150 for 10 tables. Adult tickets are $15 each and children (age 5-18) are $8 each. If you have a table at the Family Reunion, you can take items to your table as early as 7:30 am.
11 am Doors open to public
12-12:45 pm Millennium Academy of Irish Dance
1-1:20 pm Opening Prayer and Introductions, immediately following the parade
1:30-2 pm Regan-Rankin-Holland Academy of Irish Dance
2-3 pm The Hooligans
3-3:30 pm Richens-Timm Academy of Irish Dance
3:30-4:30 pm Ladies of Longford
4:30-5 pm Irwin Academy of Irish Dance

Visit the Shamrock Club of Columbus website for details.

The annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade sponsored by the Shamrock Club of Columbus steps off from Washington Blvd. & Broad Street ends at the Greater Columbus Convention Center for the Irish Family Reunion.

All participants not attending Mass should report to the Parade Staging Area between 11 am and noon. A shuttle bus (there is a fee, $1 plus a Shamrock Club Badge), will run from the Parking Garage at the Convention Center on Nationwide Blvd to the Parade Staging area starts @ 10:45 am. The Parade steps off at 11:45 am. Enter the Staging Area at West Town / West Rich streets and Washington Blvd. The Parade Marshals will direct your entry to the proper position.

All participants attending Mass, will be bused to the parade route.

Parade Route
The Parade steps off @ 11:45 am and travels east on Broad Street, then north on High Street to the Convention Center.

Find the Parade Map online.

The annual Dublin Saint Patrick's Day Parade is at 11 am Saturday, March 12 (there is a chance this may be postponed to Saturday, March 19). Please watch social media and the news for event updates. We will line up by 10:15 am, visit the Dlin parade website for details regarding directions to where the parade lines up.
We are selling 2022, 2021 and 2020 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 badges, please contact Sharon Tantes at 614-361-8590 or 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, 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.

In April, we are accepting donations for the Marine Corps Family Support Community is a non-profit 501c3 organization that started in 2001. The organization was started by a Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and parents of Marines deployed to Afghanistan and later Iraq. We support our troops by sending Care Packages to all branches of the military. We have kept the original name because that is the name on our 501c3 application.

The website is marinecorpsfamilysc.org and a Facebook page @ Marine Corps Family Support Community.
The post office charges about $16.25 for medium boxes, so we also are very appreciative of monetory donations to help with postage,
There is a general supply list on our website, but we have recently taken inventory and are in need of the following items. We also have recently added a large group of female Marines to our Care Package list, so there are many female items needed.
Travel tissue packets
Cotton round make-up removal pads in a tube (Dollar Tree has these)
Bath sponges
Deodorant - Male
Antiperspirant - Female
Mini Pads
Bobby Pins - Black/Brown
Foot Powder
Disposable Razors - Female and Male
Ponytail Holders
Facial Wipes - Female
Shaving Cream - Female and Male (NO Aerosol)
Antibacterial Wipes (NO Liquid)
Lip Balm/Chapstick
Dental Floss
Individually packaged toothbrushes
Beef Jerky
Pop Tarts
"Jif to go" packets
Individual snack packs of nuts
Individual snack packs of Pringles (the large cans don’t fit well in the boxes)

Member Maureen Altier, Vice President and Cathy Noskowiak, President

If you have questions about Charities, please contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 (text or call) or email cherylcostello@yahoo.com.

The 2022 annual Bowling Extravaganza at HP Lanes is 6:30-9:30 pm, Friday, April 29.

We 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.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Please pray for Peter Burke, Dan Costello, Msgr. John Cody, Jackie McVey, Ryan Graves and Dell Koch.

May love and unity surround all in Ukraine. 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 collinscarolyn07@gmail.com.

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!

We wanted to share news about Msgr. Cody, is recovering from surgery.
His address is:
Msgr. John Kelly Cody
Mohun Hall, 2340 Airport Dr., Room 413, Columbus, Ohio 43219
If you're cooking dinner and have extras. Freeze the extras. A group is working to have food available when Msgr. returns home.

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

March Birthdays
March 1 Barbara Groom
March 3 Amanda Zurface
March 4 Kaitlynn Grady
March 5 Mary Ann Stebleton
March 7 Karen Jones
March 10 Debbie Lynch
March 15 Patti Ardrey
March 16 Pamela Gladman
March 19 Maureen Altier
March 21 Colleen Collins, Mary Ann Williams
March 22 Traci Robbins
March 25 Carolyn Collins, Patricia Thomas
March 27 Karen Fahy
March 28 Karen Hainer
March 30 Connie Nightwine

The annual Daughters of Erin Easter Egg Hunt is at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 16 at the Shamrock Club of Columbus, West Castle Road. Open to all families in the Clann Na nGael Irish Organizations.

Lunch, goody bags, hunt for more than 4,000 candy-filled eggs. Remember to bring money for raffle tickets. If you would like to donate an item for the raffle table, please bring it day of or drop it off at the club. Questions, contact Mary Strickland at 614-316-8278.

Nominations for the Board will be presented at the April meeting. The elected offices are: President, Vice President, Secretary and three board delegates. If you are interested in running for the Board, contact Kathleen Burke at 614-261-8708.

Nominees should have a bio to read at the April meeting and published in the April newsletter.

The Irish Life Experience is a 25-day cultural academic program offered to American and Canadian high school students (June 30 to July 24, 2022). The Irish Life Experience program consists of a wide variety of classes, workshops and tours based in three locations throughout Ireland. The goal of the Irish Life Experience Program is to introduce North American students to the essential characteristics and qualities of Irish life. By being immersed in Ireland's history and culture, young adults are able to better understand and appreciate a country whose people have played a significant role in the history of western civilization.

Visit the Irish Life Experience website for details regarding the program. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 8.

Request the application via the Irish Life Experience website. There are a number of pages for you to print and complete. Do not use the financial section, we do not require this. Your application must be complete and should include the following: transcript, application, counselor and teacher recommendation form.

Do not send any money. Contact Kathleen Burke at 614-261-8708 for more information. Mail To: Kathleen Burke, 3275 Milton Ave., Columbus, OH 43202.

The deadline to apply for this year's $3,000 College Scholarship is Friday, April 8. 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 application materials to: Kathleen Burke, 3275 Milton Ave., Columbus, OH 43202.

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

March 11 Proclamation Day, Fish Fry & Mossy Moran, Shamrock Club
March 11 Proclamation Day with Fialla and The Hooligans at Tara Hall
March 13 DOE Irish Breakfast, 10 am-1 pm, Shamrock Club
March 17 St. Patrick's Day Mass, St. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Family Reunion
Four Irish Dance academies and The Hooligans and the Ladies of Longford
March 17 Fialla (8 pm) and Shamrock Club Pipes & Drums (10 pm) at the Shamrock Club
March 17 Mad Maudlin and The Hooligans at Tara Hall

Emerald Society Fish Fry's are every Friday, March 11, 25 and April 1, 8.

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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