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

Thank you to Peggy Shanahan, Mary Freimark, Cheryl Costello and the rest of the awesome committee and volunteers for a very successful Irish Breakfast! A special thank you to all of the kitchen workers who spent Saturday and Sunday preparing the delicious food.

We also had a fantastic Proclamation Day! Two years ago, we were the last group in Columbus City Hall and this year, we were the first group to return to City Hall! View photos from Mass, breakfast and the Proclamation Day and Painting of the Green online.

Saint Patrick's Day is two days away!! We'll have a bus for all the women not able to walk the parade route! See parade information below. Mass begins at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Patrick Church. There will be buses to take you from the Convention Center parking to Mass and then from Mass to the Parade staging area. The cost for each ride is either wear or purchase ($2 each) or wear a 2022 Shamrock Club badge plus $1.


Adult tickets are still available for the Irish Family Reunion for $15 each and children (age 5-18) are $8 each. If you have a table, you can take items to your table as early as 7:30 am, the ride the Beat Bus back to Saint Patrick Church, the bus cost is wearing or buying ($2 each) a 2022Shamrock Club badge and $1.

Irish Family Reunion
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 and 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 (there is a fee, $1 plus a Shamrock Club Badge).

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.

Save the date, Sunday, April 10, for the April Meeting.

We are collecting Easter candy at the April meeting and will make baskets for needy children after the meeting is over. Please make sure candy is individually wrapped. Also, see below the for the April/May charity.

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.

During April and May, we are accepting donations for the Marine Corps Family Support Community, 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. They support our troops by sending Care Packages to all branches of the military. They have kept the original name because that is the name on their 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 they also are very appreciative of monetary donations to help with postage.
There is a general supply list on their website, but they have recently taken inventory and are in need of the following items. They also have recently added a large group of female Marines to their 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)

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

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 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 and a 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.

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, 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.

The committee is collecting raffle prizes and auction items, let Peggy know if you will be bringing anything for the raffle.

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.
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.

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 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.

We are also selling badges with a lanyard, choose five badges from past years and receive a lanyard to put them on for $5!

If you would like to purchase badges, please contact Sharon Tantes at 614-361-8590 or Sharon Selby at 614-595-2010.

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

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 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 Fridays, March 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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