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

We look forward to meeting tomorrow at 2 pm. We are planning to get together in person in June for the meeting. Save the date, Sunday, June 13 at 2 pm. We will discuss locations tomorrow.

The Installation of Officers is Wednesday, June 9, we hope you can join us. Find the details below.


The May meeting will be held via Zoom, Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m.

View and print the May Meeting Agenda.
View and print the April Meeting Minutes.
View and print the May 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 May 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 825 8774 9610 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: 825 8774 9610, 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 825 8774 9610# 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.

We are starting to collect socks for the homeless, all ages this summer. If you see them on sale, please share with members. Cheryl is coordinating a way for you to purchase online or drop off to her. Watch for updates.

We learned that Kroger has a 90% off sale on hats and gloves. If you are shopping in Kroger and would like to purchase, we will find a non-profit later in the year to donate to.

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.

If you have old or gently-used suitcases (larger ones with wheels) or backpacks, foster children need them when they arrive or leave their new home.

Please contact Cheryl at 614-774-8879 for pick-up or drop-off arrangements.

The Daughters of Erin Installation will be held Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 .p.m. at the Old Bag of Nails, 24 North State St., Westerville 43081. Parking is available in the downtown area. There is an elevator and we will have our own room. If you have questions, please contact Patty Archer at 614-832-3160.

Member and Judge Jodi Thomas will be swearing in the officers at 7 p.m. Dinner immediately follows.
Dinner choices are Fish & Chips or Beef Au Jus with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. Dessert choices are carrot cake or bread pudding. Water, iced tea and coffee are included. The cost is $20 per person. Alcohol not included, there will be a bar in the room.

Please order your dinner on the Installation Banquet web page. Please be sure to include contact information.
We want to celebrate big birthdays, work announcements, honors, etc. Please share the details, so we can share this information and celebrate with you.

We wish a happy belated birthday to all those who celebrated earlier in the month! Blessings to all!
May 7 Sara Trepanier
May 9 Annie Curran
May 12 Stefanie Osborne
May 13 Ansley (Rothwell) Wilkinson
May 20 Kathy Ebersbach
May 24 Kathleen Odgen
May 28 Genevieve Warling

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.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

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.

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Please also pray for Annie Graves, Ryan Graves, Susan Broon, Paul Tisdale, Sr. Mary Pat Gallagher, Joan Shanahan, Mary Sue Dempsey, Margie Butz, Katie Thompson and Laura Kruse.

Joan Shanahan is recovering from hip surgery. She has been the one to send cards and well wishes to our members for many years. If interested, her address is 3284 Riverside Dr., Columbus, OH 43202.

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.

Save the date, Saturday, Aug. 28. The Irish Community Bereavement Committee is hosting a Mass and Wake at the Shamrock Club to honor and celebrate the lives lost since March 15, 2020.

Families are asked to make collages, pictures or whatever they want to celebrate their loved ones. If you lost a loved one during the past year, please send their name to Mary Strickland at themightymary@gmail.com.

We will begin at 4 pm with Mass and a candle lighting to honor those we lost.
The Committee will supply the main foods and have asked people to bring a dish to share.

Slainte, Mary Grady Strickland

Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger and choosing to benefit the Daughters of Erin. Just this week we received a check for $104.33! 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!

Shamrock Club Flag Day, Monday, June 14 at 6 pm
Ladies of Longford, Friday, June 25 at 7 pm, Shamrock Club

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

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