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

Due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in our state, we will not be holding an in-person meeting Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 pm. Instead we will once again be Zooming (see details below). We continue to work on fundraisers, charities and more that we will discuss at the meeting. Have you purchased your quilt raffle ticket yet?

We would like to get your feedback regarding the December meeting at the Shamrock Club. Please click here to complete the survey. Thank you.

Looking forward to seeing you on Zoom! Stay safe!


The November meeting will be held via Zoom, Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. See all the log-in information below.


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).

Download the current Income Statement.

  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 849 3194 9604 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: 849 3194 9604, 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
Enter 849 3194 9604# when prompted.
When asked for participant id just enter #.
You will be asked for the password. Enter 123456#.
You should be in the meeting.

Please 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 raffling off an Irish Quilt. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 to benefit our annual charities. Special thanks for the donation from new member Maureen Altier.

The Raffle Drawing is Sunday, Nov. 22.

Contact Sharon Tantes to purchase tickets at impala0382@yahoo.com or call 614-361-8590.

We are awaiting a list of donations of school supplies that will be able to be ordered online. As soon as we have the information set, we will send a link to order online. If you are not interested in online ordering and would prefer other options to donate, you can contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 or you can email Cheryl at cherylcostello@yahoo.com.

  • In November & December, we will be collecting for our adopt-a-families. Watch for updates after the meeting on Sunday. Families will receive gift cards to purchase Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner as well as gifts for Christmas. If you are interested in making a monetary donation rather than purchasing a gift online, please send a check to the Daughters of Erin and mail it to The Daughters of Erin, P.O. Box 1912, Columbus, OH 43216-1912.

  • The 2021 Charities were approved at the November Board meeting. Each non-profit will receive a $500 donation. The charities include: Mommies Matter, Holy Family Church and Soup Kitchen, Columbus Blessing Boxes, Kids 'n Camp, Hope Hollow, and the Clann Na nGael honoree for 2021 Proclamation Day is the City of Columbus Police Honor Guard.

  • The DOE is continuing to collect gently-used children's books to be donated to the Ohio Job & Family Services for children who come in with their parents for benefit assistance.

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers including Nancy Harding, Tom & Janet McGue, Marty Becker and the family of Greg Hankins. We pray for the Presidential Election and peace on earth. May love and unity surround all people, and all be healed, especially those affected by the coronavirus. We also pray for all those in the military, police and healthcare workers.

Guess what? Joan Shanahan turns 88 on Dec. 17. Please send her a card or give her a call. Her address is 3284 Riverside Dr., Columbus, OH 43214. If you'd like, you can give her a call or stop by on the porch, for a few minutes!

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.

Annually, the Daughters of Erin membership names the Irish Woman of the Year. She is recognized as an outstanding leader and contributor in the DOE, their career, church, cultural, volunteer and civic activities. Nominations for the 2020 Irish Woman of the Year are due, in writing, no later than Wednesday, Dec. 9 to Chris McKenzie by mail to P.O. Box 1912, Columbus, OH 43216-1912 or via e-mail to mckoprs@yahoo.com. You can also give letters to a Board Member no later than Wednesday, Dec. 9.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

Events at the Shamrock Club of Columbus
Visit the Shamrock Club Facebook page or website for details.

  • Charity Newsies Bling, Saturday, Nov. 7, 1-4 p.m. The D.O.E. fundraising gals will be there.

  • Christmas Concert, Saturday, Dec. 4, only 50 to 60 tickets available to allow for social distancing. Watch for updates.

AOH Tara Hall
Please join the Patrick Pearse Division #1 Ancient Order of Hibernians at Tara Hall without music on Friday evenings. There is inside and outside, socially distant seating available. They have limited capacity for OSU games on Saturday afternoons.


Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger and choosing to benefit the Daughters of Erin. Last month, we received more that $93. 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 Daughters of Erin
P.O. Box 1912
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1912  

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