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

Welcome Fall! We're on the homestretch for ending 2020. I hope this message finds you well. We are working on fundraisers, activities and more. We will vote on the bylaw changes at the October meeting. We continue to discuss how we can connect with you and see how you’re doing. We would like to know if you plan to attend the meetings in October and November. Please reach out to me at mckoprs@yahoo.com or to any of the Board members. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Peace,
Chris
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

We have found a location to stay socially distanced and meet as a group, The Point on the Park, 150 South High Street. This banquet facility is owned by Megan Dempsey; she has given us a very reasonable rate.

There is metered parking (Sunday is free parking in Columbus). The City Center or Statehouse garages are available for covered parking.

Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2 pm
Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 pm

We will not have food at these meetings. We will be following COVID-19 guidelines, so please wear a mask.

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

We are collecting school supplies for our designated charity in October. Any donations of school supplies will be accepted and delivered to needy schools throughout Columbus. We can make arrangements for "no-touch" pickup, or coordinate a drop-off. You can contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 or you can email at cherylcostello@yahoo.com.

  • The DOE will also be having an ongoing collection of 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.

  • In November & December, we will be collecting for our adopt-a-families. If you know of a family that may need assistance during the holidays, please contact Cheryl. All participants will be kept confidential.

  • We will be compiling a list of charities for consideration for additional donations. Please forward names and contact persons for any charities that you would like to recommend to Cheryl or any Board member by Wednesday, Oct. 7, for review at the Board meeting.
PRAYER LINE

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers including Marty Becker, Ann Mary Hamilton, Rich Clemons, Nancy Harding, Bill Morbitzer, the family of Vera Motika, Jim Durbin and the family of members Pat & Carol Durbin, the family of Megan Mountain and the family of Barbara Mentel Mangini. We pray for peace on earth, for all affected by the uncertainty in the economy, for love and unity to surround all people, for healing of all those affected by the coronavirus and for a vaccine. We also pray for all those in the military, police and healthcare workers.

View James Durbin's obituary. Funeral services will be held on September 29. If you would like to send a card to Pat and Carol please send to: Patricia Durbin, 5253 E. Broad St., Apt. 226, Columbus, OH 43213.

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.
2020-21 DART LEAGUE

Are you interested in joining the Daughters of Erin dart league? We will be starting back hopefully on Thursday Oct. 15, We play at the Shamrock Club on the first and third Thursdays of the month and end our season usually in late April. To play you must be a full member in good standing of the DOE, Shamrock Club, LAOH or Emerald Society. Dues for the league are $5 per season and are collected in the first month we play. if you're interested, but not sure you can commit, you can be added as a sub. We are putting teams together now! Contact Becky Ellis at bellis.1296@yahoo.com by Saturday, Oct. 3 if you have a new team or would like to join an existing team. 
2020 IRISH QUILT RAFFLE

We are raffling off an Irish Quilt. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 to benefit our annual charities. The Raffle Drawing is Sunday, Nov. 22.

Contact Sharon Tantes to purchase tickets at impala0382@yahoo.com or call 614-361-8590.
NOMINATIONS FOR IRISH WOMAN OF THE YEAR

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
CLANN NA NGAEL UPDATES

Shamrock Campaign
The Shamrock Club of Columbus Shamrock Campaign is underway! For a minimum $25 donation, a shamrock is painted on the driveway, sidewalk or porch at your home or business. Follow along using hashtags #shamrockclubcol #Shamrocked #paintohiogreen #shamrockcampaign. Help promote Irish history and traditions to Central Ohio, the region and state!

Schedule shamrock painting: https://bit.ly/scocShamrocked
Make payment or donation: http://bit.ly/shamrockclubcol

Events at the Shamrock Club of Columbus
During October the Shamrock Club is hosting events outside. Visit the Shamrock Club Facebook page or website for details.
  • Barktober Pet Parade and Blessing Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Blood Drive, Sunday, Oct. 11, 10 am to 3 pm. Visit the American Cross website and search for Shamrock to register online.
  • Harvest Festival, Saturday, Oct. 17

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.

Irish Road Bowling
Irish Road Bowling Fall Classic sponsored By the County Fayette Irish Road Bowling Association. All Proceeds benefit the Greater Columbus Irish Cultural Foundation. Saturday, Oct. 31 check in at 10 am bowling at 11 am at the Deer Creek State Park Beach Area, follow the signs Teams of four $10.00 per player.

The tentative date for the first annual AOH Road Bowling event is Saturday, Nov. 7 at Delaware State Park. Watch for updates in October.


PROPOSED CHANGES TO DAUGHTERS OF ERIN CONSTITUTION
Due to our current situation with COVID-19, the Board thought it best to propose amendments to our Constitution to bring us up to date with virtual meetings and elections. References for these changes were the State of Ohio Revised Code, Roberts Rules of Order and the online application ZOOM.
Below you will find the proposed changes in yellow. The following paragraphs will show the current Sections and how they read for your comparison.

Explanations regarding what each Section means with the new changes.

Article V, Section 3 – When a new budget is created, the amount paid to the Financial Secretary is decided at this time. The budget is then brought in front of the membership for approval which happens in January. Previously, the Section stated that the stipend would be approved at the June meeting.

Article VII, Section 1 – General membership meetings - “Present in person” means to physically attend the meeting. We added a provision to hold meetings virtually. The current mode of virtual meetings at this time is ZOOM, but could change to another online application or service in the future.

Article VII, Section 4 – Board meetings - “Present in person” means to physically attend the meeting. We added a provision to hold meetings virtually. The current mode of virtual meetings at this time is ZOOM, but could change to another online application/service in the future.

Article VII, Section 6 – This Section has been added to allow a person to attend a meeting virtually even when we have returned to meetings in person. They must get prior approval from the President.

Article VII, Section 7 – If a meeting is being held virtually, all materials must be made available to members 24 hours in advance. (agenda, minutes, financial report…)

Article VII, Section 8 – ZOOM is the current online application of choice for virtual meetings. This app allows its users to create a “poll” or question, such as a motion, to be sent to all on the meeting for their review and input. Members would have access to answer a yay or nay to any motion and the organization would have a written record. This written option would be a more accurate account of voting than an oral vote or hand raising.

Article VIII, Section 2 – The committee decided to add the words “none of which can be current candidates on the ballot.” This has never happened during an election to our knowledge and it is common sense, but we felt it should be added for clarification for future elections.

These changes will be displayed for two months for your review. In the third month, our general membership will vote on the acceptance or denial of these changes. Each Section will be voted on individually and not as a whole.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please feel free to contact Parliamentarian, Peggy Shanahan pshanahan116@gmail.com or 614-323-6941 cell.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE DOE CONSTITUTION, JULY 2020

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 3 The position of Treasurer and Financial Secretary shall be appointed by the President and voted on and approved annually in June by the members of the Board.
The Treasurer shall serve in an advisory capacity to the voting members of the Board.
The Treasurer shall serve in a nonvoting capacity.
The Financial Secretary shall serve in a voting capacity and receive a semi-annual stipend payable November and May in an amount to be determined through the budget process and approved by the Board and general membership.

ARTICLE VII – MEETINGS

Section 1 Membership meetings shall be held monthly present in person September through June. Meetings can be held virtually if approved by a majority vote of the Board.

Section 4 The Board of Directors shall meet present in person during the week prior to a regularly scheduled meeting. Meetings can be held virtually at the discretion of the President.

Section 6 Members can virtually attend a present in person meeting at the discretion of the President.

Section 7 All meeting related materials should be made available to members 24 hours prior to any virtual meeting.

Section 8 Voting during a virtual meeting must be done in writing.

ARTICLE VIII- NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND
DELEGATES TO THE BOARD

Section 2 The Election Committee shall consist of the Parliamentarian as chairwoman and 3 to 5 members in good standing appointed by the Parliamentarian none of which can be current candidates on the ballot.
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CURRENT DOE CONSTITUTION, Last Amended in 2017
This is how the current Sections read in our Constitution which was last amended in 2017.

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 3 The position of Treasurer and Financial Secretary shall be appointed by the President and voted on and approved annually in June by the members of the Board.
The Treasurer shall serve in an advisory capacity to the voting members of the Board.
The Treasurer shall serve in a nonvoting capacity.
The Financial Secretary shall serve in a voting capacity and receive a semi-annual stipend payable November and May in an amount to be determined by the voting members of the Board and approved by a Quorum at the June meeting.

ARTICLE VII – MEETINGS
Section 1 Membership meetings shall be held monthly September through June.
Section 4 The Board of Directors shall meet during the week prior to a regularly scheduled meeting.

There are no Sections 6,7 or 8.

ARTICLE VIII- NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND DELEGATES TO THE BOARD

Section 2 The Election Committee shall consist of the Parliamentarian as chairwoman and 3 to 5 members in good standing appointed by the Parliamentarian.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger and choosing to benefit the Daughters of Erin. 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!
AMAZON SMILE
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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