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

Happy New Year 2021!

We continue to pray that in 2021, we can return to some kind of normal.

A special thank you to Cheryl Costello, her volunteers and all who donated to the 10 adopted families! Cheryl is finishing her report, we'll share it soon!

This Sunday, we will get together on Zoom. Find the meeting agenda, December minutes and financial report for the meeting linked below.

Typically the Member of the Year is named at the January meeting. This year this will happen at the February meeting.

Please join us!

Chris & Sharon

The January meeting will be held via Zoom, Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.


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).

View and print the January Meeting Agenda.
View and print the December Meeting Minutes.
View and print the January Income Statement.


Click here to join the January Zoom Membership Meeting or follow the instructions below.
  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 830 4124 6818 and Password 536938 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: 830 4124 6818, 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: 536938 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 830 4124 6818# when prompted.
When asked for participant id just enter #.
You will be asked for the password. Enter 536938#.
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

Charity donations for the adopted families went very well, Cheryl and the Board thought since we aren't meeting, we can still do our charity work.
We have selected Easthaven Elementary as our school this month, to assist the teachers with supplies. Each child must have their own supplies and this has put a huge burden on the teachers.

Sign-up on the following link to purchase needed items:

We are also collecting 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. Please contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 for pick-up arrangements.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers including Chris McKenzie, Babe Schirtzinger, Kathy Ogden, Kelly Baesmann, Carrie Strickland, Marcie Butz, Msgr. Co dy, Steve Scully, Dort Byrne, Joe Byrne, Kathleen McNamara Thomas.

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.

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.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is working in conjunction with a fellow member of the Central Ohio Irish community at Lawson Flag Supply for an American and Irish Flag Fundraiser.

View and print the LAOH Flag Fundraiser flyer.

Payment due when ordering. Printed order form and payment should be sent to:
LAOH, Tara Hall, 274 E. Innis Ave., Columbus, OH 43207 or send an email to laohcolumbusfundraising@gmail.com.

Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger and choosing to benefit the Daughters of Erin. Last month, we received more that $88. 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 Shamrock Club Blood Drive is Sunday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the Blood Drive website to schedule an appointment or call Mike McConahay at 614-354-5742.

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

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