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

I'm always excited for this time of year. The Christmas meeting and party are a fun time! The Irish Woman of the Year is named, we have a great meal and a wonderful time with the Rowdy Raffle! Don't forget to gather your raffle items (single items, theme baskets or whatever you'd like to bring). The fundraising table will be set up, for Celtic shopping for the holidays!

Doors open at noon, the meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the dinner immediate follows. If you'd like to come early to set up, we will begin setting up at 10 a.m. or stay to help clean up. Come any time! Thank you in advance.

The 2023 badge will be on sale at the meeting.

I can't wait to see all of you!

Thank you,

The annual December meeting and Christmas Party is Sunday, Dec. 11 at Trinity School, St. Christopher Church. The cost is $10 per person, pay at the door. An elevator is available.

Doors open at noon, come early to check in and place your raffle donations and purchase tickets. The short meeting begins at 1 p.m.

We have new raffle tickets, they are $1 each, 10 for $10 and 25 tickets for $20.

It will be a short meeting and delicious dinner - including pasta, meatballs, chicken, potatoes, sausage & peppers, gluten free pasta and desserts - pies, cheesecake and cookies.

Please find the gifts for our six adopted families on the 2022 Adopt-A Families Sign-up Genius page, there are 12 children. If you would prefer to make a donation, you can donate online on the page or you can mail a check to the Daughters of Erin, P.O. Box 1912, Columbus, OH 43216.

You can drop off adopted family gifts on Saturday, Dec. 10 during the Children's Christmas Party or bring them 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 during Shamrock Club Queen of Hearts. We will wrap and organize the gifts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Shamrock Club, 60 West Castle Road.

Please contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 (text or call) or email cherylcostello@yahoo.com with questions. Please ship or deliver directly to Mary Freimark at 502 Acton Road, Columbus, OH, 43214 (Mary's cell is 614-619-2752.) Contact a DOE member if you are not able to deliver your gifts.

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

Join us at the Shamrock Club, 60 W. Castle Rd. on Saturday Dec. 10. Doors open at 11 a.m., Santa arrives @ noon. Bring a wrapped gift with your child’s name on it to give to your child talking to Santa. There will be craft making, clowns making balloon animals and shapes, cookie decorating, hot dogs, punch, chips and goody bags. We'll set up at @ 9:45 a.m. and appreciate help cleaning up.

Don't forget $$ to purchase raffle tickets, to support the event.

If you are looking for a great gift for someone, Teresa Conley will be selling her delicious Irish fudge! If you have any questions call me at 614-316-8278.

Mary Grady Strickland
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Please join us in prayer for healing and blessings, we will update the list in the Echo of Erin.

Erin Feiler, Mary Tisdale, Kathy Kelly, Kathy Ogden, Larry Doyle, Clyde Fenton, Karen Franz, Harry & Artie Berkemer, Peggy Fahy, Chuck Sayler, Drew, Sheila Hivley the loss of her mother, Loretta Durban; Linda Fox, Kay Fallon, Abi & Matt Clark, Terry Baesmann, Ed & MaryKay Moriarity, Cindi Mulholland, Terry Baesmann, Corey Stevens, Suzy Llahmon, Ryan Graves, Steve Archer and all those in need of our prayers.

Please pray for peace around the world. 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.

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, please confirm your information with Peggy McCathran, she will have the applications to review.

Dues can be paid at the December meeting or by mailing a check made out to Daughters of Erin (please spell out on the check) to: Peggy McCathran,3012 E. Mound St., Columbus, OH 43209 or call Peggy with questions at 614-235-2969.

If any contact information has changed, please include it with your check.

Kevin Cain of The Hooligans is planning a trip to Ireland, May 6-15, 2023.

CIC Tours is organizing the trip, based on 40 people going, the cost will be approximately $2800 per person, the price may change based on how many people are going.

If you are interested, join the Facebook group or call William Luke 954-226-9003 or email wltravelingclub@gmail.com.

The 2023 Shamrock Club Irish Family Reunion is Friday, March 17 and will be held at the Battelle Grand Ballroom at the Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. Tables are $130 per table of 10, if you purchase your table by Feb. 1, 2023. Individual tickets prices are $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 5 to 17. Children 4 and under are free.

Tables are sold on first-come basis. We have 10 tables reserved, contact President Tantes if you want a table at impala0382@yahoo.com or call 614-361-8590.

Table prices are reduced $20 per table from last year. But prices will increase to $140 per table at the first Shamrock Club meeting in February and $150 per table at the first meeting in March. Reserve now to save!

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be brought in and coolers will be checked. There will be food available for purchase (more to come on this). AND you may still bring your own food as in past years.

This year we have a special 50/50 drawing, with a goal selling 1,000 tickets and a payout of $5,000 to the winning number. Tickets are $10 each, and available for purchase now.

Call the Shamrock Club office with questions, 614-491-4449.

Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger, we continue to receive funds from YOUR use of the Kroger cards! This money is raised from Kroger Cards registered through Kroger Community Rewards program.

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!

Upcoming events include:

Tara Hall is open every Friday, watch their Facebook page for entertainment listings.

The Shamrock Club is open every Friday for Happy Hour and Queen of Hearts, watch the Shamrock Club Facebook page or website for additional events. They will be closed the last two weeks in December.

Tara Hall is open every Friday featuring music and Birthday Night on the third Friday, watch the Tara Hall Facebook page for entertainment listings.

The Central Ohio branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, celebrating Irish music, language, and culture. Visit the Columbus Comcultas website for details.

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

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