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,

In the spirit of the season, I am reminded of thanks and giving. I am thankful for the love and joy we share and to all those to give time and dedication to the DOE, Irish community and those in need.

The Christmas meeting and party are always a time for family and friends to enjoy a fun day as we gather items for our Adopt-A-Families. The Irish Woman of the Year is named. We have a great meal and a wonderful time with the annual Rowdy Raffle! Get your raffle gifts together (single items, theme baskets or decorations). You can also shop at the fundraising table! The December meeting is one you don’t want to miss!

I am overwhelmed and thankful for all of the members of the Daughters of Erin. May you and your families share a wonderful and blessed Christmas & holiday season. Be safe in your travels and enjoy the traditions your family and friends share together.

Thank you,

The annual December meeting and Christmas Party is Sunday, Dec. 11 at Trinity School, St. Christopher Church, at 1 pm, an elevator is available. The cost is $10 per person, pay at the door. We will have a short meeting, delicious dinner (including gluten free items) and the Rowdy Raffle, bring donations and a little extra $ for tickets.

The fundraising table will be set up, time to start shopping for the holidays!


Please find the gifts for our six adopted families on the 2022 Adopt-A Families Sign-up Genius page. 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.

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.

Leftover Halloween Candy
If you or family and friends have leftover Halloween candy, please bring it to the meeting. Each year there is a group of members who make and fill stockings for each child in our adopted families. Thank you in advance.

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

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, as well as their career, church, cultural, volunteer and civic activities. Nominations for the 2023 Irish Woman of the Year are due, in writing, no later than Tuesday, Dec. 6 to Sharon Tantes by mail to P.O. Box 1912, Columbus, OH 43216-1912 or via e-mail to impala0382@yahoo.com. You can also give letters to a Board Member no later than Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Join us at the Shamrock Club, 60 W. Castle Rd. on Saturday Dec. 10 10614-491-4449 if you get lost). Bring a wrapped gift with your child’s name on it and a camera to capture the moment with your child talking to Santa. There will be craft making, clowns turning balloons into animals and all kinds of shapes, cookie decorating, hot dogs, punch, chips and goody bags.

Bring your wallet to purchase tickets for the raffle that supports this party. 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
The Greater Columbus Irish Cultural Foundation invites you to celebrate Christmas with the Irish during the annual Statehouse dinner on Friday, Dec. 9. Our 2022 Honorees are Bob & Mary Ginn Ryan, founders of SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education) and fourth generation owners/operators of Egan-Ryan Funeral Homes.
Schedule of Events
6 p.m. Cocktails in the Rotunda (Cash Bar), Music by The Shamrock Club Pipes and Drums
7 p.m. Dinner Seating in the Atrium, Welcome & Introduction by Colleen Marshall, NBC 4 News
7:10 p.m. Benediction and Dinner. Music by Killashandra
7:45 p.m. Irwin Academy of Irish Dance
8:15 p.m. Award Presentation by Ed Gaughan, President GCICF
Dinner reservations should be received by Friday, Dec. 2. Please call Sharon Tantes at 614-361-8590 to sit at a table with the D.O.E. or visit www.columbusirishculture.com for payment options.
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.

Loretta Durban, Linda Fox, Kay Fallon, Abi & Matt Clark, Terry Baesmann, Ed and MaryKay Moriarity, Steve Mulholland, Corey Stevens, Colleen, Debby Lynch's Mom, Suzy Llahmon, Ryan Graves, Steve Archer,, Allyson Lothes, Mary Lynch and all those in need of our prayers.

Please pray for peace for those 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.

We want to celebrate big birthdays, work announcements, honors, etc. Please share the details, so we can share and celebrate with you.

Dec. 1: Mary Freimark, Sharon Selby
Dec. 2: Isabel Winters
Dec. 4: Jean Winters, Bridget Tyznik
Dec. 5: Janet McGue, Jennifer Bremer
Dec. 10: Allison Fahy
Dec. 11: Charlotte Davis
Dec. 15: Debra Keller-Perry
Dec. 16: Rita Purnell
Dec. 17: Mary Lue Bauer, Joan Shanahan
Dec. 21: Nancy Willemstein
Dec. 22: Siobhan Fallon
Dec. 24: Chris McKenzie, Eileen Basemann, Mary Hilton
Dec. 27: Kathleen Pulse
Dec. 28: Shannon Rothwell
Dec. 30: Caroline Fahy
Dec. 31: Mollie Evanichko

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.

Dues can be paid by mailing a check made out to Daughters of Erin (please spell out) 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 or complete the application.

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.

Downtown Columbus is home to many historically and architecturally significant churches representing the finest in craftsmanship and design.

Join the Columbus Landmarks Society for a tour of our city's most impressive sacred places - learn about their rich architectural history, enjoy live seasonal music, and gain an understanding of how dynamic congregations care for these challenging buildings.

If the weather is inclement or you wish to drive and park at each stop for accessibility reasons, limited on-street or nearby parking is available near each site. Parking is also available at State Auto Insurance, 518 E Broad Street.

New this Year:
The event starts with an extended musical performance by Dr. Orlay Alonso at St. Mary's. Registration and the walking tour begins at First Congregational Church, followed by the St. Joseph Cathedral, Christian Spiritualist Temple, the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the tour ends at Broad Street United Methodist Church with coffee, hot tea and homemade Christmas cookies.

Tour ticket sales support the work of Columbus Landmarks and the host churches. Purchase tickets online.

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:

AOH and LAOH Installation Banquet, Saturday, Dec. 3, Tara Hall

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.

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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