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,

Thank you to everyone who attended the Bowling Extravaganza and thanks to the committee who hosted another wonderful event!

Congratulations to college scholarship winners Ali Lothes and Isabel Winters; and to the Irish Life Experience winner, Shawn Peterson. The Shamrock Club is hosting a car wash and bake sale for him, June 4, watch for updates.

Please RSVP for the Installation Banquet and let members and friends know there is an early deadline to respond. I'm looking forward to the swearing in of our 2023-24 board.

If you are planning to attend the May Crowning, please let Carolyn Collins know and if you can help set up or clean up, it is appreciated.

Happy Mother's Day.

Thank you,

The Daughters of Erin Installation will be held Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Bag of Nails, 24 North State St., Westerville 43081. Parking is available in the downtown area. There is an elevator and we will have our own room. Please RSVP to Patty Archer at 614-832-3160 by Monday, May 15.

Dinner choices:
  • Fish & Chips or Beef Au Jus with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans.
Dessert choices:
  • Carrot cake or Bread pudding

Water, iced tea and coffee are included. The cost is $30 per person. Drinks and alcohol are available at your own cost, the bar is in the banquet room.

The Daughters of Erin and Ladies Ancient of Order of Hibernians host the 2023 May Crowning, Saturday, May 13 at 11 am at Holy Family Church, 584 West Broad Street, in the Parish Center, behind the church.

All are invited ... bring friends and family!

There is a luncheon immediately after the Rosary and May Crowning.

Please plan to attend and so we can plan how much food to prepare, RSVP to Carolyn Collins at 614-893-1700. If you are interested in volunteering to set up and clean up, please give her a call.

The May meeting and Elections are 12:30-1:30 p.m., the meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at Trinity School, Saint Christopher Church on Grandview Ave.

Hospitality asks us to come early to bring picnic to share.

Charities reports there is a needy family in need of a few items. We are collecting items for three children, one boy and two girls items needed include:
  • A baby grooming kit, soaps, medicines (pain, salves, etc.) and forehead thermometer
  • Baby blankets
  • Diapers, size #2, #3 and #5-6 and baby wipes
  • Boy clothes, 3-6 months
  • Girl clothes, 24 month or 2T and 9-12 months
  • Baby play mat activity gym

If you have questions or ideas for a monthly charity, please contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 (text or call) or email cherylcostello@yahoo.com.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

The May meeting and Election of Officers is Sunday, May 21, voting is from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the meeting begins @ 1:15 p.m.

President Sharon Tantes
Vice President Becky Ellis
Secretary Peggy Arnold
Board Members: Mary Freimark, Karen Jones and Donna O'Brien

Their bios will be in the next newsletter.

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.

View and print the 2023 Membership Application.

Dues can be paid 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 of your contact information has changed, please include it with your check.

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

May 7 - Sara Treponier
May 9 - Annie Curran
May 13 - Ansley (Rothwell) Wilkinson
May 20 - Kathy Ebersbach
May 21 - Leslie McGregor
May 24 - Kathleen Odgen, Valerie Delmonaco

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.

Patty Bryant, Mary Grady Strickland, Chris Sweeney, Suzy Lhamon, Carol McConahay, Jeri and George Burton, Franklin Tack, Denise Contos, Terry Baesmann, Sue Whittier, Joann McNamara, Jim Taratine, Maureen Gillespie Lovell, Mary & Paul Tisdale, Kathy Kelly, Clyde Fenton, Karen Franz, Kay Fallon, Ed and MaryKay Moriarity, Corey Stevens, Ryan Graves and all those in need of our prayers.

Please pray for all affected by recent storms and 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.

For the third year, Cardo's Pizza & Tavern is hosting a Golf Outing to benefit the Daughters of Erin.

Our participation is finding hole sponsors and door prizes! Please help get donations for the event.

If you would like to sponsor a hole or donate raffle items (gift cards, liquor, golf items, etc.) please call or text Sharon Selby at 414-595-2010 or Debbie Lynch at 614-203-4164.

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.

If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Card, please register your account so your rewards benefit the Daughters of Erin. 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.

You can register in store at the Customer Service Desk, the Daughters of Erin organization number is 81910 -- or -- register online at
In the search field, type in Daughters of Erin or enter the organization # 81910. And press SAVE.

We will have a computer at the next meeting for you to register.
Thank you for your support!

There are so many things happening in the Irish Community. Please visit the websites and Facebook pages for events and activities.

May 13, May Crowning, 11 am, Holy Family Church
May 13, Ladies of Longford, 8 pm, Shamrock Club
May 19, Quiz Night, 7 pm, Shamrock Club, 50/50 benefits Shawn Peterson'
May 19, AOH Birthday Night, 7 pm, Tara Hall
May 21, May Meeting and Elections, Trinity School, St. Christopher Church
Voting begins at 12:30 pm, meeting at 1:15 pm
May 31 DOE Installations of Officers, Old Bag of Nails, Westerville
June 9, Dogwood Road, 8 pm, Shamrock Club
June 11, Shamrock Club Blood Drive, 10 am-4 pm, Shamrock Club
June 11, June Meeting, 1 pm, Trinity School, St. Christopher Church

The Shamrock Club is open every Friday for Happy Hour. 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 celebrates Irish music, language, and culture. Visit the Columbus Comhaltas website for details.

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

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