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

We look forward to meeting tomorrow at 1 pm. We'll talk about the great activities in March and April and what's coming up through the summer.

This has been an interesting two years. Even through a pandemic, we have had many incredible experiences. From meetings via Zoom, to drive-through fundraisers, successful events and more. I am so proud to have represented of the Daughters of Erin as President.

Please join us for the May Crowning at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 21 and the Installation of Officers at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, we hope you can join us. Find the details below, please RSVP to the committee chairs.


The May meeting is Sunday, May 14 at 1 p.m. The Election of Officers is from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Hospitality asks us to bring veggies or fruit tray, cheese and crackers, small potato chip bags or deviled eggs.
The menu is: chicken salad sandwiches, Italian bite sandwiches, macaroni salad and potato salad.
Desserts are: lemon cookies and an assortment of Bundtinis cakes.
Drinks: coffee and tea. Iced tea and lemonade.

Thank you Peggy Arnold and Patty Archer

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

May 7 Sara Trepanier
May 9 Annie Curran
May 11 DeVan Costello
May 13 Ansley (Rothwell) Wilkinson
May 18 Lori Hickey, Samantha O’Brien
May 20 Kathy Ebersbach
May 24 Kathleen Odgen

During May, we are accepting donations for the Marine Corps Family Support Community, a non-profit 501c3 organization that started in 2001. The organization was started by a Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and parents of Marines deployed to Afghanistan and later Iraq. They support our troops by sending Care Packages to all branches of the military. They have kept the original name because that is the name on their 501c3 application.

The website is marinecorpsfamilysc.org and a Facebook page @ Marine Corps Family Support Community.
The post office charges about $16.25 for medium boxes, so they also are very appreciative of monetary donations to help with postage.
There is a general supply list on their website, but they have recently taken inventory and are in need of the following items. They also have recently added a large group of female Marines to their Care Package list, so there are many female items needed.
Travel tissue packets
Cotton round make-up removal pads in a tube (Dollar Tree has these)
Bath sponges
Deodorant - Male
Antiperspirant - Female
Mini Pads
Bobby Pins - Black/Brown
Foot Powder
Disposable Razors - Female and Male
Ponytail Holders
Facial Wipes - Female
Shaving Cream - Female and Male (NO Aerosol)
Antibacterial Wipes (NO Liquid)
Lip Balm/Chapstick
Dental Floss
Individually packaged toothbrushes
Beef Jerky
Pop Tarts
"Jif to go" packets
Individual snack packs of nuts
Individual snack packs of Pringles (the large cans don’t fit well in the boxes)

For the June meeting we will be accepting items for Saints Alive. Their list includes tarps, double AA and triple AAA batteries, clothing and food donations.

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

The Daughters of Erin and Ladies Ancient of Order of Hibernians host the 2022 May Crowning, Saturday, May 21 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, please give her a call.

The Daughters of Erin Installation will be held Wednesday, June 8 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.

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.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020
The May meeting and Election of Officers is Sunday, May 15, voting is from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the meeting begins @ 1:15 p.m.
I am the daughter of Suzanne Longenbaker who belonged to the Daughter's of Erin more than 20 years ago.
My sister Nancy Longenbaker and I joined the Daughters of Erin in 2001 and have been active since then. Nancy and I have coordinated and organized the fundraising table since 2003. Since then, I have served as a Board Member, Parliamentarian and Vice President. I was Member of the Year in 2008, Irish Woman of the Year in 2013 and have assisted with many events over the years. Thank you to everyone as we work together with a commitment to our charities and Irish culture.
Thank you for your vote for me for President of the Daughters of Erin.
Sharon Tantes
Hello, my name is Becky Ellis. I’m currently the Secretary on the Board.
Over the years I have served in many capacities beginning as Hospitality Chair, Secretary and President. As you can see, I seem to have skipped serving as Vice President and would like to rectify that now. I have chaired or volunteered for many of the DOE activities including the Irish Breakfast, Christmas dinner, Tea Rooms at both the DIF and the Summer Feis, Golf Outing and many more.
My past Board and volunteer experiences have left me with a unique understanding the organization and all it’s parts. I bring that history with me when helping make decisions that effect the organization.
I also discovered how tight the Irish community is and why the DOE and the people I have met and become friends with have meant so much to me. Please vote for me so I can continue to serve the DOE.
Thank You, Becky Ellis
I have been asked to run for the secretary position. I have been a member of the DOE since 2016. I was a Board of Director member in 2017. I was then secretary from 2018-2020. I enjoyed the position and having the opportunity to work with the other Irish groups.
These past two years I have been on the Hospitality Committee with Patty Archer. Due to Covid our only large event was the Christmas Luncheon in 2021.
I have volunteered for the Children's Christmas party,the Easter Egg Hunt, the Dublin Tea Room and the Irish Breakfast.
I am happy to be serving as the secretary again to help our organization.
Thank you for your consideration,
Peggy O'Neil Arnold
My name is Mary Enright Freimark . My father was a charter member of the Shamrock Club Pipes and Drums Corps and I am proud to say I grew up in the Irish Community. I worked in government for 31 years and am enjoying retirement. I grew up and currently live in Clintonville. I am happily married and together my husband Ryan and I have a blended family of five grown children. I love OSU football, traveling and entertaining for family and friends. I have been active withing with Cheryl Costello and Peggy Shanahan on the Bowling Extravaganza the last four years and the annual adopted families. I love the Irish community and I am glad my parents got me involved from a young age. The Daughters of Erin have been very generous to my daughter Anna, and I would like to have the opportunity to give back to the organization.
Thank you for your vote.
Mary Enright Freimark
I am originally from Weirton, West Virginia where I grew up with parents, my older brother and younger sister. After graduating college, I moved to Cambridge, Ohio to begin my career in Education. I taught English IV, Speech, and Journalism for 15 years. After earning my Masters in Guidance and Counseling, I became the Junior/Senior Guidance Counselor. I finished my career by teaching at Zane State College in Zanesville, Ohio.
As I began my career in public Education, I became very quickly aware that not all my students were fortunate enough to have the love, support, and opportunities I experienced growing up. This was one of the motivations for earning my masters in Guidance and Counseling. I became a member of our county organization called the Council for Coordinated Services which put together a treatment plan to provide wrap around services, rather than overlapping services, for children and parents in need.
This is one of the reasons I joined the Daughters of Erin. I am so happy to be involved in an organization that provides for those in need through our charities, and also provides scholarships. 
My husband Tim and I moved to Columbus in 2016 to be closer to his transplant center and to take advantage of all the cultural and social activities the city has to offer. Our son and his wife live in Roswell, Georgia and we visit them often.
Thank you for your vote.
Karen Kane Jones
My name is Sharon Selby and I am running for Board Delegate of the Daughters of Erin. I am a widow since 2006 after being married for 30 years. My husband Jim was a dedicated Shamrock Club member. I have four children and 12 beautiful grandchildren ages two to 21. My oldest daughter was an Irish dancer for many years with Ann Richens and now my five-year-old granddaughters is taking Irish Dance with the Millennium Academy. I am a member of St. Joan of Arc parish in Powell and was a member of St. Anthony parish for more than 25 years. My children attended St. Anthony school, DeSales and St. Charles. I worked over 20 years in Retail Management and started a new career in real estate after my husband passed away. I am with Cutler Real Estate in historic Dublin.
The Daughters of Erin is a wonderful, loving organization. I have found everyone to be so generous with their time and talents. I enjoy being part of this organization and look forward to a lifelong fellowship. I served as Vice President from 2012-14 and want to keep active with the Board. I served with Peggy McCathran doing Hospitality and worked various events including the Irish Tea Room, Irish Breakfast, stuffing Easter Eggs, selling badges, raffle tickets and more. I appreciate your support and will do my best as a Board Delegate.
Thank you for your vote.
Sharon Selby

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Please pray for Bob Irwin, Marian Morrison, Suzy Lhamon, AJ Malloy, Colleen Kelly & family on the loss of the children's father; and Chris McKenzie, Fred Berkemer, Derek Kimmel, Linda Bakenhester, Kay Fallon, Paul Tisdale, Lois O'Reilly, Peter Burke, Dan Costello, Msgr. John Cody, Jackie McVey and Ryan Graves.

Please pray for an send love and unity all in Ukraine. 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 are exploring a Young Professionals group as well as continuing the Junior Division. If you know new moms, professionals or newly married women, we are planning to host events to encourage membership. Watch for updates this year.

Also, if you know any younger girls, please invite them to join the Daughters of Erin Junior Division.

From Kelly Hetrick, for Patricia Shay. For patients fighting blood diseases, such as leukemia, a stem-cell transplant may be their only cure.

My sister-in-law's friend, Patricia (Trish) Shay, is in need of a stem-cell transplant for a rare form of bone marrow cancer called myelofibrosis.

Trish is being treated at the James at OSU and they are having a hard time finding a match for her. Usually siblings are the best match, but her siblings have passed on. Trish is asking for anyone between the ages of 18-40 and of Irish ancestry to register for a test kit and do a DNA swab. If you match Trish, you would be asked if you want to donate some blood to her to replace her immune system. Trish is also asking for your prayers, and she sends her thanks in advance to all willing to test for her with the hopes of saving her life.

To get tested, go to Be The Match at bethematch.org and register to get a test kit mailed to you. The kit contains a swab you will use to swab the inside of your cheeks, which you will then return to Be The Match. Please be sure to include Trish's name (Patricia Shay) on the paperwork you send back with the swab. (The process is similar to that of ancestry.com).

Please note that the registry is listed as the bone marrow registry under "Support the Cause." This is the registry you will join, even though Trish is in need of stem cells, not bone marrow.

Trish is an OSU grad, attends St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in West Jefferson, and has been active in the Irish community, as her children have all danced for Regan-Rankin-Holland Irish Dance (the group who dances each year at the Irish Breakfast).

If you have questions, please contact me at kellykennedyhetrick@gmail.com.

God bless and love to all!
Member Kelly Kennedy Hetrick
We are selling 2022, 2021 and 2020 (and all additional years) Daughters of Erin Badges. All badges are $1 each.

We are also selling badges with a lanyard, choose five badges from past years and receive a lanyard to put them on for $5!

If you would like to purchase badges, please contact Sharon Tantes at 614-361-8590 or Sharon Selby at 614-595-2010.

Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger, ee 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!

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 and Birthday Night on the third Friday, watch the Tara Hall Facebook page for entertainment listings.

Shamrock Club Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14, 6 p.m.
Shamrock Club Music Festival, Saturday, June 25, 2-11 p.m.
DOE Scone Baking for the Dublin Irish Festival, Saturday, July 30, TBD
DOE Team Room, Dublin Irish Festival, Friday, Aug. 5 to Sunday, Aug. 7

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

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