CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thursday, May 24, 6 p.m. Installation Banquet, Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High Street
Sunday, June 10, 1:30 p.m. Daughters of Erin Junior Division Meeting, Trinity School, St. Christoper Church
Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m. Daughters of Erin Membership Meeting, Trinity School, St. Christoper Church
Saturday, June 16, 12-9 p.m. Fundraising at the Shamrock Club Picnic, Shamrock Club
Saturday, July 27, 8 a.m.-1p.m. Scone Baking for the DIF Tea Room
Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 5 Daughters of Erin Tea Room, Dublin Irish Festival
Sunday, Aug. 26, 1p.m. 3rd Annual Daughters of Erin Golf Outing, Homestead Springs Golf Course
DOE ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Trinity Catholic School, St. Christopher Catholic Church
1420 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212
Our Member of the year is announced at the January Meeting.
The first Sunday in March we have our annual breakfast where our members prepare and serve a traditional Irish breakfast. Our fundraising table is filled with Irish items, the annual raffle supports our St. Patrick's Day parade participation.
Saint Patrick's Day
Leading up to the event we sell our commemorative badges and plan for our participation in the parade. Our float is always one of the parade highlights. We begin the big day with a procession to mass, honoring the patron saint of all Irish people. After mass we march in the parade through downtown Columbus to the Irish Family Reunion. This is a special day for the Irish community. Friendships are rekindled and the soul of the Irish is renewed.
March / April
Easter Egg Hunt
The Children's Easter Egg Hunt is held the Saturday before Easter, at the Shamrock Club (60 W. Castle, Columbus, OH). Doors open at 11 a.m.
Election of Officers
Every May we elect a President, Vice President, Secretary and three Board Members. All regular and honorary members who have paid their dues one month prior to the election are eligible to vote. Officers and Board members serve for one year and may not serve in the same office for more than two consecutive terms.
A May Crowning is held to honor the Virgin Mary.
Officer Installation Dinner
Each year we elect club officers and board members. We have an informal dinner where the installation of the newly elected officers takes place.
Shamrock Club Irish Music Festival
We participate in the Irish Music Festival, sponsored by the Shamrock Club, by selling Irish goods, food and raffle tickets. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Irish culture and hear some great music.
Open to all attending the Clann na nGael Feis! Bake your best soda bread, scones or shortbread! The fee is $5 per entry.
Daughters of Erin Tea Room at the Dublin Irish Festival
Each year we bake scones, Irish Soda Bread, brown bread, homemade breads, cookies and more for the Dublin Irish Festival D.O.E. Irish Tea Room. Visitors enjoy a relaxing cup of ice tea, hot or cold coffee and a delicious afternoon or evening snack. On Sunday morning, stop back for breakfast and some tasty bread pudding.
We celebrate our anniversary at our October meeting with a special party. This is a great time for all members to get together and celebrate their Irish heritage and the accomplishments of their organization.
At our December meeting we celebrate the holidays with the best and most fun Basket Raffle you've ever seen!
One of the most exciting awards annually is announcement of the Irish Woman of the Year.
Gifts are collected for families we adopt each year. Family information (ages, gender, sizes, etc.) and wish lists are collected and printed in the newsletter in advance so that members may buy for the families. In the past we have donated clothes, toys, toiletries, household items, tools, as well as furniture.
Children's Christmas Party
Our Children's Christmas Party is the second Saturday in December held at the Shamrock Club (60 W. Castle, Columbus, OH). Doors open at 11a.m.