The Ohio president and vice-president of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia (CLC) recently traveled to Portsmouth to present Jan Iery, a member of the Portsmouth Council of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia with a gift. Since 2013, the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has connected with councils throughout Ohio by drawing the name of a member on a quarterly basis. Iery recently learned that her name was drawn and that the drawing would also benefit her local council.
Iery received a Friendship Package comprising of personal items such as scented soaps, hand lotion, note pad, pen, note cards, small kitchen items, and more. In addition, Iery’s entry provided the Portsmouth Council members in attendance a complimentary luncheon at a local eatery that was covered by the home office.
The Catholic Ladies of Columbia is a fraternal benefit organization which was incorporated on March 12, 1897 in Ohio. Its goal is to meet individual needs through a life insurance program at affordable rates and provide other financial services while bringing members together in friendship and service to their communities, churches, and schools.
The CLC has been headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since 1941 and offers many benefits to its members financially, emotionally, and spiritually. The home office offers scholarships, matching gifts, and rates on policies, annuities, and IRAs that grow at a steady pace.
Twenty-five CLC scholarships of $1000 are available each year to students entering or enrolled in college, those in a graduate school program, or those returning to college to embark on a new career.
To assist local councils in giving back to their communities, the main office also matches funds for charitable fundraising. The Columbus office matches a local council’s funding dollar for dollar, up to $350, for a total of $700 for an organization or charity that the local council has identified as “doing good in the community.”
The organization consistently looks after the welfare of its members. It provides free life insurance for newborns from age eight days old through 60 days old. The standard rate applies after that which is a Godsend if the infant develops medical complications which other carriers may deny. On the other hand, should an insured minor become an orphan as the result of both parents passing away, the minor continues to receive a monthly benefit until the age of 18.
In addition, the Sisters of Notre Dame keep CLC members in their daily prayers and even accept individual requests.
CLC members build lifelong friendships as they engage in social activities that serve their parishes and communities. Members render many hours of service to their communities, churches, and schools each year.
Those with questions or anyone interested in joining the local council of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia may contact Carol at 740.456.5112 for more information.