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Catholic Daughters of the Americas strive to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.



2020-2022 New Officers L-R: Regent Christina Rosch, Vice Regent Teresa Brown, Recording Secretary Leslie Nagel, Financial Secretary Joan Peterson & Treasurer JoAnn Anderson finally got together for a picture as New Officers at our September 10 meeting. THANK YOU to outgoing officers Holly Aljets and Shari Fitzgerald for their dedication and service to Court 216.

Joan Peterson, Teresa Brown, Regent Christina Rosch Proxy Marie Sheeder, Rita Carlson, Leslie Nagel and Joanne Anderson. Congratulations!

New CDA Tablecloths – Compliments of our talented Treasurer JoAnn Anderson! Treasurer JoAnn Anderson made two beautiful CDA tablecloths for our meetings. THANK YOU JOANN for this amazing gift for Court 216 to enjoy for many years to come!

#CDA Strong

2022-2024 Officers
Regent:    Joan Peterson
Vice Regent:    Leslie Nagel
Recording Secretary:   Deb Kelleher
Financial Secretary:     JoAnn Anderson
Treasurer:      Teresa Brown
Dues:  Dues statements will go out in late June.  Of course, there is no penalty for early payment 🙂  Dues remain at $33 made payable to CDA Court 216.  You can mail your $33 check to me  – Joan Peterson

Court #216 – 2021 Education Contest Winners

2021 Court 216 Education Contest 1st Place Winners 

Front Row L-R: Samantha Welter 1st Place Poetry Div. II, Nora Kate O’Connor 1st Place Computer Art Div. II, Kara McGonegle 1st Place Essay Div. III, Jihyo “Irene” Song 1st Place Art & 1st Place Computer Art Div. I, Jade Rock 1st Place Essay Div. I, Marvin Bacon 1st Place Poetry Div. I, Alexandra Leiting 1st Place Essay Div. II (not pictured Maggie Lennon 1st Place Music Div. III).
Back Row L-R: Education Contest Co-Chairs Jennifer Schomberg & Sheila Huebsch and Court 216 Regent Christina Rosch.

We are looking forward to the next Membership Drive!
Stay tuned!

Memorial for Deceased Members

Court 216 Presents Honor Quilts in November to Honor Our Local Veterans

Front Row – Court 216’s Talented Quilters, who graciously gave many hours of their time and significant treasure to present these beautiful honor quilts to our Veterans again this year, from L-R: Kitty Nilles, Dorothy Hughes & Jean Konvalinka.

Back Row Honor Quilt recipients & families are L-R: Sharon Hickey & son/Veteran Pat Hickey, Veteran Ray Rosalez & wife Sharon, Veteran Steve Rehmann & wife Kathy, Lt. Col. Jason Kolacia, wife Jennifer and children.



Welcome Our Newest Members!
The Reception of New Members Mass
You Could Be In This Photo!  Won’t You Join Us?

Court #216, Proud Members of the 1903 Society

 Click for Perpetual Members of the 1903 Society form

Webmaster Emeritus Rita A. Carlson iowafarmgirl4@hotmail.com

Past Regent Christina Rosch rosch@mchsi.com