Our Mission

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.


Quilt Elves Jean and Kitty! Well done!


2022-2024 New Officers Regent Joan Peterson, Vice Regent Leslie Nagel, Recording Secretary Deb Kelleher, Financial Secretary JoAnn Anderson & Treasurer Teresa Brown. Thank you to outgoing Regent Christina Rosch for her dedication and service to Court 216.




Peace and Blessings!

Congratulations to Rita Carlson of Court 216, she was elected State Regent of Iowa!
    May 13, 2021, Mass was held at the Holy Trinity Church at 6:00 pm.
A reception after Mass hosted by court #216 congratulating Rita Carlson on her
CDA journey in becoming our State Regent. Rita was installed on May 2nd, 2021.
Please keep her and our other state officers in your prayers as they start on their journey of leading all of our Iowa CDA courts.  





 #216 Rita’s “Posse”



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 – JoAnn Anderson, 1209 Riddle St, PO Box 264, Gowrie, IA 50543


Court #216 – 2022 Education Contest Winners



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


Co-Webmasters: Christina Rosch, rosch@mchsi.com
Webmaster Emeritus Rita A. Carlson iowafarmgirl4@hotmail.com

Regent Joan Peterson, imjp2im@frontier.com

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