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.


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Mail Registration to:

Julie Marlow, IA CDA Secretary
3304 13th Ave SE
Altoona, IA 50009


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.  


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.


 #216 Posse



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

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

2020-2022 Officers

Regent:    Christina Rosch
Vice Regent:    Teresa Brown
Recording Secretary:   Leslie Nagel
Financial Secretary:      Joan Peterson
Treasurer:       JoAnn Anderson

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 during this transition of officers – Christina Rosch, 1305 8th Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA  50501.


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


Co-Webmasters: Mary Brezovan  mary.brezovan@gmail.com
Webmaster Emeritus Rita A. Carlson iowafarmgirl4@hotmail.com

Regent Christina Rosch rosch@mchsi.com

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