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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.


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2022-2024 Officers
Regent:    Joan Peterson
Vice Regent:    Leslie Nagel
Recording Secretary:   Deb Kelleher
Financial Secretary:     JoAnn Anderson
Treasurer:      Teresa Brown

CELEBRATING Court 216’2 New Officer Installation Mass on June 10, 2022

Front Row L-R Banner Bearer Lois Schreck, District Deputy Marie Sheeder, Vice Regent Leslie Nagel, Regent Joan Peterson, Financial Secretary JoAnn Anderson, Recording Secretary Deb Kelleher, Treasurer Teresa Brown, Banner Bearer Marianne Kesten. Center: State Regent Rita Carlson.  Back Row: Knights of Columbus Honor Guard surrounded by Msgr. Kevin McCoy (center), Court 216’s Chaplain.

2022 CDA Court 216 Scholarship Recipients

Left: Alyxis Mericle $1,000 High School Recipient.  Alyxis’s Grandmother is CDA Member Julie Ault Smith! 
Center:  Emma Alstott $500 Outstanding Catholic Female Leadership Recipient

Right: Jonah Mosier & Grace Fuller 8th Grade $500 Tuition Assistance Recipients

Honoring our Priests & Deacons at CDA Luncheon on June 21, 2022We enjoyed visiting with and serving lunch to our Priests and Deacons         

 L-R Front: Deacon Ed Albright, Fr. Larry McCarty;
Back Row: Deacon Rick Salocker, Msgr. Kevin McCoy, Fr. James Tigges and Fr. Thomas Hart


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 – 2022 Education Contest Winners

2022 Court 216 Education Contest 1st Place Winners 

L-R: Education Contest Chair Sheila Huebsch, 1st place winners: Nora Kate O’Connor, Div. II, Computer Art;         Mae Pokorny, Div. I, Poetry; Kiersten Schumacher, Div. I, Art; Jimin Song, Div. II, Art & Computer Art;                    Cora Anderson, Div. II, Poetry; Grace Schlegel, Div. I, Essay; Greenlee Crimmins, Div. II, Essay,                                   and Regent Christina Rosch

2022 State Education Contest 1st Place Winner

Mae Pokorny, Div. I, Poetry 1st Place is headed for National Contest!  Good luck Mae!!



The Reception of New Members Mass, November 11, 2021

Front Row: Loretta Moon (transfer from Eagle Grove), Joan Shannon, Maria Theresa Smith, Earlene Nordstrom, Mollie Jenks, Cheryl Lychwick, Debbie Flattery, and Ceremony Coordinator Rose Mary Ruddy.  WELCOME LADIES!  WE ARE SO GLAD YOU JOINED US!!

You Could Be In This Photo!  Won’t You Join Us?


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

Court 216’s Talented Quilters, Kitty Nilles, Jean Konvalinka & Carol Heatherington graciously gave many hours of their time and significant treasure to present these beautiful honor quilts to our Veterans again this year.


Court 216’s Retired Naval Commander, Marie Sheeder, presented four Honor Quilts.  L-R: Current active Air Force Commander Randy Davis received a quilt made by Jean Konvalinka. Army Veteran Bernie Rosch & Navy Veteran Jerry Heesch, received quilts made by Carol Heatherington.  Tom Kirby, Army 25th Infantry Division, received a quilt made by Kitty Nilles.  THANK YOU TO ALL HEROS WHO HAVE SERVED AND CURRENTLY SERVE IN THE USA MILITARY & THEIR FAMILIES .



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

Memorial for Deceased Members


Court #216, Proud Members of the 1903 Society

 Click for Perpetual Members of the 1903 Society form

$$ 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

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Past Regent Christina Rosch rosch@mchsi.com