Upcoming Activities for
Our Lady of Good Counsel No. 216

Dear Sisters of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, we are blessed to have the opportunity to come together to share our faith and answer God’s call to service.  Christ says to us in Scripture, “Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am in their midst.”  As Sisters, we are never alone.  As we pray and serve together, God is with us, and with Him, “All things are possible.” May the coming year be filled with God’s guidance and His many blessings.

Christina Rosch, Regent

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Court #216, Fort Dodge
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.

Meetings are a great time to get together with your fellow Catholic women, and make new friends, too. Guests are always welcome. We meet the 2nd Thursday of the month September-June.

Remember to call in reservations for the monthly meetings by Tuesday afternoon to Betty Kelly 515-573-2512 If school is cancelled due to weather, so is our meeting.

Check out Our “Calendar” for dates and times of Upcoming Events

Check out our photo gallery!


Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Education Contest

Are you a gifted artist, writer, poet, digital artist, musician, or photographer? Do you enjoy sharing your talents with others? Would you like to get cash for your work? Consider sharing your talents with the CDA. There are 3 divisions for youth:

  • Division 1 Grades 4-5
  • Division 2 Grades 6-8
  • Division 3 Grades 9-12

The Deadline to enter is February. Do not delay, enter today!


Relay for Life, Survivor Etta Mae Blair

Veteran Quilt Presentation, October 2018

#216 Relay for Life, 2016 Etta Mae Blair, survivor

Annual Swiss Steak Dinner, October 

Annual Swiss Steak Dinner



Programs Held at Our Monthly Meetings

Teresa Brown, Vice Regent

Guest Speaker Teresa Brown spoke about the history of Saint Valentine at our February meeting.  A fun activity of decorating sugar cookies followed!

Stephen Kesten, guest speaker and son of member Mary Ann Kesten

Stephen Kesten, FOCUS

Domus Trinitatis, Sr. Marie Hesed






 Member Article by Deb Kelleher #216 Treasurer


**55th Biennial State Convention –  Plan on attending the next State Convention in 2023. It will be hosted by the Local Courts from the Archdiocese of Dubuque.
More information to be announced in the fall.

2022 National Convention to be held in Puerto Rico, July 20-24, 2022.  Elections for Alternates and Delegates are this spring!

 2020 National Convention will be held July 15-19 in Dallas, Texas.
Almost happened!

National Convention 2018 recap