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

New officers 2020-2022

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Court #216, Fort Dodge
Pictured here from L-R: Treasurer JoAnn Anderson, Recording Secretary Leslie Nagel, First Vice State Regent Rita Carlson, Regent Christina Rosch, Proxy standing in Marie Sheeder DD, Vice Regent Teresa Brown and Financial Secretary Joanie Peterson.  Rose Mary Ruddy was the ceremonial coordinator.

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. The themes of this year’s contest are “Here I am Lord, I Come to do Your Will.” Psalm 40 or “Doing My Best to do Good.” 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 8th, 2019. 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


**54th Biennial State Convention –  Plan on attending the next State Convention April 30 to May 2, 2021. It will be hosted by the Local Courts from both the Davenport and Des Moines Dioceses. Site is yet to be determined.

 2020 National Convention will be held July 15-19 in Dallas, Texas.
More details to follow.

National Convention 2018 recap