2018 National CDA Convention
The 2018 Catholic Daughters of the Americas National Convention was held July 18 – 22 in Sioux Falls, SD. Close to 70 Iowa CDA members and guests attended. Pictured above are the Iowa State Officers, left to right: Rita Carlson State Secretary form Fort Dodge, Karen Kasparbauer First Vice State Regent from Manning, Jan Grundmeyer Iowa State Regent from Manchester, Darlene Moritz Immediate Past Iowa State Regent from Milford, and Deb Steger Iowa State Treasurer from Dyersville. The Theme for the Convention was “Serve the Lord with Gladness” Psalm 100:2. Elected to Regent Elect (will be National CDA Regent in 2020-2022) is Sherry Niles from Sheldon. Reelected to a National CDA Director is Rose Holschlag from New Hampton. Elected to the 2020 National Nominating Committee is Darlene Moritz from Milford. 2018-2020 National Regent is Olga Samaniego from Texas. Her theme is “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening”. Bishop Brendan J. Cahill of the Diocese of Victoria, TX, is the new National Chaplain. Father Edward Lamp of Florida is the new National Clergy Consultant. Next National CDA Convention in 2020 will be in Dallas, TX.