CDA Membership

Watch the **Membership Video from
National Regent Elect Olga Samaniego

Please allow 20 min. if you share the you tube video at your meeting.


What do the Catholic Daughters do?

Answer the Lord’s call with faith, generosity,join-a-group-hands
and love by joining
the Catholic Daughters of the Americas!

Catholic Daughters engage in an expansive array of activities
in pursuit of our mission including support of and involvement in:

  • Enhancement of Spiritual Life
  • The Holy Father, Bishops and Clergy
  • Evangelization
  • Mission activities
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Vocations to the religious life
  • Mother Teresa
  • Right to life
  • Adopt-a-Child program
  • Battered spouses and child abuse
  • Prevention of teen pregnancy and suicide
  • Scholarships and educational contests
  • Drug and alcohol abuse prevention
  • Civic Programs
  • Morality in Media
  • Elderly
  • Prison Apostolate
  • Aid to flood and disaster victims
  • Apostolate of the Sea
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Rural life
  • Patriotism
  • Veterans’ support
  • Project Handclasp (U.S. Navy)


Why should I join Catholic Daughters?

  • Unity with over 70,000 women across the globe
  • Practical leadership development
  • Community and parish outreach
  • Support the Holy Father
  • Scholarships for you and your family
  • Help shape future leaders through CDA
  • The benefits of insurance programs
  • Spiritual, social and cultural activities
  • Legislative concerns
  • Lasting friendships

In addition to opportunities at the local, state and national level
for fellowship with other Daughters who pursue our mission of faith
working through love in the promotion of justice, equality,
and the advancement of human rights and dignity for all,
Daughters experience the opportunity to give and receive.
By giving of your time, talent, ideas, knowledge, dedication,
and enthusiasm, you’ll receive leadership skills, affirmation,
community, broadened horizons, a marked sense of accomplishment
as well as many spiritual benefits.

Iowa Catholic Daughters members receive our
quarterly state newspaper.

Daughters also receive SHARE, the award-winning,
quarterly magazine of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.


How do I join Catholic Daughters?

Locate a court in or near your city

Click and check the map link below. Find the Diocese your in, and look for a court in your city under the proper tab in the menu at top of this website.

Contact the regent or financial secretary of the local court.
Ask for details about their meeting dates and times,
the special projects and events they have,
the parish affiliations they have, etc.
Ask to attend their next meeting.
Dues for each local court are different and set by the court membership.




Our Newest Iowa CDA Members!

94 Iowa City Linda Aker
216 Fort Dodge Lynn Goraczkowski
216 Fort Dodge Shannon Monson
216 Fort Dodge Mary Gonnerman
216 Fort Dodge Sheila Huebsch
216 Fort Dodge Cindy Vinson
269 Sioux City Brenda Kathol
269 Sioux City Carol Joan Rigg
269 Sioux City Claudia Hardy
269 Sioux City Frances Patricia Bayer
269 Sioux City Ruth Ellis
269 Sioux City Judy Jaminet
269 Sioux City Terry A. Moran
300 Dunlap Patricia Kelley
302 Des Moines Theresa O’Roake
302 Des Moines Sharon Vail
321 Oelwein Mary Ann Infield
330 Council Bluffs Elaine Fenner
350 Dyersville Karolyn Rose Taylor
350 Dyersville Nancy Heiring
983 Ossian Judy Busch
1550 Churdan Jessica Trecker
1550 Churdan Michelle Hardy
1737 Decorah Peggy Lensing
1797 West Bend Marjorie Drown
2498 Portsmouth Janice Waltz
2515 Spirit Lake Mary Newton
2711 Ames CC Tania Alvarado
2711 Ames CC Emily Smith
2711 Ames CC Isabel Derdzinski
2711 Ames CC Amy Staebler