CDA Membership

Watch the **Membership Video from
National Regent 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.
The State Newspaper: The Voice

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


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!

Spring 2019

6    Carroll        Carol Greving                        524   Muscatine    Rita Beecroft
49  Waterloo    Rita Harrington                    524   Muscatine    Gwen Johnson
49  Waterloo    Nancy L. Hart                       524   Muscatine    Kathy Johnson
49  Waterloo    Linda Schneider                   524  Muscatine    Michelle Almandinge
49  Waterloo    Linda Stamp                          524 Muscatine     Laura Custis
49  Waterloo    Patricia Eilders                     814  West Union   Jamie Hoey
94  Iowa City    Barbara Thomas                1585  Milford          Tammy Delaney
216 Fort Dodge  Clare Clabaugh                 1585  Milford          Teresa Abba
216 Fort Dodge  Linda Dencklau                1585  Milford          Rebecca Ann Wittrock
216 Fort Dodge  Donna E. Foesythe           1714  Jesup              Sharon Rose Schares
216 Fort Dodge  Sharon Landwehr            1806  Waucoma     Ruth Balk
216 Fort Dodge  Beverly Schreiber            1945  Ankeny          Sandra Garcia
266 Earling        Betty Foxhoven                 1945  Ankeny          Roxanne Petersen
283 Algona        Jeanne M. Reding              1945  Ankeny          Beverly Whitlatch
283 Algona        Joann Briggs                       1976  Manchester  Sandra Roling
283 Algona       Patricia Kuper                     1976  Manchester  Dorothy A. Palmer
321 Oelwein     Mary Kalb                            1976  Manchester  Carol Meisgeier
388 New Hampton  Linda Kapler               2515  Spirit Lake   Katie Shaw
408 Spencer      Susan D. Watkins               2515  Spirit Lake   Rose Spangler
428 Creston      Kelly Stull                             2515  Spirit Lake   Mary Lou Clarke
460 Estherville  Coletta Jaeger                    2515  Spirit Lake   Donna Nellis
495 Independence  Mary Finnegan
495 Independence  Marlene Tux