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!

Spring 2018


6 Carroll Eileen Sander 390 Jefferson Pamela Fairclough 1585 Milford Donna Anderson
49 Waterloo Ann Condon 390 Jefferson Sue Taylor 1585 Milford Sheila Driesen
49 Waterloo Peg Moore 408 Spencer Therese Schany 1768 Cedar Rapids Carolee Bruner
216 Fort Dodge Nancy Richmen 428 Creston Elaine Haines 1768 Cedar Rapids Linda Stoll
216 Fort Dodge Mary Yung 428 Creston Anna Moore 1768 Cedar Rapids Dani Woods
283 Algona Maria Bronk 428 Creston Joyce Bechtel 1797 West Bend Autumn Wirtz
283 Algona Patricia Casey 495 Independence Harriet O’Laughlin 1926 Cascade Mary Lynn Knepper
283 Algona Patricia Elbert 524 Muscatine Susan Krueger 1976 Manchester Marcia Burkle
283 Algona Valerie Fakler 524 Muscatine Linda-Sue Lohse-Lange 1976 Manchester Ellen Lammers
283 Algona LaVonne Henry 524 Muscatine Sherry So 1976 Manchester LuAnn McQuillen
283 Algona Royann Rutledge 814 West Union Jean Ann Henn 2515 Spirit Lake Annette Kalkhoff
283 Algona Deb Schindler 1545 McGregor Kathleen Allers 2515 Spirit Lake Brenda Kraft
330 Council Bluffs Sharon Orton 1545 McGregor Patricia Scheffert
330 Council Bluffs Stephanie Schuster 1545 McGregor Lucy Schissel