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!

983 Ossian Deb Schott
983 Ossian Joan Egeland
1545 McGregor Sandy Meyer
458 Cherokee Denise Mendt
94 Iowa City Marion Karr
1602 Anthon Debi Weaver
1602 Anthon Lynn McCormick
388 New Hampton Shari Marr
524 Muscatine Kristine Duggan
524 Muscatine Krista Moore
269 Sioux City Nonaline Bliven
428 Creston Kay Raymond
428 Creston Jeanne Gibbons
1540 Sibley Carol Harper
1540 Sibley Sherlene Krogman
458 Cherokee Teresa Perrin
216 Fort Dodge Julia Hoesel
1156 Maquoketa Barbara Benhart
49 Waterloo Linda Schrader
49 Waterloo Anna Armstrong
49 Waterloo Alice White
49 Waterloo Sharon Klaren
49 Waterloo Carol Tjaden
49 Waterloo Ruth Beck
388 New Hampton Melanie Davis
1545 McGregor Margo Heck
458 Cherokee Kathryn Barrett
428 Creston Connie Purdum
1806 Waucoma Sally Ann Hensley
504 Washington Charlotte Lindmeier
1926 Cascade Nicole Casey
408 Spencer Mary Grace Thorne
152 Mason City Nancy Hanson
302 Des Moines Margaret Rowe
302 Des Moines Christine Callaway
1602 Anthon Charlene Boyer
283 Algona Jodi Alt
283 Algona Cheryl Baas
300 Dunlap Jean Stamp
512 Greene Monica Miller
390 Jefferson Sue Taylor
983 Ossian Mary Ellen Lofte
215 Rock Valley Vera Murphy
215 Rock Valley Angela Brenneman
215 Rock Valley Shirley VanderWoude
1926 Cascade Barbara Smith
1545 McGregor Margo Heck
1545 McGregor Sandy Meyer
1545 McGregor Joan Sanders
858 Ames Ursula VonGodany
283 Algona Patricia Casey
1768 Cedar Rapids Janet Marbech
1768 Cedar Rapids Susan Begley