The CDA 53rd Biennial State Convention to be held April 26-28, 2019
in Okoboji IA at the Arrowwood Conference Center.   Save the Dates!


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Here is the most recent convention information from State Regent, Jan Grundmeyer.

The 53rd Biennial Iowa CDA State Convention will be April 26 – 28, 2019 at the Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, 1405 Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA starting at 9:30 a.m. Registration for the three day event is $150.00. For Court Regents, District Deputies, State Chairmen, Chaplains/Spiritual Advisors, and Lead Host Court #1585 Milford and Court #2515 Spirit Lake the registration fee is $125.00. Registration forms and payments are due postmarked before March 29, 2019. A late fee of $20.00 will be incurred. All fees are nonrefundable. Local Regent and Local Financial Secretary must sign all registrations before they are sent. Send the signed registration form and money to State Secretary Rita Carlson.

Hotel reservations at the Arrowwood Resort can be made anytime by calling 800-727-4561 or 712-332-2161. Cost for a double queen or king bed room is $88.00/night plus tax (10%). When calling for reservations, mention Catholic Daughters State Convention to receive this room rate. A block of rooms is set aside for those attending this conference. Deadline for reservations in the block is March 26, 2019. Canceling policy is 7 days before reserved date.

Use this Registration Form or the one found on Page 11 of the winter issue of the VOICE.

Here is the link to the Arrowwood Convention Center where our event will be held. It is suggested that you call the center instead of making online reservations to ensure you receive the block rate.

Read the tentative Agenda here.

Delegates and Alternates

Local Courts shall elect delegates to the State Convention at a business meeting preceding the deadline for submitting delegate names to the State Regent which is February 15, 2019. The number of Local Court delegates allowed for each court shall be determined by dues billed by the National Office as of November 15 of the year preceding the convention. Each Local Regent should have received this information from the National Office which also explains how the number of delegates is determined. Alternates should also be elected so they are eligible to register for the convention. If an elected delegate is unable to attend the convention an elected alternate can take her place and be a voting alternate. Registration forms will be coming to the Local Regents. When you have been elected and registered as a delegate you are giving yourself an opportunity to be a voice in the Iowa Catholic Daughters by being able to vote on proposals, issues and the election of officers and committees. We encourage you to accept being elected as a delegate/alternate by your Local Court.

This year’s convention speakers will be:

Tom Roberts, an author/storyteller from Sioux Falls, SD, who will tell us about his work with the Children’s Home Society of South Dakota that also serves children in Iowa and about the five children’s Christmas books he has written.

Sister Marie Hesed SOLT will speak about her work with Blessed Mother Teresa and about the Domus Trinitatis (Latin for “Home of the Trinity”), a center for spirituality, retreats, and new evangelization located south of Carroll, IA where Sr. Marie resides.

Sister Shirley Fineran, OSF, LISW will talk about human trafficking. She grew up on a farm between Kiron and Boyer, IA and has been a member of the Dubuque Franciscan order since 1962. She presently teaches social work at Briar Cliff University and founded Siouxland Restoration Center, Lila Mae’s House, a place of healing for sex trafficking survivors.

Pat Mcgill is a speaker, trainer, author and adjunct Professor of Education. Pat holds a Master’s Degree in Education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has a passion for her faith, people, education and community. Her talk is entitled “You Are Like Some Other Women and Like No Other Woman Called to Serve”.


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