Iowa Catholic Daughters will convene

Iowa Catholic Daughters of the Americas are celebrating 100 years here in Iowa and looking forward to the 50th Biennial State Convention in April in Fort Dodge.

The convention convenes Friday, April 19, at the Best Western Starlite Motel. This three-day event will cover bylaws changes, resolutions and election of new officers to name a few of the business transactions.

Speakers include Father Jim Sichko from the Diocese of Lexington, Ky. He travels throughout the United States giving missions, retreats and days of recollection. Fr. Sichko will speak Friday afternoon. Msgr. Lyle Wilgenbusch from the Archdiocese of Dubuque, will speak to members Friday evening. Msgr. Wilgenbusch serves as Episcopal Vicar for the Waterloo region of the Archdiocese of Dubuque as well as chair of the Priestly Life and Ministry committee of the Archdiocesan Priest Council. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the American Martyrs Retreat House.  On Saturday evening, Jon Leonetti, international Catholic speaker and radio host in Des Moines, will speak. National Director of Catholic Daughters of America, Shelia Storey, will also bring messages from the national office.

Delegates and alternates have been elected by local courts, but all Catholic Daughters of America (CDA) members may attend by contacting their local regents and/or district deputies to register.

Registrations should be sent to State Secretary Jan Grundmeyer by March 20 at 1830 Buchanan Delaware Ave., Masonville, Iowa, 50654.

More details about the Iowa Catholic Daughters will be found in the spring issue of The Voice.  For reservations at the Starlite Motel, call (866) 599-6674 or (515) 573-7177.

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