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About Catholic Daughters of the Americas

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In 1903, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) was founded in Utica, New York as a charitable, benevolent, and patriotic sorority for Catholic women. National CDA has 75,000 dues-paying members in 1,250 courts (i.e., local chapters) in 45 states across the country, and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. Members love and support the Catholic church and participate in social and charitable activities.  


To learn more about who the Catholic Daughters are, please see our National site.


The Oregon State Court was organized in 1923. Oregon State CDA supports National CDA policies at the state and local court levels. State aids both National and State projects. It donates to charities, administers scholarship programs, and sponsors a State convention for Oregon courts.  


For more information about State charities and projects as well as others that State supports, please visit the State website 

Junior Catholic Daughters  JCDA

CDA's youth program, Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas (JCDA), was founded in 1925 for girls age 6 through 18. Girls 6-10 are Juniorettes, and girls 11-18 are Juniors. JCDA provides Catholic girls a variety of opportunities to live the message of their Church, community, and nation. For more information, contact our Court's current Regent, Lisa Hurlimann via email or visit the JCDA page on our National site here.

Information about National and State Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas is from their websites. Past Regent Julia Kelso provided information about CDA Court Oregon #118.

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