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National Catholic Daughters of the Americas®

Formed in 1903, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas® is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas and today numbers 66,000 dues-paying members in 1,150 local courts in 45 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Kenya, and Peru. 

We provide local spirituality, sharing and activity under the support of a vibrant national organization.  Members donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.” They embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.

National Officers

National Chaplain

Most Reverend R Walker Nickless

Sioux City, IA

National Clergy Consultant

Rev. Siby Punnoose

Sheldon, IA

2020-2022 National Board

National Regent

Sherry Niles

Sheldon, IA

First Vice National Regent

Susan Mone

Mesa, AZ

National Regent Elect

Emily Guilherme

Corona, CA

Second Vice National Regent

Essie Walker

Matthews, NC

National Secretary-Treasurer

Connie Dronette

Sulphur, LA

National Directors

Nancy Bambenek

St Charles, MN

Ivone da Silveira

San Juan, PR

Barbara Jensen

Broken Bow, NE

Michele Bowman

Zephyrhills, FL

Dawn Fortenberry

St Amant, LA

Carolyn Malik

Shiner, TX

Theressa Cersovski

Harrisburg, OR

Irene Gramza

Phoenix, AZ

Darlene Moritz

Milford, IA

1903 Society

The 1903 Society is designed to help maintain the national office in New York.  It is a way members or courts can donate money and help preserve the building while being recognized for their contributions. 

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