The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) instituted the Court St. Joseph, #2754 July 1 at St. Ann Parish in Miller. This court had 43 members take the membership pledge. Fr. Paul Josten was installed as the court chaplain by Father Russell Homic, South Dakota State Chaplain, Ipswich.
After the Mass of Institution, the membership elected the following as new officers of the court: Deb Bushfield, treasurer; Diana Runge, financial secretary; Susi Odden, regent; Diane Steers, vice regent and Theresa Lichty, recording secretary.
Members from Highmore, Orient/Polo, Roscoe, Redfield, Faulkton, Kimball, Wagner, Parkston, Brookings, Sioux Falls, Dell Rapids, Pierre, Huron and Woonsocket shared in the celebration.
CDA is a non-profit organization started by the Knights of Columbus in 1903. Their motto of unity and charity encompasses many worthy causes on the state and national level.
Court St. Joseph will also be able to choose projects on the local level for the good of their church and community.