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ROSARIES AND BLANKETS HAND-CRAFTED
BY NEW YORK COURT
Members of Court Santa Maria #295, Medina, New York, donate
their material, time and talents to make beautiful cord rosaries,
chain rosaries and fleece blankets for various missions. Over 450
blankets and 5,000 rosaries have been sent around the world. In
the photo, top row, left to right, Rosemary Pegelow, Recording
Secretary Terri Vick and Lorraine Catruna. Bottom row, left to
right, Gloria Gruber, Regent Linda Freas, and Toni Pickett.
WEST VIRGINIA COURT HOLDS "RAMP FEED"
Court Victory #379, Weston, West Virginia, held a ramp feed with
local Knights of Columbus in May. Ramps are a spring delicacy,
much like an onion, and several hundred people came to enjoy
the "all you can eat" feast. In the photo, court members who
worked on the ramp feed, left to right, West Virginia State Regent
Kathy Sims, Marilyn Bean, Diane Collins, Kay Droppleman, Tanya
Riley, Rose Neal and Janice McCarty. Other members not pictured
donated desserts and set up the gymnasium for the event.
Court Our Lady of the Rosary #2624, Bristol, Tennessee, hosted
a baby shower for a couple referred by the Moms R Us, a
program which, the court explains, strives to improve the health
and wellness of teens and their babies by influencing their
decisions regarding pregnancy. In the photo, court members
join the couple, surrounded by carefully wrapped gift bags.
TEXAS CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY AT STATE CONVENTION
Texas celebrated its 100th Anniversary at its 50th Biennial State Convention in April. The convention theme was, "Everything is possible
to the one who has Faith," Mark 9:23. The convention celebrated the state's CDA growth, noting that since the institution of its first court
in 1909, Texas became the eighth state court in the nation in 1917 with twelve local courts, and today has 245 local courts, five Campus
Courts and 68 JCDA Courts. The focus of the convention was "celebrating those who have gone before us," which included honoring past
state regents, in the photo, left to right, Past National Regent Libby Ramirez, Past National Director Duchess Collins, Dee Scheetz, National
Regent-Elect Olga Samaniego, National Director Carolyn Bachmann, Sheila Martinka, Carolyn Malik, Peggy Rosales and Eve Trevino
(absent for the photo were Eunice Perusic and Amy Rueda).
TENNESSEE COURT HELPS TEEN