By Cora McNamee-Lawson
I’m a new member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, joining in September 2010. When I first started I had no idea what CDA was all about. At my first meeting I felt quite overwhelmed, but I met so many lovely and friendly ladies that made me feel very welcomed and at ease. I was also very impressed with what these ladies put together and do whether it be locally or nationally, working with different charitable organizations, and felt it was time I did my share.
I took the challenge of chairing the Afternoon Tea and Membership Drive held on January 16, 2011. With the help of many of the CDA members it was a huge success. There was an assortment of food, sweets and variety of teas as well as several door prizes donated by some of the members.
Fr. Devdas made a brief presentation emphasizing the importance of taking a leadership role in various causes supported by the CDA.
I thank each and everyone of you for being there, it’s been our pleasure to serve the afternoon tea. I couldn’t have done this job without the help of our volunteers, these ladies did a tremendous job.