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2021 Maria Rau Memorial Scholarship

Posted on September 30, 2020 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (39)

New Jersey CDA State Scholarship 2021



Applications for the 2021 NJ State Court Scholarship, “Maria Rau Memorial Scholarship”, will be available from the State Education Chairperson, Justine Romanelli, beginning in December 2020.

This scholarship is open to any child/grandchild of a New Jersey CDA member. The student must be a resident of NJ, currently a high school senior, and attending a four year college in September 2021 as a freshma...

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2021 National Education Contest Information

Posted on September 30, 2020 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (122)

2021 National Education Contest



The themes and procedures for the 2021 National Education Contest have been sent to State Regents and Local Court Regents . Details of the contest, student/member entry form, and local court form are included in the Quarterly Newsletter received in September. Local Court Regents should forward the information and forms to the Court Education Chairperson.

This year’s themes are “Let All You Do Be Done Wi...

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JCDA College Scholarship

Posted on September 30, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

National Scholarship Opportunities 2021

9th Grade Catholic High School Scholarships

JCDA College Scholarship



The National Court will award two $1000 scholarships to 8th grader entering the 9th grade in the fall of 2021 to a Catholic High School. Applicant must be Catholic, may be male or female, and does not have to have a relative who is a CDA member. An essay, required documents and application must be submitted directly to National Chairman of...

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Tourches will remember

Posted on September 27, 2020 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

This year the Torches will remember all those who have passed away during this pandemic - Covid or Non-Covid related.

We invite you to add your loved ones name to a Tribute Wall we have created. These names will be read out loud during the Lighting Ceremony on 10/31/20. At Audrey's suggestion, I have added CDA remembrance.

Tribute Wall Memorial

We encourage you to add the names of your deceased loved ones on the wall, and dedicate a message.


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New Elected National Officers

Posted on July 23, 2020 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

National Officers


Sherry Nilles – National Regent

Emily Guilherme – National Regent-Elect

Susan Moné – First Vice National Regent

Essie Walker – Second Vice National Regent

Connie Dronette – National Secretary-Treasurer

NJ State Court Raffle

Posted on April 16, 2020 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (1)

We have filled for an extension of our State Raffle Date.   Hopefully, the new date for the State Raffle drawing will be September 12, 2020

Please remember to return all raffle tickets and money.  Please try to sell all raffle tickets as this funds our Scholarships.

CDA National Convention

Posted on March 10, 2020 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The CDA National Convention will be held in Dallas, Texas on July 15 through July 19, 2020.   * Unfortunately, due to COVID 19 the convention has been cancelled.

Please see message from our National Regent:


Worthy State Regents,

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that the 202o National Convention has been cancelled. Please send the following letter to each court in your state either by email or by US mail. Everyone needs to be awar...

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Day of Recollection

Posted on March 10, 2020 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 9:30 am - St. Joseph's Shrine in Stirling, NJ cost is $45 per person

Monday, May 17, 2021 - San Alfonso's in Long Branch, NJ is schedule. 

New Jersey State Convention

Posted on March 10, 2020 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

April 24 and 25, 2021 - NJ State Convention will be held at the Embassy Suites in Piscataway, NJ.  More information to come.  We would love to see you join us.

Officers Workshops

Posted on March 10, 2020 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

September, November, and December, 2020 - three officer workshops are planned.  Please watch for further information.