Our Story

Court Mary Immaculate was organized January 22, 1956 by our Mother Court Louise in Ft. Worth. We serve seven Dallas parishes and have over 200 members. 


In October 2013, the Junior CDA Court Mary Immaculate was organized and we currently have over 50 members. 


Throughout our 61 years, we have had 9 chaplains and 25 different regents (some have served more than once). Three of our regents were elected to state office, one served as national parliamentarian, and some have been appointed to such offices as District Deputy. 

Board Members

Regent

Terry (Theresa) Wade joined CDA in 2007.  She was asked to serve as CDA Treasurer in June of 2012 and became Vice Regent in June of 2014. Terry has served on several committees within CDA, but the committee bringing her the most sense of accomplishment and joy is Lead on the American Wheelchair Mission Committee. Terry has two adult children and three dogs. Her hobbies include camping, traveling and painting.

Vice Regent

Carol McDermott joined CDA in 2018 and became Vice Regent in 2020.  During her time with CDA, she has assisted in various CDA projects, including the Fish Fry Bake Sale. She is a retired school teacher, teaching for over 30 years and continues to tutor. Carol has six children, 17 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. She loves to sew with her family.

Recording Secretary

Lucille Tafalla joined CDA in March of 2012 and was soon assigned to the CDA phone tree. She found her calling in decorating for new member receptions, becoming involved with set-up, serving and clean-up of this event. Her favorite CDA activity is serving on the Honor Guard to honor our deceased members at their rosaries and is honored to serve as Recording Secretary. Lucille is a retired critical care nurse, has been married to husband, Paul, for 45 years, and has two sons, one daughter, and four grandchildren.

Financial Secretary

Deborah Terasaki joined CDA in 2006 after witnessing the CDA attending Corporate Mass together. She was asked to serve as Spiritual Advisor, where she led the opening and closing prayers and conducted the Memorial Services. Later, she was drawn to the Honor Guard position, honoring our deceased members at their rosary. She served as Recording Secretary from 2012 to 2016 before taking time off to be on the RCIA team at her church.

Treasurer

Lisa Ortiz joined CDA in March 2016. She was asked to serve as Treasurer in June of 2018.  Lisa participates in the CDA phone tree and has participated in various CDA fundraisers, including the 4th of July Cork Pull and Fish Fry Bank Sale.  She is married and has two sons.

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