COLORADO PAST REGENTS CLUB:
What is the Past Regents Club and why should you join?
The Past Regents Club of Colorado is an opportunity for all past court regents to keep in touch, make new friends, and renew friendships formed with other court regents during a regent’s term. Every year past regents have the opportunity to socialize and catch up on life’s events. There are many Past Regents Clubs throughout the country and the earliest information we have shows that the Colorado Past Regents Club started in about 1982. We have had many wonderful CDA sisters stepping up to be officers throughout the years, and your current officers were elected at the 2021 Colorado State Convention held in Cortez, CO: President – Donna Barnes; Secretary – Julie Hatch; Treasurer – Evelyn Irving. Being a member of the Past Regents Club is an honor given to those Catholic Daughters that have “stepped up” to lead their court. In 2019, there was a vote to change the Bylaws to make membership in the Past Regents Club even more accessible than before – there is no longer a time limit for your term as Regent of your court. Please consider becoming a member. There are only two meetings: we have a social meeting and luncheon at the Colorado State Workshop and a business meeting and luncheon at the Colorado State Convention, where By laws are reviewed and a charity is chosen to which a donation is made. We also provide a Memorial Service for all deceased CDA members throughout the State of Colorado. It is a very moving tribute to our deceased. Dues are $6.00 for two (2) years paid prior to the business meeting. Members pay for their own meal at both gatherings. Invitations will be sent out to all the out-going Regents to join us and we hope you accept this honor. The current officers of the Past Regents Club want to convey a sincere thank you to our current active and inactive members.
MEET YOUR OFFICERS
Present Donna Barnes, I am a member of the St. Anthony Court in Durango, CO. I have been the Financial Secretary for two terms, and this is my second term as Court Regent. I am the webmaster for the State Website. I have been with St Anthony since 2012. I have been Employed with Walmart since 2005. I joined Past Regent Club have social time with other Past Regents and help donate to the cause of whatever the Past Regent Club decided.
Secretary, Julie Hatch was elected to be the new Secretary of the Past Regent Club. She is a Charter member of Court Our Lady of Peace #2728 in Woodland Park, Colorado and was elected and held position of Regent from Feb 2017 to April 2019. She is the current State Chairman of Legislation in our Circle of Love and has been holding that position since Oct 2019. She also is her Court’s Local Chair for the Quality of Life. Julie is 57 years old and is married and has 2 two sons, one is 36yrs old and one is 14yrs old. She has 4 Grandchildren, 3 girls and 1 boy. She is the Owner and Operator of her own business. Her business is Mountain Mama Appliance Repair, where she offers in home service to repair appliances. She enjoys fishing, playing cards with friends. But truly feels that she has found her calling with the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and really enjoys spending time with her Sisters in Christ
Treasurer, Evelyn Irving My husband Jim and I moved to Colorado (from California) in 1994. I became the Parish Secretary for Holy Family Parish in Security that year. Holy Family and St. Joseph Parishes merged to become St. Dominic and I remained their secretary for over 22 years. I became a member of Court Holy Family #1794 in 1998 at the urging of Regent Kaye Kabat. I was elected as Vice Regent that same year and since then, I have also held the court offices of Recording Secretary and Regent. I have also had the honor of being 2nd Vice State Regent, State Treasurer, and State Regent (2007-2009, 2010-2011 and 2013-2015). In 2017, I became a Charter Member of Court Our Lady of Peace #2728 in Woodland Park. I joined the Past Regents Club at my first opportunity, 2007. I was elected as the Treasurer at the 2019 State Convention It has been a rare and wonderful experience – being a part of the Past Regents Club and a part of the “sisterhood” of past leaders of the most wonderful organization in the world.