Dear Ladies of DBE in Colorado,
As we leave this year of 2020, let’s be thankful that we have survived it! As far as I’m aware, we have not lost any members to the Pandemic, and I haven’t heard of any family of members either. I hope I am right.
We have much to look forward to in 2021. Hopefully, before too long we will receive the vaccine and we can begin to believe that life will return to something we can recognize as normal. Masks and social distancing will be with us for some time but come Spring I’m sure we’ll be able to meet outside with our fellow Chapter members and maybe even have a State social as well.
Our Annual Council Meeting will still be held using Zoom. Please put Saturday, March 13that 11 a.m. on your calendar and plan to attend.
We will plan a Victorian Tea in October, 2021. If it turns out that it’s still not safe to hold indoor events, the work will not be wasted as we’ll have the foundation for the Victorian Tea in 2022. We will continue to look for innovative fund raisers that will bring in money for the charities we love and we will, together, be successful, as we have been in 2020.
A friend of mine who’s a Life Coach sent out, “Ten Year-End Questions to Ask Yourself.” Question #1, was, “What have you accomplished this year? On seeing the first question I rolled my eyes and thought, “I’ve accomplished nothing!” Then, with her gentle guidance, I began writing down some accomplishments, little ones at first, then I realized that actually, I’ve accomplished a lot in 2020 which I might not have, had it not been for Covid 19. Another questions posed was, “What have you learned about yourself?” I’ve learned a lot about myself this year: even though I’ve spent more time at home than usual, I’ve never been bored. I enjoyed having time to read or watch movies, without guilt. Pressure has been off to always have the house spic and span in case someone turns up unexpectedly, or because we’re having friends in for drinks, or dinner. I already knew what wonderful neighbors we have in our condo building but this year it was emphasized as we held Friday night Zoom parties at first and when the weather became warmer, we had balcony parties (on our separate balconies, of course!) Weekly Zoom calls with my sisters in England have brought us closer than we have ever been.
I encourage you to ask yourself the same questions and find the good in 2020, even as we say a welcome goodbye to it. And, let’s not forget the dedication and self-sacrifice of our health care workers, our hero doctors, nurses, hospital and nursing home workers. They have demonstrated the best of human nature. And, let’s not forget the many acts of kindness and care we have seen all around us.
I’d like to leave you with these words of Mark Twain:
Life is short; Break the rules
Forgive quickly; Kiss slowly
Love truly; Laugh uncontrollably
Never regret anything that makes you smile...
Embrace 2021. I look forward to seeing you all soon; I wish you a healthy and Happy New Year.
We are excited to announce our new State Fundraiser. If you are looking for a gift for the Anglophile or Brit friend or relative, we are now taking orders for these thermal insulated tote bags. Or if you like the idea of having a reusable grocery bag or just supporting some great charities, this bag is for you! They come in a navy color with the DBE logos on front and website address on the back. There have 20” carrying handles and a plastic bottom insert to lend rigidity to the bag. The dimensions are 15” h x 13” w x 9.5” d.
> The price for each bag is $20.00, plus $5.00 for postage. Where possible local orders can be hand delivered.
Please contact via email: Lee Vos at email@example.com to place your order and for more information. All our members are volunteers and all the monies raised goes towards The British Home for the elderly and local registered charities.
The Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) in Colorado is made up of women of British or Commonwealth of Nations background who are committed to friendship, charitable causes, and celebrating our shared heritage. We meet on a regular basis forming life-long friendships while contributing to our local communities and national charities.
The Commonwealth Rose Chapter meeting outside while it's still warm.
Last years Victorian Tea was as always, a huge success! We had a full house with ladies dressed in their fancy frocks and fancy hats! The food was delightful, the tea plentiful. Our vendors, raffle prizes and 'Victorian guests' really made this event special! Check out the details of this years Tea!
For almost a century, Daughters of the British Empire has been a common bond for women of British heritage living in the U.S. We invite you to learn more about joining one of the DBE chapters in Colorado.
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Recently the Mary Wollstonecraft Chapter in Colorado Springs made a delivery of all the soft toys and dolls they had been collecting to the the Doll Dr.'s located at the First Lutheran Church in the Downtown area. This program takes gently used dolls and soft toys, makes clothes and blankets for them and then distributes them to children in need, in various situations, at Christmas time.
The Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. We share and promote our British heritage while supporting local charities and our four senior living facilities across the US.
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