During these unprecedented times, like each of you, I am navigating the situation on a day-to-day basis. I'm following the recommended social distancing, which is unfortunately keeping me away from my grandchildren, shopping between 7am-9am , cleaning every closet and tackling a 2000 piece jigsaw . I am very grateful that I have not heard of any members or their families that have been diagnosed with the virus at this time. I sincerely hope and wish that you all stay healthy, please keep in touch with each other visit our face-book page , phone, face-time , email or revert to the old fashion way of writing a note. It is really important to reach out to those alone.
This year is the 200 anniversary of Florence Nightingale so i thought i would send you one of her quotes " The greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel". Florence Nightingale.
Susanne Young-President DBE-Colorado
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 enjoying lunch in Evergreen, CO.
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 Commonwealth Rose chapter made a meal, and served it, for the Women's Homeless Initiative's Monday night shelter at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Denver. The menu was cottage pie, salad, home made bread, and a chocolate layer pie along with a variety of sodas. We prepared food for 36: 25 overnight shelter guests and several overnight volunteers and there was not a crumb left! We had fun doing it and it was much appreciated by the homeless women and volunteers alike.
Susanne Young, President of DBE, Colorado, and Third Vice President Janet Arce (left) display the newly embroidered banner that was presented at the 2019 National DBE Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
The Sandhurst chapter of Colorado donated baby supplies to Marisol Catholic Charities this year. DBE supports a range of local charities as well as a DBE senior home in California.