Daughters of the British Empire In the State of Colorado, Inc.

"Not Ourselves, But the Cause"

For  almost a century, Daughters of the British Empire has been a common  bond for women of British Heritage living in the USA. Members join  together in fellowship, contribute significantly to the good of their  local community and support four retirement homes for men and women  established by the DBE with one home located in each of the four  districts of the Society. Continuing into the twenty-first century,  members have maintained an extraordinary standard of volunteer work  spanning two world wars, the Depression, right up through the liberated  80's and beyond. They have a history of which to be duly proud.

The  American based Society was founded in 1909 by Mrs. J. Elliot Langstaff,  who while visiting Montreal, Canada became acquainted with the work of  the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. A Charter Chapter of the  American organization was formed in New York on March 15th, 1909. The  organization grew rapidly. On April 14th, 1920 the name National Society  Daughters of the British Empire came into being. Now, as we say the  rest is history.

DBE is a non-profit, non-political American  organization and membership is extended by invitation, to women residing  in the U.S. who are of British or British Commonwealth heritage by  birth, naturalization or proven ancestry. Women, whose husbands are, or  whose husband's parent(s) or grandparent(s) are, of British or  Commonwealth birth are also eligible for membership. Junior membership  is available for eligible girls age 13 to 18 years of age. To learn more  about DBE and its history in America, read our DBE History Brochure or  visit the National Society's web site.


Colorado State Award 2019

At the 2019 annual National Council Meeting, the Colorado chapter won an award for accumulating the most new recruits for a small group. We are growing! Come join us for fun social gatherings and charitable functions celebrating Commonwealth values and social graces!

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