Welcome to the DBE in Oregon Website!
Tea Tent at the Portland Highland Games
The Daughters of the British Empire is a charitable, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian, voluntary American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry. Its members are professionals, businesswomen and homemakers with common interests and heritage, who meet regularly for business and social events with the common cause of philanthropy.
The Society is affiliated with the Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire in Canada (I.O.D.E.); the Victoria League, London England; and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in the United States.
For over three quarters of a a century, The Daughters of the British Empire in the U.S.A. has been a common bond for women of British heritage living in America. Members, joining together in fellowship, contribute significantly to the good of their local communities and support the four retirement homes for men and women established by the DBE.
Membership is extended, by invitation, to women residing in the U.S. who are of British or British Commonwealth heritage by birth, naturalization or ancestry. Women, whose husbands are of British or Commonwealth birth, are also eligible. Junior membership is available for eligible girls age 13 to 18 years of age.
The main purpose of the Daughters of the British Empire in Oregon is to support the Western District Home. We are also active in supporting local charities. We currently have 6 chapters with approximately 90 members in Oregon.