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Who Are We?

Who are the “Daughters of the British Empire”?  ( DBE )

We are women from all walks of life who join together in friendship to raise funds for our charities, uniting British and Commonwealth Women for Fellowship and Philanthropy.

For over three quarters of 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.

The DBE is a charitable, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian, voluntary American society of women of British or Commonwealth birth, ancestry or marriage. Its members are professionals, businesswomen, and homemakers with common interests and heritage. The group regularly meets for business and social events with the common cause of philanthropy.

The DBE in Tennessee is a part of the Southern District.

Other states in the Southern District are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and the Virgin Islands.

Individual groups in a state are called Chapters and we have two;

Centre Court Chapter Received it’s Charter in 2005 and has grown to a level where a new chapter seems to be necessary.

Wimbledon Chapter. Received it’s Charter on February of 2013  and held its first full meeting on the 27th February. Wimbledon intends to hold the monthly meetings on an evening and not necessarily at a member’s home.

Kensington Gardens Chapter. Received it’s Charter on March 4th 2019. 

Not in Tennessee? Why not visit our National Website to find out more about our Motto  “Not ourselves but the cause”  and to find connections in your area.