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Benefits of Membership

At the Local/Chapter Level

  • An avenue for making a difference in one’s local community

  • Opportunities to participate in the cultural atmosphere of the homeland

  • Connection with cultural roots

  • Opportunities to broaden one’s social connections


At the State Level

  • Opportunities to participate in DBE cultural and social activities such as: The Annual Council meeting in March, Founder's Day Tea in April, The Annual October Bazaar, Advance notice of Chapter events such as. musical and theater events, pub nights and seasonal celebrations, brunches, luncheons, teas, fashion shows, bring-and-buy sales and auctions

  • A wide social network of philanthropy and connectivity with British and Commonwealth culture, including The International Peace Arch Garden, Blaine WA 


At the National Level

  • Participation in and support of international peace and cooperation such as The Cleveland Cultural Gardens, Cleveland OH

  • Access to the Members Only area on the National site. this includes the national magazine, “DBE World”.  In addition to news about DBE, there is often other useful information e.g. regarding green cards, immigration status and pension issues; tips for protecting personal ID and credit etc. and articles submitted by members. You will also find British and Commonwealth items for sale.

  • The option to attend Annual National Convention in May, usually in various venues across the USA.  In 2021 it will be online, due to the differing Covid-19 phases among the states.

  • Information which helps promote friendship amongst English-speaking peoples

  • Reciprocal communication and representation of interests with British and Commonwealth government agencies

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