Daughters of the British Empire in the USA

For over three quarters of a century, The Daughters of the British Empire in the USA 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 DBE.

The DBE is a non-profit, non-political, 501(c)(3) American organization and membership is extended, by invitation, to women residing in the US 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 British birth. This American based society was founded in 1909 by Mrs. J. Elliot Langstaff.

The DBE extends greetings to join us in fellowship, fundraising and for a great ‘cuppa’ tea. Our members are professionals, business women, and home makers with common interests and heritage, who meet regularly for business and social events with the common cause of philanthropy.



About Chapters

New Mexico has 3 chapters in Albuquerque . Ascot Fiesta Ladies, Helen McClelland , and Oxbridge. DBE was originally founded in the state of New Mexico in the year 1940.

Each chapter has monthly meetings. All fundraisers help the British home in Sierra Madre, California and 501(c)(3)’s including Roadrunner Food bank, St. Felix’s Food pantry, Toys for Tots, and the Barrett Foundation.

British Home in Sierra Madre

The British home in Sierra Madre was originally opened in 1931. The British home came the Western District Home receiving support from the Western DBE states. For more information, please visit: http://britishhome-ca.us/about-us/


For more information, if you are interested in joining a chapter, or establishing a new chapter in New Mexico email us at claire_70@live.com to learn more

Upcoming Events

Wine Tasting – August 26th at Cassa Rondena Winery at 3 PM

Please RSVP to alibargrace@yahoo.com

Garage Sale – September 9-10th beginning at 9AM

If you’re interested please email alibarbrace@yahoo.com

Bake Sale and Craft Show – November 4th at Glory Christian Church beginning at 1 PM

Christmas Party – December 3rd at 2 PM

To RSVP email alibargrace@yahoo.com

Founders Day Luncheon – April 6th at Tanoan Country Club at 11 AM