Music from the Gardens Concert
Oct
30
3:30 PM15:30

Music from the Gardens Concert

The Czech Cultural Center of Sokol Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation present Music from the Gardens, a celebration of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Centennial.

This special performance by The Cleveland Women's Orchestra features works by famous composers honored in the Gardens, especially the British, Finnish, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, German, Italian, and Russian Gardens. We are honored to feature Dorota Sobieska as our Soloist.

Admission $15. Tickets at the door.

For more information, contact Jarmila Skorepa at (440) 237-4114 or skojam@aol.com

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Midwest Organizer's Meeting
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Midwest Organizer's Meeting

  • Residence Inn Kansas City at The Legends (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Attendees will be able to check in October 7, Friday afternoon. Meet your sister DBE members at a welcome reception Friday evening. An all-day meeting will be held Saturday, October 8. The registration form should be returned by September 16, 2016 to Mary Hawks along with payment; please contact your Regent for a copy of the registration form, if you have not yet received one.

Please note that the rooms at the Residence Inn are all suites. The four room options sleep anywhere from four to six people and they all include a living room for extra space. This will make your rooms very reasonable if you share. Breakfast is included in the rate.
You must book your room by September 16, 2016 to take advantage of our DBE rate.

Click here  to see your room options or call 1-888-236-2427 and ask for Daughters of British Empire rate. The Residence Inn is part of The Legends, a premiere outdoor mall with outlet shopping, 26 restaurants, and entertainment (concerts, movies). The 750,000 square feet mall includes many shops and places you won’t find everywhere in the Midwest like Cabela’s and Great Wolf Lodge.

For more information, contact:
Mary Hawks and Judy Hollingshead
Co-Organizers
(913) 302-0777
DBE Kansas

Agenda for the Midwest District Meeting
Friday, October 7

  • 3 to 6 pm Registration, check -in at Residence Inn at the Legends
    DBE welcome desk near Hospitality Room in Lobby
    Hospitality Room in hotel lobby open 3 to 6 pm
  • 6 to 10 pm Join us for heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine in the Hospitality
    Suite in the Residence Inn Lobby, OR dinner on your own.

Saturday, October 8

  • 7 am to 9 am Breakfast in hotel lobby, included with your room
  • 9 am to Noon Midwest District Meeting at Dave and Busters, across the street from the Residence Inn. Midwest District Meeting is organized by Diana Nichols, Midwest District Organizer. Meeting Room: Showroom
  • Noon Luncheon, included with your registration fee. (For menu, see Registration Form)
  • 12:45 pm Guest Speaker, Megan Stephens
    Megan is the President and Partner of Willoughby Design. A dynamic workshop moderator, Megan is an expert in guiding groups to understanding core vision, values, and goals.
  • 1:30 pm Midwest District Meeting resumes
  • 3:00 pm Adjourn to hotel for tea and breakout sessions
  • 3 pm to 5 pm Tea and Breakout sessions in Hospitality Suite, Residence Inn
  • 6 pm to 10 pm Join us at Yardhouse Restaurant across the street (self pay) OR Dinner on your own

Sunday, October 9

  • 7 am to 9:30 am Breakfast
  • Possible trips to KC sites (on your own)
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One World Day
Aug
28
11:00 AM11:00

One World Day

The signature and official event of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens since 1945, celebrating the Centennial years of Peace through Mutual Understanding. Hosted by the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation, presented by Councilman Kevin Conwell in partners with University Circles Inc, and many others.

Come celebrate the uniqueness of our Gardens by looking forward celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Anyone can have an event at the gardens but only ONE that is organized, hosted, endorsed, sponsored and created by the Gardens for the public since 1945.

This is THE event that all gardens working together to make a day of celebration of diversity and to celebrate the Centennial of the History of the Gardens. 

Website: http://clevelandoneworldday.org/

#OWD2016 #ThisisCLE #CleCulturalGardens

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Winston Churchill Rummage Sale Collection
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Winston Churchill Rummage Sale Collection

Thursday, August 25, 5:00-8:00PM | Friday, August 26, 9:00-10:00AM
Community Market VFW, 251 W. Main Street, Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449

We need your help to support local food banks in our area! The Winston Churchill chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire in Ohio is collecting items for their Annual Charity Rummage Sale and your unwanted items are just what we need. All proceeds benefit charity! Please be generous with your donations and don’t forget to support the sale on August 26 & 27. Your donations are completely tax deductible, so fill out the itemized list below and bring it with you when you make your donation. Donations can be given to DBE members any time before the sale or can be dropped off the morning of the sale. Thank you for your generosity and support!

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One World Day Planter Fundraiser
Jul
24
to Aug 28

One World Day Planter Fundraiser

  • British Cultural Garden (map)
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Hello everyone,

Many have asked how they can help prepare for the One World Day event coming up at the British Cultural Garden on August 28, 2016. So, we have come up with a fun way to beautify the garden for the OWD event, spark a friendly competition amongst participants and raise some funds for the much-needed improvements to the British Cultural Garden. 

What’s this competition about? 

Anyone who would like to help the British Cultural Garden can participate in this fun event by bringing a potted planter. If you or someone you know is feeling creative, put together a planter with your favorite flowers and plants. These planters can be pots, hanging baskets, or something fun you saw on the internet or Pinterest. If that’s not your thing, that’s ok, you can still participate by bringing a potted plant from your favorite greenhouse or retailer. The planters will be set up around the garden to decorate for the event and they will also act as a fundraiser. 

How will this be a fundraiser and help the British Cultural Garden?

We will be selling raffle tickets on One World Day that will also function as ballots. Each planter will have a ballot cup where people can buy raffle tickets and vote for their favorite planter. Towards the end of the event, a ticket from each of the ballot cups will be pulled and the owner of that ticket will win the planter. Before the winner of the basket is chosen, all of the ballot cups will be tallied and the participant’s planter with the most votes will win a secret prize. Participants can also campaign for their basket, or their favorite planter, by promoting and selling tickets to support the British Cultural Garden and their favorite basket. The proceeds from the raffle tickets will go towards the many projects to restore the British Cultural Garden to its glory and be the proper representation of British culture in Cleveland.

This sounds fun but what does this mean for me?

Not only will you, or someone you know, have the opportunity to show off your creative gardening talents or style in picking out a beautiful planter, you will also have the opportunity to help The Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) and the British Cultural Garden. As you may know, the British Cultural Garden celebrated its centennial anniversary this year. Over the last 100 years, the garden has experienced some weathering and requires some basic updates. Since the garden is a direct representation of the DBE and British culture in Cleveland, this fundraiser gives you a personal opportunity to enhance the beauty of the garden for One World Day and raise money to keep the garden maintained. On top of all that you will have the chance to win a fabulous secret prize to be revealed at One World Day.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in participating:

  • Email Cynthia Fish at cindysusanfish@gmail.com or
  • Bring your planter to the British Cultural Garden (1131 East Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio) for One World Day on August 28th

Thank you in advance for your help and dedication to the DBE and the British Cultural Garden. We are looking forward to seeing you all on One World Day!!

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British Garden Centennial Celebration
Jun
12
11:00 AM11:00

British Garden Centennial Celebration

Join the Daughters of the British Empire and the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation for the 100th anniversary celebration of the British Cultural Gardens. The celebration begins with a dedication ceremony and parade at 11:00am on Sunday, June 12th followed by enjoyable entertainment for the whole family: Bagpipers, British dance demonstrations, Shakespeare performances, lawn bowling, afternoon tea and more.

The British Garden is located on East Boulevard. The procession, which begins at the kiosk on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. between the Germany and Hungary gardens, includes a march up to the British garden with the Union Jack flag leading the way. There is no cost for admission. Piccadilly ice cream, tea and cakes will be available for purchase.

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Westminster Chapter Meeting
Mar
6
1:00 PM13:00

Westminster Chapter Meeting

Westminster Chapter is meeting on Sunday March 6th at 1:00pm in the Mentor Public Library's Garfield Room. We will be pinning some new members. All meetings are open to women of British birth, ancestry or marriage. We would love to have you join us. Please bring a cup or mug for a cuppa tea!

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Winston Churchill Chapter's 3rd Annual Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser
Nov
15
to Nov 25

Winston Churchill Chapter's 3rd Annual Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser

It's time to order your poinsettias!! I know you all will buy them at some point this holiday season, so please take a moment to think how good it would feel to plan ahead and support the DBE!

The plants are beautiful, healthy 4.5" pots from Bench's Greenhouse & Nursery in Elmore. Choose from Red, Pink, White or Pink/White Marbled in a foil wrapped pot. $5 each. Free delivery to your door during the first week of December.

To order, message us by 11/25. Thank you for your support!

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Winston Churchill Quarter Auction
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Winston Churchill Quarter Auction

Bring all your friends and lots of quarters to this fun-filled Quarter Auction for charity, featuring items from Wild Tree, Thirty One, Arbonne, Dove Chocolate, Lulu Avenue Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Longaberger, Miche Bags, Perfectly Posh, Damsel in Defense, Origami Owl, Tupperware, Do Terra Oils, Pampered Chef, Abundance Soaps, and Fun Stampers Journey!

Paddles: 1 for $3, 2 for $5, and 3 for $7
Raffle: $1 a ticket or 6 for $5

Doors open at 6:00PM. Auction starts at 7:00PM. Food and drink available for sale.

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British Garden Maintenance
Aug
1
8:30 AM08:30

British Garden Maintenance

Join the ladies of the DBE as we weed the British Cultural Garden in preparation for the One World Day celebration at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Don't worry if you don't know a weed from a flower, there will be people there who can show you. The rain date is August 2.

 

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National Annual Council Meeting
May
7
to May 9

National Annual Council Meeting

  • Chicago Marriott Downtown (map)
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On behalf of the National Board and the State of Illinois (our hosting state), we want to extend the warmest of invitations to the National ACM and look forward to seeing you and your family members in May.

Don't forget! Registration is due 17 April 2015. Registration packets are available below and from your Chapter Regent.

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Winston Churchill Geranium Fundraiser
Mar
22
to Apr 26

Winston Churchill Geranium Fundraiser

Beautiful geraniums from Bench's Greenhouse in Elmore, OH in 4.5" pots are available in red, white, pink, and coral for only $4.50 each with free delivery, guaranteed by Mother's Day! Give the gift of beauty and charity this spring with The Daughters of the British Empire in Ohio!

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