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Meetings are held September through May on the second Tuesday of each month at the Red Lion Bellevue Inn. The meeting is followed by brunch, lunch or dinner and an interesting program.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQURED. 


For more information about attending a meeting or for more information about Cascade Chapter or DAR, please email Claudia Underhill, Cascade Chapter Regent.





Red Lion Hotel Bellevue

11211 Main Street

Bellevue, WA  98004


Tuesday              September 10, 2019—10:30 a.m.

Program:             War Dogs

Theme:                History/Veterans

Speaker:              Leah Rosetti A02(AW), Navy

Leah (with Sarge) will share how dogs served in the military during the Revolutionary War until now.


Tuesday              October 8, 2019—10:30 a.m.

Program:             History of Quilting in America

Theme:                American History

Speaker:              Jenny Schmidt, David Douglas Chapter

Award winning quilter Jenny Schmidt will present a history of quilting in America.  Come learn about, view, and touch examples of quilts from our nation’s past and present.

Activity:               National Day of Service Activity and Pass the Bus for the Chemawa Indian School


Tuesday              November 12, 2019—10:30 a.m.

Program:             Polar Rollers

Theme:                Veterans/History

Speaker:              Fred W. Seaton, Lieutenant Commander, USCG Retired; Senior Vice Commander, VFW Lake Washington Post 2995, Redmond, WA; Adjutant, American Legion Post 161, Redmond, WA


Fred W. Seaton will share his experiences within the Ice Breaking community, particularly with the Heavy Duty Icebreaker program and its mission.

Activity:               Fisher House Paper Drive


Tuesday              December 10, 2019—10:30 a.m.

Program:             Cascade Annual Holiday Silent Auction

Theme:                Scholarship/Veterans/USO

Our Holiday Silent Auction is held each year to raise funds for Cascade Scholarships awarded each May.  Bring your new and gently used items for the auction, filled holiday gift bags for the veterans, and cookies for our USO Cookie Drive.


Program:             Our Patriot Ancestors

Theme:                American History/Heritage/Lineage Research

Speakers:             Cascade Members

Members will share stories about their Patriot.


Tuesday              February 11, 2020—10:30 a.m.

Program:             Murder, mud and butter: Tales from an Eastside pioneer’s journal

Theme:                American History/Woman’s Issues

Speaker:              Sherry Grindeland, Eastside Heritage Center Member; former journalist; reporter and columnist at the Journal American newspaper and the Seattle Times; editor of the SnoValley Star.

When James Colman was murdered near the southern end of Mercer Island, the homesteader’s wife began keeping a diary. Clarissa Coleman gave us a picture of local life from 1886 to 1911 as she worked to maintain the family ranch on the shore of Lake Washington. She wasn’t above suing businessmen who crossed her, refused to be bamboozled by rail tycoons and kept the family legacy intact for her children.


Tuesday              March 10, 2020—10:30 a.m.

Program:             The Four Founders of NSDAR

Theme:                History/Women’s Issues

Speaker:              Karen Parsons, WSSDAR Speaker Staff

                              Honorary Cascade Chapter Regent, 1994-1996 and 2006-2008.

The story behind their story!


Tuesday              April 14, 2020—10:30 a.m.

Program:             Genealogy

Theme:                Lineage Research/Genealogy

Speaker:              Kimberly Nichols, Cascade Chapter Registrar

Genealogical subject TBA.

Activity:               Fisher House Paper Drive


Tuesday              May 12, 2020—Evening

                              Social hour: 5:15 p.m.  Meeting: 6:00p.m.

Program:             An Evening of Awards

Theme:                Community Service/Education/Scholarship/ROTC

Speakers:             Scholarship/ROTC Award Winners

Scholarship/ROTC Award Recipients will be presented with their awards. We will also celebrate Empowerment through Service.


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