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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, please email Lanabeth Horgen, Cascade Chapter Treasurer.

For more information about Cascade Chapter or DAR, please email Bronwen Maxwell, Cascade Chapter Regent.





Red Lion Hotel Bellevue

11211 Main Street

Bellevue, WA  98004


September 12, 2017 – Evening

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

Growing up DAR -- An Evening with Kate Duncan Smith (KDS) DAR School

Beth Cagle, Development Director, KDS DAR School

In her 30 years at KDS, Beth has seen firsthand how the work of DAR has impacted and continues to impact the lives of KDS boys and girls.  Beth retired from the classroom two years ago to join the KDS Administrative Team as Development Director.  Beth will share with us what it’s like to be a KDS student, the history and work of the school, and the everlasting effect of DAR and why all Daughters have a connection to the school and its students.


October 10, 2017 – 10:30 a.m.

The Witches of Salem

Jerri McCoy of the Sacajawea Chapter

There are no witches – are there? Of course not! But in 1692 charity and mercy and plain good sense were all thrown into the fire of zealotry.  Find out the who and the why of what happened in Salem in 1692 in this popular presentation by Jerri McCoy, a member of the Associated Daughters of Early American Witches.  Our October meeting is also when we “Pass the Bus” for Chemawa Indian School.


November 14, 2017 – 10:30 a.m.

SeaTac USO

Lauri Langton, WSSDAR 2nd Vice Regent, Member of Rainier Chapter

 Since 1941 the USO centers have provided a "home away from home" for thousands of military personnel each day.  Lauri's program will enlighten you on the history and mission of the USO and the ways you can support it.  You’ll even get a virtual tour of the new facility at SeaTac Airport.


December 12, 2017 – 10:30 a.m.

Cascade Annual Holiday Silent Auction 

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.


January 9, 2018 – 10:30 a.m.

Cascade’s Revolutionary War Ancestors

Cascade Members

Cascade members will tell the stories of their Patriots at this meeting which has become a member favorite.  “Speed Patriots,” a Cascade tradition, features membership participation.


February 13, 2018 – 10:30 a.m.

Genealogical Gems of the Bellevue Library

Darcy L. Brixey, Teen Services/Reference/Genealogy, Bellevue Library

Darcy Brixey of the Bellevue Library will present some new and old gems of the library’s genealogy collection.  These books go behind passenger lists and obits, and show resource material from the time periods.  You may find a way to break through a brick wall!


March 13, 2018 – 10:30 a.m.

Making the Marker Book – How we did it!

Shirley Stirling and Della Stenstrom of the Sacajawea Chapter

Digging in archives and libraries, shooting photos and drawing pictures, crawling in the tunnels under the state capitol, and badgering DAR members across the state.  Shirley and Della did all that and much more.  Revisit the making of the WSSDAR Historical Marker Book with them, and hear about the fun they had chasing history.


April 10, 2018 – 10:30 a.m.

The Practical Spinner

Jane Ritchey

Washington Daughter Jane Ritchey will demonstrate how to make yarn from wool, flax and cotton.  This is a hands-on, up close examination of what it took to make handspun knitwear and woven or felted goods in America from the 1600’s to the Industrial Revolution.  You’ll come away with an understanding of how different women’s work was 200+ years ago and how women supported the path to independence.


May 8, 2018 – Evening

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

Teenagers in the Revolution

Bob O’Neal, Washington SAR Color Guard and DAR Liaison Officer

In 1776 over half of the colonists were under the age of 16!  These stories are taken from actual letters, journals and diaries written by teenagers swept up in the chaotic times of the American Revolution.  Some joined regiments as fifers, drummers, soldiers, or went off to sea duty in privateer vessels.  Other young people were involved in the community, defending their families against local Tories and British soldiers. Girls were involved too. Deborah Samson even donned a uniform and secretly fought as a male soldier.    Other teens were spies and couriers.


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