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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


Thursday    September 13, 2018 Evening

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

Please note date change to Thursday


Program:     King County Library System ideaX Makerspace

Speaker:       Darcy Brixey, Supervising Librarian, Bellevue Library


The Bellevue Library ideaX Makerspace features introductory workshops and drop-in sessions for collaboration and creation. The space encourages creativity through art, design, coding, recording, and more through emerging technologies and traditional mediums and explores the space between.


Monday       October 8, 2018– 10:30 a.m.

Please note date change to Monday


Program:     State Regent’s Project: Growing through Education, Communication, and Recognition

Speaker:       Lanabeth Horgen, WSSDAR State Regent


As we prepare to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Washington State Society DAR, we want to see our State Society grow in numbers, but just as important, we want to help you, as members of DAR, grow through education, communication, and recognition.


Tuesday      November 13, 2018– 10:30 a.m.

Program:     Curious Colonial Household Objects

Speaker:       Pam Gassman, Regent of the Mary Ball Chapter


Pam will be sharing with us her own personal collection of Colonial household objects.


Tuesday      December 11, 2018 – 10:30 a.m.

Program:     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.


Tuesday      January 8, 2019 – 10:30 a.m.

Program:     Capturing Our Veterans Stories

Speaker:       Cascade Members


Cascade members can bring a photo of their veteran to share. Members will tell stories about a veteran or their patriot ancestor.


Tuesday      February 12, 2019 – 10:30 a.m.

Program:     History of Quilting in America.

Speaker:       Jenny Schmidt of the 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.


Tuesday      March 12, 2019 – 10:30 a.m.

Program:     Properly Cleaning and Restoring Grave Markers and Memorials

Speaker:       Marion “Mick” Hersey, Flag and Wreaths Across America Chairman with the John Paul Jones SAR Chapter


Learn how to properly clean and restore grave markers and memorials as Marion “Mick” Hersey shares his expertise and shows us some “before and afters.”


Tuesday      April 9, 2019 – 10:30 a.m.

Program:     Buoys and Beacons

Speaker:       Bob Doughty, Commander, US Coast Guard (Retired).

                       SAR Former Vice President General, SAR Pacific District, encompassing the states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington


Bob Doughty will share the time he served in various Coast Guard ships maintaining the National Short Range Aids to Navigation System, a long name for a routine yet necessary task; a little known Coast Guard mission the general public rarely hears about.


Tuesday      May 14, 2019 – Evening

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

Program:     An Evening of Awards

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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