Westminster Abbey Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) recently held a fundraiser at the Brookville Country Club. All the tables were decorated with a crown and flags, as the guests enjoyed a typical British-style menu, which included roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, fish and chips, bangers and mash and curried chicken, with strawberries and cream and English trifle as dessert choices. A raffle also took place at the luncheon with a variety of donated prizes.
Much to the delight of the ladies, John Pratt, a golfer wearing pants with a Union Jack flag, stopped by to say hello and posed for a photograph with chapter regent Victoria Crosby.
DBE is a national, nonprofit organization founded more than 100 years ago for women of British birth and heritage, women of British Commonwealth birth and heritage, and women married to British and British Commonwealth men.
Funds raised by all the chapters of DBE in New York State, and the other chapters on the East Coast, support the Victoria Home for nursing care in Ossining. Other chapters throughout the U.S. support three other homes, in Texas, California and Illinois.
The Christmas fundraiser luncheon will also be held at the Brookville Country Club on Wednesday, Dec. 7. You don’t have to be a member to attend, as all are welcome. Hats are encouraged,but white gloves are not necessary.
For further information on DBE visit www.dbeny.org and for information about the luncheon or Westminster Abbey Chapter, the only Long Island chapter, email