DACOR members enjoy a treasure trove of exceptional benefits: from intellectually stimulating programs to fun and lively social events; from use of the DACOR Bacon House for personal celebrations to access to inexpensive guest rooms for friends and family; from reciprocal club rights all over the world to the opportunity to meet like-minded people for companionship and mental stimulation. All to be enjoyed in your own back yard - a "home away from home" as many our members refer to DACOR.
DACOR's membership is made up of foreign affairs professionals. Its members include officers and staff of the U.S. Foreign Service, other U.S. government personnel with overseas duty or foreign affairs responsibility, and non-government foreign affairs professionals including, but not limited to, academics, consultants, policy analysts, journalists, international development specialists, non-profit/NGO professionals, and persons who have worked overseas in international business.
In recognition of the role the family plays in overseas assignments, spouses and partners are included in DACOR membership (numbers as of January 2018):
1,600 primary members
1,000 spouses and partners
2,600 total membership
86% U.S. Diplomats and Civil Service Professionals who carry out America's foreign policy initiatives
14% Other Foreign Affairs Professionals
24% Active Duty
60% Washington, DC metropolitan Residents
40% Non-Residents, including overseas posts
*Residents are those who live within 50 miles of DACOR Bacon House as the crow flies.
Use of the House
Reciprocal Clubs (current clubs include those in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas nationally and Bahrain, Canada, Dubai, England, Republic of Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Pakistan and Scotland internationally; a full list of clubs can be found under the Members Portal)
Membership for Two
After Work Activities
Arts & Culture Series
Mentor Programs for Undergraduate and Graduate Students Studying Foreign Affairs
DACOR Memorial Section of Rock Creek Cemetery
Financial Support for Rising Generations
Advancing Public Understanding of Diplomacy
Historic Preservation & Cultural Heritage
To find out more about our many members benefits, please look at our DACOR Membership Brochure.