Hello!, We are the Democratic Club of Beaufort County South of the Broad and represent Democrats on Hilton Head Island and in the greater Bluffton area. We are closely affiliated with the Beaufort County Democratic Party and support its many activities.

The Beaufort County Democratic Party is the local branch of the South Carolina Democratic Party and National Democratic Party . We share our party's values, including a commitment to equal opportunity for all Americans, improving health care and public education, protecting the environment, and keeping America strong at home while restoring its standing abroad.

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Obama in 2012 Date: 2015-10-16
Elections Update

Beaufort County Party officer list.
Blaine Lotz, Chair
John Glover, First Vice Chair
Patricia Goodman, Second Vice Chair
Vacant, Third Vice Chair
Vacant, Secretary
Carolyn Shamlin, Treasurer
Pamela Brandon, SCDP Executive Committeewoman
Bill Walker, SCDP Executive Committeeman
Brenda Hand, SCDP Alternate Committeewoman
Peter Post, SCDP Alternate Committeeman
Jimmy Mackey, Chair, Voter Protection

Obama in 2012 Date: 2015-02-26
What we stand for


Voting Rights

  • The right to vote should be guaranteed for each citizen.
  • We should provide maximum opportunities for each citizen to vote through accommodations for disabled persons, expansion of voting places and hours, e.g., early voting, county-wide precincts.
  • Registering to vote and obtaining voter identification should be free and easily understood procedures.

Economic Equity

  • Each willing and able worker should be able to find employment which will pay them a living wage .
  • Those truly unable to work should be provided assistance to ensure them a physically secure, healthy life.


  • Each person is entitled to a free education which will enable them to contribute fully as a citizen.
  • The quality of the education provided in South Carolina should be competitive, not simply adequate.
  • Schools achievement should be evaluated against regularly-updated standards to ensure that South Carolina businesses and other institutions are internationally competitive.
  • Where local resources are lacking to guarantee each child a competitive education, the state and national community should provide requisite resources.

Health Care

  • All citizens have a right to affordable health care. Adequate resources should be provided to ensure that right.
  • Women have a right to decide whether or not to bear children. Governments should not interfere.
  • Protection of human health requires government regulation and enforcement through agencies ranging from local health departments to federal agencies such as the FDA, the CDC, and the EPA.

Environment and Climate Change

  • Our government, and we as individuals, must minimize risks to the environment from human-caused action, including pollution, overconsumption, and habitat destruction.
  • Global warming is a major risk to the human and natural world that is acknowledged by the overwhelming majority of scientists. Successfully facing this risk requires that we recognize it and join in addressing it.
  • Our local environment is particularly at risk and we must do all possible to maintain its natural beauty and economic viability.


  • We must ensure a pathway to citizenship to those who are here and are willing to work toward economic success and cultural affinity in our state and country, just as we did in the 1800s and early 1900s.


  • Each person, regardless of their race, gender, religion, age, and sexual orientation is worthy of respect and should be provided equal protection and opportunity under our laws.
  • Judicial and legislative actions should be taken, when necessary, to achieve this goal.

©Democratic Club of Beaufort County South of the Broad, March 2015

Greeting from President

Obama in 2012 Date: 2014-12-12 Tuesday

Greeting from President John Giles

Welcome to the Democratic Club South of the Broad web page. We are a liberal-minded group that gather (socially) to foster ideas for the better good of all. We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon and in the evening respectively. Please join us when you are able and check this website for updates for programs and speakers.

During 2015 we have much to do to prepare for the 2016 election. Democrats need to help our legislatures to pass comprehensive immigration reform, raise the minimum wage, and keep the affordable care act in place. We can assist through letter-writing campaigns to our congressional representatives and newspapers as well as through other informational and educational activities.

We will continue with efforts to register voters, invite informed speakers for our luncheons and evening meetings, and participate in other outreach programs in our community.

We hope to establish some standing committees to work on specific issues and we would love to hear your suggestions and hope that you will volunteer to participate as well.

Thank you for your continued support. It is the 15.00 memberships that fund our Club and activities. Please consider joining today.