Obama Accomplishments

Feel free to send your comments to John Giles at President: John Giles president@scdemclub.com

Telephone number: 843-689-3006


President Obama has upheld his promises to the country, and followed through on initiatives despite antagonistic efforts to block his progressive new bills and laws. We Democrats are proud to note how he has pursued his goals diligently, even in the face of irrational bipartisanship on all fronts.

He brought to the White House, an agenda that benefits all Americans, and followed through on his promises even while waging a second-term election campaign that succeeded despite the opposition's ungrounded, unsubstantiated accusations against his character, his background, and misrepresentation of simple facts and statistics. President Obama has stood tall and unblinking and we Democrats could not have envisioned, or asked for, a more competent, classy American leader, if we had scripted this fairytale ourselves.

Let us use this page to outline and reinforce this remarkable man's program and accomplishments, so you can better defend his credibility and commitment over cocktails and dinner with friends and family who may have differing views from ours. An informed argument has a much more positive, and lasting effect on our opposition than if we are to engage in negative barbs, laced with unresearched statistics based on digitally enhanced photographs, posters, and hysterical comments that lead nowhere, and do no good for either side of the political spectrum.

Please read on for more details on how we as a people have benefited from this man's service to his country.

Upcoming Event(s)

Obama in 2012 Date: 2015-09-01 Tuesday


Democratic Club of Beaufort County, South of the Broad will hold their September Luncheon meeting on September 1st 2015 at The Golf Club located in beautiful Indigo Run, 101 Bearwick Dr. from noon to 2 Pm. Our guest speaker will be Jeremy Clark who will update us on The Affordable Care Act.

Jeremy Clark was appointed Market Chief Executive Officer for Hilton Head Hospital in January 2015 after serving as CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, a 196-bed acute care hospital outside Memphis, Tennessee.  Clark also previously served as Vice President and Chief of Staff for Tenet CEO Trevor Fetter at Tenet’s corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas.  He was named to the 2014  Hospital Review’s list of 

Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40

, a list recognizes men and women who have demonstrated excellence in their healthcare organizations and professional lives before turning 40.

Clark received a bachelor’s degree in biology and history, and a master’s degree in business administration, from Duke University.  He is married to Amanda and they have a three year old daughter, Madison Grace, and a 6 month old son, Jackson.




Cost is 20 for members and 25 for non-members, payable by cash, check or charge at the door and your name is on the RSVP list.

Thank you,

John E. Giles, club president


Obama in 2012 Date: 2015-10-04 Sunday

Fellow Democrats,

On October 4th at the home of Peggy Parker will be a fundraiser for CODA, (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse). This years theme is "Low-Country Love". Volunteers are needed. Sign up below.

For Forms

Obama in 2012 Date: 2015-10-04 Sunday

(Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse) CODA s 2015 fundraiser and awareness event, My Sisters Keeper, is in its third year of raising monies to support CODA s mission of protecting victims of domestic abuse. Our shelter has provided safe haven, counseling, legal services and support for hundreds of victims this past year. We look forward to your attendance and participation at the October 4th, 5-8 pm event at 107 Myrtle Island Road in Bluffton. We will feed and entertain you while raising awareness about our area s domestic abuse crisis and what we can do about it. (NOTE: Please park along the main road in front of the house. You can walk the short distance or wait for the golf cart to drive you back to the registration area. The golf cart will also return you to your vehicle.)

The cost of admission is

50 per person. Please complete the attached Tickets sales form [to include the names of all guests being paid for with this transaction] to enable us to accurately include everyone on the admission list and create your name tag(s), which will be waiting for you at the registration table when you arrive. We will not be distributing paper tickets.

**All Guests of the Presenting Sponsors must be identified via the Sponsorship form. Please immediately follow through by mailing your check made out to CODA, P.O. Box 1775, Beaufort, SC 29901-1775 with My Sisters Keeper in the memo line. Or, you can use your credit card or PayPal account by clicking this link to the CODA webpage: http://codalowcountry.org/?p=16990.


Thank you for your support!

I ve invited you to fill out the form CODA My Sisters Keeper 2015 Fundraiser Tickets. To fill it out, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1asGcssQdWtrrMFZ4-A7uaX83t8CK9-y2KY5i9x2uxTs/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link


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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

Obama in 2012 Date: 2012-08-12
Elections Update

Beaufort County Democratic Party Officers Effective August 12, 2014
Blaine Lotz Chair
John Glover First Vice-Chair
Irene Goodnight Second Vice-Chair
Gracie Aylmer Third Vice-Chair
Doug Nichols Secretary
Diana Radcliffe Treasurer
Pamela Brandon SCDP Executive Committeewoman
Alan Hollis SCDP Executive Committeeman
Bill Walker Alternate Executive Committeeman
Jimmy Mackey Co-Chair Voter Protection
B.J. McClung-Merritt Co-Chair Voter Protection

Greeting from President

Obama in 2012 Date: 2014-12-12 Tuesday

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.