What we do

Our club meets monthly usually during the months of September to May. At these meetings we socialize and discuss various topical issues and plan activities. We also have monthly luncheons with speakers on various topics of interest. We facilitate panel discussions and movies which address issues of concern to us all, such as health care, education and taxation.

During election years, we normally staff an office with volunteers who support Democratic campaigns of various candidates and provide support to the Democratic Party via a call center, door-to-door canvassing in our 'Get Out The Vote' efforts, inviting candidates to speak to our Club and the public, and assist in voter registration.

During the holiday season we hold a Brunch which is usually attended by Democrats from the State and National level. In the summer, our Club picnic provides another opportunity to meet, socialize and listen to candidates.

Upcoming Event(s)

Obama in 2012 Date: 2015-01-28 Wednesday
Alex Brown

Fellow Democrats 


On Wednesday  January 28th  the Democratic Club of Beaufort County  S.O.B. will hear from Native Islander Alex Brown at Palmetto Electric Cooperative's Community Room  111 Mathews Drive on Hilton Head Island. Social hour begins at 6:30 with the program starting at 7:00 pm. The evening program is titled Bridging the Gap a discussion based on building relationships between Native Islanders and the local Hilton Head Island/Bluffton community.

Alexander Brown Jr. is a Native Islander who’s family history on Hilton Head stretches back at least 5 generations. He is blessed with a wife and four wonderful children and one grandchild. He is a 1992 graduate of Hilton High School and attended college at South Carolina State University. He is currently Resort Retail Associate’s Vice-President of Operations and has been with the company for over 22 years. He enjoys sustaining Hilton Head as a beloved community and does so by serving on various committees such as ; Chairman of the Hilton Head’s Town Planning Commission  Treasurer Martin Luther King Celebration Planning Committee  Chairman of the IW Wilborn Scholarship Committee  Trustee and Youth Leader at Central Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church  Member of Greater Island Council Vision Steering Committee   and Assistant Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Hilton Head High School.

Our Club is honored to host Mr.Brown and we hope you can join us.

In addition the Club’s 2015 Steering Committee members and officers will be announced and voted on at this meeting. Light refreshments will be served. You will not want to miss this important meeting. See you there!

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John E. Giles  president of The Democratic Club of Beaufort County South of the Broad

Obama in 2012 Date: 2015-02-03 Tuesday
Jaime Harrison

Democratic Club of Beaufort County, (South of the Broad), will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday, February 3rd at noon at the Indigo Run Gulf Club. Cost is $20 for your meal payable by cash check or charge. PLEASE sign up by Sunday, February 1st at 9:00 p.m. and specify meat or vegetarian option when you register at  reservations

 The key note speaker will be State Party Chair, Jaime Harrison. Chairman Harrison is a former aide to James Clyburn, (D-SC). At 32, Harrison was named to the "Who's who" of young Washingtonians. Harrison is a graduate of both Yale and Georgetown University.

A native of Orangeburg, SC Harrison is passionate about State issues. He recently addressed South Carolina Supreme Court's remarks regarding education.

Please join us for this informative meeting. A question and answer session will follow Mr. Harrison's presentation.

Contact Information?n John Giles, 843-684-3006 or johnedwardgiles@live.com


Latest News

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.