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: 2015-09-01 Tuesday
Luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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.

Join us on Tuesday! PLEASE R.S.V.P. BY SATURDAY AND INDICATE MEAT OR VEGETARIAN MEAL CHOICE.

Reservations

*THOSE WHO CALL OR SIGN UP AFTER SATURDAY ARE NOT GUARANTEED A MEAL ON TUESDAY.

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

(843)-684-3006


Obama in 2012 Date: 2015-10-04 Sunday
CODA

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.

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

SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATS SOUTH OF BROAD BELIEVE:

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.

Education

  • 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.

Immigration

  • 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.

Diversity

  • 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
Letter

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.