Date: 2015-10-13 Tuesday
Join us for our monthly luncheon at OUR NEW AND CHANGED LOCATION, THE COUNTRY CLUB OF HILTON HEAD, 70 Skull Creek Drive in Hilton Head Plantation from noon to 2 pm on 13th of October. We will welcome Dan Koon With the S.C. Human Affairs Commission. Reservations are required, cost is $20 for Club members and $25 for non-members. Reservations must be made by Friday Oct.9th, no later than 6 pm, to be guaranteed.
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Dan Koon is a 1981 graduate of Newberry College and began his career in state government in the Governors
Office of Executive Policy and Programs. Dan has a great interest in area of social justice, and in 1989
became an employee of the SC Human Affairs Commission investigating employment discrimination.
Currently, he serves as Deputy Commissioner.
In addition to his work life, Dan has been actively involved in various leadership roles with his home
church and within the South Carolina Lutheran Synod.
He has served on the board of several institutions such as Lutheran Conference and Retreat Centers of SC,
Newberry College Board of Alumni Managers and the Newberry College Board of Trustees.
He has previously served on the board of the SC Society of Certified Public Managers,
past President of the Columbia Luncheon Club and currently serves on a
School Improvement Council at Irmo High and the Board of Friends of the Lexington County Museum.
Dan is married to Jane, and the proud parent of a son and daughter.
John E. Giles
Date: 2015-10-31 Sat Dining with the Dems
What we stand for
SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATS SOUTH OF BROAD BELIEVE:
- 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.
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.
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
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