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: 2015-10-13 Tuesday

Fellow Democrats,

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. Please join us! Sign up at Reservations

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.

Thank you,

John E. Giles

Obama in 2012 Date: 2015-10-31 Sat
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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

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.