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South of the Broad
Democratic Club

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October Virtual Luncheon Meeting
How We Can Preserve Our Environment

Grant McClure
Coastal Conservation League
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
11:30 am

Zoom Meeting

Join the SOBDC for its October program via ZOOM for an excellent opportunity for all of us passionate about our environmental stewardship and coastal preservation to hear from Grant McClure from the Coastal Conservation League.


We know that our community boasts unparalleled natural beauty and ecological diversity, yet it is at risk with many of today’s development projects. Learn how we can make informed decisions in both our personal lives and within our neighborhoods to advocate for positive change to help beach erosion, habitat preservation, and water quality improvement among important other issues.

The October meeting will be by Zoom to provide this critical information to our community at large. There is no fee but please click the button to register for this event. You do not have to be a member to attend this meeting.

Use this link to join the Zoom meeting on Oct 10th.


Meeting ID: 854 9184 6604

Passcode: 463277

By Phone:

• +1 309 205 3325 (US)

Join us at the SOB Democratic Club Bier Garten!
Saturday, October 14th
6 – 8 pm
Judy Dunning’s House
17 Hickory Forest Drive

Dining with Dems invites you to our special Bier Garten. Lederhosen and dirndls are optional but lots of fun and great food is not. Enjoy traditional Octoberfest fare. Plenty of beer and wine are included.

Specialty Beer Tasting


Beer Cheese in a Rye Bread Round

Soft Pretzels and Pickles

Tossed Salad

German Spaetzle (Vegetarian)

Warm German Potato Salad

Grilled Bratwurst and Metts

Apple Sauerkraut

Cakes and Cookies for Dessert


Tickets are $50 each

We hope you will join us for the fun but if you are unable to attend, please consider a donation to support local Dems.

2023 School Bond Referendum
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Dr. Frank Rodriguez, Superintendent of Beaufort County Schools was the featured speaker at our Sept 12th luncheon. He spoke about the success of the 2019 Referendum and the need for the 2023 Referendum. Importantly, he said the Bond Referendum would not increase taxes.

Our club encourages all our members to be fully informed about this important Nov 7th ballot issue by attending one of the Public Information sessions. The information sessions will be held at the public schools, and will provide access to the specified schools. 

Referendum Community Information Session Dates:

  • Hilton Head High School on September 18 at 6:00 PM

  • Bluffton High School on September 28 at 6:00 PM

  • May River High School on October 2 at 6:00 PM

  • Whale Branch Early College High School on October 5 at 6:00 PM

  • Hilton Head Middle School on October 11 at 6:00 PM (Multilingual)

  • Bluffton Middle School on October 12 at 6:00 PM (Multilingual)

  • Robert Smalls Leadership Academy on October 16 at 6:00 PM (Multilingual)


Fall is here and the Club is busy planning exciting  speakers and events to keep you informed and energized. 

We look forward to returning to in-person speaker luncheons once a month and evening meetings at the end of the month. But, we will also take advantage of Zoom calls with compelling speakers as necessary. We will continue to update the calendar as events are added.

Approximately 30 days before each event everyone on our mailing list will recieive an invitation to register. We hope you will join us as a member but it is not required for most events.

Mark your calendars now *

Luncheon Meetings​

  • October 10th, 11:30 AM - Grant McClure - Conservation League of SC, (Zoom Meeting)

  • November 14th - Michael Moore, Democratic Candidate for Congressional District 1

  • December 10th - Holiday Brunch, Andy Brack (Editor of Statehouse Report and Charleston City Paper. Also, the student leaders of DAYLO (Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization)

  • January 9th - TBD


Evening Meetings ​

  • October 24th - Evening, time TBD - Timothy Joy, President, Beaufort Chapter of Citizen's Climate Lobby, Hilton Head Library.


  • October 14 - Dining with Dems Octoberfest

*Speakers and times are still subject to change.


The Beaufort County Politics page includes maps of all relevant electoral districts in Beaufort County as well as a list of all incumbents in most elected positions in the County.

Information about voting in Beaufort County includes how to register to vote, how to vote in person on election day, vote early or absentee by mail.

Several months before each election, the League of Women Voters website,, assembles excellent information about all candidates in national and local elections. You can compare the candidates' positions on a variety of issues and build a personalized sample ballot.


We need to start fundraising to ger ready for the next election! Dining With Dems is a lot of fun and a very important piece of our fundraising. You can help by volunteering to host a Dining With Dems event at your home. If you are interested, please use our Contact Form and Sally Nicastre will contact you.

We would really love to host some of these events in Bluffton. If you are one of our Bluffton supporters, we hope you will consider volunteering.  

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