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South of the Broad
Democratic Club


There are many ways to volunteer during the elections and beyond.  


Please consider hosting a "Dining with Dems" fundraiser at your home. 


Become a member and join with other progressive individuals for our future.

SOB Democratic Club
April Speaker Meeting
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
11:30 am
John Newman, MD, FACS
Executive Director Volunteers in Medicine
WiseGuys Restaurant
1513 Main Street, Hilton Head Island

John Newman, MD, FACS, the Executive Directory for Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) on Hilton Head Island, will be the featured guest speaker at our April luncheon. VIM HHI, the state's pioneering free medical clinic, under Dr. Newman's leadership, annually delivers $13 million in healthcare services, with over 28,000 patient visits recorded. Without VIM's invaluable presence, critical healthcare needs in our community would remain unaddressed, leading to adverse health outcomes and heightened financial burdens on our community.  

You can choose from two lunch options, Chicken Schnitzel
or Sweet Corn Saffron Risotto (Vegetarian). Member price is $35, Non-members, $40. Make your reservation now by clicking on the red button above. The reservation deadline is Friday, April 5th by 5 pm.

Reservations are closed for this event.

About John Newman, MD, FACS

Dr. Newman is a general surgeon specializing in bariatric has been the Executive Director of VIM since 2021. He received his Medical School training at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda before becoming a US Naval flight surgeon. He went on to further his General Surgery training at the National Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia and enjoyed a Military and Civilian practice in Virginia for 20 years. He ultimately became the Chief of Surgery for Sentara Medical Group in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Newman has received numerous commendations and awards including a nomination for USN Flight Surgeon of the Year, and selection to the GE Health Management Academy Fellowship. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh awarded him the Chancellors Medallion, for Community Partnership during Covid-19.


Mark your calendars now *​​​

  • March 23rd - SOBDC Workshop, Deep Canvassing in Gated Communities 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Place TBD, All are invited.

  • April 9th - Speaker Luncheon 11:30 am,  John Newman, MD, FACS, Executive Director, Volunteers in Medicine.

  • May 15th – May Speaker Luncheon Noon. Hilton Head’s Affordable Housing Initiative, Patsy Brison, Hilton Head Town Council Member, will discuss the Town of Hilton Head’s new innovative and ambitious affordable housing initiative. Note the special date.

  •  June 12th – June Speaker Luncheon Noon. A Conversation with the South Carolina’s ACLUJosh Malkin, Senior Advocacy Strategist for South Carolina’s American Civil Liberties Union, will provide an update on pending ACLU’s issues in our state that encompass justice, liberty, and civil rights. Note the special date.

    June 15th - Democratic Booth at the Gullah Festival at Mitchelville. 

*Speakers and dates are still subject to change.

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The 2024 election will be very interesting and very challanging. Mark your calendars now for important election dates and great events from SOB Democratic Club to keep you energized.

  • May 28- June 7th, Early Voting SC Statewide Primary, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

  • ​June 11th – Primary Election Day

  • Octber 21 - Nov 2, Early Voting for General Election, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

  • November 5 - General Election Day


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 we 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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