DEMOCRATIC CLUB SOUTH OF THE BROAD
A message from David Rice, President – Democratic Club South of the Broad,
Welcome fellow Democrats and those of you interested in our South of the Broad Club! We are pleased that you are visiting our website. The Club is an organization of some 500 active Democrats in Hilton Head, Bluffton and nearby locales south of the Broad River. Along with the Sun City Club and North of the Broad Club, we are a part of the Beaufort County Democratic Party. We are excited about the Democratic Party's overwhelming victory in the 2008 presidential election and will be actively promoting the Democratic agenda in 2009. If you want to join us and help in this endeavor or need more information about the Club or any of our activities, feel free to contact me or any of our officers at the phone numbers or e-mail addresses on this page. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to achieve the Democratic vision. Also, on this website you will find our 2009 Membership application which you can print out and mail in to become a member of this exciting organization.
Steering Committee meetings are held the second and forth Wednesday of every month at 2pm in the Community Room of Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 111 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island 29926. All members are invited to attend and be a part of their Club’s leadership circle.
Each month, except during the summer, we host a membership meeting on the second Tuesday, also in the Community Room of Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 111 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island 29926. Our meetings start at 7:30pm and end around 9pm with a social event starting at 7pm. We strive for exciting programs focused on Democratic issues and programs and invite you to attend and participate.
2010 Membership Drive
What an exciting time this is to be a Democrat! I am asking you to join the Democratic Club of Beaufort County South of the Broad for 2010. We intend to continue being an informed, energetic Democratic presence in Beaufort County.
2008 was a great year for Democrats. Obviously, the election of Barack Obama on November 4th was the highlight, but there was much more to celebrate. You made our Club a force in our community.
We have much to do. We need your support and participation. Please sign up!
David Rice, President
Democratic Club of Beaufort County South of the Broad
The Democratic Club of Beaufort County South of the Broad sponsored a luncheon on Tuesday March 9th at which the featured speaker was Rob Miller. Mr. Miller is the democratic candidate from the 2nd District who will oppose Joe Wilson of “you lie” fame for a seat in the House of Representatives.
The luncheon was a great success. The over 100 members of South of the Broad had the chance to hear first hand about Mr. Miller and his goals and aspirations for the people of the Low Country.
Mr. Miller placed great emphasis on his aim to serve the people of South Carolina first and foremost. He told his personal story as a citizen of the Low Country, a family man and a United States Marine and how those experiences formed his philosophy of governing. He promised that the well being of the people of South Carolina would be his primary objective if elected to serve in the House of Representatives.
This luncheon program provided the members of South of the Broad an opportunity to meet the candidate, engage in face to face interchanges regarding topics of interest and arrive at an informed decision as to the candidate’s ability to govern.
PICTURES FROM THE SOUTH OF THE BROAD PRECINCT REORGANIZATION MEETING 2/22/10
PICTURES FROM THE DEMOCRATIC CLUB SOUTH OF THE BROAD 2009 CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
DEMOCRATIC CLUB SOUTH OF THE BROAD
2010 MEMBERSHIP DUES
Your Annual Membership Dues of $15 per person will cover minimal administrative and program costs. Additional contributions will help build our campaign coffers for future elections. Please print out and return this email, together with your check payable to: Democratic Club SOB, and mail it to: Carol Rommel, 51 Hickory Forest Drive, HHI, SC 29926. If you have any questions or want further information call Membership Director Carol Rommel at 342-4870 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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More than 350 people joined the SOB to celebrate the opening of our new offfice. It was so packed that people spilled out of the building. Children from Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Achievement School and singers from the Voices of El Shaddai contributed in sound and tone! Notably, 205 voters pledged their support for Obama that day!
The newly opened South of the Broad Club Democratic Office, located at 55 Matthews Drive, Suite 220, in Morning Star Commons, formally Triangle Square, is open from noon to 6PM Monday - Friday and 9AM - noon on Saturday. Call 682-3567 for more information.
Membership Meetings – All membership meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month (September through June) in the Community Room of the Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island, starting at 7:30pm. A social hour begins at 7:00pm.
Steering Committee Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Community Room of Palmetto Electric, 111 Mathews Drive Hilton Head starting at 2:00pm.
Fellow Democrats – Saturday afternoon (9/12/09) about 50 Democratic supporters (including Sue and me) from around the County met in front of Representative Wilson’s Beaufort office on Port Republic Street to protest Wilson’s un-American conduct during President Obama’s address to Congress. This was a peaceful but lively event and was pulled together entirely through emails and telephone calls as so many of us were outraged by Wilson’s crude behavior. You'll be pleased to know that we outnumbered the Republican counter-demonstrators by about 8 to 1. We chanted “Joe must go” and “No more Joe” at the opposition. A fair number of media and press representatives were there and this demonstration has been reported by the Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette, and, I've been told that I was seen on the evening news waving my sign. After about an hour, we ended by singing “God Bless America” and then stuffed our signs in Wilson’s office door mail box slot as a Monday morning reminder that there are many of us in Beaufort County who are appalled by his behavior.
As a next step we ask that you take on at least one of these action measures:
Here are a few useful facts about Joe Wilson:
And here are several photos from Saturday’s rally outside of Wilson’s office,
Sent by Joe Bogacz for the Democratic Club South of the Broad
2009 SOTB Picnic
2008 SOTB Picnic