The in-person meeting schedule has been disrupted by Covid-19. Please watch your emails for information about virtual meetings and club activities. If you aren’t receiving emails, make sure to send your email address to dwcofcharlottecounty@gmail.com.

The DWC celebrates suffragists and scholars

Are you ready to be entertained and informed?  On Monday,,  August 10 at 4:00 p.m., the Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County (DWC) along with The Florida Studio Theatre will present Celebrating Suffragists and Scholars, a Zoom artistic event that celebrates the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment (August 20, 2020), the women’s right to vote.  It will also serve as recognition for the DWC’s scholarship recipients and as a fundraiser for the DWC’s Betty Gissendanner Scholarship Fund via voluntary donations by participants. 

The event will feature “The Voices of the Suffragists,” in-character readings by Florida Studio actors.  Participants will hear excerpts from Abigail Adams’s letters and Sojourner Truth’s speech Ain’t I a Woman?, along with other period pieces. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask performers questions after the performance. In addition, there will be readings by DWC scholarship recipients, depending upon their college schedules and ability to participate. 

 To RSVP for the event, register at: https://www.mobilize.us/charlottecountydec/event/290639/  A Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.  There is a suggested donation of $10 that will go to support the DWC’s scholarship fund.  Checks should be made out to DWC Betty Gissendanner Scholarship Fund and be sent to DWC Treasurer, 1181 Dewhurst St., Port Charlotte, FL  33952.  For additional information, email dwcofcharlottecounty@gmail.com

DWC announces 2020 Scholarship Winners

dwc in flagWelcome to the Democratic Women’s Club Charlotte County’s Web page.  We are an organization of diverse individuals who work to support the values, platforms, and endorsed candidates of the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida (DWCF) and the Florida Democratic Party (FDP).

As citizens of the United States and Democrats, we have the rights and responsibilities to participate in the political process.  Membership in our club helps members to stay informed about the issues that impact us all.  Then we act to support candidates and legislation that benefit our families and communities.

Our action efforts include supporting young scholars, getting out the vote,  and joining in statewide and national initiatives and events, especially those that primarily affect women.  We work closely with the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC), the Charlotte County Democratic Club, and the local caucuses.

We invite all interested individuals to join our club.  Check out our events and meetings on this Web page’s menu.  Gloria Steinem said, “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.” Come be part of the Democratic Women’s movement with us!