DWC in Action

Check out our recent activities!

We celebrate our 2023 scholars

From left to right: Carmen Galvan-Cuevas, Ariana Sierra, Kay Blue (DWC president), Ella Extejt

Scholars with 2023 Scholarship Committee Mary Ellen Taylor, Kay Blue, Lucy Garner, and Jane Merriam

Bigger Than Roe…January 22 Women’s March

Linda DeMeritt and Roxy Moore on the Hwy 41 Bridge
Sending the Message

Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade 2023

Kay and Jim Blue lead off the Democratic Contingent with the DWC’s Banner
Nancy Razvoza decked out in her patriotic style
Roxy Moore (l) and Janice Ippolito (r)

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day at the Happy Hour Marketplace in Punta Gorda

Enjoying a April 23, 2022 Ice Cream & Pie Social fundraiser in partnership with the CCDC

Celebrating Earth Day 2022

DWC members (l-r)Roxy Moore, Lucy Garner, and Kay Blue prepare to do a trash pick up in recognition of Earth Day 2022

DWC Members work with Charlotte County Democratic Club Members to pick up trash along Olean Ave. in Port Charlotte in recognition of Earth Day 2022

DWC makes annual holiday donation to area homeless moms

Pictured (l-r) Chantal Phillips, Director of Intervention and Drop-out Prevention for the Charlotte Public Schools; Lucy Garner, DWC 2nd VP; Susan Flores, Lead School Social Worker; Kay Blue, DWC President; Renee Rebhan, Homeless Education and Foster Care Liaison

Each December the DWC of Charlotte County collects holiday gift bags and gift cards for the moms in the Charlotte County Schools Homeless Education Program. This year we delivered 20 gift cards and 17 gift bags.

Who are those masked environmental crusaders? DWC participates in Charlotte County Environmental Caucus Earth Day Cleanup April 22, 2021

DWC Members (l-r) Patti Steinem Jones, Jane Merriam, Kay Blue

DWC members Vielka Wambold and Betty Barriga are instrumental in bringing the 45,000 Immigration Quilt Project to Charlotte County

Vielka Wambold at April 16, 2021 Quilt opening ceremony

DWC donates gift cards to CCPS’s Homeless Education Program

Renee Rebhan, CCPS Homeless Education Liaison receives donations from Lucy Garner, DWC Vice-President for Membership and Donations Coordinator

On December 8, 2020, the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Charlotte County delivered 75 gift cards to the Charlotte County Public School’s Homeless Education Program.  The gift cards represented $1835 in donations. 

Every year the Club collects donations for the program as part of its holiday luncheon event, and then delivers the donations to the Charlotte County Public Schools.  The Homeless Education Program then distributes the donations to the parents in the program. Kay Blue, President of the Charlotte County DWC, says, “We are very graeful that even though the luncheon event was not held this year due to the pandemic, DWC members and friends still generously donated, so that families in the Homeless Program might enjoy a happier 2020 holiday season. 

Three DWC members elected to leadership positions in the Charlotte Co. DEC

Teresa Jenkins
Lucy Garner
Jane Merriam

Three members of the DWC were elected to the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee at their organizational meeting on December 7, 2020. They are Teresa Jenkins, elected as the chair; Lucy Garner, elected as the state committee woman; and Jane Merriam, elected as secretary. Teresa and Jane were elected to two-year terms as officers. The state committee woman is elected for a four-year term.

Teresa also serves as the DWC’s legislative liaison. Lucy is the DWC’s Vice-president for Membership, and Jane serves on the Scholarship Committee. Congratulations to these active and deserving members as they continue in Democratic Party leadership roles!

Charlotte County Women’s Rally

October 17, 2020

Mary Ellen Taylor, Jane Merriam, Ginny Diehm, Liz Cole, and Ginger Von Holden participate in the June 5, 2020 March for Justice in Punta Gorda along with about 1,000 protesters.

DWC members Ruth Volpe, Roxie Moore, and Nicole Moon prepare to canvass for Vote by Mail.

Ruth Volpe and Roxie Moore.
DEC Membership Chair Larry Kuran and DWC Canvasser Nicole Moon

The DWC marches in the 2020 Punta Gorda Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade along with David Jones, candidate for the Florida House District 75.

The Democratic Women’s Club co-sponsors the 2020 Charlotte County Women’s March

DEC Chair Teresa Jenkins speaks at the 2020 Charlotte County Women’s March

The DWC Celebrates at the 2019 Holiday Luncheon

The DWC delivers holiday gifts for area mothers of homeless school children to the Charlotte Public School Social Workers for distribution.
DWC Members enjoying the luncheon at the River City Grill in Punta Gorda

DWC Members marching in the 2019 Englewood Pioneer Days Parade

DWC Member Hilda Adamczyk celebrates her 100th birthday at the October 2019 meeting.

Sarasota Protest May 2019

Becky Smith and Kay Blue attending May 18 Education Summit in Orlando