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Democratic Women 

Meets the first Thursday of each month for dinner, speakers,and networking.  We meet at 6:00 for networking and have dinner at 6:30. Both women and men are invited to attend.  Reservations for dinner are required.  

For meeting information contact :

President,  Christine Wilkerson ( 


If you are age 18 to 35, become a Young Democrat.  Contact, Kenny Oubre,

North Charleston Democrats

Meets the Thursday after the third Wednesday of each month 6:30pm at Jeanne Batten Community Center, Dorchester & I26.  For information call Carrie Whipper (744-1976)  or Oliver Addison (553-5395) .


East Cooper Democrats

Meets 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm for food, 7:00pm for the meeting at. Olive Branch AME Church Annex, Rte 17N and Old Mathis Ferry Rd.   For information contact Michael Cone,


James Island/Folly Beach Democrats

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm for networking and 7 pm for the meeting at Lowcountry Senior Center on Riverland Road (near James Island County Park). For information  contact Bill Oplinger via email  


West Ashley Democrats

 Contact Co-Chairs:

Lynn Meffert:

Mimi Dias:

On the 2nd Monday of each month, 6:30 to 8 PM for a meeting with a speaker, program, or interesting topic. BlueRose Café, 652 St Andrew’s Blvd. Coffee and conversation, but no food offered.

Every 3rd Saturday from 8 to 9:30 AM Breakfast with other Democrats at Ryan’s Steakhouse, 829 St. Andrew’s Blvd. We’re there for conversation, not a formal meeting. Buffet breakfast is $4.99 +drink, tax, and tip. We encourage all interested Democrats, party officials, and office holders to join us.


Sea Islands Democrats

For Johns, Wadmalaw, Kiawah, or Seabrook Islands contact  Kristin Kuri via email at: or

St. Paul's Democrats

For Hollywood and Ravenel, contact  Jacquetta Jones at or

We are looking for Democrats in this area.  Please contact us.  

 Peninsula Democrats

 For more information email: Master Bines at


College Clubs


Citadel Democrats

 For information contact Philip Ford,

 or call 803-517-5657 or e-mail


College of Charleston Democrats
For information call 607-279-3538 or ot Jordan Howard, at


Charleston School of Law Democrats
Contact:  Adam Owensby,

High School Clubs

Check your high school for clubs or form one.

James Island Charter High School Democrats
For information call 843-762-2754 ext. 6233 or e-mail


Academic Magnet High School Democrats
For information call: 746-1300.  


Other Clubs


Charleston Drinking Liberally
meets every Thursdays at 6 pm at Juanita Greenberg's Nacho Royale at 439 King St, Charleston

Charleston Progressive Democrats

Meets in Charleston County for info: Email: Charleston Progressive Democrats or visit the Website: Charleston Progressive Democrats Everyone is welcome! An affiliate of Progressive Democrats of America. 

Dorchester Progressive Democrats

Meets in Dorchester County for info: Email: Dorchester Progressive Democrats or visit the Website: Dorchester Progressive Democrats everyone is welcome! An affiliate of Progressive Democrats of America. 

James Island/Folly Beach Drinking Liberally

The group meets every Friday at 6 pm at Buffalo South on Folly Road. Contact:

Stonewall Democrats



James Island/Foley Beach Democrats

Charleston County Democratic Women's Club
Carol Tempel, Bonnie Matthews, Jacquetta Jones, and Ilene Kahn(from left to right)

James Wilkerson
Chairman of James Island/Foley Beach Democrats

Charleston County Executive Committee
(Courtney Simmons, Radia Heyward, George Tempel, and Carol Tempel (left to right)

Carole Benson
Chairperson of East Cooper Democrats

Lynn Meffert
Chairperson West Ashley Democrats


Food for Thought

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