Empowered, engaged, and activated
Democratic Women build on 51 years of commitment to the community
2019 DWGC Leadership
President: Lee Turner
1st VP for programs: Gaybriel Gibson
2nd VP for membership: Ruth Todd
Secretary: Lucille Herwald
Treasurer: Peggy Schotsch
We are an active and diverse group of women and men. Our objectives are:
- To support the principles of the Democratic Party;
- To initiate and carry out programs and projects on behalf of the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party’s candidates; and
- To promote Democratic women to become actively involved in our community, to serve in leadership positions in the county, state, and national Democratic Party, and to serve as candidates for elective office.
Our meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. They are usually – but not always – lunches. Visit the GCDP Events Calendar for our upcoming events. Lunch is $15; $17 at the door. You can reserve your spot online.
A message from the president
By Lee Turner
Having already realized the Democratic Women of Greenville County is, by my measure, the largest regularly attended Democratic meeting in all of the 4thdistrict of SC, I was thrilled beyond measure to get the opportunity to lead this esteemed group.
During the campaign, I attended every meeting I could find in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. I could see that the DWGC is in a league of its own. I could visualize how potent we would be with real focus on the issues currently facing us. I knew the women selected to serve along with me, Ruth Todd, Lucille Herwald, Gaye Gibson, and Peggy Schotsch were real workers with real commitment. They were fuel to my passion too.
Circumstances are rapidly changing in today’s political climate. There is much to accomplish before 2020, just at the state level. WE must ‘carpe diem’–seize the day–and harness the energy of the many newly activated citizens determined to make a difference in a political climate fraught with threats to democracy. Continue reading this post…