Our next coffee is Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m. @ Old Europe
716 South Main Street, downtown Greenville. (A week later than normal, due to Artisphere). Just drop in; no signup required.

Our monthly lunch meeting is Monday, May 13, at noon at
the Kroc Center, 404 Westfield St., Greenville.

Register and pay online.

Dem Women build on 56 years of commitment to the community

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2023-25 DWGC Leadership

  • President: Laura Haight
  • 1st VP: Open
  • 2nd VP: Peggy Schotsch
  • Secretary: Evelyn Nocella
  • Treasurer: Valerie Brooks Madden

About us

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.


We have casual coffee meet ups on the 2nd Saturday of each month. We meet at Old Europe, 716 South Main St., downtown Greenville. There’s no cost to attend, no sign up required, just come grab coffee and a croissant and enjoy conversation with a group of like-minded women!  For the most up-to-date information check the GCDP Events Calendar for current dates and times of DWGC events.


Our meetings are held the second Monday of each month at noon. Meetings are most often, but not always, lunch. For the most up-to-date information check the GCDP Events Calendar for current dates and times of DWGC events. Lunch is $25. Reservations and payment can be made online.

Cocktails and Conversation

A lot of us work and getting to a luncheon is hard. But cocktails after work? That’s doable. Join us on the third Tuesday of each month at Oak and Honey for a cocktail and some great conversation. Just show up! For the most up-to-date information check the GCDP Events Calendar for current dates and times of DWGC events.

Book Club

Read the book but come from the discussion and the camaraderie. Reading the book is optional, but maybe after hearing about it, you may want to. Book Club is the fourth Monday of each month at the Foxcroft Wine Company on Main St. Because what’s a book club without wine? For the most up-to-date information check the GCDP Events Calendar for current dates and times of DWGC events.

Join us and be part of the change you want to see

We welcome all new members. We are a big tent and have a lot of room.

We offer tiered membership dues of $25, $50, and $100. It is up to the member to determine how much they want to invest in Democratic Women. Members receive our monthly newsletter, The Donkey’s Tale. You can sign up for membership and pay your dues online. Dues are paid annually in January.

Join us and be a part of engaging and activating Democratic women across the Upstate during this pivotal time.

Get to know our board. Read/Download their bios.

Posts and event coverage

Meet the 2024 Primary Candidates

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Affordable Housing and Gentrification

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How do we fix a broken SC?

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A gun violence survivor keeps up the fight

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Call it relocating or banning, censorship is anything but freedom

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Scan, sign, share: Demand action on abortion ban

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Do South Carolina’s Students Have the Freedom to Learn?

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Flip One Damn Seat

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Can Russia mess with our elections again?

That and other security questions will be on the table at our February meeting. Our special guest will be retired CIA analyst and Russia expert Mike Roosevelt. Mike worked as […]

Be part of the solution, not the problem

By Laura HaightPresident, DWGC When all is said and done in New Hampshire, President Biden will likely have some 68 percent of the vote on the strength of a citizen-generated […]

SC Legislature Continues Its Morality Quest

By Linda HardmanLegislative Chair, DWGC On Tuesday, January 9, South Carolina lawmakers officially began the second year of the two-year 125th General Assembly. All the seats in the House and […]

2024: What kind of year will we make it?

By Laura HaightPresident, DWGC So here we are in 2024 … I hope you all had a great Holiday season and rang in the new year with friends, family, and […]