Our next coffee is Saturday, October 7 at 9 a.m. @ Old Europe
716 South Main Street, downtown Greenville.
Just drop in; no signup required.

Our monthly lunch meeting is Monday, October 9, at noon.
The Kroc Center, 424 Westfield St., Greenville.

Register and pay online.

Dem Women build on 56 years of commitment to the community

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, to 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 and are held at the Kroc Center, 424 Westfield St., Greenville. There are occasionally Zoom components to the meetings. For the most up-to-date information check the GCDP Events Calendar for current dates and times of DWGC events. Lunch is $20. Reservations and payment can be made online.

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. Annual dues are $25; 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

Doing Journalism in 2023

What’s it like trying to do good journalism in today’s polarized environment? Featured speakers at Democratic Womens September meeting — Andy Brack, editor and publisher of the Charleston City Paper […]

Sign up to support The Period Project

DWGC is planning to do a community project every quarter. This fall we’re standing up with The Period Project. The Period Project is a born-in, headquartered-in Greenville nonprofit that supports […]

Is there a ‘safe haven’ for women seeking legal abortions?

By Laura HaightDWGC, President Mississippi, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, N. Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah. What do all these […]

A Community-Forward Reason to Run Around in the heat

By Laura HaightDWGC, President How are you spending these sweltering weekends? At the pool, at home with a big pitcher of sweet tea? Sounds great. But for “the squad” (our […]

Let’s Understand Right-Wing Extremism

From the editor: Watch the news, read the paper, listen to podcasts, fight with your parents. The words “right” and “left” are intrinsic to our political and sociological language these […]

ICYMI: Replay of July 2023 Meeting

Advocating for LGBTQ rights and SCDP Christale Spain on how we’ll change the Democratic trajectory in SC Featured speaker Liz Serricchio, a mental health professional who focuses on the LGBTQ+ […]

Let’s get busy: Lots to do for Dorothy and Michelle

Dem Women is organizing campaign activities with Dorothy Dowe and Michelle Shain. We believe that we are stronger when we all work together and we’ve invited all the county Democratic […]

July Meeting: Avenues of advocacy; SCDP Chair special guest

With Pride Month just recently ended, it’s a good time to take stock of where we are as both a state and a county. To that end, we’ve reached out […]

June 2023 Meeting Gallery

June DWGC Meeting Recap and Replay

By Laura HaightPresident, DWGC These remarks were made at the June meeting of the Democratic Women of Greenville County and the introduction of the program: Reproductive Rights: What Now? Watch […]

Winning is the best revenge

By Laura HaightDWGC, President “Hunt them down like dogs.” That’s what the governor of South Carolina voiced as what he wanted to do with Democrats in our state. But, not […]

Reproductive Rights in SC: What now?

We have an exciting panel of advocates/activists/professionals who have been on the front lines of women’s rights, women’s health, and reproductive justice lined up to discuss next steps in South […]