Hello!, We are the Democratic Club of Beaufort County South of the Broad and represent Democrats on Hilton Head Island and in the greater Bluffton area. We are closely affiliated with the Beaufort County Democratic Party and support its many activities.

The Beaufort County Democratic Party is the local branch of the South Carolina Democratic Party and National Democratic Party . We share our party's values, including a commitment to equal opportunity for all Americans, improving health care and public education, protecting the environment, and keeping America strong at home while restoring its standing abroad.

Upcoming Event(s)

Obama in 2012 Date: 2016-08-12 Friday
Friday Social

Join us for our Friday Social at the 2016 Democratic Office every Friday evening through November 4th. We will be serving fabulous food and drink for those who can make it!

WHEN: 1012 William Hilton Parkway, Suite #8 (Behind Panera Bread on the south end of Hilton Head Island).
WHEN: 5:00-7:00 pm. Friday, August 12, 2016
WHAT: Democratic Club of Beaufort County, South of Broad Friday Social.
Friday Social Hosts:
Aug 12 - Loretta and Michael Robinson
Aug 19 - Judy Dunning
Aug 26 - John and Lesley Gilbert
Sept 3 - Eileen and Bob Poveromo
Sept 9 - Richard and Barb Hammes
Sept 16 - Sally McGarry and Maxine Parson-Kogut
Sept 23 - Mike and Sally Nicastre
Sept 30 - Dick and Margaret Conn
Oct 21 - Susan and Mark Britansky and Paul Russo and The Democratic Club of Sun City

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Obama in 2012 Date: 2016-10-22
Transportation For Voting

The South Of Broad Democratic Club will provide transportation for anyone who qualifies for "In-Person Absentee Voting". We have Partnered with with Gullah Tours!

In-Person Absentee Voting
Who Qualifies: 65 years and over, Physically Disabled, Working on Election Day, Out of town on Election Day Nov 8.
Locations: 61B Ulmer Rd., Bluffton and 15 John Galt Rd., Beaufort
Times: Monday - Friday 9am-4pm. Saturday Nov 5 9am-1pm. Monday, Nov 7 9am-5pm.
Contact: HHI/Bluffton 843-715-4158 or Beaufort 843-522-1028
For Bus transportation please Contact Chanta Ellison at 843-298-4493 or Gloria Murray 843-301-8191

Bus Transportation to In-person Absentee Voting
Friday, Oct 28 - 9am and at 1pm
Monday, Oct 31 - 9am and at 1pm
Wednesday, Nov 2 - 9am and at 1pm
Friday, Nov 4 - 9am and at 1pm
Saturday, Nov 5 - 8:30am and at 1pm
Monday, Nov 7 - 9am and 1pm
Pickup starts at Simmons Field, then to Central Oak Grove Church, St. James Baptist Church, Rowing Center and then to 61b Ulmer Road. Return from Bluffton will be in the reverse order
Pick-up time from Simmons Field to the rowing center should take about half an hour so please plan accordingly. We cannot gauge how long the voting process will take at Ulmer Road.

Bus Pickup Locations:
Central Oak Grove Church, Chaplin and Marshland Rd.
Rowing Center, Squire Pope Rd.
Charlie and Rosa Simmons Field, Spanish Wells
St. James Baptist Church, Mitchelville and Bay Gall Community.

Election Day Transportation
Democratic Club HHI/Bluffton 843-715-4158.

Obama in 2012 Date: 2016-09-13

Take a Stand Against Gun Violence!

Just 3 months ago, our country experienced the deadliest mass shooting in our history. And the responses in Congress from Democrats and Republicans could not have been more different.

Democrats responded by:

-- Holding a sit-in to demand a vote on gun violence legislation

-- Organizing rallies across the country to spread awareness for gun violence

-- And when the Republicans went on vacation, Democrats held a national speak out against gun violence in America

The Republican Leadership responded by:

-- Refusing to hold a vote on LIFE SAVING gun violence prevention bills

-- Staying in the pockets of the gun lobby

-- Going on vacation instead of dealing with America’s gun violence epidemic

Gun violence affects all of us -- regardless of our political affiliations. And we expect our leaders in Congress to work together to solve this crisis. Join Jim Clyburn and demand reasonable, effective background checks. Will you sign your name right now and stand with him in the fight to end gun violence?

Sign our petition today and call on Congress to take action against gun violence

Obama in 2012 Date: 2016-09-06
I Will Vote

We are in the final months of the campaign season. Before you know it will be time to vote. As someone who is already a regular voter, you know that if you want to vote, you have to be registered.

Fortunately, it is now easier than ever for you and your friends in the Hilton Head, Bluffton area and every place else to check and update your voter registration if needed. All you have to do is visit IWillVote.com

In a few moments, you willll be able to securely confirm your voter registration information or register at your current home address -- so when you are ready to submit your ballot, you know where to go to let your voice be heard.

Obama in 2012 Date: 2016-08-12
Campaign Office Now Open

The campaign is getting into high-gear and the HHI/Bluffton Democratic Office is now open on Hilton Head. Stop by for information, to volunteer or for our Friday Socials. Some campaign materials are available for a small donation.

WHERE:1012 William Hilton Parkway, Suite #8. behind Panera Bread.

DIRECTIONS: South on 278 past Wexford Village, BBT Bank and Island Car Wash, the next entrance is to Panera Bread. Look for the American flag on the Panera sign. From the Cross Island Parkway take Arrow Road to Dunnagans Alley, exit 3/4 way around traffic circle, toward Wexford Village. Turn into BBT and Island Car wash, make right onto 278, then 1/2 block to Panera Bread on the right.

OFFICE HOURS: Monday–Friday, 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-2pm. Phone banks 6pm-8pm some evenings.

OFFICE PHONE: 843-715-4158

FRIDAY SOCIALS: Friday evenings 5-7 pm.

VOLUNTEER CONTACT: Judy Dunning, jddunning50@gmail.com or 513-509-8769

Obama in 2012 Date: 2016-08-08
Democratic Candidates

Hillary Clinton has served as secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor, activist, and volunteer—but the first thing her friends and family will tell you is that she’s never forgotten where she came from or who she’s been fighting for. For information on Hillarys postions, experience and biography go to HillaryClinton.com

Thomas Dixon is a pastor and community activist, and is running for the office of U.S. Senator to represent South Carolina in Washington D.C. opposing Tim Scott. He was born and raised in the projects of Chicago, but he and his wife of 33 years, Vanessa, have made South Carolina their home since 1985. For years, he has worked tirelessly with community and national organizations for the people of South Carolina. For his experience, biography and his platform, go to his website,dixonforsc.com

Demetri Cherny is a proud progressive and the official candidate in 2016 for the Lowcountry First Congressional District to replace Mark Sanford. For more information, go to chernyforcongress.us

Obama in 2012 Date: 2016-08-01
Become a Member

The Democratic Club is a social club of liberally-minded, progressive-thinking individuals who come together to enjoy each others company, discuss current events and issues and engage in political activity in various ways. We are committed wholly to a transparent, inclusive, and democratic political ideal. We aspire to be accessible and available to those who want to participate in the democratic process, and to new voters, who may have questions or concerns regarding United States of America government mandates. Understanding the interests of all citizens, is a large part of our mission, and we encourage diversity with regards to civil, women, immigrant, and all human rights.

If you would like to become a member, contact Carol Rommel at 843-342-4870. Annual dues are $20 per person and help build our campaign coffers for upcoming elections.

Greeting from President

Obama in 2012 Date: 2014-12-12 Tuesday

Greeting from President John Giles

Welcome to the Democratic Club South of the Broad web page. We are a liberal-minded group that gather (socially) to foster ideas for the better good of all. We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon and in the evening respectively. Please join us when you are able and check this website for updates for programs and speakers.

During 2015 we have much to do to prepare for the 2016 election. Democrats need to help our legislatures to pass comprehensive immigration reform, raise the minimum wage, and keep the affordable care act in place. We can assist through letter-writing campaigns to our congressional representatives and newspapers as well as through other informational and educational activities.

We will continue with efforts to register voters, invite informed speakers for our luncheons and evening meetings, and participate in other outreach programs in our community.

We hope to establish some standing committees to work on specific issues and we would love to hear your suggestions and hope that you will volunteer to participate as well.

Thank you for your continued support. It is the $20.00 memberships that fund our Club and activities. Please consider joining today.

Obama in 2012 Date: 2016-08-12 Friday
What We Believe

Voting Rights

The right to vote is guaranteed for each citizen.

We should provide maximum opportunities for each citizen to vote through accommodations for disabled persons and expansion of voting places and hours, e.g., early voting, county-wide precincts.

Registering to vote and obtaining voter identification should be free and easily understood procedures.

Economic Equity

Each willing and able worker should be able to find employment which will pay them a living wage.

Those who are truly unable to work will be provided assistance to ensure them a physically secure, healthy life.


Each person is entitled to a free education which will enable them to contribute fully as a citizen.

The quality of an education provided in South Carolina should be competitive, not simply adequate.

Schools achievement should be evaluated against regularly-updated standards which ensure that South Carolina businesses and other institutions are internationally competitive.

Where local resources are lacking to guarantee each child a competitive education, the wider state and national community should provide requisite resources.

Health Care

All citizens have a right to affordable health care. Adequate resources should be provided to ensure that right.

Women have a right to decide whether or not to bear children. Governments should not interfere.

Protection of human health requires government regulation and enforcement through agencies ranging from local health departments to federal agencies such as the FDA, the CDC, and the EPA.

Environment and Climate Change

Our government, and we as individuals, must minimize risks to the environment from human-caused action, including pollution, over-consumption, and habitat destruction.

Global warming is a major risk to the human and natural world and is acknowledged by the majority of the scientists. Successfully facing this risk requires that we recognize it and join in addressing it.

Our local environment is particularly at risk and we must do all possible to maintain its natural beauty and economic viability.


We must ensure a pathway to citizenship to those who are here and are willing to work toward economic success and cultural affinity in our state and country, just as we did in the 1800s and 1900s.


Each person, regardless of their race, gender, religion, age, and sexual orientation is worthy of respect and should be provided equal protection and opportunity under our laws.

Judicial and legislative actions should be taken, when necessary, to achieve this goal.