Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club to reorganize

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The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club will hold a reorganizational meeting at the Golden Corral on Thursday, August 18.
The meeting, which is open to all northern Beaufort County residents who are  interested in supporting Democratic Party ideals and candidates, officially begins at 6:30 p.m. But those who choose to can purchase dinner beginning at 6 p.m. The free event is being hosted by Hattie Brown, Marie Lewis, and Theresa White.
Membership in the club won’t conflict with participation in the Democratic Women of Beaufort Club says White, a member of the Beaufort County Democratic Party Executive Committee.
“Both organizations share the same goals. But the Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club has a platform for family memberships and participation, as well as the recruitment of Young Democrats,” says White. “It’s up to us to begin training the next generation of Democratic Party leaders and elected officials.”
The club was founded in 2003 during the administration of former Beaufort County Democratic Party Chairman Atty. H. Fred Kuhn, Jr. Theresa White chaired the founding steering committee, which counted among its members such well known Democrats as Beverly Smith Dore, Anne Christiansen Pollitzer, Edgar Williams, William S. Young, Jr.,  and the late former State Rep. Harriet Keyserling.
The club is reorganized due to the resignation of several officers, and the sale of its longtime meeting place, the former Sea Island Conference/Training Center on Lady’s Island.
The club is a great place for people new to either Beaufort County and/or politics to learn about  the election process from the grassroots level; network with key community leaders, opinion leaders, and elected officials; and to prepare to become a delegate to county, state, and national Democratic Party conventions, including the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Teenagers, college students, and other potential Young Democrats are welcome to both attend and participate in club meetings and activities.
Former Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club presidents include Alden Weeks, Marie D. Lewis, Robert E. “Bob” Ross, Charlotte Pazant Brown, Allison Davidow, Rob Miller, and Acie Johnson. Former corporate accountant Ted Humphrey has been the club’s treasurer since its inception.
For more information, call 597-2482.