Democratic Women’s Club of Sarasota County

We are a community of like-minded women and men working to protect and promote equality across Florida. As an organization, we are committed to engaging the public in the political process and educating our neighbors on important legislation.

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Upcoming Events

DWCSC Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Gulf Gate Public Library
7112 Curtiss Ave.

On Tuesday, June 14, we will be holding our monthly meeting at the Gulf Gate Library from 5:30-7:00 pm. Our featured keynote speaker is BARBARA ZDRAVECKY. We will also have guest appearances by Hagen Brody, candidate for County Commissioner and Sheldon Rice, candidate for City Commissioner at Large.

Former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Barbara’s 25 year tenure was marked by expanded reach and impact to that vital organization. She served as interim CEO of Ruth’s List Florida and serves on it’s Executive Board. She was also the Democratic Women’s Club of Sarasota County’s 2021 Woman of the Year. Barbara recently was elected Chair of the Selby Foundation beginning June 1, 2022.

DWCSC Fundraiser with Nora Cietek

Thursday June 16, 2022
5:30 p.m.
Venue emailed upon registration

MEET & GREET NORA CIETEK while enjoying ‘heavy’ hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. A ​$50 minimum campaign contribution is suggested. LET’S GET HER ELECTED!

Join us at our Democratic Women’s Club Fundraiser on Thursday, June 16th  from 5:30 – 7 pm for NORA CIETEK,  Candidate for a seat on the Sarasota School Board, in the August 23rd non-partisan election.


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About the Democratic Womens Club of Florida

The Democratic Womens Club of Sarasota is our local chapter of the statewide caucus, which officially began in 1956.  The organizational meeting for a state club took place at the Princess Martha Hotel in St. Petersburg on May 24, 1956, which was the day chosen by Eleanor Roosevelt as Democratic Women’s Day. We received our charter as a corporation in 1972. In 1980 we joined the National Federation of Democratic Women after attending the two previous conventions. From that small beginning in 1956, under the leadership of its first President, Mrs. James Haley of Bradenton, The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, Inc. now consists of thirteen regions, representing over 50 clubs.

The spirit of volunteerism is just as alive today as it was in 1956. Members and guests are trained in leadership and campaign skills through a variety of curricula offerings. Members help to recruit women to run for political office and manage campaigns. The Legislative Committee serves as the hub of activities during the Legislative Session as members monitor and lobby for or against legislation that has a dramatic impact on the lives of the citizens of Florida and particularly the women of Florida. Our goal is Equal Representation from the Court House to the White House and no less!

Our Goals

Register Voters

Increase Participation

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