Welcome to Our Club
Club Membership has its benefits.
Renew your membership or join now to receive full Club Benefits. Application form is available here. Simply fill out the form, attach your check, and mail it or bring it to our next event. We look forward to hearing from you.
Recent News & Events
August 8, 2016: Members of the Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club were invited to a private luncheon hosted by NextGen Climate CEO Tom Steyer an activist in the area of climate change and social justice. A recap of the luncheon, along with photos, is available here. Photos can also be seen in our Photo Gallery at the bottom of our Home page.
June 2016: Members of the Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club Club bid a fond farewell to outgoing President Mridula Udayagiri, and welcomes incoming President Rima Nashashibi. Our presidents share a few comments with us here.
Press & Commentary
Dr. Sue Savary Challenges Edison on Radioactive waste Dump
Irvine Governmental Affairs Newsletter
- August 12 Local, State & National Items of Interest
- July 29 Local, State & National Items of Interest
- July 8 Local, State & National Items of Interest
California Women Lead Newsletter
Letters to the Editors, Social Media postings, conversations with friends. These are all important tools to help get the word out and building support for issues that are important to women and Democrats. Find an issue you are passionate about and do your part to join in the conversation.
Letters to Editors Email Addresses
Newport Beach Government Email Addresses
#StandwithPP Campaign (Planned Parenthood)
Death Penalty Petition
The Democratic Club of West Orange County (DCWOC) is gathering signatures for a November Ballot Measure to repeal the California Death Penalty. If interested, sign up here.
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For NBWDC: Our club’s mission is to provide a forum for civil political discussions and promote and participate in activities that help educate members about local, regional, and national issues. And it is so important in this election year that we are successful in accomplishing our mission. Won’t you help us? We have a number of committee chairs who have specific roles and responsibilities and are always looking for a helping hand. For example:
- Communications & Social Media
- Events Planning
- Voter Outreach . . . and more
If you have an interest in any of these areas, please let us know. Send us an email or leave us a phone message (949.423.6468) and we’ll get right back to you.
Upcoming Club Meetings
Our Club Meetings are open to Members, Guests and Friends. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month, except for July when we are dark. The December Club Meeting is a social gathering to celebrate the Holiday Season.
Please check below for upcoming meeting details.
2016 Meeting Schedule & Speakers: Available here
AUGUST SUMMER SOCIAL
DATE: Thursday, August 18, 2016
TIME: 5:30 P.M. Business Meeting | 6:30 P.M. Summer Social
LOCATION: Provided when you RSVP
PROGRAM: A bit of business and a lovely summer evening socializing with friends and collegues
RSVP APPRECIATED: Email NBWDC here
SEPTEMBER CLUB MEETING
NEWPORT BEACH CANDIDATE FORUM
[City Council & Newport-Mesa School Board]DATE: Thursday, September 15, 2016
TIME: 5:30 P.M. Networking | 6:00 P.M. Candidate Forum & Club Meeting
PROGRAM: Candidate Introductions, Moderated Questions & Audience Q&A
RSVP APPRECIATED: Email NBWDC here
JOIN OR RENEW – DON’T DELAY
We invite you to join as a Member or Associate Member. Membership is valid for the current calendar year (January through December).
If you are already a Member and have not yet renewed your membership for this calendar year, please do so without delay to receive full membership benefits.
Our Application/Renewal Form is available here. Simply fill out the form, attach your check, and mail it or bring it to our next event. We look forward to hearing from you.
2016 Club Officers
President: Rima Nashashibi
Vice President: Open
Corresponding Secretary: Deborrah Lugo
Recording Secretary/Membership: Karen Tringali
Assistant Recording Secretary: Patty Gwin
Treasurer: Patty Healey
Assistant Treasurer: Mikelle Fish
Immediate Past President: Mridula Udayagiri
Past President: Jean Hastings Ardell
Founding President: Dr. Suzanne Savary
Questions or Comments?
Please fill out the form below to contact us by email.
Mailing Address & Phone
If you prefer to contact us by mail, please do so at the following address:
Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club
P.O. Box 11761
Newport Beach CA 92658
You may also leave a voicemail message at 949.423.6468. We will return your call within two business days.
Our mission is to provide a forum for civil political discussions and promote and participate in activities that help educate members about local, regional, and national issues.
The Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club was formed by a small group of like-minded Democratic women who were brought together by their desire for civil discussion around political issues. Within a short time, our club grew and became a notable presence in the Orange County Democratic community.
We promote democratic values through activism. Our work includes get-out-the-vote efforts, presence at community events, and sponsoring forums for Democratic candidates as well as candidates for non-partisan offices. We also speak publicly and take part in demonstrations.
Club membership is open to women who are registered Democrats. We also welcome registered Democratic men as non-voting associates. While most members live in Newport Beach, we also value those from surrounding Orange County communities.
At our meetings and events, we welcome those who wish to be benefactors of our Club regardless of party affiliation.
For more information about our Club and Membership, please fill out the Contact Us Form above.
The Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club was chartered by the Democratic Party of Orange County in February 2008. Since then, we have accomplished much. Here are a few of the highlights:
- Each year we staff the Democratic Party of Orange County’s voter registration booth at the Orange County Fair
- We joined women’s groups from around the county in 2014 to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision
- We participated as partners in the OC Women’s Coalition to speak out against the ban on abortions at Hoag Hospital after its affiliation with St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital (Planned Parenthood recognized OC Women’s Coalition in 2015 for our collective efforts)
- We worked directly with local elected officials to help support important legislation
- We hosted a spirited discussion among candidates for Newport Beach City Council in the 2014 Election Cycle
- Our founding president ran a valiant campaign for the 48th Congressional District with the support of our club
- Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties honored our club as Coalition Partner of the Year in 2011 for our support of their organization
August 8 2016 – Steyer Luncheon (CEO NexGen) Topic: Climate Change & Social Justice
L to R: Ardell, Savary, Steyer, Humphreys | Templeton, Hailey, Geerling | Ardell, Savary | Savary, Steyer, Humphreys, Stephens
May 2016 – State and Local Candidate Forum
L to R: Udayagiri, Kahn, Ali, Fox, Blair, Pinkston, Grayson, Nashashibi
April 2016 – Federal Candidate Forum
L to R: Wolf (for Dunn), Gallagher, Nashashibi, Einwechter for Sanchez, Savary
December 2015 NBWDC Holiday Social
Celebrating our past accomplishments | Looking forward to a politically important year | Supporting our Democratic women candidates
Outgoing President Jean Ardell (l) and Incoming President Mridula Udayagiri (r)
Incoming President Mridula Udayagiri (l) and Outgoing President Barack Obama
September 2015 NBWDC Meeting
L-R: Barbara Shelton (NBWDC Recording Secretary) John Chiang, California State Treasurer, Jean Ardell (NBWDC President),
Patricia Healy (NBWDC Treasurer), Deborrah Lugo (NBWDC Corresponding Secretary), Saboohi Currim (Assistant Treasurer)