Select Page

Advocating for Democratic values

in Newport Beach

and neighboring communities

Follow @NBWDC on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

Monthly Club Meetings

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Location: OASIS Senior Center (ample free parking)
… No charge for members
… $10 per guest with RSVP
… $15 per guest if Walk-in
5:30 p.m. Doors Open for registration and networking
6:00 P.M. Meeting & Speakers Program  

…… Announcements & Upcoming Events
…… Speakers Program: State of California’s Financial Health 

    … Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer  
Agenda: Available here
Central Committee Candidate List – AD74:
As submitted to NBWDC … available here
As submitted to DPOC … available here


Congratulations are in order!

NBWDC Member Barbara Sloate was recognized by the Newport Beach City Council at the January 28th City Council meeting for her many years volunteerism at the OASIS Senior Center. 

Mayor Will O’Neill declared 2020 as the “Year of the Volunteers”, and he plans to recognize Newport Beach organizations and individuals who go above and beyond.  We are proud that one of our members has received this important recognition, and thank her for her service to the Newport Beach community.

Don’t be shy.  If there are other Newport Beach residents or organizations who should be recognized as Barbara was, put a bug in the ear of your council person … or with Mayor O’Neill himself.  

Just Around the Corner . . .

March 3 California Primary

Canvassing & Post Cards 

Saturday, February 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Group Canvass Event
A great way to spend a little time in a beautiful part of Newport Beach is to join our canvassing group as we pass out Blue Voter Guides for Local and State Candidates.  We will be canvassing in Irvine Terrace, Promontory Point and Beacon Bay.  Sign up here … meet-up address will be provided after you RSVP.  

Saturday, February 22, 11:00 a.m. Post Carding Event
Join us at the Corona del Mar Community Youth Center @ 5000 5th Avenue, Corona del Mar for our last post carding event.  It’s a fun way to spend time with other Democrats committed to turning every seat BLUE on March 3.  Sign up here for the CdM event here.

GOTV Donations
We are still in need of donations to cover our postcard printing expenses and room rental fees for several of our events. Any donation, large or small, to help offset some of these costs will be greatly appreciated. 

Voters & Candidates


Voter Registration

Since the last election, have you:

  • Turned 18 and plan to vote in the upcoming elections
  • Changed your address
  • Decided to change your party affiliation

If you answer yes to any of these questions, don’t forget to register or update your voter registration. There are several helpful online tools and forms which can be found here at

New OC Voting Procedures for 2020
2020 voting procedures will change, allowing more options and more voter-accessibility.  For information on new Vote Centers, Voting by Mail and more, read here.

URGENT FOR NPP VOTERS:  If you are currently registered as NPP (No Party Preference), you will NOT be able to cast a vote in the California Primary Election on March 3 for a Democratic presidential candidate unless you take special steps right away. Read here to learn what you need to do in order to vote in the March 3 Primary for a Democratic presidential candidate.

Our Elected Officials

A current listing of federal and state officials is available here


Democratic candidates who wish to speak at an NBWDC event or who are seeking an NBWDC Endorsement are required to contact NBWDC’s Programming Committee for criteria and scheduling.  Please use the form below.


Ways to connect with NBWDC

Mailing Address & Phone

Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club
P.O. Box 11761
Newport Beach CA 92658

Voicemail/Text @ (949) 423-6468

It’s Time to Renew or Join for 2020

Membership Has Its Benefits

Renew your membership or join now to receive full Club Benefits, such as voting rights, members’ only news and invitations to special events. 

Membership is valid for from January 1 through December 31 each year.    Several membership categories are available (see below).  And you may conveniently pay for your Annual Membership by either credit card or by check.

Membership options include:

  • $50: Self-identified women registered as a Democrat
    • Regular Member with full voting privileges
  • $40: Any gender/any party affiliation
    • Associate Member with limited voting privileges
  • $20: Student Membership
    • Full-time students only with valid ID

Two easy ways to pay.  (Note: Donations and payments to political-party organizations, like NBWDC, are not tax deductible.)

Still not sure you want to join? 
Take a look at all we’ve accomplished over the last couple of years . . . and having fun while we did!

Member Contact Information

Have you moved or changed any of your contact information?
We are required by our Club Charter to maintain accurate contact information for all our members of record.  If you have recently moved, changed your name, email address or phone number, please let us know so that we do not violate our charter requirements.

We have two convenient ways for you to let us know of these changes:

  1. A PDF form that you can fill out and return to us by email
  2. An online form that you submit through our website

Thanks for helping us be in compliance with the California Democratic Party requirements.

2020 Club Officers & Committees

President:  Tara Steele
Vice President: Cate Hardesty
Treasurer: Mikelle Fish
….Temporary Corresponding Secretary: Deborrah Lugo
….Temporary Recording Secretary:  Karen Tringali
……Assistant Recording Secretary: Maureen Rust

Officer Positions Available 
…. Recording Secretary: 2-year Term
…. Corresponding Secretary: 2-year Term 
…. Assistant Treasurer: 1-year Term (Board appointment) 
Please apply here

View our Committee Listing here

Adopted April 16, 2019 
Summary of April 2019 approved changes

Privacy Policy
Available here

Past President Roster
Immediate Past President: Rima Nashashibi 
Past President: Mridula Udayagiri
Past President: Jean Hastings Ardell
Founding President: Dr. Suzanne Savary

Committee Opportunity

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.  One way to  help support our mission is to serve on a committee.  We have many opportunities for you to showcase your skills and passion.  For example:

  • Communications & Social Media
  • Events Planning
  • Membership Outreach 
  • Governmental Activism 
  • 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 the appropriate committee chair will respond to you directly.

Speak Up!

Letters and calls to our legislators, letters to 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.

Newport Beach City Government



City Council Meeting Recaps

City Leadership Email Addresses




Photo Albums – Enjoy!

Click on any image below to view its album/slideshow



Video Montage



Our Mission

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.

Our Club

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.

Our Privacy Policy is available at

Our Accomplishments

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: 

  • Hosted 2016 Candidate Forums for Federal, State, Local and City elections
  • Worked directly with local elected officials to help support important legislation
  • Worked as a founding member to create the California Alliance of Democratic Women’s Clubs
  • Supported our founding president’s campaign for 48th Congressional District in 2016 and 2014
  • Staffed the Democratic Party of Orange County’s voter registration booth at the Orange County Fair each year
  • Recognized by Planned Parenthood in 2015 as part of the OC Women’s Coalition for work against abortion bans
  • Participated as a partner in the OC Women’s Coalition against abortion bans at Hoag Hospital after its affiliation with St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital
  • Joined women’s groups from around the county in 2014 to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision
  • Honored as Coalition Partner of the Year in 2011 by Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties for our support of their organization.

Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club
Post Office Box 11761
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Voicemail/Text: (949) 423-6468

Paid for by the Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club, FEC ID# C00570168