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Serving the Democratic Voice of

Newport Beach

and Neighboring Communities

 

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Upcoming Events 

Volunteer Opportunity – Counting the Homeless

Census Taking
January 23 and 24

Additional training times, locations and sign-up information available here.

 


OC Board of Supervisors (3rd District) Candidate Forum

 

 

Thursday, January 31, 11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the OC Public Affairs Association
Tickets and additional information here


In the News

NBWDC at the 3rd Annual OC Women’s March, Saturday, January 19, 2019

 


Dave Min Announces Candidacy for California State Senate District 37

Irvine, Calif.—  Dave Min, a UC Irvine law professor and economic policy expert, announced his candidacy for California’s 37th State Senate District, which is currently held by Donald Trump supporter John Moorlach.  Read more here . . . 


February 19, 2019 NBWDC Meeting

Time:  5:30 P.M. Networking | 6:00 P.M. Meeting & Program 
Location: OASIS Senior Center Room #1, Ample Free Parking
Admission & Light Refreshments:
… Members: $10 if Walk-In; Free with RSVP
… Non-Members: $15 if Walk-In; $10 with RSVP
Speaker Program 
… Dave Min: Candidate, 37th State Senate District
… Mary Navarro: Early Childhood Education
Agenda: Available end of January. 
RSVP Deadline February 15: Use RSVP Form here
Please reserve your seat early.  Those with reservations will be seated first.

Meeting Sponsorships available. 
Sponsors will be given promotional consideration in our marketing materials and an opportunity to address our meeting attendees. Contact NBWDC for details

Save time – Prepay your Admission by Credit Card; use button below.


Save time and pay your Membership by Credit Card; click on button below.


 

March 19, 2019 NBWDC Meeting

Time:  5:30 P.M. Networking | 6:00 P.M. Meeting & Program 
Location: OASIS Senior Center Room #1, Ample Free Parking
Admission & Light Refreshments:
… Members: $10 if Walk-In; Free with RSVP
… Non-Members: Free if you join or $15 if Walk-In; $10 with RSVP
Speaker Program
… Former Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff: Homelessness in OC; what’s being done and how we can help.
… United Way, Orange County
Agenda: Available end of February 
RSVP Deadline March 15: Use RSVP Form here
Please reserve your seat early.  Those with reservations will be seated first.

Meeting Sponsorships available. 
Sponsors will be given promotional consideration in our marketing materials and an opportunity to address our meeting attendees. Contact NBWDC for details

Save time – Prepay your Admission by Credit Card; use button below.



Voters & Candidates

Voter Registration

Since the 2018 elections, have you:

  • Turned 18 and plan to vote in the upcoming elections
  • Had any change of 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 OCVote.com.


Our Elected Officials

A current listing of federal and state officials is available here


Candidates

Candidates: Any Democratic candidate who wishes to speak at an NBWDC event or seek an NBWDC Endorsement is required to fill out our Candidate Questionnaire which will then be reviewed for approval by our Program Committee. We offer two easy ways to to this:

  1. Contact NBWDC to request a link to our online Candidate Questionnaire.
  2. Download the PDF version, complete and return by email or USPS mail

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

 



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:

  • Regular Membership (Women registered as Democrats): $50
  • Associate Membership (Any gender or party affiliation): $40
  • Student Membership (Full-time students only): $20

Note:  Donations and payments to political-party organizations, like NBWDC, are not tax deductible. 

Membership by Credit Card


 

Membership by Check
If you wish to pay by check, please print  our Application/Renewal Form, fill it out, attach your check and mail it to the address on the form or bring it to our next event.  We look forward to hearing from you. 


2019 Club Officers & Committees

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

With gratitude and thanks, we wish our outgoing officers (Rima Nashashibi, President and Karen Hinks, Vice President) best wishes in  their future endeavors.

Assistant Officer Position Available
Assistant Treasurer: Open – Please Volunteer here

Committees  
View our Committee Listing here

By-Laws
Adopted August 2017: Available here

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


Volunteer Opportunity

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
  • 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 we’ll get right back to you.


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.

Elected Officials – Federal and State


Local Press Editors


Newport Beach Government Email Addresses


#StandwithPP Campaign (Planned Parenthood)

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 http://www.nbwdc.org/privacy-policy/

 

 

 

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.