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Advocating for Democratic values

in Newport Beach

and neighboring communities

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Monthly Club Meetings

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May 22, 2019 NBWDC Meeting

Time:  5:30 P.M. Networking | 6:00 P.M. Meeting & Program 
Special Location: Newport Coast Community Center
Admission & Light Refreshments:
… Members: No charge
… Friends & Guests: Free if you join or $15 if Walk-In; $10 with RSVP
Featured Speakers
Cottie Petrie-Norris, Assemblywoman, District 74
Katrina Foley, Mayor of Costa Mesa
Additional Speakers
Melahat Rafiei, Progressive Solutions Consulting
Mary Navarro, Educator
Agenda: Available end of April 
RSVP Deadline May 17: 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 Membership and/or Admission by Credit Card


 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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: No charge
… Friends & Guests: $15 if Walk-In; $10 with advance RSVP
Speaker Program – To be announced pending speaker confirmation
Agenda:  Available end of May
RSVP Deadline June 14: 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 Membership and/or Admission by Credit Card


 


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:

  • $50: Women registered as Democrats (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)

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. 


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 your help in keeping us in compliance with the California Democratic Party requirements.


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 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

 

 

 


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.