Silicon Valley Democratic Club (SVDC)

formerly known as the Santa Clara County Democratic Club (SCCDC)

SVDC Distinguished Service Award for William Barrett


This award pays tribute to the outstanding contribution that Bill Barrett has made to the SVDC and its predecessor (The Santa Clara County Democratic Club) over the last several years. As a lifelong Democrat, Bill has provided wisdom and advice to the club during his tenure as Treasurer of the club.

He brought to the club the vigor of a young man and the perspective of a seasoned veteran. As a retired professor of engineering at SJSU, Bill had the experience of working in a complex working environment with multiple functions making him well suited to a variety of roles within the club.

When the club needed a new club treasurer, Bill stepped up and performed the function without any hesitation and ran an exceptional treasury. Bill was always available to meet the club needs and expenses, gave us accurate reports and, more important,  was always available to meet tight deadlines without hesitation. He made collecting money easy and user friendly and was quick to reimburse for legitimate expenses. Reports are always ready and warnings were given when we were running low on funds. He kept a disciplined set of books. 

More important, Bill was the sage of the club, and provided insight and guidance to the club initiatives and direction. He gave his support to new initiatives and backed them with proper caution an good advise. We were lucky to have Bill for his dedication, diligence, care, and providing the pulse to keep the club functioning. Thank you Bill, and  good luck on your next challenge. We do miss you already.

Silicon Valley Democratic Club

Formerly known as the the Santa Clara County Democratic Club, the Silicon Valley Democratic Club (SVDC) is one of the oldest Democratic Clubs in Santa Clara County. Established in 1981 and chartered by the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee, SVDC has a long history as a progressive organization dedicated to informing voters, encouraging citizen involvement in the political process, promoting Democratic Party values & candidates, and much more.  We draw our membership from all over Santa Clara County and it includes many current and former elected officials.  Check out more information ABOUT our club, and the ISSUES we care about.

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Covid-19 Dues Reductions & Waivers Now Available

In these uncertain times with COVID-19 causing physical and economic havoc for many families, SVDC is providing the options of dues waiver and dues reduction for 2020. New and renewing members can elect to join for free, or for half price, at their election with no special application necessary.  For new members, please review the instructions HERE.  Renewal information is listed HERE.


Silicon Valley Democratic Club is cancelling our in-person meetings based on the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department’s recommendations.

We are urging all of our members and associates to follow the guidelines of the Santa Clara County Department of Health. It is important that we are proactive and take appropriate preventative measures to protect those at higher risk, which includes anyone over the age of 50 and those who have an underlying medical condition. 

For more information, please visit the SCCPHD website.
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Silicon Valley Democratic Club™
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1509 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050  •  Phone: (669)247-7030

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