formerly known as the Santa Clara County Democratic Club (SCCDC)
About The Club
Established in 1981, Silicon Valley Democratic Club (SVDC) is a progressive organization dedicated to informing voters, encouraging citizen involvement in the political process, and promoting Democratic Party values and candidates. We draw our membership from all over Santa Clara County and it includes many current and former elected officials.
We regularly hold monthly General Meetings via Zoom on the third Monday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, which are open to the public and typically feature a guest speaker. See the list schedule below and visit our EVENTS page for more information about our next meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!
General Meetings (open to the public)
General Meetings are typically held on the 3rd Monday of each month with program from 7-8pm via Zoom, and are open to the public.
Executive Board Meetings (open to club members only)
E-board meetings are typically held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7pm via Zoom, and are open to all current club members in good standing. Agenda's for Executive Board Meetings will be posted in the Board Meeting Events.
The SVDC Executive Board, elected by the membership annually at the November General Meeting for a one year term, includes Club Officers and Members at Large. The Executive Board meets monthly and meetings are open only to SVDC members. To contact an individual board member, simply click on their name in the listing below.
Jennie Hutchinson • President
Kristen Lyn • TreasurerAlmost 20 years experience in professional accounting. More than 10 years of supervisory experience and budget development responsibility. Worked in Deloitte for 4 years and helped 4 IPO companies for years afterwards. Kristen is a Cupertino School Board Trustee, CUSD designated representative for SSC School Boards Association, Treasurer for Asian Pacific Islander School Board Members Association and CFO for Shin Shin Educational Foundation. Kristen is working to assist with club financial structure and planning.
Vinod Menon • Recording Secretary
Michele Dauber • Parliamentarian/At-Large Board Member
Pete Dailey • At-Large Board Member
Pete retired to spend more time with his family and to pursue philanthropic and civic engagement. He is the Chairman of the Board for the Lassen Park Foundation, and serves on the Board for Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball. Pete previously served on the Board for Los Altos Mountain View PONY baseball and has been volunteering as a coach in youth sports for many years. He has been involved in organizing and fundraising for several national campaigns and has also worked as the treasurer for a local campaign. Pete is a Parks and Recreation Commissioner for Los Altos. His political values reflect his upbringing by a single mom who was a leader in the Teachers’ Union, and his experience as an undergraduate at Berkeley.
Mariam Ghazvini • At-Large Board Member
Sousan Manteghi • Vice President of Outreach
Sousan is a wife, a mother, an activist , and an American by choice. She holds the ideals to protect women’s rights, human rights, the secular state, and cultural pluralism. She supports a woman’s right to choose and access to contraception as the right of women everywhere to take control of their own reproductive future. As a community activists, her experience includes CADEM- Delegate, SCCDP- Elected Delegate- Active Member, South County Dem. Club –SCDC Past President, BAIAD (Past President & current E-Board member), DAWN- member, AAUW- member, Tahirih Justice Center - Member, and Order of the Eastern Star- member. Life experiences have fortified her belief in social and economic justice.
Alexia Worsham • At-Large Board Member
Rosie Zepeda • At-Large Board Member
Monica Mallon • At-Large Board Member
Ali Sapirman • Vice President of Operations
Please join us in appreciation for the service of the following members of the board in 2021.
The SVDC Bylaws is the foundational document of the Silicon Valley Democratic Club--the rules and regulations enacted by our club to provide a framework for the operation and management of SVDC. Our bylaws also include our club Credo and Code of Conduct.
Policies & Procedures
The SVDC Policies & Procedures report is intended to document policies approved by the E-Board which do not modify the Bylaws and remain in effect until superseded by a more recent policy. This report is always a work in progress.