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 hold ten monthly General Meetings 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. We also sponsor a summer event and a holiday dinner. 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 7-9pm, 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 at Headen-Inman House in Santa Clara, 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 the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the Headen-Inman House in Santa Clara and is open only to SVDC members. To contact an individual board member, simply click on their name in the listing below.
Art Cohen • President
Jennie Hutchinson • Vice-President
Almost 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.
Linda Sell • Corresponding Secretary
Vinod Menon • Recording Secretary
William Barrett • At-Large Board Member
Edward Cobb • At-Large Board Member
Michele Dauber • At-Large Board Member
Adia Hoag • At-Large Board Member
Jeffrey Levin • At-Large Board Member
LezLi Logan • At-Large Board Member
Shalom Marquardt • At-Large Board Member
Jeff Orloff • At-Large Board Member
Frank Ponciano • At-Large Board Member
Fred Rehhausser • At-Large Board Member
Kristin Rivers • At-Large Board Member
Belinda Stow grew up in Canada and moved to California in 1983. She raised two daughters, was an Information Technology manager at HP, and is now the CIO at Execustaff HR. Her level of political involvement increased exponentially after the 2016 election. Belinda is co-chair of the Meeting Setup team and a member of the SVDC Women’s Caucus. She has worked on several political campaigns, is an active member of Orchard City Indivisible and dedicated volunteer for Enough is Enough Voter Project.
Catherine Williams • At-Large Board Member
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.
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.