Silicon Valley Democratic Club (SVDC)

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

Club Committees & Volunteer Opportunities

Committees are established by the Executive Board as required to manage specific aspects of the club’s operation and mission. Committees operate under the direction of the Executive Board and are chaired by club members, who are expected to report committee activities to the Executive Board on a regular basis.

To sign-up to participate in and volunteer for any of our club committees, please complete the form HERE.

Issue & Endorsement Committees

Endorsements: Analyzes political races to recommend to the general membership which candidates and ballot propositions that the Club should endorse. Also recommends amounts to be donated to endorsed candidates. Co-chairs: Michele Dauber and Pete Dailey

Environmental: Focuses on Environmental issues and relevant legislation and keeps Club informed on both. Chair: Hoi Poon

Women’s Caucus: The Women’s Caucus Committee advocates for policies that address gender disparities and actively supports the political engagement of women. Chair: President Jennie Hutchinson

Administrative Committees

Bylaws: Assists the executive board by providing consultation of the bylaws and makes recommendations for amendments and revisions. Chair: At-large Board Member Alexia Worsham

Communications: Responsible for club communications, marketing, print and digital publicity, including the "Democratic Voice" newsletter, club website and social media activities. Chair: Vice President Ali Sapirman

Events: Recommends and coordinates date, time, location, activities and theme for the Club’s summer event (usually in August) and holiday party in December. Inactive at this time.

Finance: Manages the Club finances, collects dues, membership applications and donations, pays bills, files FEC and reports. Provides a monthly and annual report to the Executive Board and Membership. Chair: Treasurer Kristen Lyn

Fundraising: Responsible for raising funds for club operations and program expenses, as well as charitable and candidate contributions. Chair: At-large Board Member Michele Dauber

Meetings: Prepares for and closes out the monthly General Meeting. Ensures that location details, agendas, audio, video, screen, laptop, tables, chairs, etc. are available and in place. Staffs the “welcome table” at the door to collect visitor names, etc. and prints, distributes, collects and organizes member name badges. Inactive at this time

Membership: Solicits and welcomes new members. Works to recruit new members as well as encouraging renewals. Manages membership data. Chair: LezLi Logan

Program: Selects and makes arrangements for proposed speakers and topics for the monthly general meetings. Co-chairs: Vice President Ali Sapirman and At-large Board Member Monica Mallon

Executive Board Search: This committee is formed in June to recommend a slate of candidates for Executive Board officers and members at large during the September General Meeting.

Specific Volunteer Opportunities

SVDC is currently looking for chairs for the following committees:

  • Communications

If you are interested in learning more, please contact President Jennie Hutchinson.

Silicon Valley Democratic Club™
FPPC ID# 1288723  •  FEC ID# C00419028 

FPPC ID# 1288723  •  FEC ID# C00419028 

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