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Dr. Pepe briefs DWC on COVID-19 and county health services

  Dr. Joseph Pepe, the administrator at the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County, spoke at the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) meeting on September 14, 2020. He introduced himself as a native Floridian, who grew up as a child of modest means, raised by his mother and grandmother. His childhood experiences led to his

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DWC names 2020 Scholarship Recipients

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”23866″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Submitted by: Kay Blue on 6/3/2020 The Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County is excited to announce the winners of its annual Betty Gissendanner Scholarship awards. This year’s $1000 recipient is Annamaria Belevitch of Port Charlotte High School. Annamaria was the president of her school’s Model United Nations Team and plans to attend

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DWC Program Focuses on Homeless Children in Charlotte County

Right now there are 320 K-12 identified homeless children in Charlotte County spread over 21 schools. Renee Rebhan, the Homeless Education and Foster Care Liaison to the Charlotte County Public Schools, shared her program’s efforts and challenges in ensuring every child’s right to an education at the February 10 meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club.

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Planned Parenthood Speaks to DWC

Nan Morgan of Planned Parenthood Sarasota spoke at the July 8 meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club.  She informed members about the four main missions of the organization:  providing health services, advocating for reproductive rights, providing educational programs, and promoting research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care along with understanding their implications. 

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Charlotte Sun covers DWC scholarships

The Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club held a luncheon at FM Don’s in Punta Gorda, on Monday, June 10. Guest speakers reflected on a beloved DWC member Betty Gissendanner, who had recently passed away. A scholarship in Gissendanner’s name, the “Betty G Memorial Scholarship,” was awarded to four recipients… (Read more in Sun)

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DWC Plans Spring Membership Drive

The 2018 elections demonstrated that women are emerging as powerful political forces at all levels, both as activists and successful candidates.  The Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County wants to make sure our local women’s voices are heard in 2020 and beyond.  DWC members are preparing postcards and meeting with like-minded organizations to inform Democratic

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Scholarships available for local students

Female high school seniors who are registered to vote as a Democrat in Florida could potentially win $1,000 toward college. The scholarship, awarded from the Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County, requires a 350-500 word essay on “Why women in politics matter.” Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend college in fall, 2019. (Read more

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Allen Ellison speaks to the DWC

Congressional District 17 candidate Allen Ellison spoke at the October 8 meeting of the Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club.  He emphasized his commitment to women’s issues such as equal pay for equal work. 

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A Matching Grant to support young Democratic Women

The DWC of Charlotte County: A MATCHING GRANT to support young Democratic Women is available. As we look to the future there is a unique opportunity: An extremely generous couple is offering a matching grant up to $5000 to fund the DWC Scholarship program in the years to come. You are invited to be a

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