Welcome!  We are a group of Democratic women who meet monthly to discuss local politics and political events.  We coordinate with other local groups here in Shelby County, Tennessee, including the Germantown Democratic Club and the Young Democrats, to support Democratic ideals in our community.  We meet the second Saturday of the month.  Please see details below.  We hope you can join us.  Gentleman are, of course, always welcome!


Upcoming DWSC Events

DWSC President Norma Lester invites all to join her and others at the MARCH FOR OUR LIVES- Saturday, March 24th, Clayborn Temple to the Civil Rights Museum, 10:00-12:00 noon.  As stated by the march organizers- "Our purpose is to stand with the the survivors of the Parkland, FL, school shooting, to urge Congress to pass a comprehensive bill to prevent gun violence in our schools and communities.  We march to prevent gun violence in every corner of our communities."  DWSC President Lester adds that "As parents, we have to stand in solidarity against anything affecting our children's well being." 

Please join us for our next monthly meeting on Saturday, April 14th, 11:15, at the IBEW Hall, 1870 Madison Ave. All are welcome.   

Norma Lester- President
Becky France- 1st Vice President
Barbara Williams- 2nd Vice President
Jennifer Hepler- Recording Secretary
Janna Garrison- Assistant Recording Secretary
Ruby Jones- Corresponding Secretary
Mary Wilder- Treasurer


Other Upcoming Events

Please see the calendar for additional related events.

Important Information

Online Voter Registration is now available in Tennessee.  Click here to access online registration. You must have a Tennessee driver's license or Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security ID in order to submit this application online. If you do not have a Tennessee driver's license or Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security ID, you will be able to print the voter registration form and submit by mail.   

TN requirements to vote:

·         You must be a U.S. Citizen

·         You must be a resident of Tennessee

·         You must be at least 18 years old on/or before the next election

·         You must not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, your voting rights must have been restored

Additional Voter information can be found on the updated Tennessee Secretary of State website. Click here for more voter information.

As we continue our discussions regarding having an impact on upcoming elections, please refer to this document for a list of federal, state,  and local elected officials and the dates of the next election for that office.   
Interested in running for an elected office?  Click here for a list of important dates and deadlines.
A private company that is unaffiliated with DWSC, is offering a training on how to run for office.  Click here for more information.  Click here to email the organizer or to register; or email Train2Win@wemakekings.com.


Check out our calendar!  We'll list our meetings and a few other items above.  But please see the calendar below for other events.


Past Events

Memphis Women's March, January 21, 2017

For Election Day, August 4th, 2016, results, please click here. 

The Democratic Convention watch party was lots of fun.  We're so proud of DWSC member Raumesh Akbari for being asked to speak at the convention. She was great!


As always, the Salad Fest was a huge success. Many candidates attended to share their plans and goals with us and with the members of the public who attended.  Thanks as always to our planning committee, and our members who contributed delicious salads and desserts, and items for the bake sale and silent auction.

Thanks to all who joined us at the reception for Mayor Strickland and the City Council members on Feb 20th.  It was fun and informative.  Thanks to our gracious hosts, Senator and Mrs. Tate. 


The DWSC holiday party on Dec. 12, 2015, was tons of fun.  Thanks to all who brought yummy dishes and treats.  Special thanks to Myra Stiles for hosting!

Salad Fest, September 19th,2015, was well attended by DWSC members,candidates and members of the Memphis community.  Thanks to all who contributed food and drink.  Special thanks to the candidates for sharing their platforms with us.


The Straw Poll held by the Shelby County Democratic Party on September 16, 2015, was a fun and informative. Thanks to all who "voted."


The State Convention of the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women was on May 22-23, 2015, at the Hilton Hotel Memphis 939 Ridgelake Blvd, 38120. It was a huge success.  Thank you to all who assisted in coordinating this event.  And thank you to all who attended.  The Democratic Women of Shelby County were honored to host the convention with the Democratic Women's Clubs of West Tennessee.


Our political forum on March 1 was very informative.  Thanks to all of the candidates for Chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party for participating.  And a special thank you to moderator Les Smith of Fox 13.

Tons of fun at our Holiday Party on December 13th,2014.  A packed house and lots of yummy food.  Thanks again to Myra Styles for hosting.

   Myra Stiles                                         Peggy Monroe, Virgie Banks              Adrienne Pakis-Gillon, 
                                                                                                                       Bill Gillon, Dick Klenz

Salad Fest at the IBEW Hall on Saturday, July 12th,2014 was a huge success.  Many candidates, DWSC members and guests, and tons of salad.  Thanks to all for supporting the Democratic Women of Shelby County!

Our June 14th, 2014 meeting was very informative regarding Amendment One on this November's referendum.  Thanks to our guest, Gail Tyree, Planned Parenthood Community Organizer.  Please visit Healthy&FreeTennessee.org for more information.

The Shelby County Democratic Party Unity Brunch on May 10th,2014, gave everyone a chance to get charged up for a summer of campaigning and the general election August 7th.  Good luck to all of the democratic nominees!

The DWSC Democratic Political Forum on April 5th,2014, was enlightening and entertaining.  Thanks to all of the candidates who participated.

The Kennedy Day Dinner
on January 18th, 2014 was a huge success. Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California was an entertaining and inspiring speaker. 

The January 11th, 2014,meeting was well attended, and we added several new members- welcome ladies!  We also heard from the Mei-Ann's Circle of Friends regarding the Rebirth of a Dream Project and concert. 


We had a wonderful Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 19th, 2013. Many of our democratic friends, including several elected officials, stopped by to learn about voter education, precinct organizing, Affordable Health Care, and more. Many thanks to our presenters Marie Brewer, Dr. Barbara Geater, Erica Thomas, and Patricia Wesson.  Thanks to our co-hosts, the Executive Committee of the Shelby County Democratic Party.  And special thanks to the staff of the IBEW for the use of their wonderful facility.  We plan to have another workshop in January.  Stay tuned for details.


Erica Thomas's presentation              Peggy Monroe and Brenda Faye Carter   
on voter education                         Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women