Welcome to the home of the Democratic Women of Shelby County (DWSC) Club. We are happy that you decided to learn more about us! The DWSC is a vibrant club within Shelby County and Memphis, Tennessee--the largest city in our area. The DWSC has a diverse current membership of over 125 people who are committed to the purpose of the organization.
The purpose of the DWSC is to:
Promote the philosophies of the National Democratic Party;
Promote the election of women to public office;
Support the election of individuals who are committed to issues germane to women;
Engage the public via voter registration/education and other community activities.
The DWSC is under the current leadership of its 2023 President: Attorney Pamela Williams Kelly. She has been a member of the DWSC for over four years. DWSC President Kelly currently serves on the Executive Board of the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women. DWSC President Kelly is a licensed attorney in Tennessee. She was appointed by the Shelby County Mayor to serve as Assistant County Attorney for Shelby County as part of its litigation unit. DWSC President Kelly represents the interests of Shelby County in court, mediation and administrative hearings. She also provides legal advice for Shelby County administrators, division leaders and the Shelby County Commissioners. DWSC President Kelly is admitted to practice law in Tennessee state courts and in U.S. Western District Courts, which include the federal bankruptcy and immigration courts.To learn more about President Kelly, please click here to read her full biography.
As DWSC President, Attorney Kelly leads a 10-member Executive Committee and serves as an ex-officio, voting member on all DWSC committees. For her administration, DWSC President Kelly adopted the mantra, "Let's Get LOUD in 2023," to guide DWSC in its community outreach and membership activities.
LOUD stands for Leaders with Vision, Outgoing, Unapologetically Women and Driving Democracy. _________________________________________________________________________________
You can be a part of our growth and our collective action to spearhead changes that benefit our community and the Democratic Party. For only $25 a year (add $1 if paying online), you can join us in our work.
2023 Myra C. Stiles Scholarship Award
The DWSC is pleased to announce that the 2023 Myra C. Stiles Scholarship Award is now open for applications. High school female seniors are encouraged to apply for one of four (4) $500 scholarships for post-secondary education. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 31, 2023. Recipients will be notified and announced by April 15th.
Applications can be submitted electronically to the following link: Myra C. Stiles Scholarship Application or by clicking on the QR code.
For more information, please email Ms. Lynnette Hall-Lewis, Esq., Scholarship Committee Chair, at DWSC.email@example.com.
The Myra C. Stiles Scholarship Award was created to honor the legacy of a longtime member of the DWSC, Ms. Myra C. Stiles. She was the DWSC Treasurer for over 20 years, which distinguished her as the longest serving officer in DWSC history. If you would like to continue Myra’s legacy, please make a contribution to the Myra C. Stiles Scholarship Award in her honor. Please click here to donate.