2023 Executive Committee 

Democratic Women of Shelby County


Welcome to the home of the Democratic Women of Shelby County (DWSC) Club. We are happy that you want 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 membership of over 125 people 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; and 

     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 as its Parliamentarian. President Kelly was appointed by the Shelby County Mayor to serve as an Assistant County Attorney in the Litigation Unit. President Kelly represents the legal interests of Shelby County in state and federal courts as well as in mediation and administrative hearings. She also provides legal advice for Shelby County administrators, division leaders and the Shelby County Board of Commissioners. For over 13 years, DWSC President Kelly has practiced law in Tennessee state courts. Attorney Kelly is also admitted to practice law 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 DWSC Executive Committee and serves as an ex-officio, voting member on all DWSC committees. During her tenure of leadership, 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. _________________________________________________________________________________

DWSC Membership Matters!

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. 

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DWSC membership meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom (unless otherwise noted).


Myra C. Stiles Scholarship Award

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.


In April, the DWSC was pleased to announce four recipients of the 2023 Myra C. Stiles Scholarship Award. They are

Rebekah Butler, Taylor Henderson, Kylie Jackson and MacKenzie Thompson. 

Each high school senior received an unrestricted $500 award and a basket filled with college supplies. They were also recognized at a "meet and greet" in their honor on the campus of The University of Memphis. 

Ms. Lynnette Hall-Lewis, Esq.

Scholarship Committee Chair