The Villages Democratic Club
Located in central Florida, about 40 miles north of Orlando in "America's Friendliest Hometown," with a little over 1,000 active members we are the largest Democratic Club in all of Florida. Each year we have about a thousand paid members and another 500-1,000 people who will drop in to hear a special speaker or to enjoy a specific program. Our membership is mostly registered Democrats, but also left-leaning Independents with similar values! We are a social club with a strong base of activist Democrats.
As an organization, the Club comes under the auspices of the Sumter County Democratic Executive Committee and the Florida Democratic Party (see charts below). We work CLOSELY with both organizations, but take direction from our Club President and Board of Directors.
Our leadership consists of a Board of Directors, who are voted in to serve a one-year term. The Board consists of a President, Vice President (VP) for Operations, VP for Programs, VP for Membership, VP for Communications, Treasurer, Secretary, and six "Directors." See chart below for photos of current Board members.Our regular Monthly Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month in the Colony Cottage Recreation Center ballroom. Doors open at 9:00 AM for announcements on slides. Program begins at 9:30. We continue to host widely acclaimed speakers and programs dedicated to current issues.
Monthly Breakfasts are also a good way to get to know Democrats! We meet at "World of Beer" in Spanish Springs, on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 9 AM. No agenda… but a few announcements, great food, and conversation. $12.00 (exact change appreciated) includes breakfast, beverage, tip, and talk!