Upcoming Events


From 5:30 to 6:30

Please join us for our monthly EDC membership meeting via Zoom. 

We are very honored to have Andrea Doria Kale as our speaker. Andrea is our Democratic candidate running against Steube for U.S. Representative in District 17 which includes all of Sarasota, Charlotte and part of Lee County.

Andrea will speak at 5:30 and will take questions afterwards. A short business will then be held.

Please make your best effort to attend because we will be voting to accept the Board’s recommendation to add four interim Board Members. They are: 

Andrea Kluender
Jerry Pielack
Joyce Colmar
Larry Johnson

Hurricane Alert: There may be bad weather, so use your best judgement on whether to come to the Chamber of Commerce or attend via Zoom. Sign up for the Zoom meeting below if in doubt.

We will send updates as weather reports are updated.

Signup for Zoom HERE.


Thursday, October 6th at 4:30 – 5:30

Paraiso’s Mexican Grill
2639 Placida Rd., Englewood

Paraiso’s Mexican Grill is back open!  Drinking Liberally Englewood meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. Write it down.

Drinking Liberally Englewood events are co-hosted by the Englewood Democratic Club and Charlotte County Democrats. All like-minded, left-leaning individuals are invited to attend and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it’s not tabooed to talk politics.

Don’t worry if you don’t drink alcohol. Many participants prefer soft drinks.

Please RSVP to David Evans at [email protected].

This will be a monthly gathering, so mark your calendar for the 1st Thursday of each month.


Tuesday, October 18th at 9:15 – 10:15
Mango Bistro
301 W. Dearborn, Englewood

Come and join your fellow Democrats at the Mango Bistro. This will be a monthly gathering, so mark your calendar for the 3rd Tuesday of each month — same time — same place.

It is very important to know how many people are going to show, so please RSVP to Andrea Kluender at [email protected] or (608) 577-5889.


As a community service the EDC has committed to an Adopt-a-Road.

The next Pine Street Adopt a Road cleanup will be Sept 17, 2022. We will clean up Pine Street on Saturday, June 18th at 9:30. Contact David Evans at (941) 223-7789 or at [email protected] if you would like to volunteer.

There is a release agreement that needs to be signed. David Evans has signup sheets or you can go to the website is Keep Sarasota County Beautiful, click on volunteers then click on release and complete

Make Englewood Beautiful!

Voter Registration

Voter Registration will be weekly on Mondays from 10:00–12:00 at Elsie Quirk Library on 100 W. Dearborn St. Contact David Evans at
(941) 223-7789 or at [email protected], if you would like to volunteer.