Current Events

Englewood Environment Town Hall

July 9, 2020 | 7:00 pm

The SCDP Precincts are co- hosting an Englewood Environment Town Hall with County Commissioner Dist 5 Candidate Alice White. Samantha Gentrup, founder and President of Hands Across the Water will moderate, with guest speaker Dr. Steven Suau, a professional engineer with over 35 years of experience in both the public and private sectors in southwest Florida, Mr. Suau has long been involved in innovative approaches and solutions to addressing water issues including nutrient management.

Come hear what we as voters can expect from our elected officials to guard against future Red Tides of disastrous proportions.

Click here to sign up (you will be sent an email with a link to the Zoom meeting) and submit your questions in advance:

Englewood Education Town Hall

June 11, 2020 | 7:00 pm

The Englewood Democratic Precincts (527, 543, 545) present a Town Hall meeting with Dan DeLeo, President of Sarasota Citizens for Better Schools on the Importance of the Board of Education in Sarasota County; Dr. Norine Hemping, Founder of Citizens for Quality Public Education (Collier County) on Staying Centered; how to ensure a fair and non-partisan Board of Education; and School Board Candidates Tom Edwards and David Graham.  We will hear from each of our panelists with a Q & A session to follow.

EDC President, David Jones, presents check to Helping Hand Board President, Mark Rennie.

A Helping Hand

May 14, 2020

Helping Hand Board President, Mark Rennie was given a donation of $500.00 from David Jones, President of the Englewood Democratic Club. The Englewood Democratic supports all the generous, and good works of Helping Hands and other community building organizations.  To donate to Helping Hand call (941) 474-5864 for more information.  Email:

EDC President, David Jones, presents check to Ruth Hill, Administrator of St. David’s Jubilee Center.

Community Outreach Contribution to St. David’s Jubilee Center

May 12, 2020

As one of its community outreach contributions, the Englewood Democratic Club made a donation of $500 to St. David’s Jubilee Center of Englewood. The Englewood Democratic Club president, David Jones, presented the check to Ruth Hill, Administrator of St. David’s Jubilee Center. The donation will help provide valuable assistance to Englewood area families, seniors, homeless and others who are on limited incomes. The Center is busy with amazing, dedicated volunteers who are helping load boxes of food and other supplies which have been generously donated for these pantry patrons. Thank you, St. David’s Jubilee Center of Englewood for making a real difference in the community and improving the quality of life for many.

Christine Kenealy delivering masks made by some of our wonderful volunteers!

Update on Mask-Making Project

April 8, 2020

On Tuesday Christine Kenealy delivered the first batch (more to come) of 30 face masks sewn by Englewood Democratic volunteers to the Englewood Fire Department. In addition, they delivered fifteen masks to a local assisted living facility. The group of Democratic mask-makers is careful to point out that these hand-made masks are not “medical quality,” and they come with an explanation about their limitations and how to use them. If you would like to join this effort, please contact Nancy Shoemaker, Those who can’t sew – can cut (or contribute) fabric, or wash and iron the masks for delivery.

Members are making homemade masks and donating them to local organizations, including the Englewood Area Fire Control District.

EDC Members Sewing Masks for Local Organizations

April 1, 2020

When the Englewood Democratic Club heard about nursing homes, hospices and hospitals asking for any kind of protective gear they decided recruit members of other clubs and do the work. Several people have joined in the mask-making, doing the washing, ironing, deliveries, research into needy organizations and care providers needing masks. The club is purchasing materials including 100% cotton fabric along with bias tape and grosgrain ribbon for straps. They already delivered a batch to the Englewood Area Fire Control District. They could still use some more volunteers and money and material donations. Contact Nancy Shoemaker at njshoemaker@comcast or Muriel Glaim at 941-525-2588.