Creating community and building solidarity
Through our committees, members contribute their time, energy, and expertise in organizing around important social issues, building personal and organizational partnerships, grow passion projects— coming together to collaborate!
Committees often intersect and work in conjunction on programs & projects. To join committees or request more information, please contact Pat Fitzgerald, Membership Services Coordinator (202-232-7363)
Membership organizes fun events, such as monthly happy hour receptions and birthday luncheons at the Club. The committee would like to make the WNDC a truly national club, with active members throughout the country and partnerships with other Democratic organizations. We continue to work on the Club’s website and Members Only section in order to facilitate networking and foster community. This committee is for you if you enjoy organizing activities that will encourage our members to mix and mingle, building national partnerships, and maximizing the effectiveness of our technology.
GOTV creates and executes the WNDC’s electoral strategies for electing Democrats across the country and up and down the ballot. To advance these strategies, the GOTV Committee partners with other Democratic organizations and hosts Winning Wednesday events to bring together WNDC members and other Democratic political activists for phone banking, letter writing, and text banking. The Committee also hosts activist trainings and other programs to help improve the effectiveness of activists’ voter outreach efforts.
We strive to provide a range of formats and topics that boost the social and intellectual engagement of our members. Committee involvement requires attendance at monthly meetings, assignment to conduct outreach to potential speakers, and the opportunity to support publicity for the programs being arranged. Participation in the committee’s work requires no previous experience or existing network – just creativity and an interest in making the Club as vibrant and active as possible!
The Communications Committee, working closely with the Communications and Program Coordinator, implements a communications strategy utilizing social media, our website, monthly newsletter, and email marketing to promote Club messages and activities to our members and the general public. Members spearhead publication, social media engagement, graphic design, and traditional media relationships (community organizing & press). Follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook!
securely exhibit our most valuable works for members and visitors; hangs exhibitions of local artists quarterly, and manages the furnishings and restoration and preservation of the Whittemore House. VAMA is a wonderful way to learn about the history of our celebrated 1894 mansion and its exceptional furnishings.
Committee members research our collection and contribute to the printed guides provided in each room. A docent program, to provide tours to groups visiting the WNDC, is being implemented. Join to become a guide or contribute to the docent program by your research.
The Public Policy and Political Action Committee (PPC) is the political arm of the WNDC. The PPC provides the direction and historic context of today’s social and economic justice challenges. PPC also develops and advocates for democratic policy positions through interactions with candidates, media figures and partnering with like-minded groups.
The Human Resources Committee interfaces with Insperity, which manages the Employees’ Handbook and coordinates the completion of all employment-related forms and annual reviews, oversees the Internship program, and manages employee benefits in coordination with the Treasurer. Members with HR experience are encouraged to join and offer their professional expertise.
Many groups in DC and nationwide share in our work and values. The Public Liaison Committee develops and nurtures relationships with Democratic Party groups, the legislative branches of government, and like-minded progressive organizations. Members of this committee are encouraged to introduce new partnerships that help us improve our internal and external work toward social, racial, and economic justice.