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Club Chartering

DEMOCRATIC CLUB CHARTERING

Pursuant to the California Elections Code Section 20201 and the San Bernardino County Democratic Central Committee’s (“SBCDCC”) bylaws (Article I, Section 3; and Article III, Section 2), all Democratic Clubs (“Clubs”) must obtain a charter from the SBCDCC in order to operate in San Bernardino County.  Thus, chartering with the SBCDCC is MANDATORY, not optional. 
 
CHARTERING DUE DATE
  1. New Clubs may submit Chartering applications at any time in a calendar year but will be subject to renewal as listed in item #2.
  2. Clubs seeking charter renewal must submit the appropriate paperwork no later than January 31 of each year regardless of their anniversary date.
 
CHARTERING PACKET / APPLICATION
Download both items below, review the Chartering Proceedures, and follow the instructions in the application.
If you have any questions, contact Mark Westwood, First Vice Chair
  1. sbcdp-democratic-club-charter-app-form-rev-nov-2016 (Interactive PDF form)
  2. club-chartering-proceedures-nov-2016 (Rules adopted by the SBCDP)
 
CHARTERING FEES
 Continuing Renewal of Chartered Club
 $50
 New Chartered Club  $40
 New Young Democrats Club None

Dues are set annually.  Revised as of August 2016. 

 

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES OF A CLUB

 

 

 

 

 

As a duly Chartered Democratic Club in San Bernardino County, Clubs may: 
  • Use the word “Democrat” or variations in their name
  • Raise money as a recognized Democratic Party organization
  • Endorse Democratic candidates in San Bernardino County
  • Affiliate with the California Democratic Leadership Council
  • Apply for Liability Insurance & Property Coverage through the CDP
  • Benfit from (MOE) Motivate Organize Elect