GADC is an individual supported, voluntary, nonprofit, unincorporated general purpose political action committee (“PAC”) that is organized to further the aims of the National and State Democratic Party and platforms.

Garland Area Democratic Club Officers

Elected Officers

Bill Shipp

President

The President presides at all meetings and is spokesperson for the Club.  Bill began his two-year term as President in January 2017.  Bill is a native of Garland and staunch supporter of the democratic ideals of the Dallas County, Texas, and National Democratic Parties.  He can be reached at info@garlanddemocrats.org or 903-640-6217.  Your questions and comments are welcomed.

Laura Hawkins

Secretary

The Secretary keeps all GADC general and Executive Committee meeting minutes.  In addition to her prescribed duties, Laura has been instrumental in keeping club members and others informed about activities and news in our community through regular postings on the GADC Facebook page.

Jacqueline Bell

First Vice President

The First Vice President performs the functions of the President in the President’s absence, serves as the liaison officer with precinct chairs, maintains a list of current members of the club, and performs other duties assigned by the President.  Jackie assumed office in January 2017.   Her able hand has been instrumental to the smooth operation and success of the club in 2017.

Carol Montgomery

Parliamentarian

The Parliamentarian is to ensure that members and officers adhere to the Bylaws. The Parliamentarian shall address the presiding officer or members on points of parliamentary law as set out in Roberts’ Rules of Order.

Fran Donnell

Second Vice President

The Second Vice President presides at all meetings in the absence of the President and First Vice President, serves as Program Chair, and is responsible for the programs at the regular meetings of the GADC.  Fran has now served as Second Vice President for consecutive terms.  We have Fran to thank for the wonderful programs that we receive every month!

Jack Blackshear

Past President

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Committee Chairs

John Combs

Membership

The Membership Committee is responsible for recruitment and the membership directory (with assistance from the First Vice President),  John has served as Membership Chairman since January 2017.  Under John’s leadership, membership has grown to over 120 members, over 100%, in less than a year!

Brandy Chambers

Legislative

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