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BCD Women's Group

Democratic Women of Brunswick County (BCDW) is a caucus group of the Brunswick County Democratic Party. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month (except for August), 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM at Headquarters (1420 Old Ocean Hwy. Bolivia, NC 28422). Contact us here for the latest meeting information.

Dues are $25 per year


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    The Brunswick County Democratic Women (BCDW) have awarded the 2022 Education Grant of $1000 to Ms. Presley Cerrillo. Ms. Cerrillo is a registered Democrat and lives in Calabash, NC, with her parents, younger brother and sister, and two precious dogs, Cookie and Luna.

    She graduated in May 2022 from Brunswick Community College Early College with a High School Diploma and an Associate Degree in Science. She has been active with the Rotary Interact Club (President), the National Honor Society, St. Brendan’s Faith Formation, and Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary. Ms. Cerrillo graduated with a perfect 4.0 grade average.

    Ms. Cerillo plans to attend UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall and will focus on a BA in Business Administration. She has also been awarded a Carolina Covenant Scholarship and a scholarship from the Knights of Columbus. Her longer term plans include pursuing graduate degrees in Dentistry with the goal of opening a small dental clinic in Mexico or the US to help provide her community with more accessible and affordable dental care.

    Ms. Cerrillo says, “This grant is important for me because I am a first-generation college student who seeks to pursue a career in dentistry to help my rural community.”  And she is proud that her younger siblings are now interested in attending college also.

We Support Hope Harbor Home

The Brunswick County Democratic Women have supported Hope Harbor Home for several years. It is the only domestic violence shelter for women in our county. Its many programs promote nonviolence in our communities, provide legal advocacy, and involve local social services for clients. The BCD Women conduct two fundraisers a year for Hope Harbor Home, one coinciding with Independence Day, the other, Thanksgiving. Any and all can oppose domestic violence by donating, volunteering, and/or shopping at one of their three thrift stores (in Bolivia, Leland, and Oak Island). Visit their website at Office: 910-754-5726. Crisis Line: 910-754-5856

Support NC Women Candidates 

by Purchasing Our Tote Bags

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The Brunswick County Democratic Women have an ongoing campaign to support NC women candidates. Proceeds from our tote bag sales in 2022 were donated to: Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate, Lucy Inman for NC Supreme Court, Gale Adams and Carolyn Thompson for NC Court of Appeals.

Description: 20” x 15” x 5” sturdy cotton canvas, full zip top closure, interior zippered pocket, $20 each. To purchase, visit "Contact Us" here, check "Women's Group," message: "Clare Leary, tote bags."

Our Mission

  • To advance the interests of the Democratic Party in Brunswick County and to raise money for candidates that support issues that are critical to the well-being of Brunswick County women and their families. 

  • To keep women informed on local, state and national key issues so that women can fully participate in the political process.


  • To actively recruit, support, and elect qualified women candidates for the Democratic Party in local, state and national politics. 


  • To advocate with local, state and national public officials on behalf of women's issues. 

  • To ensure women's voices are heard in electoral politics in Brunswick County and to unite and encourage the participation of women in every level of the North Carolina Democratic Party. 

Our Leadership


Emma Myles



Clare Leary



Jenine Flexner

Member at Large


Denise Donnelly


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Jamie Stein-Muzio

Corresponding Secretary

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Eileen Marrone

Vice Chair

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Linda Baker

Recording Secretary

Education Grant Committee Chair

Kathleen Yonce

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