Welcome to the Democratic Club of the Islands (DCI) website.
Our mission is to provide information on important issues confronting our community, and to promote organizations and candidates which offer progressive solutions to these issues.
Visit the Contact Us page to add your name to our mailing list. You can support our efforts by joining the DCI (annual dues are $25), or contribute to our Club through a donation or by giving your time.
DCI's annual "Welcome Back to Sanibel" Potluck Dinner will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday October 20 at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road
The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Wayne Robinson, the founding minister of All Faiths Unitarian Congregation in Fort Myers. Dr Robinson was recently featured in a commercial by Local Voices.
For more information, please see the Membership Meeting page.
Florida makes it very easy to vote by mail (sometimes called "absentee ballots"). Democrats who register to vote by mail are much more likely to vote than those who don't.
If you would like to request a vote by mail ballot, please call the Supervisor of Elections office at 239-LEE‐VOTE (239-533‐8683) or visit this page on the Lee County Supervisor of Elections website.Your request to vote by mail must be received by the Elections office no later than 5 PM on the sixth calendar day preceding the election (November 2 for the General Election).
Enrollment in Vote-by-Mail is good for only two general elections. If you are not sure you are still enrolled, call the Supervisor of Elections office at 239-LEE-VOTE (239-533‐8683). They can check and re-enroll you over the phone.
If it has been over five years since you last registered to vote, please re-register to assure your current signature is on file
For information on early voting, visit the Election Dates page of the Florida Elections website.
The July 21st 2016 Membership Meeting featured several Sanibel experts discussing the subject: “What We All Need to Know About Local Consequences of Compromised Water”.
The speakers were Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Policy Director, SCCF; Dr. Bruce Neill, Executive Director of The Sanibel Sea School and a Marine Biologist; and Holly Milbrandt, Environmental Biologist, Natural Resource Department of the City of Sanibel. Each brought a unique perspective on our local water issues.
As a follow-up to that meeting, we have created a Water Quality section on this website. Please visit this section to see informative articles, web sites, and actions you can take as an informed citizen.
All of Sanibel's constituencies -- the City, SCCF, the Chamber of Commerce, COTI, and the Condo Associations of Sanibel Island (CASI) -- are working together with a common near-term goal: asking the Governor and the Southwest Florida Water Management District to get underway with planning and implementing storage, treatment and conveyance of the Lake O water south. They need to hear from you - please write a message as detailed on the Sanibel City Website at Call for Action , or on the form provided by SCCF Here .
The 2015 DCI Holiday party was held on December 17, 2015 at the Blue Coyote Supper Club. Here are some pictures from the party.