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Welcome to DCI!

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.   

2016 DCI Holiday Party - Last Chance!

Thursday, December 15, 6:00 PM
Blue Coyote Supper Club, 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957

Join fellow island Democrats for our annual Holiday Party at the Blue Coyote Supper Club. Three choices of entrees and four choices of desserts. The cost is $50 per person. Cash bar.  Click here to view the invitation.

If you would like to join us at the party, print a copy of the invitation, indicate your menu choices, and mail the printed copy with a check made out to DCI, Box 898, Sanibel, FL 33957.

Please include first and last names (for our party name tags) along with each one's entrée and dessert preference, as well as your check made out to DCI for $50 for each person. Reservations must be received by December 10 in order to be accepted for the party. The room capacity is 65 people and reservations will be accepted first-come first served. If you have any questions about the party, please call June Sieber at 239-395-9078.

The 2015 DCI Holiday party was held on December 17, 2015 at the Blue Coyote Supper Club. Here are some pictures from the party.

DCI November Membership Meeting - November 17 at 7:00 PM

On Thursday, November l7th, the Democratic Club of the Islands met to hear National Political Consultant, Bob Schaeffer, discuss the topic: “Election 20l6: Looking Back and Looking Forward”. 

The Santiva Chronicle published a great article on the meeting - click here to read the article.

For more information, please see the Membership Meeting page.

Voting by Mail

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.

Water Quality

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

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