History

The Liberal Ladies of the Lowcountry was brought to life in 2011 by four liberal women who met at a neighborhood function and found commonalities in their social and political views. After a luncheon meeting  of just the four that allowed for open and candid conversation, they decided to meet on a regular basis, freely sharing their ideas about social issues, politics and local and state-wide concerns. The group grew slowly at first. Guest speakers were at times part of the monthly meeting, while networking was always a primary focus. When there were more than 30 "members" the need to organize became apparent.  It was then that the first by-laws were written and dues were charged.  By 2013, membership had reached 90. By the spring of 2016, with the possibility of America’s first female President, membership was quickly approaching 300. In 2019 the organization reached 500 paid members encompassing women from numerous cultures, professions and walks of life, living in Hilton Head, Bluffton and other areas of Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Founding Members: Jeri Greenfield, Lynn Ovelman, Peggy Walczak, Loretta Robinson