About WDC

ABOUT WDC

The Women's Democratic Club of Utah (WDC) was founded by women who played a part in the drafting of the first Utah State Constitution—which granted suffrage to Utah women 20 years before it was guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

The WDC has been meeting continuously since 1896. In 2010, the WDC welcomed men as members for the first time.

Robin Hough, President

president@wdcutah.org

August 2018 – Present

Robin has spent her professional career as a top-tier executive and business owner.  She is a visionary decision maker with a flexible, positive, team spirit management style, geared to high productivity, leadership, and results.

VACANT, Vice President

 

Nancy Carlson-Gotts, Immediate Past President

nancygotts@yahoo.com

Sally Kaiser, Board Recorder

recorder@wdcutah.org

November 2018Present

Sally Kaiser is an Environmental Engineer and works in environmental compliance consulting. She has had experience working in research (environmental factors affecting children’s health) and with industry (gold mining).  She started her career working on superfund sites in Montana where she met the love of her life in the lovely town of Butte.  Sally has two brilliant and accomplished children and is only humble when it comes to everything but them. Her family loves camping and traveling together. Sally has volunteered on several boards over the years: for the East Mill Creek community council, Montana Tech Alumni of Utah, and the Air & Waste Management Association – Great Basin Chapter, and is now looking forward to serving as Recorder with the Women’s Democratic Club of Utah.

"I am passionate about the mission of the WDC, encouraging women who run for public office and supporting Democrats seeking elected office. I also really enjoy our informative monthly luncheons!"

 

 

Valerie Stormont, Treasurer

treasurer@wdcutah.org

Darlene McDonald, Outreach/Field Director

fieldliaison@wdcutah.org

September 2018- Present

Darlene McDonald is a Senior Technical Analyst for Oracle, in Utah’s Silicon Slopes. She has been employed in technology for over 30 years where she’s worked for several Fortune 500 companies in financial, technology, and healthcare industries. Writing is Darlene’s passion. She is a best-selling author who got her start in publishing in an unconventional way. She chose to self-publish her first novel and after an impressive start, she subsequently signed with Random House. Her second novel became a national best-seller. Darlene has now published four novels and is currently working on several new projects.

Darlene will declare that writing is her first love and she’s used her skills in writing prose and poetry to mentor young women in the Salt Lake County Detention Center.

When she’s not working, Darlene and her husband Michael love to travel and seek out local blues clubs in new cities. The cities she’s lived, and her travel destinations are often used as settings in her novels.

Jenna Matsumura, Public Relations Director

publicrelations@wdcutah.org

November 2018 — Present

Jenna Matsumura (she/her/hers) has been named to fill the vacant public relations position on the WDC board of directors. Jenna serves as the Outreach Coordinator for the Women's Enrollment Initiative at the University of Utah. She is a life-long resident of Utah, intersectional feminist, and educator. Jenna graduated from the University of Utah in 2015 with a B.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies before earning her M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration at the University of Vermont (2017). Beyond work, Jenna is a volunteer for the Rape Recovery Center and recently supported Shireen Ghorbani's 2018 congressional race.

Clancy Stone, Membership Director

membership@wdcutah.org

November 2018Present

Clancy Stone is currently a Business Advisor with the Women’s Business Center of Utah. Her role is to help empower female entrepreneurs and guide them in their journey in business. Before joining the WBCUtah, Clancy was an officer in the United States Army and then transitioned to corporate America, where she was usually the only women at the table in operations. Realizing women needed a better understanding of their strengths and how to leverage those so they could lead the organizations they worked. Clancy left corporate America and started her own coaching business to help women live their best lives, professionally and personally.

Clancy says she always has bled blue from the moment she was a young girl campaigning for Cecil Andrus, the last Democratic governor in Idaho. From there, Clancy worked on numerous campaigns and then transitioned to the President of Young Democrats in college. She is very excited to join the WDC and help elevate the women in Utah to help lead our state to greater things.

Angel Vice, Event Director

August 2018 – Present

utahangel369@gmail.com

Angel Vice is a political activist, artist, thespian, and mother. She started with her first cause in the early ’70s when her mom took her to a meeting of women who were organizing to get the Equal Rights Amendment passed in Utah. In the ’80s Angel spent a great deal of time working with various coalitions to end the testing of nuclear bombs in Nevada and save the Mississippi River from toxic dumping; both successful! She also worked with the Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty; sadly, that fight continues. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Utah Actors Training Program under the esteemed Kenneth Washington in the 1990s. Utah. During the first half of this century Angel has dedicated her life to being a full-time mom to 2 children, which is kinda tough as a single woman, but if anyone could pull it off it’s Angel. Her kids are now thriving in high school and she has found the love of her life in her second marriage. She is now focused on transforming the universe and creating joyful and inspiring events for the Women’s Democratic Club.

 

Denise Gascoigne, Program Director

programs@wdcutah.org

Cal Noyce, Parliamentarian

calnoyce@aol.com

DOCUMENTATION

WDC Bylaws

WDC Constitution