As is the tradition the August Monthly Meeting will be a social affair with our Annual Summer BBQ and fundraiser for the Western Service Workers Association and their Back to School Drive.
Please invite your friends and any potential members to attend and meet fellow Democrats in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Our speakers will feature Senator Marty Block, School Board Member Kevin Beiser and District 2 Candidate Sarah Boot.
As a former Dean and director and retired professor at San Diego State University (SDSU), Senator Block brings his consummate knowledge of education to the Legislature. Prior to his 26 years of experience at SDSU, he was a Director of Student Legal Services and a history teacher in Illinois. His extensive background as a respected community volunteer, educational advocate and experienced professional has earned Senator Block wide acclaim from all communities in his district.
Kevin Beiser, Vice-President, San Diego Unified School Board is up for re-election in 2014 and won the unanimous early endorsement of the club at our April meeting. Kevin helped turn around Granger Junior High School, an underperforming school in National City, and was named the “San Diego Math Teacher of the Year” in 2009. He has also received the “Distinguished Service Award” for his work with students and strong support for the Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE). As a school board member, Beiser is working to reduce central office costs in order to preserve lower class sizes and enrichment programs for our children such as art, music, magnet schools and GATE. He is passionate about implementing research-based reforms that have helped turn around underperforming schools.
Sarah Boot is running for San Diego City Council District 2 against Lori Zapf. Sarah was an Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division at United States Attorney’s Office. As a general prosecutor she has worked on local cases of sex trafficking, narcotics trafficking, and many other crimes. Until recently she was President of the Lawyers Club. She has previous experience working on campaigns and was an associate lawyer at Cooley LLP, where she represented Internet and technology companies, including eBay, Google and the Salk Institute.
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Michigan and serves on the advisory board of Run Women Run, she also serves as a volunteer career mentor for young women in a program called “Just In Time” and is an avid rock climber.
If you can, please bring school supplies, hand held calculators and backpacks (or a generous check) for the Western Service Workers Association Back to School Drive. If you cannot attend but wish to make a donation you may send a check to the Western Service Workers Association c/o of Point Loma Democratic Club, PO Box 7802, San Diego, CA 92167
The Club will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs, wine, beer, soda and water. Please bring $10.00 per person, or $5.00 per person and one dish to pass. You can pay by cash, check or credit card.
Sunday August 25, Check in begins at 3:30pm, Speakers at 5pm
At the home of Susan Peinado, 1314 Trieste Dr, San Diego, CA 92107 on the west side of the street, five houses south of Point Loma Ave.
For additional info call (619) 800-5098