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24 July – Monthly Meeting – Barbara Bry and Mary Walshok – The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy

We are delighted that club Patron and candidate for San Diego City Council District 1, Barbara Bry is a co-presenter at this month’s meeting. Barbara has spent the last 30 years of her life helping to start companies and create jobs from her early days at CONNECT to becoming an entrepreneur and serving on the initial management team of companies like ProFlowers.com. Mary Walshok is an author, educator, researcher, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of Extension at the University of California San Diego. She is a thought leader and subject matter expert on aligning workforce development with regional economic growth. Mary is the co-author of Invention & Reinvention, the evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy. In the preface, she writes that our city is a paradox— the desire of citizens to build a world class city with only minimal investments and/or costs in terms of taxes, environmental stewardship, labor conflicts or infrastructure development. We want to have our cake and eat it too.  San Diego’s economy has long been dependent on federal funds with 50% …

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Jun 25 – OB Street Fair

It’s June again and instead of our regular meeting at the Point Loma Assembly we’ll be taking part in the OB Street Fair. Come along and meet your fellow clubmembers, elected officials and candidates. You can also help register new voters (training provided). We’ll be joined by members of the Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County and the Veterans Democratic Club of San Diego. You can also enjoy: Five Stages Of Continuous Music Chili Cook-Off Artists Alley Beachside Beer Garden Rock & Roll San Diego Community Mural FREE Trolley & Bike Valet Wonderland Fun Zone More details are available at the Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association website. Here’s some of the action at last year’s event. Broken String by The Underscore Orkestra is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Image is based on an original watercolor painting by late Ocean Beach artist David Linton, who passed away in early 2015 – learn more about David here. 

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May 22 – Politics of Choice in San Diego, Why Planned Parenthood Matters

Nora Vargas, the VP of Community and Government Relations department of Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest will be speaking about the politics of choice in San Diego County, why Planned Parenthood matters, and she will share some of our electoral plans for this election cycle. Nora E. Vargas is an accomplished public affairs and political management professional, with over fourteen years of experience working with government entities, NGO’s, foundations, corporations, grass tops and grassroots organizing. Chair of the Board, Hispanics Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) Governing Board Member at Southwestern Community College District Vice President of Community Engagement at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Nora is a graduate of the University of San Francisco. She has completed graduate work in both Public Administration and Latin American Studies at San Diego State University and has a Master’s Degree from Claremont Graduate University. Growing up in the Tijuana-San Diego region, Nora Vargas’ mother and father (an economist and professor) stressed to their four children the importance of education. Vargas took it to heart, …

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Meet & Greet Cocktail Hour with Ed Harris for Mayor

The Point Loma Democratic Club invites you to a meet & greet cocktail hour with Ed Harris. When Friday May 20, 2016 6:00-7:30PM Co-hosted by Ruth Rollins Susan Peinado Phil & Deborah Currier Where 1314 Trieste Dr (map) San Diego, CA 92107 The hosts say, bring your checkbook. Then you can decide on how much you can spare to help elect Ed Harris! The maximum amount an individual may donate is $1,050.00 Please RSVP to Daniel Orloff at daniel@harrisformayor2016.com or (858) 334-5338

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Notes from the April Meeting – Straw Presidential Caucus and How to Vote for Delegates to the Democratic National Convention

Club President Susan Peinado thanked everyone for coming, thanked Phil Currier for the snacks, noting he was the new Refreshments Chair, asked everyone to make sure they’d signed in, welcomed all guests, and introduced new members Doug Case, Melissa Diaz, Dave Engel, Ramon Espinal, Michelle Krug, Susan Orlofsky, Mary Witzell, Anita and Will Tuchrello, and Thurman Hampton. Reports Vice President Mike Johnson called for members to help out at the OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off, to be held Saturday, June 25, 10 AM – 8 PM. About 10 volunteers were needed to work 2-hour stints. The club will be registering people to vote and trying to attract new members to the club. Susan added that the Democratic Woman’s Club and the Veteran’s Club will be sharing the club’s booth this year and said the event was a great opportunity for members of the community to meet up. Treasurer Jonathan Wubbolding gave details on the club’s bank balance, E-Board authorization for a Facebook ad fund, and the purchase of stickers on which to advertise the club and …

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Apr 17 – Straw Presidential Caucus and How to Vote for Delegates to the Democratic National Convention

This meeting is going to be very different from our normal presentations. There will be a lot of audience participation, and an opportunity to display your Hillary or Bernie shirts. On Sunday, May 1, registered Democrats in the state of California will be caucusing. The caucuses are specific to Congressional Districts. To vote for our friends who are running to become delegates to the National Convention we can attend one of the caucuses. After we are all educated about the caucus process, there will be presentations by two club members who are running, Hillary supporter Deborah Currier and Bernie Sanders supporter, Mike Johnson followed by a very short question and answer period. Then we are going to have our very own Point Loma & OB Dems straw caucus, just like you have heard about in Iowa. Come join us as we participate in direct democracy, even if it is straw. Bring your best arguments for your presidential candidate. Each club member will get 30 seconds to try to persuade us to vote for their choice. Yes you may bring …