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Events that should be included in this month’s Meetings newsletter

Feb 3 – General Meeting – Rafael Castellanos to Speak on the Blue Economy – Annual Elections of Officers

Our meeting this month is earlier than usual to accommodate performances of the Point Loma Playhouse with their new production A Permanent Image. Rafael Castellanos, who recently stepped down as Chairman of the Port Commission, will speak to us about the Blue Economy in San Diego. “The San Diego region’s economic development potential depends on our ability to fully realize the opportunities presented by the ocean. With a commitment of $1 million a year for five years, the Port of San Diego has developed a Blue Economy Incubator to support early stage and market ready ventures. Some of this money is already going to our first round of demonstration pilot projects, which include copper remediation, vessel washing, and smart marina optimization technologies. Aquanauts, deep-sea explorers, marine equipment operators, marine spatial planners, underwater robotics technicians – these are just some of the great blue jobs of the future. We can’t even begin to imagine some of the other great blue jobs that will be created.” We have our Annual Election of officers, with Ruth Rollins presiding …

78th Assembly District Election Meeting

The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) are held every two years to elect 7 “self-identified female” and 7 “other than self-identified female” to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District they are registered as a Democrat in.   AD Delegates are elected this January, by you! Several Point Loma Democratic Club members are running in their Districts (check all candidates here) and would welcome your support. It’s a lot of fun, and you can bring your friends. You have to be a registered Democrat to vote, but your friends can change their registration on the day at the event. Sunday January 13th 78th Assembly DistrictMusicians Association (same place as 2017), 1717 Morena Blvd (map) 78 ADEM Candidates include clubmembers: • Merrin Muxlow, our VP • Deborah Currier, our Secretary • Susan Peinado, our former President (also running for E-Board) • Brian Polejes • Gregg Robinson • Joe LaCava • Jordan Beane • Kevin Lourens Doors open at 12pmSpeeches start at 12:30pmVoting starts at 1:00pmVoting closes at 3:00pm If you’re not sure of your Assembly District …

Jan 13 – Party Chair Candidate Discussion

We hope you enjoyed some quality downtime over the holidays and are fully revived – ready to roll for what promises to be an exciting political year! We’ve had to change the dates of our first meetings of the year at the Point Loma Assembly due to circumstances beyond our control. This Sunday, January 13th, 4pm (after the ADEM elections) meet the Candidates for Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party, Craig Roberts and Will Rodriguez-Kennedy! The San Diego County Democratic Party is the official organization for Democrats in the fifth-largest county in the U.S. With more than 500,000 members, our local party represents the second-largest community of Democrats in California. As the local embodiment of “America’s Majority Party” for voters and candidates alike, it advances our goals through voter registration, candidate support, precinct organization, and support with fundraising and infrastructure. Will and Craig are both running for Party Chair. Come find out more about our local party, what it does, and their respective visions for its future! Our February meeting is on Sunday, …

Oct 28 – General Meeting – Ballot Party, Propositions & Measures, Bring Your Friends and Neighbors

Election time is upon us! Vote by mail ballots started arriving this week. GO Team volunteers started walking their precincts last weekend. The voter registration deadline is October 22nd, and on Sunday October 28th we’ll be talking through the Propositions and Ballot Measures. To help us understand the State Propositions and Local Ballot Measures we have guest speakers Anne Hoiberg and Cody Petterson, who will explain the pros and cons and field questions from members. If you haven’t yet voted bring your ballots or voter guides with you and check off your decisions as we go along. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors who are looking for some partisan Democratic guidance. The clubs endorsed candidates are: Jen Campbell for San Diego City Council District 2 Kevin Beiser School Board District B Nathan Fletcher for County Supervisor District 4 Tommy Hough for San Diego City Council District 6 Matt Brower for San Diego Superior Court Scott Peters for Congressional District 52 Todd Gloria for Assembly District 78 Thanks to Damian Carroll @carrolldamian, National Director @VisionToLearn, here is an easy guide to the State Propositions as haikus. You can also download …

Aug 26 – Annual Summer Potluck with BBQ – Support Western Service Workers Association Back-to-School Drive 2018

It’s summertime – which means this month’s ‘Meeting’ is a social affair with our Annual Summer Potluck and fundraising for the Western Service Workers Association and their Back-to-School Drive. Sunday August 26, 2018 –  4:00-6:00PM  Please invite your friends and potential members to attend and meet fellow Democrats and elected officials, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. 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 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, and soft drinks, plus two drink tickets per person for beer and wine. Barbara Bry, San Diego City Council District 1 Chris Ward, San Diego City Council District 3 David Alvarez, San Diego City Council District 8 April Lopez, Western Service Workers Association Jen Campbell, candidate for San Diego City Council District 2 Tommy Hough, candidate for San Diego City Council District 6 Dave …

Jul 29 – What Should Become of San Diego Stadium?

NOTE: At the July 29, 2018 meeting the club took the position to oppose Soccer City and Vote No on the Soccer City Initiative, and the club voted to support the SDSU West initiative. This month we’re excited to feature a great panel of speakers on the upcoming ballot initiatives focused on the site of the current San Diego County Credit Union Stadium – AKA Qualcomm Stadium, Jack Murphy Stadium and originally San Diego Stadium. Whatever the outcome this November there will be a major change to Mission Valley, and San Diego. Panelists Steve Doyle, Southwest Strategies LLC, SDSU West Haley Peterson, Intesa, SDSU Mission Valley Joe LaCava, No on Soccer City Each of our panelists will give a 10 minute presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions on their segment. After all the presenters have been heard, there will be an additional 15 minutes for general questions from our members. We hereby notice that at our July 29, 2018 meeting we will consider taking a position on the ballot initiatives involving the Stadium. Mr. Doyle is currently …