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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 …

Sep 23 – General Meeting – Chris Ward on Polystyrene Foam Ban – Banner Competition – Proposed Bylaw Changes

San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward will talk about his proposed polystyrene foam ban and restriction on single use plastics. Commonly, but mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam, polystyrene foam, particularly expanded polystyrene (EPS), is a type of single use plastic that is used for cups, bowls, plates, containers, meat trays and egg cartons. Polystyrene foam does not biodegrade, rather it photo degrades — breaking down into smaller pieces that are often mistaken by marine life as food and consistently finds their way into our oceans and our seafood. The products made from polystyrene foam clog our landfills, pollute our oceans and waterways, kill wildlife, and erode the health of our communities. PROPOSED ORDINANCE This ordinance bans the sale and distribution of polystyrene products, including cups, bowls, plates, coolers, ice chests, meat and fish trays, and egg cartons. Single use plastic utensils and straws will only be available to restaurant customers by request only. BUSINESS ASSISTANCE The City of San Diego will work with businesses, large and small, to transition away from polystyrene foam to more …

Oct 14 – Meet and Greet with Jennifer Campbell, MD Candidate for San Diego City Council District 2

Meet and Greet Jennifer Campbell, MD Candidate for City Council District 2 “Doctor on call to fix City Hall”   Mimosa Brunch Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Hosted by Ruth Rollins and Point Loma Democratic Club RSVP for address Bring your friends that have not met Dr. Jen. and in case you want to help, bring your check book. Let Ruth know you are coming (619) 222-9344 or pldcruth@gmail.com “Approved by Dr Jen Campbell for City Council”

Banner Competition – Win a Gift Card to the OB Garden Cafe!

Every entry will receive a prize and the winner(s), as well as enjoying seeing their design at every meeting, will receive a $75 value gift card to the OB Garden Cafe! You’ve seen the banner in action at club meetings and events, the OB Street Fair, Pride, and OB Holiday Parade. It tells people our name, but it can do more than that. It could incorporate our friendly logo, show our website address, Twitter handle or Facebook name. It could more graphically represent our values, and where we’re coming from, figuratively as well as literally. Perhaps it needs a splash of color, or an image of a lighthouse? There’s no end of possibilities and we’d like you, or someone you can persuade, badger or cajole into helping, to come up with new designs. We’ll use a horizontal banner for carrying in parades and at event booths, and a vertical banner at meetings and as a neat background in photographs. You don’t have to be a graphic designer, you just have to outline your ideas. Sure, …

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 …