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Apr 20 – Celebration of Life for Everett Kaukonen

Everett Kaukonen, age 93, passed away on January 24, surrounded by his family after a short illness. A funeral will be held at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr. San Diego on Monday, April 20 at 11:30 am and a Celebration of Life will be held at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. at 12:30 pm. Born in 1926 in Walkerton, Pennsylvania, Everett grew up on a dairy farm speaking Finnish and attending a one-room school. He served in WWII in the First Cavalry Division in the Occupation of Japan. After the War he attended Penn State on the GI Bill and earned his master’s degree in Geophysics. Standard Oil sent him to Venezuela where he met the love of his life, Anne-Marie, who had come from Belgium to visit her brother who was also a geophysicist. They married in Maracaibo, Venezuela and made lifetime friends. In 1961 Everett joined General Dynamics and spent the rest of his career in guidance analysis of rocket launches. He retired in 1991 and continued to enjoy …

February 16 – Officer Elections, Judges Statements, Caucus, Straw Poll, Endorsed Candidate for County

Slides from meeting, including results of caucus and mayoral straw poll. Election of Officers for 2020 Proposed slate. Nominations accepted from the floor. Chair nominating committee: Ruth Rollins President: Merrin Muxlow (incumbent) Vice-President: John Loughlin Treasurer: Angela Hawkins Secretary: Kip (James) Eischen Statements from candidates for Superior Court Judge, Office 22 Note: we will NOT be formally endorsing for this position as adequate notice of the endorsement was not distributed in time Steve Miller Alana Robinson 2020 Presidential Caucus Vote We’ll reenact the Iowa caucus – complete with a mobile application that doesn’t really work. If you are passionate about one of the Democratic candidates, now is your chance to convince your fellow club members who to vote for on their Presidential Primary ballot. We’ll take corners of the room, and at each round of voting eliminate candidates with less than 15% of the vote. This is just for fun, and our mobile application won’t send the results anywhere. 2020 San Diego Mayor Straw Vote By a show of hands, or a paper ballot if …

January 26 – General Meeting – Ballot Rundown, Propositions & Measures – with Anne and Cody

Election time is fast approaching! March 3, 2020 is the Presidential Primary. Vote by mail ballots have already been sent to military and overseas voters. San Diego mail ballots will start arriving after February 3, 2020. We’re planning a GO Team kick-off for volunteers in Point Loma, Ocean Beach and Midway the first weekend in February. The voter registration deadline is February 18, 2020. This Sunday January 26th at our General Meeting we’ll be talking through the Propositions and Ballot Measures. To help us understand the State Propositions and Local Ballot Measures we are pleased to welcome back guest speakers Anne Hoiberg and Cody Petterson, who will explain the pros and cons and field questions from members. Bring your sample 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 club’s endorsed and rated acceptable candidates are: Endorsed Rafael Castellanos for San Diego County Supervisor District 1 Roberta Winston for San Diego Superior Court …

No On Newland Sierra

Newland Sierra is a development project that citizens forced the County Board Of Supervisors to place on the ballot next year or rescind their previous approval. At our November meeting we heard representatives for and against the development. The club unanimously voted No On Newland Sierra, and we encourage members to support the club’s position. Many thanks to representatives for and against the proposal for taking the time to present to the club and to field questions from members. No on Newland Sierra – Clif Williams, Land Use Analyst at Latham & Watkins Vote Yes on Better Choice  – Ken Moore, Better Choice Campaign We are joined in voting No on Newland Sierra by several other Democratic Clubs in the county, including: San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action Fallbrook Democratic Club East County Democratic Club San Marcos Democratic Club La Jolla Democratic Club Democratic Club of Vista Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside Spring Valley-Lemon Grove Democratic Club as well as several other conservation groups in the county:

Dec 8 – Annual Point Loma & OB Dems Holiday Party Potluck and Toy Drive – 2019!

In place of our regular monthly meeting in December we’re having our Annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive of the Point Loma Democratic Club, at the home of Ruth Rollins. Come enjoy the start of the holidays with your fellow Dems. Get your tickets here! The Club will furnish turkey, ham and soft drinks, plus two drink tickets per person for wine and (great, local) beer. It’s a potluck and we ask everyone to bring a dish or side – veggies, mac and cheese, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad. Please invite your friends and potential members to attend and meet fellow Democrats and elected officials, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Members get reduced entry to the Holiday Party. You can signup for 2020 membership now!Renewing members can pay their dues and confirm their contact details with the club. Online Membership here. Please purchase your tickets online, or pay with cash, check or credit/debit cards at the door – the same with membership dues, join or renew here. The Club will be collecting …

Dec 7 – Come Join Us at the 40th OB Holiday Parade!

This year we have a lot to communicate. March 3, 2020 there’s going to be an election! And it’s going to be big! We don’t have a meeting at the Assembly in December, but we do march in the OB Parade! All members and their friends are invited to take part to celebrate! Dress blue, make yourself glow, be sure you’re well lit (!) We’ll be joined by candidates and elected officials. We’ll gather on the corner of Newport and Sunset Cliffs Blvd at 4:00pm ready for the Parade start at 5:05pm. Allow time for parking, you may (more than likely, will) have to park several blocks away. Kids, strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Invite your friends via Facebook and Twitter. Invite your friends via the organizer’s Facebook page. Any questions contact call us on (619) 800-5098. WhenSaturday, December 7, 2019, 5:05 – 7:30 pm WhereNewport Ave Ocean Beach, 92107