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Dec 2 – Annual Point Loma & OB Dems Holiday Party Potluck and Toy Drive – 2018!

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. We have a lot to celebrate locally with some great election results and Jen Campbell elected to represent us at the San Diego City Council, and Nathan Fletcher at the County Board of Supervisors. 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. New members can signup for 2019 membership and get reduced entry to the party. Renewing members can pay their dues and confirm their contact details with the club. Members Entry Price $10.00 per person Non-members Entry Price $20.00 per person When Sunday …

Dec 1 – Come Join Us at the OB Holiday Parade “It’s a Wonderful Life”

This year we have a lot to celebrate. After all of the local election results we can agree, at least for a while – “It’s a Wonderful Life.” 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 our Blue Wave! Clubmember Jimmy Tabb will be driving his Gran Torino convertible, and we’ll have a truck and a boat! Dress blue, make yourself glow, be sure you’re well lit (!) We’ll be joined by Congressmember Scott Peters and Jen Campbell, our newly elected City Councilmember for District 2. We’ll have a pre-parade party a few blocks away from the parade starting at 3pm, address provided when you RSVP. 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. …

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 …

May 12 – Stamp out Hunger – Western Service Workers Association needs our help!

The National Association of Letter Carriers 26th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is on Saturday, May 12. WSWA has been chosen as one of the recipients for the donations collected by the NALC, but they need our help! The donated food needs to be moved from USPS, 401 W Lexington Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020 (map) to WSWA, 3014 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92102 (map) If you can help with transportation – cars, SUVs, trucks, vans (or horse trailers!) – or just want to help stack & sort – please contact: Brandon McDonald, Lead Organizer at (619) 238-9763 or just show up 3-6pm on Saturday May 12 in El Cajon. Point Loma & OB Dems has worked with the WSWA for many years. Each Summer at our Annual BBQ we collect school supplies such as backpacks, pencils and paper for their Back to School Drive. In December at our Winter Holiday Party we collect unwrapped gifts for their Toy Drive. WSWA is an all-volunteer organization that has supported low-income service workers in San Diego County for the past 40 …

Apr 22 – San Diego City Council D6 & San Diego Superior Court Endorsement Meeting

Sunday, April 22, 2018, the Point Loma Democratic Club will consider endorsing in San Diego City Council District 6 and San Diego Superior Court Office 37. Candidates for San Diego City Council D6: Tommy Hough, Fayaz Nawabi, Matt Valenti Candidates for San Diego Superior Court: Matt Brower, Tim Nader 4:00PM – 5:30PM Point Loma Assembly,  3035 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA 92106 For additional info call (619) 800-5098 Directions and parking information Social Time Members are encouraged to get together from 4:00PM before the meeting starts, please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share. After the meeting ends we suggest adjourning to the Point Break Cafe at 2743 Shelter Island Dr to continue our progressive conversation. Happy Hour is until 6:30pm.  

Mar 18 – Do Citizens Get Hurt More in Soccer or Football?

This month’s meeting is a week earlier than usual to accommodate the inclusion of the Point Loma Assembly in the San Diego Architectural Foundation Open House on March 24-25. Joe LaCava will present arguments in opposition to the SoccerCity Initiative scheduled for the City of San Diego November 2018 ballot. The citizen’s initiative proposes a sale/lease to private investors and redevelopment of city-owned land including the Qualcomm Stadium and the former Charger Training System. Mr. LaCava is a Democratic Party activist and prominent advocate of community participation in the city’s planning process. He graduated from San Diego State University and is owner of LaCava Consulting. He is the former chair of the San Diego Community Planners Committee, the umbrella organization to the city’s 42 community planning groups, and was briefly a candidate for San Diego City Council in 2016. He currently serves on the eBoards for the Democrats for Environmental Action and Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3). Joe is a member of several democratic clubs including the Point Loma Democratic Club, has been appointed …