September 25 Program

Please join us for a postcard party and ice cream social!!  We will be writing postcards for national campaigns.  We will also briefly discuss the upcoming ballot measures.

6:30 PM Social

7:00 PM Program


Sep 17 – Celebrate the End of Gun Shows in Del Mar, Endorsements, Signature Drive

This month in San Diego County we’ve seen how local, sustained activism can help change the world!’s founder, Rose Ann Sharp, will interactively illustrate to us how the movement to end gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds developed and was successful within six months. This will be a fun evening to create our own successes where we want to change the outcomes! took their inspiration from the Parkland Students, who asked each of us to be involved in ending gun violence.

Fred Rogers, VP and co-founder of the San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, will briefly talk about the issues involved with the proposed Newland Sierra housing project that is expected to be approved by the County Board of Supervisors at the end of the month.

Tim J. Doring is organizing a signature drive to stop the proposed Newland Sierra housing project, and is offering a donation to the club for each signature gathered by clubmembers.

The following local Democratic clubs will also be working with Mr. Doring to earn money for their clubs by collecting signatures:

  • San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action
  • San Marcos Democratic Club
  • La Jolla Democratic Club
  • Uptown Democratic Club

Every valid signature earns $7. It’s easy to take the petition around to other Clubs, church, schools, neighbors, local fairs and farmers markets. We can turn this money around to help our endorsed candidates. If 20 club members gather 20 valid signatures each, that’s $2,800. If 40 club members gather just 15 signatures each that’s $4,200 to put back into local campaigns. Some of us who gathered signatures for the Full Voter Participation Act, which forces top two County races from the primary into November, will tell you that it’s not that hard. And Tim’s campaign has a really good script to use.

Up for endorsement consideration are two great candidates for La Mesa City Council:

  • Dr. Akilah Weber
  • Dave Myers

As always, our members are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 pm to socialize and enjoy the special all evening Happy Hour menu at Elijah’s Restaurant.

Monday Sep 17 – Social Time from 6:30pm, Club business at 7:00pm.

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm just before the meeting starts.
Order dinner or a drink to sustain you, and the restaurant!


Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111 (map).

  • MTS routes 44, 60

Photo credit: Kristen Shanahan (@k_shan7)

Meeting Thursday September 20, 2018

Please join like-minded Democrats at our next meeting!
When: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Jimmy’s Restaurant
9635 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee, CA 92071-3807

6-7 pm Dinner and Social Hour.
(Candidates may speak during this time)


7:00 Meeting Begins

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Approval of the minutes of August 16, 2018
  • Member introduction,
  • Doc Christynne – DUMP TRUMP

ECDC Business:


  • ECDC and SDCDC Candidate endorsements
  • Eugene Cook – Treasurer’s Report

Guest speaker: Hanna Gbeh –

    • Environmental Impact Report Preparer
    • Local owner/operator of an 8-acre certified organic family farm
    • Teacher and researcher of environmental science
    • Board member of the Board of Directors for the San Diego county Farm Bureau
    • Operated the Rancho San Diego Farmers’ Market
    • Degree in Environmental Science, Minor in Global Climate Change
    • Serves the Jamul-Dulzura Community Planning Group
    • Commissioner of the San Diego County Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission
    • Founder and incorporated a local non-product organization that provides food, clothing, shelter, healthcare and education to poor, distressed and disadvantaged individuals

Questions, Announcements, and Comments:
50/50 Raffle

8:30     Meeting adjourned

Club Meeting: September 11

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

Chris Ward, San Diego City Councilmember and Chair of the city’s Select Committee on Homelessness, will be our guest speaker on Tuesday, September 11th.

We will also hear from both sides of the SoccerCity issue (Measure E) on the ballot this November.

Finally, our former California State Senator Christine Kehoe was honored this past weekend with the dedication of the Senator Christine Kehoe Trail and Wetlands Buffer at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. If you enjoy a good trail hike during the week, we recommend to go check it out.

Congratulations Senator Kehoe!

If you have suggestions or ideas about meeting topics or event types that you’d like us to host, please email them to me or visit our Facebook page.

If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:

Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117

It is our shared responsibility to ensure that people are informed, educated, and not mystified by stage craft, economic bribery or the feeling of helplessness. We have so many exciting things in store for our Clairemont Democratic Club members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our meetings and events.

Sep 23 – General Meeting – Proposed Bylaw Changes

At our September 23, 2018 meeting we’ll be considering changes to our Bylaws.

Here’s the link to the existing Bylaws of the Point Loma Democratic Club (PDF) – October 25, 2015

Proposed Bylaw revisions to be discussed at the September 23, 2018 General Meeting:

Please read through the changes before the meeting, and if you have any questions feel free to email [email protected] or call (619) 800-5098.

We owe a debt of gratitude to Dave Furlano, Chair Bylaws Committee, for hosting multiple meetings and keeping track of all of the suggested changes, and to everyone who served on the committee – but the changes can only be made if approved by you, the members, at a General Meeting. So, please review and come along with any suggestions to further improve the governance of the club.

The bylaws discussion will only take up part of the program for the September meeting.


Oct 11 – City Council Candidate Forum

The Coronado Democratic Club will be hosting a Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in the Winn Room of the Library.

There are two open seats and at this time five people have expressed their intentions to run. There may be additional candidates in the near future.

This forum will be an excellent opportunity to hear the positions of the candidates on various issues facing our city and question them directly.

Please invite your Republican and Independent friends as this is a non-partisan event in which all community members are urged to attend.

For more information please contact Ron Mandelbaum at 619-435-1911