Dec 4 – Annual Point Loma & OB Dems Holiday Party Potluck – 2016!

In place of our regular monthly meeting in December we’re having our Annual Holiday Party of the Point Loma Democratic Club, at the home of Ruth Rollins. Come enjoy the start of the holidays with your fellow Dems. Locally we have a lot to celebrate, nationally we have a lot to organize against, and as a Party we have a lot of work to do. This is a great chance to socialize with many of the candidates who were successful in local races. 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 2017 membership and get reduced entry to the party. Renewing members can pay their dues and confirm their contact details with the club. We’ve also invited the …


Dec 3 – Celebrate the Pier at the OB Holiday Parade!

Come take part in the OB Holiday Parade and show solidarity with local candidates and elected officials. We don’t have a monthly meeting at the Assembly in December, instead we march in the OB Parade. All members and their friends are invited to take part – dress festively and be prepared to have fun. We hope to be joined by members of the Democratic Woman’s Club, Democrats for Environmental Action  and the Veterans Democratic Club. We’ll gather around our Mario Torero painted truck between Sunset and Ebers on Newport (section A) at 4:30pm 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 Mike Johnson or call 619 800 5098. The theme for the 37th Annual Ocean Beach Holiday Parade is The Year of the Pier with Holiday Cheer. More information is available from the OB Town Council website. When Saturday, December 3, 2016, 5:05 – 7:30 …


Nov 21 – November Meeting

Hello to all of you smart, savvy feminists – We are all reeling with disgust over what has just happened in the Presidential election. But some of you have also just been through successful but nasty campaigns. Others have witnessed the elections from your own unique positions. You all probably have a lot to say. […]


Nov 20 – Discussing the Local and National Election Results

After the election there’s a lot for Democrats to consider on both the local and national level. We’re delighted to have two of our club members lead our discussion: Gregg Robinson will discuss the results from a sociologist’s point of view Cynara Velazquez will provide analysis of the local races If he can make it we’ll also be joined by Doug Porter, of the San Diego Free Press. Cynara Velazquez works for EDF Renewable Energy as a Reporting Data Architect and Report Designer. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz, with a B.S., Information Technology. She also campaigned for the recent, successful (and after these election results, much appreciated)  Proposition 64 ballot measure. Gregg Robinson is a professor of sociology at Grossmont College in San Diego, California.  He received his Ph.D. from UCSD, and has taught at the University of Maryland as well as Austin State University.  His past research has focused on teachers in high poverty schools as well as on the foreclosure crisis and the response to it among the white working class.  More recently he has conducted a poll …


Our Communications Chair John Loughlin Elected Director of Clubs

At Saturday’s meeting of the Council of Clubs our Communications Chair, John Loughlin, was elected to be the next Director of Clubs by representatives from each club. His endorsements included the outgoing Director for the last four years, Ruth Rollins. In a thank you email to the club presidents, John wrote: Thank you for voting Whichever candidate you voted for, thank you for coming out today. There was a lot of great news from clubs across the county. Throughout next year we’ll be working together to share the narratives from these recent campaign successes, as well as addressing issues we can improve. There is no formal meeting in December, but please reach out to me by phone or email to talk over any and all ideas you have to move things forward. We’ve already started working on putting together a Club Development Workshop type meeting for January, to kick off the year with constructive ideas and to prioritize the work in front of us. Thank you for your confidence in selecting me to help, I am honored. If …


Notes from October Meeting – Anne Hoiberg and Howard Wayne Help us Measure the Measures

Susan thanked everyone for coming and all who brought snacks, then recognized new members Suzanne Lawrence, Luis Osuna, and Bobbie Kohrt. Program – Anne Hoiberg and Howard Wayne Help us Measure the Measures Information sheets about the measures were distributed to everyone. The San Diego Free Press’s listed all the State, San Diego County and City measures, gave short descriptions, and indicated where Labor, the Democratic Party, and the GOP stood on them; the League of Women Voters of California’s described the San Diego County and City measures in more detail. Club members Anne Hoiberg, of the LWV and the Women’s Museum of California, and former California Assemblyman Howard Wayne presented a lively program in which they took turns arguing for or against various measures. They first tackled the County’s Measure B (“Ballot Box Zoning – Lilac Hills”) and the City’s Measure C (“Buy the Billionaire a Stadium”). Howard mentioned that Measure K (“All Candidate Races Finalized in November”) and Measure L (“Ballot Measure To Be Moved to November Ballot”) were very important but too complicated to …


Dec 6 – OBCDC Benefit to Raise Funds for the Ruth Varney Held Children’s Park

The Ocean Beach Community Development Corporation is organizing a Benefit to  begin fund raising for the Children’s Park to be named in honor of Ruth Varney Held. The park will be in the area we commonly call Saratoga Park. This benefit will be December 6 from 5:30 – 8:00 at 935 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Snacks, dinner and 2 adult beverage tickets will be provided. Suggested minimum donation is $25.  RSVP to [email protected] Club member Jane Gawronski is on the committee. Please share these details with your networks to get the word out.