December 2019 – Holiday Events

In place of our regular monthly meeting at Elijah’s we’re listing several upcoming events that Members and Friends will be interested in participating.

We hope to see you at one, or all, of these events.

Susan Peinado, Prez


Holiday Party!


Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Address upon RSVP – Get tickets here!
San Diego, CA 92103

Organized by the Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County

The party is at Laurie Black’s house. You will be emailed the exact address when you RSVP, but it is on the northwest edge of Balboa Park.

Parking is limited in front of the house, but there is plenty of parking a short walk away on Balboa Dr.
MTS 10 – University & 5th, MTS 3 – 5th Ave & Upas.

If you need a ride, email us at [email protected] and we’ll try to pair you up with another member who’s attending.

Tickets are available here. The club will host a taco bar and drinks, beer and wine (2 drinks per ticket). Please bring a salad, vegan dish or dessert to share. Desserts with (Im)Peach(es) greatly appreciated.

We look for to celebrating and toasting each other, and planning how to make 2020 the best election year ever in San Diego!

OB Holiday Parade

Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:05PM

Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach. Section A

Best to arrive by 4:00pm. The parade starts at 5:05PM

Point Loma Democratic Club invites you and your family to march with them in the 40th Annual OB Holiday Parade!  This year’s theme is “Miracle on Newport Ave.”

Dress up in festive gear, wrap yourself in lights, bring the stroller, pack up the baby, dress up the walker and have a great time walking in a fun, family friendly parade!

Western Service Workers Holiday Distribution


Monday, December 23, 2019 9:00-1:00PM pick your time

Join Western Service Workers Association (WSWA) for their annual Holiday Basket Distribution! WSWA needs volunteers to help with all aspects of this food basket distribution to families of our low-income membership. The Distribution will take place in three phases. Stay for all three if you are able!

9AM:  Come to WSWA’s office at 3014 Imperial Avenue to pick up food and organize it at the distribution site.

10:30AM: At the Women’s Civic League: 2972 Clay Street, load baskets from all the collected food we received.

11:30AM: Delivery!  WSWA will dispatch teams from the Women’s Civil League into the neighborhoods to deliver Baskets to the homes of requesting members.

It’s a great experience, a demonstration of the strength of organization and makes a difference for low-income families during the hardest time of the year.

Call WSWA  today to schedule!

Brandon McDonald
for WSWA
(619) 238-9763

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.

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

as well as several other conservation groups in the county:

Holiday Remembrances

Democrats for Equality,

As we push further into the holidays and spend time with our friends, family, and loved ones, it’s important to reflect on the memories of those whose presence is remembered.

Yesterday was World AIDS Day which, since 1988, was designated to raise awareness around the world of the AIDS pandemic and the millions of lives that have been lost.

Locally, this culminates into the lighting of the Tree of Life and candlelight vigil in Hillcrest, as the community gathers to commemorate and honor those who have been affected.

While medical advancements, science, and awareness have largely brought about a mitigating response to the disease, there are still over 37 million around the world living with HIV/AIDS, according to a United Nations program.

Our Democratic club is no stranger to the devastating effects and personal pain AIDS has wrought among us. A number of our club members, founders, and past leaders have fallen victim during the worst of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.

Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assemblymember Todd Gloria were among the many last night who lit candles in memory of those who are no longer with us.

Sadly, from one tragedy to another, County Party Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy and I paid our respects on Thanksgiving Day to those who were senselessly murdered at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.

49 were gunned down and 53 others were wounded in one of the deadliest massacres in our nation’s history.

I can’t put into words how emotional of an experience this was. Will grew up in Orlando and was friends with some of the victims.

So many beautiful people lost.

So many families irreparably damaged.

These tragedies have affected so many around the world and here at home. It’s a painful reminder of heartbreak and loss, but also a reflection and resolve of what must come next.

We will continue to strive against the continuing threat from AIDS.

We will not let hate win.

While we spend the next few weeks with friends, with family, and with loved ones, let us remember those we have lost, cherish their memories — and, in their honor — work towards a better, brighter future.

During this season of giving, we are also in the season of hope. Sometimes, hope is the best thing we can give to each other.

I love you all,

Ryan Trabuco
Club President
San Diego Democrats for Equality

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.

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.

Signup for 2020 membership and get reduced entry to the party. Renewing members can pay their dues and confirm their contact details with the club.

Please purchase your tickets online, or pay with cash, check or credit/debit cards at the door – the same with membership dues.

The Club will be collecting unwrapped new toys for the Toy Drive of the Western Service Workers Association, and Brandon McDonald will talk about the great work that the WSWA does in San Diego.
Here’s a list of toys that are needed:

Members Entry Price
$15.00 per person

Non-members Entry Price
$20.00 per person

Sunday December 8, 2019 3:30 PM

1268 Savoy St, San Diego, CA 92107

You can buy tickets online, or pay with cash, check or credit/debit cards at the door – the same with membership dues.

The Club will be collecting unwrapped new toys for the Toy Drive of the Western Service Workers Association, and Brandon McDonald will talk about the great work that the WSWA does in San Diego.
Here’s a list of toys that are needed:

  1. Hot Wheels/Toy Trucks, Cars, Trains
  2. Barbie or Other Similar Dolls
  3. Kendama
  4. Art Kits, Science Kits, Craft Kits
  5. Board Games
  6. Skate Boards, Scooters, Bikes
  7. Tea/Bake Sets
  8. Popular Music CDs appropriate for teenagers
  9. Action Figures/Spiderman, Superman, Transformers
  10. Baby Toys
  11. Soccer Shoes & Soccer Gear
  12. Computers & Computer Games/X-Box
  13. Musical Toys/Instruments
  14. Legos/Building Toys
  15. School Supplies
  16. Lip gloss, nail polish, hair ties, hair clips, lotions
  17. Soccer balls, Basket Balls, Footballs
  18. New Clothing for Children (all ages, from new born to teenagers/adult sizes)

Cash/Check Donations made payable directly to the Western Service Workers Association are also welcome – if you can’t attend you can mail your donation c/o Point Loma Democratic Club, PO Box 7802, San Diego, CA 92167.

For additional information, call (619) 800-5098 or email [email protected]

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.

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 5:05 – 7:30 pm

Newport Ave Ocean Beach, 92107

November 24 – Judging

Out of all local races, judge positions are often the hardest to research and understand. Judges aren’t identified on a ballot by party preference, and their professional history often makes it difficult to determine how they would side in precedent-creating cases. How can you tell if you’re electing a judge with Democratic values?

At out November meeting, we’ll discuss why the role of judge is important and consider endorsement for Democratic candidates running for open positions. 

Superior Court Judge

  • Office 18: Roberta Winston
  • Office 22: Steve Miller
  • Office 30: Tim Nader, Dino Paraskevopoulos
  • Office 36: Michelle Ialeggio

Only members in good standing will be allowed to vote for the endorsement. If you renewed your membership prior to March 31, 2019, you will be eligible to vote. If you renewed your membership after March 31, 2019 or became a new member, you are only eligible to vote if you have attended a club meeting/event since you renewed/joined. If you renewed or joined at a meeting/event, that counts and you will be eligible to vote. If you are not sure of your status, feel free to ask by emailing [email protected].

Additional Agenda Items/Speakers: 

We’ll also judge competing proposals on Newland Sierra a development project that signatories forced the County Board Of Supervisors to place on the ballot next year or rescind their previous approval.


  • Officer reports
    • President
    • VP
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
  • Membership renewals start from November 1, 2019 for the important election year
  • New Business


Saturday December 7th at 5:05PM is the OB Holiday Parade, come and march down Newport Ave with Democratic candidates and elected officials to let them know there’s an election on March 3, 2020.

Sunday December 8th at 3:30PM is the Annual Point Loma & OB Dems Holiday Party Potluck and Toy Drive – 2019. Get your tickets now!.

Our meetings are CHILD FRIENDLY- we will have toys, coloring books, snacks, etc. in a “kid space” at the rear of the meeting hall.

Citizen’s Climate Lobby empowers everyday people to work together on climate change solutions.
What is Public Banking?

October 27, 2019
4:00PM – 5:30PM

[email protected]
(619) 800-5098

Point Loma Assembly
3035 Talbot St
San DIego, CA 92106

Directions and parking information

Social Time
Members are encouraged to get together from 3:30PM 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.