June 11, 2013 Club Meeting: Recap

The Clairemont Dems’ Monthly Club meeting in June was a huge success!!  Members gathered at 6:00 p.m. to socialize and grab a bite to eat from Boomerang’s.  At 7:00 p.m., Club President, Dr. Jen Campbell, kicked off our meeting.  Club member, Carol Kim, announced that she will be running as a Democrat for San Diego City Council District 6.  Club member, Phyllis Mathis, expressed the displeasure of Clairemont residents regarding an attempt by developers to rezone an area of Clairemont near Genesee and Balboa Avenues – right across the street from residences – to allow for a drive-through restaurant open until 1:30 a.m.  Finally, the keynote speaker of the evening, prominent local attorney, Pam Wilson, addressed the club.  Wilson is a leader of the coalition called Scenic San Diego, which works to keep our environment beautiful.  Wilson sounded the alarm bell about a billboard company lobbying our City Council to put commercialized billboards up in the downtown area.

Secretary, Christine Becker, and Membership Chair, Kurt Bassett, check-in meeting attendees.

Secretary, Christine Becker, and Membership Chair, Kurt Bassett, check-in meeting attendees.

Club members socialize and dine on gourmet burgers prior to the start of the meeting.

Club members socialize and dine on gourmet burgers prior to the start of the meeting.

Club President, Jen Campbell, kicks off the meeting.

Club President, Jen Campbell, kicks off the meeting.

Communications Chair, Sarah Boot, addresses club

Communications Chair, Sarah Boot, addresses club

Club Member, Carol Kim, announces her candidacy for San Diego City Council District 6.

Club Member, Carol Kim, announces her candidacy for San Diego City Council District 6.

Club member, Phyllis McGrath, expresses displeasure of Clairemont residents regarding an attempt by developers to rezone an area of Clairemont near Genesee and Balboa Avenues - right across the street from residences - to allow for a drive-through restaurant open until 1:30 a.m. Check out www.careaboutclairemont.com to hear more about it with a short video.

Club member, Phyllis Mathis, expresses displeasure of Clairemont residents regarding an attempt by developers to rezone an area of Clairemont near Genesee and Balboa Avenues – right across the street from residences – to allow for a drive-through restaurant open until 1:30 a.m. Check out http://www.careaboutclairemont.com to hear more about it with a short video.

Prominent local attorney, Pam Wilson, a leader within a coalition called Scenic San Diego, which works to keep our environment lovely, addresses club.

Prominent local attorney, Pam Wilson, a leader within a coalition called Scenic San Diego, which works to keep our environment lovely, addresses club.

Pam Wilson, along with Scenic San Diego, sounds the alarm bell about a billboard company lobbying our City Council to put up billboards and neon signs in the downtown area.

Remembering Newtown six months later – Vigil

In recognition of the 6 month anniversary of the Newton shootings, we are holding a vigil in memory of those fallen by this violent tragedy.

Please come out and join us to remember Newton and other victims of gun violence in our country.
We will not back down.
We will not give up.
We will not forget.
We demand sensible gun laws in our country to reduce gun violence.

What: Newtown Anniversary Vigil
Where: Alcazar Gardens in Balboa Park
When: This Friday, 7:30 pm
Bring: Battery-operated candles, sweater, friends, family