Bylaw/Standing Rule Amendments + Next Meeting

Democrats for Equality,

Reminder! Our next meeting will be on July 27th, 2017 at 6:30pm at Babycakes (back patio). I have a huge announcement so I hope you will be there!

Our own Assemblymember Todd Gloria will address the club and we will be considering bylaw and standing rule amendments. You can review the language right here. Please review before the meeting.

The agenda will be:
– Member Announcements
– Club President Report – Huge Announcement / Committees
– General Meeting Day Change – Third Thursday
– Bylaw Amendments
– Standing Rule Amendments
– Endorsement Calendar
– Events Calendar

This will be an important meeting so we hope to see you there!

In Solidarity.

Will Rodriguez-Kennedy
President,
San Diego Democrats for Equality

Huge Announcement Next Meeting + Successful Pride Weekend!

Democrats for Equality,

I have a HUGE announcement for our next meeting which will be held on July 27th 2017 but first we want to thank all of our fellow Democratic clubs and elected officials who joined our contingent for this year’s Pride Parade! Hundreds of progressive Democratic activists came out to march with us for one of our largest parade contingents ever. Sometimes it takes a village, right? We could not have done it without you!

Also, special shout out and thank you to Ryan Trabuco and all those club members and volunteers who helped staff our Pride booth last weekend. They turned in a large stack of voter registrations to the county party office on Monday. People are fired up about resisting the Trump nonsense in Washington!

At our booth this year, we partnered with Log Cabin Republicans to collect donations for the onePULSE Foundation and have folks sign a remembrance banner. Below, our endorsed candidate for County Sheriff Dave Myers stopped by to sign.

There will be a very quick club meeting on Thursday, July 27th. That also happens to be my 30th birthday. We’ll do a quick club meeting at 7:00pm at Babycakes in Hillcrest. We will be in the back patio. The address is 3766 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA. 92103.

On our agenda:
– Huge Announcement!
– Our own State Assemblymember Todd Gloria will be joining us
– General Meeting Date Change – Third Thursday
– Bylaw Amendments to friendly incumbent endorsement and board positions (language in separate email)
– Endorsement Calendar
– Events Calendar

 

In Solidarity.

Will Rodriguez-Kennedy
President,
San Diego Democrats for Equality

2017 Pride Week Info!

Democrats for Equality,

It’s here. PRIDE WEEK!

Join us on Thursday for our 2017 PRIDE Kick-Off from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at FruitCraft, 1477 University Ave in Hillcrest. Our annual fundraiser is $15 for club members who have renewed their 2017 membership dues, and $30 for non-club members.

Purchase tickets for our Pride Kick-Off event here.

Then, this Saturday come join with us and march in our parade contingent in the Pride Parade. We will be assembling near the DMV on Normal Street in Hillcrest. Step-off for the parade will be 11:00am, so if you’re interested in marching with us please try and be there no later than 10:00am.

For more details or questions about the Pride Kick-Off or Parade, contact club president Will Rodriguez-Kennedy at [email protected], or call 619-709-0675.

Finally — and this is where the real work begins — we still need some volunteers to help stage our club booth, register voters, sign-up and renew club members, and promote our progressive issues and values on Saturday and Sunday. Shifts are available on both days! Volunteers will be given a complimentary ticket to the San Diego LGBT Pride Music Festival.

Click here if you’d like to sign-up to volunteer for our booth.

Last week, Will talked about the time I was left all alone in the booth for 5-and-a-half hours because of the rain storm. I was so miserable. Just me, the rain, and my lonely, lonely thoughts.

Trust me, Will still has not heard the end of it. If I knew how to play any kind of musical instrument, I would’ve written a song about it.

Anyway… long story short — let’s not have that happen again! Sign-up, volunteer, and let’s have some fun!

Finally, there will be a club meeting on Thursday, July 27th. It also happens to be Will’s 30th birthday (shh — don’t tell him, but we’re planning something big!)

It will be a short meeting, and the tentative agenda will include bylaw amendments (they will be sent out next week), consideration of changing our meeting dates to the 3rd Thursday. More info to come.

 

In Solidarity.

Ryan Trabuco
Vice President for Resource Development,
San Diego Democrats for Equality

Pride Kickoff, Parade, and Volunteer Details!

Democrats for Equality,

Pride is NEXT WEEK! Can you believe it!?

Join us on Thursday, July 13 for our 2017 PRIDE Kick-Off from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at FruitCraft, 1477 University Ave in Hillcrest. Our annual fundraiser is $15 for club members who have renewed their 2017 membership dues, and $30 for non-club members.

Purchase tickets for our Pride Kick-Off event here.

Then on Saturday, July 15, join us and march with us in our parade contingent at San Diego Pride. We will be assembling near the DMV on Normal Street in Hillcrest. Step-off for the parade will be 11:00am, so if you’re interested in marching with us please try and be there no later than 10:00am.

For more details or questions about the Pride Kick-Off or Parade, contact club president Will Rodriguez-Kennedy at [email protected], or call 619-709-0675.

Finally, the real work begins during the two-day Pride festival in Balboa Park. We need volunteers — and some of you have already indicated interest! We need help staging the booth, registering voters, signing-up and renewing club members, and promoting our progressive issues and values throughout the weekend.

Click here if you’d like to sign-up to volunteer for our booth.

There are shifts available in several hour blocks on both Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers will be given a free ticket to the San Diego LGBT Pride Music Festival.

Remember that one year Ryan Trabuco was left all alone in the booth for 5-and-a-half hours because of the rain storm? He was miserable. I still have not heard the end of it! Oh, does he ever still complain about it. I swear, that’s probably the most egregious, catastrophic event that’s ever happened to him, and that includes the time he accidentally closed the garage door on his thumb — twice.

Anyway… let’s not have that happen again! Sign-up, volunteer, and weather permitting, it’s projected to be sunny! Yay!

Finally, the board has decided that there will be a club meeting on Thursday, July 27th, which as some of you may know is my 30th birthday. It will be a short meeting, and the tentative agenda will include bylaw amendments (they will be sent out next week), consideration of changing our meeting dates to the 3rd Thursday instead of fourth. More info to come.

 

In Solidarity.

Will Rodriguez-Kennedy
President,
San Diego Democrats for Equality