Meeting on Thursday March 15 – Josh Butner

Our East County Democratic Club meets next Thursday, March 15.  Our speaker is Josh Butner, trustee of the Jamul-Dulzura School Board and candidate for the 50th CD seat, now held by non-representative Duncan Hunter.  As you know, Hunter must be replaced, ASAP.

We Democrats plan to do it despite our registration disadvantage!

If you’d like to learn more about Josh’s views prior to the meeting, watch this message posted on his website from Julian Indivisible:  https://joshbutnerforcongress.com/media

El Cajon Councilman Ben Kalasho will also share the latest news on events in the city.

Both men will respond to a few questions, after their comments.

Our evening will begin at 6 p.m., with dining and socializing until 7 p.m.  The venue is Jimmy’s Family Restaurant, 9635 Mission Gorge Road., Santee, CA 92071.  During this period or within the meeting time, a candidate or two may drop by to talk with us.

This is a BIG YEAR for us, since our area is experiencing record-breaking participation in voter contacts.  We invite you to express your interest by doing the same.  We need people to walk precincts, talk to our Democratic Party voters, and encourage them to vote in the primary election on June 5, 2018.

Since this a public meeting, we welcome anyone who wants to attend, so bring yourselves, neighbors, and friends!

Meeting on Thursday February 15 – New Bylaws

Meeting will be held at:

Jimmy’s Family Restaurant
9635 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

February 15, 2018
7pm Meeting start

The first part of the meeting will be convened by John Loughlin, Director of Clubs for the San Diego County Democratic Party, and will follow SDCDP rules.

  • Call the meeting to order
  • Pledge of allegiance
  • Approval of agenda
  • Introduction of Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party, Vice Chairs and overview of the Bylaws discussion
  • Review, amending and approving the Bylaws for re-chartering with the SDCDP
  • Adjourn the business part of the meeting

The second part of the meeting will be run by the club officers.
Speakers, candidates and elected officials to be announced separately.

A draft of the Bylaws will be distributed by email and for download from the club website prior to the meeting, and paper copies will be available at the meeting.

Meeting on Thursday January 18 – Election of Officers

Meeting will be held at:
1333 E Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92021

January 18, 2018
7pm Meeting start

The first part of the meeting will be convened by John Loughlin, Director of Clubs for the San Diego County Democratic Party, and will follow SDCDP rules.

  1. Call the meeting to order
  2. Pledge of allegiance
  3. Approval of agenda
  4. Introduction of Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party, Vice Chairs and overview of the election portion of the meeting
  5. Election of officers for President, Vice Presidents, Secretary, and Treasurer
  • Call for nominations from the floor
  • For any contested positions:
  • The candidates will get 2 minutes each to introduce themselves
  • Questions from the audience will be answered by each candidate (alternating who goes first)
  • Each candidate will then make a closing statement, after which they’ll leave the room
  • While the candidates are out of the room there will be a discussion with 3 people to speak for, and 3 people against, each candidate for 1 minute each, with no personal attacks allowed on any of the candidates
  • The vote will then be called
  1. Adjourn the business part of the meeting

The second part of the meeting will be run by the elected officers. Speakers, candidates and elected officials to be announced.

At the February meeting the club will vote on new Bylaws for re-chartering with the SDCDP.