Dear Friends and Members of the Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club,
We will not be meeting in August. However, you are all invited to Jennifer Mendoza’s home on Saturday 8/17 from 5:30-8 pm to celebrate George’s birthday and summer in Lemon Grove. They will be providing burgers, hot dogs and all the fixings. Please bring appetizers or a side dish and BYOB.
Look forward to seeing everyone!
Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club
With a heavy heart I regret having to let you know that our friend, and former executive board member Cindy Green has passed away.
Cindy loved this club. She donated what she could. She gave so much time, effort, and energy ensuring the success of many of our friends and family over the better course of three decades, including being first elected onto our executive board back in the mid-1990s.
Over the years, Cindy made a conscious effort to reach out to so many of us, leaders of this club, our candidates, and elected officials.
“BTW Congrats” … that was the first message I personally ever received from Cindy. She offered support and cheered us on in good times, and offered a sympathetic ear and cried with us during the not-so-good times. If we were feeling down or sick, she always reached out to help.
That’s the kind of person Cindy is. Her years spent as a pediatric nurse at Kaiser no doubt shaped her love for children, animals, and humanity itself.
Our club’s mantra of “Our Members Make History” certainly rings true for Cindy Green. Her tireless efforts helped make that history for Christine Kehoe and Toni Atkins, and so many more.
Join us for our July General Meeting! Our featured speaker will be Teresa Penunuri of the San Diego Water Authority.
The Water Authority is an independent public agency that serves as San Diego County’s regional water wholesaler. It is not part of either the city or county of San Diego governments. The mission of the San Diego County Water Authority is to provide a safe and reliable supply of water to its 24 member agencies serving the San Diego region’s $220 billion economy and its 3.3 million residents.
Today, up to 80 percent of our region’s water is imported from the Colorado River and Northern California. Since 2003, the Water Authority has received a growing percentage of its water supply from its long-term water conservation and transfer agreement with the Imperial Irrigation District and conserved water from projects that lined portions of the All-American and Coachella canals in Imperial Valley. The remaining water comes from local supply sources including groundwater, local surface water, recycled water, and conservation.
Additional Agenda Items/ Speakers
We will consider support for SB528, a bill that would give local governments, through expansion of the IBank, a low interest infrastructure loan option beyond what they are currently getting from large commercial banks.
An eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes.
The Colorado River is an essential resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado’s headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, farms, fracking sites, ghost towns, and RV parks, to the spot near the U.S.–Mexico border where the river runs dry.
Water problems in the western United States can seem tantalizingly easy to solve: just turn off the fountains at the Bellagio, stop selling hay to China, ban golf, cut down the almond trees, and kill all the lawyers. But a closer look reveals a vast man-made ecosystem that is far more complex and more interesting than the headlines let on.
The story Owen tells in Where the Water Goes is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert —and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails.
Our meetings are CHILD FRIENDLY- we will have toys, coloring books, snacks, etc. in a “kid space” at the rear of the meeting hall.
We have a long standing tradition of supporting the Western Service Workers Association and we encourage you to attend their annual fundraising dinner. The music, entertainment and speakers are always impressive. If you can’t attend please consider making a donation.
You are cordially invited to join the WSWA’s membership of service workers and other low-income workers in celebrating 42 years of determined struggle and victories in building a winning strategy for labor.
This evening includes dinner, live entertainment and speakers.
When Saturday July 27, 2019
Where St Patrick Catholic Church
3585 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
Mail or call:
Western Service Workers Association
3014 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92102