Our first meeting of the year is shaping up to be Action packed.
After the unprecedented assaults on women’s rights, religious freedoms and immigrants unleashed by the new Administration, Democrats united together with other groups, are fighting back.
Our guest speaker is Kathy Stadler who will present new tools, Apps and unique ideas useful for the short and long term struggle.
In his farewell address, Obama challenged all of us to get out of our bubbles, to talk to the people we don’t know in person not just argue with them online. He pointed out that the majority of Americans are more afraid of their neighbors than they are of Vladimir Putin.
It is up to us to change that.
We can lead the way out of our bubbles, engaging with real people. We’ll discover we share more in common with them than we ever thought. We’ll also forge authentic relationships that will become the foundation of change and progress.
Come learn about some tools we haven’t been using (or we haven’t been using effectively?) to make this change happen!
Kathy is an innovative and insightful leader with progressive experience in project and campaign management, community engagement, and instruction and training. She’s passionate about building stronger, safer, more connected communities. She cultivates positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and meaningfully represents the organization to all. Kathy articulately communicates with diverse populations to work collaboratively, quickly establish rapport, and motivate team members to achieve goals.
We’ll also hear from clubmembers who traveled to Washington for the Women’s March, as well as those who stayed here in San Diego.
At this month’s general meeting we’ll also be electing the Officers of the Democratic Woman’s Club.
There’s never been a more important time to organize, resist, advocate, and take action to defend our rights and to write the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party.
The purpose of this club shall be to foster democratic ideals by stimulating active interest in the Democratic Party, to support the party platforms, contribute to party leadership and responsibility, to provide a constructive role for the volunteer in Democratic politics, and to promote an activist base.
To enable as many members as possible to take part in the process we’ve moved our regular meeting time of the 3rd Monday of the month back to the 5th Monday – January 30th.
The nominating committee will present their report and we’ll also accept nominations from the floor for the Executive Board positions.
The duties of roles as stated in our current ByLaws under Section 2 – Duties:
The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the club. The President shall preside over all meetings of the club and the executive board; make appointments to other positions as required; act as official spokesperson of the club; stimulate active interest in the political process; provide a constructive role for the active volunteer; contribute to effective leadership and individual responsibility; promote harmony among the club membership, between other clubs and within the San Diego County Democratic Party. The President can sign checks in the absence of the Treasurer.
The Vice President shall serve at the direction of the President. The Vice President shall preside at meetings if the President is unable to do so, or is requested by the President to do so. The Vice-President shall take over the duties of President in the absence of that officer, and is responsible for the annual audit, if called for.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the general meetings, executive committee meetings, conduct correspondence, maintain the club’s records, and is responsible for internal communications.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection of dues, deposit all club funds received; maintain an accurate record of club receipts and expenditures; sign all checks as authorized by the Executive Board; make the record of club receipts and expenditures available to any member when requested; provide a report of the club financial status at club meetings as requested; provide an annual written report of club financial status; make the books and all other financial records of the club available to the audit committee. In addition, the Treasurer shall be responsible for filing all required financial reports on time.
As well as holding our own election, we’ll also be discussing recent Democratic Party events around the county, sharing experiences from the Woman’s March (January 21) and planning activities for February and March.
We look forward to seeing everybody on January 30, 7pm.
Monday January 30 – Social Time from 6:30pm, Meeting starts at 7pm
Members are encouraged to get together from 6:30pm before the meeting starts.
Please bring whatever light drinks/snacks that you’d like to share.
We meet at the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans – PANA
4089 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 (map)
The building is on the south-east corner of Polk and Fairmount, just north of University. Parking is also available at the adjoining Southern Sudanese and East African Community Centers on Fairmount Ave. Bus routes 7 and 13.
Call or email (619) 900-4751 firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction and Individual Platform Planks
- Business and Economy
- Children, Young Adults, and Their Families
- Civil Justice
- Communications and the Internet
- Criminal Justice
- Culture and the Arts
- Death with Dignity
- Energy & Environment
- Equality of Opportunity
- Health Care
- Labor, Economic Justice and Poverty Elimination
- National Security
- Political Reform
- Sustainable Communities
- World Peace and International Relations