Notes from August 2019 Meeting – Endorsements & Resolutions

Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County
Monday, August 19, 2019, Monthly Meeting, Elijah’s Restaurant

Welcome and Introductions

  • President Susan Peinado opened the meeting at 6:30PM

Bylaw Change

  • Bylaw change to match Endorsement Policy and confirm threshold to endorse at 60%. Motion passed unanimously.

Meeting turned over to Endorsement Committee

Chair, Yvonne Elkin 

Explanation of Ranked Choice Voting to be used for endorsements with multiple candidates.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 1 (Ranked Choice Voting) – Rafael Castellanos, Ben Hueso (represented by Jessica Hayes), Nora Vargas, Sophia Rodriguez

  • Vote: Nora Vargas endorsed

San Diego Community College Board District B (Friendly Incumbent) – Bernie Rhinerson

  • Vote: Bernie Rhinerson – passed unanimously

San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 2 – Kenya Taylor

  • Motion to endorse by acclamation (Ruth Rollins) – passed unanimously

San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3 – Olga Diaz, Terra Lawson-Remer

  • Vote: No candidate reached 60% threshold
  • Motion to rate both candidates acceptable (Cody Peterson) – passed unanimously

Congressional District 52 (Friendly Incumbent) – Scott Peters

  • Motion to endorse by acclamation (Ruth Rollins) – passed unanimously

September Endorsement Calendar: Motion (Melinda Vasquez) to attempt to endorse in the following races: 

  • Congressional District 51 – Aeiramique Glass Blake, Juan Vargas
  • Congressional District 53 – Jose Caballero, Susan Davis, Joaquin Vazquez
  • CA Assembly District 79 – Dr. Shirley Weber (friendly endorsement)
  • CA Assembly District 77 – Brian Maienschein
  • CA Assembly District – Sarah Davis, Micah Perlin, Chris Ward

Unanimous approval of September endorsement calendar 

The following business occurred between endorsements and during vote counts:

Old Business

  • Motion to sign onto Green New Deal Resolution for Dem Clubs (M: Kate Bishop). Passed unanimously.  
  • Motion to delay signing onto “Clean Elections Campaign” (M: Yvonne Elkin). Passed unanimously.

Officers’ Reports

Vice President External, Ramla Sahid – no report

Vice President Internal, Dr.Becca Fielding – Miller

  • Dependent Care Grant funds available – details here

Treasurer’s Report, Rosamond Blevins

  • Current balance given
  • 26 new members since last meeting

Secretary’s Report, Cathie Hyatt

  • Reminder of mobile Free Little Library
  • Logo update 

Communications Chair, John Loughlin – no report

Social Committee Chair, Kate Bishop

  • DWC Theatre Night!  Dance Nation, September 13, 8pm, Moxie Theatre.

President’s Report, Susan Peinado

  • Thanks and praise to the Endorsement Committee
  • The Women’s Museum of California will be celebrating Women’s Equality Day in Balboa Park with their annual Suffrage Parade and Rally on August 26, 4:00 PM on the lawn area across from the Organ Pavilion. 
  • Book Club – Dr. Mattingly led discussion on, How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics, at Women’s Museum (thanks to Anne Hoiberg).Next book – We Live for the We, The Political Power of Black Motherhood by Dani McCain. Discussion TBD.

Happy Birthday to Angela de Joseph – WOC Roar Radio Show


  • Doug Case: Governor Gavin Newsome signs AB392
  • Michelle Krug: Regional Director Area 20 – Meeting October 5, 2pm at SD Education Association.
  • Anne Hoiberg: 100 Years Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote, August 26, Organ Pavilion, 4pm
  • Christina Perry: Walk for Kenya Taylor, August 24th at 6140 Lake Murray Starbucks 10am till 1pm.


Meeting adjourned: 8:32pm 

Next regular meeting is 7pm, Monday, September 21, 2019, Elijah’s Restaurant.

Notes by Cathie Hyatt, Secretary