Meeting virtually by Zoom.
When: Monday, January 18: Meeting starts at 6:30 PM but please start checking in at 6:00 PM, to help us get the meeting started on time.
Where: Zoom registration is required – if you’re a clubmember or participant click here to register ahead of time. All of the details on how to join will be provided – including dial-in details from a landline.
Our meetings are available live on our YouTube channel. Someone will monitor the chat to text into the meeting relevant questions or comments that may be asked there.
Honoring Dr Martin Luther King, Jr with Dr Akilah Weber
Dr. Akilah Weber will be opening our meeting with remarks to help us honor, on this sacred day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Remembering Dr. King is even more important after the huge national tragic horror that we all saw on Wednesday January 6. None of us know what is ahead of us, just that we all need each other to love, cherish and hold dear.
Election of President, Secretary and Treasurer Chaired by Susan Peinado
As the current president, Susan Peinado will not be running for reelection, she will be chair this part of the meeting.
Our current Secretary, Cathie Hyatt and Treasurer, Rosamond Blevins have agreed to run for another term. Stepping down are Susan Peinado, President, Rebecca Fielding-Miller, VP Internal, and Ramla Sahid, VP External.
As both Vice President positions have been restructured in the newly proposed bylaws with additional, clearly defined responsibilites,the decision is to wait until the new bylaws have been adopted before holding the elections for those positions. It is important that candidates fully understand what is expected of them.
We have had one candidate come forth to run for President, Dr. LaWana Richmond. Her officer candidate application is here. Our new President’s term will begin at the end of the January meeting.
Sarah Davis has come forth to run for Vice President next month. Her officer candidate application is here.
We still need applications for the two newly created positions – Director of Membership and Director of Communications. Please contact Rosamond Blevins if you are interested in running for either of these positions.
- January – President, Secretary, Treasurer
- February (after adoption of the newly proposed bylaws) – VP Internal, VP External, Director of Membership, Director of Communications
Bylaw Revisions Chaired by
The Bylaws changes were sent out in our earlier email of January 4, 2021.
Please come to the meeting having reviewed these documents. This will allow Chair Elkin to go through the changes in an efficient manner. After through discussion by our members at the upcoming meeting, the final version will be voted on at our February meeting, in accordance with our bylaws.
- This link is to the “redlined version” which will enable you to see the actual changes we are proposing along with the current language.
- This second view is a completely clean copy of the proposed bylaws, because it is way easier to read.
If you have questions about the bylaws, please email Chair Elkin, firstname.lastname@example.org .
To recap changes from our earlier email, we have created a new membership category for people who may want to affiliate with the Democratic Woman’s Club because they are aligned with our mission, but for some reason are not currently registered as a Democrat.
We also have better defined the responsibilities of our board members, adding two additional positions to help distribute the work across more people instead of overloading our President and Treasurer.
The procedure we will use to review these changes is:
- We will ask people to raise their hand in Zoom to comment.
- If someone makes a motion to amend one of our changes, we will make note and put that section on a list to address at the end of the document review.
- Once we have completely reviewed the document we will begin to address those sections that members have indicated they want to change.
- We will follow Robert’s Rules to accept or reject motions.
Any revisions voted on and accepted at this meeting will be redistributed at least 2 weeks prior to the February meeting. Approval of the Bylaw changes will be placed on the consent calendar for that meeting.
Treasurer’s Report, Rosamond Blevins
Rosamond will update us on DWC-SD income and donations since our last meeting.
Covid Rant – UCSD Epidemiologist Vice President Dr. Becca Fielding Miller – Not that Kind of Doctor
Club Vice President Dr. Rebecca Fielding Miller, UCSD Assistant Adjunct Professor, Medicine, School of Health Sciences, an epidemiologist, who has been featured on NBC San Diego and Voice of San Diego, will address member concerns and questions on Covid related issues. More information on Dr Miller may be found here.
Remember to mail your ADEM ballot by Friday, January 22
Registration to request a ballot is now closed. Your Voter ID number must be filled out for your vote to be counted. You will find your Voter ID number in your voter registration confirmation email that was sent from NoReply@politicaldata.com.
Club Members Running for ADEMs
All Clubmembers who are running for ADEMS will have one minute to make their case to fellow Clubmembers. Please practice ahead of time, because one minute goes by very quickly.
2021 Book Club Meetups, organized by club member Geneviéve Jones-Wright. Register here.
- Saturday January 23, 2pm, and Saturday January 30, 2pm “Walking with the Wind,” by the late Comgressman, John Lewis.
- The book scheduled for February is “Caste,” by Isabel Wilkerson