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Notes from May 16th Meeting

Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego
General Meeting Minutes
Monday, May 16, 2022, via Zoom


6:30PM Club President Dr. LaWana Richmond called to order

Agenda – approved by voice vote (M: Ruth Rollins)

Welcome and Opening remarks – Dr. Richmond acknowledgments: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage, Foster Care, Mental Health and so much more…

Candidate Announcements
Patricia Dillard, candidate for La Mesa City Council
Ann Crosbie, speaking for Chris Duncan, candidate for California
Assembly, District 74
Michael Flemming, candidate for Superior Court Judge, Seat 35
Recognition of Elected Officials
Spencer Katz, update from Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer
spencerkatz@sdcounty.ca.gov


Doug Case, update from State Senate President Pro Tem, Toni Atkins

Codi Viera, update from City Councilmember Stephen Whitburn


Announcements
Angela de JosephWomen of Color Roar, Spring or Fall, 2022 – virtual
or in-person poll https://www.facebook.com/WomenofColorRoar/
Kathleen Harmon2022 Africa Unity Week – The World Conference of Mayors
LaWana RichmondAfrocon
Angela de Joseph – the impact of voter communication on elected
officials
Proposed Bylaw Changes – (M: Yvonne Elkin)
The bylaws currently read:
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP SECTION 3 – DUES
A. Dues are payable upon joining the Club and shall be renewed annually on that anniversary date. Members will be given a one (1) month grace period before their membership is considered lapsed.
B. Payment of dues shall not be obligatory to anyone for whom it
constitutes an economic hardship after due consideration and approval by the Executive Board.

C. Dues shall be reviewed, annually, at the October meeting of the
Executive Board. Any changes recommended will be voted on at the October General Membership Meeting.

If approved by the membership the new bylaws will read:
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP SECTION 3 – DUES
A. Dues are payable upon joining the Club and then annually at the
beginning of every club calendar year thereafter and no later than January 31st. Memberships paid at or after the October meeting will remain valid through the following calendar year.
2. Payment of dues shall not be obligatory to anyone for whom it
constitutes an economic hardship after due consideration and approval by the Executive Board.
3. Dues shall be reviewed, annually, at the September meeting of the
Executive Board. Any changes recommended will be voted on at the October General Membership Meeting.

Vote called by Dr. Richmond. Motion passes with 19 in favor.

Program – Self Care in Stressful Times: Faatima Harley, Certified Yoga Instructor, Chocolate Yoga Destinations Mindfulness exercise – guided meditation and sound bath.

Officer Reports
Interim Treasurer, Yvonne Elkin
– $4,328.42 on account.
Yvonne Elkin reporting for Interim Membership Director, Sarah Davis – 128 current members.
Communications Director, Ann Crosbie – Learning DWC communication operations.
President, Dr. LaWana Richmond – Programing ideas, A committee needed. Please reach out if you would like to assist.

New Business
Yvonne Elkin makes a motion to donate $1,000 to support WOC Roar.
Motion passes with 19 in favor.

Additional Announcements
Dave Myers, endorsed candidate for Sheriff – NAACP Forum, May 19, 6pm
Nadia Kean- Ayub Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board Meetings are scheduled on the Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Ilka Weston, speaking for Kylie Taitano, qualified candidate for Congressional District 50
Rob Howard, comments on the horrific murders in Buffalo, NY
Kathleen Harmon, additional comments on killings. Plea for support.

Adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Our next regular meeting is Monday, June 20, 2022
Zoom Opens at 6:00pm for Check-In and Credentialing and is Called to Order at 6:30PM. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcod-mtqjwqG9YxBoky6Ma9E8-i58tKLp-O