Events News

Notes from November Meeting – Our Heroines and Champions

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 Via Zoom

6:32PM Club President Susan Peinado called meeting to order

 Approval of Agenda (M: Alyce Pipkin-Allen)


Club Officers – President Susan Peinado, VP Dr Rebecca Fielding-Miller, VP Ramla Sahid, Secretary Cathie Hyatt and Treasurer Rosamond Blevins

Recognition of visiting Electeds or their representatives, representatives from other affiliated organizations

  • Doug Case Representing State Senate President Pro Tem – Toni Atkins – Election results
  • Tiffany Boyd- Hodgson elected to Vallecitos Water Board
  • Jose Rodriguez elected to National City Council
  • Rob Howard – Former Candidate for Oceanside Mayor
  • Liz Lavertu – Former Candidate for State Assembly
  • Dr. Lawana Richmond – Former Candidate for SDU School Board
  • Samm Hurst – Candidate for Santee City Council

Current Candidates

  • Evlyn Andrade – Candidate for East Area Vice Chair of the SDCDP
  • Shane Parmely – Candidate for ADEM


Updates on 2021 Assembly District Elections by Region 20 District Director Michelle Krug

  • Candidates can apply Nov 15 – Dec 15
  • Must have been a registered Dem on Nov 3
  • Details here

To vote, register for a Mail Ballot by Jan 11, 2021

All ballots must be received by Jan 27, 2021

Club Member Andrea St. Julian, Esq, immediate past President of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, co-chair of San Diegans for Justice on the implementation of Measure B, which DWC endorsed, which will establish an independent commission to oversee the San Diego Police Department.

Club Member Genevieve Jones-Wright on the San Diego City Council’s unanimous vote to approve an ordinance to govern all surveillance technologies in the city — action rooted in pushback after the city quietly installed cameras on 3,000 smart streetlights.

Motion to support DWC Eboard position endorsing Monica Montgomery Steppe for San Diego City Council President (M: Kate Bishop) 30 – 1 motion passed.

Covid Rant – UCSD Epidemiologist Vice President Dr. Becca Fielding Miller – Not that Kind of Doctor 

Reports as Treasurer and DWC Eboard Nominating Chair Rosamond Blevins 

Dr. LaWana Richmond and Dr. Becca Fielding Miller expressed interest in running for DWC President in January 2021

New Business

Clubmember Shane Parmely made a motion that DWC take a formal support position asking City Council and the County Board of Supervisors to fill our COVID hotel rooms to a 90% occupancy rate with homeless families and people with disabilities by December 15, 2020.

Motion passed unanimously.


Michelle Krug – redistricting in 2021, putting this on our radar

Rob Howard – Saturday food distribution on Saturday, November 21 from 8-10am. Drive thru only. Flyer forthcoming 

Ellen Nash – Thank you to DWC for donation to BAPAC/Generation Justice Get Out the Vote Drive

Kate Bishop – Thank you to DWC for donation 

Ruth Rollins – What is the possibility of State Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins being selected for Senate – all up to the Governor

Our next meeting is Monday December 21, 6:30 Zoom PARTY 

We’ll be inviting all female candidates – successful or not – to come celebrate with us and talk about their experiences as candidates. We are grateful to all of you for stepping up to run!

Video of the meeting is on our YouTube channel here.

Transcript of the meeting is here.

Notes by Cathie Hyatt, Secretary

Photo by Miguel Bruna on Unsplash


Notes from Feb 19 Meeting – Endorsements and Actions

Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County February 19, 2018 Meeting at Elijah’s Restaurant.

President Susan Peinado opened the meeting at 7pm. The agenda was approved with a unanimous voice vote.

Guests and Candidates (not seeking endorsement tonight):

  • Tommy Hough – candidate for SD City Council District 6
  • Doug Case – representing State Senator Toni Atkins
  • Matt Brower – candidate for Superior Court Judge
  • Kevin Beiser – candidate for School Board
  • Matt Valenti – candidate for SD City Council District 6
  • Sean Elo – candidate for SD Community College Board
  • Leticia Cazares – candidate for Southwestern Community College Board
  • Rafael Perez – candidate for SD Community College Board
  • Mary Anne Viney – candidate for Carlsbad City Council District 1
  • James Elia – candidate for State Assembly District 71
  • Fayaz Nawabi – candidate for SD City Council District 6
  • Judy Key – animal cruelty petition
  • Michelle Krug – various petitions and announcements

President’s Report – Robert’s Rules overview with handout.

President provided Treasurer’s Report – as Rosamond Blevins was still busy checking members in to the meeting.

Announcement that the County Party’s Making a Difference Award is to be presented to our External VP, Ramla Sahid at the upcoming Roosevelt Dinner (April 7, 2018).

The membership unanimously approved $500 for a subsidized DWC table for the Roosevelt Dinner, for those members who can’t afford the full $115 ticket (first 10 applicants will get the ticket for only $65).

Certificate of Appreciation from Lemon Grove Mayor, Racquel Vasquez acknowledging DWC sponsorship of ROAR Breakfast.

Report – Angela de Joseph, Women of Color ROAR Breakfast recap and thanks. Announced March for Black Women San Diego to be held on March 10, 2018.

Announcement that the County Party’s Volunteer of the Year Award is to be presented to clubmember Michelle Krug at the upcoming Roosevelt Dinner (April 7, 2018).

Run by Dr. Doreen Mattingly – candidates must get 60% of the vote to be endorsed.

San Diego City Council District 8

  • Antonio Martinez
  • Vivian Moreno – Endorsed

San Diego City Council District 4

  • Myrtle Cole
  • Monica Montgomery – Endorsed

San Diego City Council District 2 – All candidates rated acceptable

  • Jordan Beane
  • Jennifer Campbell
  • Bryan Pease

US Congressional District 49

  • Doug Applegate
  • Sara Jacobs
  • Mike Levin – Proxy, Chrissy Levin (spouse)
  • Christina Prejean

Applegate, Jacobs, Prejean rated acceptable. Levin not recommended.

Additional Candidate comments:

  • Ammar Campa Najjar – Candidate for US Congressional District 50

The membership unanimously approved:

  • New Associate Member, North Area Representative: Brett Fisher
  • New Associate Member, South Area Representative: Lilianna Barba

Meeting adjourned at 10pm.

Notes: Cathie Hyatt, Secretary
Photos: John Loughlin

Events News

Notes from Nov 27 Meeting – Endorsements and Actions

7:00pm Meeting called to order and President’s welcome
7:02pm Approval of agenda
7:05pm Candidates
  • Tasha Borener Hoverath, Assembly District 76
  • Brian Pease, City Council District 2
  • Matt Valenti, City Council District 6
  • Tommy Hough, City Council District 6
  • Sara Jacobs, Congressional District 49
  • Monica Montgomery, City Council District 4
  • Michelle Castle-Gomez, Assembly District 76
  • James Elia, Assembly District 71
  • Fayaz Nawabi, City Council District 6
  • Lori Saldaña, County Board of Supervisors District 4
Candidate Representatives
  • Dominic Nguyen for Dave Myers, Sherriff
  • Codi Vierra for Doug Applegate, Congressional District 49
  • Melissa Padilla for Omar Passons, County Board of Supervisors District 4
7:28pm Angela de Joseph: Proposed joint project between Indivisible Watu and DWC

January 20th Women’s Breakfast to celebrate and encourage women candidates, particularly women of color and young women. Members vote unanimously to contribute $500 to the event.

7:36pm Emiliana Sparaco, SEIU 221 – update on actions to Flip the 49th
7:53pm Dr. Donna Arnold-Dudley, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Introduction and description of the private non-profit organization founded in 1913.

7:57pm Endorsements, Dr. Doreen Mattingly

77th Assembly District – Sunday Gover
Unanimously endorsed with a show of hands

50th Congressional District – Pete Beauregard, Josh Butner, Ammar Campa-Najjar
Movement to endorse passes with a unanimous voice vote
Movement to endorse with a written ballot passes with a unanimous voice vote
With > 60% of the votes, DWC endorses Ammar Campa-Najjar for 50th Congressional District

8:37pm Officer reports

Tell Ruth Rollins if you are interested in running for office with the DWC. We’re looking for a Treasurer and possible Secretary. We’ll be adding a second Vice President position so there will be an internal and external VP.
Adding a second VP will require a bylaw change. Stay tuned.


We are solvent and doing well.


Holiday party on December 16th. Committee volunteers – Michelle Johnson, Alyce Pepkin Allen, John Loughlin, Susan Peinado
Male ally workshop committee volunteers – Samm Hurst & Michelle Johnson

8:48pm Announcements
9:00pm Meeting Adjourns
Officers Present:
  • Susan Peinado, President
  • Christa Wubbolding, Treasurer
  • Rebecca Fielding-Miller, Secretary

Notes: Rebecca Fielding-Miller
Photos: John Loughlin