Dean Calbreath is Our Guest Speaker for Wed. Dec. 3rd Meetup ~ TOMORROW!
His claim to fame and his Pulitzer Came from his Book e Wrong Stuff: The Extraordinary Tale of Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the Most Corrupt Congressman Ever Caught.
He is a weekly Financial Columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune.
He will be speaking about our ECONOMY: Arnold's Budget, Sander's Budget and the Big National Economic Crisis!!!!!
*PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA! HOPE WON!*** YES WE DID!
JANUARY 20th CAN NOT COME FAST ENOUGH!
THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL YOUR TIME & TALENT & HARD WORK & EFFORTS ~ FOR OH, SO MANY YEARS!
CHEERS, Carol Changus, Organizer
"AGENDA"December 3, 2008 MEETUP!Moderator: Carl Manaster, "Our Impeachment Guy"I. Announcements:A.. Events - Details Below and www.sddemocrats.org - Calendar of Events.
1. Thursday, December 4th, 7:30 am.Voices for Justice Benefit Breakfast of the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County. 2.. Wednesday, December 10th, 7:00 pm.The Highest Aspiration on the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 3. ***** Thursday, December 11th, 5:30-7:30 pm,San Diego County Democratic Party's Holiday Reception***** 4. Sunday, December 14th, Noon, Holiday Luncheon with Senator Barbara Boxer In Rancho Santa Fe. Guest $250, Host $1,000, Chair $4,600.YIKES!5.. Wednesday, January 7th, 7:00 - 8:45 pm (social 6:00 pm). San Diego Democracy for America Meetup #23. Guest Speaker: Jess Durfee, Chair, SDCDP6. ***** Saturday January 10th, 6:30 -- 10:30 pm. SD County Democratic Party's Blue Skies Over San Diego Pre-Inauguration Day Celebration and Dinner.*****7.******* Tuesday, January 20th, noon (9:00 am PST).****** Presidential Inauguration Ceremony*******PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
B. Sunlink Protests & Dates of Consequence Martha Sullivan
II. Intro of new members. Information and Member Remarks on events & etc.
*III. Guest Speaker: DEAN CALBREATH, Business Reporter, Weekly, Financial Columnist San Diego Union Tribune. He will be speaking about our ECONOMY: Arnold's Budget, Sander's Budget and the Big National Economic Crisis!!!!!
His claim to fame and his Pulitzer came from his Book, "THE WRONG STUFF" Wrong Stuff: The Extraordinary Tale of Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the Most Corrupt Congressman Ever Caught. This is his minor topic.
IV. Round Robin MOST ELECTION RESULTS:
A Local Office Winners : SHERRI LIGHTNER, District 1, San Diego City Council*
TODD GLORIA< District 3, San DIego City Council *MARTI EMERALD, District 7, San Diego City Council*
* MARTY BLOCK, 78 District, California State Assembly * PAMELA BENSOUSSAN, Chula Vista City Council *JOHN LEE EVANS, San Diego School Broad, * RICHARD BARRERA, San Diego School Board* GEORGE GASTIL, Lemon Grove Councilmember
B. RE-ELect Officials: *BOB FILNER, 51 District Congress & Chair of Veteran Affairs Committee * SUSAN DAVIS, 53 District Congress * CHRISTINE KEHOE, California State Senator * * DENISE DUCHENY, California State Senator * LORI SALDANA, 76 District, California State Assembly * SHIELA JACKSON, San Diego School Board
CALENDAR OF EVENTS ~ DECEMBER 2008
December 4th, 7:30 am. Voices for Justice Benefit Breakfast of the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County. Thursday, This event will honor Steve Cushman, Quynh Nguyen, The ICWJ Executive Committee Members, as well as workers from our 2008 campaigns. $40 per person. At the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, 1441 Quivira Road, San Diego 92109. The San Diego County Democratic Party will have a table. Please contact Cortney at[masked] or [address removed] to reserve your seat. Note: This will be on a first come (payment received), first served basis.
Monday, December 8th, 10:00 am.Inauguration Ceremony for Mayor Jerry Sanders, Councilmember-elect Sherri S. Lightner, Councilmember-elect Todd Gloria, Councilmember-elect Carl DeMaio, and Councilmember-elect Marti Emerald. In Golden Hall, 202 ?C? Street. Reception immediately following in the Golden Hall Lobby of the San Diego Concourse
Wednesday, December 10th, 7:00 pm.The Highest Aspiration: Looking Ahead on the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Voices of Women, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and other human rights groups present a reenactment of the day when Eleanor Roosevelt signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights before the UN General Assembly. Rosina Reynolds will bring Eleanor Roosevelt to life. She will be followed by a panel discussion that will examine how far human rights have come in the past 60 years, and what the future holds for their fuller implementation globally. At the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Peace & Justice Theatre, 5998 Alcal? Park, on the USD campus. RSVP by Wednesday, November 26 to http://peace.sandiego.edu
Thursday, December 11th, 5:30-7:30pm San Diego County Democratic Party's Holiday Reception. Guest of honor: Alice Germond, Secretary of the Democratic National Committee. Your $35 ticket will include light hors d'oeuvres, a no-host bar, and a chance to party with the County Party's leaders, volunteers, candidates, and friends! At the Grand Central Cafe, 500 W. Broadway, Downtown San Diego (92101). To RSVP call (858) 277-3367. More info: [address removed].
Thursday, December 11th, 7:00pm. Stonewall Young Democrats 2008 Winter Party. Hosts: Assemblymember-Elect Marty Block, San Diego City Councilmembers-Elect Todd Gloria and Sherri Lightner, Chula Vista City Councilmember-Elect Pamela Bensoussan, and Lemon Grove Councilmember-Elect George Gastil. Suggested Donation: $20.00 Bring your favorite holiday beverage, appetizer, or dessert. At the home of Benny Cartwright, 3735 Herman Ave, 92104.
Saturday, December 13th, 1:00 - 3:00 pmSan Diego Democratic Womens Club (SDDWC) Holiday Party. All are welcome. RSVP required. 4537 Alamo Drive, San Diego 92115. Info: Pat Washington (619)[masked] or [address removed].
Sunday, December 14th, Noon. Uptown Democrats Holiday Party. A potluck dinner with the club providing main dishes (ham, turkey and beef stew), soft drinks, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing, disposable napkins, utensils, plates and cups. Suggested donation of $10/person or $5 if you bring a side dish to share. At the home of Howard Wayne and Mary Lundstrom, 1445 Elevation Road, San Diego. Info: Alan Bennett at [address removed]
Sunday, December 14th, Noon. Holiday Luncheon with Senator Barbara Boxer In Rancho Santa Fe. . At the home of Carol and Martin Wilson. Guest $250, Host $1,000, Chair $4,600. For an invitation & To RSVP call (858) 277-3367. More info: [address removed].JANUARY 2009
Wednesday, January 7th, 7:00 - 8:45 pm (social 6:00 pm). San Diego Democracy for America Meetup #23. Speaker: Jess Durfee, Our Chair, San Diego County Democratic Party. Jess Durfee will discuss the Party's plans for 2009. Where do we go from here...? In the meeting room of Giovanni's Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 92123 (Corner of Ruffin Rd. and Clairemont Mesa Blvd.). Info: Carol Changus (858)[masked] or [address removed].
Sat/Sun, January 10/11 Assembly District Reorganization Caucuses.. Election of CDP E-board Rep., DSCC members. Time and locations TBA. To RSVP call (858) 277-3367. More info: [address removed].
Saturday, January 10th, 10:30am. Escondido Democratic Club meeting. County Democratic Party chair, Jess Durfee will discuss the Party's plans for 2009; Francine Busby, the Party's North County coordinator, will focus on the 50th Congressional District -- where do we go from here? At the Escondido Library. Info: Rick Moore at [address removed].
Saturday January 10th, 6:30 -- 10:30 pm., San Diego County Democratic Party's "Blue Skies Over San Diego "
Pre-Inauguration Day Celebration and Dinner. . $85 per person ($100 after Jan 1st) includes a Fiesta Buffet Dinner, Music, Dancing, Program, Parking and more. Cocktail attire is suggested. At the Mission Ballroom at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info: [address removed]. To RSVP call (858) 277-3367. More info: [address removed].
Tuesday, January 13th, 7:00 pm., San Diego Democratic Central Committee Meeting. (Election of officers, CDP E-board Reps, DSCC members). To RSVP call (858) 277-3367. More info: [address removed].
***Tuesday, January 20th, noon (9:00 am PST) Presidential Inauguration Ceremony. PRESIDENT OBAMA!***
Wednesday, January 21st, 6:30 social, 7:00pm. Rancho North Coast Democratic Club Meeting. Election of Officers. At the Clubhouse, Encinitas Terrace Senior Apts., 454 Requeza St., Encinitas, 92024.
Thursday, January 22nd., Celebrate Roe v Wade. Guest speaker: Dr. Edelin who was prosecuted for "manslaughter" in 1974 after performing a late term abortion. At the Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Circle North. The price is $60 in advance/ $70 if postmarked after January 17th. Mail your check payable to CRC to Coalition for Reproductive Choice, 3955 Falcon St. San Diego, 92103
Saturday, January 31st. In Vista, North County Forum's Letters to the Editor Awards Night plus a celebration of the Inauguration of a new president, and the end of an error. . RSVP required. Info: http://www.northcountyforum.org/