Clairemont Democratic Club

America's Finest Democrats. In the Heart of San Diego!


Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, March 9

Hi Clairemont Democrats!

Again, friendly reminder about renewing your club memberships! Not everyone has renewed as of yet, so we are wanting to make sure we can encourage as many of you to renew as possible.

Join or renew your membership here.

Join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, March 9th for our next Clairemont Democratic Club meeting! As noticed at our last meeting, we will be conducting executive board elections for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Also, we will consider an action item to oppose the recall attempts of our Democratic elected officials Governor Gavin Newsom, Council President Jen Campbell, and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher.

Please register for our next meeting here.

If you’re brand new, then join our welcoming community of Clairemont Democrats!


Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, February 9

Hi Clairemont Democrats!

Friendly reminder about renewing your club memberships! Not everyone has renewed as of yet, so we are wanting to make sure we can encourage as many of you to renew as possible.

Join or renew your membership here.

Join us Tuesday, February 9th for our next Clairemont Democratic Club meeting! We are excited to welcome our Assemblymember Brian Maienschein as our guest speaker.

Please register for our next meeting here.

If you’re brand new, then join our welcoming community of Clairemont Democrats!


First Club Meeting of 2021! Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 12!

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

We are looking forward to ending 2020, and want to wish all of you a very safe and celebratory Happy New Year!

Our first club meeting of 2021 will be held on Tuesday, January 12th at 7:00pm via Zoom, and we are excited to welcome our County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher as a guest speaker. Supervisor Fletcher will provide a legislative update and address our region’s ongoing fight to battle COVID-19.

Please register for our next club meeting here.

Also, we want to give a shout out to our club’s past president Stephen Groce who was elected to the FBI Citizens Academy Board of Directors. Congratulations Steph!

Let’s all move forward with the hope and optimism that 2021 and a fresh start can bring to all of us!


Clairemont Dems Holiday Hangout: Tuesday, December 8

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday last week — and now that we are getting into December, we’re about ready to wrap up this year!

Join us next Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00pm for a Clairemont Dems Holiday Hangout on Zoom.

No formal agenda, although our newly-elected school board member Sabrina Bazzo would like to stop by and speak with us. Hopefully, I’ll figure out how to best play copyright free holiday tunes in the background. Absent a traditional holiday party, this is the best we can do, but we’ll make the best of it!

Please register at this Zoom link

Next month, we’ll hear from Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, likely about the county’s up-to-date status in battling COVID-19, as well as legislative priorities now that Democrats have flipped the majority on the Board of Supervisors.

Unfortunately with coronavirus cases continuing to rise throughout the holidays, please be safe and take care of the people around you! We’ll get through this together.

See y’all next Tuesday!


Club Meeting: Tuesday, November 10

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

Reminder about our monthly club meeting set for next Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00pm over Zoom.

Please register for the Zoom meeting here.

This will be our first club meeting post-Election. We are still working on scheduling speakers and/or presentation on the results from the election. We’ll update this with more information this weekend.

See y’all on Tuesday!


Club Meeting: Tuesday, October 13

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

Hi everyone!

We want to invite you to our last Clairemont Dems meeting before the election. Save the date — we’ll be meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00pm.

Please register for the Zoom meeting here.

Our two featured speakers will be our San Diego Democratic Party Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy who will give us an update on our local Democratic Party’s efforts to elect Democrats across the county, and we’ll hear from San Diego County Biden Organizer Cynara Velazquez Kidwell who will give our club members information on how to best help elect Joe Biden.


Special Club Meeting: Wednesday, September 23

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

We want to invite you to a special club meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00pm. Save the date!

Please register for the Zoom meeting here.

Although we just endorsed Tim Nader for Superior Court Judge, he wasn’t able to make it to our meeting due to a scheduling conflict. However, he’s promised to stop by this special meeting and let us know more about his campaign.

Also, as noticed at last night’s meeting, our club has traditionally made endorsement recommendations on those races that will appear on our ballots specifically in Clairemont. There are two such races that we have yet made endorsement recommendations in: San Diego Mayor and San Diego Unified School Board District A.

We have heard from, and asked questions to, both Democratic mayoral candidates so all we will need to do is vote on an endorsement recommendation. For San Diego Mayor, our endorsement consideration will include both candidates and No Endorsement as an option.

For San Diego Unified District A, Sabrina Bazzo is the only Democratic candidate left running, and her opponent is endorsed by Trump’s Republican Party. We’ve invited Sabrina to speak to us about her campaign and answer questions from our club, but our endorsement consideration for this will be an up-or-down vote since she’s our only Democratic candidate left.

These two races should conclude our club’s endorsement considerations for the year, so all that will be left for us to do is GET OUT THE VOTE for our Democratic ticket!


Thank You Note

Hi everyone!

Thank you to all our Clairemont Democratic Club members who made it onto Zoom last night for our meeting. I want to thank you again for allowing me the opportunity to step in and lead this organization for the next couple months, and congratulations to our new IT Coordinator Indroneal Banerjee on his election as well.

I want to give a heartfelt thanks to our outgoing President Steph Groce.

We all know how difficult the last couple of months have been. This election cycle has been the wildest, nuttiest, most bizarre carnivals of entropy I’ve seen in my (relatively young) 34 years. Steph has been there for us during some exciting times and not-so-exciting times, and we owe him a great deal of gratitude for his service to our club and our democratic efforts. I can’t put into words how much admiration I have for him — admiration that goes back years to our days leading our local Clairemont Town Council.

Steph’s leadership over the last three years culminated in two critical election victories for both Nathan Fletcher and our own Dr. Jen Campbell, and my optimistic hope is that sometime down the road, when things are less crazy and less busy, that he’s able to return even more successful and triumphant to help us continue our collective fight for our democratic values.

Again, thank you so much Steph — and please let us know if you need anything!

Moving forward, as I mentioned, these are strange times that we live in.

The one possible bright spot in all this is that that we are largely able to operate and conduct our club meetings on Zoom from the comfort of our homes. The physical setup of these Democratic meetings are made all the more the easy — but at some point, I would (hopefully) expect that within the next six months we’ll be back to some relative normalcy. Perhaps, we’ll all be able to meet once again at Elijah’s when it’s safe and approved to do so, and who knows what that looks like with any expected physical distancing requirements that would be recommended.

That being said, it is my expectation to help lead this club in the interim. As some of you know, I am also the Club President of San Diego Democrats for Equality which commands a lot of my attention, but I definitely want to ensure that our Clairemont Democratic Club is strong as we work on electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November, defeat Trump, and close out this nutso year.

Last weekend, our executive board had some great discussions about what we need to do to get through this Presidential Election, some planning on future meetings and topics, looking at maybe some clean-up language in our bylaws, and doing some promotion and outreach on increasing our club’s membership. All positive things, which I’m sure we will ask everyone for your help on.

Of course, I would like to make sure that we continue to be active in our greater Clairemont community as well. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that there are openings on the Clairemont Town Council board, and those elections are coming up soon. If you would like more information on that, please reach out to Town Council President Eden Yaege at president@clairemontonline.com.

I am excited for all the amazing possibilities that we can achieve together in these next couple of months. Let’s win these elections for the sake of our democracy!

Ryan Trabuco
Club President
Clairemont Democratic Club

 


Club Meeting via Zoom: Tuesday, September 8

Hello, Clairemont Democrats!

Join us for our next club meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00pm.

Please register for the Zoom meeting here!

We hope to have the meeting open at 6:30pm so we can start credentialing club members as you enter the meeting.

Tentative Agenda:
– Election of new Club President
– Possible election of new Club IT Coordinator
– Endorsement consideration of Tim Nader for Superior Court Judge
– Endorsement consideration of state and local ballot measures

If you have not joined or renewed for 2020, it’s time to renew your membership!

If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:

Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117