Current meetings are held over Zoom.
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Next Meeting: Saturday, May 1, Zoom meeting 12:30-2:30 pm
Future Meeting Dates:
In-person meetings, when restarted, will normally be held at the Carlsbad Dove library, Gowland Room from 12:30 to 2:30pm.
Minutes of past meetings:
April 3rd, 2021
March 6th, 2021
A virtual meeting of the Encinitas and North Coast Democratic Club (the “Club”) was held on March 6, 2021 via Zoom. The meeting commenced at 12:37 pm with the call to order by Narima Lopes, President, who determined that all participants could hear each other and greeted those present. The following items of business were then presented and discussed at the meeting.
Karen McLachlan, Co-Chair of the Club’s Political Action Committee, spoke about the results of the survey sent to Club members regarding the direction the Club should take in 2021. Karen reported that the survey was sent to 135 recipients, and that 47 responses were received. The overall feedback was positive, with most respondents satisfied with the Club’s focus on issues-based speaker topics. There was also high interest in hearing regularly from local elected officials as well as having opportunities to influence local lawmakers. As a result, the Board will make it a priority to invite local officials to speak at every meeting. In terms of political activities, members are most interested in writing postcards and participating at community events such as registering voters at local street fairs.
Nancy Hardwick, a member of the Club’s PAC, spoke regarding a new project for Flip the West, sending postcards to voters in District 50 encouraging them to vote Darryl Issa out of office.
Narima Lopes introduced Terra Lawson-Remer, District 3 County Supervisor, who spoke about the vaccination roll-out and the victory to implement no-cost communications for our incarcerated community members, and Teresa Acosta, Carlsbad City Council Member, who said that she welcomed emails and chats on city issues and informed attendees of her availability once a week (Thursdays) to take calls. Beryl Lewis also spoke briefly about Priya Bhat-Patel, Carlsbad City Council Member, and when she expects to return to work following the birth of her baby.
Bob Muth introduced Patricia Sinay, Commissioner on the California Redistricting Commission, who spoke regarding “We Draw the Lines-Redistricting Overview”. Following her presentation, there was a question-and-answer session.
Narima Lopes introduced Hope Nelson, who gave and update about the expansion of Palomar Airport lawsuit.
Nasrin Weigley, Chair of the Club’s Membership Committee, asked those who have not yet renewed their memberships to do so as soon as possible.
Narima Lopes announced that the Zoom meetings of Lunch and Lobby Monday, the subject of which will be prevention of gun violence, and the event by the San Diego County party, “Dems Got Talent” virtual fundraiser coming up on March 20th.
Following the conclusion of business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:07 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Deborah R. Cravets, Secretary
February 6th, 2021
A virtual meeting of the Encinitas and North Coast Democratic Club (the “Club”) was held on February 6, 2021 via Zoom. The meeting commenced at 12:32 pm with the call to order by Narima Lopes, President, who determined that all participants could hear each other and greeted those present. The following items of business were then presented and discussed at the meeting.
Nasrin Weigley, the Club Membership Chair, reminded the Club members to renew their memberships, and invited others to join the Club.
Nancy Hardwick, a member of the Club’s Political Action Committee (the “PAC”), spoke about the recent ADEM election. She also asked members to call their senators to tell them that they support President Biden’s programs, including the “Rescue America Plan”. Nancy also spoke about the initiative to get rid of traitors on Flip the West.com.
Kim Piker reminded those present about the raffle for the book, “A Promised Land” by President Barak Obama, the drawing for which would be held later in the meeting.
Beryl Lewis spoke on behalf of the candidacy of Priya Bhat-Patel, who is running for State Senate District 36.
Catherine Blakespear spoke on behalf of her candidacy for State Senate District 36.
Narima Lopes spoke regarding the survey, which had been sent to Club members regarding the Club focus in 2021.
Ed McFadd announced that Jodie Hubbard, Encinitas City Council member, has resigned, so a new city council member will be appointed. Anyone wishing to be considered as a candidate for appointment should contact the Encinitas City Council for an application.
Rob Howard from the North County NAACP announced that there would be a meeting of the organization’s Youth Council on February 20, 2021 at 11:00 am.
Congressman Mike Levin spoke regarding recent events in Washington DC and what Congress hopes to accomplish in the near future.
Bob Muth introduced Dr. Thad Kousser, Chair of the Political Sciences Department at UCSD, who spoke regarding how the 2020 elections will shape state and local policy for 2021. Following his presentation, there was a question-and-answer session.
The raffle for President Obama’s book was held and won by Rob Howard, and raised $100 in donations to the Club.
Following the conclusion of business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:15 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Deborah R. Cravets, Secretary
No meeting was held in January.
See Archive for earlier meeting minutes.