La Jolla Democratic Club Newsletter
The LJDC Monthly Meeting
Sunday, September 10, 2017
2 – 4:30 pm
Community Room @ AMC La Jolla 12 Theater
8657 Villa La Jolla Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
Mark Hughes will present a lecture on clean energy titled Power to the People.
Mark Hughes is an engineer who spent 30+ years in the power generation industry. Part of that career was spent in the private, competitive part of the industry – which includes Solar Turbines here in San Diego – and part was spent working for two investor-owned utilities. Those were Kansas City Power and Light, and The Southern Company. Most of his career was spent in coal-fired power plants, so the fact that he is a climate activist, has solar panels on his home and drives an electric car represents a bit of a U-turn in his life. He retired five years ago and now devotes much of his time to activities designed to preserve the environment we’ve all known, so that future generations can enjoy life as we have.
Anne Marie Oldham will share with us Al Gore’s new 10-minute slideshow presentation called Truth In 10.
Anne Marie has a law degree and undergraduate degree in biological sciences with an emphasis on environmental science. She will share with us Al Gore’s new “Truth in 10” presentation within a 10-minute time frame to help us share the message with those who will listen for only 10 minutes.
TO BE DISCUSSED: White Supremacy
Mary Lu Brandwein will prelude our discussion on “White Supremacy/Privilege: Statues vs. Statutes” with a presentation on a Shakuhachi, a small Japanese flute. See website
Carolyn Shadle will facilitate the discussion.
Mary Lu Brandwein
Mary Lu was born in St. Paul, Minnesota…At age 21 went to Mexico and lived in Southern Mexico for more than 15 years, where she married and raised three sons. She was actively involved with the peasants in the rural areas where she was instrumental in solving problems, such as the lack of water and basic health issues.
Since her return to the United States she has worked in a variety of positions. Currently she continues her study of the shakuhachi, Japanese music, and meditation.
Mary Lu aspires to make meaningful contributions to society by integrating her past experiences with her interests in music, art, and Eastern philosophy.
Thursdays – 3:30 to 5:30pm – San Diego Veterans for Peace will banner over I-15 and Carroll Canyon Rd. All are welcome to join the effort to end the air show at Miramar, which is seen as a glorification of war. More
Sunday, October 8, 2017 – LJDC Monthly Meeting – 2 – 4:30 pm Community Room @ AMC La Jolla 12 Theater 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, CA 92037 Map
Monday, October 9, 2017 – RISE Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon – 11:30 am More Info
Sunday, November 12, 2017- LJDC Monthly Meeting – 2 – 4:30 pm Community Room @ AMC La Jolla 12 Theater 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, CA 92037 Map
Derek Casady reports on a future opportunity to create a club platform.
At the last meeting of the Council of Democratic Clubs it was suggested that clubs develop a platform for their club. This can be done any way the club chooses. After the Council has all the platform planks it will put them together in a questionnaire that will be given to candidates so we can learn their stands on the issues before we consider their endorsements. The Board has decided that the October 8th meeting will be used to initiating the process of developing a platform for the LJDC.
What Can We Do?
Volunteer to register voters at the downtown naturalization ceremony. September 20 2017, either 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM or 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM, at 3rd Avenue and B St. In Plaza near Civic Theater.
Resist and Persist Resources
Since the election of President Trump multiple resources have become available to help you Resist and Persist. See our LJDC Resources web page to help streamline your calling. Note, particularly, three new resources: www.DailyAction.org, www.5calls.org, and text 50409
Members Out and About
Members attending the Impeachment Rally in July.
You can send your check NOW by mail to:
LJDC, P.O. Box 288
La Jolla, CA 92038
or join online, click the JOIN button, submit the form and mail your check.The dues are: $25 for individuals, $35 for household, $50 Sustain, and $100 Patron, $5 student.