La Jolla Democratic Club Newsletter
February 2018


City Councilwoman Barbara Bry

The LJDC Monthly Meeting
Sunday, February 11, 2018 
2 – 4:30 pm

Our District 1 City Councilwoman Barbara Bry who has just been voted to be the City Council President Pro-tempore, which means she is second in command on the San Diego City Council.
A former reporter for the Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times, Barbara is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania.
Barbara will speak on the issues surrounding the development of the City’s Qualcomm Stadium Property. San Diego State has a plan and Soccer City developers have a plan.

Community Room @ AMC La Jolla 12 Theater
8657 Villa La Jolla Drive
San Diego, CA 92037


Sunday, February 4, 2017 – Climate March and Rally –  1pm at the Federal Building – 880 Front Street San Diego, CA 92101 More Info or call Derek Casady, 858-457-0246

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – Annual Zero Waste Symposium at the County of San Diego Campus Center Hearing Room. Governor Jerry Brown, Dr. Ramanathan to Speak.  More Info

Sunday, February 11, 2018 – LJDC Monthly Meeting – Community Room @ AMC La Jolla 12 Theater – 2 – 4:30 pm

Sunday, February 18, 2018 – Meet and Greet/Orientation for New Members
All members and interested parties are welcome to a Pot-luck Brunch.
WHEN: February 18, 11:30 – 1pm
WHERE: White Sands Community Room, 7450 Olivetas Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 (those who RSVP will get details on directions and parking)
AGENDA: A great breakfast, an opportunity to get acquainted with the La Jolla Democratic Club and other members, learn about club goals from President Derek Casady, and hear about San Diego City Council issues from District One representative, Barbara Bry.
Questions or to RSVP contact Carolyn Shadle or Rita-Lim Wilby

Saturday, February 21, 2018 – Voters Registration – 10am, 3rd Ave and B Street In Plaza near Civic Theater, 1200 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 More Info

February 23 – 25, 2018 – 2018 California Democrats State Convention – San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 More Info

Saturday, April 7, 2018 – Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt Dinner –  at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 5:30 pm – 9 pm – Get your reservation in for the San Diego County Democratic Party’s annual Roosevelt Dinner. Tickets for the dinner are $115. The club will subsidize $50 per ticket for up to 20 La Jolla Democratic Club members in good standing. Contact Nancy Casady (858)447-0246 for reservations.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 – Camp Congress for Girls San Diego – 8 am – 5 pm – 421 West B Street San Diego, CA 92101 More Info

Sunday, April 8, 2018 – Monday, April 9, 2018 – ACLU of CA Conference & Lobby Day – Sacramento, California More Info

Tentative Date – Saturday, April 14, 2018 – March For Science San Diego

Volunteer Opportunities

– A Call for An Alternate Secretary to take the monthly meeting minutes. Someone who would be willing to fill in when the club Secretary Marylu Brandwein is unable to attend. Contact Derek Casady at

– The San Diego Democratic Party will be hosting this year’s State Party Convention in San Diego February 23, 24 and 25, 2018. This is a great opportunity to hear from most all candidates for state-wide office!  Opportunities to volunteer or observe are available.  Contact the local county Party at ( 858) 277-3367 for details. More Info

– A Call for Help With Voter Registration at the La Jolla Farmers Market.The club would like to man/woman a voter registration table at the La Jolla Farmers Market on Sunday mornings. Email Derek Casady at  or call 858-457-0246 for info.

Members Out And About

At The Women’s March

DemCruise 2019
– read Carolyn’s support of this cruise – See More


This Month’s Book Recommendation

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (December 5, 2017)
From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America’s Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day. See More

Did you miss the January meeting?

The La Jolla Democratic Club hosted a Candidate’s Forum for the four Democratic candidates running in the 4th district for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The candidates were Nathan Fletcher, Omar Passons and Lori Saldana.

We also heard from: Tommy Hough for CityCouncil, District 6, Tasha Boerner Horvath For State Assembly, Matt Valenti, Candidate for CityCouncil, District 6,  Brandon McDonald, Lead Organizer of Western Service Workers,  Michael McQuary, Candidate for reelection on the San Diego Unified Board of Education and Matt Brower, Candidate for Superior Court Judge.


Help the Cause – Member suggested ways to advance our work – More Ideas
Resources 2017 – See Page
Issues and Organizations – See Page
To contact the SD Democratic Party.
To submit an event to the SD Democratic Party Calendar for inclusion.

It’s Time to Renew Your La Jolla Democratic Club Membership for 2018.
The LJDC membership year runs from January-December.  Please use the Membership Form to renew. 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.