Follow up: Council of Clubs March Meeting Summary & Action Items

#ShowUpForCharda, #StopAsianHate & #StopAAPI Hate, and more.

Next month’s Council of Clubs agenda coming soon.

Register for Council of Clubs Zoom Meetings

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet, smart phone, or regular phone.

If you have any problems please email

March 20th Meeting Review

Brief trainings on recurring Zoom meetings and registration, editing club events on Party Google calendar, and club planning/goals tracking.

Watch the full meeting on YouTube:

Friday, March 26th: #StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate Virtual Day of Action

Shared by Chih-Wu Chang:

March 26th is the anniversary of the Naturalization Act of 1790 being signed into law, which prohibited non-white people from becoming citizens of the United States. Over 200 years later, the Asian/AAPI community is still suffering from the effects of the racism our country was founded upon.

This Friday, March 26th, post a message in support of the AAPI community using these hashtags on social media.

For those in Carlsbad or willing to travel, there is also a march taking place:

When: TOMORROW, Sunday March 21st at 11 AM.
Where: Carlsbad sign to Cannon Park (30-40 minutes)
What: March and rally at Cannon Park with open mic, 3 guest speakers, open to the public
Notes: Wear comfortable tennis shoes, there will be a station before the march with snacks, water, and sign-making available.

For those in City Heights or willing to travel, there is a vigil taking place:

When: Tuesday, March 23rd from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: City Heights, outdoors in front of annex, 3795 Fairmount Ave
What: Interfaith prayer vigil for AAPI solidarity

TOMORROW: Sunday, March 21st: CDP Region 20 Meeting & CDP Officer Candidate Forum

Tentative Schedule:

  • 2:30pm: Zoom opens

  • 3:00pm: Land acknowledgment

  • 3:05pm - 3:30pm: Business

  • CDP Officer Forum

    • 3:30pm: Controller

    • 3:55pm: Secretary

    • 4:20pm: Other than Female Vice Chair

    • 4:45pm: Female Vice Chair

    • 5:10pm: Chair

Zoom registration link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

#ShowUpForCharda: Support Chardá Bell-Fontenot

Thank you to all who were able to attend today’s virtual rally in support.

Action Items:

1: You can sign this petition in-support of Charda (link:

2: Watch this video from the February School Board meeting so you can speak on this with accurate information. (link:

3: Leave public comment with the La Mesa – Spring Valley School Board for the upcoming April 6th meeting. When entering the topic, please use any of the following issues: Concerns from February 23rd meeting; Concerns you are disregarding your equity resolution; Concerns you are marking uninformed decisions; Black Lives Matter (link:

World Water Day March 22, 2021

Shared by Ehab Shehata:

Club Development Committee

In January, one member from each Area, and two At-Large members were elected to serve on the Club Development Committee.

Director of Clubs: Codi Vierra

  • University City Dems, UCHS Dems*, SD County Young Dems, Dems for Environmental Action, Dem Education Alliance*, Canyon Crest Academy* (Rob), Coronado High* (Anna)

Metro West Area: Indroneal Banerjee

  • Black Mountain, Clairemont, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, San Diego Downtown, Uptown, AAPI (MW), American Muslim (MW)

North Coastal Area: Rob Howard

  • Carmel Valley, DEMCCO, Vista, Encinitas & North Coast, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, Torrey Pines, Iranian-American (NC), Veterans Democratic Club, North County Young Dems*, Mission Vista High*, Canyon Crest Academy*

North Inland Area: Justin Domicello

  • 92127, Escondido Dems, Escondido Young Dems, Fallbrook, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, San Marcos, Valley Center, Hidden Valley — Escondido*

East Area: Kyra Greene

  • East County Dems, La Mesa-Foothills, Spring Valley/Lemon Grove, East County Young Dems*, Martin Luther King Jr. Dems, Dem Woman’s Club

South Area: Anna Webb

  • Chula Vista, Coronado Dems, Eastlake-Bonita, Imperial Beach, Oak Tree Dems, Coronado High*

At-Large: Katie Meyer

  • Blue Dream, Dems for Peace in the Middle East, Labor, Progressive, We The People, YIMBY, Dems for Equality

At-Large: Jehoan Espinoza (Young Dems)

  • Latina Dems, South Bay Young Dems, East County Young Dems*, UCSD, SDSU*, PLNU*, Mission Vista High*

Future Meeting Topics

What topics are you most interested in hearing about at future Council of Clubs meetings? Let us know!

Proposed Meeting Topics Form

Results (so far):

  • Member recruitment, retention, & tracking (14)

  • Club engagement & activities (13)

  • Recruiting students/young people (13)

  • Fundraising: asking for donations, sponsorships, grants, events (11)

  • CA Democratic Party structure (11)

  • Anti-bias training (11)

  • Voter outreach/Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team (10)

  • Endorsement meetings: why, Party rules, best practices (10)

  • Club bylaws, Robert’s Rules of Order, and minutes (10)

  • Club website (10)

  • Discussing/addressing Gavin Newsom recall (10)

LinkTree: Council of Clubs Links and Resources

Check out top links and resources at

LinkTree (, (as well as alternatives like, is a great way to put all of your important links in one place — like a website, but simpler.

It’s used frequently for social media, especially for Instagram which doesn’t allow links in posts. You can put your club website on your LinkTree/ as well as links to articles or other sources to make it easy for people looking at your posts to find the article/link you’re talking about.

Recurring Zoom Links for Club Meetings


The Club or Coalition shall meet individually at least once quarterly and for all endorsement votes and all meeting dates, times, and locations shall be provided to the SDCDP at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting for publication on the SDCDP website. A copy of the notice, agenda, and minutes for business meetings or endorsement meetings shall be supplied via email to the Director of Clubs and the SDCDP.

We’d like to encourage everyone to use a recurring Zoom meeting link for your club so we can add the link in the Party Calendar, which is easier than updating it once a month with a new link.

You can have a recurring meeting and still require registration (if desired), and either automatically or manually approve registrations. You can have them register for each meeting, or once for all meetings where they can use the same personal link every month.

You can still extract attendance records, as Zoom provides a report per meeting.

We used this method all of 2020 for the Council of Clubs and Club Development Committee meetings, and it has worked well. If you need help setting this up, please reach out for assistance.

Party Calendar

If you provided a Gmail address when re-chartering, you are able to edit your club’s meeting entries on the Party Calendar, on which the club is setup with a recurring meeting. You can edit just one occurrence, or the complete series. You can add details of the agenda to each meeting, or change the date and time as required. If you need help, please reach out for assistance.

And as a reminder, if you change your meeting date, time, or location (Zoom link), you must update the calendar item yourself, or email so SDCDP staff can do it.

If you don’t yet have access to edit your club’s Google calendar item, please email and provide the email address you want to use so SDCDP staff can assist you.

Volunteer and Support SDRRN Migrant Shelter


The San Diego Rapid Response Network Migrant Shelter is operating out of four hotel sites, which has been very challenging, and have been actively working with the State of California to condense operations into one hotel site. With the increased arrivals of migrants seeking asylum this month we have a larger number of shelter guests in our care. To increase our capacity and efficiently do our work across multiple locations, a competent and dependable volunteer team is essential. 

We need your help to recruit passionate individuals who understand the importance of our work together. Volunteers often become the heart of our work -- hopefully, you know someone who will see this as a rewarding way to Do Good. Please help us promote the following openings -- more information on all are at:   All positions will require adherence to our COVID-19 protocols for the safety of our clients, staff, and other volunteers. 

On-Call Airport/Greyhound Guide

Help families navigate the ins and outs of transportation by serving as a guide! Guides are responsible for picking up families from their respective hotels, helping them print their boarding tickets, and escorting families through the airport or greyhound station until they are at their boarding gate. Positions available 7 days a week!

On-Call Medical Advocate

In this role, volunteers help drive family members to their medical appointments and provide a follow-up report to the shelter manager with any updates or future appointments made. Due to COVID, volunteers need to remain in their vehicle during the appointment or provide a phone number for nurses to call when the appointment is complete. As an advocate, you have the opportunity to ensure that families are treated with dignity and respect while navigating the medical system and serve as a reminder that they are not alone.

Shelter Courier

Help us pack and deliver meal and hygiene kits! Shelter Couriers are responsible for putting together bags of hygiene items, food, and other supplies at our shelter and delivering them outside hotel doors (contactless) to ensure that families get the resources they need while in our care. 

We’re Hiring

Check out the staff positions we have open: 
Shelter Volunteer Coordinator
Shelter Program Assistant
Shelter Manager
Shelter Logistics Specialists
Bilingual Case Managers

Thank you in advance for your critical support,

Norma Chavez Peterson 
SDRRN Steering Committee Member