IMPORTANT: Complete Doodle Poll for June Council of Clubs Meeting

Club presidents or Council of Clubs reps, please complete the Doodle poll as soon as possible!

Doodle Poll: June Council of Clubs Meeting

Due to our regular 3rd Saturday of the month meeting falling on Juneteenth, we are doing a poll to gauge availability both for our regular Saturday, June 19th meeting at 10am, as well as Sunday, June 27th, at various times.

We are skipping Sunday, June 20th due to Father's Day, and other dates/times due to pre-existing club or Party meetings.

Please fill out the poll ASAP with your available dates/times here:

Attention Club Presidents/Leaders

Do you feel you that your club does something really well that you would like to present about at a Council of Clubs meeting?

Do you or one of your club members have a particular skillset that would be valuable for other club leaders to know about?

Send an email to!

First SDCPD Community Service Committee Event

A message from the Committee Co-Chairs:

Dear Club Presidents, 

We are excited that we now have a Community Service Committee for the San Diego County Democratic Party. We kicked off earlier this year with representatives from all the county area caucuses. 

Luke Tesluk and Diana Aguirre are the appointed Co-Leads of the committee. 

We look forward to working with you and your club members to plan community service activities. 

If you have any ideas and/or questions please email us at Diana Aguirre ( and Luke Tesluk ( 

Our Mission: 

1. Identify opportunities for community service so that our clubs and members can participate. 

2. Engage the Party with community services to promote unity.

3. Opportunities to reach out to non Democrats to support community service opportunities. 

Here is how you can support our committee--->

Support our first event scheduled for Sunday,  June 27th, 9am - 12pm. Spring Valley Clean Up & hygiene kit prep.  

  1. Send out event details in your club newsletter by using the attached flyer and/or eventbrite link. Encourage your club members to attend and support our kick off event!

  2. Post event details to your social media accounts including the flyer. 

  3. Sign up and attend the event! 

Link to RSVP & event details:

May 15th Meeting Review

This month, San Diego County Democratic Party Executive Director, Ryan Hurd, presented about finance fundamentals for Democratic clubs.

A lot of clubs and new club leaders have reached out for assistance and have questions on this topic, so I hope you found this as helpful and informative as I did.

2021 presentation slides available to view here:

We were also joined by the amazing Judy Ki, founder of the AAPI Democratic Club, for AAPI Heritage Month.

She gave a presentation adapted from one she gave at an event for the League of Women Voters on the intersection of racism against AAPIs and misogyny!

Women of Color Roar Virtual Breakfast:
June 19th, 2021, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

The Women of Color Roar Breakfast began in 2018 with the mission to celebrate African American elected officials and encourage young women of color to run for office and pursue careers in public service.

In the past three years twelve hundred community members of all racial and ethnic groups have come together the first Saturday in Black History month to honor women leaders in our community. We have sponsored over 300 high school and college age young women, “Future Leaders,” to attend as our special guests. This unique event provided the young women with the opportunity to be surrounded by women in leadership and exposed them to great role models. The Women of Color Roar breakfast was a transformative experience for them.

“Sheroes Rise” is the theme of our Women of Color Roar 2021 program and we are bringing the celebration to the world-wide web. For our fourth annual convening, Saturday, June 19, 2021, (Juneteenth) we are planning a special presentation honoring BlWOC leaders; past, present and future. A virtual celebration has offered the opportunity to include women from all over the country and produce a dynamic multi-media extravaganza. (

Purchase your early bird ticket here before prices go up on June 1st!

San Diego Arab Film Festival

Six feature films will be shown in person, June 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19, at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. For information and tickets, click here.

Sixteen short films, headlined by the Academy Award nominated The Present from Palestine, will be available online at

Register for Council of Clubs Zoom Meetings

Register in advance for Council of Clubs meetings:

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:

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
Metro West Area: Indroneal Banerjee
North Coastal Area: Rob Howard
North Inland Area: Justin Domicello
East Area: Kyra Greene
South Area: Anna Webb
At-Large: Katie Meyer
At-Large: Jehoan Espinoza (Young Dems)

Future Meeting Topics

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

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.