REMINDER: 10am Council of Clubs

Zoom opens at 9:45. Club finance fundamentals, AAPI Heritage Month, Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 15th Meeting, 10am

Zoom will open at 9:45!

This month, San Diego County Democratic Party Executive Director, Ryan Hurd, will be talking 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 we hope this will be very helpful and informative.

In the meantime, you can check out his 2019 presentation here:

May is AAPI Heritage Month!

We will also be joined on May 15th by Judy Ki, founder of the AAPI Democratic Club.

She recently gave a brief presentation as part of an event for the League of Women Voters on the intersection of racism against AAPIs and misogyny, and will be presenting to us as well.

May 21st: Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

The LGBT Center’s annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is back on Friday, May 21 at noon, as a free virtual celebration open to all! RSVP today to receive a direct link to view and enjoy the program ->

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

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!

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.