Club updates

Hello friends and members of the Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club,

Ballots are still being counted, but we hope to see you at the Gastil Campaign Thank You Party to be held on Sunday, November 20 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the home of John and Ann Dufon in Lemon Grove. (Address with RSVP)

Watch for future notices regarding our annual holiday party, tentatively scheduled for Saturday December 10, as well as announcements regarding the election of 2017 officers for the club.

Please let Jennifer or Terry know if you are interested in assuming a leadership role within our club. The positions are:


Events Coordinator


Communications Director

There will be no December meeting.

November meeting on 11/9…and remember to vote on 11/8!

Our next meeting is Wednesday, 11/9 at 6:30 pm at Citronica One, 7701 North Avenue. This will be a business meeting. There will not be an invited speaker. We’re going to discuss how we did in 2016 and make plans for 2017. Hope to have lots to celebrate next week!

Remember to vote on 11/8. Please check out the official San Diego Co. Democratic Party endorsements at

RSVP for Women Stand up to Issa

Women and supportive men are invited to participate in this press conference. Please let us know if you can join us and invite others.


WHAT: Call to San Diego Women to participate in a News Conference.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, Please arrive at 10:00 am for a Press Conference at 10:30 am.
WHERE: The Free Speech Zone in front of the Geisel Library at UCSD
RSVP: Please let us know by emailing

Ø Darrel Issa, who represents much of north and coastal San Diego, is sticking by Trump, despite repeated revelations about Trump’s sexual assaults, misogyny and general disrespect for half of humanity.

Ø We actually can take Issa out and replace him with Democrat Colonel Doug Applegate. Recent polls show the race to be neck and neck. If women vote No on Issa, we can defeat him.

Ø Women from a variety of organizations and walks of life will hold a news conference to call on Issa to withdraw his endorsement of Trump.

Ø Can you be there? Can you get the word out? Can your organization lend its name? Please let us know by emailing dbankhead

Let’s show these guys we’re not pussy-footing around!

Directions: From the North of La Jolla:

Take I-5 south, exit on Genesee Ave and veer right (west)

Turn left at the 3rd light onto North Torrey Pines Road

Turn left at the next light onto North Point Drive

A campus information kiosk is on the right at the second stop sign. Locate Geisel Library and visitor parking there.

The Gilman parking structure is the closest to the library.

Directions: From the South of La Jolla:

Take I-5 north, exit on Gilman Drive and head north

Continue about 1.5 miles

A campus information kiosk is on the right. Locate Geisel Library and visitor parking there. .

The Gilman parking structure is the closest to the library.

Please note: all campus visitor parking requires payment. Parking permit kiosks are located throughout campus.

Election phone banking opportunity

I would like to share a volunteer opportunity for those who may be interested. Our local San Diego County Democratic Party office in Kearny Mesa, has a new Coordinated Campaign Office where volunteers will be making phone calls in support of Hillary Clinton, local democrats, and important ballot measures.

As we all know, local and state elections can impact our lives just as much as the Presidential race, and it’s critically important that voters learn more about some of the other races on their ballots. I urge all of you to volunteer some of your time to assist in these critical efforts.
If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Party office at (858)-277-3367

San Diego County Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign Office Phone Banking Hours

8334 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite 114
San Diego, CA 92111

Phone Number
(858) 277-3367

Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 8:00
Friday 11:00 – 5:00
Saturday 10:00 – 2:00
Sunday 12:00 – 4:00

Gastil/Steiger Candidate fundraiser Oct 23

Please come out to support George Gastil for Mayor and Jay Steiger for La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board on Sunday October 23 from 2:00 – 5:00 at the home of Mike Bendak and Kawthar Muhssan. The address is 4055 Cortez Way Spring Valley. We hope you can join us to support the candidates and enjoy middle eastern food, entertainment and great company!

See you there!

Gastil for Mayor. Oct 23 fundraiser.pdf

October meeting of the Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club

Please join us next Wednesday 10/12 at 6:30 pm for our monthly meeting at Citronica One apartment complex lounge, located at 7701 North Avenue. Please note that North Avenue is closed between Olive and Lemon Grove Ave. and you will need to walk over from Olive Street. Our speaker this month is Marco Garmo with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Hope to see you there!

SVLG Democratic Club upcoming events announcements

Happy Friday to the friends and members of the Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club!

Below you will find a message from George Gastil regarding a fundraising event on October 7 at the home of Jennifer and John Mendoza. I am also attaching a flyer with information about several upcoming events sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Hope to see you soon!


Sent on behalf of George Gastil:

We are getting close to the finish line in my race for Mayor of Lemon Grove. I need to raise about $5,000 in the next two weeks.

I hope you can attend a fundraiser for my campaign at the home of John and Jennifer Mendoza on October 7! We will have TACOS and MARGARITAS and FRUIT DRINKS. LG Mayor Mary Sessom and SD Council Member-Elect Chris Ward will be among our special guests.

Please take a look at the attached flyer and feel free to share this invitation with everyone you think will be interested!

I hope you will also consider giving online, at my website below. BTW, we have lots of new endorsements listed🙂

George Gastil

fundraiser oct 7(1).pdf

LWVSD Election 2016.pdf