SVLG Democratic Club March 8

Hope you can join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday 3/8 at 6:30 pm at the Citronica One apartment lounge (7701 North Avenue, Lemon Grove). Our speaker is Cody Petterson, who will talking to us about the effects of climate change.

Jonathan "Cody" Petterson is a lifelong Democrat, from La Jolla. He is currently the director of the Sequoia Foundation, a non-profit social scientc research firm dedicated to impact assessment, fisheries management, climate mitigation and community resilience. He received his PhD in Antrhopology from UCSD, and spent two years in the Peruvian highlands studying land reform, municipal politics, and ethnic conflict. He splits his time between his home in La Jolla and Santa Ysabel, in the San Diego backcounty, where he’s currently implementing the largest private reforestation and habita restoration in Southern California.

2018 Officers elected

CONGRATULATIONS to 2018 club officers

President – George Gastil
VP Programs – Kawthar Abd
Secretary – Cynthia Jurado
Treasurer – Jennifer Mendoza
Communications Chair – Terry Williams
Membership Chair – John Mendoza

ADEM elections this Saturday!

The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMs) are held every two years (Saturday, January 7 or Sunday, January 8 of 2017) to elect 7 women and 7 men to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) for their area. ADDs are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other delegates to represent their community. They are also elected by voters in their district to vote on behalf of the community they represent at Regional Meetings, the California Democratic Convention, and those who are also elected to serve as an Executive Board member are responsible for voting and representing their community at the semi-annual E-Board meetings. See below for a list of election meeting sites for your district.

Here is the link to the women candidates:

Here is the link to the male candidates:


Date: January 7

Address: Tubman Chavez Community Center
415 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114. Cross Street: Market Street

Candidate speeches begin:
30 minutes prior to registration

Registration & voting begin: 10:00 AM/12pm (election portion begins)

Here is the link to the women candidates:

Here is the link to the male candidates:


Date: Sunday, January 8

Location: American Federation of Musicians Local
1717 Morena Blvd. San Diego, CA 92110 Cross streets: north of Morena Blvd joins W. Morena Blvd next door to Mission Bay Automotive "ProMusic 325" on sign

Candidate speeches begin: 9:30am
Registration & voting begin: 10am-12pm

Here is the link to the women candidates:

Here is the link to the male candidates:

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Date: Sunday, January 8

Location: El Cajon Library, 201 East Douglas Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020 Cross streets: Prescott
Candidate speeches begin: 12:30pm
Registration & voting begin: 1 pm to 3 pm

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