Events

April 2017 Events

 

The South Orange County Progressives will meet on Tuesday, April 11 in the Banquet Room of Agostinos by the Sea in Capo Beach.  Dinner and Social Hour at 5:30 followed by the meeting at 7. RSVP necessary:  socprogressives@gmail.com.  This will be the annual SOAP BOX evening where people can promote a cause or speak their mind on any topic.  If you wish to speak, please send a note along with your RSVP including the topic and a sentence or two about yourself.  Those requesting in advance will speak first.  After that, those attending may speak (time permitting).  There will be a 5 minute time limit and the moderator will have a hook!  If you wish to learn more about the group or get invitations to future events, please visit www.socprogressives.com

The Democratic Women of South Orange County will meet in the Casino San Clemente (140 West Avenida Pico) on Monday, April 3, 6-8:30.  The theme is “Our Threatened Rights” with 3 speakers discussing Transgender Rights, Planned Parenthood, and Immigration.  Tickets are $25 which includes a dinner, salad, and 2 side dishes (there will be a cash bar).  For further information and to buy tickets please, email:  contact@dwsoc.org

Coastal Commission vs Citizens Oversight.  This important case will be heard by the San Diego Superior Court at 2 PM on Friday, April 14, Hall of Justice, 330 Broadway, San Diego 92101, Honorable Judge Judith Hayes presiding.  The California Coastal Commission, charged with protecting the ocean and its beaches, has made the unbelievable decision to allow a nuclear waste dump to be build 100 feet from the shore in San Onofre.  Citizens Oversight is suing the CC to reverse this decision.  Come and attend this court hearing!

March 2017 Events

The South Orange County Progressives will meet on Tuesday, March 14 in the Banquet Room of Agostinos by the Sea in Capo Beach.  Dinner and Social Hour at 5:30 followed by the meeting at 7. RSVP necessary:  socprogressives@gmail.com.  The topic will be: Women in Power.  The featured speakers will be current or former mayors of San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Data Point, and Laguna Beach.  They will speak about priority issues in their towns with emphasis on what each town is doing to prevent our area from becoming a nuclear waste dump.  For more details, click the link  for “PSOC Meetings” under Events.  If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive invitations for future meetings, please write to the address above.

The Democratic Women of South Orange County will hold a March Action Committee Meeting on Monday, March 6, 6-8:30 PM at the San Juan Hills Golf Club, 321 San Juan Creek Road, SJC 92675.  This will be an opportunity to plan activities and join a variety of Action Committees.  RSVP to contact@dwsoc.org

Progressive Orange County Women and Allies is a new group which held their first meeting in San Clemente last month and will follow up with an upcoming meeting on Monday, March 13, 6:30 at the San Juan Community Center, 25925 Camino del Avion.  Committees are forming and activities are being planned.  Please contact ktbennett@cox.net or beccanoble@sbcglobal.net for details.

The Democratic Party of Orange County will celebrate Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 18, 10-12 noon at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Parkway, Mission Viejo.  The guest speaker will be Betty Yee, California State Controller and highest ranking woman in state constitutional office.  There will be a light morning fare and raffle.  Tickets are $35 ($50 after March 6).  To RSVP, contact DPOC office at 714-634-3367 or email Executive Director Erik Taylor erik@ocdemocrats.org

Drinking Liberally  has finally come to San Clemente.  A San Clemente chapter has been organized by Christine Wessel and plans to meet every second Wednesday of the month.  The March meeting will be on Wednesday, March 8 at Molly Bloom’s, 2391 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente. The website for all DL groups is the same – http://livingliberally .org/drinking/  and the San Clemente chapter email is scdrinkingliberally@gmail.com.  For those not familiar with DL, it is a serious and fun national organization with 213 chapters across 45 states including 26 in California.  Groups of locals meet informally a couple times a month in local restaurants to ponder the penetrating problems of the day.  There are active chapters nearby in Rancho Santa Margarita, Huntington Beach, Encinitas, and San Diego.  rsm@drinkingliberally.orgsandiego@drinkingliberally.org,  huntingtonbeach@drinkingliberally.org,  encinitas@drinkingliberally.org

The Canyon Democrats will hold an Action Night meeting on how to reset the Trump agenda.  The speaker will be Daniel Paez, Coordinator of the Canyon Democrats chapter of Indivisible. Tuesday, March 21, 7-9, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA92692.  RSVP to CanyonDemocrats@gmail.com

The South Orange County Democratic Club will meet on Wed., March 15 at Marie Callendar’s, 31791 Del Obispo St., San Juan Capistrano.  The speaker will be Fran Sdao, the new Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County.  Dinner starts at 7 with the meeting following at 7.  Dinner is $20 ($25 for non-members).  For meal selection and to RSVP, reply to willa@cox.net or visit https://www.facebook.com/SOCDC/

February 2017 Events

The South Orange County Progressives will not meet at their regular time this month (the second Tuesday of the month) in honor of Valentine’s Day which happens to be on the same day!

The Democratic Women of South Orange County will meet on Monday, Feb. 6, 6-9PM at the San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Road, SJC 92675.   The speaker will be Beckie Gomex, Orange County Board of Education Trustee.  Tickets are $17 which includes dinner and soft drinks. The club needs a head count so be sure to RSVP and get your tickets by Feb. 1.  Email: contact@dwsoc.org

The South Orange County Democratic Club will have its board meeting on Wed., Feb. 1 7PM at the Hills Hotel, 25205 La Paz Rd., Laguna Hills, CA 92653.  Discussion will focus on upcoming board elections including committee chairs.  Everyone welcome!  RSVP to: info@southcountydemocrats.org

Indivisible Chapters Forming Locally.  At our last meeting there was some discussion about the new movement called Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda (https://www.indivisibleguide.com/web/)  Here is a clip from the Rachael Maddow Show about the movement:  http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/-indivisible-movement-presses-legislators-at-home-on-trup-agenda-862143043568  An effort to organize locally will be discussed by Canyon Democrat members at the above SOCDC meeting on Feb. 1.  For more information please contact daniel paez <daniel.c.paez@gmail.com>

The South Orange County Democratic Club will hold its regular membership meeting on Wed., Feb. 15, buffet dinner at 6 and meeting at 7.  Dinner will be $20, no charge if you are coming for the meeting only.  RSVP necessary:  willa@cox.net.   The new location will be the San Juan Capistrano Community Center, 25925 Camino Del Avion, 92675.  The featured speaker will be Col. Douglas Applegate who has announced that he will run again against Congressman Darrell Issa in 2016.

Decommissioning San Onofre.  Edison will hold its first CEP (Community Engagement Panel) meeting of the year on Thursday, Feb. 16, 5:30-8:30 at the Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, 92629.  Learn more about the plans to make our area a nuclear waste storage dump for the indefinite future.

Climate Change Rally at Congresswoman Walters’ Office.   Those concerned about climate change should gather at Mimi Walters office, Michelson Drive, Suite 230, Irvine 92612 on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3-5 PM.  Contact:  Daniel.c.paez@gmail.com

Emergency Town Hall Meeting for CA 49.  Congressman Darrell Issa has been invited to address this important Town Hall Meeting on Tues., Feb. 21, 6 PM at the Jim Porter Recreation Center, 1200 Vale Terrace, Vista, CA 92984.  Contact David.lagstein@seiu221.org.  Please call Issa’s Vista office 760-599-5000 or DC office 202-225-3906 asking him to attend.  You can also sign a petition at fight4ourhealth.org/Issa (use a Google account to sign).  Congressman Issa normally does telephone Town Halls so this will be a first.  Below is a LTE recently about his telephone town halls:

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January 2017 Events

January 2017 Events

Women’s March on Washington -San Clemente.  Even more locally, there will be a march in San Clemente, 9-11AM at the Community Center, 100 N.Calle Seville,  organized by Tais Hoffman.

The South Orange County Democratic Club is holding its first general meeting of the year on Wed., Jan 18. The speaker will be Dan Jacobson, director of policy development for Environment California.  For details, contact Willa@cox.net

Progressive Democrats of America will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6 PM in a private home in Irvine. Contact judy@pdamerica.org for details.

The South Orange County Progressives will hold their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 10, banquet room of Agostino’s By the Sea restaurant in Capo Beach.  Socializing and dinner starts at 5:30, meeting about 7.  The speaker will be geologist Robert Pope who will discuss Earthquakes: how they are measured and predicted, why the risks for the big one have increased, and the especially worrisome issue for us regarding what a quake could do to the San Onofre Nuclear Waste Dump.  The banquet room was full to capacity in December so be sure to respond early with your RSVP:  SOCProgressives@gmail.com

The South Orange County Democratic Club will meet on Wed., Jan. 4, 7 PM at the Hills Hotel, 25205 La Paz Rd., Laguna Hills 92653.  Contact info@southcountydemocrats.org

The Canyon Democrats will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Norman Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, 7  PM.  Contact CanyonDemocrats@gmail.com

Women’s March on Washington – Orange County.  In response to the Women’s March on Washington, local groups have banned together to organize an Orange County march on Saturday, Jan 21, 10 AM in downtown Santa Ana, corner of 4th and French. There will be similar events in San Diego and Los Angeles. Write to contact@dwsoc.org for more information.  A group from Laguna Woods has already filled one bus and is reserving another.  Contact cecesloa@gmail.com

December 2016 Events

The South Orange County Progressives December meeting will be a combination holiday party plus a rehash of the election.  Tuesday, Dec. 13, banquet room of Agostino’s By the Sea restaurant in Capo Beach, socializing and dinner 5:30, meeting about 7.  If anyone would like to speak for about 5 minutes with their take on the election and what is in store for the future,  please include a note when you send in your RSVP.  Bring a friend.  RSVP is necessary:  SOCProgressives@gmail.com

The Richard O’Neill Holiday Brunch will be held on Sat., Dec. 3 11 AM at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA.  This annual event is co-sponsored by the Canyon Democrats and the South Orange County Democratic Club.  Tickets are $40 pp until Nov. 8, $50 after that.  Send a check to SOCDC, PO Box 7292, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624.  For online payment, visit:   https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/oneillbrunch  and for questions, contact Fran at 949-230-2187.

There will be a 2nd Annual Gift Bag Drive for LGBT homeless kids.  Help give them a little brighter holiday by making a donation.  Please contact  Corey Bauman contact@dwsoc.org

Women’s March on Washington – Orange County  in response to the Women’s March on Washington, local groups have banned together to organize an Orange County march on Saturday, Jan 21. 10 AM in downtown Santa Ana, corner of 4th and French. There will be similar events in San Diego and Los Angeles. For more information, write to contact@dwsoc.org

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