Events

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

November 2016 Events

The Progressives of South Orange County will join with the Democratic Women of South Orange County for an election night party at the San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd., San Juan Capistrano, Tuesday, Nov. 8 6-9 PM.   Come in colorful patriotic garb and join in the festivities. There will be a raffle, a door prize for the most ridiculous election outfit, and hopefully a champagne toast for our first woman President.  The donation of $40 covers the facilities fee plus a light dinner and desert.  A cash bar will be provided.   The restaurant needs a head count by Nov. 1.  RSVP to jsteury@cox.net and use this link for payment https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dwsoc-election or mail a check for $40 pp ($50 at the door) to:  DWSOC, 4202 Calle Bienvenido, San Clemente, CA 92673

A Victory Party sponsored by the South Orange County Democratic Party will be held on election night at the Hills Hotel, 25205 La Paz Rd., Laguna Hills, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 5-10 PM.  $20 for appetizers and desserts and a cash bar.  RSVP to jsteury@cox.net by Nov. 1.

17 Count ‘em 17 Ballot Measures.  Confused about all the propositions, ballot measures, and bond issues in the election?  The League of Women Voters (https://wlwvc.org) has prepared a valuable primer.  Visit:  https://lwvc.org/vote/elections/ballot-recommendations

Please Volunteer for phone banks and other campaign activities to help the Clinton/Kaine, Applegate, Savary and other tickets.  Democratic Headquarters, 24012 Avenide De La Carlota Ste B, Laguna Hills 92653 (corner of El Toro and Carlotta next to Flowers4U).  949-652-5110.  To get scheduled for upcoming phone banks, contact Barbara (bcasillo@cox.net).

CEP Meets Again. Edison’s Community Engagement Panel will meet next on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel, 5:30-8:30.  As usual, Edison will have its PR “education” booths open 4:30-5:30.  34402 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629.  The topic will be Edison discussing its “progress” report on the building of our nuclear waste dump.

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.

Sex and Gender Issues.  UCI has launched a new series on issues relating to sex, gender, society, and law.  The first lunch time discussion on Oct. 27 focused on Anita Hill and the Clarence Thomas controversy 25 years ago.  On Nov. 10 the topic will be Race, Sex, and the 2016 Election.  Thursday, November 10, 12 noon in LAW 3500, UCI campus.  Visit:  http://www.law.uci.edu/events/health-policy/art-health-colloquium.html for more information.

The Canyon Democrats will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 15 7 PM at the Norman Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo.  The meeting will feature the Second Harvest Food Bank and the South County Outreach focusing on ways to support the needy in our area.

South Orange County Democrats will meet on Wed., Nov. 16 at Marie Callendar’s, 31791 Del Obispo St., San Juan Capistrano.  Dinner is at 6 ($20), meeting at 7.  Please RSVP to willa@cox.net or 949-370-0401.

Lunch with the League.  The League of Women Voters of Orange Coast will sponsor a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 18, 12 noon (check in starts at 11:30).  Marie Callender’s, 1821 North Grand Ave., Santa Ana.  The speaker will be Dr. Michael Moodian of Chapman University.  His topic will be: “Wrap Up of the November Election: Impact, Irregularities, and Ways to Improve the Process.”  RSVP to barbjsocal@gmail.com.

October 2016 Events

The Progressives of South Orange County will meet on their regular second Tuesday of the month time on Oct. 11.  The location will be the banquet room of Agostino’s Ristorane Italiano, 34700 Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach 92624.  Originally this was going to be a debate between Rep. Darrell Issa and his opponent Douglas Applegate.  Unfortunately Rep. Issa declined but fortunately we will have more time to hear from Colonel Applegate and his plan for CA 49.  This election is important and for the first time in many years it is a close contest.  The doors will open at 5:30 for socializing and dinner (order off the menu) and the meeting will begin at 7.  Please plan to finish your dinner before the meeting starts.  RSVP is a must since the restaurant needs a head count well in advance.  RSVP to socprogressives@gmail.com

17 Count ‘em 17 Ballot Measures.  Confused about all the propositions, ballot measures, and bond issues in the election?  The League of Women Voters (https://wlwvc.org) has prepared a valuable primer.  Click here.

CEP Meets Again. Edison’s Community Engagement Panel will meet next on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel at Doheny Beach.

The League of Women Voters will hold a voter forum at the San Clemente Library on Friday, Oct. 14, 3 PM. Come and learn about the propositions and ballot measures.

The Canyon Democrats will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 18 to review the ballot propositions.  The League of Women Voters has prepared an 18 page handout to for the first 50 who attend so you can learn more about measures regarding marijuana legalization, gun control, drug prices, plastic bags, and the death penalty.  Norman Murray Community Center, 249 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo 92692.

Presidential Debate Party.  The South Orange County Democratic Club will host a debate party at a private home on Wed., Oct. 19. Reservations required, RSVP to jsteury@cox.net for location and details.  Admission $15 for a taco truck supper (beer and wine available). The party begins at 5:30, debate starts at 6.

Please Volunteer for phone banks and other campaign activities to help the Clinton/Kaine, Applegate, Savary and other tickets.  Democratic Headquarters, 24012 Avenide De La Carlota Ste B, Laguna Hills 92653 (corner of El Toro and Carlotta next to Flowers4U).  949-652-5110.  To get scheduled for upcoming phone banks, contact Barbara (bcasillo@cox.net).

 

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