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/

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