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DEMCCO Members Survey

As a result of the Retreat on March 31, 2019, it was recommended that we conduct a survey of DEMCCO members to find out how we are doing and where we need to improve.  Your participation is very helpful.  Please click on the following link and rate each statement from 1 to 5 (strongly disagree to strongly agree).  You can include comments at the end.  Thank you for your participation in this survey.

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In accordance with the DEMCCO Bylaws, the membership is hereby notified of a request for approval of the following Resolutions and Bylaws Amendment.  A vote will be taken at our May 25, 2019 General Membership Meeting.  Approval of the Resolutions requires a 60% “yes” vote for passage.  Approval of the Bylaws Amendment requires a 67% “yes” vote for passage.

At its meeting on April 27, 2019, members of the Citizens for a Friendly Airport presented the facts about the County Board of Supervisors’ McClellan-Palomar Airport Master Plan Update that will have an adverse impact on the surrounding communities of Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista.  DEMCCO members participating in this meeting approved a donation of $500 to help with the costs of the lawsuit against San Diego County and indicated support for Citizens for a Friendly Airport.  This resolution is being submitted to allow DEMCCO to express its opposition to the Airport Master Plan Update and support of Citizens for a Friendly Airport.  Please click on the following link to find the resolution.

Resolution Opposed to Palomar Airport Plan


At its meeting on April 27, 2019, Kathy Rallings, President, Carlsbad Unified School District, and Eric Joyce, Clerk of the Oceanside Unified School District, presented information on current legislation requiring improved accountability of California Charter Schools and increased State educational funding for Special Education programs in California’s public schools.  DEMCCO members in attendance at this meeting indicated support of this legislation.  The following 2 resolutions are being submitted to allow DEMCCO to express its support of the passage of this legislation.  Please click on the following links to find the resolutions.

Resolution on Charter School Accountability 5-9-19

Resolution in Support of Increased Funding for Special Education


DEMCCO’s Hospitality Committee performs an important function during out general meetings and special events.  The Hospitality Chair has significant responsibility to purchase and maintain equipment and supplies,  set up and clean up our meeting area for meetings and special events, and participate in E-Board meetings.  It has been a goal of making the Hospitality Chair an elected and voting member of the E-Board for a long time.  At its May 9, 2019, meeting, the E-Board recommended the membership adopt the following Amendment to the Bylaws.  Please click on the link to find the Bylaws.  The recommended changes are found on pages 3, 4 and 6 and are indicated in red.

DEMCCO Bylaws Proposed Amendment for 5-25-19 

Report from the DEMCCO Retreat

On March 31, 2019, 28 members of DEMCCO met to share ideas and develop goals and plans of action for our club.  This exercise was quite satisfying.  The results of our work is presented by clicking on this link: Retreat Report 2

Time for Pre-Endorsement Conferences Soon

WOW! Is it time to elect Pre-Endorsement Conference delegates already?

Because of the early California Presidential Primary Election in early March 2020, the California Democratic Party has moved its convention and endorsements to dates that are several months earlier than they have been in the past.  The state convention in which endorsing caucuses will be held will be November 15-17, 2019.  Pre-Endorsing Conferences in which candidates seek endorsement recommendations for the state party, will be held on October 5-6, 2019.  DEMCCO is able to send delegates (1 for each 20 members) to the Pre-Endorsement Conference for Region 18.  These delegates will be elected (see Bylaws Article IX, Section 3, page 12) at DEMCCO’s June 22, 2019 meeting so that we will meet the deadline of July 9, 2019.  If you are interested in being elected as a DEMCCO delegate to the October 5-6, 2019 Pre-Endorsement Conference, please send an email with your name, email address and phone number to  Delegates must be voting members (dues paid and a member for at least 30 days) of DEMCCO.


Recently elected Political Action Chair, Kyle Krahel-Frolander, has an ambitious program for DEMCCO.  Meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m. at Bagby’s Beer Company at 601 South Coast Highway in Oceanside.  The first meeting will be April 18.  An area at Bagby’s has been reserved to accomodate our group.  The meeting is open to DEMCCO members and potential DEMCCO members.  Goals include electing Democrats in Oceanside and Carlsbad, and identifying and working on specific issues including Climate Action Plans, all with a focus on taking action.  Please join us on April 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Bagby’s and be part of the grassroots advocacy movement!

DEMCCO Elects Officers

At the Annual Election Meeting on February 23, 2019, new (and returning) officers were elected. The results are:

President: Linda Slater

1st Vice President: Pat Amador

Treasurer: Mary Meyers

Fundraising Chair: Dee Forsberg

Membership Chair: Shirley Anderson

Political Action Chair: Kyle Krahel-Frolander

Special Events Chair: Vince Loughney

The following officers have one more year on their term of office:

2nd Vice President: Mike Bullock

Communications Chair: Blair Daniels

A vacancy now exists in the office of Secretary. According to DEMCCO’s Bylaws, the Executive Board will appoint a member to a vacancy and that member will serve until the next regularly scheduled election meeting. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please let us know at

Results of ADEM Election

On Sunday, nearly 1000 registered Democrats showed up in Oceanside to elect 76th Assembly District Delegates to the California Democratic Party.  The 14 Delegates based on preliminary results are:
Women Elected Delegates: Priya Bhat-Patel, Nikki Faddick, Nancy Hardwick, Kathy Rallings, Cess Resnick, Rachel Rott, Cori Schumacher (also elected E-Board Rep)
Men Elected Delegates: Mustafa Nizam (also elected E-Board Alternate), Al Goodman, Rob Howard, Kyle Krahel-Frolander, Larry Lugo, Kevin Sabellico, Harold Standerfer