Minutes Black Mountain Democratic Club
Lee Finney, BMDC President, welcomed everyone to the Zoom meeting. He led the flag salute and the preamble. Thereafter he made the following announcements:
- Club meetings will be moved to the second Wednesday of the month beginning in August 12th. This meeting change is based on a poll of members taken at the June meeting.
- A Zoom social gathering will begin at 6:30 PM followed by the general meeting at 7:00 PM beginning August 12th.
- Following this meeting, minutes will be posted on the club website for review. These minutes will be approved by the membership attending the next general meeting. This will be standard procedure going forward.
- Members will vote at the next meeting to endorse or not endorse Terra Lawson-Remer for SD County Board of Supervisors D 3.
Then Lee introduced our speaker, Scott Peters, 52nd Congressional District
Rep. Peters gave an update on what is currently happening in Washington, D.C., particularly regarding the COVID19 pandemic and the consequent severe economic downturn. He also discussed concerns regarding what the President is doing in foreign policy, the security of our military personnel, and the politicization of the nation’s judiciary and the Department of Justice. Afterwards he took questions of which there were quite a few.
Doug Case, Political Affairs Director for State Senate Pro Tem, Toni Atkins, gave an update on state issues.
GO TEAM: Jerry Ollinger, Go-Team Coordinator, stated that volunteers are probably not going door-to-door this year due to COVID-19. Most campaigning will be done over social media, for example zoom meetings and party endorsements on the website.
TREASURER REPORT: Claudia von Wilpert, Treasurer, gave a brief report stating that there is $3241.73 in the clubs accounts.
Marni Von Wilpert, Candidate for SD City Council, asked for volunteers to assist with postcard writing and phone calling.
WELCOME: Andrew Mikusicak, VP of Development, welcomed new members.
OPEN FORUM: Tommy Hough encouraged participation in Environmental Democrats Group. He pointed out that the Salton Sea is in danger of drying up and causing serious pollution due to the dust and chemicals that have collected beneath its waters.
NEXT MEETING: August 12th Social Gathering 6:30 PM General Meeting 7:00 PM
Marcia Finney, Secretary
Black Mtn Democratic Club