Dems for Equality eNews

Tuesday, February 3, 2015   


Dems for Equality Takes to the Red Carpet 


Join Us for our Oscar Viewing Party


Join the Club for an Oscar viewing party at the home of Denice Feldhaus and Susan Guinn. It's a great opportunity to talk about the movies, clothes, speeches and lack of diversity amongst Academy voters while enjoying food and drink with your Club friends. This year's nominees should provide a good deal of fodder for all.

Please bring a dish to share (finger foods, salads and desserts preferred) and your best knowledge of the nominees. While it's an honor just to be nominated, there will be prizes for picking the winners.

February 22, 2015     3:30 - 7:00 PM

Home of Susan Guinn, Denice Feldhaus and family

2828 Hartford Court

San Diego  CA 92117

Its a beautiful, big home but it can't hold everyone so make sure your spot is assured by telling us how many are coming and what you're bringing HERE





Nominations for Club Officers Now Open 



The Club's By-Laws require officer elections each February.  To ensure continuity on the Executive Board, we elect officers to two year terms with President, Vice-President for Resource Development, Secretary and one At-Large Board Member elected in even years and Vice President for Political Action, Treasurer and one At-Large Board Member in odd years. Next month we will elect our Vice President for Political Action, Treasurer and one At-Large Board Member. Elected candidates will take office at a swearing-in ceremony in March.

Vice President for Political Action. The Vice President for Political Action shall be responsible for coordinating the club's candidate evaluation and shall appoint and the Legislative Advocacy Director.


Treasurer. The Treasurer shall maintain the financial records of the club; receive and disburse funds of the club; prepare an annual budget of anticipated revenues and expenses; provide addenda to the budget as required; report the financial status of the club to the Executive Board on a regular basis; make an annual report to the membership; prepare and submit all required state and federal tax forms and political reports on a timely basis; and provide all information necessary for periodic audits as may be directed by the Executive Board.


At-Large Board Member. At-Large Board members attend and vote at Board and General Membership meetings and events and may be called upon to represent Democrats for Equality at community or Party events. They may be called on to manage committees or events at the request of the President or Board.


Nominees for election must have been dues-paid members for at least 90 days prior to taking office.

At our January meeting the following were put into nomination by the Executive Board acting as a nominating committee:


Vice President, Political Action:  Georgette Gomez

Treasurer:                                   Craig Roberts

At-Large Board Member:            Cindy Green


Nominations will remain open through Thursday, February 12th. Nominations can be made online by following the link below or by sending in nominations via US Mail to:


San Diego Democrats for Equality

PO Box 33050

San Diego  CA  92163

Nominate a Candidate for Club Officer HERE






Is it Time to Re-Up?


The Club depends on membership dues to keep the lights on and promote our candidates and issues to the community. A large number of community members depend on our Voters Guide to help them make an intelligent choice when marking their ballots so your membership renewal is critical to ensure those Guides get into those hands. If your membership has lapsed or if you know you're membership is soon to expire, please re-up now. You might also consider upgrading your membership to a higher level.


You can find out more about the Club's membership levels and benefits online HERE. You can also renew with a credit card there.  If you would prefer to use a check, send the check, made out to Democrats for Equality to:


San Diego Democrats for Equality

PO Box 33050

San Diego CA 92163





This Is Your Wonderful Life



Jonathan Dunn-Rankin

1930 - 2014

Like the man himself, Jonathan Dunn-Rankin's memorial was a class act.


Through art, pictures and video, friends and family led other family and friends through the various aspects of Jonathan's long and eventful life. As befits the consummate performer he was, the program was more of a multi-act play than a memorial with speakers reminding the large audience of Jonathan's young/family life, his broadcast news work, political life (ably presented by our own Mel Merrill), art collecting/world travel, AFTRA organizing and stage career.


Very few in the audience (or amongst the speakers) had a handle on all of Jonathan's interests or the lives he touched and as with all good theater, everyone left the performance with a better appreciation of a life well and fully lived.


Jonathan Dunn-Rankin was an integral part of the growth and well-being of San Diego Democrats for Equality. It was enlightening to see and hear about all the other people and groups he also touched. We'll miss you Jonathan, but suspect you'd be pleased with how you've improved the lives of so many others. It was indeed a wonderful life.

Ashish T. Agrawal & Bryan H. Wildenthal 
Assembly SpeakerToni Atkins 
Laurie Black 
Susan Guinn & Denice Feldhaus
Eric Isaacson & Susan Weaver 
Chris Kehoe & Julie Warren
John McConnell & James Kinney 
Don Mullen
Dr. Bob Pedrick & Josť Guzman 
Craig Roberts 
Stephanie J. Swift


Thank you for your continuing support of San Diego Democrats for Equality.

Self Evident Truths
David Warmoth, President 
San Diego Democrats for Equality 
Defending LGBT Equality since 1975