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The Lincoln Club's 36th Annual Dinner

We are thrilled to announce that the Lincoln Club's 36th Annual Dinner will take place Thursday, October 17th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the U.S. Grant Hotel.

Our keynote speaker will be California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson. As the first Latina woman to lead the 140-year-old organization, Patterson has received national attention as a rising star in American politics. She is a fierce defender of limited government, the free market, and California’s business community.

You won't want to miss this event. Table sponsorships are available now! Please RSVP to dinner@sdlincolnclub.com or (619) 483-1137.

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Lincoln Clubs of California DC Trip

The Lincoln Club of San Diego County is once again partnering with the Lincoln Clubs of Orange County and Northern California for a trip to our nation's capital this fall! You won’t want to miss this spectacular trip which will include numerous guest speakers, opportunities to meet with House and Senate members, tours of exclusive D.C. venues, networking with other Lincoln Club members from throughout California, and much more.

Space will be limited and all Lincoln Club members and their spouses are invited to attend. Please note that the $1,500 cost for the trip includes event transportation, a Welcome Reception and 3 organized breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. This cost does not include airfare or hotel lodgings, as attendees are individually responsible for their own arrangements. A discounted room rate at the Trump Hotel has been offered to all Lincoln Club members. 

A detailed itinerary of the event will be released at a later date!

Lincoln Clubs of California DC Trip
October 22-25
Deadline to register is September 18th! To register for the trip, please click here.

To book a room at the Trump Hotel, please click here
Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW Washington, DC 20004 United States

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North County PAC Meeting

All current members of the Lincoln Club are invited to attend our PAC meetings and take a direct role in our candidate endorsements. This PAC meeting will take place on Thursday, August 22nd at 3 pm in Carlsbad at the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum. Immediately following the PAC meeting (5:30 pm), there will be a happy hour networking reception for both current and prospective members.

The following races that will be up for consideration at our August PAC meeting:

State Assembly Districts 75 & 76
Escondido City Council
Poway City Council
San Marcos City Council
Vista City Council
Carlsbad City Council

Lincoln Club Endorsement Policy – Criteria for Endorsement


The candidate must demonstrate understanding of business issues and policies that promote a vibrant economy and job creation. When evaluating the candidate’s qualifications, the Lincoln Club will consider:

●       Experience in business

●       Record in previous public office

●       Understanding of the public policies handled by the office being sought and how those policies impact the economy

●       Understanding of the budget and management of the office sought and related agencies.

●       Affirmative proposals for how to improve the efficiency of the office sought

●       Affirmative proposal for how to encourage economic growth, prosperity, and job creation through the office sought


The candidate must demonstrate the ability to win the election. When evaluating viability, the Lincoln Club will consider:

●       Previous offices held

●       Name identification

●       Campaign finance goals, fundraising plan, and ability to meet those goals • Biography and qualifications

●       Grassroots support

●       Professional support

●       The strength of other candidates


The candidate must demonstrate that within the field of candidates, they are best qualified for endorsement. When evaluating the distinction of a candidate, the Lincoln Club will consider:

●       Differences in policy issues

●       Differences in leadership style

●       Differences in experience


Endorsement procedure per the Lincoln Club’s bylaws

Article VII. Section 5. A. Meeting of the Board of Directors

  1. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held not less than quarterly. Special meetings of the Board of Directors for any purpose or purposes may be called at any time with three days written notice which includes the agenda by the Chairman of the Board, or, if he is unable or refuses to act, by any three Directors. Provided a quorum is present, a majority vote of those present will prevail unless otherwise specified.

Should an endorsement recommendation come to the Board of Directors from the Political Affairs Committee with at least a 2/3 vote of the Political Affairs Committee, the Board must adopt that recommendation unless over-ridden by the Board by a 2/3 vote. Abstention votes will be counted in the grand total vote of the Political Affairs Committee.

Please note: Article VI. Section 2. Executive Committee, Duties and Authority

F.    (The Executive Committee) may consider endorsement recommendations from the Political Affairs Committee and, subject to approval by a majority vote, submit their own endorsement recommendations to the Board of Directors.

G.    They may make an endorsement recommendation to the Board in races in which the Political Affairs Committee did not make an endorsement.

Political Affairs Committee – Conflict of Interest Policy

Any Lincoln Club member attending a Political Affairs Committee meeting who

works for, directly or as a consultant, any candidate, elected official or policy campaign; or for a consulting firm representing a candidate campaign under consideration;

or who has a direct financial interest – separate than a general economic interest in respect to the business community of San Diego - in an issue or candidate,

must disclose the relationship or interest, and shall not participate in or be present for: any candidate presentations (other than their own client’s), any PAC discussion, or any vote on that candidate or matter. The relationship must be disclosed when the issue or candidate that is subject of the conflict is introduced and, prior to presentations, any member(s) with a conflict of interest must leave the room (unless he/she is making the presentation on behalf of the candidate or the issue under consideration or observing his/her own client’s presentation).

Recording of any portion of a PAC meeting by members or guests is prohibited.

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Summer Social Reception

Please join the Lincoln Club for a hosted reception to kick off summer in San Diego at Cannonball in Belmont Park on beautiful Mission Beach. There is no better way to get into the season than with a drink in hand, enjoying sweeping ocean views and the company of your fellow Lincoln Club members. RSVP is strongly encouraged.

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Please join members and leadership for a presentation moderated by R.J. Kelly, a private tour of the La Jolla Institute’s laboratory facilities, and a complimentary reception of cocktails and appetizers!

Monday, June 3rd
4:00 - 5:00 PM | Presentation & Private Tour (Members only)
5:00 - 6:30 PM | Reception (Guests welcome)
9420 Athena Circle La Jolla, CA 92037

You can RSVP here!

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11th Annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

The Lincoln Club has secured a table at the 11th annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Friday, May 17th. This breakfast is attended by over 1,000 guests including businesses, civic groups and other organizations who gather to celebrate this influential California civil rights activist.

Tickets will be made available to our members on a first come, first serve basis as the date nears. The announcement will be made via email and "Silver" members and above will have the opportunity to claim tickets first. To learn more about our membership levels please click here.

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New Members Luncheon

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If you are in your inaugural year with the Lincoln Club (you have joined more recently than April 2018) and are interested in learning more about how to get the most out of your membership, we invite you to join us for a New Members Luncheon on Wednesday, April 24th at the University Club from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 

At this special and intimate gathering you will have the opportunity to connect with the Lincoln Club's leadership, fellow members, and learn more about what you can expect from your membership this year.

We look forward to hosting you! You can RSVP HERE.

New Members Luncheon
Wednesday, April 24th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
University Club Atop Symphony Towers
750 B St Suite 3400, San Diego, CA 92101

Please be sure to RSVP HERE.

**This event is open to members in their inaugural year and open to members of the Board of Directors and Chairman’s Advisory Council.

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North County Reception

You’re invited to join your fellow Lincoln Club members for our North County Social Reception on Tuesday, March 19th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. We will be hosting this event at Cork & Craft, a sure crowd pleaser, and a great chance to invite serious prospects who are interested in becoming a member of the Lincoln Club. 

Reserve your spot today! You can RSVP by completing the form here

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March PAC Meeting

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March PAC Meeting

Date and Time: 

Monday, March 18th 

PAC Meeting: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (members only)


University Club Atop Symphony Towers

750 B Street, 34th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

All Lincoln Club members are invited to join us at the PAC meeting where we will be considering endorsements in races across San Diego. Members in attendance will be able to hear the candidates speak, ask questions, and participate in the endorsement discussion. Please click here to RSVP.

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Back by popular demand, The Lincoln Club will once again be hosting a reception prior to Mayor Kevin Faulconer's State of the City Address on Tuesday, January 15th from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. We will have appetizers and complimentary drink tickets at Gaslamp Fish House prior to the address at the nearby historic Balboa Theatre.

Click here to RSVP for reception!

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All Lincoln Club members are invited to join us at the PAC meeting where we will be considering endorsements in various races pertaining North County. The meeting will be immediately followed by a social reception where members will have the exclusive opportunity to connect with local elected officials and candidates.

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South County PAC Meeting and Social Reception

All Lincoln Club members are invited to join us at the PAC meeting where we will be considering endorsements in various races pertaining East County. The meeting will be immediately followed by a social reception where members will have the exclusive opportunity to connect with local elected officials and candidates.

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