DEMOCRATIC CLUB CHARTER FORM 2017
APPLICABILITY
This application is for the the calendar year January 1 to December 31, 2017. To qualify for the reduced charter renewal fee, this form and all required documents must be submitted electronically by December 15th.
INSTRUCTIONS
All chartering is done electronically with this online form and via email. A checklist of all the information you will need is available at: www.sddemocrats.org/clubchecklist.
HELP AND RESOURCES
If you need help or have questions, please contact the SDCDP office at 858-277-3367 or email clubcharter@sddemocrats.org.

The SDCDP Bylaws related to chartering and the endorsement rules can be found at www.sddemocrats.org/bylaws Article X and Article XIII. The SDCDP Policies on chartering and rechartering can be found at www.sddemocrats.org/policies Section X.

CLUB INFORMATION
Name of Club
Your answer
Charter is for
Club is
Month of officer elections
SDCDP Area
Please select the Area where your club meets or affiliates:
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Please email required documents to clubcharter@sddemocrats.org. We ask for the date to help us in record-keeping. Please do not submit paper copies of these documents.

The SDCDP requires a list of members (download Excel spreadsheet here: www.sddemocrats.org/clubstemplate). Registration and party affiliation are verified using the information you provide. For any club that wants to participate in CADEM pre-endorsement caucuses, CADEM requires a similar list of members but with additional information, submitted by July 15.

Please contact the office if you would like a copy of your list from 2016 or help verifying party registration.

Date emailed list of current members
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Date emailed list of officers
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Date emailed pdf copy of the club Bylaws or Constitution
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Date Bylaws were last updated
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Date mailed/delivered check for the club chartering fee of seventy-five dollars ($75*)
Pay online with a credit or debit card at www.sddemocrats.org/give or deliver or mail a check, payable to the San Diego County Democratic Party, to 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92111. This fee is waived for Academic Clubs. *Clubs who are renewing and complete all rechartering requirements by the December 15 due date have a reduced recharter fee of $50.
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CLUB MEETINGS
Your club meetings will be added to the SDCDP calendar on the website using the information provided with your charter. Please update calendar@sddemocrats.org with any changes to dates, times, or locations. This helps publicize your meetings.
Meeting Day/Week or Dates
Your answer
Meeting Time
Your answer
Location and Address of Monthly Meetings
Your answer
PRESIDENT
Changes in Club President should be reported to Director of Clubs and info@sddemocrats.org within 30 days of the change.
Name of President
Your answer
Phone number of President
Your answer
Email address of President
Your answer
ASSOCIATE MEMBER
As part of chartering or to change the Associate member during the charter period, the Associate member needs to complete the www.sddemocrats.org/memberform. Associate members are eligible to vote 14 days after the form is submitted and the club's charter is approved.
Name of Club's Central Committee Associate Member
Your answer
Phone number of Club's Central Committee Associate Member
Your answer
Email address of Club's Central Committee Associate Member
Your answer
Associate is
Date Associate Form Sumbitted
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GO TEAM LIAISON
Please identify who the SDCDP Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team should contact for your club (e.g., a GO Team Community Coordinator, other club officer).
Name of GO Team Liaison
Your answer
Phone number of GO Team Liaison
Your answer
Email address of GO Team Liaison
Your answer
COMMUNICATIONS
The Club's email address and website will be added as links on the SDCDP website. In addition to the email/website, the Club president's name and phone number will be listed on the Clubs Directory (www.sddemocrats.org/clubslist). The Director of Clubs, the Chair, and SDCDP staff will use the Clubs Council email list to make announcements and for Club Council correspondence.
Club website url
Your answer
Club phone number
Phone number provided will be listed on the public Club Directory. Google Voice numbers are encouraged (and free!) to protect your privacy.
Your answer
Club email address to use on SDCDP website
Please provide the club's email address for use on the SDCDP website. We do not publish personal email address on the SDCDP website, so we you may want to consider a gmail address if you do not have email or email forwarding with your club's website hosting (e.g, happydemclub@gmail.com or info@happydemclub.org).
Your answer
Club email address to use for Council of Clubs email list communications
We ask that you provide an email address to be used for the charter year that is not a personal address and that will be directed to the correct officer(s) and/or representative(s). Gmail addresses are free or you may have email forwarding with your club's website hosting (e.g, happydemclubpresident@gmail.com or president@happydemclub.org).
Your answer
If you want to use someone other than your president as the contact on the Club Directory, please provide that information here:
Your answer
APPLICANT
Name of Applicant
Your answer
Phone number of Applicant
Your answer
Email address of Applicant
Your answer
Role of Applicant
e.g., President, Vice-President
Your answer
REQUEST FOR CHARTER OR RENEWAL
By submitting this form, I request that this club be chartered or the charter for the club be renewed for 2017 and that the Club's Bylaws have been reviewed to ensure they do not conflict with the SDCDP Bylaws. I understand that if the club changes its bylaws during the charter period, a new pdf copy of the bylaws with an outline of the changes must be submitted to the Director of Clubs within 30 days and the charter is subject to review.
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