We have been meeting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds since 1994 and the facility works reasonably well most of the time. However, recent announcements by the Del Mar Fairgrounds to replace the facility, coupled with increasing room rental, worsening traffic, and difficulties with setup and audio-visual equipment has led our board to seek a venue to ensure a quality meeting experience for all of our 1,200 members.
We are therefore excited to announce that beginning August 8th our meetings will be held at a state-of-the art meeting facility located in the UTC area at:
Congregation Beth Israel (CBI)
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego 92122
It is a beautiful space with a large auditorium-style room featuring padded seats, a proper stage and an excellent audio-visual system. There is an adjacent room that will be used for a pre-meeting social hour where vendors and other tables will be set up. Free coffee and tea will be available before the meeting and we have access to a kitchen for the occasional meeting that includes food. In addition, there is a large courtyard - planted with Mediterranean plants - in front of the meeting room.
The location is more centrally located in San Diego and has good freeway access. Our central and south county members can avoid the “Merge” and our north county members have just a few minutes (5 miles) longer to drive. And for those that carpool, 805 South has a new commuter lane. Best of all, there are many stores and restaurants in the area so you can make an afternoon of it or have an early dinner before the meeting. Ample free parking garage is available in the adjacent parking garage.
We encourage you to come early to the August meeting so you can enjoy pre-meeting refreshments and check out our new facility. Doors open at 5:30. Look for more information in the August newsletter and emails about directions, parking, and new check in process.
Help us get the word out by telling other members and your friends.