Catfish Club Logo "... a unique forum in which well-meaning individuals from all walks of life may enter into conversation with one another in discussing the salient, sometimes urgent issues facing us as neighbors... "
 
Catfish Club Logo

Reverend George W. Smith
The Catfish Club
5514 Mira Flores Drive
San Diego, CA  92114
(619) 266-7278
(619) 266-8130 fax
info@catfishclub.net



About Catfish Club

The Reverend George Walker Smith founded the Catfish Club in 1970.  Over the years it has become, in practical terms, the only venue in San Diego that provides a monthly, public airing of divergent views on topics critical to the success of diversity in the nation's sixth largest city.  Catfish Club is politically non-partisan.

Our Mission:
The Mission of the Catfish Club is to provide a unique forum in which well-meaning individuals from all walks of life may enter into conversation with one another in discussing the salient, sometimes urgent, issues facing us as neighbors.

Past Speakers Include:

  • Former California Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante
  • San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders
  • Representative Susan Davis, 53rd Congressional District
  • Senator Barbara Boxer of California
  • Former Attorney General Bill Lockyer
  • San Diego Convention Center CEO Carol Wallace
  • Educational and Civic Leaders

Our concerns include:

  • Civil Discourse
  • Economic Equity
  • Education and Business
  • Community Improvement
  • Networking
  • Diversity
  • Leadership

Our venue:
In May 2006, the Catfish Club moved to a new location the San Diego Hall of Champions.  The new site is conveniently situated in Balboa Park across from the Aerospace Museum at 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego 92101 (Directions: after entering downtown San Diego, left on Park Blvd., left on Presidents Way and Proceed to stop sign, the Hall of Champions is first building on the left - parking is free).

Meetings are held on the first Fridays at noon, unless otherwise noticed, and lunch will be served to members and guests (non-member luncheon, $20).