Friendly Incumbent Endorsements are just like regular endorsements, all the normal rules apply, the Party doesn’t make any distinction in its Rules Concerning Endorsements by Chartered Clubs - Article XIII Section 7.
Reasonable attempts are made by the club to notify and invite all declared candidates who the Party has established with certainty are registered Democrats regarding the date, time, and place of the club’s meetings and of the club’s endorsement process at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting. A copy of any meeting notice sent to candidates shall be supplied via email to the Director of Clubs and the SDCDP.
If you’re not sure who has declared, contact the Party office.
Requests for information regarding candidates from the club to the Party office must be made at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting.
Under the latest bylaws:
If a club fails to comply with the rules concerning endorsements, the Executive Board may suspend all their endorsement voting rights, until the matter has been resolved.