About IDWC

The IDWC is a forum for Idaho Democratic Women to focus on issues of concern, to increase involvement of women in the Democratic Party, to contribute to and to work for Democratic candidates, and to encourage and prepare more women to run for and be elected to public offices at all levels of government.

We are a proud member of the National Federation of Democratic Women.

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  • 2017 IDWC Annual Meeting Concludes

    Posted: April 14th, 2017

    2017 IDWC Annual Meeting Concludes

    2017 IDWC Annual Meeting concludes with the election of three new Regional Directors and the selection of our 2017 Dottie Stimpson Award Winner.

    Christine Tiddens – Keynote Speaker

    Keynote Address

    To begin, we would like to thank Christine Tidden for giving the keynote address this year. Christine is the Policy Director for Idaho Asset Building Network and Close the Gap Idaho. She spoke about the status of healthcare in Idaho and the implications regarding the current efforts to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act aka “Obama Care”. We appreciate her knowledge and advocacy regarding this issue.

    Donna Pence-Winner of the 2017 Dottie Stimpson Award.

    Dottie Stimpson Award Winner

    In addition, we are also excited to announce that Donna Pence was selected to receive the Dottie Stimpson Award for 2017. Donna is a Blaine County Democrat. She was elected to the District 26B House Seat in 2004 and served 6 terms before retiring in 2016. She is still active in the party, currently serving as Gooding County Chairman and Vice Chairman of Legislative Dist 26. We are honored to recognize Donna.  Read Donna’s nomination letter.

    New Regional Directors

    Finally, we have three new Regional Directors to announce.  The following women stepped forward to fill existing vacancies. They are Pat Hartwell for Region 3, Karen Bliss for Region 5 and Julie Dahlgren for Region 7. We congratulate and thank them for their willingness to lead.

     

  • Calling on Democratic Women: Register Now for the IDWC Membership Meeting

    Posted: February 27th, 2017

    IDWC Annual Membership MeetingMembership Meeting

    Saturday, March 12, 2017 | 8 am | $25

    Hampton Inn, 495 S Capitol Blvd, Boise ID

     

    It is a Time for Action

    Our current political climate is fraught with uncertainty. Yet, it also offers an opportunity. Recent actions like the Women’s March on Washington have exposed the deep seated desire of millions of women (and many men) to organize against our current political leadership. It is a chance to effect change by taking a greater role in the political process. The Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus exists for this purpose. It is calling on motivated Democratic Women in Idaho to assemble at the Annual Membership Meeting on March 12. Together, we can change Idaho’s Government from the inside out.

    About the IDWC

    The IDWC works to achieve the following objectives:

    • advocating for women’s issues
    • educating women about the Democratic Party
    • supporting Democratic candidates
    • preparing women to successfully run for office

     

    Membership Meeting

    In addition to enjoying a great breakfast and discussion, you* will help elect individuals to fill IDWC leadership positions. If you would like to be a candidate for leadership, take a look at the details in the next section of this article.

    You must complete the Registration Form to attend this meeting. Admission, including the breakfast, is $25.

    *Attendees must be active members of the caucus. Membership dues are $20. Seniors (65>) and students can join for $10. The Registration Form includes options to either join the caucus or renew an existing membership. Completing this section of the form is not necessary if you are already an active member.

    Membership Elections

    We are holding elections for:

    • IDWC Secretary and Treasurer
    • IDWC Region Directors (The open regions are 1, 3, 5 and 7)

    If you want to be considered for a position, you must submit your name and a brief summary of your qualifications to Barb Harris. If you seek to hold a Regional position, please include the region. Region info is available on our Contact page.

    Dottie Stimpson Award Nominations

    Also, don’t forget that we are seeking nominees for the Dottie Stimpson Award. The award honors an IDWC member who has demonstrated perseverance, persistence, patience, passion, commitment and leadership. The award is named for IDWC co-founder Dottie Stimpson.

    You can submit a nominee by filling out the online Nomination Form or submit the nomination details in an e-mail to our Committee Chair: Shirley McFaddan. All nominees must be active IDWC Members. Submission are due by March 1.

     

  • Labor Day Ride & Shine

    Posted: August 16th, 2016

    North Idaho Labor Council & Spokane Regional Labor Council

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  • Caucus Luncheon

    Posted: May 11th, 2016

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    Are you going to Democrat State Convention?

    Then join us for the Women’s Caucus Luncheon on Saturday June 18 in the Laurel/Juniper Room. Come meet and get to know our new Democratic Women Candidates for 2016.

    We will have our door prize courtesy of Jeanne Buell, a 50/50 and an Auction item.

    You must be an active member to attend. Join or Renew your Membership.

    http://idwc.org/events/caucus-luncheon/

    IDWC Caucus Luncheon Registration

    The luncheon occurs on Saturday, June 18 during the Idaho Democratic State Party Convention.
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  • Newly Elected Officers and Representatives

    Posted: March 28th, 2016

    newly elected Officers and Representatives (left to right) Barb Harris, IDW Chair Gini Ballou IDWC Vice Chair Donna Pence State Representative for Dist.26 Janie Davidson Blaine County Central Committee Chair Bev Robinson IDWC Secretary Betty Murphy IDWC Regional Director 5 Elaine Smith State Representative for Dist.29 Not shown Newly elected Hannah Sharp IDWC Regional Director 4 Linda Leeuwrik IDWC Regional Director 6

    Newly elected Officers and Representatives:

    (left to right) Barb Harris, IDW Chair; Gini Ballou, IDWC Vice Chair; Donna Pence, State Representative for Dist.26; Janie Davidson, Blaine County Central Committee Chair; Bev Robinson, IDWC Secretary; Betty Murphy, IDWC Regional Director 5; Elaine Smith, State Representative for Dist.29; Not shown: Hannah Sharp, IDWC Regional Director 4; Linda Leeuwrik, IDWC Regional Director 6.

     


About IDWC

The IDWC is a forum for Idaho Democratic Women to focus on issues of concern, to increase involvement of women in the Democratic Party, to contribute to and to work for Democratic candidates, and to encourage and prepare more women to run for and be elected to public offices at all levels of government.

We are a proud member of the National Federation of Democratic Women.

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Past Dottie Stimpson Award winners

2017 Donna Pence
2016 Rita Haggardt
2015 Shelly Landry
2014 Jeanne Buell (Life Time Achievement)
2014 Michelle Stennett
2013 Barbara Barber
2012 Tamara Poelstra
2011 Betty Murphy
2010 Carolyn Boyce
2009 Deb Silver
2008 Barbara Harris
2007 Sally Gasser
2006 Marilyn Howard
2005 Sharon Van Slyke
2004 Angie Neitzel
2003 Lucille Randolph
2002 Molly Lazechko
2001 Virginia Cole

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