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
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.
Posted: February 27th, 2017
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
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.
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.
Posted: August 16th, 2016
North Idaho Labor Council & Spokane Regional Labor Council
Posted: May 11th, 2016
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.
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: Hannah Sharp, IDWC Regional Director 4; Linda Leeuwrik, IDWC Regional Director 6.