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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  • A Baby Shower for North Idaho CASA

    Posted: April 17th, 2014

    The Kootenai Democratic Women’s Association will be holding their annual gift campaign for North Idaho CASA. Please bring a wrapped shower gift to be donated to a child in the CASA program. Gifts should be appropriate for infants to children who are two years of age.  The event will take place at the home of Sheila Gary, 11880 Friar Drive in Hayden Idaho. So save the date, THURSDAY, MAY 15, and plan to attend. The party begins at 6:30 p.m.

    This event is hosted by Sheila Gary 772-5873 and Kathy Beechler 667-0648.

    North Idaho CASA serves Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone Counties. Their program serves over 500 children that have been abused or neglected annually.

    The Kootenai Democratic Women’s Association is an organization to support women and their issues and to help women get elected in all levels of office, both locally and statewide.

  • IDWC Garage Sale

    Posted: April 11th, 2014

    Garage Sale

    DATE: May 30-31 (Friday and Saturday)
    TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Spring is here and it is time for Spring Cleaning.

    So clean out those closets and help us raise money for the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus. This is an IDWC Annual Fundraiser in Kootenai County. As in past  years,  we are asking for item donations such as clothing, small appliances, furniture and other great stuff for our sale. We are so grateful to everyone who has supported this sale in past years and we hope this year will be as successful.

    If you have items you can donate, call 208-818-1076 to arrange a drop off. Items should be delivered to 1802 N 5th Street, Coeur d’Alene ID. (corner of 5th and Poplar Street). The drop point is the big garage behind the house on Poplar Street.

    Let’s make this year the BEST ever.

    Please deliver your donated items before May 20 so that we have time to sort and price everything before the sale. Also, for those with the time and inclination, please consider volunteering to help with set up and support during the sale. If you are  interested in helping out, call and let me know.

    Barb Harris: IDWC Chair, 208-818-1076.

  • Jeanne Buell Honored for Lifetime Achievement

    Posted: March 31st, 2014

    The Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus recognizes the immeasurable contributions by IDWC founder and lifetime Democrat Jeanne Buell. Jeanne’s work at all levels of Party Politics are well known. She has been an instrumental and dedicated contributor to the Party building efforts of the Idaho Democrats and the IDWC for many, many years. We are so grateful for her leadership and example and we celebrate her accomplishments.

    Read more about her nomination here.

  • Stennett Receives Annual Dottie Stimpson Award at Annual Breakfast

    Posted: March 31st, 2014

    State Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett was recognized for her dedication and leadership in state politics by fellow members of the IDWC. Michelle’s commitment to bring respectful, collaborative, smart governing to the Idaho Legislature is an example to women statewide. We celebrate her contributions and support her efforts to create a state government that is transparent and accessible to everyone.

    Read more about her nomination.

  • Rita Haggardt, IDWC Region 6 Director, Honored

    Posted: March 8th, 2014

    Rita Haggardt has been invested and involved in making positive change since her days working in Washington DC at the height of the civil rights movement. The Pocatello branch of the NAACP presented Rita with the Ron Timpson award during its annual Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon on January 18, 2014.

    The presentation was covered by Chris Cole of KIDKNews in Idaho Falls. A video of the presentation and a written report about the event is available at LocalNews8.com.


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

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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Upcoming Events

  1. A Baby Shower for North Idaho CASA

    May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. IDWC Garage Sale

    May 30 - 31