Posted: December 3rd, 2014
Our statewide election did not come out the way we had hoped despite all our hard work. However, we did have some successes at the local level and we can celebrate those elections. Thank you for all your work to help our candidates. Now we need to work on next year and the 1st thing that comes to mind is our Dottie Stimpson Award. We will be presenting the Award at our annual Membership Meeting in Boise in March.
Dottie Stimpson Award Nominations
The Dottie Stimpson Award “honors a woman who has demonstrated perseverance, persistence, patience, passion, commitment and leadership such as Dottie Stimpson has over the years as she founded the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus. Dottie’s work on behalf of the Democratic Party and the Women’s Caucus has been significant, and in this way we honor her loyalty, energy, and support.”
Our Chair for the Awards Committee:
Shirley McFaddan, Chair
The Dead Line for submitting names is January 15, 2015.
Membership Renewals Due
It’s past time to renew your membership. If you have already renewed or you do this every year at the Frank Church IDWC Membership Breakfast, please disregard this message.
Going through the list of members there are quite a few who have not paid this year 2014 or 2013. We have it set up online, so you can go to join/renew on the membership tab and pay your yearly dues. It is so easy that many members pay their dues this way. Check it out!
To participate on the executive board or a committee or to vote at the membership meeting, you need to be a member in good standing. So please pay your dues regularly.
Thank you for your participation and cooperation.
Barb Harris, Chair
Idaho Democratic Woman’s Caucus
We have blue t-shirts for the day when we have “Blue on the Hill”. Holli Woodings started this last year. Lets continue it!! We can wear them at events, parades, and picnics. Let’s show that we are proud to be Democrats. The t-shirt tag line is “This Dem is a Gem”. We are the “Gem State” and we, ladies are certainly gems.
Posted: November 7th, 2014
IYD is happy to congratulate young Democrat Rep-Elect Paulette Jordan on winning a very competitive race for the Idaho State Legislature. She will go on to represent Idaho’s District 5 starting January 2015.
Jordan, 34, is a native and life-long resident of Idaho, as well as an enrolled member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, who has been involved in local politics and community activism for years. She has served three years as the youngest elected member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council.
Education, jobs and the economy are major priorities for Jordan, who aims to strengthen education and prioritize resources for Idaho schools. Her focus is to also promote economic opportunities that strike an important balance between industry and appropriate protections for local property owners and our unique quality of life.
Paulette resides in the countryside of northern Idaho enjoying motherhood, playing sports, riding horseback and outings appreciating the great outdoors with family and friends.