The IDWC elects officers at its annual breakfast meeting in Boise the morning after the Frank & Bethine Church dinner. (See ByLaws IDWC Approved March 4, 2007.)
During the meeting, we elect officers and regional directors based on the following schedule. On even numbered years, we elect the chair, vice-chair, secretary and directors for regions 2, 4, 7. On odd numbered years, we elect the treasurer and directors for regions 1, 3, 5, and 7. Those who are elected are expected to serve two year terms.
Each regional director must live in the region she represents. (These regions conform to the Idaho Health & Welfare Districts breakdown.)
Region 1: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone
Region 2: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce
Region 3: Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owhyee, Payette, Washington
Region 4: Ada, Boise, Elmore, Valley
Region 5: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls
Region 6: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Butte, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power
Region 7: Bonneville, Clark, Custer, Freemont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton
The Chair has the authority to appoint committees, such as membership or public relations, as well as County Coordinators in each of the counties.
To be eligible to vote for the new officers, new members must join prior to or at the annual meeting, and current members must renew their membership prior to or at the annual meeting. Membership dues are $20. Seniors (65>) and students can join for $10. Additional contributions to the IDWC are welcome.
Members may vote by Proxy. Proxy votes must be received in writing (on paper, by email, or by fax) by the Secretary prior to the February meeting. Proxies may be either general or limited, and instructed or uninstructed. No member may at any time hold or exercise more than one (1) proxy.