Update from the Chair

Greetings!

IDWC Membership MeetingOur 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 hard work in helping our candidates with their campaigns. 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. If you would like to nominate an IDWC member for this award, please contact Shirley McFaddan, Chair of the Awards Committee. The Deadline 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. Remember to be able 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 it is very important that dues are paid regularly, as they help support our organization’s activities.

Going through the list of members there are quite a few who have not paid this year 2014 or 2013. We have it now set up online, so you can renew your membership or become a member here and pay your yearly dues. It is so easy that many members pay their dues this way. Check it out!

T-Shirts

We have blue t-shirts for the day when we have “Blue on the Hill”. Holli Woodings started this last year. Let’s continue it! We can wear them at events, parades, and picnics. Let’s show that we are proud to be Democrats. The t-shirt tagline is “This Dem is a Gem”. We are the “Gem State” and we, ladies are certainly gems. Order one of our new fabulous T-shirts here.

Thank you for your participation and cooperation.

Barb Harris, Chair of the Idaho Democratic Woman’s Caucus

Block Party

Coeur d’Alene area Democrats have a wonderful opportunity to meet your statewide and local candidates for public office including Shirley Ringo for US Congress. There is going to be an old-fashioned block party where attendees can also learn about Block Watch in our Neighborhoods. Additionally, there is going to be a garage sale with lots of girls jeans size 6, 8, 10 available for purchase.

BLOCK PARTY DETAILS
September 5, 2014
4:00 to 8:30 pm
1802 N 5th Street
(Between 5th and 6th Street on Poplar)
Coeur d’Alene, ID

The event will also feature a dunk tank, which is an attraction that always brings lots of laughter and fun. There will also be some face painting by Stacey Ringo for attendees both old and young alike.

For more information, contact Barbara Harris at 208-818-1076 or bahcdsrm@gmail.com.

Jana Jones: Ready to Restore Idaho Education

Jana_JonesJana Jones has spent her entire career as an educational leader Idahoans can trust to stand up for children and their families.

A fourth generation Idahoan and the first of Wayne and Janice Hammond’s 5 children, Jana was a born into the values that make Idaho great: honesty, hard work, and independence.  She grew up in Bonneville County and attended Idaho Falls School District 91, where she would eventually teach after graduating from Skyline High School and earning her bachelor’s degree in Special Education at Utah State University.

Dissatisfied with the lack of early childhood education in the state before kindergarten was funded, and after earning a master’s degree in Special Education, Jana founded and operated Progressive Day School in Idaho Falls—one of the first early childhood centers in the state to include children with special needs.  Progressive Day School is still open today and is where countless children in Idaho started school, including all of Jana’s children and grandchildren.
Read More at JanaJonesForIdaho.com

Ringo: A Real Leader for Idaho

 

Meet Shirley Ringo – Candidate for US Congress Idaho D1

Shirley Ringo is a teacher, an organizer, a public servant, and a proud Idahoan.

Shirley’s values are Idaho’s values. Give everyone a shot at the American Dream. Reward hard work. Build an economy that’s fair and lifts everyone up. Insist on accountability in government. And protect Idaho, the best place on earth, for future generations.

Shirley’s a leader for all of Idaho. After 14 years in the Idaho House, her colleagues chose her to co-chair the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee — even though she’s a bright-blue Democrat in a deep-red state.

Learn more about Shirley at ShirleyRingo.com