2021 Virtual Brunch & Annual Meeting
We had some fantastic women from across Idaho and the country speak at our annual meeting, which had the theme of “Build Back Better”! The speakers at our first ever Virtual Brunch on March 14, 2021, were Virgie Rollins Representative Muffy Davis, Representative Sally Toone, Representative Illana Rubel, Betty Richardson, and Julianna Roosevelt. They each spoke about the importance of getting Democratic women elected and how we can work together to “Build Back Better” so that our communities can come out of the pandemic stronger than ever.
We also presented our three awards to some fantastic individuals. This year’s Dottie Stimpson Award winner has chosen to remain anonymous at this time. The Young Distinguished Woman Award was awarded to Mariel Wilson, who is currently the Teton County Field Director with NextGen Idaho. This year we also started the Marguerite McLaughlin Award to honor a woman who serves in public office in Idaho. Our first ever winner was Sally Toone, who currently represents Legislative District 29 in the Idaho House of Representatives.
We had a fantastic virtual meeting and we plan on having more virtual events this year until it is safe enough to meet in person.