Democratic Club

The educational and social branch of the Party is the Democratic Club. Each meeting centers on a featured presentation in addition to club announcements regarding recent and upcoming events and activities. Weekly club topics are announced on our Events page.
Each spring, the Kootenai Democrats nominate members for recognition. Members are eligible for nomination to the Art Manley Life-Time Achievement Award and the Rising Star Award. Awards are presented at the annual North Idaho Democracy Dinner.

Progressive Diners

The Progressive Diners is an informal social organization that promotes discussion of topical events and issues. This monthly group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and lively discussion of a topic of interest that is presented by a guest speaker. Details of each meeting are sent to an email list of interested participants about 10 days prior to the meeting. If you would like to be included in that list, contact Steve at An RSVP is required due to the limitations of our meeting venue.

WHERE: Seasons of Coeur d’Alene

WHEN: Participants are encouraged to arrive by 6:15 p.m. to check in and get settled. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Monthly dinner topics are announced on our events page.

Women’s Association

The mission of the Kootenai Democratic Women’s Association is to increase the 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. The Kootenai Democratic Women’s Association is an affiliate of the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus. The association holds various events throughout the year to raise awareness of democratic causes and funds for local Democratic candidates.
Co-Chairs: Sheila Gary and Kathy Beechler


North Idaho CASA-Shower Fundraiser (Spring)
Garden Party (Summer)
Annual Luncheon (Fall)
Christmas Cookie/Ornament Exchange (Winter)

Central Committee

As the governing branch of the Party in Kootenai County, the Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee is composed of all elected and appointed precinct chairs and vice chairs. This meeting is open to all. If you would like to attend the meeting, contact the

Central Committee Chair: Shem Hanks

WHERE: Email the Chair for details

WHEN: This body meets monthly on the 2nd Monday beginning at 6:00 p.m.