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 and on social media. The Club has met weekly, each Friday at noon, for over 40 years at the Iron Horse. The club maintains its own website. You can access it here.
Dem Club Executive Committee
President – Ruben Miranda
Vice President – Cathy Kraus
Treasurer – Alise Tanner
Secretary – Savannagh Kasey
Trustees – Shem Hanks, Shawn Keenan and Richard Rolland
The Progressive Diners is an informal social organization that promotes discussion of topical events and issues. This monthly group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Seasons of Coeur d’Alene 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 email@example.com. An RSVP is required due to the limitations of our meeting venue.
The mission of the Kootenai Democratic Women’s Association is to increase the involvement of women in the Democratic Party. The Association holds four social events throughout the year to raise awareness of Democratic causes and funds for local Democratic candidates. Kathy Beechler is the Chair and a long-time activist in Kootenai County.
The springtime Baby Shower collects needed new clothing and supplies for babies and young children served by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). A garden party is held during the summer. Falls features a leisurely luncheon at an area eatery, and the festive Christmas cookie-ornament exchange happens during the holiday season.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Watch our events calendar and social media for specific details about the events as they approach.
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. Its main purpose is to recruit and support Democrats to run for public office. As a result, the KCDCC plans and participates in many and varied activities and events throughout the year to increase the visibility of Democrats and their values and to highlight and support our hard-working, dedicated candidates who choose to run for public office.
KCDCC holds regular monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month at 6 pm at the Kootenai County Courthouse. This meeting is open to all. Check our calendar for any chance of venue. If you would like to attend the meeting or need further information, contact the Central Committee Chair: Shem Hanks.
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.