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Idaho Republican Party Moves “Winter Meeting” to Virtual Only

By • November 28, 2020

The Republican Party of Idaho has made an announcement regarding their “Winter Meeting” which is scheduled to take place on January 9th.

Typically, the party meets “in-person” for the event but the meeting has now been changed to a “virtual meeting.”

The Idaho GOP released a statement where they discussed the inability to hold the meeting safely. The primary concern listed in the statement was because of the “COVID-19 situation.”

Here is the full statement released by the Idaho Republican Party about the Winter Meeting:

November 24th, 2020

After collaborating with IDGOP Executive Committee members and closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Idaho, the IDGOP team has determined that a traditional, in-person Winter Meeting is not feasible or safe to conduct. Therefore, the Idaho Republican Party will be hosting a virtual 2021 Winter meeting on Saturday, January 9th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (MST). This virtual meeting will allow us to fulfill all our State Party bylaw requirements while providing updates and guidance after the 2020 election.

Due to the complexities of virtual discussions and balloting, a limited agenda will be used for the virtual 2021 Winter Meeting. All of the submitted rules and resolutions will be held and addressed at the Summer Meeting of 2021, in addition to in-person presentations of the Hall of Fame Awards.

We understand this is disappointing news, however, we recognize the importance of minimizing risk and taking safe precautions. We fully expect that we will meet in person for our Summer Meeting, and we look forward to hosting that session and gathering with all of you then.

Please see below for the 2021 Winter Meeting Agenda. This information will also be included on future communications along with login credentials for the meeting.

The 2021 Winter Meeting Agenda:

  • “State of the Party” address by Chairman Tom Luna
  • IDGOP Executive Committee Reports
  • Standing Committee Announcements
  • 2021 Hall of Fame Award Announcements

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as the IDGOP staff work hard to plan successful and safe events for our Idaho Republican Party members.

Please stay tuned for additional updates regarding this meeting as we move into December, and contact us with any questions or concerns by emailing

Do you agree or disagree with the Idaho Republican Party’s decision on their “Winter Meeting?” Let us know in the comments below.

Tags: Idaho Republican Party, Tom Luna, Winter Meeting