Mission Statement

League of Women Voters® of the Umpqua Valley is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government in order to build better communities statewide.

LWVUV’s purposes are to influence public policy through education and advocacy, and to provide support for League members and the League organization.

House District 2 Candidates Forum Photos

Thank you for attending the House District 2 Candidates Forum held at the OSU Extension building in Roseburg on Oct. 7 and sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley. Here are some photos from the event.

County Commissioner Candidates Forum Photos

That was a very interesting Douglas County Commissioner candidates’ forum on 10-14-14. Hope you were there to ask your questions of the candidates.

Linus Oakes Ballot Measure Forum Oct. 16

There’s another ballot measure forum scheduled at Linus Oakes in Roseburg on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1:30pm. Come learn about the seven statewide ballot measures.

Linus Oaks is at 2665 Van Pelt Blvd, Roseburg, OR 97471. This event is free and everyone is welcome.

For more information call: 5451-679-5597

October Candidates and Ballot Measure Forums

October is busy with Candidates and Ballot Measure Forums

Be Informed! Come to nonpartisan candidates forums conducted by the League of Women Voters. Open to the Public – No charge.

Come hear the Oregon House District #2 candidates on Oct 7, 2014 at 6PM – 7:30PM at the OSU Extension Annex auditorium on the corner of Douglas and Fowler Streets, 1134 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg.

On Oct. 14 ask Douglas County Commissioner candidates your questions at 6PM – 7:30PM at the OSU Extension Annex auditorium on the corner of Douglas and Fowler Streets, 1134 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg.

The Ballot Measure Forum will be held on Oct. 21 at the Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, at 6PM to 7:30PM. Want to learn about the measures? Both sides of the 7 state ballot measures will be presented by trusted League members.

Check out the local measures here: http://www.co.douglas.or.us/clerk/county_measures.asp

Register to vote no later than Oct. 14, the cut-off date.

Don’t forget to VOTE!

1st Fall Meeting Kicks Off New League Year

For Immediate Release:

The League of Women Voters, Umpqua Valley chapter, will hold its first meeting of the 2014-2015 year, Tuesday, September 23, at the First Presbyterian Church, 823 SE Lane, Roseburg.

State LWV President, Robin Wisdom, will give an update on what the League is doing nationally and at the state level. Local members and newcomers will have a chance to discuss the League’s plans for the coming year. A light dinner will be served at 5:30 PM. The meeting will start at 6:00 PM. Ice cream will be served for dessert. The League of Women Voters welcomes all people regardless of gender.

Join in with other community members. This is a great time to become a new League member!

For more information, call Sally McKain, 541-679-5597.

September Newsletter Now Online


Get the latest news from your local League, News That Counts!

The September 2014 Newsletter is now online.

Read and Enjoy!

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Annual Garden Tour Photos

We hope you did not miss this year’s Annual Garden Tour on June 14, 2014 of some of the most spectacular gardens in all of Douglas County. The Annual Garden Tour is a benefit for the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley. Here’s some photo from this year’s tour.

Garden Tour in Douglas County on June 14!

garden tour 2014 press release with territorial added

What better way to spend a Saturday in spring than to drive across the Umpqua countryside visiting gardens, listening to musicians, watching artists in action and enjoying local food and wine?

If this sounds idyllic, please join the League of Women Voters on June 14 for their third annual Spring Garden Tour which will feature six gardens scattered along a rural route from west Roseburg to the community of Umpqua.

The tour is designed to inspire. The tour features six different gardens to choose from or visit all six. This is your special chance for a private view of some of Douglas County’s best gardens. You’ll see rhodies as well as veggies and wander along paths near fountains through arbors and alongside tranquil ponds. Musicians playing flutes, guitars, accordions and harmonica will provide ambiance to enhance your garden experience.

Artists will be painting and displaying their wares, many of which will be available for purchase — from one of a kind silk scarves, to ceramics and blown glass to handcrafted clothing and wildflower field guides. Local foods will be available near both ends of the route – at Kruse Farms and the Lighthouse Bakery, and the tapas tent will be open at Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards so that after visiting their terraced gardens, you can dine as well as enjoy a discount on wine tasting.

Tickets for the tour are $12.00 and will be available on May 15 at:

  • While Away Books,
  • Hanson Jewelers,
  • Photo Frogg in Roseburg,
  • Munchies in Glide,
  • Sutherlin Water Garden & Nursery in Sutherlin,
  • Hall’s Mercantile & Hardware in Myrtle Creek,
  • Louise’s Shopping Spot in Winston, and
  • Territorial Seed Company in Cottage Grove

Tickets also will be available on the day of the tour for $15 at two of the gardens along the route. For more information on the tour contact Penny Reed at 541-637-7091.

Download the Garden Tour 2014 Press Release here.

The proceeds of this event will go to the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley.

Thanks for Attending LWVOR Council!

The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley thank community members who came out for the LWVOR Council presentations on May 16 at the Holiday Inn Express in Roseburg. Council was informative. Membership adopted a budget for 2014-2015, elected state leaders, and learned from a number of elegant speakers. Dr. Patty Scott of the Southwestern … Continue reading

LWVOR Council in Roseburg May 16 & 17

The Public is Invited To Attend The League of Women Voters of Oregon’s Council 2014

At the Holiday Inn Express in Roseburg, OR. 375 West Harvard Avenue, Roseburg, Oregon.

On Friday, May 16 at 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM, Dr. Patty M. Scott, Ed.D., President, Southwestern Oregon Community College will speak on “WHEN GENERATIONS COLLIDE”.

Every generation is different, but why does it seem hard to connect with young people of high school and college age? Dr. Scott will relate how Southwestern Oregon Community College makes education relevant to the students and explores ways that generations can learn to appreciate and benefit from the other’s view of the world.

Also on Friday, May 16, that evening at 7:30 PM, the Banquet Speaker will be Tom Bowerman, Project Director, of PolicyInteractive Climate & Public Policy Research Project.

Conventional wisdom portrays citizens as deeply divided over major policy issues. This view is reinforced by media stories and political rhetoric. The third Oregon Values and Beliefs Survey results call into question that the culture is so deeply polarized, based on results from 198 questions asked of thousands of randomly selected citizens. Results show a majority of the population share a common vision of engagement on major issues. The study methodology and findings will be presented by Tom Bowerman, along with a brief examination of the role of the individual in influencing social change. This talk will cover some highlights from the range of topics but will give more focus to environmental topics, PolicyInteractive’s primary focus.

Buffet Dinner catered by Debbie of Dino’s Ristorante Italiano in Roseburg
Reserve in Advance by May 12, 2014 – $25 per Person – Pay at the door

Please let us know your choice of meal:

  • Butternut Squash Lasagna (Veggie) or
  • Stuffed Pork Tenderloin or
  • Chicken Tetrazzini

All served with salad greens, dressing & rolls
Strawberry Panna Cotta for dessert
Coffee and Tea

Please call the League office, 503-581-5722, to reserve dinner or for more information. Please respond by May 12, 2014. Payment for dinner accepted at the door. Guests for speakers only are welcome to attend at no cost.

Download invitation here.


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