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.

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

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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!

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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.

“WE’RE CLOSER THAN WE THINK”
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.

Candidate Forum May 6

The Umpqua Valley League is sponsoring a Candidate Forum for the Douglas County Commissioner’s race on:

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May 6 – Tuesday evening,
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
at the Courthouse Annex in Roseburg at the corner of Fowler and Douglas.

Free and Open to the public.

Help out by downloading the poster and post it somewhere! –> May 6 Candidate Forum Poster Event Flyer (PDF)

Look What’s Coming!

The Garden Tour!

Don’t miss this once a year special occasion. Visit private gardens you wouldn’t know about otherwise. Take a special peak!

Save the Date! June 14, 2014

Download the flyer.

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The League and the ACLU Meet on April 1 in Roseburg

Join the League in welcoming the ACLU to speak on “Unequal Justice: Discrimination in the War on Drugs” on April 1 at the Douglas County Library from 6 to 8PM. Members and Friends, help us spread the word by clicking here, and then printing the poster and posting it around town. This would help with … Continue reading

Agriculture Study Consensus Meeting for Members

Please come and see how the League works. Open to the public. Tuesday Feb. 25 at Noon Elmer’s Restaurant in Roseburg League members will answer consensus questions regarding the national League’s study on Agriculture. Here is an important link on the national League’s website for you to use to become informed on the subject before … Continue reading

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