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.

Candidate Forum May 6

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

May 6 – Tuesday evening,
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
at the Courthouse Annex in Roseburg

Open to the public.

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.


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

League Soup!

League Soup!

Hello Members,

Please join us on December 17 – Tuesday for a light meal: Soup, bread, and dessert. We are Inviting members to tell about any activities outside of League to share. This event will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, on Lane Street at 4:00 to 6:00pm. No charge, no need to bring anything.

Community Advisory Council Public Meeting

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) of the Umpqua Health Alliance (UHA) is hosting a public meeting to review the Community Health Assessment (CHA) recently conducted and let the community know about the great things happening with our coordinated care organization (CCO), which serves residents of Douglas County.

Monday, November 4, 2013
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Ford Community Room,
Douglas County Library
1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd
Roseburg OR 97470

E-mail PLaFreniere @
or call 541.464.6291

Tech Meeting for Members 10/22/13

To LWVUV Members:

I hope you will come to the October 22 – Tuesday meeting. It will be at 1:00 – 3:00p at the Oregon State University Extension Service Roseburg Office in the kitchen meeting room (lower floor) at 1143 SE Douglas St, Roseburg. Please park in the County visitor parking.

This meeting is to review the new web pages for the League, and learn some helpful hints about finding documents/studies and the new Forums. It will be with Mary Sinclair, from Rogue Valley League on a big screen in real time WiFi. You may bring your own laptops, if you wish, but this is not required. The pages have changed and the state League and national League look very much the same. You should register as a member prior to this meeting. Each member can sign on and create their own password now, if you have not already done so.

There are also some new web sites which we should know about. I hope this will be a benefit to members who like to use the internet. I know it may not be for everyone, but we have room for about 20 at this location.

If you are coming, I will send you some documents ahead to look at. SO RSVP BY OCTOBER 18!

If you did not attend the League Forum–Cradle to Career–but are still interested to work on one of the new studies, please let me know.

Thank you for your continued support. Please contact me if you have questions.


Sally McKain
LWV Umpqua Valley, President

LWV of Oregon Ed Fund Studies Kick-Off in Roseburg


Join us for “Cradle to Career: Education in Oregon”, Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM at Umpqua Community College’s Danny Lang Event Center.

Learn about what’s been going on in the legislature that affects the current state of education in Oregon. We’ll hear from Dr. Nancy Golden, Oregon’s Chief Education Officer, as well as a panel of other knowledgeable speakers. There will be time for you to pose questions and get answers. The cost is $25 and includes morning coffee and pastries as well as lunch. Please go to the state League’s website, http://www.lwvor.org/umpqua-registration for more information and to register online. But please hurry, we need to plan for lunch!

A generous donation will allow for several COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSIONS, so please don’t let the cost deter you or any guest you’d like to bring.

To register and for more information, call 503-581-5722 or email lwvor@lwvor.org ASAP!


The LWVUV Board

More Thanks!!

The  2013 Garden Committee met last week to evaluate our recent Garden Tour held on Saturday, June 15th in the Roseburg area and to make recommendations for 2014.

Although we realized Individual words of thanks were extended to the musicians, artists and those who helped to make the 2013 Country Garden Tour a very special event, we realized it was important for the members of the LWVUV to know who was involved in this production.  Individually, you may want to extend your personal thanks and appreciation for their participation when you see any of the following:

Linda  Smith, representing the Audubon Society, led informative bird walks at Sunshine Park  during a 4-hour period.

Artists who participated  were:

Victoria Carnate, John & Judy Waller, Peter Alsen, Paul Zegers, Dan Rockholt, Susan Commerford and Claudia Lapham & Friends.

Musicians who participated were:

Steve Erickson, Dan Bedford, Rebecca Moore, Frank Elst, Cindy Ferguson, Wanda Eddy, Joe Ross & Friends, Ray  Wanamaker and Jeff Haverner.

We know may of you participated in the tour, so you may already know who was instrumental in making this event a success.  We also know some of you were not available and wanted you to know the extent of community involvement.

Nancy Farris is the chair for 2014.  Please contact her if you wish to participate in the planning of our 3rd annual garden tour.  nfarris@centurytel.net

Thanks from the committee: Beverly Paulson, Nancy Farris, Penny Reed, Rina Bengstrom, Anna Willman and Jean Oswald


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