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.

Douglas Public Health Network

Douglas Public Health Network cordially invites you to a community-wide meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 2PM to 4:30PM in Conference Room 101 at the north side of the first floor of the public health building at 621 West Madrone, Roseburg, Oregon.Health-is-everything-50

The agenda will cover a myriad of topics ranging from Public Health Modernization, changes to public health Douglas County, our County Health Rankings (CHR), and our County and State Health Improvement Plan.

This meeting is meant to generate feedback regarding items that need to be added or subjected to our current plans and operating strategies.

Immediately following the meeting the Umpqua Community Health Center (UCHC) is hosting an open house from 5PM to 7PM to celebrate the opening of their reproductive health space.

Save Our Libraries

If we don’t do something to save our libraries, they will be closed by Douglas County. Perhaps you’ve heard of this effort by citizens to keep our libraries open. Please support them by attending tonight’s Feb. 8th, 7:00 PM City Council meeting.Save Our Library

What is going to happen:

The Save Our Libraries Committee is making a pitch for the city council to opt-in to our proposed new library district.

The Roseburg City Council meeting tonight on Feb 8th starts at 7pm at the City Hall.

The City Council has received a packet that includes a Sample Resolution, an outline of our presentation, and an Economic Feasibility Statement which includes a detailed budget for the next 3 years. They have the information they need to make a decision.

Would you please find time to become part of the audience? We want to convince the city council that there are folks that value the library System and they should opt-in to the new district so their citizens can vote in November , yes or no, on a new library district.

As you may have heard, the County has been progressively withdrawing funding for the library system.

If we don’t manage to create the new special library district, the Douglas County Library System – all 11 libraries – will close down sometime during the next two years.

If you can help us pack the audience with other library supporters, all the better.

This presentation to the council is only a part of an effort to put a Special Library District on the November ballot.

The next step is to circulate a petition. The petition will require countywide volunteers to collect as many as 10,000 signatures. A Big Job. If you can volunteer for signature gathering in your community please sign-up at: Save Our Libraries.

“Are We Crazy About Our Kids?”


The League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley is offering two opportunities for you to learn about our most precious resource and best investment – our Kids! One is a daytime event and the other is an evening event.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, Umpqua Forum, at the Roseburg Country Club, from 11:30-1:00. Lunch orders begin at 11:30. Program 12:00-1:00.

We will watch the PBS video, “Are We Crazy About Our Kids?” and learn about a community-wide campaign called the Early Teaching Project.

For lunch, pre-registrations are requested by February 4 to Jenny Carloni, jennifer.carloni@gmail.com, or 541-672-1914

Lunch with program $20, program only, $5 paid at the door.

This program is sponsored by Umpqua Forum, formerly Lunch Bunch, a long-standing community discussion group.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd in Roseburg

The presentation will also include a panel of speakers from our local Early Learning Hub and school district. This is a free, public event.

See fliers attached. Feb-9-Ump-Forum-Flier     Feb-23-AWCAOK flier
Spread the word!

Annual Program Planning Meeting

Join us for the Annual Program Planning Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6PM to 7:30PM at the Mercy Education Center, Room 2, at 2459 Stewart Parkway in Roseburg, OR.

Annual program planning is a routine event for League members, but it is also for new members and friends of the League. Also at this time we look at existing studies and ask for ideas for new studies which could be proposed at our upcoming annual membership meeting in April.

Important and informative links for this meeting:

And There Will Be a Soup Supper! Please come and bring a friend!

For more information, call [541]-[672]-[1914].

Money in Politics Consensus Meeting

Join us for the Money in Politics Study Consensus Meeting on Jan. 19. The Annual Program Planning meeting will be on Jan. 28 when soup will be served.

The Money in Politics Study Consensus Meeting on Jan. 19 will be at the Mercy Education Center at 2475 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg (next to Office Max) at 7PM to 8:30PM.

Here are the PDFs you will need to read in advance:

Important Links:

Please bring copies with you if possible.

President Obama’s State of Union Address Jan. 12

If you are not attending a meeting, be sure to catch the President’s State of the Union Address on January 12.

Here’a a link to League tips on how to get the most out of the address.

Happy New Year 2016!

The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley wishes Douglas County residents a healthful and prosperous New Year! Be informed to make important choices in an election year!

Check out our Calendar for important events!


Thank you for a Great Year!


Thank you to all of our supporters and members. Without you, Douglas County would not be such a great place to live!

We wish to convey our sincere thanks — from the LWV Umpqua Valley Board.

Happy Holidays Everyone!


We’ve sent a letter to our faithful contributors and members. Please consider us for a yearend gift.

The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley has accomplished much in the past year. We’ve addressed gun safety, public-safety-mtg-2-18-15health care, mental health court, and the importance of services to young children. We recently sponsored an event at Umpqua Community College on Early Childhood Education and Care.

While we hold our annual membership drive at the end of each year, we would also like to reach out to those who would like to support our work with a year-end contribution.

This is an opportunity to bolster democracy in Douglas County by supporting an organization that does not promote or oppose political parties or candidates EVER. The League is an “issues” organization. We stand up for issues that affect all of us, from clean water to government transparency, to childhood education, and much more.

Please consider giving a generous year-end donation to support your local League of Women Voters. See directions below to make it tax-deductible. If you do not desire a tax deduction, make your check out to LWV Umpqua Valley or LWVUV. Either way, pleasemail your check to:

LWV Umpqua Valley
PO Box 2434
Roseburg, OR 97470

**If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please make your check out to LWVOR* and in the memo write ‘For LWVUV’. You will receive an acknowledgment in the mail.

*The League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) just ‘consolidated’ with its 501(c)(3), formerly the League of Women Voters of Oregon Education Fund, and is now fully tax-deductible organization under the IRS, State Corporation Division and Department of Justice.

Thank you for your support! We are looking Forward to Another Strong Year!

Happy Holidays From the Board of Directors & Thank You!

League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley

Jennifer Carloni, President
Tina Arredondo
Sally McKain
Nancy Farris
Robin Wisdom

Let’s Chat

Please join us for an in-depth discussion about how to best serve our community after the recent tragedy at Umpqua Community College.

At our 1st Tuesday Talk on Nov. 3, we decided to meet again right away to further discuss this complicated issue. Therefore, we will meet again on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 2PM to explore best possibilities.

Please join us at 428 SE Chadwick, Roseburg, for about one hour, perhaps a little longer, starting at 2PM.

What are your ideas?

For more information, call 541–672–1914.

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