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.

Women’s Equality Day!

August 26 is ‘Women’s Equality Day’. So, for fun, take a few minutes and take the League of Women Voters’ Quiz on the 19th Amendment.

Here’s the link to the Quiz.

Read the President’s Proclamation for Women’s Equality Day 2015!

The Best Ever –> Garden Tour 2015!

We hope you made it to all of the wonderful gardens on the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley’s Garden Tour 2015. Special thanks to the gracious gardeners and families! We are seeking photos of the different gardens. If you have digital photos please upload or contact Robin Wisdom at [541]-[672]-[6982]. Here are some … Continue reading

Next Saturday June 13 Garden Tour

Things are really coming together for our Fabulous Garden Tour, happening next Saturday, June 13 from 10AM to 5PM.

We have added a tasty twist to the tour this year. A yummy selection of food will be available at some of the gardens including the Umpqua Dairy Community Garden and the Wimberly Garden. Robin and Robin (Wisdom and Hartmann) will be running the Nonchalant Cafe at the Wimberly Garden, 770 Darley Drive. Available items: Coffee, lemonade, baked goods and snacks for sale to support the work that the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley does for our community.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE BAKED GOODS OR SNACKS not baked in a licensed kitchen, it will be appreciated! You could plan to deliver the goods to 770 Darley Drive at about 9:45AM on the morning of the tour – OR – contact Robin Wisdom ahead of time and she will arrange to up your donation.

We are requesting goodies that can be eaten without utensils and that do not require refrigeration.

Robin Wisdom can be contacted at rwisdom [@] jeffnet.org or by phone, at 541-672-6982.

Thanks for considering. Baked goods or not, we’ll look forward to bumping into you along the Garden Tour way. We know our garden hosts have gone all out to make a beautiful day for all of us, and an opportunity to spread the word about the LWV to our community, friends and neighbors.

In League,

Jenny Carloni

P.S. Tickets are still available at My Coffee, While Away Books, Umpqua Local Goods, Hanson Jewelers and Photo Frogg in Roseburg; Munchies in Glide; and Sutherlin Water Garden & Nursery.

Garden Tour Tickets Available Now!

Garden Tour Tickets Available Now!

lwvuv garden tour 2014

lwvuv garden tour 2014

Tickets are on sale now for the June 13, 2015 Spring Garden Tour sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Umpqua Valley. The tour, which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., features six town and country gardens complete with musicians and artists.

Tickets are available for $12 at:

  • While Away Books,
  • My Coffee,
  • Photo Frogg,
  • Local Umpqua Goods,
  • Hansen’s Jewelers in Roseburg,
  • Munchies in Glide, and
  • Sutherlin Water Garden & Nursery in Sutherlin

Tickets also will be available the day of the tour for $15 at the Chapman Garden (2018 Del Rio Rd.) and the Finney Garden (1433 SE Kane St.) in Roseburg.

Garden-Tour-Flyer-2015-10Download the poster here and post it where someone will see it. Thank you!

For more information, contact Penny Reed @ 541-637-7091.

Roseburg Area Gardens Tour is Set for June 13!

Join the League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley on June 13 when we celebrate our community at the third annual Spring Garden Tour.


The self-guided tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will feature six gardens in the Roseburg area located amid the diverse landscapes of the Umpqua including along the river, tucked into a wooded hillside, under the big sky of our open valley and in neighborhoods in the heart of town.

See photos of Garden Tour 2014 here!

Musicians will be playing at each garden, helping to bring out the magic of their surroundings. Artists will be demonstrating their skills and showing their wares, making the tour the perfect occasion to pick up a handmade gift for a special friend or occasion.

Tickets are $12 and will become available on May 15 at the businesses listed below. Your ticket also will serve as a descriptive guide to our gardens, artists and musicians and will include driving directions and a map.

Ticket Outlets:

  • My Coffee
  • While Away Books
  • Umpqua Local Goods
  • Hanson Jewelers
  • Photo Frogg
  • Munchies
  • Sutherlin Water Garden & Nursery

Tickets also will be available for $15 on the day of the tour at the Chapman garden (2018 Del Rio Rd) and the Finney Garden (1433 SE Kane St).

We’re very grateful to those who have planned, planted, weeded, watered and worried this spring to prepare their gardens for our tour. Please join us – and bring a friend or two – to enjoy the fruits of their labor and to recognize their meaningful contribution to our community.

Garden-Tour-Flyer-2015-10Download and print this lovely flyer and post it somewhere people will see it. Thank you!

For more information contact Penny Reed (541) 637-7091

LWV Umpqua Valley Annual Meeting Photos

Look for your photo, and see how our Annual Meeting went last night, 4/21/15! Some of the best people in Douglas County attended last night’s Annual Business Meeting of the Umpqua Valley League of Women Voters. There was a roomful for dinner at the Salud Restaurant in Roseburg. The service was good. And the company … Continue reading

Douglas County Mental Health Court

The Mental Health Court Forum was well attended by interested Douglas County, Oregon, residents. This is a Photo Update of that Community Forum held by the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley and @NAMIOregon on May 13, 2015. Please attend a Community Forum concerning the Douglas County Mental Health Court to be held on … Continue reading

Climate Change & the Health of Our Ocean

Make Earth Day count. Join us at the ‘Climate Change and Health of Our Ocean’ forum at the Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, on April 22nd, Earth Day.

oa-climate-chg-health-oceansWe will learn from a panel of three prominent experts in this field who will discuss how Oregon’s marine environment and coastal communities are being affected by increasing ocean acidification and how we can best address the impacts.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Ford Room of the Douglas County Library, located at 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd. in Roseburg.

Our oceans absorb one quarter of man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. More atmospheric CO2 means increased ocean acidity, which currently is up by 30 percent since the start of the industrial age. This is affecting the health of coral reefs and shellfish, including oysters grown in Oregon, and is leading to areas of hypoxia in nearshore waters where levels of oxygen – and marine life – are greatly reduced.

All three of our panelists serve on the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel, formed in 2013, along with others representing California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia who are helping inform resource managers and decision-makers across the region. Read more detail by viewing this PDF: Save Our Ocean.

For more information contact Stuart Liebowitz at 541-672-9819. We look forward to seeing you at this important community event to help protect the ocean and the waterways we all enjoy.

Come to the Annual Meeting!

Greetings to LWVUV members!

Members, please join us for our annual business meeting on Tuesday, April 21 at 5:30 PM at the Salud Restaurant, 537 SE Jackson St, Roseburg, OR.

There are just two weeks before our annual meeting for dinner at Salud Restaurant, so I need your RSVP.

We will meet at 5:30 PM for business meeting, discussion, and socializing.
We have their large room reserved just for us on April 21 [Tuesday].

They will offer the general menu, which can be found online:
Small plates $7 – $12
Entrees $13 – $24
dinner salads $10 – $13

This is a fun event, get to know other League members, and talk about what you think our local League can work on.

Please email me or phone/leave a message 541-679-5597.

Sally McKain
President, LWVUV
sallymckain [@] charter.net

March Newsletter Now Available


Catch up with the latest news from your LWV Umpqua Valley, Oregon!

The March newsletter (PDF) is now available. Click here to read or download it.


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