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.

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.


The Children at Risk Study is Complete!

The Children at Risk Study is complete! Children-at-Risk-CAR-Study-Final

Click here if to access the study.

Download the CAR Consensus Form, the Discussion Guide and Consensus Questions.

Our next local League meeting will be on Tuesday, March 24 with a social time and refreshments available at 5:30 PM and a program time of 6:00-7:30 PM. We will meet in Room #3 of the Mercy Education Building at 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg. This is upstairs above the old Office Depot. There is an elevator.

Linda Clary, LWVUV member and co-chair of the statewide Children at Risk study, will show a 30-minute PBS DVD about the importance of early intervention in the lives of children, and lead our discussion and consensus-reaching process. She will also tell us what comes next in the way of advocacy on behalf of our youngest citizens.

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US! It would be best if you can prepare ahead for this meeting by reading the consensus questions, reading all or part of the Children at Risk study, filling in your answers to the consensus questions, and printing your answers to bring to the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but want to submit your input, please send it to Jenny Carloni at jennifer.carloni [@] gmail.com by Sunday, March 22 and we will include your ideas in our discussion.

In League,
Jenny Carloni
LWVUV Secretary/Treasurer/Children at Risk Study Member

February Monthly Meeting

Ceasefire Oregon presented a slideshow on gun safety. The League meeting was held on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at the Douglas County Library at 6:00 pm. It was a peaceful and informative meeting. Thanks to Dr. Larry Hall and Penny Okamoto for sharing their information about the need for gun safety. Penny Okamoto is the … Continue reading

Member Survey, Update & Healthcare Meeting News

Member Update

Program-Planning-Discussion-1-20-15Fifteen people gathered for our annual Program Planning meeting at the First Presbyterian Church on Jan. 20 in Roseburg. It was noted that the LWVOR Issues for Action document, sent electronically, is quite long. It would take quite a while to read and carefully consider all of the State League’s positions. However, there was agreement to retain the current State League positions along with interest in focusing on the HEALTH POLICY position on Adult Mental Health and Mental Health Services for Children and Youth.

If you are interested in this topic, perhaps you’d like to join the LWVUV Health Care Committee. Jean Galleher would like to remind everyone that the next meeting of the Health Care Committee will be Thursday, Feb. 5 at 11:00 A.M. in a study room at the Douglas County Public Library. The main agenda topics will include discussion of the State League Adult Mental Health and the Mental Health Services For Children and Youth policies, discussion of a possible Winter/Spring forum, and finding a new Chair for the rest of this League year. Feel free to RSVP to Jean at (541-459-2189 or dcjean45@gmail.com).

We are planning our next LWVUV general meeting for Wednesday evening, Feb. 18, at the DC Public Library’s Ford Room. The topic will be gun safety and the meeting will be open to the public. Please save the date. More information will follow.

We know our members have a variety of interests and we are enjoying the receipt of answers to our brief LWVUV Member Survey. Thank you to those who’ve sent it in. There’s still time for the rest of you to reply. If you find the form cumbersome, just send your brief answers to these questions in an email to jennifer.carloni [@] gmail.com.

Member Survey

1) What do you love? What makes you excited?

2) What draws you to the League?

3) Would you like to come to an hour to 90-minute long member orientation? Yes or No.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jenny Carloni

LWVUV Secretary/Treasurer

The League Thanks The News-Review

The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley would like to thank The News-Review for its excellent front page coverage on the December 8 Community Health Care Forum. While the four presenters (Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Dawnelle Marshall, Janet Holland, and Christy Parazoo) answered several questions submitted by the audience that night, there was not enough time to answer all of the submitted questions. Responses to those unanswered questions are now available on the LWVUV website www:lwvuv.wordpress.com. The League would like to again publicly thank all four presenters for appearing at the forum.

Read more here!

More information is now available on this website regarding the Health Forum held on Dec. 8. Please read the following.

  • Please view and/or download the PDF from Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer of the Architrave Family of Companies.
  • Please also view and/or download the PDF from the Dawnelle Marshall, Director of the Public Health Division, Douglas County Health and Social Services.

January 2015 Newsletter is Online

Come and Get it! LWVUV’s first newsletter of 2015 is now available on the Publications web page.


Stay up on your community and what’s going on on the political front.

Read the latest newsletter.

The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley is one of 14 local Leagues across Oregon, and we are proud to provide unbiased and non-partisan election information and voting education residents of Douglas County, Oregon!

The League of Women Voters does not ever support or oppose political parties or candidates.

Healthcare Questions & Answers

Healthcare questions that arose from the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley’s forum on Dec. 8, 2014 have been answered and are now available here. Please view and/or download the PDF from Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer of the Architrave Family of Companies. Please also view and/or download the PDF from the Dawnelle Marshall, Director of … Continue reading

Health Care and Children at Risk Study

Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 for a social and educational gathering of League members at 5:30pm in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church, 823 SE Lane, Roseburg, Oregon.

We will hear updates from members Jean Galleher on the status of health care reform and Linda Clary on the Children at Risk statewide study. And we’ll get you thinking about our Program Planning meeting, scheduled for January 20. Join us for some holiday merriment!

Members are welcome for a preceding POTLUCK. Please bring your favorite dish to share with fellow activists.

See You There!

UCC Lecture Series Starting Up Now

Keep on Learning at Umpqua Community College. And check out this interesting list of short courses on fascinating topics starting now and going through April 2015.

Download the Faculty Lecture Series Flyer here.

What’s the latest on Health Care in Douglas County?


Want to know?

Please attend the Health Care Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley free to the public on Monday, December 8th from 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd in Roseburg, Oregon.

The forum will feature four local health care leaders:

  • Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer of the Umpqua Health Alliance and Architrave,
  • Linda Mullins of the Umpqua Community Health Center,
  • Dawnelle Marshall of Douglas County Public Health, and
  • Janet Holland of the Community Health Alliance.

The public will have an opportunity to ask the panel questions.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Jean Galleher at 541-459-2189.

Media: Download the press release here.
Health Care Enthusiasts, download the flyer to post around town here. Thank you!

Updated on 11/21/14


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