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.

Hoping for Healing and Welcoming the President to Roseburg

The LWV Umpqua Valley extends its condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives and who were wounded at Umpqua Community College on October 1.

We know that our entire community is grieving the loss of our sense of security and trust in the goodness of where we live. We stand in solidarity with the students, faculty, and the entire UCC community, and pledge to do what we can to promote healing in our beautiful, Umpqua homeland. gif_ss_usa18

We welcome President Obama and his efforts to console the grieving and to activate change that will make our country a safer home for all of us.

In an ongoing effort to create safer communities, the League of Women Voters, at both the state and national levels, has positions on Violence Prevention and Gun Safety that it uses to influence the legislative process.
The League believes http://lwv.org/content/gun-controlthat the proliferation of handguns and other non-recreational weapons in the United States is a major health and safety threat to its citizens. We will continue to educate voters on gun safety issues and work for passage of stronger laws to limit the accessibility and regulate the ownership of these weapons by private citizens.

We believe everyone wants to feel safe in our community. When the time is right, we plan to play a role in bringing people in our community together to build from common ground. Contact us for more information.

We want UCC Strong and a community united for safety.

Jenny Carloni, President
League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley
October 8, 2015

Fall Workshop in Eugene

Want a ride to the LWVOR Fall Workshop on Sat., Oct. 31? Carpooling is available! Contact us for more information Email Robin Wisdom at r.wisdom [@] lwvor.org. Click here to register on LWVOR’s webpage. Costumes are optional!

Meet the League!

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Garden Tour 2016

We are proud to announce the planning of Garden Tour 2016 to benefit the work of the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley in Douglas County, Oregon. A committee has formed and is actively seeking gardens in the Roseburg area to be part of the Garden Tour 2016. The Garden Tour 2016 will be … Continue reading

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

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