League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley

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.

Searching for Gardens for Next Year

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We are actively seeking gardens to include in next year’s Garden Tour.

The date is not quite set yet, but you can expect another glorious tour of hidden gardens in the Roseburg area, delightful music and lovely unique art all provided by local artisans.

Our Garden Tour Team is focusing on the Wilbur and Sutherlin areas for Garden Tour 2017. Do you have a garden you would like to share? It is so much fun to participate! Let us know if you are thinking about this, or if you know of a garden that needs to be seen!

Thanks so much!

Your Garden Tour Team Chair, Nancy Farris, nfarris73@hotmail.com

Garden Tour Beauty

The 5th Annual Garden Tour sponsored by the LWV Umpqua Valley was a huge success. Many commented on the beauty of the gardens on display. Many thanks to the generous and gracious gardeners who allowed the community to “drop by” between 10AM and 5PM on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The gardens showed extreme care, creativity, and … Continue reading

It’s Almost Here!

The 5th Annual Spring Garden Tour in Douglas County, Oregon!

Buy Your Tickets Today! Only $12 each.Flower-logo

Tickets will be sold on the day of the event Saturday, June 11, at the Umpqua Edibles Project located at the Umpqua Valley Art Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave, Roseburg, from 10AM to 5PM.

Other ticket locations:

Contact us for more info: 541 [643] [8113]
Also see our web page about the Garden Tour.  And watch for our ads in The News-Review coming out soon!

See You There!

Fuels, Fire, and The Future of Oregon’s Forests

Dr. Ken Carloni will share his research on 500 years of fire history in SW Oregon.

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Dr. Carloni’s presentation will examine the agement practices from fire sticks to borate bombers, and discuss the consequences of those changes on current fire regimes. We will then discuss strategies for future ecosystem management that balance the production of forest products with the sustainability of forest habitats.shift in forest man

Thursday, May 26 at the Douglas County Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Free and Open to the public.

Tickets are On Sale & Flyers posted

Buy Your Tickets Now! Tickets for League’s Fifth Annual Garden Tour on Sat., June 11, 2016 are on sale now.

Tickets to six lovely gardens cost $12 each and are available at these outlets:

Tickets are also available on the day of the Tour at the Umpqua Edibles Project garden site, on the grounds of the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave, Roseburg. Look for the League of Women Voters table.

When you purchase your tickets, you will receive a brochure that will contain descriptions and directions to each garden. You may visit the gardens in any order you choosFlyer-249-15e. And be sure to read the entire Ticket-Brochure.

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For more information, check out our Garden Tour web page.

You and Me Reading!

Check out our brand new webpage all about the importance of reading with your child – You and Me Reading.

The Umpqua Valley League of Women Voters announces ndc8LXeTea new program that improves the quality of reading time with your child. This project is an extension of the Children At Risk statewide study that was championed by the Umpqua Valley League of Women Voters.

Find out how important reading with your child is. Or perhaps you’d like to help a grand child. We offer a personalized introduction into this effective and fun process. Just contact us.

See our web page. Find out more here.

Garden Tour Committee Gears Up!

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Get ready for a stellar Garden Tour again this year! Gardens are being weeded and nurtured for your pleasure and amazement right now!

Thanks to all of our hard working gardeners! And we have been able to keep the ticket price down again. For $12 per person you will receive a ticket to all garden locations, and a description and map of the location of each garden.

You will find refreshments along the way, too, and lovely gardens in which to enjoy them. Bakers are contributing their delicacies at The NonChalant Cafe located at one of the Gardens. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be waiting for you also.

Come out and support the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley and see lovely hidden gardens in our own Douglas County.

Tickets go on sale on May 15. Contact us for more information, 541-643-8113.

League’s Voters’ Guides are Available Now!

Voters-Guide-Primary2016League of Women Voters of Oregon statewide Voters’ Guides are now available. There are a limited number of hard copies. A few Voters’ Guides will be located at the Douglas County Elections office as of Tuesday 4/26/16, and at the Douglas County Public Library as well. There are a few copies at While Away Book now store on Harvard Ave in Roseburg.

Hard copy Voters’ Guides will also be distributed to Umpqua Valley League members at their Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 28, Noon at Elmer’s Restaurant. Be sure to attend this important meeting. Non-members are also welcome. For more information, call [541] [672] [1914].

Voters’ Guides are also available online here –> http://lwvor.org/front-page/voteresources/voters-guides-and-info/

Fix IT Movie Comes to Roseburg!

The Fix It Movie … is a powerful new documentary film that reaches across the political and ideological divide to explore healthcare reform from the perspective of business owners and the economic well-being of our nation.

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This film will be shown in Roseburg on ~

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 7pm
Douglas County Public Library
1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR

Discussion will follow with facilitators:

  • Dr. Michael C. Huntington, MD, Corvallis, OR, retired Radiation Oncologist
  • Lee Mercer, Silverton, OR, Main Street Alliance of Oregon and
    Healthcare For All Oregon

Refreshments provided. Free to the public. For more information, call 541-459-2189.

Click here to download the PDF flyer and post it somewhere to help out!

Thank you!

Douglas County Commissioner Candidate’s Forum

You’re Invited!

To a Douglas County Commissioner Position No. 1 Candidates’ Forum being held by the League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express,
375 W. Harvard Blvd, Roseburg, OR

Come listen to questions and answers you won’t hear at other candidate forums. The audience will hear from candidates and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 541-672-1914 or email jennifer.carloni@gmail.com

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