League Newsletter APRIL – MAY 2013
Reserve your space now for the Dinner and the League’s Annual Business Meeting at Dino’s Ristorante, 404 SE Jackson St Roseburg, OR 97470 on April 23rd at 5PM.
The guest speaker will be Linda Mullins, CEO of Umpqua Health Community Center. She will address “The New Form of the CCO’s, Community Health Organizations”, which are part of the healthcare reform that begins next year.
There’s only room for 15 so reserve quickly. The cost is $20 for the meal, which includes bread, soup or salad, entree choice of either eggplant, chicken, or beef, dessert, coffee or tea, and gratuity. Drinks are separate.
Members, please bring your agenda with you that was mailed recently.
RSVP here or call 541-672-1914.
It’s no surprise. There’s great interest in Health Care For All in Douglas County. The local League of Women Voters meeting held on March 19th in Roseburg attracted lots of attention. Joe Yetter presented “The Healthcare Movie” and the group of about 50 discussed medical insurance coverage in the United States as compared to healthcare coverage in Canada. In Canada everyone is covered for all medical treatment.
And there’s lots going on regarding healthcare legislation right now at our state Capitol. Check those bills out here.
And check out these photos from the meeting. Maybe you’re in one!
“The Healthcare Movie” explains how health care systems in the U.S. and Canada compare. Discussion to follow will focus on ways that Oregonians can work to improve access to health care for all.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley and Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO.org).
Help spread the word about the meeting and the movie by printing out and posting this flyer around town, where ever you are inspired. Click here to download the flyer.
This is an educational forum free to the public.
For more information, call 541‐672‐1914.
Click here to download the latest February-March 2013 newsletter.
LWVUV’s ‘Dialogue on the Death Penalty’ meeting was held on Tuesday, 2/12/13. Ron Steiner of OADP informed an audience of about 60 at the First United Methodist Church.
The first public hearing on HJR 1, a proposed amendment to the constitution, will be heard at the Legislature on 2/26/13. You can learn more here.
Thank you for attending this 2/12/12 educational meeting.
The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley (LWV-UV) is joining with the First United Methodist Church in Roseburg to sponsor a Dialogue on the Death Penalty on Tuesday, Feb 12th at 6:30 pm at the Methodist Church. The featured speaker will be Ron Steiner, Director of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
In the upcoming 77th Session of the Oregon Legislature, Representative Mitch Greenlick plans to submit HJR 1 which would refer to the voters a constitutional amendment to replace the death penalty in Oregon. This Dialogue on the Death Penalty is designed to educate Oregon voters about the basics of the issue and allow them to ask any questions they have, as well as to express their own opinions.
This event is free and open to the entire community. The Roseburg Methodist Church is located at 1771 W Harvard Ave and the event will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30PM. For questions, contact Tina Arredondo at 541-637-0899.
You are invited to the LWVUV Potluck and Program Planning Gala on Tuesday, January 22nd at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2167 NW Watters Street in Roseburg. See our Calendar for a map to the Church. We’ll meet upstairs from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.
Bring a laptop to learn about issues together online via WIFI. Bring a friend and your favorite salad to share. The board is providing lettuce, dressings, bread and butter, coffee, tea and wine! And for those who insist, do bring a dessert!
We will look at League positions, national, state and local, and decide whether or not to recommend program for 2013 – 2014. Download the meeting flyer.
No host luncheon at Brix Annex, 527 SE Jackson, Roseburg.
The Umpqua Valley League will discuss and then come to a consensus concerning the LWVOREF Coastal and Nearshore Oregon: Using and Protecting Our Natural Resources Study. The state board will then come to a position on related subjects which will be announced later.
Please read the consensus questions Coastal consensus Questions 2012
Visit the state League’s educational website to read the Coastal Water Study.