Thank you to everyone who attended our first membership meeting of the year last night, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.
The meeting of about 30 was interesting and fun in our new meeting room at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 West Harvard Avenue, Roseburg. We had great speakers followed by a delicious ice cream social.
Betty Sparks, a new member, native Oregonian, and retired education teacher, spoke about kidney disease and how prevalent it is. She herself needs a kidney transplant and is on the list for one. However, many are also in line, nationally over 122,000 people. Betty explained how diabetes and high blood pressure contribute to the likelihood of the disease. In other words, we are all susceptible. For more information here are a few resources:
The Blue Zones Project representatives for the effort in Douglas County also spoke. Juliete Palenshus and Jessica Moore informed us about the project which is also seeking supporters and volunteers. The three-year goal is to support well-being improvements in multiple areas here in Douglas County. For more information, see the website and contact Juliete Palenshus by emailing her.
They’ll even give you a t-shirt!
Welcome to new members who joined last night!
Here’s some familiar faces of a few of our lovely members:
Learn more about CASA of Douglas County — Court-appointed special advocates for Children
The need for CASA advocates is greater than ever. Their website says:
When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA. CASA volunteers are screened, highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system.
And you can become one.
CASA of Douglas County, Inc. provides valuable volunteer advocacy for abused children. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judges in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives.
Or there are other ways to be supportive and help kids.
See their web page that says you can also choose to do shorter-term projects, if you can’t commit to two-years as an advocate.
Or, you can Donate.
Please help. Contact them today.
Dr. Ken Carloni will share his research on 500 years of fire history in SW Oregon.
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.
To a Douglas County Commissioner Position No. 1 Candidates’ Forum being held by the League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org