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Candidate Fair Oct 16

Please attend the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley’s Candidate Fair on —

Tuesday, Oct. 16
7PM to 8:30PM
Holiday Inn Express

375 W Harvard in Roseburg, OR

State legislative candidates Cedric Hayden, Christy Inskip, Megan Salter and Shannon Souza are all invited to this Candidate Fair.

The public is invited to attend, hear the candidates’ ideas for improving our state, and ask pertinent questions in a casual setting.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more Information call 541-672-1914 or 541-672-6982.

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Commissioner Forum Now Online

Listen to Douglas County Commissioner candidates at the League of Women Voters’ forum.

A video recording of the Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Forum that was held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Express in Roseburg, Oregon is now available for viewing on the League’s YouTube channel.

The video is about 90 minutes long. Enjoy & be informed. Don’t forget to vote! Election Day is Nov. 6, 2018.

Thanks to Frosland Photography for creating the video.

 

 

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Don’t Miss This Treat!

Spring Garden Tour • Saturday, June 16 • 10AM to 5PM

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There’s just a few days left before the Tour! Get your tickets at one of these locations by Friday, June 15:

Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the Tour at the garden site located at 747 San Souci Drive. Look for the “League of Women Voters” table.

This year’s tour includes five unique landscapes in the Garden Valley area. Highlights include an Asian-themed miniature garden, a rose garden, a Tolkien-themed garden, and a heat sink solar greenhouse.

Here’s a link to our web page.

For more information call 541-643-8113.

 

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Annual Meeting & Dinner

The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley invites members and friends to their annual meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 15th at the Roseburg Country Club.

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Come to the Spring Garden Tour on June 16!

Annual Meeting & Dinner
Tuesday May 15th
5:30PM to 7:30PM
Roseburg Country Club

5051 Garden Valley Road
Roseburg, OR 97470

Dinner is $19 per person. Checks or cash will be accepted at the door. Non-members are welcome also. Please RSVP by calling [541] [672] [1914].

There will be a short business meeting, dinner and a guest speaker, Brian Prawitz, a Roseburg City Counselor, who will address strengthening our community. Brian’s 14-minute YouTube video, “Togetherness Without Tragedy”, is available online here.

We will also welcome our state League president, Norman Turrill, will be in attendance.

You’ll also have a chance to buy Spring Garden Tour 2018 tickets for $15 each. Otherwise, you can buy them at one of our ticket sellers. See the above web address to find out where. The Tour is on Saturday, June 16, 10AM to 5PM.

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Candidates Forum Tomorrow Night

Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Forum Tomorrow Night!

Be sure to attend Tuesday, April 17 at 7PM to 8:30PM a Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Forum to be held at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave, in Roseburg. This forum will host the slate of candidates running for the open seats on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Nine candidates have filed and have been invited to attend.

Bring your questions for the candidates. Find out what they think about your issues.

This event is free of charge, all are welcome. No campaign materials are permitted.

All League candidates forums are nonpartisan and unbiased. All candidates are treated the same and given the same information and opportunity to inform the public.

Be sure to come early!

For more information email lwvuv.info @ gmail.com or call [541]-[672]-[1914].


And the Candidates are . . .

Douglas County, OR – Position 2 – Four-year term
Tim J Freeman
Rita Harris
Ashley Hicks
Victor J Petrucci
Brandy Stone

Douglas County, OR – Position 3 – Four-year term
Chris Boice
James Hoyt
Jason Leeper
Jeremy Salter
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Upcoming League Events

The League has a great list of events upcoming all open to the public and free of charge.

We hope you will join us on the following dates from 7PM to 8:30PM at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 West Harvard Avenue, Roseburg.

  • On January 23, the League will hold its annual program planning meeting. This is an important League function that is done by Leagues all over the country. Please come see what the League is about even if you’re not a member. All are welcome.
  • On February 20, please come and learn more about the CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocates) from Katherine Elisar. This program is very important to children whose lives intersect the legal system in our county.
  • On March 20, we will hold an interactive forum and ask the question, “How Do We Relate to Each Other Without Offending?” Due to recent controversy around the misconduct allegations and origin the #MeToo movement, we will discuss personal and social boundaries.

All community members are welcome to attend any one or all of the above events.

And don’t forget to Vote! Election Day is Jan. 23! Make Your Voice Heard!

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Religious and Cultural Diversity

Religious and Cultural Diversity

… As seen through the eyes of 3 Muslim, Hindu, and Christian exchange students

Roseburg, Ore., Nov 21st, 2017 — The Umpqua Valley chapter of the League of Women Voters will present a program on Religious and Cultural Diversity on Tuesday, November 21st, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W Harvard Ave, Roseburg. This meeting is open to the public.

Do you know which country is the 2nd most populous country iGlobe with Flagsn the world, and where Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism all originated? Which country is comprised solely of islands, and is the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation? Which country has the world’s only city that spans two continents? What does it mean to be a devout Hindu? How do Muslims, Christians, and members of other religions interact in Indonesia? How does it feel to be an American Christian living in a majority Muslim country?

If these questions interest you, you’re invited to attend a presentation on Nov 21st hosted by the League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley about religious and cultural diversity. The program will feature two of our exchange students who are in Douglas County as part of the State-Dept. sponsored Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program. Also featured will be a U.S. person who went on an AFS exchange to Turkey in 1991.

Presenters will be: Akhilesh Jhawar, 17 year-old student from Kolkata, India, who is currently a senior at Sutherlin High School; Akhilesh is passionate about quantum physics and hopes to be an astronaut someday – last year, his school team from Kolkata won a space shuttle settlement design contest and received an all-expense paid trip to NASA.

Refina Puspita is also a 17 year-old student; she hails from Kalimantan, Indonesia, and is a senior at Roseburg High School. Refina has placed on her country’s debate team, and her passions are history, political science, and writing fiction.

And Amy Nash, a student from Roseburg, who went on exchange to Turkey after graduating high school, and can describe the cultural and religious interactions that she had.

Please attend and bring a friend.