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’ Guides 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/

Great Schools, Great Communities

The Education Our Children Deserve

Flier-50Forum Will Address Crisis in School Funding

Oregon schools suffer from chronic underfunding, and it will take engaged citizens to turn things around, contend the organizers of Great Schools, Great Communities. This community forum, open to everyone, is coming to Umpqua Valley on March 10, 2016.

“For too long our children have suffered the consequences of Oregon’s inability to adequately fund our public schools,” said Robin Wisdom, treasurer of the LWV of Umpqua Valley and one of the organizers of the event. “Great Schools, Great Communities is a call to make Oregon a place where all children receive the quality education they deserve.”

Great Schools, Great Communities is a joint effort by the League of Women Voters of Oregon (www.lwvor.org) and the Oregon Center for Public Policy (www.ocpp.org) to engage communities across the state on the subject of school funding. The event provides an overview of the current state of Oregon schools and how we got here, while offering a platform for discussing ideas of how to solve to the funding problem.

“We know that for our kids to have the schools they need to succeed, Oregonians must demand change,” said Robin Wisdom. “So attend the forum and share your ideas on how to move forward.”

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

Seating is limited. The deadline to reserve is Tuesday, March 8. Contact Jenny Carloni to reserve your spot at [541] [672] [1914]. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Robin Wisdom, [541][672][6982], rwisdom [@] jeffnet.org.

#GivingDecember

We’ve sent a letter to our faithful contributors and members. Please consider us for a yearend gift.

The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley has accomplished much in the past year. We’ve addressed gun safety, public-safety-mtg-2-18-15health care, mental health court, and the importance of services to young children. We recently sponsored an event at Umpqua Community College on Early Childhood Education and Care.

While we hold our annual membership drive at the end of each year, we would also like to reach out to those who would like to support our work with a year-end contribution.

This is an opportunity to bolster democracy in Douglas County by supporting an organization that does not promote or oppose political parties or candidates EVER. The League is an “issues” organization. We stand up for issues that affect all of us, from clean water to government transparency, to childhood education, and much more.

Please consider giving a generous year-end donation to support your local League of Women Voters. See directions below to make it tax-deductible. If you do not desire a tax deduction, make your check out to LWV Umpqua Valley or LWVUV. Either way, pleasemail your check to:

LWV Umpqua Valley
PO Box 2434
Roseburg, OR 97470

**If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please make your check out to LWVOR* and in the memo write ‘For LWVUV’. You will receive an acknowledgment in the mail.

*The League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) just ‘consolidated’ with its 501(c)(3), formerly the League of Women Voters of Oregon Education Fund, and is now fully tax-deductible organization under the IRS, State Corporation Division and Department of Justice.

Thank you for your support! We are looking Forward to Another Strong Year!

Happy Holidays From the Board of Directors & Thank You!

League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley

Jennifer Carloni, President
Tina Arredondo
Sally McKain
Nancy Farris
Robin Wisdom

State League President Speaks in Roseburg

Norman Turrill, newly elected President of the League of Women Voters of Oregon, will be here to meet League members Tuesday, October 20, in the Ford Room at the Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

His topic will be, “After 95 Years, Why is the League Relevant Today?” The program will run from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Norman is excited about meeting members of our League. We hope you will come, learn more about the League, and make his acquaintance.

The public is invited to attend.

Jenny Carloni
President, LWV Umpqua Valley

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 photos from the gorgeous gardens and grounds of the Wimberly family.

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Roseburg Area Gardens Tour is Set for June 13!

League of Women Voters Benefit Garden Tour 2015 in the Roseburg, Oregon area

Join the League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley on June 13 when we celebrate our community at the third annual Spring Garden Tour.

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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

League Soup!

League Soup!

Hello Members,

Please join us on December 17 – Tuesday for a light meal: Soup, bread, and dessert. We are Inviting members to tell about any activities outside of League to share. This event will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, on Lane Street at 4:00 to 6:00pm. No charge, no need to bring anything.