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Happy Holidays to All!

The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley thanks the people of Douglas County for their support and encouragement. We wish you all a very happy holiday season.

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Our new Redistricting web page

General Election 2018  Candidate Forums on YouTube

1st Talk Tuesday Time is held on the first Tuesday of each month. The next one is on Tuesday, Jan. 8 (the second Tuesday this time!). The Noon to 1pm meeting is held at 428 SE Chadwick. Come to discuss what’s on your mind.

Please ‘Like’ our Facebook page and follow our website and our YouTube channel.

Make a donation to support your local League. Mail a check to LWVUV, PO Box 2434, Roseburg, OR 97470.

Better yet, JOIN us! Here’s a Membership Form 2018-19 Final. We enjoy providing our nonpartisan unbiased services: candidate and ballot measure forums and voting information.

Please contact us if you have ideas, questions or comments. Email us at lwvuv.info@gmail.com or call 541-672-1914.

 

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Your Civic Duty – VOTE!

Deadline: 8PM Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Get your ballot in! Every vote counts!

Do your part to keep our democracy going! Vote!

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Ballot Drop-off box locations.

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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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New Transportation District

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, during the regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners Business Meeting, concerning the formation of a county-wide transit district.

The meeting will begin at 9:00 am in Room 216 of the Douglas County Courthouse located at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue, Roseburg, Oregon 97470.Douglas County, Oregon Courthouse

Douglas County Courthouse
1036 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg
Room 216
9AM

The County is proposing the formation of a non-taxing transit district to provide a transportation dedicated entity to manage public transportation funding and public transportation enhancement decisions.

All interested persons may appear and be heard.

Contact Tamara Osborne, Crisis Communications & Community Engagement Specialist (PIO)(541) 670-2804 cell – (541) 957-4896 office – tjosborn@co.douglas.or.us

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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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Member Social Dec. 12

All LWV Umpqua Valley members are invited to attend a special Member Social on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at 5PM to 7PM the Unitarian Church on Watters Street in Roseburg.

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There will be social and networking time, refreshments, introductions, a short video, and a short PowerPoint presentation about the history of our local League. Your photo may be in it! Also, we will visit League websites online and Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS).

Come for fun! Bring a friend who might like to learn more about the League.

Please RSVP by calling 541-672-1914.

 

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Get Your Ballot In!

Election Day is Tues., Nov. 7 — The deadline is 8PM to get your ballot in!

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Drop box Locations

Current Measures — which includes full text by clicking on the Measure No.

Take Part in Democracy! Vote!

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Off To A Good Start

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. Bluezones-tshirts.jpgThe 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:

 

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Welcome, Members and Those Interested

Please attend the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

We will be holding an Ice Cream Social, getting back together to kick off the new League year. Join us!

We are fortunate to locate our new meeting venue this year at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center. Bring your ideas for programs and focus for the year.

We hope to see you there!

Jenny Carloni
LWVUV President