Candidates Forum Videos & Photos

Thanks to all who came out last Tuesday night (4/17/18) for the Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Forum sponsored by League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center in Roseburg.

We recorded some of the segments of what the Commissioner Candidate had to say. Questions came from the audience. All was civil, open, and very informative.

Video links to the League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley’s YouTube channel:

The News-Review did a nice job on covering the event. Here’s a link to their reporting.

Photos from the evening:







Another Chance to Learn About #M101

Thank you for attending today’s public forum on Ballot Measure 101. Oregonians will vote on this measure on Jan. 23’s special election.

Please see our photos from today’s forum at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg. Presenters were Anna Willman and Rick Staggenborg, League members.

If you missed today’s very informative forum that explained both YES and NO sides of the measure, you have another chance to attend a similar forum in early January in the evening. Look for more information about this upcoming event.

The Arts Center has a display of handmade ceramic cups free to Veterans now available.  See photo. Cups artist is Ehren Tool. For more information see their main webpage.










Here’s a link to a one-page PDF that summarizes the effects of the measure.

The measure’s title is “Approves temporary assessments to fund health care for low-income individuals and families, and to stabilize health insurance premiums. (Referendum Order by Petition of the People)”.

Download or view the measure in PDF form here.

Here’s a link to the state League’s Voters’ Guide.

Election Day is Jan. 23. Get your ballot in. The last day to register to is Jan. 2nd. Get Registered! Call the County Clerk’s office for more information — 541-440-4252.

Lovely Garden Walks

We hope you enjoyed the 2017 Spring Garden Tour as much as we enjoy putting it together. It’s a lot of work but we consider the Tour a highlight of our year. Thank you so much, Community, for coming out for it!

Many thanks to the gardeners of Douglas County for sharing your delightful places with us!

Here’s some photos taken at this year’s Garden Tour to enjoy:

Perfect Weather for a Garden Tour!

There’s going to be almost perfect weather for a self-guided 2017 Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, June 17!

Get your tickets now from these fine locations!

See places like this for one day only! $15 per person.


Garden Tour Beauty

The 5th Annual Garden Tour sponsored by the LWV Umpqua Valley was a huge success. Many commented on the beauty of the gardens on display.

Many thanks to the generous and gracious gardeners who allowed the community to “drop by” between 10AM and 5PM on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The gardens showed extreme care, creativity, and thoughtfulness.

Thank you to the artists who displayed their works and to the musicians who entertained the garden admirers.

We hope you all had a great time. Thank you for coming!

Here’s just a few photos of some of the lovely places in Douglas County, Oregon.


Have you heard about ETP?

Last night community members met to learn about ETP. What’s that? It is the Early Teaching Project that is now being offered in Roseburg and Douglas County.


The Early Teaching Program (ETP) teaches parents to read effectively with their children thereby enabling their children to exceed in life. There’s strong evidence shown in several studies pointed out in the film shown this evening called “Are We Crazy About Our Kids?”

There’s more if you missed this. There will be two trainings at UCAN’s Conference Room. Thank you to the panelists present at the meeting who explained their roles in assisting young families and children, helping them with life skills, and reading, and just getting through life. One of the main points was there’s just not enough resources to cover all needs, and poverty is an issue in Douglas County. panelists1


Panelists were Tatum Stedman, Roseburg Public Schools Early Learning Coach, Amelia Roth, Roseburg pediatrician, Kat Cooper, Learning Hub; Pat Sublette of ESD, Shawn Lyberger of Head Start.

Upcoming Trainings to be held at UCAN’s conference room at the Martha Young Family Service Center, 280 Kenneth Ford Drive, Roseburg

March 8, 10AM to 11:30AM
March 15, 6:30PM to 8:00PM

For more information, contact Jenny Carloni at [541] [672] [1914].

Meeting Photos

We hope you did not miss this meeting, but in case you did here are some photos.

Special thanks go to LWVOR President Norman Turrill. Norman spoke to League members and visitors on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 here in Roseburg, Oregon.

Norman has vast experience in the League as he has been a member for 40 years. The League opened membership to men around 1974, and now has many male members.

Subjects that we learned more about included campaign finance reform, gun safety, education, and healthcare issues in Oregon. The League has positions on those subjects and they can be found here.

Thanks to all members and visitors who joined us for the evening. Thank you, Members, for providing refreshments. Welcome to new members who joined that evening!

Here are a few photos from the evening —

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Oct. 20 League meeting

League General Meeting

League meeting

Sally McKain

Meet the League!

We Need Campaign Finance Reform! ASAP!

Meet your neighbors and community members!

Here are photos of the charming League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley members in attendance at our Sep. 24 meeting. They would love to meet you! Join Here! Download a Membership Form.

We Need Campaign Finance Reform!

We need Campaign Finance Reform!

LWVUV Members


Friendly League members

Garden Tour 2016

We are proud to announce the planning of Garden Tour 2016 to benefit the work of the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley in Douglas County, Oregon. A committee has formed and is actively seeking gardens in the Roseburg area to be part of the Garden Tour 2016.

The Garden Tour 2016 will be held on June 11, 2016 from 10AM to 5PM. Garden locations will be announced at the time of the tour.

Now is your opportunity to sign up to:

  • Be on the Garden Tour committee
  • Have your Garden on the Garden Tour. We need you!
  • Play your music, display your art, sing your song! We would love to have you join us for the day at one of the lovely gardens!
  • Serve your community, get to know gardeners, and help with this project!

Contact us today! Email us at Or call 541-672-1914.

Here’s a taste of beautiful gardens you’ll get to experience next June. You won’t want to miss the rich beauty of Roseburg gardens! The photos below are of the Iva Grey Wolf and Dave Clark Garden which will be on the 2016 tour. Enjoy the preview of what’s to come!