Thursday March 13, 2014 General Meeting: Understanding the Citizens Initiative Review
Representatives from Healthy Democracy Manju Bazzell and Judy Vovre will be explaining how the Citizens Initiative Review process works. Jackson County has been chosen as the first county in Oregon to undergo the review before the May 20 election. The Citizens Initiative Review Board was created by a law passed in 2012 by the Oregon Legislature. Panels are established in the county which explain and examine the arguments related to the ballot measures.
Additionally, League member Mary Lou Schnoes will provide a brief get-out-the-vote presentation , which will take place at some of the County libraries and staffed by LWVRV members.
Thursday February 13 General Meeting–Medford Branch Jackson County Public Library
Adams Room 12 Noon–Speaker Phil VanBuskirk, Southern Oregon Research and Extension Service
“100 Years of Extension Service in Jackson County”–Birthday Cake provided.
Extension Service Director Dr. Phil VanBuskirk will describe one hundred years of OSU’s presence in the Rogue Valley assisting agriculturalists and 4H students in adapting to the unique soils and climate of Jackson County. This presentation fits with the League’s current national Agricultural Update [see below]. Please come and welcome Dr. VanBuskirk.
Agriculture Update Study Sessions–Feb 21
The Rogue Valley LWV is preparing for the April consensus questions regarding the Agriculture Update organized by the national League. The study materials, which are quite lengthy, can be accessed on-line at the LWV US site under “Our Work”and “Projects”. Thanks to the Maryland LWV, we have a condensed form of the study materials that is printable. I have copies to share and will mail them to anyone who requests a copy. I can also provide copies of sections of the official study materials upon request.
We are meeting Friday, February 21 at the new Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District office at 89 Alder St. in Central Point. We will discuss the two sections of the study entitled “Sustainable Agriculture and a Safe Food Supply” and “Economic Health of the Agriculture Sector”. The third section will be discussed in March, time TBA.
–Kathleen Donham 541-772-5044
January 9 , 2014 – Program Planning Workshop 11:30-1:30 at the OEA Building
February 13, 2014 – LWVRV – General meeting on county budget and the extension service
March 13, 2014 – LWVRV – General meeting on library funding
April 10, 2014 – Consensus meeting on agriculture and voters service discussion
May 8, 2014 – LWVRV Annual Meeting
The State LWV will be conducting two studies–
Children at Risk and Higher Education Update.
Our phone number for local access has changed to 541-772-5044, which is a member phone.