Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, March 31, 2018
7-9 pm
Black Market Gourmet
495 Central Avenue, Coos Bay
Annual Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser. Once again the LWVCC is sponsoring a team to compete at the annual Adult Spelling Bee fundraiser for the Coos Bay Public Library. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase at the CB Public Library or from Carol Ventgen. Our champion speller team includes: Melanie Bloom, Jerry Chadwick, and Mitzi Loftus. Come and cheer for our team!
Monday, April 16, 2018
midnight deadline
Coos County & Reedsport, Oregon Civil Discourse Essay Contest. THE CHALLENGE: The League of Women Voters of Coos County invites Coos County & Reedsport high school students to write a 250-300 word essay answering the question, "How can we promote civil discourse?" The 2nd part of the challenge is to distill your main idea in a tweet with the hashtag #civildiscourse.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. For ideas about civil discourse to get you started, a complete list of THE RULES, and how to submit your essay go to or check our FaceBook page for the flyer.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
7-9 pm
Coos Bay Public Library
Myrtlewood Room
525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay
Candidate Forum. Coos County League of Women Voters is once again hosting a Candidate Forum on Thursday, April 26th. This forum will feature candidates running for Judge of the Circuit Court, 15th District, Position 5: James Monsebroten & Brett Pruess and those running for Coos County Commissioner positions. Candidates for Position #2: Katy Eymann, Dale Pennie, Steven Scheer, and John Sweet; and for Position #3: Melissa Cribbins, Avery Horton, and Natalie Ranker.

Volunteers are still needed to help the night of the forum. Contact Carol Ventgen at 541-297-0262 if you are available to help.