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
Coos Bay Annual Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser. Once again our League team of Super Spellers - Melanie Bloom, Jerry Chadwick, and Mitzi Loftus represented us very well at the Adult Spelling Bee fundraiser in March. Thank you for a job well done!
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 on May 6 at the 7 Devils Brewing Co. 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.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:30 am - noon
Venture Inn
2265 Inland Point Drive (across from Bay Eye Clinic), Inland Point Center
North Bend
LWV Annual Meeting. This is the opportunity for League members to vote on their new officers & directors, and approve programs for action & the annual budget. A no host luncheon will follow at noon. Check your April newsletter for the agenda.