DOV General Meetings

The general meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Oro Valley Public Library located at the corner of La Canada and Naranja Drive.

Arrive at 6:45 PM to socialize. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

The meetings are open to the public at no cost. There are always interesting guest speakers and programs. So come, bring a friend, and enjoy the company of your like-minded neighbors!

Monday, August 13th

We welcome Tom O'Halleran, our United States House Representative from Congressional District 1. Tom served eight years in the state legislature to take on tough challenges and make the right decisions for his constituents, regardless of the political implications. For Tom, it is about the people he serves, not his title. Come and hear about Tom's fight to keep his seat in one of the most contested races in the nation.

Future General Meeting speakers and programs

Monday, September 10, 2018

Bond Issues, Initiatives and More

In the upcoming general election there will be several initiatives, referenda and bond issues on the ballot that weren’t on the primary ballot. That’s because these are general election items only. They are, however, some of the most crucial votes you will cast in this election because the results will impact our lives for years if not decades to come. There is a $430 million bond issue that will benefit Oro Valley in the amount of $2.3 million per year for five years. The two most talked about initiatives are Save Our Schools and Invest in Ed. Both deal with public education funding. Then there is the Dark Money initiative which requires candidates and committees to disclose where the money that they are spending on a campaign comes from. It does not prohibit donations, it just requires that they be public. The Clean Energy initiative requires that 50% of the power consumed in the state be generated from renewable sources. And the realtors have an initiative that prevents the state from ever levying a sales tax on services. Next month’s program is a forum on these and other initiatives, providing you with the information that you need to make an informed decision when casting your vote. Please make an effort to attend.

Previous General Meeting speakers and programs

  • Jane Conlin representing the Tucson/Oro Valley Citizen's Climate Lobby, was at our July meeting.
  • Candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission, Sandra Kennedy and Bill Mundell were at our June meeting.
  • Kyrsten Sinema, Candidate for US Senate spoke at the April meeting.
  • United States Senate Candidate Deedra Abboud spoke at the March meeting.
  • Dr. Barbara Warren on The Extreme Weather Challenge and Meg Pradelt on the Request to Speak System spoke at the February meeting.
  • Linda Lyon, retired Colonel from the Air Force, and AZ House candidate Hollace Lyon spoke at the January meeting. Their topic: "Saving Our Democracy," a riveting message of hope and resolve in taking back our government from those who wish to destroy it.
  • We welcomed Greer Warren who delivered a talk on civics and structure of Arizona government at our November meeting.
  • We welcomed Betty Stauffer from Literacy Connects on October 9th.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kargel, Senior Research Scientist at the University of Arizona, spoke at our September meeting.
  • David Garcia, candidate for Governor of Arizona, spoke at our August meeting.

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