12/5 1st Wed HH, Canterbury Ales, Seattle
12/9 SEAPAX Holiday Party w Flash Giving, Seattle
12/11 2nd Tues Arts and Cider, Schillings Cider, Seattle
12/12 F&F Speaker Event, Ballard Library, Seattle
12/19 3rd Wed HH, Buckley's, Belltown, Seattle
1st Wednesday HH: Join us 12/5 for the monthly Pub Quiz at Canterbury Ales in Cap Hill, 534 15th Ave E at 7 PM. Don't fear the quiz, show up for a good time.
Second Tuesday Arts & Cider on 12/11 from 6-9 PM at Schillings Cider House in Fremont. Schillings does not have food, but you can bring your own. 708 N 34th St This month, let's have some fun with watercolors, glitter glue and crayons.
3rd Wednesday HH: 12/19 5-8 at Buckley’s Pub in Belltown. Relax a local bar before the holidays hit. 2331 2nd Avenue.
RSVP before noon the day of the event on Facebook or email so we can get enough seats. Always looking for new places for a crowd so email your suggestions.
Thank you to everyone who attended Book Club in 2018. It has been a year full of wonderful books. Stay tuned for the 2019 book club list.
SEAPAX Calendar and Notecard Sale
It's time to think about holiday gifts, and you can support the SEAPAX small grants program at the same time! Plus, we could all use a reminder of the people who live in the 140 countries on this earth where Peace Corps Volunteers have served or currently serve. Choose from 2019 or perpetual calendars (great for keeping track of birthdays and other special annual events), and note cards.
All will be available at the 12/9 holiday party, board meetings or other events. You can also order through the website or email. $12 for international calendars, $8 for note card sets, and $10 for perpetual calendars.
Open Board Positions
We still have an opening for a Speakers’ Bureau Chair. If you would like to learn more about this position please email us.
Welcome Kim Arent, Membership Chair, and Alana DelVecchio, Events Chair!
Open Comment Period For Proposed Changes To SEAPAX’s By-Laws
The Board has proposed a number of changes to SEAPAX’s by-laws. The proposed changes will be publicly available for review during the month of December. Please email by December 31st with any comments or concerns. Draft of proposed changes can be found here.
MLK DAY OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
What: SEAPAX will be teaming up with World Relief Seattle and United Way King County (UWKC) to prepare a community garden for our refugee neighbors in Kent!
When: Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday 1/21, 2019, 9am-12pm
How: To sign up, email Josh Fliegel. You will receive an automated email message from UWKC after Josh receives your email and adds you to the UWKC lists for this event.
Where: Kent, Washington. We will organize carpools for those that wish to ride-share. More information will be available from Josh.
What else: World Relief Seattle’s Community Garden was created to benefit refugee, immigrant, and low-income community members seeking gardening space. We will be helping prepare it for use. Our main tasks this year will be to repair the handicap-accessible raised beds, remove invasive blackberry, and sweep up leaves for composting. World Relief Seattle will provide tools, snacks, water and coffee. Please join us!
Join us for a SEAPAX 2019 Networking event on 1/24 at 5:30pm at Populuxe Brewing in Ballard! Meet RPCVs in the community and get connected to career opportunities! RSVP here. Are you an RPCV working in a company that is hiring? We want you to attend! Contact us to learn more!
NEW AND CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS
Richard F, Ghana 1978-1980
Amelia R, Germany 2019-2020
David N-M, Macedonia 2013-2015
Gary H, 1967-1975
Gary H, 1967-1975
Kim A, Lesotho 2012-2014*
Jenn R, Swaziland 2008-2010*
Madeline L, Cambodia 2016-2018*
Johnathan N, Guatemala 1988-1992*
Mathew W, Tanzania 1983-1986*
Marilee F, Turkey 1964-1966*
Stephanie P, Ghana 2013-2015*
Annette M, Czech Republic 1995-1997*
Mark G, Dominican Republic 2005-2007*
Phyllis B, Kenya 1987-1989*
Arlene M, Mauritania 1977-1978; Ukraine 1992-1993*
1/6 Speaker Series and Board Mtg, Antioch U, Seattle
1/12 MLK Jr Volunteer
1/24 SEAPAX Networking Event, Popluxe Brewing, Seattle
Top Up Contributions
After 6 months of experience with the new Top Up contributions, we have tweaked the guidelines. Please visit the website and let’s keep on the giving path. Small Grants are available for local or international projects.
Apply for Grants
Ask non-profits in your network if they need a small grant and encourage them to apply! Check out the details and applications on the SEAPAX website under the Grants tab.
Flash Giving at Holiday Party
Announcing Flash Giving at the 12/9 Holiday Party. In the holiday spirit of giving, bring a bit of cash to put in the donation jar to help another organization. We will select two organizations from members’ suggestions to give a collective donation. Send your suggestion of a 501c3 organization in WA or international nonprofit to email@example.com. We will vet the organizations using our guidelines posted on the website.
SEAPAX Holiday Party
Tom Miller, SEAPAX Vice President, has once again generously offered to host this year's holiday party. All are welcome, but please be sure to RSVP. Street parking is available, but carpooling recommended. We look forward to celebrating the holiday season together!
When: Sunday, 12/9 3pm-6pm
Where: Private home in West Seattle. RSVP for the address
RSVP: Please send number of guests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Potluck Item: Food or drink item. Please bring a label and serving utensils. SEAPAX will provide wine/beer and non-alcoholic beverages.
Optional Donations: 1) One canned good for a local food bank 2) Cash for Flash Giving (see above).
SEAPAX Speaker Series
The SEAPAX Board invites you to talk by Adam Granato of Health Alliance International (HAI). HAI is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the UW Dept. of Global Health. Please join us as Adam discusses the work of HAI and their unique approach to health system strengthening. (Fun fact: four Seattle RPCVs work with HAI). This event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Note: The SEAPAX Board will be meeting after Adam's talk and you are welcome to stay for that meeting to learn more about the Board.
When: Sunday 1/6 1:30-2:00pm
Where: Antioch University, 2400 3rd Ave, Seattle Washington
RSVP Required: These events are free, but you must RSVP the names of all attendees.
Friends and Family PC Event
Tamorie Mayweather, a Seattle-based Peace Corps recruiter, is hosting a Family and Friends panel discussion on 12/12 from 6-7:30pm at Ballard Library. This event attracts people interested in service and their loved ones, as well as invitees. She is looking for a few panelists, a family member or two of a current PCV or a fairly recent RPCV. PCVs serve at many points in life, so parents, children, siblings, partners, and others are welcome to contact her! If you are interested or would like more info, please email Tamorie.
NorthWest Student Exchange
NorthWest Student Exchange is looking for culturally minded individuals to assist as independent contractors in promoting the high school age exchange program in the area. Contact Marge for further information or visit our website to learn more about hosting or being a local coordinator.
UPS Peace Corps Prep
Matt Warning, RPCV (Tanzania, ’83-’86) and professor at Univ. of Puget Sound (UPS), is modernizing messaging on the UPS Peace Corps Prep program website. He would like interested RPCVs to send photos of their PC service, particularly photos of you working alongside host country nationals, and information about your service.
He is also looking for individuals who might be willing to speak on campus or correspond with prospective volunteers. Please email Matt, if interested.