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  • 25 Mar 2019 by Jenn Ritchey

    We need your help!

    Each year several congressmen (Joe Kennedy, John Garamendi, and Garrett Graves) write a Dear Colleague letter to their fellow congressmen/women asking them to sign the letter in support of the Peace Corps. This is an important way to continue support for the Peace Corps which is more important than ever because the President wants to cut the budget (again).

    We ask that you contact Adam Smith (202)225-8901 and Kim Schrier (202)225-7761 and ask them to sign the letter. All of Washington's congressmen/women have signed it except for these two. Adam Smith has signed it in the past and since Kim Schrier is new this year, she may not be aware of the letter.

    This is a request from NPCA - the deadline is this Thursday and they would like to have as many congressmen/women as possible sign the letter.

    Thanks!

  • 25 Mar 2019 by Steve Gapinski

    For all SEAPAX campers and adventurers, the 2019 Regional RPCV campout details have been finalized.  This is an annual event that is coordinated with five other regional RPCV associations (Southern Oregon RPCVs, Columbia River PCA, Idaho RPCVs, West Cascade PCA, and Inland Northwest PCA).  This year’s campout will be hosted by Southern Oregon RPCVs.

    When: Thursday, August 1st – Sunday, August 4th 

    WhereAspen Point Campground @ Lake of the Woods in the beautiful Fremont-Winema National Forest (Klamath Falls, OR).

    Costs: $15/adult for those staying at the group site.  Kiddos under 18 are free!

    Registration: please register here

    Additional information: see flyer here

  • 13 Mar 2019 by Steve Gapinski

     

    During your time of Peace Corps service, you met the first two goals by providing your skills and knowledge on behalf of the people you served. But did you know the third goal calls for action even once we return home? This goal asks us “to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.” It’s a lifelong “secondary project” that all RPCVs should feel empowered to take part in.

     

    The revitalized Speaker’s Bureau program is asking for RPCVs who are interested in telling their story. This is no-cost and low-commitment. We will do the work of matching you to a school, university, or community group to speak to and you’ll just need to come with a small slideshow of pictures and stories to share. We will provide the resources you need to make that happen!

     

     

    If interested, please sign up for the program here. Email speakers@seapax.org if you have questions or comments!