Greetings, WSPCA members!

Jennifer Nicholas, Benin 03-05

It was my privilege to take over as president of our group at the regional meeting on May 20th.

I moved to Seattle following my Peace Corps service in Benin, West Africa, where I worked as a Small Enterprise Development volunteer from 2003-2005. Being a PCV was a life-changing experience for me, as I am sure it was for you, and I am excited to work with individuals who are actively interested in their communities, both at home and abroad.

Your WSPCA officers have exciting plans for the coming year, including volunteer opportunities, local activism, and cultural and social events. We cordially invite you to a movie night and discussion on June 25th, to our annual picnic on July 8th at Golden Gardens and to the regional campout in August. We are also gearing up for an event and budget meeting to plan for the next year. We hope to provide many opportunities for WSPCA members to gather, network, and advance the famous 3rd goal of Peace Corps, and I look forward to meeting many of you in the months ahead!