Announcing Fall RPCV Events

SEAPAX and the Seattle Peace Corps Recruiting Office are working together to offer several special events for RPCVs in September and October 2009. Hope you can join us for some or all!

1) Making Your Transition Smooth: RPCV Resources Seminar for recently-returned RPCVs.

Returning to the U.S. can be a stressful time for new RPCVs — the job hunt, reverse culture shock, and re-settling, among many things. The Peace Corps Northwest Regional Office in Seattle wants to help ease your transition:

RPCV Resources Seminar
Tuesday, September 22
3 to 5 p.m.

Peace Corps Northwest Regional Office
1601 Fifth Avenue, Suite 605 | Seattle, WA 98101
Located in Westlake Center

Topics to be discussed include career benefits and resources provided by the Peace Corps, graduate school options, and opportunities to share your Peace Corps story. Also, if you have a photo of you during service you’d like to contribute to the Peace Corps Volunteers in Action Board, feel free to bring that too.

Registration for this event closed on Sept.15,  so please check to see if there are any remaining slots:
seattle@peacecorps.gov or 206.553.5490

2) The Fun Continues at an RPCV Social

All work and no play is no life for a RPCV. Meet other RPCVs in the Seattle area at a social hosted by SEAPAX, the local RPCV group, immediately following the Resources Seminar:

RPCV Social – Hosted by local RPCV group SEAPAX
Tuesday, September 22
5:30 p.m.
Spitfire Grill
2219 Fourth Avenue | Seattle, WA‎ 98121
A few blocks from the Peace Corps office , in Belltown neighborhood

3) Share Your Peace Corps Story

While some friends and family may grow tired of your Peace Corps stories, there are many groups, organizations and classes who want to hear all about your Peace Corps service. But how do you fit two years of experiences into a short presentation? That’s where we can help you:

How to Tell Your Peace Corps Story Seminar
Saturday, October 10
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Klondike Gold Rush Museum
319 2nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 220-4240

In addition to obtaining free presentation materials and software, participants will learn how to select key stories and photos, present a balanced and honest view of Peace Corps service, provide up-to-date and accurate information about the application process, and speak comfortably in front of an audience.

Space is limited so please RSVP by October 1:
mforthun@peacecorps.gov or 206.239.6603

4) Welcome Home Party for RPCVs

Please join us in welcoming newly-returned RPCVs , as well as those new to Seattle, or new to our group. SEAPAX is the community for RPCVs from all decades, as well as for family and friends of currently-serving Peace Corps Volunteers. We offer networking and support to RPCVs, plus program, social, and service activities throughout the year.

Welcome Home Potluck
Sunday, October 25
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Place: Home of Sharon Hunter, Meadowbrook neighborhood of NE Seattle

For directions or to confirm  , please RSVP  by October 21 to  eventschair@seapax.org .  Please bring an appetizer, main dish, dessert and/or beverage to share. Tableware will be provided.

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