Thanks to The Seattle Public Library and a wonderful team of volunteers, our “Peace Corps: 50 Years of Promoting Service and Global Understanding” event held on March 20th was a resounding success.
Many thanks to all who helped to organize and carry out our March 20th event!!!!! Your involvement every step of the way, including, but not limited to: planning and communications; creating the poster, bibliography and the PCV slide show; serving as point people, panelists, workshop facilitators and inspirational keynote speakers; arranging for the library display; serving as hosts & hostesses; taking pictures; providing the attractive refreshments and birthday party; staffing the SEAPAX table; directing traffic; to taking care of the final cleanup, were what made it all possible.
Thank you to:
|Nancy Amidei||Becky Anderson|
|Lillian Baer||Hilary Beam|
|Naomi Botkin||Julie Bryan|
|Marlene Buffington||Erin Burke|
|Rosie Burns||Kristen Comer|
|Joanne Dufour||Josh Fliegel|
|Sara Gore||Mike Greenberg|
|Kari Groves||Jen Simon Halai|
|Rachel Harris||Kimberly Hitchcock|
|Sharon Hunter||Darryl Johnson|
|Larry Kaye||Aileen Ly|
|Joshuah Marshall||Pat McGovern|
|Kimberly McLaury||Carol McRoberts|
|Temma Pistrang||Jodi Reimer|
|Devin Reynolds||Jennifer Rogers|
|Bunny Schmidley||Natalie Sloan|
|Catherine Swanson||Paulette Thompson|
|Carolee Walters||Michael Wehling|
( We want to make sure that everyone’s efforts are properly acknowledged , so please let me know all your complete names, any mis-spellings, and if anyone was inadvertently omitted from the list. Please accept my apologies too for any errors.)
Extra special thanks are owed to Valerie Wonder SPL ‘s ESL & Literacy Program Manager for her months of work with us, to SPL staffers Amy and Mattice at the event. The support of the Peace Corps Northwest Regional Office, especially of Melanie Forthun, Public Affairs Specialist and staff was invaluable. In-kind support by the Starbuck’s Coffee and the World Affairs Council of Greater Seattle contributed to the event as well. And we we greatly honored by the participation of Congressman Jim McDermott at this special occasion.
Photos of the event will be published soon. The workshops received accolades from the attendees, and number of people made a point of sharing that they would be very interested in future SEAPAX programs on these topics:
- Bringing the World to the Classroom
Facilitator: Kristen Comer; Panelists: Joanne Dufour, Paulette Thompson, Carolee Walters
- Peace Corps in Perspective
Facilitator: Michael Wehling
- Book Discussion:
Facilitator: Jen Simon Halai
One such venue is already under way thanks to Jen : the SEAPAX International Book Club, which will meet on Sunday afternoon April 17 . For details, see separate announcement.
Thanks again so much!
Chair, SEAPAX 50th PC Anniversary Committee