Reminder: Peace Corps 50th Events in Seattle Oct.1 & 4, 2011

SEAPAX invites you to join us at special 50th events with the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) delegation coming to Seattle.  The members of the group have a variety of professional backgrounds including international NGO leaders, university professors, experts in youth education, and volunteer program directors. Some of them work or have worked with PC in their countries, which include : Armenia, Belize, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fed. States of Micronesia, The Gambia, Guyana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, People’s Republic of China, Peru, Romania, Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, and Vanuatu.

Saturday October 1:

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Earthcorps  Community service day for IVLP guests and SEAPAX members at an environmental cleanup project at José Rizal Park on Seattle’s Beacon Hill.
Sign up at:

6-8 p.m. Potluck dinner sponsored by SEAPAX for IVLP guests and RPCVs, families and friends, at the home of Joanne & Jim Dufour in West Seattle.
Here’s what to bring: Last names beginning with A-F: main dish, G-L: salad, M-R: appetizers, S-Z: dessert.  Serving size enough for 20 people, extras welcome. Please bring label the dish you bring with its ingredients to help guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies. Nonalcoholic beverages will be provided; attendees are welcome to bring more beverages, beer or wine.

Your RSVP is requested by Thursday, Sept. 29th . Please contact Joanne at:,, or 206-937-5724,  for address.

Car-pooling is encouraged. If you can offer a ride or need a ride, pls. send an email to and I’ll do my best to make connections.

Tuesday October 4:

The Spirit of Volunteerism, Honoring 50 years of the Peace Corps with International Volunteer Experts
6.p.m. Reception
7- 8:30 p.m.: Panel discussion

Event co-hosted by the World Affairs Council, Peace Corps, and SEAPAX. Location is Paccar Hall , Room 291, on the UW-Seattle main campus. Registration(free) requested at:

Hope to see you there!

For more information , contact:
Joana Ramos (Brazil ‘73-75)
Chair, SEAPAX 50th PC Anniversary Committee
tel. 206-229-2420