SEAPAX Pictures Wanted

Be a part of SEAPAX history! We’re looking to showcase photos on our new website. You’ll receive photo credit (and become instantly internet-famous) and help us build a repository of great Peace Corps moments.
Ideally photos should be:
– 1MB or larger
– Landscape orientation
– Labeled COUNTRY-FIRST NAME-LAST NAME (e.g. Ethiopia-Jane-Smith).
*If photos include a Peace Corps flag or logo, even better!
Photos can be added HERE. By sending photos you are agreeing SEAPAX may use them in publications or other materials we publish. Questions or issues, let us know at webmaster@seapax.org.
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Social Media Changes

We would like to highlight a number of social media changes that we plan to implement in the near future.  We believe these changes will create a more interactive, connected and involved SEAPAX community.

Website

SEAPAX has decided to invest in a new website, which will be supported and sponsored by NPCA.  The new website will provide additional functionalities that our current website does not offer, which includes:

  • improved tools to plan and organize events
  • improved tools to create and organize different types of groups (i.e. social and service-oriented groups) within our network
  • forums for members to directly communicate with one another and to post things such as job opportunities
  • increased integration with NPCA and other RPCV affiliate groups
  • improved ability for members to update and manage their accounts/profiles  

We are hoping to launch the new website before the start of summer.  Additional updates will be provided in the coming months.

FB Group

We have created a SEAPAX FB Group (not to be confused with our FB Page!).  This forum will provide a greater degree of freedom for members to post and connect with other SEAPAX members compared to our SEAPAX FB Page.  The FB Group has already been launched and we plan to continue to support the FB Page as well moving forward.           

Yahoo Group

Due to a lack of use, we have decided to retire our Yahoo Group on March 1st.     

2018 Calendars on Sale! Reduced Price!

Now that 2018 is here, do you find yourself wishing you had picked up one of the 2018 International Calendars?  You’re in luck!  SEAPAX still has some calendars for sale, at the reduced price of just $8 per calendar.  They will be available at many SEAPAX events, and are also by mail order.  See the SEAPAX website for details or email calendars@seapax.org.

We still have notecard sets available at the price of $8 for 8 cards.

MLK Service Event

CALLING ALL RPCVS: SIGN UP FOR SEAPAX 2018 MLK DAY OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITY!

WHAT:  SEAPAX will be teaming up with World Relief Seattle and United Way King County (UWKC) to prepare a community garden for our refugee neighbors in Kent!

WHEN: Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday January 15th, 2018, 9:00 -12:30 (morning only).

HOW: To sign up please email Josh Fliegel at servicechair@seapax.org Write in the subject line “MLK Day 2018 Signup” and include in your email the following information: 1) your name, 2) Your neighborhood and, if you need ride or can offer a ride to this event. Your t-shirt size (S, M, L, XL, 2XL.) UWKC will be providing all volunteers with T-shirts.  You will receive an automated email message from UWKC after Josh receives your email and adds you to the UWKC SEAPAX list for this event.

WHERE:  Kent Washington, we will be organizing RPCV carpools for those that wish to ride share. More information available from Josh atservicechair@seapax.org

WHAT ELSE: World Relief Seattle’s Community Garden in Kent was created to benefit refugee, immigrant, and low-income community members seeking gardening space.  We will be helping prepare it for use. Our main tasks will be cutting back blackberry bushes, weeding, cleaning out our demonstration gardens and doing general beautification of the area. World Relief Seattle will provide us all tools needed, as well as gloves, hardhats, and safety glasses, but encourages us to dress for the weather and for working outdoors. Please join us!