SEAPAX Campout! North Cascades National Park July 14-16

RSVP to campout@seapax.org: The 2017 Annual SEAPAX Campout will be held at the Newhalem Creek Campground in the North Cascades National Park, July 14-16. We have reserved several adjacent individual campsites that should accommodate our group. Details about the campground can be found here. Families and friends are welcome.

In order to plan we need a count of folks who will be joining us. To RSVP or ask questions send a note to campout@seapax.org. There will be opportunities to hike and explore the area on your own or with others.

SEAPAX is subsidizing part of the cost for our camp so we are asking for a contribution of just $5 per person for both nights (what a deal!)   We traditionally have a group potluck on Saturday night, with all other meals being on your own.

Mark this event on your calendar. There will be lots to do and see in this beautiful park. Enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. RSVP today!

A taste of the park can be found in this album.

30th Annual Run and Walk with Pride (RWWP)

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In light of the news regarding Peace Corps opportunities for same-sex domestic partners, Brian Minalga is organizing a ‘Team Peace Corps’ for the 30th Annual Run and Walk with Pride (RWWP) event in Seward Park on June 23rd. Some of you may have met Brian at the UW Nomination Party! He’s our Regional Representative at the PC Northwest Regional Office!

Registration is now open for the RWWP 4K Walk/Run and the 10K Run. He would like to create and register ‘Team Peace Corps’ as an entry! Teams will be announced at the event and he is trying to manage a shout out to same-sex domestic partners who may be interested in joining Peace Corps! If you have any questions, please contact Brian at  bminalga@peacecorps.gov for more information! Hope to see you at the event!

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Peace Corps Nomination Party on May 16th!

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Hello Seattle RPCVs!

Are you interested in sending off the next batch of future RPCVs? Do you have some words of wisdom to give to future volunteers and their families? If so, please join the Seattle PC Recruiting Office and SEAPAX at this year’s Annual Spring Nomination Party!

It will be held in Parrington Hall, University of Washington, Seattle campus, from 6 – 8pm on Thursday, May 16th.

Please feel free to appear in your service country’s traditional dress (optional) and/or bring a dish inspired from your country of service for a potluck. Here is a link to the official Peace Corps site which showcases the info session prior to the send off party:http://www.peacecorps.gov/meet/events/3966/

Put it on your calendar and we’ll see you there!

March for Peace Corps in Portland’s Grand Floral Parade!

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RPCVs from around the Pacific Northwest are invited to march in Portland’s Grand Floral Parade!

Peace Corps continues to resonate with the Portland Rose Festival! The Columbia River Peace Corps Association has been invited to march in the Grand Floral Parade for a third consecutive year with our full, 140-flag entry. RPCVs from around the Pacific Northwest are invited to join us!

This year’s Grand Floral Parade is Saturday, June 8, morning to early afternoon (our start and end time will be announced in May). The parade goes forward in any weather, and marchers should be prepared to walk four miles.

RSVP to Brittany McLean, parade@crpca.org or 817-851-9129, ASAP if you want to march in the Grand Floral Parade. Flags will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, so in your message, please include:

Your name
Phone number
Email address
Your country of service
Other Peace Corps country flags you’d be willing to carry if your country’s flag has already been reserved

Marchers will have the choice of wearing host country attire OR CRPCA’s parade t-shirt with khaki pants. The t-shirts were designed by James Cloutier for maximum visual impact during parades. They will be selling them for $5.00 each. Order your size (adult S, M, L, XL) on our Checkout page. The t-shirts will be delivered at select CRPCA events this spring, and they’ll also be available at our Parade Practice Picnic on Fri 6/07 and on parade morning Sat 6/08. Marchers, please refrain from wearing other USA-printed t-shirts during the parade.

CRPCA’s 3rd annual Parade Practice Picnic will be on the evening of Friday, June 7.

The event will begin with a 5:30 pm potluck dinner at the shelter adjacent to Willamette Park’s play structure. Please bring your family/friends and a dish to share, with plates, utensils, and drinks for everyone in your party. (BYOB beer and wine are permitted under our reservation.) At 7:00 pm the RPCV participants in our Grand Floral Parade entry will practice flagpole assembly and marching protocol. The Parade Practice is optional for parade participants, but all who’ve attended this event in past years had a terrific time!
Willamette Park is in SW Portland’s Johns Landing neighborhood. Take SW Macadam to SW Nebraska and turn east toward the Willamette River, then take this road until it ends at a turnaround. If you can find parking there, that’s closest to our gathering point. If not, turn back around and park in the big lot, then walk south to the picnic shelter. Parking is free after 5pm. We’ll be there rain or shine!

Peace Corps wants YOU to Contribute to the Digital Library

Calling all RPCVs and current Volunteers!

Peace Corps invites you to contribute to our digital library—a searchable collection of photos, stories and documents about Peace Corps, the Volunteer experience, and the agency’s legacy of service around the globe.

As we approach Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary, please help us reach our goal of including photos and stories from each country where Volunteers have served, and from each decade of Peace Corps history.  You can contribute one story and up to five photos from your Peace Corps service using our online process. 

Interested?  Go to peacecorps.gov/collections to start your submission or browse the growing collection of materials.

Questions? Suggestions?  Email digital@peacecorps.gov

Aileen Ly
Vanuatu 06-07 
SEAPAX President