We’re surveying our members for the first half of November

Book selection survey for 2016

CRPCA Book Club chooses most of its book selections through an annual survey open to all members. Check out our Book Selection Survey for 2016 at http://www.crpca.org/book-club/book-selection-survey-for-2016. Please be patient for up to a half-minute while the page loads, then set aside 15-20 minutes to fully consider the book options. Select your top 8 from among the 38 options, then proceed to the survey via the link at the bottom of the page. The survey closes 11/15/2015, and we will announce the results in CRPCA’s December newsletter.

Language discussion groups survey

CRPCA currently offers a Salon Francophone, in which a handful of our members gather most months to speak French with each other. Through 11/15/2015, we’re surveying all members who speak Arabic, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian, and/or Spanish to gauge your interest in additional language discussion groups. These languages are listed because they’re spoken across three or more countries in the Peace Corps world. There’s also a question for our French speakers about the format of Salon Francophone. If you speak any of the above-listed languages, please proceed directly to the survey today at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NX7ZVF7.

Welcome to the Columbia River Peace Corps Association

logo for Columbia River Peace Corps Association, Portland, Oregon President’s welcome, by Tom DeMeo (Ghana 1980-82 and Botswana 1982-84)

Welcome to the Columbia River Peace Corps Association (CRPCA), the returned Peace Corps volunteers living in the Portland, Oregon, metro area. We are committed to ideals of service and community, both at home and abroad. Connect with us if you are a potential volunteer wanting to talk with old hands, if you are an returned volunteer looking to connect with others who have shared the unique Peace Corps experience, or if you share our ideals and want to meet others of like mind! Take a look at our calendar to see what upcoming events we have planned: we hold regular service events, social gatherings, and educational opportunities that help us serve our community and engage with the world. Find something that suits your style, and join us – we’d love to have you!

Connect with us via Facebook, our website crpca.org, or by signing up for our newsletter and e-updates.

West Coast National RPCV Career Conference

Attend the West Coast National RPCV Career Conference, taking place Monday, March 23, 2015 through Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Henry M Jackson Federal Building in Seattle. (915 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98174)

Register to attend this four-day conference, where you’ll learn in-depth strategies to make yourself stand out from other job-seekers. RPCVs are welcome to attend any or all parts of this conference. We hope you’ll join us and take advantage of this opportunity to boost your job-search skills while networking with other RPCVs and RPCV-friendly employers.