Like to read?

PPCA’s Book Club is no exclusive group! Participation is open to everyone who has read a given month’s book. We discuss books set in parts of the world in which Peace Corps Volunteers have served, and we also consider books on any subject authored by RPCVs.

If you like to read, please consider taking this month’s survey! All 33 options, from Abouzeid to Zeppa, are listed in the PPCA Book Selection Survey for 2020http://www.portlandpeacecorps.org/book-club/book-selection-survey-for-2020/, and have wide availability in local libraries. 

Through 5:00 pm PST on Friday, November 15, 2019, we are inviting each survey taker to select up to 10 books and then progress to the survey, which has a link at the bottom of the page. 

Grand Floral Parade! Saturday, June 8, 10am-2pm

There’s Nothing Like a Parade!

Come join us for the Grand Floral Parade, where the Portland Returned Peace Corps Association will be represented by members carrying flags from countries around the world! This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, June 8. The route starts at the Memorial Coliseum, crosses the Burnside bride, and ends up at Providence Park downtown. See a detailed route map here.

Note that GFP organizers require that all marchers complete a “Hold Harmless Form” for liability purposes. Download the form here, sccan and email to Tom DeMeo at service AT crpca.org or mail hard copy to 1002 SE 50th Avenue, Portland, OR 97215.

If interested in holding a flag and adding to the impressive collection of countries Peace Corps served in, follow the link here to sign up!
Let’s make this the biggest parade yet!

All participants get a free t-shirt, with the new logo! If you would be interested in a shirt for the parade- or just in general! – please email newsletter AT crpca.org with your interest, quantity, and size(s). They are still in design, but leaning towards navy polo or pocket T-shirt.

If you are a member of Portland Peace Corps, you get first choice. Sign up before May 11th to ensure the best chance get the flag of your country before we send it out to a wider audience! The early bird gets the worm – or flag, in this case!

We need your help with recruiting! Whoever recruits the most RPCVs to the parade wins a pair of free Timbers or Thorns tickets! Just e-mail president AT crpca.org with the names of folks you recruited.

Hope to see you there!

Our most important event of the year is this week!!!

CRPCA’s Grant Program has, over the last two years, awarded $10,000 to projects in Belize, Cambodia, Ghana, Kenya, Oregon, Palestine, Sierra Leone, and Swaziland. To keep up this level of giving in FY2019, we aim for a great turnout of members and friends this Thursday!

  • Date: Thursday, July 12th, 2018, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Venue: Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway in Portland, Oregon
  • Tickets: $20 per adult (21+), $5 per kid. Includes dinner and a drink, with additional beverages for purchase. Save time by purchasing in advance on our Checkout page.

Everyone is welcome to join us for RPCV Bingo, storytelling, and an incredible silent auction. We have more than 40 items from around the world that have been graciously donated to support our Grant Program.

Tickets will also be available at the door, however buying in advance will help us to cater appropriately. We hope to see you there! But in the event you can’t make it, your support is greatly appreciated, and we encourage you to buy tickets through our website.