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Calendar of Events

All are welcome to our events
– RPCVs, applicants, maybes, families
All who work for peace!

EarthFair Booth, Balboa Park 4/21/13

Speak About Your Service: Join in through the year!
Help with SD PC Recruiter Events
Bulletin Board, Local Calendars, NPCA Advocacy

4/19 SDPCA & PC Send-Off: Bon Voyage
4/27 SDPCA at EarthFair 2014
5/3 Annual Meeting Luau
6/17 Dinner at Rachael House

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Ongoing and Annual Events

Past Calendared Events (Since June 2003)

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Peace Corps 2013:
Our 52th Anniversary Year
Share your Experience!

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Liz Brown speaks to a class of Girl Scouts
Peace Corps Week
All Year Long
Speak About Your Service
ANYTIME during the year!

Continue promoting sharing your experiences, and promoting better understanding of other cutlures. Speak to students at Peace Corps Information Meetings, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, schools and groups throughout San Diego County, and more...

Speak-Up about your service experiences!
(see also in Bulletin Board under Connections)

  • Download the Peace Corps Handbook on tips for speaking to groups about your Volunteer experience: Speakers Handbook (.pdf file, 880kb)
  • RPCVs can present the culture of their host country
  • Presentations can be as interactive as possible:
    • photos,
    • local foods
    • clothing
    • fabrics,
    • national music, etc.
  • You can have a frank discussion with the students and answer questions about what some of the country's/community's real needs are.
  • Students can work on some sort of service project tied to your presentation. The teacher or leader of the group you present to would coordinate such an activity.
    • Teacher/group have contacted group(s) of children in a presenter's country of service to communicate or receive/exchange these packs although that's not required.
    • The children have made little "Peace Packs," knapsacks with their handprints in paint, a note of peace, and some school supplies and basic dental hygience stuff and send them to the country they learned about.
    • It's always fun, and the kids are super curious.
  • Speak about your service, and let the Newsletter Editor, know about it:
    -- Submit pictures
    -- See yourself listed here and in Pacific Waves.

Peace Corps Recruiting Events
RPCVs are welcome to help talk with interested students!

We have two PC Recuiters who work in the San Diego Area.
Contact them to see when and if you might be needed to talk with students.

  1. Diana Gomez, Armenia (1999-2002) (Tues 9:30-4:30; Wed.9:30-6:30)
    UCSD Recruiter
    Career Services Center, 9500 Gilman Drive #0335
    La Jolla, CA 92093 Tel. (858) 534-1336
  2. Amber Lung, Namibia (2005-09)
    SD Regional Recuiter
    PC/LA Regional Office



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When: Saturday, April 19
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Where: East African Cultural Center
4061 Fairmount Ave
San DIego, Ca 92105

What: East African lunch (with vegetarian option)
No-host, cash only $10

RSVP: Needed for Lunch by April 15
Reply at website below
OR contact Amber Lung at

More info:

It's that time of year, when we gather to send-off the next generation of Peace Corps. Friends, family, and prospective candidates are welcome, as well. Like last year, good food and camaraderie is on the menu. Unlike last year, we'll be in a better venue. Not in the back alley of a restaurant, as much fun as it was to re-live the Peace Corps days…

Join us from 12-2pm, Saturday 4/19, at the East African Cultural Center at 4061 Fairmount Ave in San Diego. A no-host, cash only, East African lunch (with a vegetarian option), will be available for $10.

You can visit for more information. RSVPs for lunch are needed by 4/15. Please comment here if you'd like lunch, or email Amber Lung at

Hope to see you there!


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SDPCA at EarthFair 2014

When: Sunday April 27
10 am to 5 pm -- Visit our table
12 noon -- Bring-Your-Own lunch and join us for a noon picnic!

Where: Balboa Park
location tba


Needed: Volunteers from 10 am to 5 pm
Contact Marjoty Clyne:

SDPCA will have a booth again this year near the international houses of hospitality and we need your help!

Marjory Clyne is looking for volunteers for two-hour shifts, the 1-4 p.m. slots need filled!

Come share your experiences with fair attendees and potential Peace Corps Volunteers, hang out with old and new SDPCA friends, and join us for a group lunch at noon (bring your-own-picnic-basket).

Email if you'd like to volunteer!


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Annual Meeting

When: Saturday May 3
3:00 pmto 6:00 pm

Where: Ranch of Elizabeth Vaughn
8832 Prospect Ave.
Santee, CA 92071

Please join us for our Annual Meeting Country Luau!

SDPCA will provide food and drinks.

Look for signs for where to park.

Stay tuned for more details.


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Cooking Dinner at
Rachael House

When: Tuesday June 17 (possibly the 16th)
Time tba

Where: Rachael's Women's Center
753 8th Ave · San Diego


Come and help cook and serve!

Look for an e vite in June.

Coordinators: Lynne Graham and Karen Lindquist

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Ongoing and Annual Events

All Year

Nominate your favorite host country holiday to be included on our calendar!
Write us a brief description and the date(s) for the next issue.

Send to:

Every second Monday--

Inter-Agency Coalition on Human and Civil Rights, 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Blessed Sacrament School, 4551 56th St. 619-236-6420.

Every second & fourth Monday--

San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice, Program meeting, formed after 9/11(call for info), 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego.

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Every Wednesday--

Morning Coffee, UCSD International Center, 619-534-1124. Join international student families, make new friends, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, informal. During regular school year. (Sept to May)

Every Friday--

UCSD International Café, UCSD International Center, 619-534-1124:

Join more than 250 others for informal lunch and conversation during the academic year from 11:30 am-1:30 pm, $5.00 for complete menu.

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