Annual International Dinner

Post Card Front Post Card BackHungry for some international home cooking? Then mark your calendar for RPCVLA’s Annual International Dinner!

Our biggest event of the year, the potluck is back and scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2013

This year’s annual dinner is a pot luck style gathering.  There will be a guest speaker, raffle and other activities.

As always, friends and family are welcome.  Please bring a dish to share (to serve 10 hungry RPCVs) along with your stories.

Cost: $10 for members
$15 for non-members

Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
301 North Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91103

Local Hero Award

Robert Karatsu has accepted the nomination to be our 2013 Local Hero Award!

Robert Karatsu

Robert Karatsu, RPCV Fiji (79-82) created a library during his PC service and is now the Library Director at Rancho Cucamonga, which was one of 5 libraries across the country to receive the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Science from First Lady Obama at a White House ceremony (see photos here).
Educational Background
  • Master of Library Science, San Jose State University
  • Graduate, Institute for 21st Century Librarianship, Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, American Studies, Cal State Long Beach

Career Highlights

  • Library Director, City of Rancho Cucamonga
  • Assistant Library Director, City of Rancho Cucamonga
  • Adjunct Faculty, San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
  • Reference Services Manager, City of Alhambra

Check out last year’s photos: