Event Calendar

June 2012 – June 2013

Jun
16
Sat
Kathy’s Food Bank Service Project & Birthday Bash @ Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Jun 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join us on Kathy’s birthday as we celebrate with a day of service at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. RSVP here.

Dec
8
Sat
Empanadas, and Acts of Kindness: Come to the Peace Corps Holiday Party on December 8!
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays at the RPCVLA holiday party on the evening of Saturday, December 8 at Rachael Simidian’s home in South Pasadena!  We will enjoy latkes and menorah lighting in honor of the first night of Hanukkah, and empanadas in honor of the fact that empanadas are delicious.  Please a dish of your own and/or a drink of your choice to contribute the holiday potluck.

During the party, in lieu of the white elephant gift exchange, we will be putting together care packages for currently-serving volunteers in need of cheer and chocolate.  Please bring items to put into the packages.  See our news story below for more details.

The exact details of the holiday party are coming soon, so keep an eye on your emails!

Feb
23
Sat
RPCVLA Annual Meeting & Social @ Community Room
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us for our most important Board Meeting of the year!

This is your chance to really influence RPCVLAs agenda for 2013. Run for an officer position, propose or organize an event, give input on what is really important to you as a RPCV in LA and how the group can better serve our members!

You don’t have to run for a Board position to attend. We would love to have a full room of people with great ideas and feedback. However, if you are interested in running for a position, this is the meeting for you!

All Board positions are open. Positions that we are particularly interested in finding applicants for include: President, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator, Webmaster (we are moving to a new platform so this will be easy!), Marketing Director, Social Media Coordinator, Events Coordinator, Yamanaka Fund Director and NPCA Liason.

There will also be plenty of time to socialize and have a drink and nibbles with friends.

Please feel free to email current President Kathy Nesteby with any questions at president@rpclva.org.

We look forward to seeing you!

Mar
8
Fri
Art Night
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy art, music and entertainment at 11 different venues with a free shuttle connecting each.

Click here for details.

Click here to download a PDF of the ArtNight Brochure.

Mar
9
Sat
TGIS – Korean BBQ @ Don Day
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 9th RPCVLA is hosting its monthly “Thank Goodness It’s Saturday” event!  Please join us for all you can eat Korean BBQ starting at $16.99.  Please arrive on time.

Friends and family are always welcome as long as you include them in your RSVP.  Please respond by Wednesday, March 6th.

RSVP by clicking here then replying yes.

Apr
21
Sun
TGIS Peruvian Style @ Los Balcones Del Perú
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm

For this TGI Sunday, join us at Los Balcones Del Perú for some delicious Peruvian food.

Parking is available in a private lot and is validated. For details about the restaurant please visit: http://www.yelp.com/biz/los-balcones-del-perú-hollywood-2 and for the menu: http://losbalconesdelperu.menutoeat.com/

Kindly RSVP via Evite by Tuesday, April 16th.

As always, friends and family are welcome if they are included in the RSVP.

May
5
Sun
Big Sunday – Serving Those Who Served @ Veterans Home of California
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

In anticipation of the opening of the Veterans Home of California’s 242-bed Skilled Nursing Unit, we are seeking volunteers to paint 4 serene murals along the soon-to-be busy residential corridors. Big Sunday volunteers will have the opportunity to create relevant themed murals, each above a bench, which can also serve as a point of reference (i.e. pass the mural with the lighthouse en route to the Dining Room).  The walls are 14 feet wide and 7 feet tall.  If you are willing to work together and can paint by number, come join the RPCVLA Team led by Volunteer Heather, who recently returned from Benin.

This project will begin at 8:00am and run to 4:00pm.  Part-time help okay. While we’re using interior paint, wear clothing that a few polka-dots won’t ruin.  Bring a smile and plan to join additional volunteers planting trees and veterans painting other murals for a celebratory Cinco de Mayo lunch with the residents.

Click here to register for Project #183 ‘Paint Murals & Clean Up a Garden to Honor Veterans’.

Located in West Los Angeles on the Federal VA Campus, this Veterans Home opened in October 2010, currently has 112 residents, including a Memory Care unit.  Work together with veterans who also proudly served our country.  If you have any questions, the Project Leader is Lindy Lindeman who works at the CalVet Home (Tel: (424) 832-8218 and Lindy.Lindeman@calvet.ca.gov).

P.S. If you know someone who would like to lead another mural team, please contact me ASAP at Lindy.Lindeman@calvet.ca.gov or puravidalindy@yahoo.com.

May
8
Wed
Happy Hour before the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival @ Novel Bar
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Happy Hour before the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival
Wednesday, May 8th at 5:00 pm
Novel Bar
3760 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90005

http://novelcafe.com/

Questions: info@rpcvla.org

Director Jack Niedenthal will be joining us!

Hope to see you at the festival!

The Sound of Crickets at Night at the LA Asian Film Festival
May 8 @ 7:00 pm

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

RPCVLA is proud to be community partners with the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. We’re sponsoring The Sound of Crickets at Night at the LA Asian Film Festival. The film, a documentary about the Marshall Islands, is directed by RPCV Jack Niedenthal (Marshall Islands ’81-’84). More info available here. Please contact Tai at the day of the event at 617-990-6861 if you have any questions.

Tickets may be purchased at a discounted RPCV rate with the passcode RPCVLAVC2013 at http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/the_sound_of_crickets_at_night_2013

LAAPFF is proud to present over 140 films from both Asian Pacific American and Asian international directors from over 20 countries, showcasing established and emerging filmmakers and video artists; as well as filmmaker seminars, panel discussions and symposiums on topics relevant to Asian Pacific cinema. For program information, a complete listing of sponsors and partners, and to purchase tickets, log on to www.vconline.org/festival. To order tickets over the phone, call (213) 680-4462 x59.

 

 

Jun
21
Fri
RPCV Career Fair in San Francisco
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
RPCV Career Fair in San Francisco
Date: Friday, June 21st
Time: 11am – 4 pm
Location: San Francisco Federal Building (90 7th Street at Mission, Auditorium B040).
Are you an RPCV looking to meet potential employers in the Bay Area, get advice on job search strategies, have your resume reviewed and network with other RPCVs from the area?
Then be sure to attend Northern California Peace Corps Association’s upcoming RPCV Career Fair on Friday, June 21st in San Francisco!
The Career Fair is a networking event aimed at connecting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers with exhibitors from for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors.
If you know of an organization that would be interested in recruiting RPCVs at the Career Fair, please have them fill the registration form here (there is no fee): http://bit.ly/12kqIns
For any further questions, please contact Karla Calinawan or Katherine Macdougall at rpcv.career.fair@gmail.com.