Event Calendar

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!

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.

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.