President’s welcome, by Patrick Findler (Armenia 2008–2011, Mongolia 2011–2013)
Welcome to the website of the Columbia River Peace Corps Association (CRPCA), an association of returned Peace Corps volunteers living in the Portland, OR, metro area. We are committed to the ideals of service and community, both at home and abroad. Connect with us if you are a potential volunteer wanting to talk with old hands, if you are an RPCV looking to connect with others who have shared the unique Peace Corps experience, or if you share our ideals and want to meet others of like mind! Take a look at our calendar to see what upcoming events we have planned: we hold regular service events, social gatherings, and educational opportunities that help us serve our community and engage with the world. Find something that suits your style, and join us – we’d love to have you!
If you are a CRPCA member and interested in our sports outings, please take CRPCA’s 2015 Portland Timbers game outings survey TODAY!
This week, through Thursday, January 15 at 9:00 pm, we’re surveying our members and friends regarding interest in one or more group outings to Portland Timbers games in 2015. If you are interested, please get out your calendars, take a glance at your bank account, and take our survey.
On Friday, we’ll submit the top choice game date(s) to the Timbers. Then in next Sunday’s e-update, we’ll invite folks to pay for their tickets on CRPCA’s website. Since we lost money on unsold tickets in 2014, we will not be pre-ordering tickets this year! If we don’t reach the minimum order of 15 for any date, your money will be refunded.
Again, if you want to see top-quality men’s soccer in Portland with CRPCA friends, PLEASE take our survey today!
On November 24, 2014, CRPCA members bagged rice at the Oregon Food Bank, helping the organization prepare for the holiday season.