Northern California Peace Corps Association

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Apr-29 Wednesday Volunteer Send Off Event San Francisco
Remember what it was like preparing to begin your service, nervous, excited, scared, impatient? NorCalPCA and Peace Corps are teaming up to host and Around the World send off with prospective and current applicants and families. We need RPCVs volunteers for country of service displays and to be on hand to talk to nominees and applicants about countries, assignments and safety to help calm their nerves and reassure their [?]
Apr-30 Thursday NB Potluck Dinner Santa Rosa
Join the North Bay RPCVs, hosted by Anne Fitzgerald (Costa Rica 64-67), for a potluck dinner in Santa Rosa. Anne is providing the beverages. Whether you are recently returned, or returned 50 years ago, you are welcome. Come meet new people, see old friends, chat about your PC service, network, hear more about what the NorCal PCA is doing and get involved. RSVP, Anne if you will be attending [?]
May-5 Tuesday Storytelling Workshop San Francisco
Come to the workshop ready to share an experience. It doesn't have to be super polished, just bring it, an open mind, and some enthusiasm and we will have a good time. Our theme for this story series is Pandora [?]
May-12 Tuesday Book Club-Strange Stones Albany
Join us for a meal and a discussion of the book Strange Stones by Peter Hessler. Hessler is among our favorite RPCV writers. This book is "full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking collection of Peter Hessler [?]
May-17 Sunday Post Bay to Breakers BBQ San Francisco
May-19 Tuesday Presentation Wrkshp Oakland
Interested in speaking about your Peace Corps experience to a variety of audiences, but feeling shaky about how to do it? Learn how to keep them listening - and wanting more - at a presentation workshop on Tues, May 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We'll teach you tips, tricks and how-tos that will help you deliver a more effective presentation. This workshop [?]
May-22 Friday EB Hangout Berkeley
There will be a NorCal East Bay "Hangout" Friday, May 22 at The Albatross Pub in Berkeley from 6 pm to about 8 pm. Everyone is welcome, feel free to come with non-RPCV friends. Neighborhood dinner options afterwards for anyone who is interested. The Albatross Pub is at 1822 San Pablo Avenue, 1 1/2 blocks north of University Avenue between Hearst and Delaware. We'll have a "NorCal Peace Corps" sign on our table. No need to RSVP. If you have any questions you ca [?]
May-26 Tuesday Practice Storytelling Session San Francisco
Want to tell a story at the San Francisco Story Jam on June 16, but feeling a bit nervous? Never fear! Come on down for our Practice Storytelling Session.
The practice jam is a casual, low-pressure environment to try out your story in front of a supportive group of people, many of whom are first time story tellers. You'll get valuable fe [?]

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Northern California Peace Corps Association

The NorCal Peace Corps Association has been rumored to be the second largest association of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, second only to the Washington DC Peace Corps Association in terms of size and membership. It is a National Peace Corps Association affiliate group. Current membership is around 400. There are 8 email listservs and an electronic newsletter - all of which can be subscribed to from the NorCalPCA website.

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