Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association
Serving the Community and Peace Corps Volunteers around the world
 
 
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Only current SBPCA members may submit notices to be posted on this bulletin board. (Not a member? Join now!)
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Send an e-mail with your submission to our webmaster with subject line "SBPCA Bulletin Board."
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Announcements that are no longer current, or no longer applicable, will be deleted.

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One Stop Shopping

By buying SBPCA items, you not only get really cool stuff, you also help fund our Mini Grants program!

Right now we have
international calendars, tote bags, t-shirts, and personalized license plate frames available.

You can't beat the prices at only $5-$19 per item!

Click here to shop!

   
   
   

Santa Barbaran & RPCV Lawrence Lihosit’s
Peace Corps Chronology: 1961 - 2010

Santa Barbara's own Lawrence Lihosit (Honduras 1974-76) has published his 120-page new book! Here is an excerpt of a review of it by P. David Searles (Staff: CD Philippines 1971–74, PC/W 1974–76):

"A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN FIFTY YEARS, as demonstrated by Lawrence F. Lihosit’s superb book: Peace Corps Chronology, 1961-2010. Lihosit has carefully sifted through an immense cache of Peace Corps data from a wide variety of sources, some of which are familiar and some of which were previously unknown, at least to me. In the book he gives a detailed account of the critical happenings — year by year, decade by decade — from 1961 to the present. [...] Let me simply say 'Buy this book.' Doing so will arm you with the information you need to be a fully informed member of the Peace Corps family."

To read more and to find out how to get a copy of the book, click here.

   
   
   

Red Cross Masters of Disaster -
Help Children Become More Disaster Prepared!

The Red Cross has instituted the Red Cross Masters of Disaster (MOD) program to teach children (K-8) about how to be safe before, during and after a disaster. They have reached hundreds of third and fourth grade students, but are hoping to reach even more. That's where YOU come in!

VOLUNTEER TO BECOME A PRESENTER!

The American Red Cross, Santa Barbara County Chapter, offers fun and interactive Masters of Disaster presentations to community organizations and groups FREE OF CHARGE -- and they are looking for fun and motivated community members to join their team in spreading their messages of awareness and safety.

The MOD curriculum uses fun and engaging activities to educate and entertain children grades K-8 about the science and safety behind natural disasters. Available presentation topics include: General Preparedness, Earthquake Safety, Fire Prevention & Safety, and Flood Safety. Each lesson runs 30-45 minutes.

If you're interested in volunteering or would you like more information, contact:

Karyn Boenker
Masters of Disaster South County Coordinator
(805) 687-1331 ext. 123
kboenker@sbredcross.org

   
   
   

SBPCA is seeking photos of our members during their PC service for inclusion on our website

If you have a photo of yourself as a PCV in your country of service and/or another photo from your Peace Corps experience (such as a scenic photo, a picture of host nationals at your post, etc.) that you would like to share with us (and our viewing public on the web), we'd love to get a copy! We'd like to highlight our members and the places they served in the Peace Corps.

We are also happy to get copies of photos people have taken at our events.

Photos should be in .jpg format, preferably 72dpi and either 400 pixels wide x 300 pixels high, or 300 pixels wide x 400 pixels high. If you aren't sure if yours match this and/or you don't know how to adjust them to these specifications, just send them to us anyway and we'll see what we can do to make them work for us.

If you only have a hard copy of a photo you'd like to share and you don't have a scanner, contact Naomi to arrange getting it to her and she will scan it for you.

To submit photos, email them to Naomi.

   
   
   

Peace Corps Response Positions (formerly Crisis Corps)

Using the language, technical, and cross-cultural skills gained through Peace Corps service and other professional experience, the Peace Corps Response allows exceptional RPCVs to return to the field in short-term, high-impact assignments that typically range from 3 to 12 months. To date, more than 1100 Peace Corps Response Volunteers have served in over 40 countries in Latin America, Africa, the Pacific, Asia, and Eastern Europe. More than 270 have been deployed domestically.

For more information on the program, click here. To see the full list of current available assignments, click here .

 

 

Guidelines for Posting a Notice on the SBPCA Bulletin Board
   
1.
Only current SBPCA members may post notices on this bulletin board. (Not a member? Join now!)
2.
Send an e-mail to our webmaster with the subject of "SBPCA Bulletin Board."
3.
Submissions will be reviewed by SBPCA's webmaster for appropriateness, and may be edited (though we'll do our best to keep them as close to the original submission as possible). Please note that we do not post fundraising solicitations.
4.
Announcements that are no longer current, or no longer applicable, will be deleted.
 
 

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Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association
P.O. Box 91406
Santa Barbara, CA 93190