NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS

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Our Gift to You!
2019 International Calendars

Get a fabulous 2019 calendar as OUR GIFT TO YOU when you make a donation in any amount to SBPCA or join as a new member! (While supplies last)

This calendar is filled with compelling photographs, interesting information, holidays, holy days, birthdays of notable people, meteor shows and solar eclipses, recipes, films/music/literature to explore, and more!

Get yours at one of our events, or email us at:
fundraising@sbpca.org


UPCOMING EVENTS

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Peace Corps Booth @ Earth Day Festival

— RPCV VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY —

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
and SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

11:00am-6:00pm
@ Alameda Park, Santa Barbara

SBPCA will be sharing a booth with the United Nations Association at Earth Day — and we hope you’ll come by to see us! We'll be at booth #361, near the Public Square, near the corner of Santa Barbara Street and Cota Street.

We still have a few hour-long shifts available between 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday for RPCVs to volunteer to staff our booth. Come share your PC experience, answer questions, and let people know about our Local Peace Corps Association!

Let us know if you're interested in volunteering by emailing us: rsvp@sbpca.org
Or just stop by to say hello!


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Peace Corps Information Session

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2019
5:30-7:30pm
@ UCSB Student Resource Building
Multipurpose Room

This is an information session hosted by the Peace Corps’ Regional Recruiter. We’re just helping to get the word out since we are of course fans of the Peace Corps!

Attendees will learn about Volunteer experiences, may ask questions about Peace Corps service, and gain tips on the application process.

Questions? Contact Regional Recruiter Sakeena Ali at (805) 202-6268 or sali@peacecorps.gov

Click here for an interactive UCSB campus map


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Peace Corps Send-Off
& Speakers Panel

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
5:30-8:00pm
@ Direct Relief
6100 Wallace Becknell Rd, Goleta

Casual light dinner & refreshments included*

Come help us celebrate the upcoming departure of local soon-to-be Peace Corps Volunteers, while also learning about what it’s like to be a Peace Corps Volunteer – and if you’re interested, how to apply to become one!

You’ll hear from a panel of individuals who served in the Peace Corps about topics such as their living situations, daily lives, work projects, dealing with cultural differences, and more.

Other local Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will be at the event, as well as our Peace Corps Regional Recruiter.

There will be time for Q&A following the panel discussion. The event will end with a casual light dinner & refreshments, giving attendees time to chat with each other, the panelists, other Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, and the Peace Corps Regional Recruiter.

*RSVPs appreciated (to help us with food planning): rsvp@sbpca.org
Please let us know if you’re a vegetarian


RECENT PAST EVENTS

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Happy Hour

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019
5:00-7:00pm
@ Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen
35-A State St, Santa Barbara
-and-
@ Bang the Drum Brewery
950 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo

Since our members and other area-RPCVs are spread out through our local geographic region, we held concurrent gatherings this month. We got happy in Santa Barbara (at Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen) AND in San Luis Obispo (at Bang the Drum Brewery) at the same time.

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Annual Meeting

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019
10:30am-12:00pm
@ A private residence in Santa Barbara

As we do every year, we called our members together for a potluck brunch and review of our past year, a look ahead at the upcoming year, to say thanks to this last year’s board, and to elect our President and board members for the coming year.

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New Year’s Coffee

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm
@ Goleta Coffee Co.
177 S. Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara

As has become our annual tradition, we kicked off the year by getting together for coffee and conversation.

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Holiday Party & White Elephant Gift Exchange

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018
5:00-8:00pm
@ A private residence

We celebrated the holidays with a potluck spread and our well-loved and never-predictable white elephant gift exchange.

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Bringing It Home: Mali

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018
2:00-3:30pm
@ Karpeles Manuscript Library,
21 W. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer & SBPCA board member Geoff Leech gave a presentation on his experience serving in the Peace Corps in Mali, followed by a lively Q&A, as part of our “Bringing It Home” speakers series.