Space still available for the dinner on Feb 7 and the Baja Zoo trip on Feb 10 -  RSVP by Feb 1!
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Letter from the President


We have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming months! Next week, come enjoy a delicious meal together at Taste of the Himalayas in Hillcrest. Later on in the month, we’ll pay a visit to Parque Zoologico del Niño in Baja California, and then we’ll relax while learning to paint with one of our very talented board members, Alia Kroos. But even as the month nears to a close, several more significant events will be at hand.

The day after our paint n’ sip event, Peace Corps week begins. It runs February 24-March 2 and commemorates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, the Peace Corps community celebrates all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad and renews its commitment to service. This is an excellent time for each of us to reflect on the differences we are each making in our local communities, and renew our own commitments to service.

To mark the end of Peace Corps week here in San Diego, we have a very special event scheduled. Please join us on March 2nd for our third annual Taste the World event, a delicious way to celebrate friendship across cultures. We hope to see many of you there with your friends and family members!

In Peace,

Celeste Peacock-Coleman
SDPCA President   
Ukraine (2005-2007)
International Dinner – Taste of the Himalayas
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm
1260 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
$26 Per Person – Click here to pay by February 1
Only two spots l left!
Join us in Hillcrest for cuisine from Nepal, India and Tibet. We will have appetizers, naan, and entrees served family style; drinks will be sold separately. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions and/or preferences when you purchase your ticket.  There is a parking lot in the same plaza as the restaurant as well as street parking.
Space limited to 16 people.  Questions? Please contact Danielle at
Zoologico Parque del Nino (Children's Zoo) Service Project
Sunday, February 10 - 
Valle de Guadalupe, Baja
RSVP: by February 1. 
Space is limited.
Join SDPCA for a day of hard work and fun as we help this small zoo in Baja's Guadalupe Valley with various projects. We could be painting, organizing and cleaning, helping with construction and horticulture work, and/or any other small projects they need help with. We'll be treated to a short tour of the facility and learn all about the work and mission that the animal caretakers are doing for their charges and for conservation. 
Paint and Sip 
Sunday, February 23 from 2 to 4pm
4851 Wilson Ave, San Diego
$20.50 per person 

RSVP by making your payment by Feb 16th
There will not be an evite for this event
Leader: Alia Kroos     Limit: 10 people                                
Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of friends, fun, beer, wine, and painting! We will provide everything you need for a memorable experience! Enjoy a step-by-step instructed painting class while enjoying an adult beverage surrounded by your fellow RPCVs!
Canvas board, palette, paint, brushes, beverages, and instruction included. The class will choose from three inspirational painting options. Feel free to bring any art materials that you want to work with.
Taste the World - SDPCA’s 3rd Annual Homegrown International Dinner!
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Sherman Heights Community Center

2258 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102

Early Bird Price: $20 per person (ends Friday March 1 at midnight)
At the door: $25 per person - cash or credit cards accepted
Sample delicious foods from all around the world + help us raise money to fund Peace Corps projects all around the world! For $20 you can taste up to 10 different delectable dishes - all donated by area restaurants and RPCVs. You decide which one you like best! This will be a fun event - be sure to bring a friend!
Learn more and buy ticket(s):

Prepare and Serve Lunch at Orphanage in Baja
Saturday, March 23 all day (meet at 7:30am) 
Passport Required 


Join us for a special day preparing lunch and playing with the children at the Door of Faith Orphanage in Baja California. SDPCA has supported this orphanage for several years and it is a great way to spend a Saturday.  Drivers needed. 

Learn more:

Advocacy Corner

NPCA’S 15TH Annual National Day of Action & SDPCA Solidarity Event! 
The National Peace Corps Association’s (NPCA) Capitol Hill Advocacy Day will be Thursday, February 28th. More than 90 people have registered and more than 30 congressional meetings have been scheduled. If you will be in D.C. and would like to attend, please register here! Deadline to register is currently February 10th.
The SDPCA will be participating in advocacy activities in solidarity with other Peace Corps groups around the nation. Join us at our Taste the World fundraiser on March 2nd where you will have the opportunity to write letters to members of Congress and get more information on what you can do to help advocate for Peace Corps funding and legislation. We will also be inviting local congressional members & staff to this event.

Don't forget to renew your membership!

SDPCA membership dues of $20 were due January 1. Membership dues allow SDPCA to host a wide variety of events for our members. If you haven't yet paid your 2019 membership dues, please renew online at you!  

Hike at Elfin Forest. January 2, 2019
Ronald McDonald House. January 24, 2019
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