HoTPCA Quarterly Newsletter

Keeping you up-to-date on HoTPCA happenings — read on for details about quarterly board meetings, third goal opportunities, and upcoming social and volunteer events to meet your local Peace Corps community.

Updates from the HoTPCA Board

At the quarterly board meeting, we discussed: Peace Corps Connect Conference, Third Goal Task Force, Peace Corps recruiter updates, and more. Browse the minutes.
Join us for the next HoTPCA Board Meeting on July 15! Our board meetings are open to the public and we welcome your participation. For details, email

Upcoming Social Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday 5/31: New India: A HoTPCA Dinner (7-9pm)
Sunday 6/3: Cambodian Brunch with HoTPCA at Kitty Cohen's (12-3pm)
Thursday 6/21: Dinner, Drinks and Karaoke @ DK Sushi with HoTPCA (7pm)
Monday 6/25: HoTPCA Outreach Committee Meeting @ Brewtorium (6-7pm)
Thursday 7/5: HoTPCA Grants Committee Meeting @ Draught House (6-7pm)
Sunday 7/15: HoTPCA Quarterly Board Meeting (11-2pm)
Saturday 7/21: HoTPCA Volunteers at Austin Animal Center (9-11am)
Sat 7/21 - Sun 7/22: HoTPCA Hangs Out for National Hammock Day (TBD)
Monday 7/30HoTPCA Pups: A Happy Hour at Yard Bar (6-9pm) 
Summer 2018: HoTPCA Cooks the Map (Date TBD)

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Congratulations to our HoTPCA members who came in first place at Global Austin’s latest International Trivia Night in April 2018! 👏 #peacecorpsbewithyou

Volunteer Spotlight: Vivian Davis

On May 1, HoTPCA members got together at a local assisted living facility to celebrate the Peace Corps service of Vivian Davis (South Africa, 2012-2014). At Vivian’s celebration, we met Vivian and her family and together we looked at pictures and artifacts from her amazing life. This was an amazing celebration for HoTPCA to be a part of, and we’re so thankful to the staff at The Harbor for inviting us to share in Vivian’s ceremony. Read more

Support Peace Corps Projects with a HoTPCA T-Shirt!

Our iconic HoTPCA T-Shirts are available for a suggested $30 donation at most HoTPCA events or you may also reach out to Vicky or Michele to coordinate a pickup. All funds raised support HoTPCA's Grants Program! Learn more

Where in the world is... HoTPCA? 🌍 Drop your pin!

Want to make it easier to connect with PCVs who have served (or will serve) near where you served? Click to add yourself to our HoTPCA "Around the World" map! Please note that this is publicly viewable at, so feel free to add as much or as little identifying info as you fancy. Reply to this email with any questions! 

Take our HoTPCA Membership Survey

Calling all HoTPCA members! Please complete this easy survey (it's less than 10 questions) to help us keep our
HoTPCA membership database up-to-date and accurate!  

Call for grant projects with a June 25 deadline!

Call for grant projects with a June 25 deadline. Grants Committee will meet July 5th, Board will take action July 15. All are welcome to present at the Grants Committee meeting. Submit funding request and your connection to the NGO or project seeking funds by email to Grants Chair, Glenn Holzer.

Want to Become a HoTPCA Member?

HoTPCA welcomes all RPCVs, applicants, and community members at our events. If you want to go one step further, you can become an official member! As a member, your annual dues ($15) help to fund the ongoing projects of currently serving Peace Corps Volunteers and RPCV-sponsored projects. To learn more or to become a member, visit our website or email Michele.

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