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.

Peace Corps Connect Registration is Now Open!

This summer HoTPCA will be hosting RPCVs at the annual Peace Corps Connect conference. This year's theme is Innovation for Good. Register here. Invite your friends from service to join.

Updates from the HoTPCA Grants Committee

We funded Neema International with a $500 grant at the January Board meeting. Neema is located in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. They support 200 orphans and or vulnerable children and also provide jobs for over 40 women and men. 
The focus of the grants committee had been on currently serving PCV's through the PCPP. We have expanded to include RPCV's with connections to projects and NGO's. Grant Applications are available on the web site.
Quarterly HotPCA Board Meeting
At the quarterly board meeting, we discussed: Upcoming plans, Peace Corps Connect Conference, the Thanksgiving Potluck, and more. Check out the meeting minutes here. Join us for the next HoTPCA Board Meeting on April 14th! Our board meetings are open to the public and we welcome your participation. For details, email

Upcoming HoTPCA Events

Sunday 2/10: HoTPCA Partnerships Committee Meeting 10-11am
Sunday 2/10: HoTPCA Communication Committee Meeting 4-5 pm
Tuesday 2/12: Peace Corps Connect Volunteer Committee Meeting at Easy Tiger Linc (new north location), 6:30-7:30 pm 
Wednesday 2/13: Peace Corps Connect Volunteer Committee Meeting at The Brewtorium, 6-8 pm
Friday 2/15: Happy Hour at North by North West brewery (north), 6-9 pm
Thursday 2/21: Coffee Chat with Peace Corps, 5-6 pm
Sunday 2/24: Hike at McKinney Falls State Park, 10 am
Thursday 2/28: Dinner at A Taste of Ethiopia (South) 6:30 pm
Saturday 3/9: HoTPCA volunteer event pulling invasive species/ hiking at Snowden Tract, Travis County BCP, 1-3 pm
Wednesday 3/13: Coffee Chat with Peace Corps 5:00-6:00 pm
Thursday 4/11: Coffee Chat with Peace Corps 5-6 pm
Wednesday4/10: HoTPCA Grants Committee Meeting at The Brewtorium 6-7 pm

Peace Corps Week 2019: "A Day in the Life..."

Come celebrate Peace Corps Week by sharing stories from your service with current UT students on Feb 27th from 6-7:30pm!  The UT Peace Corps Recruiter is looking for several RPCVs to help launch a new PC Program at UT Austin. The event will also include a screening of PCV made short films followed by an in person Q&A / panel with any interested RPCVs. To RSVP and confirm your spot on the panel or with any questions about the event, please contact the UT Peace Corps Recruiter! Full event description can be found HERE.  

Third Goal Opportunity

HoTPCA has an instagram account @hotpca. We would like to start sharing RPCV photos from the field. If you have a photo you'd like to submit, email Kelli. Send photos of interesting transportation you took, your peace corps house, interesting projects or anything else you'd like to share.
HoTPCA in the New Year

We got together in January for our first happy hour of the new year at Halcyon Mueller. HoTPCA enjoyed sharings stories and spending some time together.

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 Pabba.

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