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Welcome to the HoTPCA Quarterly Newsletter!

We want to keep you up-to-date with Heart of Texas Peace Corps Association happenings. Read on for information about quarterly board meetings, recently funded grant projects, and upcoming social events and volunteer opportunities. 

Updates from the Board

At the HoTPCA board meeting this quarter, we discussed: finalizing the bylaw updates (you will get a chance to vote on these at our Annual Meeting in November), improving our non-profit processes, banking updates, and funding two current PCV grants (see more below). We also welcomed Shawn from the Houston RPCV group at our board meeting. He came all the way from Houston to get insight on the inner workings of the HoTPCA board, and to share ideas for how we can build stronger ties between the Houston and Central Texas RPCV groups. Thanks for joining us, Shawn! You can read the full meeting minutes HERE.

Join us for the next board meeting on Sunday, October 15 from 11:00am-2:00pm. Please email the board at hotpca@gmail.com for location details. 

Think you're clever? Join us on Wed 8/16 for Quiz for a Cause!

All are invited to attend Geeks Who Drink's trivia night at Billy's on Burnet on Wednesday, August 16 for a special Quiz for a Cause event benefiting HoTPCA's Grants Program! This is a perfect opportunity to encourage your friends and family members to join us to support HoTPCA. Learn more and invite your friends

Where in the World is... HoTPCA? 🌍 Add your pin to the map!

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 hotpca.org/about, so feel free to add as much or as little identifying info as you fancy. Reply to this email with any questions! 

One Dollar for Every Mile ⛰ HoTPCA Member Hikes the A.T. 
Matt Roth is 1715 miles into his 2190 mile journey and has been fundraising for HoTPCA every step of the way! Info

What Your Dues Do: Current PCV Projects!

This quarter, thanks to your support of HoTPCA fundraisers and annual membership dues, we were thrilled to donate to two more grants that supporting ongoing projects of current PCVs: 

  • Philippines: Marine Sanctuary Revitalization Project
  • Ghana: Community Library Project

Thank you for supporting these projects through your HoTPCA membership! 

Click here for more details. Want to serve on the Grants Committee? Contact Vicky.

HoTPCA Annual Potluck

Save the date for our Annual Meeting and Potluck on Sunday, November 19 at the High Road on Dawson. It's a great opportunity to meet RPCVs, renew or start your membership, hear annual updates, and get excited about next year's goals and events with good food and warm friendships. Learn more.

Upcoming Social Events and Volunteer Opportunities

August 16: Quiz for a Cause at Billy's on Burnet (7:00-9:00 pm)
August 26: BYOB resume building workshop! Email Pabba for details.
August 30: Dinner at Thai Fresh (6:00-8:00 pm)
October 29: HoTPCA at AIDS Walk Austin (11:30 am - 3:30 pm)
November 19: Annual Meeting and Potluck (1:30-4:00 pm)
HoTPCAers Peter, Jessica, & Michele volunteering at Habitat's ReStore. Photo c/o Mariel Stotts.

Calling all HoTPCA members! Please complete this easy survey (it's less than 10 questions) to help us update our membership database! 

Want to become a HoTPCA member?

HoTPCA welcomes all RPCVs, applicants, supporters, 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) will help to fund the ongoing projects of current Peace Corps Volunteers around the world, as well RPCV sponsored projects. 

To learn more or to become a member, visit our membership page HERE or email Michele at michele.hockett@gmail.com.

Get Connected 

Check our Facebook group and listserv announcements for event updates.
Not a Facebooker? Our events are also available on our website and Meetup.
Sign up for email updates by emailing HOTPCA-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
For more information about upcoming social events, contact Pabba
For more information about upcoming volunteer opportunities, contact Mariel.
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