Biking TripThe San Diego Peace Corps Association offers one or two events each month. Events may be social, community service, or outdoor adventure activities. Events are announced in the e-newsletter and RSVPs are taken through E-vite. 

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Upcoming Events

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank Warehouse Community Service
Tuesday, November 16 from 6 to 8pm

9850 Distribution Avenue, San Diego CA, 92121 
RSVP: Must Register with the Food Bank (details below)
Join us as we volunteer together at our local food bank! We have up to 30 spots and everyone who plans to attend must register with the food bank’s volunteer hub (details below).  All participants must wear closed toed shoes, dress comfortably for labor work, register ahead of time.  Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early as late arrivals will not be allowed to volunteer. Children 12 and up are welcome to participate.

Registration is open from October 17 to November 9. Each volunteer in your group must create their own account with the San Diego Food Bank (this includes children, friends, significant others, family members, etc.).  There are two steps to sign up for your shift - details are here:

SDPCA Host: Elizabeth Hall

SDPCA Book Club – The Spring of Namje
Wednesday, December 1 at 7pm

Join us for a discussion of The Springs of Namje by Rajeev Goyal.
Country of focus: Nepal.

SDPCA Host: Sharon Kennedyv

Annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction (no potluck this year)
Saturday, December 4 from 10am to 12:30pm
First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place,  San Diego, CA 92105

Join us for our biggest event of the year! To keep things COVID safe, this event will be held entirely outside (weather permitting) and it will not be a potluck. SDPCA will provide coffee, tea, and light brunch/finger foods.

There will be a silent auction where you can shop for unique items and tickets for local attractions. The silent auction will be from 10 to 11:30am only.   If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please contact fundraising co-chairs Lynne Graham ( - 760-403-1064) or Zac Norbash ( - 781-249-7709) to arrange for pick up or drop off.  Please note, items will not be accepted the day of the event. At the auction we accept cash, checks and credit cards.

We’ll have a formal program as well as time to socialize with your local RPCVs! We look forward to celebrating with you!

Holiday Lights
Tuesday, December 14 at 6pm
“Christmas Park” in Clairemont (meet at the corner of Mt. Abernathy and Jamar Drive)

Grab your kids, coats, masks, and holiday energy to walk through one of San Diego's neighborhoods to see the holiday lights.  Park near the corner of Mt. Abernathy and Jamar Drive (by Madison H.S. fields) and you will see our Peace Corps flag. We will meet and then walk 6 blocks on the sidewalks viewing the gorgeous decorations. Prizes will be given for the best holiday masks and hats.

SDPCA Hosts: Lynne Graham and Colleen Garrett

SDPCA Book Club - From Orphan to Greatness
Wednesday, December 29 at 7pm

Join us for a discussion of From Orphan to Greatness by Pierre Komi T. Adade.  Country of focus: Togo.

SDPCA Host: Sharon Kennedy

New Year’s Day Hike
Saturday, January 1 at 9am

Blue Sky Reserve - 16275 Espola Rd, Poway, CA 92064

Start off the new year with an invigorating hike!  Join us on a well-maintained trail which begins with a flat shaded hike, before reaching a steep incline heading up to Lake Ramona. From the half-way point at the top of Lake Ramona, you'll enjoy panoramic views of Lake Poway.  Once you branch off towards Lake Ramona, the shade is scarce; be sure to have plenty of water, sunscreen, and a hat to get you through the incline at the top. The total hike is about 5 miles out and back.

SDPCA Host: Elizabeth Hall

"The Tattooed Trucks of Nepal - Horn Please"
Available to Stream from January 17-24
Live Zoom Discussion with Filmmakers – Monday, January 24 at 7pm

Award-winning 40-minute documentary film “TATTOOED TRUCKS OF NEPAL – HORN PLEASE” is an upbeat documentary that celebrates Nepalis and their culture through a vibrant new artform: the paintings on their freight trucks. Set in the context of Nepal’s artistic legacy, the film introduces the talents of self-taught painters, who work by commission in order to share what is important to the trucker. Their subject matter provides a window into Nepali culture and includes truck protection, displays of spirituality, love of family, sports, and new and old traditions. Representations of Lord Ganesh, European soccer heroes, Bob Marley and a salute to Avril Lavigne are among the creative images displayed on these moving ‘canvases’ as they travel Nepal’s dangerous mountain roads.

The film is created and narrated by long time SDPCA member Ron Ranson who worked as a teacher in Nepal as a member of Group 4 – 1964-66.

Watch the film in your own home during the week of January 17-24 (link will be sent to you) and join us for the Talk Back with Ron and Nicola Ranson plus other members of the film’s creative team (some joining us from Nepal) on Monday, January 24 at 7pm on Zoom.

SDPCA Host: Sharon Kennedy