July 1, 2001 - NPCA Group Leader's Listserv: Send your inputs for the President's Forum

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Send your inputs for the President's Forum

Read and comment on this email we received from the NPCA Group Leader's listserv asking for comments and suggestions for the draft agenda for the Presidents Forum 2003 in Portland Oregon on Saturday, August 2. This is a good idea because it lets everybody have a chance to have input into the Agenda before the meeting.

We also applaud the NPCA's decision to allow two hours for the President's Forum from 9 to 11am on August 2, one hour for the Annual General Meeting from 11 am to noon, and another hour for the President's Forum from 915 am to 1015 am on August 3. At the previous President's Forum at the 40th plus one, the President's Forum and the Annual General Meeting were together given two hours (10 am to noon on Saturday, June 22) and many participants at the meeting thought they really didn't have enough time to thoroughly discuss all the issues that had been raised.

One other thing that would improve the President's Forum would be to email out the minutes from the President's Forum right after the meeting is held. That way Group Leaders could review the minutes while they are still fresh in people's minds. There is no reason for Group Leaders to have to wait until August 2, 2003 to see the minutes from the previous President's Forum held on June 22, 2002.

See you in Portland for what looks like a terrific opportunity to connect with RPCVs, to see the Peace Corps Museum, and to meet the new President - word from "Down Under" is that the NPCA is very "Close" to making an announcement. Read the email at:

Hello Group Leaders!*

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Hello Group Leaders!

We are fast approaching Presidents Forum 2003, which will be held in Portland on Saturday, August 2. In order to have a meeting that will both be beneficial to all the participants and that will help guide future NPCA policy, I'd like to ask that you provide comments/suggestions on the attached draft agenda (also pasted below).

Send me your comments by no later than Wednesday, July 9. I will then turn around a final draft for your approval a week thereafter. This is your last chance to provide significant input to the agenda.

Please send your comments to my personal email (joelinshaw@aol.com). You can also reach me on my cell phone, if you'd like to talk about the agenda and/or the Presidents Forum, at 202-277-8905.

I very much look forward to hearing from you...

Joel M. Rubin

Presidents Forum Coordinator

Costa Rica 1994 - 1996


Presidents Forum 2003: Draft Agenda (8/2/03; 10:00AM – 12:00PM)

I) Call to Order

II) Review PF 2002 meeting notes (Washington, DC)

III) NPCA organizational issues

A. Possible discussion ideas: membership/re-affiliation/joint dues; NPCA By-Law Amendment (# of Board members); other? What would you like to discuss?

B. Re-affiliation Update

IV) NPCA Advocacy issues

A. Review of issues (environment/global warming, strengthen developing country economies, HIV/AIDS, Peace Corps)

B. Possible discussion ideas: prioritization of advocacy issues to guide future NPCA efforts; are there new Advocacy issues that you’d like to bring to the floor? Report on Peace Corps funding?

V) Presidents Forum Coordinator: nominations and election for 2003 – 2005 PF Coordinator

VI) Conclusion

More about Schedule for the Annual General Meeting In Portland

Read more about the Annual General Meeting In Portland at:

Annual General Meeting In Portland

Annual General Meeting Registration and Information

Who: RPCVs, affiliate group officers and members, former Peace Corps staff, family and friends

What: Weekend of activities surrounding NPCA’s Annual General Meeting and President’s Forum (see schedule below)

When: August 1-3, 2003

Where: Portland, Oregon

Why: Because it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet with friends, catch up on Peace Corps and NPCA news, learn something new in a workshop, find a job at the career fair, and spend time in a great city and state! Click here to find out what else you can do while you are there!

Hotel Information

Our venue is the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Portland (310 SW Lincoln Street). Just seven blocks from the city center, it’s the closest full-service hotel to OHSU and PSU, with a complimentary shuttle to both campuses (M-F). Downtown Portland's attractions include historic Old Town, Civic (Keller) Auditorium, the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Pioneer Place Mall and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The hotel is conveniently located near restaurants and public transportation. You must contact the hotel directly for room reservations and mention “National Peace Corps Association” to get the group rate on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening. The group rate is $85.00 per night for single/double occupancy (does not include taxes). The lodging reservation deadline is July 21, 2003. Reservations received after this date will be provided on a space available basis.

How to reserve you room:

Call: 1-800-222-TREE or (503) 221-0450

Fax: (503) 226-6260

Email: Send a message to reservations manager Kari, at Kari_McGorman@hilton.com. Please make sure that you mention "National Peace Corps Association" in order to get our group rate. She will send your confirmation back by email. (Note: she is out for training during the week of May 22-26, so you will receive your confirmation the following week)

Meeting and Activity Schedule

Registration required for entire weekend or select events.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings and activities take place at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown Portland

Friday, July 31

10am-5pm Career Fair!

8am-4pm NPCA Board Meeting

3-7pm Registration

5:30pm Poolside Reception

Saturday, August 1

7:30-8:30am Affiliate Group Officers Meeting

8-10am Registration

10am-5pm International Bazaar!

10am-1pm Outdoor Activity TBD

9-11am Presidents Forum

11am-12pm Annual General Meeting

12:15-1:30pm Lunch/Peace Corps Update

1:40-5:00pm Workshops

3:30-5:30pm Special Reception at Museum for Peace Corps Experience Exhibit

9:00pm-1:00am Dance Party! Salsa music performed by Pepe and the Bottle Blondes. Lessons beforehand!

Sunday, August 2

8-9am Meetings

9:15-10:15am Presidents Forum

9-11am Workshops and Group Leader Meetings

10:30am-1:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

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