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We are collaborate with local organizations. Currently it's Opening Doors, who work with refugees, immigrants, and human trafficking survivors. Visit their site!

APRIL 18, 7pm Adventures in Dining, Saigon Bay Restaurant, 6258 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95823. RSVP to Heidi Steger, 916-761-3117 or

APRIL 27, Goat Roast, home of Howard Koons, 11530 Lorenson Rd, Auburn CA. Please RSVP to Howard Koons at

MAY 2, 5-7 pm Happy Hour at Biergarten, 2332 K Street, Sacramento, CA. Especially for people who are thinking of applying to Peace Corps! Please RSVP to Caroline Nelson at

MAY 16, 7pm Adventures in Dining, Bamiyan (Afghan), 7622 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights, CA 95610. RSVP to Mark Stivers, 916-215-9921 or

MAY 28 6-8 pm Nomination Party at the Garden Room, Sierra 2 Center,  2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818. This is our biggest official Peace Corps event of the year! Come and celebrate the new PCVs! 

JUNE 6, 5-7 pm Happy Hour at LowBrau, 1050 20th Street, Sacramento, CA. Especially for people who are thinking of applying to Peace Corps! Please RSVP to Caroline Nelson at

JUNE 19-22  Campout

Please feel free to invite any non-PCVs to our events, especially foreign nationals!

We are looking for pictures of your Peace Corps service and also any Peace Corps-related events from now. Email them to and please label them with country and year of service.


Who We Are

The Sacramento Valley Returned Peace Corps Volunteers is a non-profit organization composed principally of former Peace Corps volunteers, but is open to host country nationals, or anyone else who shares our interests. Our nearly 200 members, mostly in the communities between Davis, the Sierra foothills, Oroville, and Stockton, have served in more than 60 countries throughout the world. We are affiliated with the National Peace Corps Association, the nationwide organization of former volunteers, serving to keep members in touch with today's Peace Corps and seeking to fulfill the third goal of the Peace Corps: Bringing the world back home. We distribute a monthly e-mail of local events, coordinate volunteer activities, fund development projects, and organize social gatherings.

To receive a monthly e-mail of upcoming Sac Valley RPCV events and other local events of interest (PBS programs, music festivals, ethnic events, speakers, RPCV gatherings, etc.) click here.

To report any factual errors or broken links, email webmaster Mark Stivers at

Officers and Board Members

President Rosette Nguyen
Vice President Mark Stivers
Treasurer Fran Kennedy
Secretary Nancy Sinnwell
E-News Mark Stivers
Webmaster Mark Stivers
Membership James Waters
Members at Large Debra DeBondt, Heidi Steger, Mike McKibbin, Caroline Nelson, Timothy Tibbs



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2014 Calendars are here!
They are $12 each or $14.50 if we have to mail them to you. They are $10 each on orders of 10 or more. Contact Nancy Sinnwell at or (916) 575-2330.

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Did you just return from PC service and are finding it hard to readjust to life in the US? Find (or become!) an RPCV mentor here.


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