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Featured Events

Oct 8 RPCV Ukraine Panel
(Partnership with
Commonwealth Club)

Story Jam
Five recently returned Peace Corps volunteers who served in diverse regions around Ukraine discuss the lives they shared with the people in their communities. In big cities and small towns, east and west, the daily interactions of these volunteers put a human face on the peoples, young and old, living in a country facing an uncertain future.More>>

Oct 11, Point Reyes Service
Day, Olema

Story Jam
Join us for NorCal longest running and most popular service event at beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore. RSVPs are needed as this event does fill up completely. RSVP>>

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Annual BBQ

8/16/14 Sat (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Crown Beach (Neptune Picnic Site)
1252 McKay Avenue, Alameda
Contact:Will Spargur (will [AT] norcalpca [DOT] org)

This year's annual summer BBQ will be on the warm shores of Crown Beach in Alameda. Bring your most colorful Hawaiian shirt for a Luau with Hawaiian burgers, tropical fruit ,icecream from Three Twins, leis, activities for kids and adults and a silent auction to raise money for our cross-cultural education and returned volunteer readjustment programs. Last year we sold out so be sure to buy your tickets today.

Recently Returned: $12 (online)/ $15 (at the door) COS'd in last 16 months
Members: $18 (online)/$21 (at the door)
members are allowed 1 guest at member price)

Nonmembers: $23 (online)/$26 (at the door)
Picnic+1yr NorCal Membership: $35 (online)/ $38 (at the door)

Buy tickets for 2014 Annual BBQ Luau

If you'd like to volunteer to help click here. Volunteers get reduced price tickets.

Because of permit/insurance restrictions we can not provide alcohol but attendees are welcomed to bring wine/beer for themselves and to share-good for Karma.

Special Thanks to our supporters
Nesquik for donating 100 servings of chocolate milk
Three Twins for donating 100 servings of icecream

Raffle Prizes
-Two incredible wine tastings at The Winery on
-Treasure Island Values $250 and $100
-Tickets for the Exploratorium
-Tickets for the California Academy of Sciences
-Tickets for Bay Cruise Red and White Fleet
-Coffee Basked from Catracha Coffee Company - Alameda, CA
-$100 Restaurant coupon for Pier 39 Restaurants
-Two Tickets to the Winchester Mystery House
-Chocolate Tasting
-First Edition Mystery Books - one set of 6 books
-Customized Private Tennis Lessons
-Hat, t-shirt and bars from KuliKuli
If you have a prize to donate for the raffle please contact Frank Price at frank_price[at]

2015 International Calendars for Sale!
The Grants Committee will be selling 2015 International Calendars to raise funds for the Grants Program.

Crown Beach has a small parking lot at the Crab Cove visitor center right next to the picnic site. It's $5. There's also nearby street parking that is free.

CarpoolsSignup for a carpool

Mass TransitThere are AC Transit Buses buses to Alameda leaving Oakland 12th Street BART every 10-12min. Bus Schedules from 12th St BART, Oakland