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2014 Monthly Program Events--


**Football Ticket Giveaway** -PSU Vikings v UC Davis-

Providence Park October 4, 2014 @ 4:40 PM

Only 14 tickets left!

Call the RAPS office to reserve your free tickets now!  503-725-3447

Next event:

October 16th at noon please join us in SMSU 333, to learn more about the Social Determinants of health from Dr. Christina Nicolaidis.  We will have a luncheon at noon, and presentation at 1. For more information, please call the RAPS office, or reference the October RAPS Sheet. 


Come join us on September 18th at 1 PM in Rm 236 SMSU, to hear Jay Bloom explore "Returnment," along with a light luncheon starting at noon. Click the following link for more information.
Jay Bloom September 18.docx

This year’s RAPS Picnic will again be held at Willamette Park (in the large picnic shelter at the south end of the park) on Thursday, August 21, at 4:00pm. It will be a potluck, as always. Please bring your own beverages and a dish to share. Beryl Dahl is coordinating the picnic; please contact her and tell her what dish you will be bringing so that she can insure we have a balanced menu. You can reach Beryl at 503-636-5784 or at


The 2014 line-up of RAPS programs has been set by President-elect Priscilla Blumel and her Program Committee.

Thursday, January 16th at 1:00pm in SMC 333. Tom Potiowsky will speak on the current state of the Oregon economy and the prospects for Oregon's economic future.

Tom Potiowsky is the chair of the Department of Economics at PSU and the director fot the Northwest Economic Research center. He also served as the Oregon State Economist from 1999 to 2006 and from 2008 to 2011.

Thursday, February 20th at 1:00pm in SMC 333. Birol A. Yseilada will speak on the dramatic shifts in Turkey's domestic and foreigh policies under the Islamist-based Justice and development Party (AKP).

Dr. Yesilada holds the endowed chair in the Contemporary Turkish Studies and is a professor and Poitical Science and International Studies at PSU. More details can be found in our February RAPS sheet located on another page in this website.

Thursday, March 20th at noon in SMC 333. Former Governor Barbara Roberts will be the featured speaker :

Governor Roberts became Oregon's first woman governor in 1990 and was one of the first ten female governors in America. She previously held public office for 24 years and is a strong supporter of PSU through her marriage to the late Frank Roberts, an original faculty member of Vanport Extension Center.

Our March meeting is also our annual potluck. Bring a dish to share. View more details in our March RAPS Sheet located on another page in this website.

Thursday, April 17 Presidents Luncheon:

President Wim Wievel will speak to RAPS. This is the annual luncheon hosted by the President's office and RAPS for all PSU retirees. An RSVP is required. Our annual outstanding retiree awards will be presented.


Thursday, May 15th. Ice cream social. Noon in SMC 333.

RAPS holds an ice cream social for our members at our regular May meeting.
Light lunch at Noon.
At 1:00PM, Dr. Sandra Freels, Professor of Russian Language, Literature and Culture,
will speak on the Ukraine.


No general membership meeting is held in June. The RAPS Board will meet to submit their annual reports and welcome the new officers for 2014-2015. The annual reports will be made public this summer in this website.

No general membership meeting in July.







Monthly Groups

RAPS has a number of groups that meet monthly for socializing and activity. This includes:

  • Book Club
  • Bridge Club
  • Hiking Club
  • Writing Group

For more information on these clubs please contact the office manager, Carissa, 503-725-3447

---2013-2014 History of Events--

Summer Picnic:

On August 15th of this year we had a pot-luck lunch at Willamette Park!