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2015-16 Monthly Program Events


RAPS Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 12:15pm in the Benson House conference room. The meetings are open to the membership except for June as it is a joint retreat for the old and new boards hosted by the outgoing president. No board meetings are usually held in July and August.

August 20, 2015

RAPS Summer Picnic at Overlook Park @ 4pm


September 17, 2015 (Noon to 2pm in 296/298 Smith Memorial Center)

Cornel Pewewardy will speak on "Pacific Northwest Native American Activism". Light lunch at noon, program at 1pm.


October 15, 2015 (11:30am to 1:30pm in Room 333 Smith Memorial Center)

Provost Sona Andrews will give a program on PSU initiatives. MC is Priscilla Blumel. The PSU Provost Office is our official connection to PSU. Please try to attend. Light lunch at 11:30 followed by Provost Andrews' presentation.


November 19, 2015 (Noon to 2pm in room 333 Smith Memorial Center)

Dr. Claire Wheeler will present a program on "Holistic Wellness". MC is Terril Doherty. Light lunch at noon followed by the program.


December 13, 2015 (11:30AM to 2PM)

Annual holiday party and buffet luncheon at the MAC Club. Hosted by Multnomah Athletic Club member Claudine Fisher. Reservations with food options are required.



January 21, 2016 (1-3pm, Room 294 Smith Memorial Center)

Light lunch followed by presentation by Nancy Steuber, President of OMSI.  MC by Claudine Fisher.



February 18, 2016 (Noon to 2pm in room 333 Smith Memorial Center)

Light lunch followed by presentation by retired Provost Michael Reardon on the "Development of Eastern International University in Vietnam" MC by Priscilla Blumel.


March 17, 2016 (Noon to 2pm in room 333 Smith Memorial Center)

Annual potluck lunch at noon followed by program. Program: Susan Sokol Blosser from Sokol Blosser Winery presents "Winemaking across Generations". MC by Claudine Fisher.

Please come and bring your favorite salad or dessert.


 April 21, 2016 (Noon to 2PM)

This is our annual President's luncheon. President Wiewel will give a presentation and the annual RAPS awards will be given. It will be held in the Columbia Falls Ballroom at University Place. Formal invitations will be sent out to all retirees living in the greater Portland area.


 May 19, 2016 (Noon to 2:30pm in 333 Smith Memorial Center)

Program TBA. Light lunch at noon followed by a presentation by Robert Liberty (Urban Sustainability Coordinator) and our annual spring ice cream social.


May 11, 2016 Wine tasting tour.  $90.00 per person. Space limited to 27 people.

SCOTT BURNS WILL LEAD THE GROUP AND LECTURE ON THE GEOLOGY AND TERROIR OR THE WINES. Three wineries will be visited with a sack lunch after touring the first winery. Wine may be purchased for the lunch or to take home. A portion of the fee will be applied to the RAPS Scholarship fund. Details and registration opening date TBA.



No general meeting. The old and new Board will meet jointly, and annual reports will be submitted by the old Board officers and committee chairs.



No general meeting.


August 18, 2016

Annual picnic. 4:00PM at Overlook Park. This is the same location as last year. Willamette Park will still be under construction.

View last year's two page brochure link below for driving directions and what to bring.

View the 2015 brochure HERE (August 18, 2016 brochure will be inserted when available)




Monthly Groups

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

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