Calendar & Events

Monthly Program Events 2017-2018

RAPS Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 12:15pm at Smith Benson House. 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. 

Unless stated otherwise, the monthly meetings start at noon with a social hour and a light lunch. The program will start at 1:00 pm.


September 20, 2018

Guided tour of Peter Stott Center

by Lindsey Webster, Director of External Operations for PSU Athletics – 2 pm




October 18, 2018

“40 Years of ‘Real News’: Behind the Scenes with Journalist Steve Amen”

Presentation by Steve Amen , recently retired after 25+ years on Oregon Field Guide

333 SMSU


November 15, 2018

“What’s Happening in Afghanistan?” 

Presentation by Grant Farr, professor emeritus of Sociology

333 SMSU



December 6, 2018


Annual Holiday Brunch,

held at Nordia House

Exact time and cost TBA.



January 17, 2019

title to come

Presentation by David Bangsberg, dean of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

333 SMSU


February 21, 2019

“The Decline of Democracy in Governments Across the World: A Temporary Shift or a New World Order?"

Presentation by Melody Valdini, associate professor of political science

333 SMSU



March 21, 2019


Annual Spring Potluck,

Presentation by Christine Meadows and PSU opera students

333 SMSU



April 18, 2019


Annual Ice Cream Social

“Blockchain Changes How We Trust: What You Need to Know about Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies”


Presentation by Thomas B Cox, Chief Governance Officer at StrongBlock


333 SMSU



May 9, 2019


President’s Luncheon, hosted by President Rahmat Shoureshi

SMSU Ballroom









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, Rebecca Butterworth, 503-725-3447 or