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2016-17 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.


Unless stated otherwise, the monthly meetings start at noon with a social hour and a light lunch.

The programs will start at 1:00PM.


September 15, 2016 (Noon to 2pm)

Hardhat Tour of Karl Miller Center, led by Senior Project Manager Mark Fujii. Welcome by Cliff Allen, new Dean of the School of Business Administration.

 

October 20, 2016 (Room 294 Smith Memorial Center)

“Portland’s Great Boom and the Shaping of our Historic Streetcar Neighborhoods,” presented by Robert Mercer (of PSU) and Jim Heuer, architectural enthusiasts specializing in early 20th century architecture of Portland. Illustrated talk.

 

November 17, 2016 (Room 333 Smith Memorial Center)

“Hope in Hell: Operating in a Civil War Zone”
Dr. James Peck, retired vascular surgeon and volunteer physician with Doctors without borders, will speak on his experiences in Liberia, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria. Illustrated talk.

 

December 11, 2016 (Multnomah Athletic Club)

Annual holiday party and buffet luncheon at the Multnomah Athletic Club. Reservations and advanced payment are required. Cost $23 per person.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAGE 8 OF THE NOVEMBER RAPS SHEET LISTING THE MENU AND RESERVATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

2015 Holiday Party at the Multnomah Athletic Club

 

 

 

January 19, 2017 (Room 238 Smith Memorial Center)

“I Can See Clearly Now . . . Rains Are Gone over the Oregon Economy. What Clouds Might Be on the Horizon?”
Tom Potiowsky, Chair of the Economics Department and former Economist for the State of Oregon, speaking on Oregon’s economy.

 

February 16, 2017 (Room 294 Smith Memorial Center)

"The French Far West"

Claudine Fisher, Professor Emerita of French Language and Literatures, will talk about writing historical fiction, discussing her family history and how she came to be born in North Africa. She is finishing a third novel in a trilogy based in part on her family history. The three historical novels cover more than 100 years, from the Revolution of 1848 in Paris through the Algerian war of 1957-62.

 

March 16, 2017 (Room 238 Smith Memorial Center)

Annual potluck lunch at noon followed by program.

Christine Meadows, Director of PSU's Opera Program will give a preview of PSU's spring opera featuring some of the student singers.

Please come and bring your favorite salad or dessert.

 

 April 20, 2017 (Due to President Wiewel's schedule, the annual President's luncheon has been moved to May.)

Ice cream social in room 238 Smith Memorial Center.

Program TBA.

 

 

 

 

May 18, 2017

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.

 

2016 RAPS  awards recipients Nancy Koroloff and Clarence Hein with

sponsors Joan Shireman and Doug Sanders     

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017:

SCOTT BURNS WILL LEAD THE GROUP AND LECTURE ON THE GEOLOGY AND TERROIR OR THE WINES. Three wineries TBA in the Hood River area be visited with a sack lunch after touring the first winery. Wine may be purchased for the lunch or to take home. This will be a bus trip through the Columbia Gorge with Scott lecturing on the Columbia Gorge geology on the way and lecturing on wines and soils at the wineries. Cost will be $70.00 each. A portion of the fee will be applied to the RAPS Scholarship fund. Details and registration opening date TBA.

 

June

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.

 

July

No general meeting.

 

August 18, 2017

Annual picnic. 4:00PM (Location TBA). .

View the two page brochure link below for driving directions and what to bring.

View the brochure HERE (Link for 2017 not currently active)

 

September  (More information on football opener RAPS tickets tba)

PSU Season Opener Football Game at Providence Park

 

More information on the 2016 - 2017 calendar will be posted as it becomes 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, Adam Jones, 503-725-3447 or raps@pdx.edu.