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55 years of jvc northwest

Elizabeth Skurdahl, Development Coordinator, shares about Sunday’s gathering in Portland at St. Andrew Parish to celebrate 55 years of JVC Northwest:


The celebration began with a mass celebrated by Fr. John Whitney, SJ (St. Mary’s, Alaska ’81-82)  from Seattle.

After mass, folks gathered for a potluck meal and had the opportunity to participate in an open mic.

FJVs Mark and Sandi Cour Griffin smile for the camera.
FJVs Mark (Portland ’71-73) and Sandi Cour Griffin(Bethel ’70 -71, Portland ’71-72, Bethel ’72-73) smile for the camera.
JVC Northwest staff members Tom Frieberg and Danielle Bastien enjoy 
their potluck meal.

Open mic contributions ranged from memories of service to an energetic rap given by an agency supervisor!

FJV Joe Rastatter (Portland ’71-72) was a great emcee!
JVE Suzanne Dillard shares a reflection on her JV EnCorps experience.
JVC Northwest Executive Director, Jeanne Haster, discusses JVC Northwest’s growth in the last five years.

It was a fun evening and a great time to gather with the JVC Northwest community in Portland. Happy Anniversary, JVC Northwest – here’s to 55 more years!

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"JVC Northwest 101: Service and Community"

Thursday, April 7 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn about all that makes a year of service with JVC Northwest unique. We’ll talk about the opportunities available, what intentional community looks like, and dive into our values of social and ecological justice, simple living, and spirituality/reflection. There will also be plenty of time for Q+A. Register here. 

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Wednesday, April 20 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
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Notre Dame | Info Session: Discerning Post Graduate Service | 6:30 PM | COffee House in Geddes Hall

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