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Celebrating 40 years of Serving Yakima

The JVC Northwest community is celebrating 40 years of Jesuit Volunteer service in Yakima this summer.

If you served in Yakima, live near Yakima, or simply want to celebrate and support the JVC Northwest community in “the Palm Springs of Washington,” then we invite you to join us from June 21st-23rd, 2024 for a weekend reunion. RSVP by June 1!

Can’t make it to the reunion but still want to share your memories? Email jvcnwyakima40th@gmail.com with photos or written stories from your time in Yakima. We would be happy to share them during the program!

A full itinerary and hotel information is below.

Weekend Itinerary

OPTIONAL Thursday evening (6/20) : Micah Potluck

  • Time: 6PM
  • Location: 107 N 31st Ave
  • Details: This event is hosted monthly by the Micah Community – Yakima’s JV support community. They provide a main course and beverages. Attendees bring sides.

Friday evening (6/21): Drinks at BaleBreaker Brewery

  • Time: 6PM
  • Location: 1801 Birchfield Rd.
  • Details: There will be a food truck onsite and an outdoor space for kids. Pets also welcome.

Saturday morning (6/22): Social time at the Hilton Garden Inn

Saturday afternoon (6/22): Community softball game

  • Time: 1PM (Lunch on your own)
  • Location: 1707 S 3rd Ave
  • Details: BYO snacks and drinks!

Saturday evening (6/22): Reflection Service and Dinner at Holy Family Church

  • Time: Service begins 4:30PM; Dinner begins at 6PM
  • Location: 5315 Tieton Dr. 
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to a four vales-themed spiritual service, organized by Faith Payson (Yakima ’22-23) and others. Dinner and a program to follow!

Sunday (6/23): Options for various activities (hiking, wine tasting, etc.)

  • Time and location TBD!

Hotel and Lodging Information

We have reserved a hotel block at the Hilton Garden Inn, 401 East Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA, 98901. To reserve a room, use the following information:

Group Name: Yakima JV 40th Anniversary
Group Dates: 06/20/2024 – 06/23/2024
Phone Reservations: 509-454-1111
Online Booking Link: Yakima JV 40 Anniversary
Select your arrival/departure dates once you click on the above link​​ or www.hilton.com
Special Rates/Group Code: 0621JV
Reserve By date: 05/24/2024

Can’t swing a hotel? A few local support people have offered to provide free lodging to those who need it. For this option, you may indicate your lodging needs in the RSVP form.

Questions? Contact the planning team at jvcnwyakima40th@gmail.com.

Can’t wait to see you soon! Your event planning team,

    • Matt Fairbank (Seattle ’81-82)
    • Faith Payson (Yakima ’22-23)
    • Danielle Morin (Yakima ’22-23)
    • Jill Sherwood (Yakima ’22-23)
    • Patty Houts-Hussey (Cornelius, OR ’73-74)
    • Kathy Tierney (Yakima Support Person)
    • Laura DaCruz (JVC Northwest Staff Liaison)
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Upcoming Virtual Events

"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. 

"How to Make Your Application Stand Out"

Wednesday, April 20 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn how you can position yourself to be a strong candidate for service with JVC Northwest. With one week left before the April 26 priority deadline, this will also be the perfect time to get a handle on each step of the application, interview, matching, and placement process. Register here. 

Where Are the JVC Northwest Recruiters Going Next?

Check out our upcoming recruitment events below. Don’t see your school or town on the list? Reach out to us at recruiter@jvcnorthwest.org to let us know you’d like us to pay your town a visit! 

10/13/2022 
Notre Dame | Info Session: Discerning Post Graduate Service | 6:30 PM | COffee House in Geddes Hall

10/17/2022
Marquette | Info session (1-2) office hours (2-4) | Career Services Center – Seminar Room