55 years of jvc northwest

8 05 2012

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.

Photo by Anthony DeLorenzo

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. Photo by Anthony DeLorenzo

JVC Northwest staff members Tom Frieberg and Danielle Bastien enjoy 
their potluck meal. Photo by Anthony DeLorenzo

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! Photo by Anthony DeLorenzo

JVE Suzanne Dillard shares a reflection on her JV EnCorps experience. Photo by Anthony DeLorenzo

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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