FBI Portland Citizens Academy Alumni Association

Hi everyone,

I hope you all have managed to survive this week and have the necessary supplies to continue the good fight.  If you are looking for more information about #COVID19 fraud, what to look for, and where to report it, we have set up a new website that is frequently updated with this information: https://www.fbi.gov/coronavirus for you to utilize and share.  

If you see a need, please do not hesitate to pass this information along.  Just as important, if you have a need, please do not hesitate to reach out.  

Be well and have a wonderful weekend.  

Antonia

Be Prepared

Oregon DMV Anticipates “Epically Long Lines” For Real IDs in July, Urges People to Get Passports For U.S. Air Travel

If you think DMV lines are long now, just wait.

Starting July 6, the agency will start issuing Real IDs, a new type of identification that will be required for commercial air travel starting Oct. 1.

But not fast enough. A press release from the Secretary of State says that in order to “fulfill the demand of nearly one million Oregonians who will want the Real ID option, DMV would have to issue 32 licenses a minute every business day from July to October.”…

For the full story on the above and more information please visit these links:

How does this impact YOU
as an FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Member?

You will need a Real ID card or other federally approved form of ID to enter secure federal facilities (the FBI Building being one of those) or board a commercial flight in the U.S. on October 1, 2020.

Things that will be impacted: Any function the FBICAAA hosts inside the Portland FBI building, you will need to have either the Real ID or Passport to attend, there will be no exceptions.  Upcoming Citizens Academy Nominee’s will need to be aware of this requirement, and in addition to the air travel that takes place, many of the facilities we tour on the FBICAAA Annual trip to Washington D.C. will require the Real Id or Passport; Pentagon, CIA, FBI HQ, Quantico, Bureau of Prisons, and the National Terrorism Center to name a few. 

Community

Card Campaign

Card Campaign

During this time of shelter-at-home, there are many elderly in nursing homes who are in need of, and would greatly appreciate a thoughtful and heartfelt "hello" from our members. With this thought, the FBI Portland CAAA is starting its first Card Campaign.

Click here for more details.

Youth

FBI VTS

FBI VTS

The Portland FBI Field Office is offering a new opportunity for high school students to engage with us during this time of physical distancing:
the FBI Virtual Teen Series.

Click here for more details.

Community

Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack 2020

Due to the COVID Pandemic, our focus has shifted to raising money to purchase Chromebook Tablets for students to ensure they do not miss out on the opportunity to stay fluid with their learning.

The date of delivery will be determined and released later!

Click here for more details.

Guest Speakers

Meeting

Join us for our *online presentation for Cyber Security with Eric Olmsted, President and CEO of On Line Support Tech Solution. May 7th.


Past meetings of note:

For Citizens

Citizens' Academy

The Portland Division FBI Fall Citizens Academy (September-October) starts Wednesday September 9th, 2020 with the Graduation Banquet on Monday October 26th, 2020.

Click for more information and to purchase banquet tickets.

Bowlathon

PDX Bowlathon

Thanks to hundreds of generous participants, sponsors and donors, the FBI Portland Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBICAAA) Human Traffic Committee raised thousands of dollars at its 7th Annual Bowl-A-Thon held on March 2nd, 2019 at Big Al's.

Click here for photos.

Information on the 2020 bowl-a-thon coming soon!

Community

Adopt-A-Family

Adopt-A-Family 2019

“Together we WILL bring our kids HOME!" is the motto of this year's chosen organization, A Village for One, a not-for-profit organization that aims to provide these youths with a home, nourishment, education, healing, and mentorship while helping them become their greatest potential.

Click here for more details.