The CISV San Francisco Bay Area chapter was founded by Vicki and Peter Tejada in 1981. Vicki and Peter met in 1970 at a village in the Philippines, hosted by the Bacolod Chapter (pictured below).
Vicki and Peter maintained a close relationship with the founder of CISV, Doris Allen. Doris would often visit the Tejadas on her trips to the west coast.
The Tejada family is still very active in CISV, and in our chapter, today. Vicki and Peter live in the Bay Area and attend occasional chapter events. Their children, Joy and Noel, both participated in a number of different programs. Joy attended village (Italy), international interchange (Sweden), junior counselor (New York), and seminar (Luxembourg), while also leading a delegation to a youth meeting (Japan).
(Joy- 2nd from left, village delegation) (Joy- back row, second from right- Interchange)
Noel also participated in a number of different programs as a youth: village (England), domestic interchange (Knoxville), international interchange (Mexico), junior counselor (Japan), and seminar (France). He currently resides in southern California and serves as the Membership Committee Chair of the SoCal chapter. Noel’s wife, Rachana, is the co-Risk Manager of the San Francisco chapter, as well as the Treasurer for the SoCal chapter. Their daughter Nora attended village (Mexico), Western Regional Camp, and several San Francisco mini-camps. They remain an engaged and committed CISV family.
(Left to right: Noel, Nora, Rachana) (Nora and Vicki at SF Chapter mini-camp)
Read more about the beginnings of the San Francisco / Bay Area chapter.