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Building lifelong memories, friends, family, and community through the sport of volleyball
WHO WE ARE
Over the years, we have changed our logo from simple to the image below. As an LGBTIQ organization, we want to be as inclusive as we can while maintaining our own identity. We believe that in order to build a strong future we need to remember and hopefully learn from the past. We hope to impress onto the present and future generations that cultures, customs, and beliefs are important to a lot of us. Being different is what makes us all US! We don't need to agree but we should try to understand and respect the decisions of others. Giving respect is important and that respect is EARNED!
The symbols surrounding PGVC , the volleyball, and Portland means that we will stand strong (spearheads) to protect (shark teeth in lauhala mat) our PGVC volleyball family (lauhala mat) and the bonds (knotted rope) we have built, in the City of Roses. We live in such a crazy and chaotic world but bringing people together from all over and of all lifestyles, playing and supporting a sport we LOVE, and most importantly creating amazing lifelong memories will always be important and will always bring us happiness.
In an nutshell, here at PGVC "Friends (crossed arrows) and Volleyball is ULTIMATE HAPPINESS (Thunderbird)"!!
It is our hope that our logo reminds us all to remembe and honor the past, the present, and the future!! We need to malama (take care of ) each other and show PRIDE in all we do and represent!
We want to thank Sam "Peach" James for helping us with the two Native American symbols included on our logo. Peach's heritage hails from the Ichishkinn (Warm Springs) and Kiksht (Wasco) tribes. Along with the Paiute, these three Native American Tribes form the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs where she is an active member who teaches, is a volleyball coach and player. The land of Warm Springs stretches from the snow capped summit of the Cascade Mountains to the palisade cliffs of the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. It is the land where the sun shines most every day and time turns to the pace of a culture a thousand years in the making!