RPCVw Financial Update: Wheredoes your $$ go?!
When you buy a $15 membership this is how we spend yourhard-earned cash:$10.50 is used to pay for or subsidize events such as the holidayparty, picnic, programs, Thanksgiving, and Partnership forPeace$2.80 is used for website maintenance and other overhead$1.00 has been invested$0.70 for Board planning retreats & holiday dinnerA worthy investment? We think so and hope you think so too.You can buy a membership at www.rpcvw.org.
RPCV/w Honors JFK’s Memory
More than 30 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) from the past 50 years laid a wreath at thegrave site of President John F. Kennedy on Saturday, May 29th at Arlington National Cemetery. Thegesture, which took place on President Kennedy’s birthday, honored the former Commander-in-Chief forforming the Peace Corps through Executive Order 10924 in 1961.
In attendance at the event were Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum of Ghana, and Ambassador Ombe
ni Sefue of Tanzania, who represented two of the rst Peace Corps Countries. Both dignitaries gave per
-sonal tales about their exposures to Peace Corps volunteers during their youth. Leading the invited speak-
ers was National Peace Corps Association President Kevin F. F. Quigley, who discussed the signicance of
President Kennedy creating the Peace Corps. Quigley also paid homage to Peace Corps Volunteers whodied in the line of service. Representing the federal agency of Peace Corps was Director of Intergovern-
mental Affairs C.D. Glin, who expressed the current administrations plans and support for Peace Corps.
After statements from each of the invited speakers, there was a procession of RPCVs to President Kenne-
dy’s grave site, and a laying of 13 roses, which represented the rst 13 Peace Corps Countries: Brazil, Chile,Colombia, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, St. Lucia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and
New Web Director for RPCV/w Needed
Robert Proudfoot, RPCV/w’s Web Director, willbe leaving Washington, D.C this June to moveto Lexington, Kentucky where he will study lawat University of Kentucky. Anyone interested intaking on a greater role within RPCV/w as WebDirector should contact Robert Proudfoot email@example.com. Robert Proudfoot is available to teachthe Wild Apricot software in person until May 30,2010. Afterward, he is available for online tutori-als until August.