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RPCVwListserve03_02_11

RPCVwListserve03_02_11

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RPCV/W Weekly 03/02/11
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In This Issue:
 
Pg 1  HighlightedEvents
 
 Pg 2
50th AnniversaryPlanning
 Pg 3  CommunityService Opps/ Events &Happy HoursIt’s that time of the year again!!!!
 
Are you looking for a way to get more engaged in the RPCV community?Are you a natural leader?RPCV/ W is looking for new board members for the 2011-2012 year.Though elections are in July, it's not too early to start thinking about joining the board.If you are interested, or would like more information about what this entails,please contact Tamar at
president@rpcvw.org
.
 
...bringing the experience home.
R ET U R N ED  P EA C E C O R P S V O LU N T EER S O F W ASH I N G T O N ,  D . C .
03/ 02/ 11
Tomorrow,March 3rd
,is NPCA'sDay of Action.You too can helpspread the word andmake a difference.
 
Annual Cherry Blossom Picnic
RPCV/W SeeksBoard Members
*HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS*
Save the Date
for
Saturday, April 2
 RPCV/W will hold our annual picnic under the Cherry Blossoms this Spring.We'll bring blankets, utensils, and light snack.You bring your whole family and a main dish!More details to come so stay tuned!!!
 
Celebrating 50 Years of the Peace Corps!!!
RPCV/ W Honors India, one of its first 13 Peace Corps Countries…
You are cordially invited to join us as we showcase the breathtaking photography of India by
 
Richard Kennedy
Peace Corp Volunteer in India1966-1968
  Monday, March 28, 20116:30pm-8:30pmStewart Mott House122 Maryland Ave, NEWashington, DC 20002  
 
All proceeds benefit theRPCV/W 50th AnniversaryFund 
 
Page 2
Since 1961,200,000Americans haveserved in thePeace Corps. “It is well to beprepared for lifeas it is, but it isbetter to beprepared to makelife better than it is.” --DirectorSargent Shriver
RPCV/W Celebrates 50 Years of the Peace Corps!!!
 
GET INVOLVED!!!!!
 
Would you like to know what RPCVW 50th Committees are doing? The Communications Committee has formed a Blog just for the nitty-gritty details of what is going on from our Social events to what the each committee is doing. Check it out:
http://rpcvw50th.wordpress.com
 
 
Committee updates: This is the perfect time to get involved! Join a 50th Committee! Communications and Development Committeeswill be meeting at MLK Library on March 21st from 6:30-8:30. Detail will follow. Any questions please email peacecorps50th@rpcvw.org
 
 
Development RPCV/W
wants to ensure we have wonderful events for the 50th Please help us raise money by donating. 
We are also looking for creative ideas from our members on how we can fund these events. If you have an idea or want to join the Develop-ment committee please email me
peacecorps50th@rpcvw.org
 
RPCV/W would like to thank Egret Business Solutions for being asponsor of the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary!
 
Egret Business Solutions works with customers to combine competitivebusiness processes and best of breed technology solutions. We thank them for their support!
 
http://www.egretbiz.com/ 
 
ESSAY CONTEST
Keeping the third goal in mind, we are looking for a r
ecently Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
to share the story of how their PeaceCorps experience influenced their life and the lives of those around them.  You can do this by bringing the world back home on agrand scale – a once in a life time opportunity to share your thoughts, your work and your experience with the largest gathering of returned volunteers in 50 years.
 
To apply for this opportunity:You must have serves as a Peace Corps volunteer and completed your service between 2007 and 2011.
 
You must be a member of RPCV/Washington  (join today!
http://www.rpcvw.org/join
.  The first year after you COS is free.)
 
You must have a great story to share about how Peace Corps has influenced your lifeFinalists must be able to tell their story to a large live audience on
September 25, 2011
in Washington, DC.
 
For more info:
http://www.rpcvw.org/www.rpcvw.org/50thessaycontest
 
 
RPCV/W 2010 Partnership for Peace Recipient, the Academy of Hope
, is currently recruiting day and evening volun-teers to teach/ tutor for our Spring session. We offer classes in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings Monday-Thursday, and tutoring Friday mornings. Volunteers will give about 3 hours of their time 1-2 days/ week.  We are locatedin the Edgewood Terrace Apartment Community in NE DC, a short walk from both the Rhode Island Avenue andBrookland-CUA Metro stations. If you are interested in volunteering for Academy of Hope, send an e-mail message to
volunteer@aohdc.org
. Please visit the website at
http://www.aohdc.org
 for more information about us! Please note ournext class session begins March 28th.
 
Other Places Publishing
is pleased to announce the release of “Making Peace with the World,” a collection of photo-graphs of Peace Corps Volunteers at work worldwide.  “My goal was to make an honest record of what it is like to be avolunteer,” says photojournalist and Jamaica RPCV Richard Sitler who documented the daily lives of 32 volunteers serv-ing in 22 countries across the globe.  The photographs and stories in ‘Making Peace with the World’ are a celebration of Peace Corps.  With the agency’s 50th anniversary upon us this is a great time to us share “Making Peace with the World”with past, present and future volunteers! “Making Peace with the World” is available for pre-order through the OtherPlaces Publishing website (
www.otherplacespublishing.com/mpwtw.html
 
) at a 35% discount until March 10th and a20% discount thereafter.
What We’ve Been Up To...
 
Community Service Opportunities & Events
 
Community Service Opportunities/Events & Happy Hours
Community Service Opportunities
We'd like to invite all current Peace Corps applicants, Peace Corps employees and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to join us inday of giving back. We will be volunteering alongside Casey Trees to plant tress within the DC/greater DC area. Let's celebrate 50years of Peace Corps by joining hands, and Volunteering for a cause that our community can appreciate.
 Date: Saturday, March 12th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Location: Fort Mahan Park, NE DCMetro: Minnesota Ave. on the Orange Line
 
Please RSVP by Friday, March 4th by calling, 202-692-1058  or emailing dcintern@peacecorps.govMore information about the organization, Casey Trees can be found here:http://www.caseytrees.com 
Community Events*
 
Page 3
RPCV/ W Happy Hour at
Chef Geoff's DowntownTuesday, March 8, 5:30pm - until . . .
 Did you know it is possible to get a 33.8 ounce beer for $7.95 just 3 blocks from the White House?  It's true!  And we aretalking Guinness, Sierra Nevada, and even Chef Geoff's special brew -- though you can get your Miller Lite on too, if youprefer.  The best part is that the deal goes all night on Tuesdays (though some might argue that the best part is the friedmac n' cheese lollipops), which is why RPCV/ W is bringing back theTuesday night Happy Hour.  While the happy hour deals do go on all night, room at the bar doesn't, so be sure to getthere early!  Chef Geoff's is on 13th St NW, between E and F Streets -- nearest metros are Metro Center andFederal Triangle.
Happy Hours

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