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RPCV/W Weekly 03_16_11

RPCV/W Weekly 03_16_11

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Saturday, April 2
RPCV/W will hold our annual picnic under the Cherry Blossoms thisSpring.We'll bring blankets, utensils, and light snack.You bring your whole family and a main dish!Click here to REGISTER!!!
In This Issue:
Pg 1 HighlightedEvents
Pg 2
50th AnniversaryPlanning
Pg 3 CommunityService Opps/ Events &Happy HoursPg 4 AboutRPCV/WIt’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
...bringing the experience home.
03/ 16/ 11
Marx Café
March 23rd5:30pm
Annual Cherry Blossom Picnic
RPCV/W SeeksBoard Members
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 
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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!!!
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:
 ***Interested in helping with 50th Planning? Come to our General Committee meeting focused on Communications & Development on
March 21st at MLK Library from 6:30-8:30pm
 ***RPCV/W's Social committee is planning to Honor Brazil in April and Honor Thailand in May.***The Reston RPCVs are planning to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps On
April 8,2011
. More details are at
 http:// www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183876234980015 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
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!
. 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:
RPCV/W would like to thank Egret Business Solutions(http://www.egretbiz.com)andManagement Systems International(http://www.msiworldwide.com/)for beingsponsors of thePeace Corps’ 50th Anniversary!
Thank You For Your Support!
Call for Volunteers- Smithsonian Folklife Festival Needs RPCVs!
Do you still remember the local languages you picked up duringyour service? Will you be in the DC area between June 30-July 11, 2011? If you said, "yes" to these questions please register at
 RPCV/W is seeking volunteers to help out with the language training activities during the 2011 SmithsonianFolklife Festival. Volunteers will offer brief language classes in the family activity area of the festival. Specific details (eg. times of language classes) will be released closer to the festival. For more information contact our New Members Director at
newmem-bers@rpcvw.org RPCV/W 2010 Partnership for Peace Recipient, the Academy of Hope
, is currently recruiting day and evening volunteers toteach/tutor for our Spring session. We offer classes in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings Monday-Thursday, and tutoring Fri-day mornings. Volunteers will give about 3 hours of their time 1-2 days/ week. We are located in the Edgewood Terrace ApartmentCommunity in NE DC, a short walk from both the Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland-CUA Metro stations. If you are interestedin volunteering for Academy of Hope, send an e-mail message to
. Please visit the website at
http:// www.aohdc.org
 for more information about us! Please note our next class session begins March 28th.
Other Places Publishing
is pleased to announce the release of “Making Peace with the World,” a collection of photographs of PeaceCorps Volunteers at work worldwide. Jamaica RPCV Richard Sitler documented the daily lives of 32 volunteers serving in 22 coun-tries across the globe. The photographs and stories in ‘Making Peace with the World’ are a celebration of Peace Corps. With theagencys 50th anniversary upon us this is a great time to us share “Making Peace with the World” with past, present and future volun-teers! “Making Peace with the World” is available for pre-order through the Other Places Publishing website(
) at a 35% discount until March 10th and a 20% discount thereafter.
What We’ve Been Up To...Community Service Opportunities & Events
Community Service Opportunities/Events & Happy Hours
Panel Discussions
The Peace Corps, together with the National Archives and Record Administration and theFoundation for National Archives will be hosting an open panel on March 17th at 7:00 pm atthe National Archives. The panel will be moderated by Chris Matthews and will includepanelists Bill Moyers, Jack Vaughn, and Harris Wofford.
http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2011/nr11-70.html Community Events*
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Wednesday, March 23, 5:30pm - 8pmRPCV/W Happy Hour at Marx Café3203 Mt Pleasant St NW at Lamont; Metro: Columbia Heights
Join us Wednesday, March 23rd at Marx Cafe in Mount Pleasant to get happy, wine & dine, and in so doing, sup-port RPCV/ W's plans to celebrate 50 years of Peace Corps! Marx Cafe has agreed to donate a percentage of theevening's happy hour profits to RPCV/ W's 50th Anniversary Fund -- the more people that come to the happy hour,the greater the percentage. Drag your RPCV friends out of the woodwork for this HH! Marx Cafe's donations tothe 50th Fund will help cover the cost of the ceremony at Arlington Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater on Sun-day, September 25, 2011.
Happy Hours

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