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RPCV/W Weekly 04_06_11

RPCV/W Weekly 04_06_11

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Saturday, April 9
Rain or Shine this Saturday at 1:00
We'll be on the Northeast corner of the Tidal Basin (the side closest to the Washington Monument),in a clearing just behind the main parking area for the Tidal Basin (NOTE: we do not anticipatemuch or any parking being available). Look for the red, white, and blue balloons!
(This event has been rescheduled from April 2nd to April 9th due to projected inclement weather)
In This Issue:
Pg 1 HighlightedEvents
 
Pg 2
50th AnniversaryPlanning
Pg 3 CommunityService Opps/ Events &Happy HoursPg 4 AboutRPCV/W
Have you ever wanted to understand more about American Deaf Culture but didn’t know where orhow to begin? Perhaps you’ve been curious about American Sign Language, but didnt know whomto ask. Well Gallaudet University, in conjunction with RPCV/ W, will be putting together an …
American Sign Language WorkshopApril 14th6:30pm to 8:00pmKing Jordan Student Academic Center (Multipurpose Room)800 Florida Ave., NE, Washington DC 20002
This event will be a great opportunity to learn the history, misconceptions, and nuances of American Deaf Culture. Likewise, there are Gallaudet students who would love the chance tonetwork with individuals in the international development and international relations fields.For more information, please contact
Corey Taylor
at
communityservice@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 .
04/ 06/ 11
Service toothers is therent you payfor your roomhere on earth.
Mohammed Ali
Annual Cherry Blossom Picnic
American Sign Language Workshop
*HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS*
SAVE THE DATE, Thursday, May 19th
Interested in joining the RPCV/ W board of directors? Ready to take a leadership roleand represent over 650 members? Come to a meet and greet at the home of RPCV/ WPresident Tamar Schiffman Lechter to learn more about each position!Address and registration details to follow.
RPCV/W Board ElectionsRPCV/W Celebrates Thailand
In Honor of Peace Corps 50th Anniversary
...
RPCV/w Celebrates Thailand!
 
Come Celebrate with us and taste some authentic Thai food!
 
Where: Thai Kingdom
,
2021 K St NW, Washington, DC
 
When: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
 
Cash bar begins at 6:00pmDinner begins at 6:30pm, Pre Fixe Menu $25
 
Click here to register:http://tinyurl.com/4yhsvnq
 
 
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
 
Join a committee! All committees are still accepting volunteers. Parade:
Parade50th@rpcvw.org
; Social:
Social50th@rpcvw.org
;Arlington Program:
Arlington50th@rpcvw.org
; Development:
Development50th@rpcvw.org
; andCommunications:
Communications50th@rpcvw.org
 Don't have time to volunteer for the committees? But you still want to help? Sign up to be part of this exciting day by clicking here:
www.rpcvw.org/Default.aspx?pageId=538455&eventId=296173&EventViewMode=EventDetails
 
Development RPCV/W
wants to ensure we have wonderful events for the 50th Please help us raise money by donating.
Click here to DONATE NOW!For information on events of September 25th and hotel accommodations, visit:
www.peacecorpsconnect.org/resources/peace-corps-50th-anniversary/september-events/#key
 
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!
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:
www.rpcvw.org/www.rpcvw.org/50thessaycontest
 
RPCV/W would like to thank Egret Business Solutions(www.egretbiz.com)andManagement Systems International(www.msiworldwide.com/)for beingsponsors of thePeace Corps’ 50th Anniversary!
 
Thank You For Your Support!
 
The Housing Hunt: An Information Session on Housing in the DC Metro Area"
will be held on
May 4, 2011
at the Rosslyn Career Cen-ter between 5:30-6:30pm. RPCV/W is seeking information from people seeking roommates/ renters in the DC area. The information willbe formatted into to guide to help new RPCVs find housing in the DC area. Contact
Andrianne Konstas
at
newmembers@rpcvw.org
 
Reston RPCVs Celebrate 50 years of Peace Corps
: Come celebrate 50 Years of the Peace Corps in Reston, VA,
April 8, 2011, 6:00pm--8:30pm
, Nature House, 11450 Glade Drive. Remarks by Aaron Williams, Director of Peace Corps • Music, Wine, and Tastes of theWorld.
(Donation is $25.00)
Make checks out to Lynn Lilienthal, Treasurer. To receive a confirmation include your email address oncheck. Mail to Nancy Seifer, PO Box 2185, Reston, VA 20195. For further information contact Katie Morris:
katie.morris81@gmail.comThe South African Washington Internship Program
is seeking volunteer home stay families to host South African students June 10-July17, 2011 as part of their program in Washington DC. SAWIP is a non-profit tackling the challenge of achieving deep transformation inSouth Africa by inspiring, developing and supporting a diverse new generation of young leaders who are committed to serving others withhumility and integrity. Through a varied program of internships, service activities and hands-on leadership opportunities, these emergingleaders, establish a trust based on shared experience that transcends racial, socio-economic and religious boundaries. You can learn moreabout SAWIP on our website (
www.sawip.org
). If hosting a student sounds like an experience that may be right for you and your family oryou would like to learn more about SAWIP, please email
Briana Anderson
, SAWIP intern, at
sawipdc@gmail.com
.
Mentors needed for NPCA’s RPCV Mentoring Program:
For returning Peace Corps Volunteers, sometimes the hardest thing about thePeace Corps is adjusting to life back home. That’s why the National Peace Corps Association, in conjunction with the Peace Corps, hascreated a unique program to help returning volunteers link up with RPCV mentors. RPCV Mentors: Provide a sounding board for advice,Supply key networking contacts, Share experiences and adjustment issues, Offer guidance on further education, Review resumes and assistwith career planning, Help mentees transition from serving abroad to serving at home. To sign up for a mentor (or to become one), visit
www.rpcvmentoring.org.
 
What We’ve Been Up To...Community Service Opportunities & Events
 
Community Service Opportunities/Events & Happy Hours
50th Anniversary Activities
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Peace Corps Office invites you to celebrate Peace Corps 50th anniversary by recognizing newPeace Corps nominees and invitees from the Greater DC/ Baltimore/ Northern Virginia area. Come hear inspirationalstories from recently returned volunteers and join in on the send-off of our future volunteers!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Peace Corps Headquarters, 1111 20th St. NW (near Farragut North and Farragut West Metro stations)
*Please RSVP to 202.692.1058 by
Friday, April 8
, if interested in attending. Also, if you are interested in speakingabout your service, please include your country and dates of service and you may be contacted for additional informa-tion. We are hoping to get speakers from each decade of the past 50 years of the Peace Corps.
Community Events*
 
Page 3
Happy Hour
RPCV/w Honors Brazil: Live Brazilian Music, Food and Drink Specials, April 25 at Rumba Cafe
Each month leading up to Peace Corps' 50th Anniversary Celebrations in September, RPCV/ w will honor oneof the original 13 Peace Corps countries.Please join us for a Brazil-themed happy hour
April 25 at Rumba Cafe in Adams Morgan (2443 18th Street)
.The event will feature $4 Brazilian tapas and drink specials (including the national drink of Brazil,Caipiroshkas), and live Brazilian music. To register for this event visit,
http://tinyurl.com/3oldy4w
 

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