What an amazing event we just pulled off. What a truly incredible night. When we started planning for this fundraiser, our goal was to sell 50 tickets and make $1,000 for Ebola Relief. On Monday, December 8th, not only did … Continue reading →
[Repost from NPCA Advocacy Director, Jonathan Pearson] Final Appropriations Bill Includes Equity Act Language In what could be a significant victory for the fair treatment of female Peace Corps Volunteers, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have released a $1 … Continue reading →
The Ebola Relief Fund Raiser has sold out! We have sold 90 tickets, and now have the unenviable task of turning people away. We deeply appreciate the support we have received from every side in making this a reality. We … Continue reading →
From WNYT: http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3632693.shtml?cat=10114 Imagine having to flee your country and travel to a foreign land to escape a horrible disease. It sounds like a Hollywood movie, but for about a dozen families who have come to the Capital Region from West … Continue reading →
An information session on the Peace Corps was held at Russell Sage College in Troy on November 10th. There were 24 RPCVs from the RPCV-NENY group participating. The audience was the World 420 class at Sage, comprised of junior and … Continue reading →
Togo RPCV Stacey Thayer will host a Noonday Collection Open House on November 29 at her home in Troy, NY. To RSVP, email Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about the Noonday Collection, visit oshetamoore.noondaycollection.com
Another letter from Becky Raymond who is serving a PC Response assignment in Blantyre, Malawi: ________ Let me start off by answering the question that many of you may be thinking – is there Ebola in Malawi? At this point … Continue reading →
On October 18, Sara Poggi met with NPCA President Glenn Blumhorst (pictured here) who was visiting from Washington DC. Sara provided a detailed update about the status and activities of RPCVs of NENY. Glenn discussed news from the national level … Continue reading →
A great time was had by all at our Happy Hour event at the City Beer Hall last Friday. Check out some pictures below. Thanks again to Heather Senecal for coordinating the event. Stay tuned for future Happy Hours and … Continue reading →
There is a location change for our August 5th meeting. The meeting will now be held at Sue Senecah and Van Calhoun’s house in Chatham, NY. See our Monthly Meeting Page for more information and address. Thanks, everybody! And sorry for the short notice.
Our annual summer picnic was held on July 12th at Bob Crowley’s house in Poestenkill. 25-30 people were in attendance, including RPCVs, one current PCV, husbands and wives, and plenty of friends and family. A good time was had by all as we ate, drank, swam, and talked the day away. Until next year, everybody!
Yard Sale – Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th 9am to 4pm – S. Manning Blvd The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Northeastern New York will be having a yard sale as a fundraiser on Friday June 6th and … Continue reading →
Just a quick update on our Happy Hour Event next Friday (May 2nd) at 6 PM. First, thanks to everyone who RSVP'; it is going to be a fun night. Umana has reserved us the ‘back room’ in the restaurant. It’s a nice open space and we can definitely mingle. We have let the local PCMI programs (School of Public Health and Rockefeller) know about our happy hour and hopefully we will have some future PCV-ers there too.
If you are not sure about whether you can attend, there is still time! As further enticement, Umana has sent us a menu of special small plates they will have for us to order (attached). All prices are inclusive of taxes (but not gratuity). You can also order larger plates off their menu. We decided people can order the wine on an individual basis (rather than trying to find wines that everyone will like) and they will have a bartender available to our group.
We don’t need to order anything in advance; however, Umana asked that I update on approximate numbers by mid-week so they can have ample food on hand. You can order and pay directly at the restaurant.
Hope you can make it. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.