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
Our Monthly Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month, 6pm Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 2; 6pm Potluck: bring a dish or beverage to share Host: Steve and Jeanette Gottlieb (200 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208) Presenter: The group’s potential involvement … Continue reading
This Saturday, Sept. 28th is the Glenville Oktoberfest from Noon to 9 pm. Harry and Joan Thornhill plan to set up about 10.30am and could use some help during the day if anyone is available. If anyone is available please contact Harry at: … Continue reading
A small but mighty contingent of RPCVs from the Northeastern NY affiliate group attended Peace Corps Connect 2013 in Boston. We had a lot fun with each other and through the workshops, networking, and mingling with other RPCVs. In only … Continue reading
The Half the Sky book group has all but wrapped up its meetings focused on getting through the portions of the book. Allyn Writesel and Becky Raymond will be following up with our group to discuss how the RPCVs of … Continue reading
Thanks to all who came out to Bob’s summer party. And thanks to Bob for being a great host as always. Keep up to date on future events by checking our event calendar. Bob Crowley will be hosting his … Continue reading
Janet Witbeck (Dominican Republic, 83-85) has been named historian of the Town of East Greenbush.
Kim and Chris Anderson hosted our June meeting at their lovely home in Ballston Spa.
Kim presented on her recent trip to the Dominican Republic. Her trip was sponsored by Fair Trade Towns USA and led her to cacao, coffee, and banana farms.
Chris offered tastings of organic free-trade chocolate products, vino de cacao, cacao marmalade, and free-trade Dominican coffee. Yes, they were all delicious-though some thought the vino de cacao was “too sweet.” For more information, visit the Mango Tree Imports, Andersons’ store in Ballston Spa.
Thanks to all who attended and for the Andersons for hosting us. Check our calendar for upcoming events.
The 9th annual Africana Film Series at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will run Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at the College’s Student Center (Room 201). All films are free and open to the public. The complete series schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
“Pieces of Identity (Pièces d’Identités)” – This humorous film dealing with the serious theme of identity is from the Congolese producer and director Mweze Ngangura. It takes place in the Matongue district of Brussels, Belgium (where many Congolese live).
Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
“Scrap Heap” – This 1997 film by Senegalese Director Moussa Sene Absa was described by a New York University film scholar as “one of the pillars of the third generation of African cinema.”
For more information and expanded film descriptions, please view the Africana Film Series Flyer
Thanks to all who came out for out winter hike. Check out photos in our gallery. Our winter hike in the Albany Pine Bush has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1pm. We will meet at 1pm at … Continue reading