Becky Raymond will be organizing a discussion group focused on the book Women Hold Up Half The Sky, Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide. The book is a series of stories of extraordinary women that show that the most effective … Continue reading
Thanks to Sara and everyone who showed up for our walk in the Pine Bush. We may be planning a similar outing during winter so stay tuned. For more information about the Albany Pine Bush Discover Center, click here: http://www.albanypinebush.org/discovery-center
Skidmore College and the University at Albany (SUNY) are both seeking help and support for their international students. These are two great opportunities to return the hospitality we received as PCVs and to introduce students to your corner of America … Continue reading
Ryan Lesley, the outgoing regional recruiter, has shared some upcoming PC recruiting events in our area. Ithaca College: September 10th, 5 – 7 PM SUNY New Paltz: September 11th, 11 – 3 PM SUNY Cobleskill: September 18th, 11 – 3 … Continue reading
If you love blogs about Peace Corps, you are in luck: The Online Education Database has posted its list of the 40 Best Peace Corps Blogs. Somehow, our site was left off this list but we’ll forgive them.
Click here to view the list: http://oedb.org/library/beginning-online-learning/the-40-best-peace-corps-blogs
You many have noticed that our website has a map of the countries where our members have served as Peace Corps Volunteers. You may also have noticed that most of the country balloons have no content.
You can change that.
Next time you’re browsing our site, click the balloon for your country of service. If it’s empty, think of some links, photos, and other content you can add. The content should focus on things you want people to know about your country of service including on-going projects you want to promote. It can highlight your peace corps service and your time there too.
Send your content to email@example.com.
Multiple submissions are fine. We’ll post it all.
We have ordered 2013 Peace Corps International Calendars from RPCVs of Madison Wisconsin. Jeanette will be receiving them shortly. Supplies are limited to get your order in soon as you can. The cost is $10 per calendar (but we’ll gladly accept more, wink!).
Each month in the calendar displays vivid, color photographs of a featured country. Holidays and important dates from around the world are listed. Calendars make great gifts and profits go to support RPCVs of NENY.
Use our Contact Us form to place your order. Buy several and use them as gifts. You can bring payment (cash or check) to one of our meetings or events. Jeanette will be the main contact for orders.
To learn more about the International Calendar, click here.
The votes are in: we’ll meet for Happy Hour on Thursday, June 21 around 4pm at the Riverfront Bar & Grill, 51 Erie Blvd., Albany, NY 12144 (map below).
RPCVs and friends of Peace Corps welcome. Spread the word and see you there.
A big Thank You to all who contributed to the garage sale. And a Special THANK YOU to all those who helped out. Especially Joan and Harry who were here Thursday, Friday, and Saturday while fitting in family events. We really appreciated all the donations and all the shopping done by members of the group. The RPCV banner attracted past volunteers who are not regulars in the group and “host country nationals” who are living or studying here. For the important part: We made more than double our previous sales.
Again Thank You to all.
Time to vote again. Here are some options for a happy hour get-together during June or July. Please look these over and let me know what preference you have. This is a social gathering just for fun so don’t worry about us putting up a projector, collecting dues, or conducting ‘business’. Everyone will cover their own drinks and food.
Leave your vote in the comments, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/RPCV-NENY/214387015283092
Pick a location and also a date you like best.
Locations (all have outdoor patios/areas):
1-Troy Pub and Brewery, Troy http://brownsbrewing.com/
2-The Point, Madison Ave, Albany http://thepointalbany.com/
A-Thursday, June 21
B-Wednesday, June 27
C-Thursday, June 28
D-Wednesday, July 11
E-Thursday, July 12