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
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
At its November 2014 meeting, the RPCVs of NENY voted to join forces with the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition (NYSATC). Members of the Half the Sky book group learned of the work of NYSATC and the Trafficking Victims Protection and … Continue reading
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
Looking for (another) way to Volunteer?
Some of you may have met our member Tessa Eckholm (RPCV Mexico). She is looking for some folks to help out on a Habitat for Humanity build. Habitat for Humanity is celebrating National Women Build Week May 4th – 11th. They are looking for 5-10 volunteers (open to everyone, not just women) for Saturday May 10th at the Sheridan Hollow Project site. Building will take place from 8am-3pm and they are having an after party at the Habitat for Humanity offices, just up the street at 3:30 as a thank you for all the Women Build volunteers.
If you are interested in participating or have any questions please email Tessa directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. For planning purposes it would helpful if you could RSVP to Tessa by Thursday May 1st.
Here is some information about Women Build Week:
We will be meeting on Thursday March 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Tessa’s apartment. If you are interested in joining us to discuss the book please email Sara for the details: email@example.com.
Ray Blakney (Mexico 2006-08) has begun a 3rd goal project with the PC regional offices and the PC 3rd goal office in DC to try to create an online archive to keep the language training material made all over the world from getting lost. Ray has created a sub-section on his website with all the information gathered to date. He has currently close to 100 languages with ebooks, audios and even some videos.
The next step for this project is to get the world out about this resource so that it can not only be used by PCV’s or those accepted into the Peace Corps, but also so that when people run across material that is not on the site. There should be something there for almost everybody. It is all 100% free to use and share.
Any assistance in getting the word out would be appreciated, whether it be by mentioning it on your website, in a newsletter or just word of mouth in your group. Here is the page:
Thanks for any help you can provide in making this 3rd goal project a success. And if anybody in your group has some old material they can scan or already have in digital form, and want to add to the archive, you can email it to Ray directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Via Beth Deitcher:
Sewie Pujah, a friend of Beth Deitcher (Namibia 2007-2010) is looking for input and assistance for a library project in Sierra Leone. Sewie was born in Bondea, Sierra Leone, grew up in the United States and is now living in Albany, NY. She has been collaborating with the chief of her village to develop the idea for this library project. Sewie is not affiliated with an NGO and is trying to figure out the best way to fund the library.
RPCV Lynn Minderman would appreciate donations of any of these items which she will carry with her on her trip to Lesotho in February. Items can be dropped off at Jeanette Gottlieb’s home. PCV Kevin Koryto, a math teacher at … Continue reading