On Tuesday, March 8th, representatives from the RPCV-NENY group had the pleasure of staffing a table at the International Women’s Day event held at the Opalka Gallery in Albany, NY. The theme for 2016, was “Pledge for Parity”. … Continue reading →
Our group has received a request from those organizing on behalf of the new Peace Corps documentary, “A Towering Task,” to spread the word about the documentary. RPCVs of NENY has already given a monetary donation on behalf of this … Continue reading →
We received a wonderful thank you note from the Albany NY Nepalese Society (ANNS) for the donation we made in the wake of the Nepal earthquake. The ANNS is doing a lot of great work to support those who were … Continue reading →
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading →
RPCVs of NENY are the December 2015 featured member group for NPCA. We appreciate the recognition from NPCA and all the work they do for the Peace Corps Community. Big thanks to our great membership. This acknowledgement from NPCA is … Continue reading →
The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is the national organization for the Peace Corps Community – the hub of a network of individuals and affiliate groups (such as ours) working together to make the world a better place.
The NPCA is excited to announce a change to their membership policy, one that will make our community more robust, inclusive, and diverse, while reflecting the increasingly more mission-driven nature of the organization.
Going forward, membership in the NPCA will be complimentary for everyone in the Peace Corps community – serving Peace Corps Volunteers, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, current Peace Corps staff, former Peace Corps staff, host country nationals and anyone who shares Peace Corps ideals, so long as the NPCA has accurate service and contact information for you. As of January 1, 2016, the dues required for NPCA membership are eliminated.
This exciting change coincides with NPCA’s launch of the boldest and most visionary initiative in its 36-year history: the Peace Corps Community Fund. The Community Fund enables the NPCA to do important work that it has never before been able to do in all three of their fields of activity: increasing the Peace Corps community’s global development impact, supporting returned Volunteers, and advocating for Peace Corps.
The NPCA welcomes all to join the community as a Mission Partner by contributing to the Peace Corps Community Fund. And if you have not been receiving their communications, make sure you register for your complimentary membership in the NPCA on their website: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/membership/
Kim Andersen, RPCV and owner of Mango Tree Imports in Saratoga, is participating in Saratoga Peace Week. Mango Tree Imports will be hosting an art exhibit on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm. The exhibit will feature artwork from teenage artists in Gaza, and guest speaker, Rachelle Friesen, will discuss her time in Palestine and her work as a peace coordinator for an international aid agency.
A quick update on the yard sale fundraiser: the weather was beautiful and it was a VERY successful day. Our preliminary total is $1,420! We have not counted the change yet so the final total will be a bit higher. … Continue reading →
…… The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Northeastern NY will be having a Yard Sale Fundraiser on SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 2015, rain or shine, from 9am* to 5pm. The Yard Sale will take place at 1 Englewood Place in Albany, … Continue reading →
It’s that wonderful time once again! Mark your calendars for our Annual RPCV NENY Summer Picnic! Bob Crowley has once again offered to host us in the backyard of his beautiful home in Poestenkill, NY. The picnic will be held … Continue reading →
Reflections on Myanmar…with Nepal in my heart & prayers From Rich White-Smith April 30, 2015 Reflections on my experience in Nepal will come at another time, but my heart requires a few words on the recent devastation there… No doubt I have … Continue reading →
Warm weather is finally here, and it’s time to celebrate with another Happy Hour! This event will be held at The Factory Eatery in Ballston Spa on Friday, June 12th at 5:30pm. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, a nice … Continue reading →
[reposting from NPCA and Peace Corps Commemorative Fund] It was a little more than a year ago when – following a great effort by NPCA advocates over several years – President Obama signed legislation to authorize the establishment of a … Continue reading →
A “Find out about the Peace Corps” event was held at the Sage College of Albany on Tuesday, March 24th. Organized by Dean Joanne Curran of SCA, and moderated by RPCV Allan Stern (Sierra Leone ’67-’69), it was held in … Continue reading →