Notice to Recently Evacuated PCVs Returning to Upstate NY

To all the Peace Corps volunteers who are being evacuated to northeastern New York due to COVID-19: we welcome you to reach out to a community eager to support you in your transition home—the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Northeastern New York (RPCVs of NENY).

We know that it can be emotionally stressful to return to the United States, especially when your service ends abruptly without time even for goodbyes. Please reach out to us at rpcvneny@gmail.com or through our Facebook page.

Please join our virtual meeting through Zoom on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7 p.m. EST, focusing on the recent evacuation of PCVs and how our community can help. This is will an ideal opportunity to introduce yourself to our group, share about your recent service, and tell us about your current plans and needs. Members of our group may know regional and local resources and could advise you on your next steps. See below for information on how to join the Zoom meeting.

Again, please reach out to our group! We are here for you! All the best, Renée St. Jacques, President, RPCVs of NENY (Cameroon PCV 2014-2016)

Here is your Zoom meeting information for March 31 at 7 pm ET for two hours. Please use the link below to check-in at the time of your meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/228218670

Meeting ID: 228 218 670

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US
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Meeting ID: 228 218 670
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ab1yWoBGe

Here are some tips for you and your participants:

You may join the meeting in any of the following ways. Note that no login is necessary.

  1. Computer:simply click the link, use the Zoom app or go here, click on “join a meeting” and enter the “Meeting ID” provided.
  2. Smart Phone: simply click the link or go to the Zoom app, click on “join a meeting” and enter the “Meeting ID” provided.
  3. Phone: use the call-in number and meeting ID provided.

If you are new to Zoom, when you click the link, you will be prompted to download the Zoom software. Once you download the software, please test your audio connection.

2020 International Calendars- Sold Out!

We are sold out of calendars for this year, but we will have 2021 next year! Thank you for everyone’s support!

If you still want to buy a calendar directly from the NPCA, you can order them here: http://www.rpcvcalendar.org/calendar-2020/

They are $12 each and are a great fundraiser for our group, allowing us to continue to support our efforts to fulfill the 3rd goal. In addition to that, they’re really cool! Each day tells you what celebration is going on in which part of the world and also includes recipes to try, music to check out, and interesting international films and literature to try. See a preview of the calendar here.

Calendars will be on sale at our October, November and December meetings; however, if you’d like a calendar, but will be unable to attend the meeting, please send an email to rpcvneny@gmail.com.

Union College Event

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019 there was a Peace Corps event at Union College where students met with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to learn more about the Peace Corps. There was a panel of RPCVs answering questions and networking time for RPCVs and students. The students who attended received information on the Peace Corps, but also unique perspectives from each RPCV. Overall, it was a great event!

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