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
Hi all, … Every two years we ask that members fill out a survey to help us gauge overall satisfaction of the members of the group. What have we been doing well? What could be improved? We value your input … 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 devastated by this terrible natural disaster. You can check out more at their website: http://www.albanynepalese.org/.
Hi everyone, I’m very happy to bring to you all the below, which is a description of the day in the life of our very own Allyn Writesel. As many of you know, Allyn is one of our members who … 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 train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
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/
Questions? Visit the FAQ page on the new membership model at http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/community/npcas-new-membership-model-and-faqs/
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