After much ado and much delay (sorry about that) here are the results from the 2016 RPCV NENY Membership Survey. Those of you who were able to attend our April meeting received these results and the presentation attached, but for those of you who weren’t they are here below. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com.
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) of Northeastern New York will host a picnic in Johnsburg, NY, on Saturday, September 10th starting at noon. The gathering is an effort to reach out to those RPCVs residing in Glens Falls, Lake … Continue reading →
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Northeastern NY will be having a Yard Sale Fundraiser this FRIDAY, JUNE 17th and SATURDAY, JUNE 18th, rain or shine, from 9am* to 3pm. The Yard Sale will take place at 200 South Manning … 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 →
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 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.