On Friday, September 4th, 2015 four members of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Northeastern NY met with Congressman Tonko in his downtown office. Topics of conversation included the Peace Corps budget/funding, the House Peace Corps Caucus, and House Bill … Continue reading
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
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
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers joined vendors from around the capital region to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Opalka Gallery at Sage College in Albany. The event was organized by the International Center of the Capital Region and took … Continue reading
An information session on the Peace Corps was held at Russell Sage College in Troy on November 10th. There were 24 RPCVs from the RPCV-NENY group participating. The audience was the World 420 class at Sage, comprised of junior and … Continue reading
On October 18, Sara Poggi met with NPCA President Glenn Blumhorst (pictured here) who was visiting from Washington DC. Sara provided a detailed update about the status and activities of RPCVs of NENY. Glenn discussed news from the national level … Continue reading
Yard Sale – Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th 9am to 4pm – S. Manning Blvd The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Northeastern New York will be having a yard sale as a fundraiser on Friday June 6th and … Continue reading
A great time was had by all who attended the Peace Corps Happy Hour last night! Thanks again to Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar for hosting us and to RPCV Heather Senecal for organizing the event.
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve will be hosting a Earth Day clean up on Saturday April 20th, 9am-12pm at the Discovery Center. There will be a variety of conservation projects suitable for all ages. This event is free and open … Continue reading
Kim and Chris Anderson hosted our June meeting at their lovely home in Ballston Spa.
Kim presented on her recent trip to the Dominican Republic. Her trip was sponsored by Fair Trade Towns USA and led her to cacao, coffee, and banana farms.
Chris offered tastings of organic free-trade chocolate products, vino de cacao, cacao marmalade, and free-trade Dominican coffee. Yes, they were all delicious-though some thought the vino de cacao was “too sweet.” For more information, visit the Mango Tree Imports, Andersons’ store in Ballston Spa.
Thanks to all who attended and for the Andersons for hosting us. Check our calendar for upcoming events.