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
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
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
Another letter from Becky Raymond who is serving a PC Response assignment in Blantyre, Malawi: ________ Let me start off by answering the question that many of you may be thinking – is there Ebola in Malawi? At this point … Continue reading
Reposted from: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/2014/01/legislative-victory-for-peace-corps-commemorative/ 2014 is off to an excellent start for the Peace Corps community. Monday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval to Peace Corps Commemorative legislation. The measure was approved by a vote of 387 to … Continue reading
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a confirmation hearing next Wednesday, November 6th, for President Obama’s nomination of Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Samoa 1981-83) to serve as the next director of the Peace Corps.
The hearing will be held at 10:30 AM in Room 419 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will preside over the hearing.
The hearing is also scheduled to be available by webcast. Follow this link for more details.
Hessler-Radelet has been serving as Acting Director of the agency since September 2012. This past July, she was nominated to become Peace Corps’ 19th Director.
The National Peace Corps Association will provide full details of the confirmation hearing as part your November advocacy update, due out late next next.
Ray Blakney (Mexico 2006-08) has begun a 3rd goal project with the PC regional offices and the PC 3rd goal office in DC to try to create an online archive to keep the language training material made all over the world from getting lost. Ray has created a sub-section on his website with all the information gathered to date. He has currently close to 100 languages with ebooks, audios and even some videos.
The next step for this project is to get the world out about this resource so that it can not only be used by PCV’s or those accepted into the Peace Corps, but also so that when people run across material that is not on the site. There should be something there for almost everybody. It is all 100% free to use and share.
Any assistance in getting the word out would be appreciated, whether it be by mentioning it on your website, in a newsletter or just word of mouth in your group. Here is the page:
Thanks for any help you can provide in making this 3rd goal project a success. And if anybody in your group has some old material they can scan or already have in digital form, and want to add to the archive, you can email it to Ray directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RPCVs of NENY are in the process of holding local district meetings with the congressional representatives of our catchment area. The purpose of these meetings is to request support for current or upcoming Peace Corps-related legislation. These meetings are being … Continue reading
Check out these quick trips down memory lane, hosted by Chris & Kim at the Mango Tree, Fair Trade Boutique in Ballston Spa.
Ryan Lesley, the outgoing regional recruiter, has shared some upcoming PC recruiting events in our area. Ithaca College: September 10th, 5 – 7 PM SUNY New Paltz: September 11th, 11 – 3 PM SUNY Cobleskill: September 18th, 11 – 3 … Continue reading