RPCVs-NENY celebrate International Women’s Day

On Tuesday, March 8th, representatives from the RPCV-NENY group had the pleasure of staffing a table at the International Women’s Day event held at the Opalka Gallery in Albany, NY.   The theme for 2016, was “Pledge for Parity”.    The event was Co-sponsored by the International Women’s Day Committee, the Sage Colleges, ICCR and the Opalka Gallery.  Different food vendors offered samples of their specialties.  Many people enjoyed the edible delicacies.  Local organizations also participated.  The Keynote Speaker was Albany Mayor, Kathy Sheehan.   Journalist, Rosemary Armao presented the opening remarks.  This event was a perfect opportunity for people to come together, network, share their passions of altruism and food and celebrate women.  Below is a screenshot of the participants at the event.

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Annual Summer Picnic

Our annual summer picnic was held on July 12th at Bob Crowley’s house in Poestenkill. 25-30 people were in attendance, including RPCVs, one current PCV, husbands and wives, and plenty of friends and family. A good time was had by all as we ate, drank, swam, and talked the day away. Until next year, everybody!

 

Good discussion

Good discussion

Good food

Good food

And a great host! Thanks, Bob!

And a great host! Thanks, Bob!

Peace Corps Happy Hour at Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar

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 restaurant created a special menu just for our event.

The restaurant created a special menu just for our event.

236 Washington Ave., Albany, New York 12210

236 Washington Ave., Albany, New York 12210

Bob Crowley and Joe and Pat Doherty

Maseeh Mukhtar and Steve Gottlieb

A tableful of RPCVs!

Tessa Eckholm, Sarah Janeski, and Eliot Cresswell

Cheers!