RPCVs Visit Liberia with Westminster Presbyterian Mission Trip

Fellow RPCVs and members of RPCVs of NENY, John and Lyn Kucij (Liberia 1971-1973) went to Liberia in May for the Westminster Presbyterian Mission Trip. They visited Hope Mission School where Westminster Presbyterian Church has funded the building of a new classroom. All the students and staff members received both school and hygiene supplies. In addition to these items, they were able to bring hundreds of pieces of good, used summer clothing for all ages. While the primary goal was to provide new clothes for the eleven orphans supported by Westminster Presbyterian, there was more than enough to be shared widely with staff, students, and community members. A grateful THANK YOU goes out to the City Mission of Schenectady for providing much of the clothing and other supplies!
John and Lyn used their one free day to visit some beehives and two schools that are managed by two of their former students from when they were PCVs. Also, six more of their former students made a surprise appearance!

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Lessons Learned: Work In Africa

Join us at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Albany on Wednesday, May 23rd from 7 – 9 pm as we share “Lessons Learned From Our Work In Africa”.

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The evening is designed as forum and workshop to bring together Capital District groups who are engaged in assisting African communities. Westminster’s own TEAM LIBERIA will report on its’ most recent trip to evaluate programs it supports. Also invited to share their experiences are representatives of four other local groups; To Smile Again Project, Mooncatchers, Zion-Hills International School and Kekeli/Ghana.

The public is invited to participate. No admission fee but free will offerings for Westminster’s work in W. Africa will be welcomed. Light refreshments will be served. For further information contact Lyn or John Kucij Lkucij@gmail.com or call 518-372-9578.

EMPOWERMENT * CAPACITY BUILDING * EDUCATION

 

 

Online Vote for 2017 Charitable Contributions

This post is intended for those who will be unable to attend our December 5th meeting in Poestenkill at 6pm.
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We will be voting at our December meeting to donate to our nominated charities. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please submit your vote online using the google form found at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/cMa0c4epj5YjzUqn2.
 
Some of you might not know at the moment whether or not you will be able to attend the meeting. With this in mind, we’ll keep the online vote active until 5pm on December 5th, the day of the meeting.
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Completing the online vote should take approximately 1-2 minutes. Please vote only once.
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If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at rpcvneny@gmail.com.
 
Thank you,
Sarah
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Sarah Janeski
President RPCVs NENY
RPCV Kazakhstan 2009-2011