Dayton Peace Museum Plans Peace Corps Exhibit, Events

The Dayton Peace Museums has announced a major Peace Corps exhibit in 2015. Along with stunning displays, the museum and our sister chapter, SORVO, will offer a series of events to commemorate the work of the Peace Corps. The first will be "Peace Meal" on Saturday January 31 at 12:30 at Sinclair Community College. The keynote speaker will be Ambassador Tony Hall, with special entertainment by the Rwandan Chorus. Tickets are $20, students $10. Check back for carpool information to this event.

Executive Director, Jerry Leggett of the Dayton Peace Museum will join CARV at the January Social and Potluck on Sunday January 11th at Robinson's to tell us more about the exhibit and events.

Click on the title of this article for a link to the Dayton Peace Museum website.

www.daytonpeacemuseum.org/home.html

January Social and Potluck plus Dayton Peace Museum Update

Is it cabin fever? Time for a "Peace Corps fix?" The January Social Event and Potluck is usually the best-attended one of the year. Bundle up and join CARV members and friends for good food and a good time at 2 pm on Sunday January 11th at Jim and Susan Robinson's. Executive Director of the Dayton Peace Museum will be our guest speaker. Jerry will tell us about the exciting new Peace Corps Exhibit that opens there on January 31. In addition, our own Katie Sylvester (Zambia '06-'08 and the PC Recruiter for our region) will update us on recent Peace Corps developments.

As always, please bring a dish to share.

Click on the title of this article for a map. Click on "More" for directions.

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What's New? Weekly Update from Peace Corps Midwest Regional Office

MidWest Regional Ofiice News Stories: Week of 12/6-12/13

OHIO: Panama RPCV shares experience with OSU extension staff: http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/150781400/Local-grad-shares-Peace-Corps-experience

OHIO: RPCV finds his way to head volleyball coach at Ohio State: http://thelantern.com/2014/12/coaching-kept-finding-ohio-state-womens-volleyballs-geoff-carlston/

Peace Corps Agency News
Peace Corps is an opportunity for an adult gap year: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/10/gap-year-adults_n_6269430.html

Peace Corps ranked as third best federal office to work in: http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/overall/small

Peace Corps ends work in Azerbaijan: http://www.panorama.am/en/politics/2014/12/08/azerbaijan-peace-corps/

Spending bill includes abortion coverage for Peace Corps rape survivors: http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/spending-bill-includes-abortion-funding-for-peace-corps-rape-survivors-20141211

From MRWO Blog

OHIO: Mother of two Peace Corps volunteers felt more pride than worry: http://midwestpcvs.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/mother-of-two-peace-corps-volunteers-felt-more-pride-than-worry/

Click "More" to see all of this week's Peace Corps stories from Ohio and surrounding states.

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Highlights from Melissa

Highlights from Melissa's Peace Corps Paraguay Presentation

In case you missed it, or would like to see it again, check out some of the highlights of the presentation Melissa Salamon gave at the November CARV meeting. It's in the fourth gallery down on the right.
CARV Teams with PWC in Successful Service Project

CARV Teams with PWC in Successful Service Project

Many CARV members turned out to assist People Working Cooperatively in a service project to help elderly and disabled homeowners prepare for winter by raking, cleaning gutters and doing minor repairs. Thanks to Richard Thornton (RPCV Afganistan) for organizing this fun and worthwhile event.

Peace Corps Highlighted in New PSA

Click on the title of this article to see a press release introducing the new Peace Corps Public Service Announcement. The thirty second spot features the song, "Peace" by American rock band OAR and winning photos submitted by current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

Online Press Release: http://www.peacecorps.gov/media/forpress/press/2468/

Direct link to PSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rglV5vAQh4

CARV Continues to Support Sherbro Foundation

On August 27th, the CARV Board voted to donate an additional $100 to help the Sherbro Foundation combat ebola. Sadly, we learned from Arlene Golembiewski (Sierra Leone '74 - '76) this week that the virus has struck the town of Rotifunk, where she served in the Peace Corps and her Foundation has been active.

For updates on the situation in Sierra Leone, click on the title of this article or this link:

http://sherbrofoundation.org/

Click on "More" to see a thank you note that CARV received from Sherbro.

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SOLD OUT! 2015 Peace Corps Calendars Available

SOLD OUT! 2015 Peace Corps Calendars Available

But you can still order directly from Madison, WI RPV+CVs:

http://www.rpcvcalendar.org/calendar_2014.php (or click on the title of this article)

CARV is again selling the RPCV calendars produced by the Madison, WI RPCV group. The cost is $8. Calendars will be available at the September and November CARV meetings, and at Oktoberfest. Please have exact change, or a check payable to CARV. To view the calendar, go to https://www.rpcvcalendar.org/calendar.php?year=2015. These calendars go quickly, and when our 50 are gone, that's it!

  • UPCOMING EVENTS
  • January Social and Potluck, Sunday January 11th at 2 pm at Robinson's

    "Peace Meal" on Saturday January 31 at 12:30 pm at Sinclair Community College to celebrate the Dayton Peace Museum's new Peace Corps Exhibit

  • UPDATED CARV Directory Available
  • Contact information for CARV members who opt in is available through the Contact Us tab

  • Link to NPCA.
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