September Social and Potluck

September Social and Potluck

Our next meeting is Sunday, September 11, at 2 p.m. at the home of Lillian and George Fee, 307 Whitthorne Dr., Cincinnati, 45215. Join us for our traditional potluck meal, and for two speaker presentations.

Our first speaker, Arnela Zekic, is Program Manager of the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council (GCWAC) She will talk about the work of the Council, its programs, and possible ways for CARV to become involved, including hosting international visitors to Cincinnati.

GCWAC began educational, conferencing, and policy work in Cincinnati in 1923. Since 1961, the council has been a national affiliate of Global Ties U.S., welcoming visitors to the region from over 150 countries. The GCWAC is funded through its global membership society (individuals, families, and corporations) and foundations, as well as by a grant from the U.S. Department of State.

Our second speaker is RPCV, Ellen London, who created her company, Firefly Designs. She and her husband were PCVs in Lesotho and Belize. They have spent the last 35 years overseas in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Ellen designs wearable art, realized with the assistance of a small group of women in Thailand who are the sole breadwinners for their nuclear and extended families.

Ellen writes, ďI have consistently observed how clothing design, textiles and the fashion industry have the potential to play an integral role in nurturing pride and understanding - and perhaps peace building - across borders and cultures.Ē

View examples of Ellenís designs and learn more about her work at:

Join us on September 11, bring your favorite potluck dish, and learn about a long-standing Cincinnati organization, as well as a cutting edge entrepreneur. Click on the title of this article or go here for a map:

CARV Needs Your Support!

The CARV Board voted at its June 13, 2016 meeting to convert to a calendar year dues structure. Dues are $15 per member for 2016 and will remain at $15 for 2017. If you have made a 2016 payment to CARV, that is fine. If you canít pay that is fine. No one will be dropped. If you can afford to make an additional donation, that is very fine!

Your dues permit CARV to continue to support local PCVs through the Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP), fund special projects, hold events for area RPCVs, and meet our operating expenses.

A local Peace Corps Volunteer, David Vanness, has asked CARV for support of his PPCP water project in Morocco. (See

However, we donít have adequate funds to donate to this worthwhile
project and still meet minimum banking requirements and current expenses, including the July 17 CARV/SORVO picnic which CARV is hosting.

This message is sent to over 240 CARV members. In 2015, only 23 members supported CARV with dues or donations, less than 10% of our membership.
Will you please support CARV so that we can continue to remain an active and viable NPCA affiliate group.

Make checks payable to "CARVĒ and mail to Barry Adamson, CARV Treasurer,
744 Springfield Pike., Cincinnati, OH 45215. Please contact him if you have any questions:, or 513-720-4569.
2015_financial_report.pdf [54.8 kb] March 16, 2016
  • Potluck and Social Event, Sunday September 11th at 2 pm at home of George and Lillian Fee

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