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
https://donate.peacecorps.gov/donate/project/igilouda-izgouaren-water-project/.)

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: barry.adamson@gmail.com, or 513-720-4569.
Refugee Resettlement - World Refugee Day

Refugee Resettlement - World Refugee Day

CARV members celebrated World Refugee Day by assisting in Catholic Charities' celebration for current and past refugees. We set up the hall, prepared food, registered guests and mingled with these New Americans.

In April, a group of CARV members and friends helped sort and prepare household items and furniture for refugee families at the Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio warehouse. We were very impressed with the process and had a lot of fun. CARV members have also been providing transportation to new arrivals, tutoring in ESL and other activities.

Over 350 refugee families are expected in Cincinnati this year and much needs to be done to welcome them and help them become part of the community here. CARV will have additional activities throughout the year, but anyone can volunteer individually with CCSWOH. To help at the warehouse at 213 Hosea Avenue in Lockland on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 10 -2, contact Chris Kramer at Ckramer@ccswoh.org. You can also talk to Chris about donating large furniture items and appliances. To volunteer in other capacities, visit their website at https://ccswoh.org/services/refugees/ or contact Volunteer Coordinator Katie Hannah at khannah@CCSWOH.org
Peace Corps at Paddlefest

Peace Corps at Paddlefest

Message from Angela Hamilton, Peace Corps Recruiter:

There will be a Peace Corps booth at the Finish Line Festival of The Ohio River Paddlefest in Cincinnati on August 6th! It would be great to have an RPCV presence there to share stories and information about service with participants.

Event information: http://www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org/

Sign up here for a time slot at the booth:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LZGV_F1Fip0IbTri0KMJbIw6pa9V2PpCCOeta87PDcE/edit?usp=sharing (Note: If this link doesn't work, please contact Angela directly: ahamilton@peacecorps.gov)

If enough members were planning to attend the event anyway as paddlers or would like to, maybe we could have a Peace Corps flotilla with flags? Hope to see some of you there!

Angela Hamilton
Regional Recruiter (Kentucky/Indiana/Ohio)
RPCV, Dominican Republic 06-09; Response Guatemala 13-14
(502) 303-5358

2015_financial_report.pdf [54.8 kb] March 16, 2016
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  • Board Meeting - all CARV members welcome - Monday August 8 at 7 pm at Robinsons

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