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

MidWest Regional Ofiice News Stories: Week 11/17-11/24

OHIO: Case Western Reserve alumni reflect on their transformative experiences in the Peace Corps: http://newartsci.case.edu/magazine/fall-2014/carving-their-own-paths/

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

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:


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

2015 Peace Corps Calendars Available

2015 Peace Corps Calendars Available

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!

Prepare_Affair14_brochure.pdf [1.4 Mb] October 09, 2014
  • CARV Board Meeting, Monday December 1st at 7 pm at Robinson's

    January Social and Potluck, Sunday January 11th at 2 pm

  • Sherbro Foundation, Arlene Golembiewski's group assisting Sierra Leone, requests CARV members' help on #GivingTuesday December 2

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

  • Link to NPCA.
  • Link to Peace Corps
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