Check out the gallery on the right for some additional pictures. Here is a link to a very impromptu You Tube video (or click on the title of this article)
CARV 2013 Financials AvailableThe CARV financial report for 2013 is available. According Barry Adamson, CARV Treasurer, we had revenues of $781, primarily from memberships, and expenses of $294, largely for support of a local Volunteer's Peace Corps Partnership in the Philippines. We ended the year with $1,936 in cash. See the bottom of this page for the full report.
Spring 2014 Peace Corps Recruiting Calendar - You Can Help!A message from Katie Sylvester:
This holiday season is especially exciting due to Ohio’s climb in the ranks of top producing states- we jumped from 10 to 7 in one year! I credit a lot of that to the participation of RPCVs during recruitment events where you inspire, engage, and inform the public about serving overseas with the Peace Corps. Thank you for all of your hard work!
I do have my Spring 2014 events planned and would LOVE to have as much RPCV participation as possible. Please feel free to forward this along so that we can keep the momentum going!
· Thursday, January 16th- Peace Corps/Teach For America Panel event, 5:30 p.m., UC, Tanegman University Center, Room 427. This is always a HUGE event! I’d love 3-4 RPCVs to sit on the panel.
· Thursday, January 23rd- Information Session, 4:00 p.m., NKU, Student Union Room 108
· Tuesday, February 11th- Information Session, 5:00 p.m., Miami University, Room TBD
· Wednesday, February 12th- Application Workshop, 6:00 p.m., Main Library Room 3A
· Wednesday, March 5th- Information Session, 4:30 p.m., UC, Tangeman University Center, Room 415
· Wednesday, March 26th- Information Session, 12:00 p.m., XU, Gallagher Student Center, Room 330 (Center for Faith and Justice)
· Wednesday, April 9th- Information Session, 6:00 p.m., Main Library, Room 3A
Feel free to contact me if you would be interested in participating in any of these events. Thank you for all of the work that you have done and continue to do to promote Peace Corps in Cincinnati!
Katie Sylvester, MCP
Regional Recruiter - Cincinnati, Dayton & Columbus
U.S. Peace Corps
RPCV Zambia, 2004-2006
Peace Corps Fellow
"Just wanted to let you CARVers know that we swore in last week and have completed our first week of teaching in Guiyang, Guizhou, China. It's the 20th anniversary of PC China, and US ambassador Gary Locke was there to do the honors. Picture attached - feel free to share. Also, feel free to share our blog: spongeandslate.com"
Click on the title of this article to view their terrific blog, complete with pictures - and keep coming back to follow their experiences.
July 21, 2013
This is probably the last time I will be using this email list to get the word out, maybe the last time in a while I will use email to communicate to a large group, given that I will be with family again next Sunday there will be little point, though that may be to the detriment to my old Vermont followers...
Anyway, this week has been a lot of goodbyes from many places, La Clementina, Cutuguay, Ventura, today from some of my San Juan friends. The good thing is that I am getting gifted a whole lot of nice stuff, so I don´t need to buy souveniers. I have to admit it is a bit tiring, however, I just want to be home.
This week is just a few more goodbyes, and more than anything getting my things arranged, I don´t think I will even pretend to be productive in the subcentro this week, because that´s just not going to happen.
But as my normal routine crumbles, I have been gotten hit by insomnia again last night, I got to bed a tad late, and then when I woke up at 4:30 (I think), I wasn´t able to get to sleep again.
My godson Christián has apparently gotten sick again, and I´m getting pestered for money even as I write. I am trying to politely tell my compadres that I no longer have even a Peace Corps income, but I guess, to their credit as parents, they are trying anything they can to help their child, which involves pestering me. Unfortunately their facility with the internet means that even leaving Ecuador may not make that stop...
In a similar note my other comadre Veronica and her husband are having some financial troubles, but she simply borrows money from family, not me. But they aren´t sure when exactly they will get paid, or for how much longer either one will have a job.
Oh well, I will have far more worthwhile things worrying me soon...
Steve Driehaus Gets NYT ShoutoutFormer Congressman, Steve Driehaus, was recently mentioned in a New York Times oped piece by Gail Collins. She used him as a positive example of someone who left politics through no fault of his own, and followed a career path that has brought him satisfaction. The article by Collins mainly focuses on two scandal-ridden politicians, Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner.
"Consider the example of former Congressman Steve Driehaus of Cincinnati, a person who, I should point out immediately, did not do anything wrong whatsoever except lose a race for re-election in 2010. He then packed up his family and went off to join the Peace Corps in Swaziland. “He’s working with folks with H.I.V./AIDS. He loves it,” reported his sister, Denise. "
For the full column,cut and paste the two links below to read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer blurb: http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/2013/07/11/s-driehaus-odd-example-in-nyt-opinion-piece/
NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/opinion/collins-new-york-sizzles.html?_r=0
Peace Corps Response JournalJean Wallace (India 69-71) is serving as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Jamaica and is recording her experiences in a journal, which CARV will feature on the website. Jean and her late husband, Dave, were in Jim and Susan Robinson's Peace Corps group in India, posted to a remote area of the country where they worked with tribals doing village level agriculture. After returning to the States, they raised four children in a small town in rural Montana and worked as teachers and social workers for many years. Several years after Dave's untimely illness and passing, Jean decided to rejoin the Peace Corps through Peace Corps Response, which offers assignments up to one year in length.
Follow Jean's journal as she reflects on her current and earlier Peace Corps experiences.
Alberta Hemsley reports from trip to Art Museum with New Americans
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