CARV Goes Asian - SuRa Korean Cuisine

CARV members are invited to meet for dinner on Friday, September 25th at 6:30, at SuRa Korean Cuisine, 7876 Mason-Montgomery Rd. . The restaurant is looking forward to having up to 20 of us experience their unique Korean food offerings. Please RSVP your attendance by September 22 to CARV member, George Fee, at RESERVATIONS WILL BE CUT OFF AT 20 due to the size of the restaurant. If you plan to order an appetizer, the restaurant would like to know in advance so they can have them prepared for us . Please include appetizer requests with your RSVP to George.

US State Department Wants YOU!

Message from Rachel Friedland:

I'm the Recruitment Marketing Manager at the U.S. Department of State and would like to invite members of the Cincinnati Area Returned Volunteers (RPCVs), to our career networking event in Cincinnati on September 17, 2015. It is designed to generate greater awareness of the Department and a better understanding of the issues on which our employees work that impact the American public, and specifically the citizens of Ohio and the surrounding states.

The event will be held at the Cincinnati Renaissance Downtown from 5:30pm-8pm and offers the opportunity for those interested (or who just want to learn more) to meet directly with Foreign Service Officers and Specialists and Civil Service professionals, who work on the business of diplomacy each and every day, in the U.S. and abroad. Attendees will learn more about our careers (we have Facility Management and Construction Engineering opportunities), and the selection and hiring processes. We want to make sure everyone in the region is aware, especially leaders in the community and those who directly influence and guide career decisions.

RSVPs are required; seating is limited. Please RSVP directly to:

Rachel C. Friedland | Recruitment Marketing Consultant, McManis & Monsalve

Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination & Employment | U.S. Department of State

2401 E St., NW | SA-1, Room 518H | Washington, DC 20520

( 202.261.8055 |

Extra Special Potluck - with Shaman!

Cincinnati RPCV, Clay Martin (Ecuador 08-10, Panama 11-13), has helped his Ecuadorian host father, Alejandro, get his visa and a plane ticket to the USA. They will be in Cincinnati in October and have offered to present a special program to CARV on Saturday, October 10 at 4 pm.

This will be a unique opportunity to hear about the Tsa'chila culture, the story of Alejandro and his friendship with Clay, and to experience a shaman ceremony from Alejandro. He is a cultural survivalist and one of the last of the tribe to still participate in the body and hair painting traditions. He is a community leader, a family man, a farmer, and he possesses an insatiable curiosity for other people and cultural exchange. (Click on the link at the bottom of the Home page to see some photos.)

Darwin and Flora Popenoe will host the meeting at 9720 Sycamore Trace Ct. Cincinnati 45242. We will also have our usual potluck at this meeting, so please bring a dish to share.

Use this link for a map:

From Ronald Reagan Highway, take Hunt Road Exit toward Plainfield Rd.
Turn left at Hunt and first right onto Plainfield.
Continue onto Reed Hartman Highway.
Turn left at Sycamore Trace Court.
Popenoe's are on the right.

Fall Peace Corps Recruiting Events

Help tell the Peace Corps story by attending some of these local recruiting events. Katie Sylvester would love to hear from CARV members. She can be reached at

Local Peace Corps recruiter, Katie Sylvester, has provided her fall recruiting schedule. She welcomes the participation of CARV members to informally share their PC experiences with those interested becoming a Volunteer. Here is her schedule:

10/6, UC, Information Session with Teach For America and City Year, 5:00 p.m. , 423 Tangeman University Center

10/7, Wilmington College, Information Session, 4:00 p.m., Peace Resource Center

10/15, UD, Information Session, 4:30 p.m., Career Services (Alumni Hall)

10/22, Wittenberg University, Information Session, 11:30 a.m., Career Services (Shouvlin Hall)

10/22, Wright State University, Information Session, 4:30 p.m., Student Union- Pioneer Room

You told your Peace Corps story, now tell us!

A note from the Peace Corps:

Each year, the Peace Corps captures information on RPCV impact and how RPCV-led events serve as a bridge to global understanding. In the last year, have you:

Shared your Peace Corps story with a classroom, organization or other group?
Participated in a Peace Corps recruitment event?
Written an article or op-ed about your Peace Corps experience?
Participated in an open mic event with a story, poem or song?
Done any other activity or event that shares your story with the public?

If your answer is yes, let us know! Register your past events. Why?
Show your host country pride! Teach about its customs, local dress, food, music, etc. Let us know and you'll get a pin on our map with your country's flag.

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.
Shaman.doc [317 kb] September 03, 2015
2014_financial_report.doc [26.5 kb] March 05, 2015
  • State Department Networking Event - Thursday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 pm,Cincinnati Renaissance Downtown (RSVP required - see article at left) or Friday September 18 at 1:30 pm in Rm 6240 of the DAAP Building at UC (first come, first served)

    SuRan Korean Cuisine - Friday September 25, 6:30 pm (RSVP required - see article at left)

    CARV Social and Potluck SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, 4 pm at Popenoe's

    Oktoberfest - Friday October 16 starting at 6pm at Barry's farm (Rain date October 23)

  • See details in article at left

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