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Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:54

Ethiopian Collection For Sale

ETHIOPIAN RPCV COLLECTION

AVAILABLE FOR SALE

Gloria Curtis, Ethiopia 1963-65, has inherited a large collection of Ethiopian artifacts, artwork, and cultural items from a former Peace Corps Volunteer who served 50 years ago.  These items are to be sold or auctioned to generate funds to support worthwhile Ethiopian projects.  Gloria & Don have photographed all pieces with some descriptions and measurements.  There is a variety of baskets, clay pots, clothing, charcoal drawings, a goatskin map of Ethiopia, a goatskin baby carrier, ceremonial shield, spear points, olive wood candlesticks, etc.   If anyone is interested in seeing photos via e-mail attachments, or in person at our Denver home – call 303-422-3742 or e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, 05 May 2014 02:39

Colorado RPCVs are Going Cycling!

That's right. As the RPCVs of Colorado have begun to focus our energies on food security, we would like to take advantage of an excellent opportunity to learn about where some of our Colorado food is grown - the Eastern Plains of Colorado. The Pedal the Plains bicycle tour is an opportunity to do just that - learn about food and life in rural Colorado while cycling through our state's great plains. Riders can choose from a few options route including - a 5.5 mile family fun ride on September 20th, a one day 105-mile route on September 20th, or a 3-day ride going between three towns in the Eastern plains from September 19th - 21st. The 3-day ride spans stops in the towns of Wiggins, Fort Morgan and Sterling, Colorado.
The Pedal the Plains website states the following:
“Pedal the plains seeks to engage riders of all abilities, from seasoned cyclists to first-time riders, in an educational and recreational experience.”
“By participating in Pedal the Plains, cyclists will increase their awareness of the eastern plains by tasting food grown in the region, learning from local experts, exploring points of interest, meeting local farmers and ranchers and trying their hand at local crafts and farming techniques.”
Interested persons can learn more about the Pedal the Plains bicycle tour at http://www.pedaltheplains.com/. For persons wishing to register to be a part of the 3-day tour RPCVs of Colorado team, please sign up for the RPCVs of Colorado team on the Pedal the Plains website and use the password RPCVCO. To learn more, or if you have questions, you can also contact Brian Palmeri at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Monday, 17 February 2014 02:20

Peace Corps Week 2014

FEBRUARY HAPPY HOUR 

 

Monthly Happy Hour- Join us the last Thursday of every month for our monthly happy hours! We change bars every three months.This month's happy hour coincides with the NPCA National Day of Action, and we will have computers on hand for you to write your elected official in support of Peace Corps funding. 

 

For February 27, and March 27 we will be at STONEY'S PUB located at 1111 Lincoln Street, Denver.  

 

RSVP HERE 

 

Questions or suggestions for a happy hour location, contact Becca- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Fort Collins Peace Corps Week Activities

Greetings fellow RPCVs and friends,

Please mark your calendars for an exciting event in celebration of…YOU!  For this year’s Peace Corps Week (February 23-March 1), we will be recognizing the service of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers at the Global Village Museum, 200 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, on Friday, February 28th from 6-8pm.  We will have an RPCV photo slideshow, catered food from Maza Kabob, and RPCV Jane Albritton, editor of the “Peace Corps at 50” book series, will be on hand to sign copies of her books that will be available for sale.  RPCVs can catch up with old friends and meet new RPCVs, and are also encouraged to chat with those who have arrived to learn more about service in the Peace Corps.  The event is free and open to the public. 

If you would like your photos included in the slideshow, please send 1-3 photos from your service to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text82191); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, 2/21, with the location/country and name in order to give photo credit.  Even if you can’t attend on the 28th, please submit photos!

Share the excitement!

Thank you for your service,

Erica

Erica Wrona

RPCV Peru 2008-2011  | RPCV Response, Panama 2012

Peace Corps Campus Representative

Colorado State University

phone: 970.491.7706

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, 28 October 2013 00:00

Eternal Amazon Film Event

Once again, the RPCVs of Colorado are an official community partner of the Starz Denver Film Festival!

This year, we have chosen to partner on screening Belisario Franco's haunting documentary "Eternal Amazon".

 At a time when the world is focused on the impact of humans on the environment, Eternal Amazon is a lyrical, poetic documentary that presents a critical analysis of how the world's largest tropical rainforest is understood and utilized. Exploring the Amazon's five million square kilometers - which are home to countless plant and animal species, and 20% of the world's freshwater reserves - the film asks whether it is possible for humans to make sustainable use of the rainforest. Executives, politicians and environmentalists working together with indigenous tribes and riverbank communities are currently constructing a model for using nature that can extract its resources while generating work and income, with minimal environmental impact.   

Tickets for this event are $20, which includes a movie ticket and a post-screening reception that includes hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer. You may pick up tickets in the lobby of the film center beginning an hour before the screening. Please find the RPCVCO table.

You can watch a trailer for this film here http://youtu.be/wUImSHBi0ik