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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 18:29

Did you Serve in the Eastern Caribbean?

Would you like to share about your country of service?

Did you serve in the Eastern Caribbean?

Do you enjoy public speaking and/ or cooking for others?

If you answered yes to these questions then the RPCVs of Colorado are asking for your help!  Every few months a portion of our regular meeting is dedicated to sharing some information about (and eating to food of) one of the Peace Corps regions of the world.  The Eastern Caribbean post will be highlighted on Wednesday, November 19th, and we are looking to dive into the culture, music, food, traditions, history, geography, economics - whatever excites you - about the islands of the Eastern Caribbean.  Of course you can also throw in your favorite story or memory from your service!  If you are interested in preparing and presenting a 5-8 minute portion of the information on one or more of the Eastern Caribbean islands, - or if you'd like to prepare a small sample of island food for fellow members to try out - please contact Brian Palmeri at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

For those not interested in helping out, but would like to learn more about the EC post, be sure to come to the next regular meeting on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 PM.  We'll be meeting at the First Unitarian Society - 1400 Lafayette Street, Denver, CO 80218.  If you do, you'll be sure to walk out having a greater sense of what it's like to serve in a country 1/6 the size of the state of Delaware.

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_text64237); 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.

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