Tuesday, 08 September 2015 01:05

Welcome Wagon News

The next Welcome Wagon dinner will be Saturday October 24 from 4-7 PM.  This is for RPCVs who have recently returned from service or recently moved to Colorado to meet others who are new to the area.  Please for more information.
The Welcome Wagon Action Team will also be hosting smaller meet-up events at businesses (coffee shops, ice cream shops, etc) around town.  This will be an opportunity to sit down with fewer people in a quieter setting but also still for RPCVs new to Colorado.  They will be posted on the website for people to sign up.  If there is an area where there are newly returned RPCVs and no meet-ups planned for that location, email to suggest a new loaction!


Tuesday, 08 September 2015 01:02

Northern Colorado RPCV News

Hello RPCVs of northern Colorado,

Another semester has begun and I am happy to announce I'm still serving as the Peace Corps Representative at CSU!  
First off, I think it would be fun to get together for drinks next Friday Sept 11th at 5 pm at the Equinox Brewery(133 Remington St. until around 8 pm. How does that sound? I promise to try and host a more family friendly event later this semester (maybe another attempt at the City Park Potluck) and then at least one more in the spring. 
This semester I am looking for RPCVs to help present their experiences at 3 events. Two Information Meetings on campus in the Morgan Library Event Hall from 5 - 7 pmOctober 9th and November 18th.  
Plus we will have another event, likely October 28th, off campus that I am going to attempt to make Halloween themed. I'm looking for people that can share scary/ghost/folk stories or cultural aspects from their host country. What do you think? 
Please email me if you are interested in helping out with any of these events!
Also, another RPCV, Amy Healy, is looking for help with presenting about living international at Fossil Ridge High SchoolNovember 23rd and 24th. I've attached a document with more information about the event and her contact information. Please get in touch with her if you are willing to help out.
If you want to be removed from this email list or have suggestions of RPCVs that should be added please send me an email. I hope you all are doing well. Take care,

Tomas Pickering
RPCV Malawi 2010 - 2012
Peace Corps Campus Representative
Office: Laurel Hall 102H
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Wednesday, 08 July 2015 02:22

Speakers Bureau Update

Sometimes the RPCVs of Colorado are contacted by community groups or schools looking for RPCVs to share about their service.  Please complete this form or e-mail your name, country of service and times that you are generally available to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested in being contacted for speaking opportunities when they come up:

If you are interested in having an RPCV come and speak at your event or school, complete this form or e-mail your request

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There's a great new film about the Peace Corps experience that should be coming to a theater near us soon. The RPCVs of Colorado are supporting this film and hope to help bring it here to Colorado for our group to see. Learn more about the film and check out the trailer!

Adventure and idealism may drive Peace Corps volunteers to serve two years in remote communities, but is this enough to overcome the dissonance between Americans and the developing world? Three Americans challenge themselves and their neighbors to bridge cultural chasms and find common ground during 27 months of getting lost, getting sick, struggling with friendship, romance, humor and the nagging worry that all their efforts will amount to nothing.

Click on the link to watch the trailer on vimeo.

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