The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) announced on Friday, August 5, that the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado (RPCVCO) were chosen to host the 2017 Peace Corps Connect Conference! The NPCA announcement can be found here.
Do you know an amazing RPCV? Nominate them the Outstanding Returning Peace Corps Volunteer award!
Serve Colorado, the Governor’s Commission on Community Service, is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Governor’s Service Awards which are presented in recognition and appreciation of outstanding contribution to volunteerism and service throughout the State of Colorado. Award categories include:
More information about each category and the awards in general be found here or in the news release here. Nominations are due Friday, July 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. and the nomination form can be found here. The awards will be presented at a special ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 2016.
Previously honored RPCVs include Casey Burnette (Vanuatu, 2002-2004) and Mike and Ann Moore (Togo, 1962-64).
The following news was shared with members of the RPCVs of Colorado in our May/June 2016 newsletter. We want to ensure everyone who supports the organization - either as a member or a frequent participant in our many activities - are aware of these upcoming changes. If you are not a member already, you can sign up here. If you are a member, you can login to our online membership database using the "Login" button at the upper right corner of our website.
Upcoming Changes with the RPCVCO
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado (RPCVCO) are planning a few changes based on feedback received in our first ever survey conducted this past winter and on-going discussions at the board-level. These changes will be rolled out over the next year starting June 1, 2016.
First, thank you to everyone who responded to our survey and provided feedback. We received 230 responses, including feedback and ideas for events, outreach, and other activities. For instance:
In an effort to ensure the sustainability of RPCVCO as an organization, the board recently approved an increase in membership dues. Starting June 1, 2016, the RPCVCO membership dues will be:
The benefits of these dues are outlined below.