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  • Charlie Hunt posted an article
    Q&A with "A Towering Task" Director Alana DeJoseph see more

    After a 72 hour screening window to watch the Peace Corps documentary "A Towering Task", RPCVCO President Charlie Hunt and Past President Suzanne Smith moderated a Q&A with Alana on Sunday April 11th.  You can view the interview along with our other videos at our RPCVCO YouTube channel at your leisure by clicking here.

  • Charlie Hunt posted an article
    PC 60th Anniversary proclamation read at Denver City Council March 30th meeting. see more

    On March 30th Denver City Councilman Chris Hinds read a proclamation celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Peace Corps and the Peace Corps' connection to Denver.  You can see the proclamation being read here.  At the bottom of the screen, scroll down and click on "proclamation honoring the 60th anniversary of Peace Corps" to jump directly to the location in the video to see the proclamation.

  • Charlie Hunt posted an article
    RPCVCO is pleased to announce an online interview with Peace Director Jody Olsen see more

    Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado is pleased to announce an online interview

    with Peace Corps Director Dr. Jody Olsen at 6:00 PM on November 5th

     

    Dr. Olsen began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in Tunisia from 1966-1968. She has since served the agency in multiple leadership positions—as Acting Director in 2009; Deputy Director from 2002-2009; Chief of Staff from 1989-1992; Regional Director, North Africa, Near East, Asia, Pacific from 1981- 1984; and Country Director in Togo from 1979-1981.  Dr. Olsen is serving in a challenging time where decisions about Peace Corps Volunteer in the time of COVID are at the forefront of the agency.  We expect that this and other topics will be discussed during the interview.

     

    Dr. Olsen will be interviewed by two our noteworthy members.  Jeannie Ritter RPCV Tunisia, is a past First Lady of Colorado and works for Mental Health Center of Denver.  She will be accompanied by Suzanne Smith RPCV Mongolia, is the current past president of RPCVCO and currently serves on the board as advocacy chair.

     

    Because there is limited seating for this zoom event, this is currently being offered only to members.  If you’d like to attend, please go to https://www.rpcvcolorado.org/events/an-interview-with-pc-director-dr-jody-olsen to get a free ticket.  We will do follow up emails to those who are expired members with more details on renewing your membership; if you are financially stressed due to the COVID economy we offer you a free Welcome Membership.  We will also be in contact with you if you have never been a member but in our contact list as on how to take a First-Year Free membership.

     

    We are also compiling questions from our member for the interview.  What would you like to know from Dr. Olsen?  You can enter questions in our clicking here

     

    Look forward to seeing you virtual on the 5th.

  • Charlie Hunt posted an article
    See Governor Jared Polis tribute to Peace Corps 60th Birthday see more

    Colorado Governor Jared Polis paid tribute to Peace Corps 60th Birthday and the RPCVs who serve our community after their service.  You can view the video on RPCV of Colorado YouTube Channel

    Special thanks to RPCV Kit Taintor for helping to make this happen.

  • Our own Alana DeJoseph interviewed on Colorado Matters see more

    On March 1st Alana DeJoseph was interviewed by Ryan Warner of Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters radio show.  The focus of the interview was Peace Corps turning 60 years old.  Alana DeJoseph of Denver was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali from 1992 to 1994.  She is also known for directing the documentary about the Corps called “A Towering Task." 

    To listen to the interview click here

  • Did you miss the Jody Olsen interview? You can now view it on the RPCVCO YouTube Channel see more

    Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado new YouTube Channel

     

    RPCV of Colorado has started a YouTube Channel to make it possible for the RPCV community to view recorded events.

    Our first video is of Peace Corps Director Dr. Olsen on November 5, 2020.  Jody began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in Tunisia from 1966-1968. She has since served the agency in multiple leadership positions—as Acting Director in 2009; Deputy Director from 2002-2009; Chief of Staff from 1989-1992; Regional Director, North Africa, Near East, Asia, Pacific from 1981- 1984; and Country Director in Togo from 1979-1981.  Dr. Olsen is serving in a challenging time where decisions about Peace Corps Volunteer in the time of COVID are at the forefront of the agency.  We expect that this and other topics will be discussed during the interview.  Jody also brought along Andrew Wilson, PC Third Goal Director.

     

    Dr. Olsen was interviewed by two of our noteworthy members.  Jeannie Ritter RPCV Tunisia, is a past First Lady of Colorado and works for Mental Health Center of Denver.  She will be accompanied by Suzanne Smith RPCV Mongolia, is the current past president of RPCVCO and currently serves on our board as advocacy chair.

     

    You can view this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeeBoaHe2eE