Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2015

PC WEEK

Peace Corps Week is rapidly approaching (March 1-7) and we have BIG plans this year! 

In coordination with the PC recruiter, we're doing a "Journey Around the World" on Sunday March 1st from noon to 4 pm downtown at the A/E Center.
The concept is: Participating RPCVs will be bringing a few mementos representing their service (artifact, photo album, etc.) and we'll set up tables like an exhibit hall. (We did something similar last year at a Scottsdale library, but this year we'll have more space!) If you're interested in having a table to exhibit a few mementos, please email Sara by Feb 21 at konrad.sara@gmail.com.

We'll be wrapping up Peace Corps Week on Friday March 5th, in conjunction with First Friday downtown.  We'll start with Happy Hour starting at 4:30 at Paz Cantina (4th St and Roosevelt).  Very close to Paz Cantina, we will have a booth (as part of First Friday) where we'll be selling artwork.  If you have any artwork you'd like to sell at the booth, please contact Deanna at dnndent@gmail.com

This is also a call for your favorite photos (of absolutely anything) from your Peace Corps service for postcards which we can advertise our group with and use as a fundraiser at our March 6th First Friday event! (We use the funds to sponsor Peace Corps Partnership Projects.) Feel free to email Deanna the images or any questions at dnndent@gmail.com

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Event Recap:  RPCV Phoenix Welcomes National Peace Corps Association President Glenn Blumhorst
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Phoenix welcomed National Peace Corps Association President Glenn Blumhorst to speak to its members on Wednesday, January 21st  at the co-working space The Office Pile.

Blumhorst  spoke about NPCA’s commitment to Peace Corps volunteers at all stages from application, to service, to post-service. A few NCPA initiatives that were mentioned were the Peace Corps Equity Act, the Respect for Peace Corps Volunteers Act of 2013, and work with the private sector to provide resources for volunteers in the field. 

Accompanying Blumhorst at the talk were representatives of two terrific causes, Water Charity and Village X. Water Charity is a non-profit dedicated to helping people access clean drinking water and improved sanitation. Water Charity has done over 1,800 water, sanitation and public health projects in 63 countries, so far. Village X is an app that allows you to get discounts at local businesses and then use the money saved from those discounts to donate to a charity. 

There were many faces new to the current RPCV Phoenix board and we hope to see them again! If you haven’t joined us already, please use one or all of the options below to get in touch. 

·         RPCV Phoenix Website: http://www.rpcvphx.org/

·         RPCV Phoenix Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RPCVPhoenix/

·         RPCV Phoenix Yahoo Group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/rpcvphoenix/info

·         Email: rpcvphoenix@yahoo.com

 

Many thanks to:

·         National Peace Corps Association (http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/)

·         Mr. Blumhorst and his staff for the informative talk on what the NCPA’s mission and goals are.

·         Deanna Dent for photographing the event.  (www.deannadent.com)

·         The Office Pile, a beautiful venue for our meeting with an ever friendly and helpful staff. http://www.theofficepile.com/





 

Written by: Skye Lucking (http://www.skyelucking.com)

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Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chili Cook-Off

Make a New Years Resolution and plan to join us for our annual Chili Cook-off! Always a great time with a huge variety of chilis! There's even voting for the best chili! The winner receives an engraved ladle!

This Saturday from 5pm-8pm in Chandler. 

If you're not a chili maker, cornbread, salad, dessert, etc. are always welcome.
BYOB, and bring a muffin tin so you can sample several chilis at once without mixing them (we're serious about this cook-off!).

To RSVP, email lizziekazan@gmail.com and we'll send you address.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Special Holiday Happy Hour

We’re having a special Holiday Happy Hour this month with the National Peace Corps Association President, Glenn Blumhorst,  who’s in from Washington DC. We hope you can join the festivities to meet with him and fellow RPCV’s! Happy Holiday’s!

Tuesday December 30th
4pm-7pm
Postino’s Annex in Tempe
615 S. College Ave
Southwest of the stadium, on the Southeast Corner of 6th and College
Happy hour special: $5 wine by the glass & pitches of beer till 5pm

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Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2014

It's Tamale Time!!!

On Saturday December 13 at 11am we will be making tamales in our annual holiday celebration! We ask everyone to bring a filling (examples include chicken, beef, vegetables, beans, etc) or contribute $5 for ingredients.  We normally have tasty margaritas but please BYOB! If you plan to bring a filling please email the address below so we can ensure a variety of fillings!  To get the address please email lizziekazan@gmail.com.  Can't wait to see everyone there!!!

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Posted on Saturday, November 1, 2014

Peace Corps Campus Recruiter – Management Intern

Peace Corps Campus Recruiter – Management Intern

ASU is seeking a currently enrolled graduate student to assist with the recruitment and outreach efforts of Peace Corps.  The candidate must be a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV).  Please check out our full job description by using the link and information below. 

Click on external applicants and search for Requisition# 8974BR

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Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Peace Corps Campus Recruiter Position Available

A Peace Corps Campus Recruiter position has just been posted! The position is a management intern which will require the applicant to be a grad student at ASU.  Please also note that this person must be a Returning Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV).  Please follow the link below for more information.

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=1039886&partnerid=25620&siteid=5494

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Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Potluck

Our Fall Potluck is always so fun and a great way to connect with other RPCVs! It's also a family friendly event - feel free to bring your swimsuit and we'll have some lawn games to entertain the little ones!
We'll be providing burgers and hot dogs for the grill (including meatless options). Please bring a dish to share, and your choice of beverage.  
Please RSVP to lizziekazan@gmail.com and we will send you the address to the house in Scottsdale. 
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!


It's happening this Saturday Oct 18 from 4p-8p!!!

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Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2014

Make A Difference Day!

Join us to participate in this national day of service! We will be helping WHEAT (World Hunger Education, Advocacy, and Training) spruce up their clothing store. This resource helps to provide much needed-supplies for valley families in need. We will be switching out their stock from summer to fall and assisting with some repairs. Join or comment below if you're interested! 

Check out the link below for more info about this organization!
http://www.hungerhurts.org/

Saturday October 25 8a-11a @ 400 N 7th St. Ste. 118 Phoenix, AZ 85014

Email lizziekazan@gmail.com if you want to volunteer or checkout the Facebook event!

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Peace Corps Booth @ the Phoenix Rainbow LGBT Festival


Phoenix Rainbows Festival
Saturday, October 18, 2014 & Sunday, October 19, 2014
10:00am – 6:00pm
FREE ADMISSION

The local Arizona Peace Corps staff is in need of volunteer Return Peace Corps Volunteers to help with the Peace Corps Phoenix Rainbows Festival Booth for 2-4 hour shifts (whatever you can). Please comment with the day & time you will be available, or email Sophia at sewing@peacecorps.gov  


Location:
Heritage Square Park

115 N 6th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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