Support TNRPCV through your Amazon puchases

If you’re an Amazon shopper, shop at smile.amazon.com and help the Tennessee Returned Peace Corps Volunteers! Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to the non-profit of your choice. This site works just like the regular Amazon site, same username, password, policies, etc. So next time you’re shopping go to smile.amazon.com, choose Tennessee Returned Peace Corps Volunteers as your organization. It’s easy! And you will be supporting projects of current PCVs overseas!


Volunteering for MLK Day

A group of TNRPCVs spent time painting the Cleveland Community Center on MLK Day.

TNRPCV group in front of Cleveland Community Center.

TNRPCV group in front of Cleveland Community Center.

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TNRPCV President, Jen Barrie, enjoying the chance to help out a local community center.

TNRPCV President, Jen Barrie, enjoying the chance to help out a local community center.

 

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Peace Corps Connect Nashville Recognized

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TNRPCV Board of Directors with NPCA’s World View Magazine, Fall 2014

The 2014 Peace Corps Connect conference was held in Nashville, TN on June 19th, 20th, and 21st. It was a great success, as RPCVs from around the nation gathered to enjoy great entertainment, innovative presentations, and each other’s company.

In the most recent WorldView magazine, the conference was highlighted in two articles. One article highlights the many events of the conference and mentions the work of TNRPCV. The other article showcases Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, who won the Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award at the conference.

Check out the articles and conference videos, linked below.

“Add Music and Stir” – WorldView Fall 2014

“A Proud Peace Corps Product” – WorldView Fall 2014

Videos from Peace Corps Connect in Nashville on NPCA’s YouTube Channel can be seen here. Videos include Great Ideas Speakers, the Group Leaders Forum Session, Carrie Hessler-Radelet’s first speech as PC Director and more!



January Volunteer Event

Help us paint the Cleveland Park Community Center on January 19 (MLK Day). Sign up on Hands On Nashville http://www.hon.org/ Make sure to sign up for Cleveland Park (there are several locations to choose from) and choose the TNRPCV group.

Your neighbors need you! Our local community centers are in need of some love and a new coat of paint! Volunteers will paint gymnasiums, game rooms, and more. Volunteers should wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants are recommended and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring a reusable water bottle so you can stay hydrated. All painting supplies are provided.

How to sign up:
1. Copy and paste link, it should take you right to MLK Day volunteer page
http://www.hon.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0CA000000hR5sJ
2. When you sign up, there is an option to sign up with a group. Find TNRPCV and select that group.
Once signed up, further instructions will be sent to you by e-mail from HON.
If it doesn’t, go to http://www.hon.org/ Then type ” MLK Days of Service 2015: Protecting & Serving Our Neighbor” in basic search on the left hand side.

Location Details:
610 Vernon Winfrey Avenue
Nashville, TN United States 37207

Important! Once signed up, please send Shelly an e-mail. We want to know who from TNRPCV is going.



December 2014 Volunteer Event: Room In The Inn

On December 6, six TNRPCV members volunteered at Room In The Inn. We had a lot of fun helping the local homeless community shop, wrap, and ship Christmas presents for their kids and grandchildren! This is annual event at Room In The Inn, and each year it continues to enable more people to share the holiday spirit with their loved ones. Be sure to put it on your calendar for next year, and they always appreciate donations for next year’s gifts.

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TNRPCV Annual Holiday Party!

Come hang out with fellow RPCVs living in Nashville and the surrounding areas!

The annual TNRPCV Holiday party is at Roger’s house in East Nashville. We always have a great time meeting new people and catching up with old friends. Feel free to bring friends and family.

Please bring a dish to share (a dish from your host country is highly encouraged). Beverages will be provided (beer, wine, and soft drinks). You can also bring gently used items to be donated at Goodwill, to show our appreciation for using their space at the Goodwill Resource Center for monthly TNRPCV board meetings.

The Dirty Santa gift exchange is optional, but it is always a ton of fun!! If you choose to participate, bring something you’ve been wanting to re-gift, something from home, or anything fun and silly. There is no need to spend money on these gifts. Please keep the gifts clean in nature since this is a family-friendly gathering.

When: Sunday, December 7, 3:00pm

Where: Roger’s house, 1600B Long Avenue, 37206

Contact, if needed: Roger, 615.509.0733 (No need to RSVP)

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