Peace Corps Week

Celebrate Peace Corps Week 2016! Feb. 28-Mar.5Girl Rising

TNRPCV is partnering with HumanDocs and Peace Corps to bring a free screening of “Girl Rising” to Nashville! We will have a panel of experts and discussion
after the film.

Wed. March 2 @ 6:30 pm
Shamblin Theatre on the campus of Lipscomb University
Free and open to the public.
Panel discussion to follow film.


PechaKucha 20X20

We know you all have stories. A lot of stories! Well, your chance has arrived to share them. An intriguing opportunity has arisen for you to share your story through a structured and vibrant story-telling format called PechaKucha.

If you’re interested in sharing a story from your Peace Corps service and can put together 20 slides to accommodate it, please email Dave Keiser at dave@tnrpcv.org before March 1st.

The event will be March 16th at 5:30 pm ($1 donation at the door),presentations will start at 6:00 pm. Free beer provided by Good People Ales. Location TBD. The title/theme is “Volunteer Voyages”.

http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/nashville

https://www.facebook.com/Pecha-Kucha-Night-Nashville

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities (Nashville)

Save the dates for all these Upcoming Events
 January – Waterway Cleanup  
  • When: Monday, Jan 18th 
  • Time: 9:00-noon    
  • Where: 1000 E Thompson Lane   
  • What: According to the website, we will be “combing a streamside forest collecting trash and debris. Volunteers will NOT work in the water or near the bank.”
February – Second Harvest Food Bank 
  • When: Thursday, Feb 11th  
  • Time: 5:30-8:00 pm    
  • Where: 331 Great Circle Road
  • What: More details to come.     
March – Nashville Public Television
  • When: Thursday, March 10th  
  • Time: 5:30-10:00 pm     
  • Where: 161 Rains Ave  
  • What: Answering phones and taking pledges during the on-air pledge drive.

Please contact Mary Kay (mkfadden@yahoo.com) or Shelley (shelly.kunces@gmail.com) to sign up or for more information.



2016 RPCV Calendars = Awesome Gifts!

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Order a couple 2016 RPCV Calendars to give as Christmas presents this year! The RPCV group from Madison, WI produce these beautiful, inspiring calendars each year. The calendars include awesome pictures taken by Peace Corps Volunteers and is packed full of interesting facts about many countries. Visit their website and check it out. http://rpcvmadison.org/


Holiday Party! (Nashville)

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We hope to see you at TNRPCV’s annual holiday party at Roger’s house! This is a festive time to gather, eat, drink and be merry, and we will have our dirty santa/white elephant gift exchange as always. All family and friends are welcome!

Sunday December 13
3:00 pm
1600B Long Ave.
Nashville TN 37206
Roger’s number: 615-509-0733

 

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Please bring a dish to share (a dish from your host country is highly encouraged). Beverages will be provided (beer, wine and soft drinks), no need to bring drinks unless there is something special you want. Also, bring your gently used items for a donation to Goodwill so we can show our appreciation for using the space at the Goodwill Career Resource Center each month for our TNRPCV Board meetings.

And bring a gift if you would like to join in the gift exchange fun. Please do not spend any money- instead find something at home that you have been wanting to get rid of, something funny, a gift you received that you would like to re-gift, the gift you received at last year’s Dirty Santa exchange, etc…
Happy holidays!

 


December Volunteer Opportunity (Nashville)

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Come help spread the holiday spirit at the Room in the Inn’s annual More than a Toy event. We have participated in this event for the past few years and it is always a lot of fun. There are many activities they need help with like assisting families with picking gifts, wrapping gifts, and shipping gifts.

When: Saturday, December 5th   
Time: 8:30-noon    
Where: Room in the Inn, 705 Drexel St., Nashville, TN 37203
Please let Mary Kaye (mkfadden@yahoo.com) or Shelley (shelly.kunces@gmail.com) know if you are planning to come. Thanks!

International Potluck

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On November 11, TNRPCV hosted an international potluck as a fundraiser and a chance to fellowship. There was so much amazing from around the world! The money raised by this event allows us to support projects of current Peace Corps Volunteers. Thanks so much for everyone who came and all the great cooks! We hope to see you next time.

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Join us for the Inter’Nash’ional Nosh Fundraiser

TNRPCVs and other friends and foodies are celebrating Nashville’s diverse food landscape to raise funds for health, education, agriculture, and small business projects around the world. Our fall fundraiser will feature tasty dishes donated by local restaurants and home chefs. Funds raised will help TNRPCV provide grants to current Peace Corps Volunteers from the Volunteer State. So far in 2015 we have donated $1,200 to build a holistic health club in Lesotho, to construct latrines in Togo, and to sponsor a leadership camp for girls in Tonga.

We hope you’ll come for a casual evening of delicious eats, door prizes, good fun, and a great cause.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Main Street Gallery, 625 Main St, Nashville, 37206
SUGGESTED DONATION: $20

Click here to reserve your ticket today!

 


October’s Inter’Nash’ional Nosh… German!

Please join us at the Gerst Haus on October 8th for some great German food!!! This place has been a part of Nashville since 1955. If you’ve never been, this a great opportunity to enjoy delicious German food like schnitzel, stroganoff, bratwurst, and more. 

October 8th, 6:30 pm,

Gerst Haus, 301 Woodland St, Nashville TN 37213. www.gersthaus.com

Please RSVP with Denny at dennykalt@mac.com so we can reserve enough seats.

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