IDAT January: Cafe Mineiro

Resolution: eat some great international food at least once a month with our iDAT (International Dine Around Town) dinners. First IDAT of 2018 will be at Cafe Mineiro, a Brazilian Cafe and Bakery.

January 23, 2018, 6:00 pm

Cafe Minero (Brazilian Cafe and Bakery)
3744 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

Please RSVP to Denny ( if you plan to attend.

Volunteer Opportunity: Room in the Inn (Nashville)

Room in the Inn on Saturday Dec 9th from 9am to noon. 

Each year TNRPCV takes part in Room in the Inn’s More than a Toy event. We will be helping out on Saturday morning, December 9th.  I believe we will be packing and addressing the gifts that the residents have chosen for their children/grandchildren.  There may be other activities with the residents as well.

Please email me (MK) at if interested in volunteering.
Thanks all.  Hope to see you there.
Here’s the address for Room in the Inn:
                     More than a Toy
                     December 7th-9th – 9:00-noon
                     705 Drexel St                                                 
                     Nashville, TN 37203

2017 Holiday Potluck

2017 Holiday Potluck!  Always a highlight of the year, and a great way to mingle with fellow RPCVs and friends.

December 10, 2017 from 3pm to 7pm.  Food will start around 4pm.

Roger’s House – 1600B Long Avenue, Nashville TN 37206.    Cell 615-509-0733

What to bring? Bring a side dish or dessert, perhaps a dish from your country of service or inspired by your service.  Bring a fun gift for Dirty Santa / White Elephant exchange.   Recommend to not buy a gift, but rather re-gift that special something in your house that you no longer need.  (value of $20 or less)

What will be provided! TNRPCV will provide a couple of meat options, plus beer, wine and soft drinks.   No need to bring drinks unless you have a holiday favorite you want to share.

Who is invited?   Everyone.  Feel free to bring a friend / spouse / bff / kids

TNWAC – International Career Panels

Tennessee World Affairs Council’s (TNWAC) International Jobs & Career Panel will be held at Lipscomb University from 5:30 to 7:30 on October 24, 2017. Visit TNWAC’s website for more info.

Hosted by Lipscomb University
Stowe Hall, Swang Business Center

Moderator: Dr. Susan Haynes, Assistant Professor, Lipscomb University Political Science Faculty

Michael McClellan,Recruitment and Outreach Officer, U.S. Department of State

Lindsay Voigt, former Peace Corps volunteer

Kalandra K, CIA Analyst;

John Scannapieco, Co-leader of Baker Donelson’s Global Business Team

Cameron Manning, Cultural Programs Coordinator for Consulate General of Japan in Nashville

Fall 2017 Craft Fundraiser

Tennessee Returned Peace Corps Volunteers invite you to attend our Fall Fundraiser at Craft Love in West Nashville. We’ll be serving snacks and great company and conversation! The event is for guests 18 years and older, and you are welcome to BYOB. Check out their website to see some of the fun projects.

November 19, 2 to 5pm

Craft Love is owned by fellow TNRPCVs Sara and Brian Tinger. They are excited to host a private party for us and get our creative juices flowing!

Peace Corps Recruiter Happy Hour

Meet Peace Corps’ recruiters to learn more of what the Peace Corps has to offer. This is a very informal gathering, so please feel free to invite along friends, family, colleagues, etc. who are “extended members” of the Peace Corps community, or who are perhaps considering service in the future. Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.

October 13th, 5:30pm, at 312 Pizza (Germantown area) , 371 Monroe St, Nashville, TN 37208


Celebrate Nashville Festival

Saturday, October 7, 10am to 6pm: Celebrate Nashville Festival

Save the date! TNRPCV is excited to see you at the Celebrate Nashville Festival at Centennial Park.

Volunteer at the TNRPCV booth and talk to people about Peace Corps or just stop by to say hi to fellow RPCVs. This is a fun and festive festival that you don’t want to miss so mark your calendar now!

Email Mary Kay Fadden if you would like to help out at our booth:

Volunteer Opportunity Knoxville

Tuesday, September 12:  Knoxville Ronald McDonald House

We NEED VOLUNTEERS to help at Ronald McDonald House.

Event Details:  We will be making chili and providing fix-in’s, salad, and dessert.  Volunteers will need to arrive around 4:30/5 pm EST at the Ronald McDonald House (1705 West Clinch Ave. Knoxville, TN 37916) to help cook – if time allows folks will likely go grab dinner and/or drinks afterwards.

RSVP to Amanda Simmons at