That’s right! We’re celebrating our silver anniversary this year with a long slate of events and opportunities to share your experiences and give back to the community. Peace Corps Week (Feb 28 – March 5) is right around the corner and it’s time to climb up in the attic and dig out that old box of artifacts you call your Peace Corps experience and keep up the Third Goal of sharing your experiences with Americans all over Tennessee.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday – TNRPCVs will be speaking at area schools across the state. If you haven’t approached a school, we encourage you to do so. It’s great fun and the kids love hearing you say funny sounding things.
Tuesday – TNRPCVs will have a booth set up at Volunteer Tennessee’s Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning in Nashville at the downtown Sheraton Hotel.
Tuesday Night – TNRPCVer Roger Hume (Kazakhstan 95-97) will be hosting an official NPCA Global House Party at his house. Please bring an international dish to share. Starts at 6PM CST. Andrew & Diana Ray will be hosting a party at the same time in Knoxville. If you would like to host a party or skype into ours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday – TNRPCV Panel Presentation at Tennessee State University. TSU just started a Masters International Program in agriculture and we’re stopping by to give them some handy advice.
Saturday – TNRPCV Symposium & Reception at the Scarritt Bennett Center. Starts at 4PM with a light reception. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will be our special guest. After party celebration location TBA. And someone is getting an award.
I hope you can make it especially to our 1st Annual Tennessee Symposium on Peace Corps Volunteer Service where we will celebrate our past service with a panel presentation spanning five decades of service and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.
The Tennessee Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (TNRPCV) is a Tennessee-based non-profit social welfare organization uniting and empowering the Tennessee Peace Corps community through service and support. Over 50 former Peace Corps Volunteers, now living in Tennessee, are expected at the event. Overall attendance is estimated at 250.
When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 4pm to 6pm CST
Where: Scarritt-Bennett Center, 1008 19th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212 Bennett Hall, Raintree Room
RSVP: Send an email to email@example.com with your name and number of attendees
Invited Guests: Honorable members of the Tennessee Legislature, honorable members of the Mayor’s office, charities and non-profits devoted to community service or international aid, the international community of middle Tennessee, and former and future Peace Corps Volunteers!
TNRPCV is a local organization promoting the 3rd goal of Peace Corps: to help Americans understand the people and cultures of other countries. Our activities include local charitable events, speaking engagements at schools, and a resource for people interested in joining the Peace Corps. More information can be found at www.tnrpcv.org or www.peacecorps.org/50
Dave Keiser – President