Busy months for the TNRPCVs!


TNRPCV Savory Cuisine Quest | October 23 |  Thursday| 6:30 pm

Join us for dinner at Calypso Cafe at 3307 Charlotte Ave. Nashville. Visit http://calypsocafe.com/home/htm for the menu. Hope you can make it! We pushed it back to 6:30pm to give more folks the chance to come out after work.

TNRPCVs Annual Holiday Party|December 7 | Sunday | 3:00 pm


Derek gets the most coveted gift in 2013. Hmm… I wonder what it is!?

Food at 4:00. Bring a Peace Corps dish to share.

White Elephant gift exchange. Bring something silly to exchange.

Need directions?  Please contact our President,  Jen Barrie jeninbelize ( at ) yahoo.com




TNRPCV Board of Directors Meetings | first Tuesday of each month | 6:00 pm

Goodwill Center, 937 Herman St, Nashville, TN.  All are welcome!



Beer Tasting for Grassroots Development. What a great turnout!  We had over 50 guests and tasted eight beers form around the world. The tasting was led by Nashville’s renowned sommelier, Elise Loehr. September 18


Wine on the River, TNRPCVS had a great time volunteering at Wine on the River. This fundraiser was a great opportunity to support Hands on Hands on Nashville. September 13


Southern Festival of Books, October 11


TNRPCVs at Celebrate Nashville, Centennial Park, October 4


Atlanta Area RPCVs march in the Pride Parade with flags from PC Countries. One TNRPCV made a special guest appearance! October 12

Farewell to Board members Sarah Nagy and Nikita Jones!  


Nikita and Dave. Nikita will be working for the Peace Corps in Chicago!


We appreciate all you did for the TNRPCVS!



So long Sarah!

PCC Posters on Sale and Beer Tasting Event!

Did you miss out on the commemorative posters at Peace Corps Connect?  No problem, we still have a few left!

Limited edition (200), designed and printed by Hatch Show Print, Nashville, TN.

Get yours now by making a donation to the TNRPVs! Suggested donation, includes shipping and handling, $20.

Go here to get your poster!PCC_Nashville_Hatch_Lmted-compress


And Don’t miss the next TNRPCV social event.  Beer Tasting for Grassroots Development.  Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

East Nashville, TN

Tickets are on sale now.  Get yours now!

imagesJoin us for a two hour tasting and guided tour as we taste 8 beers. We will discover what makes a great beer and how breweries and brew have changed urban and rural landscapes throughout the decades. Elise Loehr (bio) and a special guest will expand your mind and your pallet. Snacks and fun also guaranteed!

Space is limited. Reserve your mug today.


What a weekend in Nashville! Peace Corps Connect 2014

Peace Corps Connect, Nashville: by NPCA and TNRPCVs

Peace Corps Connect, Tennessean

Amanda Frick in the Tennessean.


After a year of planning, hundreds of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers made their way to Nashville for Peace Corps Connect, June 19-21, an event hosted by the National Peace Corps Association and the TN Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

Women of  the Peace Corps Nashville

Nerissa Aquino, Nashville TN, and Dwan Adams, Atlanta GA, Women of the Peace Corps Session

Things kicked off with a Peace Corps Career Fair and Conference and for the public on Thursday.

Thursday’s event was hosted by the Peace Corps Office of the Third Goal in Washington DC and the Peace Corps Office, Atlanta.  TNRPCVs, Amanda Frick and Nikita Jones were interviewed in the Tennessean. Read the story here.

Friday boasted a full schedule, with exhibitors, parallel Graduate Research and Women of the Peace Corps Legacy conferences, member group meetings, panel discussions, a spoken word workshop and more.

The Carmonas CMA Theater Nashville

The Carmonas

RPCV Great Ideas Nashville

Fredaline Healy, Great Ideas (c) on the Moranga Tree

Saturday brought Great Ideas (c) presentations, awards presentations, signing of a historic Peace Corps -NPCA Memorandum of Understanding, the first public address by the new Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and some great music by Emmylou Harris and The Carmonas.

Stay tuned! More photos to come!  

Peace Corps and NPCA MOU

PC Director signs MOU with NPCA


Galen_Hull_EmmylouHarrisGet a feel of the action from NPCA’s Twitter feed –  #PCCNash, and from the first photos on FacebookGalen_Hull_EmmylouHarris 

Emmylou Harris and Galen Hull at Peace Corps Connect Nashville

Emmylou Harris presents the TNRPCV Phill Robinson Continuing Service Award

Don’t miss it! Connect with hundreds of RPCVS in Nashville this summer!

Peace Corps Connect, June 19, 20, 21 2014Reserve your spot and register now!

Limited Edition conference poster (by Hatch Show Print). Get yours at Peace Corps Connect!

The TNRPCvs are excited to host Peace Corps Connect with NPCA this year! With its southern hospitality and down-home charm, Nashville is known as a small, big-city with something for everyone.

Thursday, June 19 – Scarritt-Bennett Center
Meet PC staff and build your job-search skills while networking with other RPCVs and RPCV-friendly employers! Visit the Peace Corps website to register.

Friday, June 20 – Vanderbilt University
A sampling of the Friday events includes small break-out sessions: the Group Leaders Forum, Advocacy Training Sessions, Women in the Peace Corps, Storytelling Workshops, as well as technology tutorials and space to meet up with member groups, old friends and more!!! We are planning a documentary night, too.


Hear Nashville’s Revolfusion at The Rutledge!


Emmylou Harris will be performing on Saturday at the CMA Theater

Saturday, June 21 – CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame
Saturday features two of Nashville’s most famous downtown sites. In the Hall of Fame’s new, state-of-the art theater, we’ll enjoy live entertainment, awards, videos, and TEDx-style presentations by RPCVs from around the USA. Guest speakers include Peace Corps Director, Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Peace Corps Chief of Staff, Stacy Rhodes and a cameo visit from Emmylou Harris! The keynote this year is Mike Tidwell, an RPCV climate-change activist. Saturday will wrap-up with an NPCA reception followed by the TNRPCV Shindig where you’ll hear live music in The Rutledge, one of Nashville’s oldest and most beloved bars.  Save and get your ticket in advance!


Fly, drive, rent a bus and take a road trip… just come, y’all!

Be sure to reserve a dorm room on Vanderbilt’s Campus. It’s so cheap! To register for PCC, reserve space, and get your dorm room, go here.

BBQ, Beer and Honky-tonks?!  Check out the TNRPCV PCC Travel Guide!

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #PCCNASH.  Find out more and register today!