Our Annual Membership Meeting
You are invited to attend and participate in the ANNUAL MEETING of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of New Jersey, Inc.
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12 noon (doors open for the meeting at 9:30 AM; come early to mingle!)
Where: Cranford Community Center (next to Public Library), 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016 (Exit 137 on the Garden State Parkway)
- Introduction of 2014 Officers/Committee chairs2013 activities & financial update
- 2014 goals and opportunities for member involvement
- Presentation by Nathan Dalrymple (RPCV Mozambique, 2011-2013) on his recent Peace Corps experience
- Presentation by Lisa Nicolaison, RPCV Board member/Chair of Volunteer & Outreach Committee, on supporting Peace Corps’ 3rd Goal (To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans)
Lunch afterwards (optional): Dim Sum II, 17 Eastman St., Cranford (Please rsvp by March14th to email@example.com.)
Please join us! Nathan’s and Lisa’s presentations promise to be very interesting, plus it’s a great opportunity to meet fellow RPCVs and learn how you can be involved in bringing our Peace Corps experience back home!
At the board meeting on January 11, RPCV-NJ welcomed new board members!
Board of Directors 2014
Pictured left to right: Christie Musa; Barbara Kelly, President; Geraldine Gillio; Michael Brady, Secretary; Lisa Nicolaison; Douglas Donovan;
Not pictured: Edythe Ben-Israel, Treasurer
Thanks to all our board members for a great 2013 and we’re looking forward to a wonderful new year!
Save the date and join us in Washington DC! The NPCA (National Peace Corps Association) organizes a National Day of Action to lobby on behalf of the Peace Corps.
This year’s Day of Action is February 27, 2014. RPCV-NJ’s advocacy liaison, Rowland Bennett, will be heading down to DC with a number of RPCV-NJ members to talk with our elected representatives.
Join in! We need you! Are you a recently returned volunteer? Has it been a while since you’ve participated in an RPCV-NJ event? This is the perfect time to get involved. Contact Rowland (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about what happens on Capitol Hill during the National Day of Action, and for information about this year’s agenda.
You can read about current issues on our advocacy page.
Part of the RPCV-NJ group in Washington DC for the Day Of Action 2013 – Advocacy Liaison Rowland Bennett on the right and President Barbary Kelly second from the left
The annual Reach Out NJ! campaign is under way. Help us raise funds for Peace Corps Partnership projects for volunteers from New Jersey, as well as advocacy in Washington DC and outreach projects around New Jersey.
Read all about our campaign here. Thanks for supporting RPCV-NJ!
Returned Volunteers gathered on Sunday, November 24th to enjoy excellent Italian food at Antonio’s in Monroe Township, Middlesex County. RPCVs present served in Brazil, India, Iran, Jamaica, Nigeria, Romania, Tunisia, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Several RPCVs from the group who gathered for the meal departed the restaurant to join other RPCVs with guests at a nearby school and all were treated to a entertaining performance of the Blues Brothers Revue. Nancie Gunkelman, RPCV and member of the Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission, made complimentary tickets available to the group of 18 for this event. Thank you Nancie!
Dinner and Show in Monroe Township - review