Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary - Support a Sister!

We have a fabulous opportunity to support our wonderful AXO ETE Treasurer Jennifer (Theta Lambda, Clemson) all this week (and month) as the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the creation of the Peace Corps! Jenn has been involved in every aspect of the planning so I hope you might be able to attend one or more of the events.

For those of you who didn't know, Jennifer served in the Peace Corps in Botswana (Africa) from 1993-95.

Calendar of Events
50th Anniversary Celebration of the U.S. Peace Corps
February 28, 2011 – April 9, 2011; Tallahassee, Florida
Hosted by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of North Florida

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 (2 – 6pm)
Global House Party hosted by Ferdy Mazoleny (Jamaica '84). Please call 561-1011 for directions.
Kick-off for “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” Shoe Drive (through April 3). Contact Ellen Meyi (Paraguay '02) at 891-6540 or 491-1517 and she will bring you a Soles4Souls collection box. [Collection boxes will be at Good Friends Fitness and at the Alpha Chi Omega house.]

Thursday, March 3, 2011
(11:00am – 12:00pm)
Perspectives hosted by Tom Flanagan, WFSU 88.9 FM
Tune in to listen and call-in to talk to former Peace Corps volunteers about Peace Corps and the 50th anniversary. Mark Mahoney (Chile '80 and Ecuador '77), Charlie Clark (Liberia '76), Alethea Parker (SE Peace Corps Recruiter, Cameroon '08) and Dana Brosig (Uganda '10) will be live on the radio!
(5:30 – 7:30pm)
Peace Corps Information Session and Panel Discussion, FSU Center for Global Engagement, Auditorium. Please join Alethea Parker, SE Peace Corps Recruiter (Cameroon '08) for a lively discussion on the Peace Corps and hear from former volunteers about their experience.

Friday, March 4, 2011 (6:00 – 9:00pm)
Opening Reception: RPCV Art from Our Countries
FSU's Center for Global Engagement, Reflections Gallery
Hosted by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of North Florida
Exhibit runs through March 15

Saturday, April 2, 2011 (8:30am – 5pm)
Springtime Tallahassee Parade and Jubilee in the Park. Join RPCVs marching in the Springtime Tallahassee Parade to celebrate 50 years of service around the world. Twenty-four flags will be carried by local RPCVs that represent countries where Tallahasseans have served. Volunteer walkers and table hosts are still needed. Contact Jennifer Sue Butler Harris (Botswana '95) @ 850-559-0742 if you can participate!

Saturday, April 9, 2011 (10:00am – 4:00pm)
Peace Celebration, Midtown Tallahassee
Join the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of North Florida along with more than 200 community organizations to celebrate the great work local organizations do to make our community great!

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