<!-- Copy everything on this page and paste it in Mailchimp using the <> Source button in the editor --> <h1 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/events">Official Events</a></h1> <br><br> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/meet_the_board_2017">Joining The Board Reception</a></h2> <a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/meet_the_board_2017" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3193/meta_images/original/Meet_the_Board.png?1507560130" src="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3193/meta_images/original/Meet_the_Board.png?1507560130" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Wednesday, October 25 - 05:30 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="http://www.rpcvw.org/meet_the_board_2017" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=122+Maryland+Ave+NE%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20002%2C+United+States">Stewart Mott House</a></h3> <div>Want to join the RPCV/W board? Join us for a casual reception and information session on how RPCV/W functions and how you can get involved. <a href="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/693/attachments/original/1465842192/2016-2017BoardPositions.pdf?1465842192" target="_blank">Click here for job descriptions</a>. We look forward to welcoming you!</div> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/nov17_comm_serv_rock_creek">November Community Service: Rock Creek Trail Work</a></h2> <a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/nov17_comm_serv_rock_creek" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3201/meta_images/original/Rock_Creek_Park_Comm_Serv_2.png?1507687718" src="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3201/meta_images/original/Rock_Creek_Park_Comm_Serv_2.png?1507687718" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, October 28 - 08:30 AM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="http://www.rpcvw.org/nov17_comm_serv_rock_creek" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=5200+Glover+Rd+NW%2C+Washington+%2C+DC+20015%2C+United+States">Nature Center in Rock Creek Park</a></h3> <p>Join us on a crisp autumn morning for a trail project with <a href="http://www.patc.net/Patc/">Potomac Appalachian Trail Club</a>. PATC will lead us to a work site to assist with <span>rebuilding the erosion control on the lower end of the Whittier Trail and working on cribbing on the nearby Valley Trail. It should be a fun work trip!</span></p> <p>We will meet at 8:30 AM outside of the Nature Center in Rock Creek Park. PATC and National Park Service will supply all tools and direction. Dress in warm layers!</p> <p><a href="http://www.patc.net/Patc/">Potomac Appalachian Trail Club</a>, <span>through volunteer efforts, education and advocacy, maintains and protects the Appalachian Trail and nearby lands as well as acquiring and maintaining other trails and related facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region for the enjoyment of present and future hikers. </span></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/gala">2017 Holiday Gala and Silent Auction</a></h2> <a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/gala" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3200/meta_images/original/RPCVW-Winter-Gala-BlackWhite-Social.png?1508285836" src="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3200/meta_images/original/RPCVW-Winter-Gala-BlackWhite-Social.png?1508285836" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, December 02 - 07:00 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="http://www.rpcvw.org/gala" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=201+Massachusetts+Ave+NE%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20002%2C+United+States">201 Bar</a></h3> <p>Make sure to join us for our biggest event of year, bringing together hundreds of RPCVs and friends of all different ages and countries of service, and from all across the District-Maryland-Virginia area!</p> <hr> <!-- End Official Events, Begin Member Led Events --> <h1 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/events">Member-Led Events</a></h1> <br><br> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/archerheinzen/happy_hour_in_support_of_co_partners_of_campesinas">Happy Hour in support of Co-partners of Campesinas</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, October 24 - 05:00 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="http://www.rpcvw.org/archerheinzen/happy_hour_in_support_of_co_partners_of_campesinas" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1835+18th+St+NW%2C+Washington+D.+C.%2C+DC+20009%2C+United+States">Lauriol Plaza,</a></h3> <p>Co-partners is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that supports rural women, children and youth in El Salvador and Guatemala using a motto of "Learn, Earn, Lead". Join us for this event and help raise funds for scholarships for children and youth and vocational training for women and youth. Support us in the U. S. or join a summer volunteer trip.</p> <p>We receive half of the take on drinks--come and have a few! We sell Central <br>American crafts--get going on your Holiday shopping!</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/bethanyolson/zambia_independence_day_party">Zambia Independence Day Party</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, October 24 - 07:00 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="http://www.rpcvw.org/bethanyolson/zambia_independence_day_party" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=4828+W+st+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20018%2C+United+States"></a></h3> <p>Join us on Tuesday, October 24th to celebrate Zambian Indepence Day with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Zambian Nationals, and friends of Zambia! Everyone is welcome and invited to participate in the festivities and celebrate Zambian culture. <br> It's a potluck! Bring your favorite Zambian relish or American dish to share. We will provide lots of nshima to go around. Participate in our indepedence day photo booth, games, and great conversation. Dust off your best chitenge outfits and dress in Zambia fashion.</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/994/story_telling_slam">Story Telling Slam</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Monday, October 30 - 06:30 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="http://www.rpcvw.org/994/story_telling_slam" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1523+22nd+St+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20037%2C+United+States">Beir Baron</a></h3> <p>At a moment when our citizens are more divided than ever, service year programs like AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, Teach for America, and YouthBuild bring Americans together in common purpose to tackle pressing challenges and transform their own lives. Please join Service Year Alliance’s Washington, D.C. chapter Monday, October 30th, 6:30 at Bier Baron for a Service Story Slam and learn about the impact service has on individuals, communities, and the country.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you are interested in getting on stage and telling us your story, please consider coming to our story telling training, being held on October 16 at the Mt. Pleasant Library at 7:00PM. Please sign up here: <a href="https://goo.gl/FSEqd3" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/FSEqd3</a> </p> <p> </p> <p>Millions of lives have been transformed by national service, yet funding for service year opportunities is under threat. Join us at this critical moment to celebrate service year programs and the men and women who serve. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. While this event is free, please RSVP (<a href="http://about.serviceyear.org/service_story_slam2_0" target="_blank">http://about.serviceyear.org/service_story_slam2_0</a>) so we know how many people to expect.</p> <hr>