<!-- 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/speed_mentoring_june_27">Speed Mentoring</a></h2> <a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/speed_mentoring_june_27" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/1151/meta_images/original/20170627_-_Speed_Mentoring.png?1497106794" src="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/1151/meta_images/original/20170627_-_Speed_Mentoring.png?1497106794" style="width:400px;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, June 27 - 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/speed_mentoring_june_27" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2212+14th+St+NW%2C++Washington%2C+DC+20009%2C+United+States">Restaurant Judy</a></h3> <p> </p> <p>Are you looking for your first job out of Peace Corps, a new job, or to switch to a new company or field? </p> <p>Come by for our Speed Mentoring event!</p> <p>Mentors will be available to help RPCVs with resume review and other career advice in short one on one meetings.</p> <p>This is the third speed mentoring event, participants found this format to be very useful in the past, the structure is similar to having many informational interviews in a short amount of time. </p> <p>We will have a short presentation about the mentoring program, followed by the speed mentoring event, with a happy hour after.</p> <p>Expand your network, gain new perspectives for your career, and enjoy the extended happy hour!</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/potluck_dinner_2017">Country of Service Potluck Dinner</a></h2> <a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/potluck_dinner_2017" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/1154/meta_images/original/Potluck_dinner.png?1497405689" src="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/1154/meta_images/original/Potluck_dinner.png?1497405689" style="width:400px;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, June 29 - 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/potluck_dinner_2017" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2101+16th+St+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20009%2C+United+States">Camden Roosevelt at 2101 16th Street NW</a></h3> <p><span>It’s time for another Potluck Dinner! Bring a dish from your country of service and spend some time with your fellow RPCVs. A kitchen will be available to prep your food and heat up dishes if needed. Please BYOB!</span></p> <p>Don’t forget to RSVP and sign up <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CHz8oOoJtf7SJ0OHeZcIwTq1OXtbfeql1CpQP6BbvnI/edit?usp=sharing">here</a> for the dish you’re bringing!</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/first_global_international_robot_olympics">Welcome HS STEM Students from 160 Nations at International Robot Olympics</a></h2> <a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/first_global_international_robot_olympics" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/1160/meta_images/original/Optimized-FGC2017_800x800.png?1498062369" src="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/1160/meta_images/original/Optimized-FGC2017_800x800.png?1498062369" style="width:400px;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Sunday, July 16 - 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/first_global_international_robot_olympics" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1776+D+St+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20006%2C+United+States">DAR Constitution Hall</a></h3> <div>Interested in science, tech and youth education in your country of service? Come to the International Robot “Olympics” for high school-age students at Constitution Hall from <span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">July 16-18</span></span>. Attend the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/426907000980500/" target="_blank">Opening Ceremony</a> and/or <a href="http://first.global/getting-involved/volunteers/" target="_blank">volunteer as a Team Ambassador</a>. </div> <div> </div> <div> <strong><a href="http://first.global/fgc/attending/" target="_blank">160 nations are participating</a> in this year’s FIRST Global Challenge, each with one student team.</strong> These students have spent the past months studying robotics and engineering, with the goal of competing in this year’s Robot Olympics. This event is a truly unique blend of science and culture, and RPCV/W is pleased to join FIRST Global to have you there to experience it. </div> <div> </div> <div>The Opening Ceremony, which will feature speakers, a procession of nations, and a celebration of the global community, is taking place from <span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">5:30 pm to 7:00 pm</span></span> <span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">July 16</span></span>. The competition will take place on <span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">July 17 and 18</span></span>, and our Closing Ceremony will be from <span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">5:30 pm to 7:00 pm</span></span>, the night of the 18th.</div> <div> </div> <div> <strong>Prior to the opening ceremony, attendees will be able to speak with their teams of choice.</strong> This meet and greet is an incredible opportunity for cross-cultural understanding, and to learn more about any countries you have a special connection to.</div> <div> </div> <div>Bring the family, make signs, and wave flags for your country of choice! Information about specific countries attending, as well as a short bio and picture for each team, can be found at <a href="http://www.first.global" target="_blank">www.first.global</a>. </div> <div></div> <div>RSVPing on our website is optional, but it will show you which of your friends from RPCV/W are attending, so spread the word! You can also share <a href="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/1160/attachments/original/1498063385/Robot_Olympics_Brochure.pdf?1498063385" target="_blank">this PDF invitation and call for volunteers</a>. We hope to see you there! <p> </p> </div> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/summer_bbq_2017">2017 Summer BBQ at American University</a></h2> <a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/summer_bbq_2017" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/1150/meta_images/original/2017_BBQ_Canva.png?1498326278" src="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/1150/meta_images/original/2017_BBQ_Canva.png?1498326278" style="width:400px;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Sunday, August 27 - 12:00 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/summer_bbq_2017" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.945585%2C-77.0814152">Yuma Warren Plaza - American University</a></h3> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">This year we will be holding the event at American University Washington College of Law which is located a few blocks from the Tenleytown Metro. This is a family event and one of the biggest of the year. We will have delicious food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, kettle chips, seasonal fresh fruit kabobs and assorted cookies. We will also serve an assortment of non-alcoholic drinks, beer and wine. </p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Food will be served from 12:00PM - 2:00PM and beverages from 12:00PM - 3:00PM. Kids under 3 eat for free. A variety of lawn games and activities will be held throughout the duration of event. </p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Email us if you would like to request special dietary needs or accommodations. FREE garage parking available on campus. </p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><strong>Sunday Best! </strong></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><strong></strong>We encourage you to show off your country of service gear and rock it to our BBQ! </p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><strong>RPCV/W has a new calendar year! </strong></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Learn about RPCV's new calendar year which will run from January through December. The same applies to our Board Elections. We encourage you to meet the RPCV/W family and attend one of our Leadership Sessions to learn how you can get involved. Elections will now be held in November and the new board will take over for the new year! Keep an eye out for more details. </p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/1150/attachments/original/1498326218/BBQ_Image_-_NB_v2.jpg?1498326218" alt="BBQ_Image_-_NB_v2.jpg" /></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/9020/_the_most_influental_women_nwdc">The Most Influential Women World Leaders You Have Never Heard Of</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, June 27 - 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/9020/_the_most_influental_women_nwdc" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1526+NW+New+Hampshire+Ave%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20036%2C+United+States">Woman's National Democratic Club </a></h3> <p>Author and RPCV/W member Richard O'Brien discusses and answers questions about the 108 women who have served as their nation's respective Presidents or Prime Ministers. The stories, struggles, careers and accomplishments of several of the most notable and least recognized of these women will be featured. O'Brien's will discuss his conclusions and the 'Women's Mandate,' the recent trend of nations with low numbers of women legislators to pass laws creating minimum women-only seat quotas.</p> <p><a href="https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ee6ht8af724bde16&amp;oseq=&amp;c=&amp;ch=" target="_blank">Click here for tickets</a>. General tickets are $25, Student tickets are $20. Visit www.womenleaders2017.com to learn more about the 108 women who have led nations.</p> <p> </p> <hr>