Welcome to the new rpcvw.org!
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A recap on our efforts to create a new logo and website for the group.
RPCV/W Represented at national conference
Boston was the site of the 2013 Peace Corps Connect annual conference, bringing together representatives of the community from all over the country to meet and and share ideas on promoting the third goal. The RPCV/W delegation included President Mariko Schmitz, Social Director Courtney Dunham, PR Director Chris Robinson, and Board Member Emeritus Arvis Layton. They met with RPCVs and group leaders from as far away as Hawaii.
The polls are open. Meet the 2013 candidates!
Here's the sample ballot for the upcoming elections. Members will vote on new directors, a new logo, and the recipient of our Partnership for Peace award.
RPCV/W tradition honors JFK on his 96th birthday
Since 1985, RPCV/W has held a simple ceremony of remembrance at the gravesite of John F. Kennedy, founder of the Peace Corps. This year, we choose May 29, 2013, which would have been his 96th birthday.
Nominations are open for the 2013-14 Board of Directors.
Each summer, RPCV/W holds its Annual Meeting as stipulated in its bylaws. All RPCV/W Members and their guests are welcome at this catered event. This year, our Summer Barbecue will be held at the National Zoo on June 22 from 12 - 3pm.
RPCV/W President Chris Austin at State Department Roundtable on PEPFAR
RPCV/W President Chris Austin was invited to a Conversations With America roundtable discussion on the 10-year anniversary of PEPFAR.
Supporting the BEST Kids' 5K
On Saturday May 11, RPCV/W supported the BEST Kids 5K Race and Kids' Fun Run.
RPCV/W's Communications Strategy Part 2: Taking Action
Part 2 of our ongoing initiative to describe how we get the word out and how similar groups can do the same.
Building Resume and Interview Skills in Columbia Heights
RPCVs know well the challenges of finding a job and constantly improving one's resume! But for people who speak English as a second language, had little formal education, and no university career center or Peace Corps job resources, navigating the resume writing process can be a challenge.