<!-- 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_home_buying_workshop_april_20190306">RPCV/W Home-Buying Seminar </a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_home_buying_workshop_april_20190306" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3600/meta_images/original/April_6th.png?1553045330" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3600/meta_images/original/April_6th.png?1553045330" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, April 06 - 10:00 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_home_buying_workshop_april_20190306" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=11+Dupont+Cir+NW%2C+Washington+%2C+DC+20036%2C+United+States">Real Living at Home Real Estate Office - Dupont </a></h3> <p>Are you looking to buy a home in 2019, but don’t know where to start? Are you worried that you don’t have enough saved for a down payment? Do you want to put together a plan to buy a home in the future? Please join us on Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 am for a free home-buying seminar.</p> <p>Presenters include Dina Paxenos, Realtor with RLAH and an RPCV who served in Senegal/Guinea; JD Teitelman, Mortgage Loan Officer of First Savings Mortgage and an RPCV/W member; and Brandon Shepard, Attorney of District Title, who will discuss the home buying process and answer all your questions.</p> <p>The event will cover:</p> <ul> <li>Why You Need a Realtor</li> <li>Market Conditions</li> <li>The 7 Questions First Time Homebuyers Are Afraid to Ask</li> <li>Low &amp; No Down Payment Buying Programs</li> <li>What is a Title Company &amp; What Do They Do</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rpcvw-homebuying-seminar-april-tickets-58610098382"><strong>Please RSVP</strong> </a><strong><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rpcvw-homebuying-seminar-april-tickets-58610098382">here</a>.</strong> </p> <p>A continental breakfast, mimosas, juice &amp; coffee will be served.</p> <p>All those in attendance will be entered in a raffle to win prizes.</p> <p>Want to meet Dina or JD before the class or have a quick question? Feel free to email them at <span><a href="mailto:dina@dinapaxenos.com">dina@dinapaxenos.com</a> </span>or <span><a href="mailto:jdteitelman@firstsavings.com">jdteitelman@firstsavings.com</a></span>.</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/international_development_career_panel">International Development Career Panel </a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/international_development_career_panel" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3601/meta_images/original/Final_Career_Panel.png?1553447643" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3601/meta_images/original/Final_Career_Panel.png?1553447643" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, April 09 - 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/international_development_career_panel" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Shriver+Hall+1111+20th+St+NW%2C+Washington+DC%2C+DC+20036%2C+United+States">Peace Corps HQ (Shriver Hall) </a></h3> <p>Interested in a career in International Development? Join us for RPCV/W's first career panel of the year. Panelists working in the International Development sector will respond to questions from the moderator and the audience. Informal networking to follow the event. Panelist and organization information will be updated closer to the event date.  </p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/the_peace_corps_today_in_conversation_with_director_jody_olsen">The Peace Corps Today - In Conversation with Director Jody Olsen</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/the_peace_corps_today_in_conversation_with_director_jody_olsen" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3604/meta_images/original/unnamed.jpg?1553534939" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3604/meta_images/original/unnamed.jpg?1553534939" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Friday, April 12 - 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/the_peace_corps_today_in_conversation_with_director_jody_olsen" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1+Veterans+Pl%2C+Silver+Spring%2C+MD+20910%2C+United+States">Silver Spring Civic Center</a></h3> <p>Join us for a special Film &amp; Lecture Series Program: <em>The Peace Corps Today in Conversation with Director Jody Olsen </em>on Friday, April 12th at 7 pm. SSTCi Executive Director Lisa Martin will join Director Olsen in a conversation about the <a href="https://www.peacecorps.gov/">Peace Corps</a> today, how it has changed over the last 10, 20, 30 years and where is it headed. </p> <p> </p> <p>This program is presented in partnership with Silver Spring Town Center. The program will begin with a Peace Corps-themed international potluck. Participants are asked to bring a favorite international dish. Beverages will be provided. <strong>Please RSVP to <a href="mailto:lisa@silverspringtowncenter.com">lisa@silverspringtowncenter.com</a>. </strong></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="https://www.rpcvw.org/kristhiel/profs_and_pints_africa">Profs and Pints: Africa</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, March 26 - 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/kristhiel/profs_and_pints_africa" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1847+NW+Columbia+Rd%2C+Washington+%2C+DC+20009%2C+United+States">La POP DC</a></h3> <p><span>Profs and Pints presents: Outsiders Wreak Havoc in Africa, with Elizabeth Schmidt, professor of history at Loyola University Maryland and author of Foreign Intervention in Africa after the Cold War.</span><br><br><span>To outsiders, the word Africa often conjures up images of a continent in crisis, a place riddled with war and corruption and imploding from disease and starvation. Many regularly place the blame for Africans' plight on Africans themselves.</span><br><br><span>Elizabeth Schmidt, a historian and author of several books on Africa, will challenge such myths in a talk that examines the historical roots of Africa's contemporary problems.</span></p> <hr>