<!-- 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/lgbtq_mixer">LGBTQ+ Mixer</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/lgbtq_mixer" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3807/meta_images/original/Happy_Mom_Day_Social_Media_Post_%281%29.png?1589816189" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3807/meta_images/original/Happy_Mom_Day_Social_Media_Post_%281%29.png?1589816189" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Friday, June 05 - 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/lgbtq_mixer" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"></h3> <p><strong>Update: In light of events happening this week and to maintain focus, we will be cancelling this event. Please send any concerns to social@rpcvw.org. </strong></p> <p>Join RPCV/W as we kick off our celebration of Pride! There will be games, story telling, chatting and more!</p> <p>This event is a part of our <em>RPCV/W Celebrates Pride</em> event series!</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/book_untamed">A Book Celebration: Untamed </a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/book_untamed" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3806/meta_images/original/Happy_Mom_Day_Social_Media_Post.png?1589812506" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3806/meta_images/original/Happy_Mom_Day_Social_Media_Post.png?1589812506" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Monday, June 08 - 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/book_untamed" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"></h3> <p><strong>Update: In light of events happening over the next week and to maintain focus, we will be cancelling this event. Please send any concerns to social@rpcvw.org. </strong></p> <p>Join RPCV/W for a book club/celebration featuring Untamed by Glennon Doyle. You can check the book out online through your local library or request it through your favorite local book store. </p> <p>This event is a part of our <em>RPCV/W Celebrates Pride</em> event series!</p> <p> </p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/bike_touring_101">Bike Touring 101: Out the Door and Onto the Road</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/bike_touring_101" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3810/meta_images/original/Bike_Touring_101.png?1590628672" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3810/meta_images/original/Bike_Touring_101.png?1590628672" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, June 11 - 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/bike_touring_101" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"></h3> <div class="gmail_default"> <p>Thinking about adventuring after COVID? Join RPCV/W for our travel series, inspiring RPCVs to plan post-COVID experiences.</p> <p>If you have ever dreamed of long-distance cycling: rolling with your life on your back, wind in your hair, seeing the world from a dirt path, and maybe having a flat tire here and there, join RPCV/W for a chat about how to get started with bike-touring! And if you have been on the road yourself, join us to share some stories and ideas as we all dream of our next adventure! </p> <p>Jenna Smith, of PinkguacamoleTravels.com, will get the wheel rolling with some tips she has learned from cycling across Europe and around Madagascar (her country of service), as well as hosting bike tourists and building routes in the random places she has lived. </p> <p>Make sure to submit your hiking questions to Social@RPCVW.org prior to the event. </p> </div> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/singles_game_night">Singles Game Night</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/singles_game_night" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3809/meta_images/original/Beige_American_Flag_Armed_Forces_Day_Social_Media_Graphic.png?1590937888" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3809/meta_images/original/Beige_American_Flag_Armed_Forces_Day_Social_Media_Graphic.png?1590937888" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Friday, June 12 - 08:00 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/singles_game_night" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"></h3> <p><strong>Update: We can no longer accept RSVPs from women interested in men. We still have space for all other identities and preferences. </strong></p> <p><span>Welcome to RPCV/W Singles Game Night! Spend the evening meeting other RPCV singles by playing games. Different games and activities will be hosted in small groups, participants will rotate through different groups to meet several people. You'll have a chance to chat, talk, and laugh, and maybe find that special someone. </span><br><br><span>After you RSVP, please complete this <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyiLa2HYemcPCF8qVxuOgIKebSB7xsZ3g3PtItDcCxmzAinQ/viewform?usp=sf_link">form</a>. If you have any questions, please contact Social@RPCVW.org. </span></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/salon_lgbtq">Peace Corps Service & LGBTQ+ identity</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/salon_lgbtq" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3808/meta_images/original/Salon.png?1589911262" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3808/meta_images/original/Salon.png?1589911262" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Friday, June 19 - 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/salon_lgbtq" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"></h3> <p><span>Join a small group of RPCVs as we discuss our experiences in Peace Corps as an LGBTQ+ individual. All are welcome to join, even those who don't identify. </span></p> <p><span>This event is a part of our </span><em>RPCV/W Celebrates Pride</em><span> event series! </span></p> <p><span>Wine, Cheese &amp; ... is a salon series offered by RPCV/W to create intentional, diverse, and inclusive spaces and conversations with members.</span></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/15620/pride_story_slam">Story Slam: The LGBTQIA+ Experience ONLINE</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, June 23 - 04:00 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/15620/pride_story_slam" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Zoom+%2C+.%2C+DC+20008%2C+United+States">Virtual Meeting</a></h3> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from returned Volunteers. Hear stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Note: We will be holding this event on a virtual platform instead of in-person. Please register to ensure that you receive access to join the event.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">For questions about this event, contact <a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:driley@peacecorps.gov">DuVale Riley</a><span> </span>at<span> </span><a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:driley@peacecorps.gov">driley@peacecorps.gov</a>.</p> <hr>