<!-- 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/professional_development_job_search_q_a">Professional Development - [Virtual] Job Search Discussion, Q&A, Peer Mentoring</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/professional_development_job_search_q_a" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4201/meta_images/original/RPCVW_Presents_%281%29.png?1708409993" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4201/meta_images/original/RPCVW_Presents_%281%29.png?1708409993" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, February 24 - 04:00 PM 2024 </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/professional_development_job_search_q_a" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center">Virtual</h3> <p><span>Join us for a virtual event designed to help Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) find jobs. The event includes a short presentation on job search strategies, a peer mentoring breakout session, and a Q&amp;A session. It's a great opportunity to learn, share, and get answers to your career questions.</span></p> <h2><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>PLEASE RSVP HERE TO RECEIVE A VIRTUAL MEETING LINK PRIOR TO THE EVENT. </strong></span></h2> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/live_at_the_library_with_rpcvs_across_dhs">Live At The Library with RPCVs Across DHS</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/live_at_the_library_with_rpcvs_across_dhs" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4193/meta_images/original/unnamed.jpg?1705075852" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4193/meta_images/original/unnamed.jpg?1705075852" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, February 29 - 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/live_at_the_library_with_rpcvs_across_dhs" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=101+Independence+Ave+SE%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20540%2C+United+States">Library of Congress</a></h3> <p>Let's join our friends at RPCVs Across DHS for Happy Hour at the Live at the Library event at the Library of Congress. To RSVP to the event please register at the link below. You must register for a ticket. If you DON'T have a ticket, you will not be allowed to enter the library. </p> <h1><strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-XHZou2XDHnXthavHZyOUgzza4r_WldSThB40K7NZEwZx3w/viewform">REGISTER HERE</a></strong></h1> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/growing_together_stories_from_the_peace_corps">Growing Together Stories from the Peace Corps</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/growing_together_stories_from_the_peace_corps" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4200/meta_images/original/Growing_Together_Stories_from_the_Peace_Corps.png?1707204466" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4200/meta_images/original/Growing_Together_Stories_from_the_Peace_Corps.png?1707204466" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Friday, March 01 - 06:00 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/growing_together_stories_from_the_peace_corps" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2700+F+St+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20566%2C+United+States">Kennedy Center </a></h3> <p style="font-weight: 400;">SAVE THE DATE! In honor of Peace Corps Week. Peace Corps will be a hosting an event at the Kennedy Center -<span> </span><span><a href="https://www.kennedy-center.org/whats-on/millennium-stage/2024/march/peace-corps/"><strong><em>Growing Together Stories from the Peace Corps</em></strong></a><em>. </em>This will be at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on <strong>Friday, March 1, 2024 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST</strong>. Nine storytellers from across the Peace Corps network, including current Volunteers, RPCVs and community partners from around the world.</span></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Online advance reservations for a given performance date will open on a rolling basis, opening every Wednesday two weeks out from the date on Wednesday, February 14th. </strong></span></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><span>The event will be in person but there is will also be a <a href="https://www.kennedy-center.org/whats-on/millennium-stage/2024/march/peace-corps/">LIVESTREAM</a> via the Kennedy Center's event page for those that cannot attend in person. </span></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>This is NOT an RPCV/W event. </strong></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/peace_corps_week_clean_up_event_with_rpcvs_epa">Peace Corps Week Clean-Up Event with RPCVs@EPA</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/peace_corps_week_clean_up_event_with_rpcvs_epa" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4202/meta_images/original/IMG_1853.jpg?1708496544" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4202/meta_images/original/IMG_1853.jpg?1708496544" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, March 02 - 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/peace_corps_week_clean_up_event_with_rpcvs_epa" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3214+11th+Pl+SE%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20032%2C+United+States">Potomac Conservancy and Ward 8 Woods to</a></h3> <div dir="ltr">Let’s join our friends at RPCVs@EPA and celebrate the end of Peace Corps Week with some community service! Join us with Potomac Conservancy and Ward 8 Woods to help pick up trash and remove invasive species. </div> <div dir="ltr"></div> <h2 dir="ltr"><strong>REGISTER<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/watershed-cleanup-tickets-835875475047?aff=oddtdtcreator"> HERE</a></strong></h2> <div dir="ltr">**This is not an RPCV/W Event.</div> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/paintball_adventure">RPCV/W Paintball Adventure</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/paintball_adventure" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4194/meta_images/original/world_art_day_%282%29.png?1706195794" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4194/meta_images/original/world_art_day_%282%29.png?1706195794" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, March 02 - 01:00 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/paintball_adventure" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=20267+Hogback+Mountain+Rd%2C+Leesburg%2C+VA+20175%2C+United+States">Hogback Mountain Paintball</a></h3> <p>Let's go Paintballing at Hogback Mountain about an hour west of DC. The cost is $60 p/p and is part of a group package for three hours from 2-5pm. We will meet at Paintball at 130pm but plan on leaving DC no later than 12pm. We will send out an email prior to the event to coordinate rides. Let's plan on grabbing food/drink afterward on the way home. </p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/capitol_hill_advocacy_days_happy_hour">Capitol Hill Advocacy Days Happy Hour</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/capitol_hill_advocacy_days_happy_hour" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4196/meta_images/original/RPCVW_Presents.png?1708062019" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4196/meta_images/original/RPCVW_Presents.png?1708062019" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Wednesday, March 06 - 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/capitol_hill_advocacy_days_happy_hour" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=410+First+St+SE%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20003%2C+United+States">Bullfeathers on the Hill</a></h3> <p><span>RPCV/W would like to welcome members of the Peace Corps community from around the Nation as they come together for National Peace Corps Association's annual <a href="https://advocacy.peacecorpsconnect.org/">Capitol Hill Day of Advocacy</a> on March 7th. RPCV/W will host a Pre-Advocacy Day <em><strong>Happy Hour</strong></em> at <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/z5xta1EJuCfxJxXX6">Bullfeathers on the Hill</a> the evening before Advocacy Day on Wednesday, March 6th from 630pm-9pm. Please look for the Peace Cops flag when you arrive at Bullfeathers. </span></p> <p><strong>Volunteer in the Days Leading Up To Capitol Hill Day? </strong>If you live in the Washington D.C. area (or are coming into town early) and potentially can provide volunteer support in the days leading up to March 7th, please review and fill out this volunteer <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsSNWRs8BD_4IBtw6UUhEgW0OE2R0P8gr3LrW479zrZ1HtGQ/viewform">support form</a> (please note...as you will be an advocate on March 7th, we will be recruiting others to help with preparations and support on that day).</p> <div dir="ltr"> <div><span><strong>Please be mindful of the RPCV/W Community Guidelines <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.rpcvw.org/community_guidelines#:~:text=We%20will%20not%20tolerate%20racist,%2C%20meetings%2C%20and%20all%20communications." target="_blank">here</a>. We want this to be a safe, fun, and inviting space for everyone!</strong></span></div> </div> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_wine_tasting_2024">RPCV/W Wine Tasting 2024</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_wine_tasting_2024" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4197/meta_images/original/Wine_%281%29.png?1706669363" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4197/meta_images/original/Wine_%281%29.png?1706669363" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Friday, March 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/rpcv_w_wine_tasting_2024" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Washin%2C+DC+20008%2C+United+States">Jeff Schwartz Home</a></h3> <p>Come on out for our spring wine tasting at former RPCV/W Board Member Jeff Schwartz's home in Woodley Park. Award-winning Wine Educator Robert Cavanaugh of  <a rel="noopener" href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__adventurewine.com_&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&amp;r=bYevq_VM3DumROScrxzv--ggNlqN49I2uJBnBm22ycw&amp;m=MftNxsL0tTQI7NL8d_JHRCgWBKGykIvHZPl_j9QejA0JOxTlCgc5PpN09XN1F3N9&amp;s=7IKLyXDb9OccjXQD6dQ0qUC8yCXhxHDL4Aqqz4VqfRU&amp;e=" target="_blank">Adventure Wine LLC</a> will be our guide for an evening adventure into the world of wines. The suggested donation is $30 and includes wine, charcuterie, educational material and a lot of fun You do not need to bring anything. The location of the event will be sent 48 prior to the event to all RSVP attendees. Registration is limited to 30 people.  Hope to see you there!</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_annual_gala_2024">RPCV/W Annual Gala 2024</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_annual_gala_2024" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4198/meta_images/original/Save_the_Date_%281%29.png?1706668315" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4198/meta_images/original/Save_the_Date_%281%29.png?1706668315" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, April 20 - 06:00 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/rpcv_w_annual_gala_2024" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1220+Connecticut+Ave+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20036%2C+United+States">Saint Yves</a></h3> <div class="gmail_default">Save the date! We are excited to announce RPCV/W's Annual Gala which will be happening on April 20th, 2024 at Saint Yves in DC <img class="an1" src="https://fonts.gstatic.com/s/e/notoemoji/15.0/1f973/72.png" alt="🥳"> </div> <div class="gmail_default"></div> <div class="gmail_default">More details to follow!</div> <div class="gmail_default"></div> <div class="gmail_default">We are currently looking for community members to join the Gala planning committee, help us make this a memorable event! If you are interested in volunteering on the committee, please reach out to Alana at<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="mailto:specialevents@rpcvw.org" target="_blank">specialevents@rpcvw.org</a> </div> <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>