<!-- 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_annual_summer_bbq">RPCV/W Annual Summer BBQ!</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_annual_summer_bbq" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3393/meta_images/original/RPCVW_BBQ_2018.png?1527035045" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3393/meta_images/original/RPCVW_BBQ_2018.png?1527035045" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, June 23 - 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_annual_summer_bbq" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center">Congressional Cemetery </h3> <p>This year we will be holding the event at the Congressional Cemetery, one of the most unique event places in DC! Located a few blocks from the Potomac Ave Metro, off the blue/orange/silver lines. This is a family event and one of the biggest of the year. We will have delicious food, including veggie options, as well as an assortment of beverages. A variety of lawn games and activities will be held throughout the duration of the event.</p> <p>UPDATE: We've just added the option to pay for your ticket using Venmo! Use the details below to do so. Looking forward to seeing you there!</p> <p><span>Submit your Venmo payment - prices listed below - to the following email address: <a rel="noopener" href="mailto:gantil@gmail.com" target="_blank">gantil@gmail.com</a> (or search by phone number: 301-256-7191).</span></p> <p><strong>About the cemetery:</strong></p> <p>"Created in 1807, Congressional Cemetery is, despite its name, a privately owned 35-acre tract, rising at the exact point in Southeast Washington, D.C., where the city sloughs off its urban grid and bristles up into forested hills. Standing at the cemetery’s summit, you can look down on the Anacostia River and, across the river, to the rumpled beech and maple woodlands of Fort Dupont Park. </p> <p>Cemeteries, for most of us 21st-century citizens, are strictly utilitarian places. We come, we go, as quickly as propriety allows. By contrast, many of the great garden cemeteries of the 19th century were conceived by landscape architects steeped in Romanticism. The undulating paths are richly varied woodlands were designed to attract the eye and the visitor. And indeed, the people who flocked there by the thousands were only rarely in a mood to mourn. Lovers wooed along the shaded lanes; families, gaily dressed and giddy at escaping the city’s miasma, dragged blankets and picnic baskets after them. Weddings happened here, concerts, sporting events. Hard as it is to believe now, cemeteries were America’s first parks." Read more <a href="https://savingplaces.org/stories/the-graveyard-shift-congressional-cemetery-washington-dc#.Wvhe2JH3ahA">here</a> and <a href="http://www.congressionalcemetery.org/about-us.asp">here</a>. </p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/june_meal_volunteer_event_at_calvary_women_s_services">June Meal Volunteer Event at Calvary Women's Services</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/june_meal_volunteer_event_at_calvary_women_s_services" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3450/meta_images/original/Calvary_Women's_Services_June-1.png?1529247377" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3450/meta_images/original/Calvary_Women's_Services_June-1.png?1529247377" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, June 23 - 05:45 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/june_meal_volunteer_event_at_calvary_women_s_services" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1217+Good+Hope+St+SE%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20001%2C+United+States">Calvary Women's Services </a></h3> <p><span>Have a few hours to spare? Women Empowering Women of RPCV/W has the perfect opportunity for you! Join us at this month's serving at Calvary Women's Services. We will provide a meal for their first dinner shift as part of our monthly commitment to the organization. </span></p> <p><span>Calvary Women’s Services empowers homeless women in Washington, DC, to transform their lives through housing, health, education, and employment programs.</span></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/june_story_slam">Story Slam</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/june_story_slam" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3456/meta_images/original/Story_Slam.png?1529603571" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3456/meta_images/original/Story_Slam.png?1529603571" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, June 28 - 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/june_story_slam" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=400+First+St+SE%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20003%2C+United+States">Tortilla Coast</a></h3> <p>Share your health and wellness story in our upcoming story slam. Please contact secretary@rpcvw.org if you plan to share your story at the event for more details. </p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/folklife_festival">Smithsonian Folklife Festival</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/folklife_festival" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3451/meta_images/original/Smithsonian_Folk_Festival.png?1529263887" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3451/meta_images/original/Smithsonian_Folk_Festival.png?1529263887" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, June 30 - 11:30 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/folklife_festival" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Washington+%2C+DC%2C+United+States">Smithsonian Metro, National Mall</a></h3> <p>Come on out to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival! We will meet by the Smithsonian Metro on the National Mall at 11:30 and will grab a bite to eat at the festival before perusing the Catalonian and Armenian booths. You can find out more about this year's festival <a href="https://festival.si.edu">here</a>. </p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/com_serv_with_upwardly_global">Community Service Event: Mock Interview & Speed Networking With Upwardly Global </a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/com_serv_with_upwardly_global" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3457/meta_images/original/UpGlo_Interview_and_SP_Networking.jpg?1529693189" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3457/meta_images/original/UpGlo_Interview_and_SP_Networking.jpg?1529693189" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, July 12 - 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/com_serv_with_upwardly_global" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1440+G+St+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20005%2C+United+States">WeWork White House</a></h3> <p>Join RPCV/W and <a href="https://www.upwardlyglobal.org/">Upwardly Global</a> for the Mock Interview &amp; Speed Networking event for immigrant job seekers. RPCVs will work one-on-one with job seekers to provide general job interview practice and provide networking advice .</p> <p>Upwardly Global works to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees, to help integrate this population into the U.S. professional workforce. </p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcvw_goes_to_peace_corps_connect">RPCVW goes to Peace Corps Connect</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcvw_goes_to_peace_corps_connect" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3452/meta_images/original/Peace_CorpsConnect_Road_Trip.png?1529269662" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3452/meta_images/original/Peace_CorpsConnect_Road_Trip.png?1529269662" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, August 23 - 11:00 AM through August 27, 2018 </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/rpcvw_goes_to_peace_corps_connect" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center">RPCVW goes to Peace Corps Connect</h3> <p>Every year the National Peace Corps Association holds an annual conference called Peace Corps Connect. This year it will be held in the Pocanos in Pennsylvania! RPCVW will be taking two vans from the DMV area up to the conference and back. Please join us and reserve your spot today!</p> <p>The NPCA has generously given us a %10 discount on conference registration when using "rideshare10". Please take a look at the conference website for more details on the conference and registration <a href="https://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/events/peace-corps-connect-2018">prices</a>. Discounted prices for recently Returned Volunteers!</p> <p>For those who have RSVP'd, the organizers will contact people to arrange an exact time and location for pick up.</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>