<!-- 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/volunteer_gift_distribution">Volunteer Together - Gift Distribution</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/volunteer_gift_distribution" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4040/meta_images/original/Group_Volunteer_-_GIft_Distribution.jpg?1668087615" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4040/meta_images/original/Group_Volunteer_-_GIft_Distribution.jpg?1668087615" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, December 10 - 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/volunteer_gift_distribution" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center">Salvation Army in Arlington</h3> <p>Hey everyone,</p> <p>Please sign up for a gift distribution event with the Salvation Army.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>When</strong>: December 10th (Saturday) from 1pm-4pm</p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: Salvation Army in Arlington. 518 S Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA</p> <p> </p> <p>1.Salvation Army's rule is that you must be 14+.</p> <p>2. You only have to RSVP with us; we have arranged a group.</p> <p>3. If you can't make it, we understand, but please remove you RSVP so others can sign up at least a week in advance.</p> <p> </p> <p>Thanks,</p> <p>Mandy</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_holiday_party">RPCV/W Holiday Party</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_holiday_party" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4035/meta_images/original/winter_%286%29.png?1668525187" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4035/meta_images/original/winter_%286%29.png?1668525187" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, December 10 - 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/rpcv_w_holiday_party" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Washington+%2C+DC+20010%2C+United+States">Nora's House</a></h3> <p>Let's celebrate the holidays with an <em><strong>RPCV/W HOLIDAY PARTY: Ugly Sweater &amp; Cookie exchange</strong></em> at our friend RPCV/W Nora's House in the Petworth neighborhood of NW DC. Come with an epic ugly sweater and bring some cookies for the cookie exchange. H<span>ors d'oeuvres will be served. BYOB.</span> We will send a follow-up email before the event to all paid RSVPs with additional information and the address. Hope to see you there!  </p> <h3><strong>The cost to attend is $14. Payment Instructions:</strong></h3> <ol> <li> <h3><strong>Please specify the number of tickets you would like to purchase at the bottom of this page. </strong></h3> </li> <li> <h3><strong>"Click on" the <span style="text-decoration: underline;">PURCHASE TICKETS</span> button which will direct you to the RPCV/W Donation Page.</strong></h3> </li> <li> <h3><strong> Fill in your information and "click on" <span style="text-decoration: underline;">CONTINUE TO PAYPAL</span> button. </strong></h3> </li> <li> <h3><strong>Once on the PayPal website you can pay for your tickets.</strong></h3> </li> </ol> <p>Please don't hesitate to contact the RPCV/W Social Coordinator via email: <a href="mailto:social@rpcvw.org">social@rpcvw.org</a> </p> <p><em>Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, RPCV/W will host three types of events: events open to all participants, events open to fully vaccinated participants, and virtual events, in addition to abiding by CDC recommendations and guidelines. If you are not vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, we welcome you to continue to attend our virtual events. If you've recently been exposed, please follow CDC and local guidelines. RPCV/W aims to create an inclusive space for all RPCVs. If you feel like we are not living up to that standard, please connect with us through info@RPCVW.org.</em></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/gingerbread_house_palooza">Gingerbread House Palooza</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/gingerbread_house_palooza" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4043/meta_images/original/RPCVW_December_HAPPY_HOUR_%283%29.png?1670387308" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4043/meta_images/original/RPCVW_December_HAPPY_HOUR_%283%29.png?1670387308" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Wednesday, December 14 - 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/gingerbread_house_palooza" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Washington+%2C+DC+20001%2C+United+States">TBD</a></h3> <p>Let's celebrate the holidays with a Gingerbread House Palooza. Bring your creativity and we will supply the materials. Cost is $10 to cover Gingerbread Construction materials. Event location in DC and more details will be sent 48 hours prior to the event. Hope to see you there! :)</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_december_happy_hour">RPCV/W December Happy Hour</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_december_happy_hour" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4042/meta_images/original/RPCVW_December_HAPPY_HOUR.png?1670385208" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4042/meta_images/original/RPCVW_December_HAPPY_HOUR.png?1670385208" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Wednesday, December 21 - 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/rpcv_w_december_happy_hour" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=714+7th+St+NW%2C+Washington+%2C+DC+20001%2C+United+States">Rocket Bar </a></h3> <p>Join us for the <strong>RPCV/W December Happy Hour @ <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/TjdsvUt6cPZV72gP7">Rocket Bar</a> starting at 5:30pm. </strong><em>Rocket Bar</em> is a two (2) minute walk from the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station<strong>.</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Celebrate the holidays by wearing an ugly sweater</span>! Please look for the Peace Corps Flag. <strong>Bring a used name tag if you've got one! Recycle, Reduce, REUSE! :)</strong> Hope to see you there!</p> <p><em>Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, RPCV/W will host three types of events: events open to all participants, events open to fully vaccinated participants, and virtual events, in addition to abiding by CDC recommendations and guidelines. If you are not vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, we welcome you to continue to attend our virtual events. If you've recently been exposed, please follow CDC and local guidelines. RPCV/W aims to create an inclusive space for all RPCVs. If you feel like we are not living up to that standard, please connect with us through info@RPCVW.org.</em></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/jan_volunteer_cafb">January Volunteer - Capital Area Food Bank</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/jan_volunteer_cafb" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4039/meta_images/original/CAFB_December_volunteer.jpg?1668086627" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4039/meta_images/original/CAFB_December_volunteer.jpg?1668086627" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, January 05 - 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/jan_volunteer_cafb" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center">Capital Area Food Bank</h3> <p>Hey everyone,</p> <p>Please sign up for January's volunteer opportunity with the Capital Area Food Bank. We are going to try and volunteer with CAFB monthly.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>When</strong>: December 5th (Thursday) from 5:30pm-8pm</p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: Capital Area Food Bank (near the Fort Totten Metro stop). There is parking and a bike rack for volunteers available on site.</p> <p> </p> <p>1.CAFB's rules is that you must be VACCINATED and wear a MASK the whole time (https://volunteer.capitalareafoodbank.org/)</p> <p>2. You only have to RSVP with us; we have arranged a group.</p> <p>3. If you can't make it, we understand, but please remove you RSVP so others can sign up at least a week in advance.</p> <p> </p> <p>Thanks,</p> <p>Mandy</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_cabin_adventure">RPCV/W Cabin Adventure </a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_cabin_adventure" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4032/meta_images/original/RPCVW_Winter_Cabin_Adventure_%281%29.png?1667579140" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/4032/meta_images/original/RPCVW_Winter_Cabin_Adventure_%281%29.png?1667579140" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Friday, January 13 - 06:00 PM through January 16, 2023 </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_cabin_adventure" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Timberville+%2C+VA+22853%2C+United+States">Big Cabin</a></h3> <p>Let's go stay in a <a href="https://www.vrbo.com/2821234?adultsCount=12&amp;arrival=2023-01-13&amp;departure=2023-01-16&amp;unitId=3393240">big cabin</a> <em>(more like a mansion in the woods)</em> in the Shenandoah Valley for MLK Weekend. We will relax by the fireplace, enjoy the hot tub/pool table, roast marshmallows by night and by day we will go snowshoeing, winter hiking, skiing, head to the local brewery or whatever we choose to do. We will leave Friday night MLK weekend and come back Monday, MLK Day. Our RSVP limit is 12 including myself. If we cannot fill the trip by 12/20 the trip will be cancelled and your money refunded. Additional details:</p> <ol> <li>Serious RSVPs only.</li> <li>There are four bedrooms with different sleeping options and they have all been prorated. See ticket information below. </li> <li>All pricing includes Saturday/Sunday Dinner as well as Saturday/Sunday/Monday breakfast.</li> <li>Pricing does not include: <ol> <li>Friday Dinner</li> <li>BYOB</li> <li>snacks</li> <li>lunches</li> <li>transportation costs</li> <li>firewood</li> </ol> </li> <li>Once you RSVP I will contact you directly to fill out an info form so we can track sleeping arrangements as well as coordinate cars for transportation and firewood. </li> <li>The first week of 2023 we will further coordinate gear to bring, transportation, etc. </li> <li>If you RSVP and change your plans please let me know ASAP and we can make arrangements to find someone to replace you. </li> </ol> <h3><strong>Payment Instructions:</strong></h3> <ol> <li> <h3><strong>Please choose your sleeping option. Please read description. </strong></h3> <ol> <li><strong>If you choose a Queen Bed or Queen Bunk Bed w/+1 additional person. For example if you are two people choosing private room w/Queen Bed  then select the 1-ticket for Queen Bed ($300) + 1 Additional Person ($100) which will total $400. </strong></li> </ol> </li> <li> <h3><strong>"Click on" the <span style="text-decoration: underline;">PURCHASE TICKETS</span> button which will direct you to the RPCV/W Donation Page.</strong></h3> </li> <li> <h3><strong> Fill in your information and "click on" <span style="text-decoration: underline;">CONTINUE TO PAYPAL</span> button. </strong></h3> </li> <li> <h3><strong>Once on the PayPal website you can pay for your ticket</strong></h3> </li> </ol> <p><em>*If you cannot make it this time around we promise you there will be more outdoor opportunities in 2023. </em></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>