Peace Corps and NPCA

Celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Peace Corps at the annual RPCV conference in Washington, Sept 21–25

The National Peace Corps Association’s Peace Corps Connect: Peace Corps Beyond will be holding its annual conference in Washington, D.C. September 21st through September 25th and celebrating 55 years of Peace Corps.

For general information and registration for the conference click on the following link:  Peace Corps Connect registration 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:  There is a special film presentation on Thursday, September 21st from 10:30am to 12noon on the Eritrean refugee crisis, followed by a discussion with the America Team for Displaced Eritreans to learn more about the issues and how you can get involved.

Bete Giyorgis in Lalibela

Bete Biyorgis in Lalibela

And now a message from the chair of the E&E RPCVs local arrangements committee, Amanda Sutker:

We are looking forward to participating in the National Peace Corps Association’s Peace Corps  Connect conference this September.

Our group has reserved a block of rooms at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport for the event at the following rates: September 21 – $234; September 22, 23, 24, 25 – $109. You may reserve your room by calling 1-800-228-9290.
Be sure to mention Ethiopia and Eritrea Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

Stelae in Axum

Stelae in Axum

In addition to NPCA’s scheduled programming, the Ethiopian ambassador will host us at the Ethiopian Embassy on Friday, September 23rd. The Ethiopia/Eritrea Returned Peace Corps group will also hold a general members meeting at the hotel on Saturday, September 24th. We will introduce the new board, present projects from the Legacy program, honor Marian Haley Beil, and hold group reunions at that time.

Amanda Sutker is chairing the local arrangements committee

Amanda Sutker is chairing the local arrangements committee

For additional questions, please contact Amanda Sutker at amsutker@gmail.com.

 


 

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