Social and Service Events


 Make your  gift list now and pick up a supply of the beautiful 2015 International Calendars on sale for only $12.00 at MNRPCV Events now to the end of the year.

To purchase your calendars online, click on the 2015 International Calendar cover below: 

2015 Calendar Cover Image




November Metro Dinner – Afghani CuisineMonday, November 10, 6:30 pm

Khyber Pass Cafe, 1571 Grand Avenue, St. Paul

Join us for “A tour of the sizzling kebabs and piquant chutneys of Afghan cuisine.” Whatever our Minnesota weather has in store for us in November, there will be warmth and friendship awaiting you as we enjoy the spices and tastes of Afghani food. RSVP to:


Kyhber Pass Cafe:


Cook for Kids and Moms

Tuesday, November 11, 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Jeremiah Program, 1510 Laurel Avenue, Minneapolis

It’s time for another “Cook for Kids and Moms” event at our partner organization, the Jeremiah Program. The event will be 4:30-6:30 PM at Jeremiah’s facility in downtown Minneapolis (1510 Laurel Ave.) Help prepare a meal for single moms and their children, or drop off a dessert. To volunteer to help or to get further information, contact Gary Bank at: with “Jeremiah” in the subject line.

Jeremiah Program:


Give to the MAX Day

November 13, 2014

Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 13, 2014.  Each year GiveMN holds a 24-hour give-a-thon to ignite generosity in Minnesota. Your donation at will help support the MNRPCV Grant Program and other service efforts. MNRPCV offers grants each spring to PCVs and RPCVs to support humanitarian projects. Your donation will assist with continued support of community projects around the globe!  Scheduled giving will be available between November 1 and November 13, 2014.

You can also show your support by wearing green on November 13th!

Service Event: Second Harvest Heartland

Saturday, November 15, 12:30-2:30 pm

Second Harvest Heartland in Golden Valley

Join MNRPCV to sort and re-pack food from food drives and donations, re-package bulk food such as pasta or cereal into consumer size packages, sort and salvage damaged products or food items, or label cans. The items packed by MNRPCV will go to Second Harvest Heartland’s partner agencies, including food shelves and soup kitchens that serve people at risk for hunger.

This volunteer opportunity requires that you are able to stand for several hours. If you are interested in volunteering with MNRPCV, please send an e-mail to Anne Kanyusik Yoakum at with your name, e-mail and telephone number.  She will add you to the volunteer roster and send you more detailed information.



MNRPCV Annual Holiday Party

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Home Charles and Terri Stander

574 Summit Avenue, St. Paul MN 55102

The Stander family, Charles (Korea 1971-73) and Terri and their children will again be our hosts for the Annual Holiday Party. Here is what you can look forward to:

  • Enjoy a traditional Peace Corps potluck with RPCV-prepared creative cuisine
  • Bring a special (large) dish to share – we’ll have a crowd of hearty RPCV eaters.
  • Show your world knowledge in the annual Geography Quiz – help your team be the winner.
  • Bring a non-perishable food donation for Neighborhood House at the Wellstone Center.
  • Get your 2015 calendars – only $12 each – enjoy images from Peace Corps countries all year.
  • Re-up your MNRPCV membership or join for the first time at the party ( first year is free!)
  • Learn how to join the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA)
  • Meet the 2014-2015 MNRPCV Board of Directors.
  • Share the holiday spirit with one of the greatest group of people you’ll ever meet.
  • Bring the kids and leave them with a MNRPCV-provided babysitter.
  • You can be a helper too – before, after or during this big event, to volunteer, contact Anna at:

If you have ever been to the MNRPCV Holiday Party, you know how great this event is. If you haven’t, come once and you won’t want to miss it in the future. Put it on your calendar now and watch for updates and parking details on,, and the MNRPCV Facebook Group and Page.


Cookies, Carols and Camaraderie!

Friday, December 19, 6:30 PM

20030 Holt Ave W, Lakeville, MN 55044

‘Tis the season! Join us for a festive evening at the home of Jess Brogger. Jess will provide the flour, sugar, and fresh eggs from the family farm—bring the rest of your ingredients to bake cookies for a cookie swap. Please RSVP with your cookie selection by 12/13 to Jess at 952-220-7469 or


2015 MNRPCV Ski Weekend

January 30th to February 1st,
2015Edgewood Resort in Park Rapids  
Mark your calendars for the ever popular MNRPCV Ski Weekend!We’ll be in Blackbear (large Cabin 1) and nearby Cabin 3, what we’ve normally had, cooking and sharing meals together, playing games, skiing on the frozen lake or at Itasca State  if you want to see the cabins.A $75 per person check (for the entire weekend!) secures your spot. Send to:Curt Rahman, 4209 Browndale Ave, St. Louis Park, MN 55416Call with questions and do join us for a fantastic and relaxing weekend.Curt Rahman 612-207-5411and Cindy Jurgensen 612-207-7337Have questions about 2015 MNRPCV Ski Weekend!? Contact Curt Rahman Register here:  2015 MNRPCV Ski Weekend!