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JUNE 2015

First Annual Health Justice Awareness Day Metro Dinner

Thursday, June 25

6:00-8:00 PM

Seward Cafe (2129 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404)

The National Peace Corps Association’s Advocacy program is sponsoring the first annual national Health Justice Day on June 25th! The goal is to begin a discussion of post Peace Corps issues relating to health issues incurred, one way or another, during service. It is hoped that strategies can be developed and implemented to help RPCV’s with issues ranging from logistical issues related to health, having a network of caring individuals, to legislation regarding the health and welfare of Returned Volunteers. It is intended for us to begin this conversation at this event. Questions can be sent to Brian Ahern @ bja85@hotmail.com


JULY 2015

Fundraiser Dinner – Eastern European Cuisine

Saturday, July 11, 6:00-9:00 PM

669 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul

Plan to bring your friends and family to our Summer Fundraiser Dinner at the remarkable home of Elsa

Frettem (India 1968-70) and Bernard Gonzalez. If the weather is good, we’ll eat outside on the fabulous patio; if it rains, we’ll be plenty comfortable indoors. This time around we’re celebrating the cuisine of Eastern Europe. It’s not just meat and potatoes and borscht—the lighter summery fare is great, too! Be a cook and share your favorite dish from one of the Peace Corps countries in Eastern Europe. Your donation of only $10 per person will help support MNRPCV Grants and Services. Cooks and kids eat for free!

If you want to be a cook, or have questions about the event, please contact Christi Williams at:


PS: Did we mention invite your friends? The more the merrier, and the more we can raise for our group’s projects and grant programs!


Peace Car Comes to Town

Friday, July 31, 6:00 to 9:00pm

Lake Harriet Band Shell

4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409

Come hang out with the Peace Car and socialize with fellow MNRPCVs in advance of the New Primitives concert at the Lake Harriet Park Band Shell.

More information on the Peace Car: https://midwestpcvs.wordpress.com/about/the-peace-car/

More information on the venue:




MNRPCV at the St. Paul Saints!

Saturday, August 8

6:30 PM – ??

Take us out to the ballgame! Stay tuned for further details on this fun event.


Habitat for Humanity Project

August 10-14, 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM

Hugo, Minnesota

Sign up to join MNRPCV for our biggest service project yet–helping build a house for a family in need in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The work-camp is scheduled August 10-14 in Hugo, MN (in the northeast suburbs–15 miles from downtown St. Paul). We will help organize carpools from the Twin Cities area, or you can provide your own transportation. Workdays run from 8:15 AM-4:00 PM. No construction skills are required–you just have to work hard, wear sturdy shoes, and commit to at least one weekday work session. Family and friends are welcome, too. We want to represent Peace Corps well so we need LOTS of help with this project (at least 10 but up to 18 volunteers per day!) You are welcome and encouraged to sign up for multiple days if possible!

To sign up:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/NpLdBZ

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact president@mnrpcv.org to sign you up manually.

We’ll stay in touch with further details about the project for those who sign up.

Email Pat Smith at: president@mnrpcv.org for more information or to sign up!



MNRPCV Annual Meeting and Picnic

Sunday, September 13 (tentative date)

4:00-8:00 (tentative time)

Location: TBA

Save the date for MNRPCV’s annual meeting and picnic, when we’ll gather to celebrate the end of the summer, recap our great year as an organization, and plan for the future by electing a new board. We hope you can attend!