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:
Fundraiser Dinner – Food from Muslim Countries
Save this date! Plan to bring your friends and family to our Fall Fundraiser Dinner at the remarkable home of Elsa Frettem (India 1996-98) and Bernard Gonzalez. We are introducing a new theme this time: “Food from Muslim Countries.” Be a cook and share your favorite recipe from one of the many Peace Corps countries with Muslim populations. Come to eat and discover and support MNRPCV Grants and Services with your donation of only $10 per person (kids and cooks eat free). Contact Christi Williams at: email@example.com to volunteer to cook or to learn more about our fundraiser dinners.
2015 International Calendars will be available for only $12 each.
November Metro Dinner – Afghani Cuisine
Monday, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com with “Jeremiah” in the subject line.
Jeremiah Program: www.jeremiahprogram.org
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 https://givemn.org/organization/Minnesota-Returned-Peace-Corps-Volunteers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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 www.mnrpcv.org, mnrpcvEmailList@yahoogroups.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 MNRPCV Ski Weekend