Social and Service Events

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  2014

 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

 

OCTOBER 2014

Cook for Kids and Moms
Tuesday, October 14, 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: gtbank@msn.com with “Jeremiah” in the subject line.Jeremiah Program: www.jeremiahprogram.org

October Metro Dinner

Maya Cuisine1840 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis  
Friday, October 24, 6:30 pm

Come join us for an October Metro dinner on Central Avenue featuring delicious and authentic Mexican food. This restaurant prides itself on daily handmade tortillas and tamales, plus a fresh salsa bar! RSVP to Jess at jess.brogger@gmail.comMaya Cuisine:  https://www.facebook.com/MayaCuisine

Fall Game Night

Saturday, October 25, 7:00pm

260 Westview Dr. #301, West St. Paul MN
Join us at the home of Deb Most for Cards, Games and Fun!  Bring your favorite game or learn a new one. We will have a merry time. Please bring appetizers to share.  RSVP to Deb at: debmost@comcast.net or 651-334-1457

 

NOVEMBER 2014

Fundraiser Dinner – Food from Muslim Countries

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
669 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul

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: quiltzilla@gmail.com to volunteer to cook or to learn more about our fundraiser dinners.

2015 International Calendars will be available for only $12 each.

 

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: gtbank@msn.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 akanyusik@yahoo.com with your name, e-mail and telephone number.  She will add you to the volunteer roster and send you more detailed information.

 

JANUARY 2015

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 Park.click http://www.edgewood-resort.com  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!https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-mnrpcv-ski-weekend-tickets-13132899857