Social and Service Events

2016  MNRPCV EVENTS

 March 2016

 Job-Shop Meet-Up

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 5:30 -7:00 pm

Wedge Table – Community Room

2412 Nicollet Ave So, Minneapolis MN

The Job Shop “Meet Up” is an informal gathering of any interested RPCV job seekers, along with one or two facilitators who will moderate the discussion and assist with job search skills, strategies and suggestions.  This will be a great opportunity to network, share ideas, ask questions, discuss strategies and progress, and work together on our job search skills.

We will meet in the Wedge Table’s community room, equipped with wifi/projection screen so we can explore websites, view LinkedIn, or discuss whatever job search-related topic of interest to the group.
Food/beverages (including happy hour wine, beer and small plates until 6 pm) can be purchased from the Wedge Table, but no outside food and beverage can be brought into the space, which is available to us free of charge.

All RPCV job-seekers are welcome – no need to RSVP. Questions to Judy at judymarcouiller@hotmail.com

 

 

Cook for Kids (and Moms)

Thursday, March 24, 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Jeremiah Program

1510 Laurel Avenue, Minneapolis MN

 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, email Gary Bank at: gtbank@msn.com with “Jeremiah” in the subject line.

Jeremiah Program: www.jeremiahprogram.org

 

April 2016

Job-Shop Meet-Up

Monday, April 4, 2016, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Wedge Table – Community Room

2412 Nicollet Ave So, Minneapolis MN

The Job Shop “Meet Up” is an informal gathering of any interested RPCV job seekers, along with one or two facilitators who will moderate the discussion and assist with job search skills, strategies and suggestions.  This will be a great opportunity to network, share ideas, ask questions, discuss strategies and progress, and work together on our job search skills.

We will meet in the Wedge Table’s community room, equipped with wifi/projection screen so we can explore websites, view LinkedIn, or discuss whatever job search-related topic of interest to the group.

Food/beverages (including happy hour wine, beer and small plates until 6 pm) can be purchased from the Wedge Table, but no outside food and beverage can be brought into the space, which is available to us free of charge.

All RPCV job-seekers are welcome – no need to RSVP. Questions to Judy at judymarcouiller@hotmail.com

 

MNRPCV 2016 Grant Award Notifications

April 15, 2016

The 2016 Grant Award applicants will be notified of the result of their applications.

 

Minneapolis-St. Paul 2016 International Film Festival

April 7 – 23, 2016

St. Anthony Main Theater

115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis MN

MNRPCV has been a Film Fest sponsor since 2011. Be sure to catch some of the films at this year’s Film Fest. Last year there were films from 30 Peace Corps countries – each one marked with the MNRPCV logo. Your Peace Corps host country could be among them.

http://mspfilm.org/festivals/mspiff/

 

  

 

Second Harvest Heartland Service Event

Saturday, April 9th 9:00-11:30

Second Harvest Heartland

6325 Sandburg Rd., Suite 1700

Golden Valley MN (651-209-7980)

 

Join us on Saturday April 9th at 9:00 am as we partner with Second Harvest Heartland in Golden Valley to sort and repack donated food items. Friends and family as well as children 8 and older are welcome at this event. Afterwards, the group usually goes out to eat at a local restaurant for a fun end to the morning.

If you are interested in volunteering with MNRPCV, please send an email to Mary Donovan at mdonovan@usfamily.net with your name, email and telephone number by March 29th. She will add you to the volunteer roster and send you more detailed information.

Second Harvest Heartland at http://www.2harvest.org/

April 15, 2016

 The Grant Award applicants and the recipients approved by the Board will be notified by the MNRPCV President.

2016 Earth Day Clean-Up

Saturday April 23, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon

East River Parkway and Franklin Ave., Minneapolis  

Volunteers do not need to individually pre-register. I have registered us as a group. When volunteers arrive they should go to the registration desk and let them know they are with the MN Returned Peace Corps group. Volunteers will be given bags and directed to our group’s clean up area so that we can work together. We will be picking up trash, so volunteers should bring a pair of gloves. A site coordinator will provide volunteers with gloves (if they did not bring any).

Parking is available on side streets. I’ll be there early with some kind of Peace Corps clothing on and I would like to encourage other volunteers to do the same. For questions contact: Sheila Collins at: colli059@umn.edu

May 2016

May Metro Dinner: African

Wednesday, May 11, 6:00-8:00pm

Jambo Africa Restaurant

6000 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center MN 55430

Venture to Brooklyn Center (it’s really not that far!) and come eat some ugali with me! Jambo Africa Restaurant’s menu has entrees from both Kenya and Liberia. All are welcome. RSVPs to Gretchen are encouraged at gretchenjgarman@gmail.com or 520-609-1375. More information can be found here: http://www.jamboafricadining.com/.

 

May Job-Shop Meet-Up

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 5:30 -7:00 pm

Wedge Table – Community Room

2412 Nicollet Ave So, Minneapolis MN

The Job Shop “Meet Up” is an informal gathering of any interested RPCV job seekers, along with one or two facilitators who will moderate the discussion and assist with job search skills, strategies and suggestions.  This will be a great opportunity to network, share ideas, ask questions, discuss strategies and progress, and work together on our job search skills.

We will meet in the Wedge Table’s community room, equipped with wifi/projection screen so we can explore websites, view LinkedIn, or discuss whatever job search-related topic of interest to the group.

Food/beverages (including happy hour wine, beer and small plates until 6 pm) can be purchased from the Wedge Table, but no outside food and beverage can be brought into the space, which is available to us free of charge.

All RPCV job-seekers are welcome – no need to RSVP. Questions to Judy at judymarcouiller@hotmail.com

May Happy Hour

Wednesday, May 25, 4:00-6:00pm

The Rabbit Hole

920 E Lake Street, Suite 101, Minneapolis MN 55407

Join your fellow MNRPCVs for the Hour of Happy at The Rabbit Hole, which is located in the Midtown Global Market! Bonus, the market is open until 8:00pm, see you can parooze around afterwards. The Rabbit Hole gastropub is a nod to Korean Pogjangmachas, but their food is Korean by way of Los Angeles. More information can be found here: http://www.eatdrinkrabbit.com/. Contact Gretchen with any questions at gretchenjgarman@gmail.com or 520-609-1375.

 

June 2016

June Job-Shop Meet-Up

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 5:30 -7:00 pm

Wedge Table – Community Room

2412 Nicollet Ave So, Minneapolis MN

 

The Job Shop “Meet Up” is an informal gathering of any interested RPCV job seekers, along with one or two facilitators who will moderate the discussion and assist with job search skills, strategies and suggestions.  This will be a great opportunity to network, share ideas, ask questions, discuss strategies and progress, and work together on our job search skills.

We will meet in the Wedge Table’s community room, equipped with wifi/projection screen so we can explore websites, view LinkedIn, or discuss whatever job search-related topic of interest to the group.

Food/beverages (including happy hour wine, beer and small plates until 6 pm) can be purchased from the Wedge Table, but no outside food and beverage can be brought into the space, which is available to us free of charge.

All RPCV job-seekers are welcome – no need to RSVP. Questions to Judy at judymarcouiller@hotmail.com

 

September 2016

 2016 NPCA Peace Corps Connect Conference

Peace Corps 55th Anniversary Celebration

September 23-25, 2016

Washington DC

  •  Watch for details of Peace Corps Connect – 2016 and PC =55 at: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/community/annual-gathering/
  • Have you checked out the New NPCA? Follow the link below to join NPCA, check on your membership status, or update your contact information. Remember basic membership in NPCA is now FREE!

http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/membership