Summary of January dinner
- On Jan. 19, 2005 about 25-30 CIRPCA members & friends met at El Sol
in downtown Indianapolis.
Elisabeth welcomed everyone and asked the PC Nominees to introduce
themselves: Nancy, Amy and Zach have all been nominated to leave
this year to Azerbaijan and Dominican Republic; visitors Ericka and
Brent are interested in joining PC. The most recently returned
volunteer was John from Vanuatu, who had returned just 10 days prior.
CIRPCA members who shared their PC experiences in the "Volunteer
Spotlight" were Wayne Prophet who served in St. Vincent, 68 - 70,
Dave Siemantel who served in Swaziland 86-89, as well as Sara Pugh
who served in Lesotho 01-03.
Names were collected for those who are members of NPCA. If anyone is
a member and has not told a board member, then please email
elisabeth274@... and let her know as soon as possible
Rich updated everyone on the status of the bank account. Basically,
we are waiting to get an incorporation letter from the state that
will officially grant us association. He also sold the RPCV Madison
calendars; there are some calendars remaining, so let Rich know if
you would like to purchase any.
Colleen encouraged RPCV's to participate in World Wise Schools and
speak to a classroom. Peace Corps Week is the first week in March.
If you are interested in participating, go to
register to participate and get materials sent to you. Please
contact her if you need assistance in locating a school to speak at
Debbie updated everyone on the following outreach activities:
¨ Ball State send off on Jan. 25 05. Rich, Elisabeth, and
Debbie attended this event. There were 5 nominees and a large group
of RPCV's who enjoyed sharing their PC stories
¨ Feb. 9 & March 3 - Chicago Recruitment assistance. Contact
Greg (address under member section of the webgroup) or Debbie for
¨ April 10, 05, 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Plaza: Homeward
Bound Walk for homeless. Please join our team in walking 5K and
raising $$. Go to http://www.homelesswalksorg, click "register
here", then click "I agree", then click "Join a team", then
select "Central Indiana Returned Peace Corps Association" from the
scroll bar, then click continue, then fill in the information and
raise $$ for CIRPCA's $5000 goal.
¨ April 24, 05, 2p.m.: CIRPCA attends an Indians game. Please
email Debbie at ombili9@... if you plan on attending. Let her
know the amount of tickets you would like.
¨ TSUNAMI relief aid: So, we intended to gather $$ to donate
but unfortunately Debbie forgot to address the issue (sorry so many
things going on). So, CIRPCA encourages you to donate to a charity
(some are listed under the posting # 40). If you would like to
donate through CIRPCA, please email Debbie for more details.
¨ Spring 05: Habitat Build
¨ June 05 : Anderson International Festival
UPDATE: There are currently 43 members of the CIRPCA Yahoo group.
Next dinner is Wednesday, April 20th, location TBA - Put it on your
Kalapo nawa! (Stay well) Debbie