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    RPCVs are invited to enter a NPCA lottery to walk in the presidential inaugural parade Jan 20th in DC. You must be a current paid member of NPCA. If your NPCA
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      RPCVs are invited to enter a NPCA lottery to walk in the presidential inaugural parade Jan 20th in DC. You must be a current paid member of NPCA. If your NPCA membership has lapsed, you can renew online. Link here:


      Though not certainly not required, it would be swell if you indicated NorCal as your preferred local area member group.

      More info from NPCA about the parade below.

      Ben Bellows
      NorCal Board
      Ecuador '97-'00

      Considering supporting NorCal with an active paid membership. Visit either NPCA at http://www.rpcv.org/ or NorCalPCA at http://www.norcalpca.org/.

      ----- Forwarded Message ----
      From: Inaugural Parade RPCVs <rpcvmarchers@...>
      To: NPCA Group Leaders <groupleaders@...>
      Sent: Monday, December 8, 2008 6:55:39 AM
      Subject: Represent Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in the Inaugural Parade

      Represent Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in the 2009 Inaugural Parade!

      Now is your chance to be a part of history! The Returned Peace Corps Community has been selected from among groups around the country to march in the Presidential Inaugural Parade on January 20, 2009.

      A total of 200 marchers will carry flags and banners from every Peace Corps country. Marchers will need to be available to meet at the starting point at 8:00am that morning to go through the security process. You must be able to stand OUTSIDE all day - perhaps until after dark - and carry a 5 lb flag while walking. The Parade will happen rain/snow/shine and all marchers should be prepared for a very cold day. Because of security protocol, we must submit marchers' names a month in advance and there are no substitutions.

      Members of the National Peace Corps Association are encouraged to put your name into a lottery to be selected at random to march in the Parade. You must include your NPCA member ID number with your submission.

      NPCA Member ID Number:You can find your NPCA member ID number by logging on to the NPCA website. Find your number or become a member here: https://www.npcaonline.org/npcassa/ssaauthmain.login_page. After you have logged in, click on "username and password" (the top menu item) to see your member ID number. Your number is also located next to your name on your Worldview Magazine label. No phone calls, please.

      All entries are due by December 15. No exceptions for late entries. Incomplete entries and entries from non-NPCA members will not be considered. We will notify all selected marchers via email by December 23.

      To submit your name, please send an email including ALL of the following information in CAPITAL letters:

      1. First Name
      2. Last Name
      3. Social Security Number (NO DASHES example: 123456789)**
      4. Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
      5. Place of Birth (CITY)
      6. Gender (M or F)
      7. Race (B, W, I, A, or U)***
      8. Country of Peace Corps Service
      9. Years of Peace Corps Service
      10. NPCA Member ID Number
      11. Contact Email (if different from the sender's email)

      **If you do not have a Social Security Number, include both your Passport Number and Passport Country

      ***Standard NCIC race codes are: (B) A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa; (W) Caucasian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race; (I) American Indian, Eskimo, or Alaskan native, or a person having origins in any of the 48 contiguous states of the United States or Alaska who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition; (A) Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Polynesian, Asian Indian, Indonesian, Samoan, or any other Pacific Islander; (U) Of indeterminable race, or other race not listed above.

      Submit the above information to:rpcvmarchers@... by December 15, 2008.

      All information will be kept strictly confidential and numbers 1-7 are required by the United States Secret Service.

      We look forward to seeing you march and representing Peace Corps Volunteers from around the world!

      Stay tuned for other Inauguration Weekend Activities sponsored by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC (www.rpcvw.org).

      Please forward this message to your respective Peace Corps Group Listserves and fellow returned volunteers.


      The Inaugural Parade Committee

      Anne Baker, NPCA Vice President
      Jim Gore, RPCVw President
      Molly Mattessich, RPCVw Vice President
      Corey Taylor, RPCVw Social Activities Director
      RaeJean Stokes, RPCVw Communications Director
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