Dear RPCVs and Friends,
First things first, tubing and
All-Texas RPCV event is this weekend! If you plan to attend the Saturday
dinner, be sure to email Stacey at stacey_abella@....
information from the Gulf Coast RPCVs:
in Bandera August 1-2!!!!!
Who: All Texas Gulf Coast RPCV's and
their families / friends (Houston / San Antonio / Austin / Dallas)!
Annual RPCV Weekend Get-Together in Bandera, the cowboy capital of Texas (30
miles west of San Antonio)!
Where/when to meet: The river water levels
are very low due to a Texas drought, so this year we will cool off at at the
Flying L Water Park in Bandera
800-292-5134, website http://flyingl.com/index.php/activities/water-park
price tickets are available after 3pm ($7.50 for children age 3-12 and $12.50
for age 12+). See you there at 3pm on Sat., Aug 1! Alternatively, there
are markets and a Cowboys on Horseback event in downtown Bandera if you prefer:
us for dinner Saturday night (August 1st), 7pm @ Texarita’s Mesquite Bar
, corner of Main and Oak Street at 703 Main. Great food
and margaritas in a family atmosphere. Live music at 11th Street Cowboy
Bar for those of us who are up for it after dinner!
morning (August 2nd), 9:30am @ O.S.T. (great food and atmosphere!) @ 305 Main
Street in Bandera.
Some convenient suggestions on available places
to stay:Please RSVP for DINNER SATURDAY, AUG. 1 AT 7PM as Texarita’s is a
popular spot! Email Stacey at stacey_abella@... or call
832-668-6643Report on the ongoing project with Jerry,
PCV in Macedonia.
We have supported his project with
funding. If you are on Facebook, there is a link at the end of his story
with pictures. He corresponds with Sarah Canez so we're happy to share the
Subject: Fw: Our PC volunteer in Macedonia - his report to us on
how things are progressing
Subject: 2009: Site 45
Hi Sarah, just
wanted to share with you some photos from the project. Basketball has been
going very well as the coach keeps that sustainable. We continue to have
about 250 kids in Berovo and a nearby town. We've played quite a few
exhibition games against teams from other towns as well.
continued to be popular, but I'm still hoping that I can find a coach for this
for the long term. I think the basketball coach or the high school PE
teacher will take this one over. We don't have a set schedule, but kids
join in to play everytime I'm out there. They're starting to get the hang
of the game and really enjoy it.
Baseball was just launched over the 4th
of July. I tried to introduce it earlier, but realized that it was a very
difficult game to explain. I actually started by introducing kickball as
the rules are pretty much the same, but kdis were still running pegging each
other. So another PCV and his parents just so happened to be visiting this
past weekend and they helped me teach the game. The kids absolutely LOVED
baseball! Again, the hope is that the high school will take this over when
In other news, we're close to getting a room to teach karate,
self defense, and yoga. Those will all work simultaneously with the help
of my site mate PCV. We have a HCN coach for Karate and self
For the educational activities, we had a girl from AIESEC
Singapore and another PCV come and teach a sex ed class to the children.
That worked pretty well and the kids seemed interested in having more
workshop.....out at the sports field where all the kids are in the
afternoons. We hunt for kids pretty often there....
Also, my site
mate and I plan to begin English converstaion hours in about 2 weeks. We
continue to get a lot of interst from 30+ year olds, since they never had a
chance to learn in school. So that will work well.
Things have been
slow to develop, but it seems like we're hitting a grove now. It takes
awhile for the people here to feel comfortable with something new. But, it
seems like it's catching fire. I realized I couldn't implement some of
these activities (ie. baseball) without some serious support from other PCVs or
HCNs. But I'm getting that support now.
shared a link to a photo with you. To view the photo or to reply to the message,
follow this link:http://www.facebook.com/n/?inbox/readmessage.php&t=1194104491795&mid=bd67a9G25bf4951G20af4d9G0
Corps Recruiting Event - Save the Date - August 15th
Want to meet Peace
Corps applicants and nominees? The Peace Corps recruiter from Dallas,
Samantha is co-hosting a potluck party with us - the San Antonio RPCVs on August
15th at the home of Sarah and Dan Canez. Directions are forthcoming, but
please save the date.
Many thanks for reading all the way to the
end! Have a great week.
San Antonio Returned Peace Corps
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