Peace Corps Staff Reunion, Friday September 23, 7-10 p.m. National Building Museum
This special event is for all Peace Corps alumni from the past 50 years, especially staff. Join Peace Corps Directors, luminaries and pioneers; current and former RPCV Members of Congress and other special guests. Admission will be by ‘check in’ at the Registration Desk. To buy tickets go to www.pcstaffreunion.com.
Mad Men and Women of the Mayflower Breakfast, Saturday, September 24th, Mayflower Hotel, 8-10 a.m.
Hear how the Peace Corps was created in 30 days from those who were there! There are a limited number of tickets for this event. Mark Gearan, former Peace Corps Director, will moderate this historic event. Purchase tickets at http://www.peacecorpsfund.org/html/mad_men.html.
The Great Peace Corps Bash! Saturday, September 24, 6p.m. – Midnight, George Washington University Smith Center
The Peace Corps Fund, a non-profit organization founded by RPCVs in support of the 3rd Goal, is hosting a night of international music, dancing and merriment to celebrate the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary. Join hundreds of RPCVs, friends and family from around the nation at George Washington University Smith Arena, 600 22nd Street, N.W. two blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station. Tickets are $33. Proceeds from the event will support RPCV 3rd Goal programs, projects, & activities. Buy tickets at http://www.peacecorpsfund.org/html/bash.html.
Meet Your Favorite Peace Corps Writers! Thursday, September 22, 6 p.m.
The Peace Corps writers in Washington, D.C. for the 50th Anniversary will have a Congressional Luncheon at the Library of Congress to dedicate the new “Peace Corps Collection” at the library, then they will celebrate at the Black Roster Pub, 1919 L Street (around the corner from the Peace Corps Office) to meet and talk with other RPCVs. The event is hosted by Peace Corps Worldwide, www.peacecorpsworldwide.org.
Sunday, September 25 10:00-11:30, Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington are coordinating a ceremony to honor fallen Peace Corps Volunteers, and reflect upon 50 years of the Peace Corps. Thousands are expected to attend. Maureen Orth will serve as MC with presentations from the families of fallen volunteers, Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams, Peace Corps pioneer Al Guskin, the Vice President of Liberia, Senator Chris Dodd and others. www.rpcvw.org
Sunday, September 25, 12:30-2:00, Walk of Flags
Join us after the ceremony outside Arlington National Cemetery for a walk of flags representing the 139 Peace Corps host countries. Come march with your country’s flag across the Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial. For information or to sign up to carry a flag, visit www.rpcvw.org.
Thank you. We hope to see you at some of these events next month!