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Friends of Colombia and Peace Corps Connect
Calling all Colombia Peace Corps Volunteers!
Gather in the great state of Texas, June 20 – 22, 2019
During Peace Corps Connect 2019: “Innovation for Good” you’ll meet the Peace Corps community from across the country, mix with local changemakers, and learn strategies and best practices to create more sustainable communities. Jody Olsen, Peace Corps Director, will update you about today’s Peace Corps. Glenn Blumhorst, President, NPCA, will announce exciting new initiatives. The two and a half days will be full of keynote speakers, expert panels, interactive sessions, and a whole lot of fun.
The conference showcases information and exhibit booths from some of the over 180 NPCA affiliate groups. Friends of Colombia (FOC), our very own affiliate group, will host a booth. Look for Terry Adcock (Colombia 1, 1961-63) and Cutter Uhlhorn (Colombia 2017-19) near the booth. Terry and Cutter are fervently searching for other Colombia RPCVs who will represent the Colombia Peace Corps experience and help staff the FOC booth. (Once a Volunteer, Always a Volunteer!).
On Friday, June 21 Colombia RPCV’s will meet at Casa Colombia Restaurant, sponsored by FOC, at 6 pm, an hour prior to the South American Regional Dinner, which will also be held at Casa Colombia Friday evening at 7:00 PM. Stop by the FOC booth to get details.
The Schedule for the entire Conference can be found here:
There is still time to register for Peace Corps Connect and buy your ticket for the Latin American Regional Dinner at Casa Colombia.
Join Cutter, Terry and other Colombia RPCVs for a great Peace Corps experience in Austin! Y’all come!
This new newsletter takes you back to Colombia, in more ways than one! Read about current projects being carried out by PCVs now, with the support of FOC. Learn how one group, Colombia 13, planned its recent 55-year reunion. Remember the first PCVs, members of Colombia I, to die in service. And celebrate the All-Girl Little Engineers from Marina Orth schools who are new international robotic champions! All this plus a new book review and remembrances of two PCVs.