It's that time of year again! The 2016 NAMI Walk is less than a month away. Join MPCA as we complete our third year of walking with and supporting Team Diliberti. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, provides educational and supportive services to those living with mental illness and their families. After receiving the Shriver Award for Community Service and Volunteerism in 2013, RPCV Dan Diliberti (Child, '69-'71) donated the $500 amount to NAMI and MPCA joined their team.
MPCA will be joining team Diliberti again this year. We would love to grow the team more and more each year and are looking for others to walk with us. You can help support Team Diliberti by donating here. You may also write a check to NAMI Greater Milwaukee at the event.
Registration is at 9:30 and the team will be meeting around 10:30, before the walk kicks off at 11am. The event is fun and has live entertainment and food. No RSVP is necessary and we hope to see you there!
Back to our old, old roots. This month's social hour will be at the Best Place at the Pabst Brewery. MPCA had its very first meeting at the brewery in November 1969. Join us for old times.
Celebrate the warm summer outside at the annual MPCA Summer Picnic. This is one of our best-attended (and most delicious) annual events. Choose from a diverse palate of foods from different nations while connecting with others who are interested in Peace Corps. Future volunteers are able to ask questions, family and friends can socialize and RPCVs can reminisce.
We ask each party to bring a large dish to share and to suggest any games or activities.
It's Peace Week! Join others in celebration of Peace Week.
September's social hour is back at the Pabst. Cool down in the great hall with a cold beer and good conversation.
Join us for the Fall PCP Lunch/Sendoff! Stay tuned for more details.
Say goodbye to summer with us at Stone Creek Coffee for October's social hour.
MPCA members participate in various volunteer events throughout the year. In 2016, we have the following opportunities. Members are welcome to join and to invite others who might be interested in giving their time. Stay tuned as the events approach for more detailed information.
Victory Garden Initative (VGI) runs an annual event, the BLITZ, which is the nation's largest garden-building event. Since 2009, they have built over 2,500 gardens in the Greater Milwaukee area. VGI's mission is to build environmentally sustainable, food-producing communities throughout Milwaukee. Click on the link for more information about the blitz and about VGI. MPCA will volunteer to build gardens during the May BLITZ this year. Volunteers are needed throughout the two-week initiative from May 7th-21st.
The annual NAMI Walk of Milwaukee occurs every May. Join MPCA as we walk for the third year in a row in support of those living with mental illness and NAMI's services. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, provides support to individuals and family members affected by mental illness through groups, classes, meetings and access to community resources. Dan Diliberti (Chile, '69-'71) was the 2013 recipient of the Shriver Award for community service, and he and his wife Anne (Chile, '69-'71) donated the $500 award to NAMI. MPCA has participated in the walk since then. This year's walk is Saturday, May 14th.
Walk with MPCA at the PrideFest Parade! In 2013 Peace Corps started accepting applications from same-sex couples to serve together in country. MPCA had a table at last year's PrideFest and will be walking in the parade again this year. For more information on LGBT couples serving together, click here. The 2016 parade is on Sunday, June 12th.
MPCA has a presence at the Holiday Folk Fair International. This intercultural event brings together representatives from many cultures to share information, food, dance and handicrafts. We need volunteers to represent Peace Corps and to work the table. The three-day fair is from November 18th-20th.