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April Social Hour
Thursday April 24, 2014

2014 NAMI Walk
Saturday May 17, 2014

May Social Hour
Thursday May 22, 2014

June Social Hour
Thursday June 26, 2014

Summer Picnic
Saturday July 19, 2014

September Social Hour
Thursday September 11, 2014

October Social Hour
Thursday October 23, 2014

November Social Hour
Tuesday November 18, 2014

Ethnic Holiday Potluck
Saturday December 6, 2014

2014 Social Hours

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MPCA is a community of former and future Peace Corps volunteers and families who continue to promote Peace Corps ideals through cultural education and the support of both local and international development organizations. It also provides social activities and emotional support for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and those returning from abroad.
When: Saturday April 5, 2014 12:00 pm
Where: La Fuente, 625 S 5th St
Cost: $20

The semi-annual Peace Corps Partnership Luncheon went off without a hitch! We raised $360 to donate to two current projects. MPCA matched the $360 donation for a total of $720 split between two projects. See the links below for information on the projects:

Peter is a volunteer from Wisconsin who is serving in the Dominican Republic. He will be receiving funds to help build a basketball and volleyball court in his town where there are not safe places for young people to play. The project will provide some much needed support for youth in his community. Find more information here.

Paxton A, of Colorado will receive funds towards their project Paraguay to build family gardens. The project will address nutritional issues by educating about farming methods resistant to the hot summer sun so that families can continue to eat fresh produce year-round. Find more information at Family Gardens in Paraguay.

Peace Corps Partnership events highlight the work volunteers are doing in the field and raise money to support specific Peace Corps Partnership Program projects. At each event, MPCA chooses a new geographical area to highlight. Money raised at the lunches/dinners go towards Peace Corps projects in the selected region and attendees can vote on their favorite project. The cost includes the donation and a delicious meal at the partnering restaurant.
 

We have announced the 2014 social hours! This year, we will have a few "travelling" social hours where we will choose an alternative location to have a drink and a chat with anyone who is interested in Peace Corps. 

Social hours take place at 7:30pm, and will be at the Oakcrest Tavern (4022 N Oakland, in Shorewood), when no other location is mentioned. They are open to anybody interested in Peace Corps and are a great way to chat about MPCA and to learn more about Peace Corps and hear individual volunteers' stories.

Here are the Social Hour dates for 2014:

Thursday, March 27th
Thursday, April 24th--Location TBD
Thursday, May 22nd--Location TBD
Thursday, June 26th
Thursday, September 11th
Thursday, October 23rd
Tuesday, November 18th

No RSVP is required. We hope to see you there!
 

 

Happy New Year! Below you will find the newly-announced dates of the upcoming year. We will be having "wandering" social hours this year, so keep a look out for those locations. Keep checking in, because more precice times and locations will be announced. If there are any changes to be made, they will happen here as well.

Social Hour--Tuesday, February 4th, 7:30pm at the Oakcrest Tavern
Volunteer Sendoff--Saturday, March 8th, 10:30 at the Shorewood Village Center
Social Hour--Thursday, March 27th, 7:30pm at the Oakcrest Tavern
Peace Corps Partnership Lunch/Dinner (Latin America/Caribbean)--Saturday, April 5th - Location TBA

Social Hour--Thursday, April 24th, 7:30pm - Location TBD
NAMI Walk--Saturday, May 17th
Social Hour--Thursday, May 22nd, 7:30pm - Location TBD
Social Hour--Thursday, June 26th, 7:30pm at the Oakcrest Tavern
Summer Picnic--Saturday, July 19th, Lake Park
Social Hour--Thursday, September 11th, 7:30pm at the Oakcrest Tavern
PeaceCorps Partnership Lunch/Dinner (East Asia/Oceania)--Saturday, October 18th - Location TBA
Social Hour--Thursday, October 23rd, 7:30pm at the Oakcrest Tavern
Volunteer Sendoff--Saturday, November 8th
Social Hour--Tuesday, November 18th, 7:30pm at the Oakcrest Tavern
Holiday Ethnic Potluck--Saturday, December 6th
 
When: Saturday May 17, 2014 11:00 am
Where: Veteran's Park, Lincoln Memorial Drive

MPCA is participating in this year's NAMI Walk!

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a non-profit agency dedicated to advocating for those with mental illness, and ensuring that communities provide enough services to support those in need. NAMI advocates for awareness, education and research. In Wisconsin, NAMI offers trainings, mentorships and supportive environments, such as the Grand Avenue Club.

This year's recipient of the Shriver Award was Milwaukee County Treasurer, Dan Diliberti (Chile, '69-'71). The award includes a $500 donation to a charitable organization of the recipient's choice, and Mr. Diliberti chose NAMI. 

Come join MPCA on the walk! Stay tuned for how to join the MPCA team, and if you're interested in donating to the event, you can find more information here.

Support team Peace of Mind at the link below and choose your contribution amount. All proceeds will go to NAMI.

The beautiful, stunning, colorful 2014 calendars are now being sold at the new, discounted price of $7 each! This year, you can buy the calendars online. See below for purchasing information and please email calendars@milwaukeepeacecorps.org with any questions.

All photos courtesy of www.rpcvcalendar.org 
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