Our popular annual summer picnic is back again! Come by for good food, good company, and good times in the middle of the wonderful Milwaukee summer--if it ever comes.
We have an exciting update for this year as well: The president of the National Peace Corps Association, Glenn Blumhorst, will be stopping by the picnic and will share with us some updates from NPCA and DC! This is an exteremely unique opportunity and MPCA is honored to be able to host him at the event.
This is a potluck event so please bring a large dish to share. Bring something from your country of service, your favorite thing to cook, or the easiest thing you can make! Or buy. We will be serving brats and veggie brats. We will have different toppings from different regions for maximum deliciousness. Options will include Moroccan sausages, Polish sausages and others. If your country did a great sausage, let us know and we'll try to get the toppings up. Message us at facebook.com/MilwaukeePeaceCorps.
This year marks our first attempt to go green at the event. Participants are asked to bring their own plates, cups and silverware so that we can continue to eat on this green earth for generations to come.
You will be able to renew your membership, buy some MPCA T-shirts and pick up some Peace Corps swag. The new and beautiful calendars for 2015 will be unveiled and available to buy at $11 for non-members, $9 for members, and $7 each, if buying 10 or more.
This family-friendly event brings RPCVs and applicants together from near and far. If you have any ideas for fun games, bring those along with you!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can plan how much to prepare.
The 2015 calendars have arrived! Have first pick when you come to the summer picnic on Saturday, July 19th, or email us at email@example.com to place an order. The price for non-MPCA members is $11. Members pay $9 and members who buy 10 or more pay $7.
Camp Mariposas (Camp Butterflies) received a $500 MPCA grant to support the camp, which is based on Peace Corps' Camp GLOW. The camp took place during the first week of March 2014 and 24 women from three different communities were able to participate. Participants attended workshops and training on leadership and empowerment, building and maintaining healthy relationships, reproductive health, education opportunities and goal-setting among others. Upon return to their communities, the young women worked together to start community clubs to further educate their communities and teach what they learned during the camp. For more information and updates, please visit facebook.com/campmariposas.
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:
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.