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Ethnic Holiday Potluck
Saturday December 6, 2014

Nominations for Adventurous Mailbox

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When: Saturday December 6, 2014 6:00 pm
Where: Jazz Gallery, 926 E Center St.
Cost: $3 members, $4 non-members

Join us for the most diverse, delicious, and friendly potluck in Milwaukee!

RPCVs bring dishes from their countries of service--or any dish that strikes their fancy while family and friends of volunteers conjure up more foods.
Those interested in and supportive of Peace Corps add even more options to this luscious feast.

The success of this event is a result of the vast array of dishes from all over the world by those who enjoy, support and are interested in Peace Corps!

This year's event will be at the wonderful Riverwest Jazz Gallery!

You will be able to renew your MPCA membership and buy the beautiful 2015 calendars at the event.

Adventurous MailboxINTERCULTURAL ADVENTUROUS BOOKS-SEEKING NOMINATIONS   
        

The deadline has been extended for nominations for the Adventurous Mailbox! See below for details.

The Adventurous Mailbox is teaming up with an anonymous MPCA Member to donate 10 Adventurer Packages to needy kids in the Milwaukee area. The MPCA Board is accepting nominations to select girls and boys in grades 4-6 to receive packages from abroad containing adventure books introducing world cultures, as well as ‘top-secret’ access to the educational and fun online community, Crameye’s World.

Andrew Bliss is the creator and founder of The Adventurous Mailbox.  When asked why he would choose to partner with a Peace Corps Association for charitable giving, he replied: “A sense of adventure and feeling of boundless possibility should be in every kid’s mind, regardless of situation.  People who served in the Peace Corps have lived through their own adventures helping others around the world and understand the value of such international, intercultural experiences.  ”

Please email your nominations to info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org.  Please supply the following information: 1) child’s first name, 2) school grade, and 3) short paragraph of why you think this child should be chosen.  Once winners are selected, MPCA will contact you for the child’s mailing address.  Deadline for nominations is October 31, 2014.  Winners will be announced mid-November.

For being such a great organization to work with, Andrew is offering a discount to the MPCA community for the month of October.  Use the promo code MPCA-RPCV at check-out to save $10 on the Adventurer Package.  If you want to give one Adventurer Package to siblings, an upgrade is available so that each child receives an envelop with their name and their own password to Crameye’s World on-line.

On behalf of MPCA, thank you to our anonymous member donor and to The Adventurous Mailbox for opening up the world to some of our local, less-fortunate kids.  The Adventurous Mailbox is “Inspiring kids to embrace the world and the people in it.”

 

The very last social hour of 2014 will take place on Monday, November 17th. Social hours are open to anyone who is interested in Peace Corps. They are a great way to chat about MPCA and to learn more about Peace Corps and hear individual volunteers' stories.


The social hour will take place at Best Place at the Pabst Brewery Complex, 901 W Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI.

Monday, November 17th* Best Place, Pabst Brewery Complex at 7:30pm

No RSVP is required. We hope to see you there!
*N.B. This date has been changed

 

The 2015 calendars have arrived! Have first pick when you come to the summer picnic on Saturday, July 19th, or email us at calendars@milwaukeepeacecorps.org to place an order. The price for non-MPCA members is $11. Members pay $9 and members who buy 10 or more pay $7.

2015 calendar

 


 
2015 Calendars

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.

Camp Mariposas