The first social hour of 2015 has been announced!
We will be meeting at 7:30pm at La Perla (734 S 5th St). No RSVP is required.
Stay tuned to find out about the upcoming social hours.
We welcome you to the semi-annual Volunteer Sendoff!
See who is leaving this year and where their Peace Corps journey will take them! Join us as we wish safe travels and wonderful experiences to the volunteers from the Milwaukee area who are about to embark on their Peace Corps journey. Refreshments will be served.
Now is the time to renew your MPCA membership!
You can now securely renew your Milwaukee Peace Corps Association membership online via PayPal. You can use any credit card (or an existing PayPal account).
Membership for 2015 is $15 for an individual. To further support our grants and giving programs, we're also suggesting that members make a $12 donation when renewing their dues. This donation will be used to help MPCA fund projects throughout the greater Milwaukee area and throughout the world. Membership ensures you a discounted rate for the Peace Corps calendars we sell annually as well as discounted entry at MPCA events.
To renew your membership for 2015, choose one of the four options from the list below. Your donations help us be able to bring you fun and educational activities and events. With your support, we are also able to help support volunteers in the field to carry out their development projects and have a successful service.You do not need to have a PayPal account to make a payment.
Thank you for your continued support of MPCA!
We have sold out of the 2015 Peace Corps calendars! Fret not, it may still be possible to purchase them at retail price at one of our vendor locations. Calendars may be purchased at:
Fair Trade for All
8790 W North Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Artisans of Morocco at Bayshore Town Center
5800 N Bayshore Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53217
If these retailers run out of calendars, you can always buy them directly from the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison group here. Our friends in Madison are the ones who make the calendars! Also, they take photo submissions. If you're interested in getting one of your photos into the 2016 calendar, enter your photo by December 31st. Get the information here.
INTERCULTURAL 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.”