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When: Saturday July 19, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Lake Park, 3233 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, lot #1
Cost: Members $5, Non-members $7

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 info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org so that we can plan how much to prepare.

When: Thursday June 26, 2014 7:30 pm
Where: Oakcrest Tavern; 4022 N Oakland, Shorewood
Cost: Free
When: Thursday May 22, 2014 7:30 pm
Where: TBD
Cost: Free
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. 

Diliberti 

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 and pledge your support to Team Diliberti/Peace of Mind here. All proceeds will go to NAMI.

When: Thursday April 24, 2014 7:30 pm
Where: TBD
Cost: Free
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.
 

When: Thursday March 27, 2014 7:30 pm
Where: Oakcrest Tavern; 4022 N Oakland, Shorewood
Cost: Free

We had a fantastic time at the Volunteer Sendoff on March 8th. Congratulations to all the volunteers who have received their invitations and who are about to leave! We invite all of you and friends and family to join us at the Oakcrest Tavern (4022 N Oakland, in Shorewood), where we will have our March Social Hour. No RSVP is necessary and the event is free!
 

Social hours take place at 7:30pm and are open to anybody 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.

When: Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30 am
Where: Shorewood Village Center; 3920 N Murray
Cost: Free

We welcome you to the semi-annual Volunteer Sendoff!

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. Peace Corps' recruiter from Chicago will attend, and he is expected to announce new nominations at the event. Refreshments will be served as the new volunteers discuss where they will be going and what their projects will be. 

Additionally, the nomination party is an excellent platform to meet others who are applying for Peace Corps, speak with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, and to chat with the regional recruiter, who can give pointers on how to apply and what Peace Corps is looking for in applications. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested to get more information on the application process and to learn what is needed to be a volunteer. 
When: Tuesday February 4, 2014 7:30 pm
Where: Oakcrest Tavern; 4022 N Oakland, Shorewood
Cost: Free
When: Saturday December 7, 2013 6:00 pm
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1110 N Market St, #2
Cost: $3 Members, $4 Non-members

Join us for the most diverse, delicious, and friendly potluck in Milwaukee! The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has warmly welcomed us for this event.

RPCVs bring dishes from their countries of service--or any dish that strikes their fancy
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

This year, the MPCA will be presenting Milwaukee County Treasurer Dan Diliberti with the Sargent Shriver Award for Community Service and Volunteerism.

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!

(Click on the images below for a larger view)
Map to LGBT center             Entrance map

Potluck photo!

When: Thursday November 21, 2013 7:30 pm
Where: Oakcrest Tavern; 4022 N Oakland, Shorewood
When: Saturday November 9, 2013 10:30 am
Where: Shorewood Village Center; 3920 N Murray Ave
Cost: Free

Join us as we recognize and celebrate the many contributions that parents and families make towards their volunteers' service. The brunch social will include a panel of recently returned volunteers as well as parents of currently-serving Volunteers. Families, RPCVs, prospective volunteers, and those interested in Peace Corps are invited to attend.

This is the perfect event for prospective volunteers and their parents to have some of their biggest questions answered and their concerns addressed.

This year's event is free to anyone. A pot-luck of a brunch will be provided and you are welcome to bring any of your favorite treats to share.

 

When: Thursday October 24, 2013 7:30 pm
Where: Oakcrest Tavern; 4022 N Oakland, Shorewood
When: Saturday October 12, 2013 12:00 pm
Where: Shahrazad Restaurant, 2847 N. Oakland Ave., Milwaukee
Cost: $20

The Milwaukee Peace Corps Association will be hosting its semi-annual Peace Corps Partnership Lunch on Saturday, October 12th at Shahrazad Restaurant, located at 2847 N. Oakland Ave. in Milwaukee. 

The focus of the Fall lunch is Africa. Peace Corps Partnership Lunches highlight the work that volunteers are doing in the field and help raise money for specific projects that volunteers are working on. Spread the word--invite family, friends or anyone you know who is interested in Peace Corps or wants to learn more about MPCA. Funds raised by the event will go towards supporting Peace Corps projects that YOU will vote on supporting during the lunch! The $20 cost also includes delicious Middle Eastern cuisine.

Stay tuned for more details and we hope to see you there!

To RSVP, click on the "Buy Now" button below.

When: Thursday September 26, 2013 7:30 pm
Where: Oakcrest Tavern; 4022 N Oakland, Shorewood
When: Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Lake Park, 3233 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee (Picnic area #2)
Cost: $7 non-members, $5 members

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.

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! We will be serving brats, burgers and veggie burgers. We do also need grills.

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 2014 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!

To RSVP, email MJ at mjp2856@wi.rr.com with what kind of meat or non-meat food you would like.

 

When: Thursday June 27, 2013 7:30 pm
Where: Oakcrest Tavern; 4022 N Oakland, Shorewood
When: Thursday May 23, 2013 7:30 pm
Where: Oakcrest Tavern; 4022 N Oakland, Shorewood
When: Thursday May 9, 2013 - Friday May 10, 2013
Where: UW-Milwaukee Union Ballroom, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Cost: Free!

Want to become a Peace Corps Volunteer? Are you ready to take the plunge and apply?

Well, Jeffery, the regional recruiter and the guy that every regional applicant works with, will be in Milwaukee Thursday and Friday, May 9th and 10th. Jeffery will also be hosting an Application-writing Workshop to help prospective volunteers get their applications in tip-top shape. See below for more information on these events:

Peace Corps table at the UW-Milwaukee Just in Time Career Fair:
Thursday, May 9, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Union Ballroom
2200 E. Kenwood Ave.

Information Session
Thursday, May 9, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Student Union - Room 181

Application Workshop
Friday, May 10, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Student Union - Room 181

Click Here for more details and to pre-register. Walk-ins are welcome at all the events. Bring a friend and share the information!

Peace Corps is actively hiring candidates for our programs in Education, Public Health, Environmental Sustainability, Agriculture, and Community Development.  "If you have any students, friends, or colleagues who are thinking about Peace Corps, looking for an incredible opportunity to start their career or change careers, or know folks considering retirement send them my way," Jeffery says.

Peace Corps has jobs available leaving in the fall of this year and early part of 2014.  In order to be considered for those programs, those interested must apply as soon as possible. Applications received by May 30th receive priority consideration for 2014 departures so these events are perfectly timed to help you get your application in!

Jeffery's visit represents a great chance to connect directly with a Peace Corps recruiter, have your questions answered, and connect with the Peace Corps community.

Email info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org for more information.

When: Saturday April 13, 2013 5:00 pm
Where: Crocus Restaurant, 3577 S 13th St
Cost: $25

The Milwaukee Peace Corps Association will be hosting its semi-annual Peace Corps Partnership Dinner, now scheduled to be at Crocus Restaurant (3577 S 13th St). The dinner will include an all-you-can-eat buffet replete with delectable Polish treats.

The focus of this event is Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Peace Corps Partnership Lunches and Dinners highlight the work that volunteers are doing in the field and help raise money for specific projects that volunteers are working on. Spread the word--invite family, friends or anyone you know who is interested in the Peace Corps or wants to learn more about MPCA. The cost is $25 per person and funds will go towards supporting Peace Corps projects that we vote on during the dinner.

We hope to see you there!

To RSVP and pay online, click the "Buy Now" button below. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 10th. You can either pay online, or RSVP to Meghan at  meg11jones@gmail.com and pay at the event.

When: Thursday March 21, 2013 7:30 pm
Where: Oakcrest Tavern; 4022 N Oakland, Shorewood

Join us at the Oakcrest Tavern (4022 N Oakland, in Shorewood) at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 21 to chat about Peace Corps, reminisce about your service or just to hang out with some new people. Hope to see you there!

When: Tuesday March 19, 2013 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Shorewood Village Center; 3920 N Murray
Cost: Free!

Join us as we see off the newly-nominated volunteers from the Milwaukee area who are about to embark on their two-year journey with Peace Corps! Refreshments will be served as the new volunteers discuss where they will be going and what their projects will be. 

Additionally, the nomination party is an event where you can come meet others who are applying for Peace Corps, speak with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, and chat with Jeff, the regional recruiter, who can give pointers on how to apply and what they are looking for. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested to get more information on the application process and to learn what is needed to be a volunteer. 
 
Join us for a social hour at the Oakcrest Tavern following the event.

The Nomination Party will be held in the combined North and South Rooms. Sponsored by the Milwaukee Peace Corps Association.

When: Thursday February 28, 2013 7:30 pm
Where: Oakcrest Tavern; 4022 N Oakland, Shorewood
When: Thursday February 21, 2013

The Peace Corps regional recruiter, Jeffery, will be in town for some information sessions about Peace Corps at Marquette University on the following dates:

Thursday, February 21st
Workforce Career Fair, Alumni Memorial Ballrooms, from 2:00 – 7:00pm
Information Session at the Office of International Education in Holthusen Hall at  8 pm

Anyone who is interested in accompanying Jeffery at these events may email info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org to get the information on how to participate.

For those looking for more information about Peace Corps, stop by during these events! We would love to see you.

When: Wednesday February 20, 2013

The Peace Corps regional recruiter, Jeffery, will be in town for some information sessions about Peace Corps at Marquette University on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 20th
Information Table in the Alumni Memorial Union from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Information Session at the Office of International Education in Holthusen Hall at 4pm

Thursday, February 21st
Workforce Career Fair, Alumni Memorial Ballrooms, from 2:00 – 7:00pm
Information Session at the Office of International Education in Holthusen Hall at  8 pm

 
Anyone who is interested in accompanying Jeffery at these events may email info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org to get the information on how to participate.

For those looking for more information about Peace Corps, stop by during these events! We would love to see you.

When: Saturday December 8, 2012 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Pl. Milwaukee
Cost: $3 members, $4 non-members

Community Room, lower level

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
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!

Calendars For Sale

Support the MPCA by buying beautiful 2013 calendars put together by the Peace Corps-Madison group, which will be on sale for $10 each for non-members, $8 for MPCA members, and $6 each for members buying 10 or more..

Peace Corps T-shirts will also be for sale.

Bring Donations

We will again be collecting new hats, mittens, socks, and travel size personal hygiene items to dontate to Outreach Community Health Centers, Inc (formerly Health Care for the Homeless).

When: Thursday November 15, 2012 8:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee
When: Thursday November 15, 2012 6:30 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Saturday November 10, 2012 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: St. Francis Brewery, 3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., St. Francis, WI
Cost: $16

Join us as we recognize and celebrate the many contributions that parents and families make towards their volunteers' service. The morning will include a delicious brunch and a panel of recently returned volunteers as well as parents of currently-serving Volunteers. Families, RPCVs, prospective volunteers, and those interested in Peace Corps are invited to attend.

Brunch this year includes French toast, hash-browns, scrambled eggs, bacon, coffee and juice. If you would like to join the festivities without taking part in the brunch, you may do so at no cost.

Please RSVP by Monday, November 5th to info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org or by phone at (414) 207-6722. You can pay in person at the brunch or by clicking on the PayPal link below.

 

When: Thursday October 25, 2012 8:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee
When: Thursday October 25, 2012 6:30 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Saturday October 13, 2012 12:00 pm
Where: Thai Barbecue, 3417 West National Avenue
Cost: $25

The Milwaukee Peace Corps Association will be hosting its semi-annual Peace Corps Partnership Lunch at Thai Barbecue on 35th and National at 12:00pm. Come join us to enjoy some of the most delicious, most authentic, and mouth-watering Thai food Milwaukee has to offer while supporting Peace Corps Partnership Projects. Spread the word--invite family, friends or anyone you know who is interested in the Peace Corps or wants to learn more about MPCA. The cost is $25 per person and funds will go towards supporting PeaceCorps projects that we vote on during the lunch.

We hope to see you there!

To RSVP, click the "Buy Now" button below.

When: Thursday October 11, 2012 9:30 am

The following is a list of volunteer and career fairs, information sessions and panels where RPCVs are needed to share their stories and experiences serving in the Peace Corps. If you are an RPCV and would like to volunteer at any of these events or would like more information, please email us at info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org.

 

Thursday, October 11, 2012, High School Career Day
Badger High School – 9:30am – 2:30pm – Lake Geneva, WI
1 or 2 Volunteers

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Fall Career Fair
Alverno College – 11:30am – 2:00pm – TLTC Conference Center (confirmation TBD)
2 Volunteers

Wednesday, November, 14, 2012 – Volunteer Abroad Panel
Mt. Mary College – 5:00pm – location TBD
2 Volunteers

 

Past career and volunteer fair events:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, Fall Volunteer Fair (Kenosha)
UW-Parkside – 10:30a – 1:30pm – On the plaza, between the Student Center and Molinaro Hall
2 Volunteers

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, Information Session
Marquette University – 7:30pm – location TBD
1 Volunteer 

Thursday, September 27, 2012, Career Fair (Platteville)
UW-Platteville – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall
2 Volunteers 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Career Fair (Kenosha)
UW-Parkside – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Main Place
2 Volunteers

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Career & Networking Fair (Waukesha)
Carroll University – 3:00pm – 5:30pm – Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center
2 Volunteers

 Thursday, October 4, 2012, Information Session
UW-Milwaukee – 6:00pm – location TBD
1 Volunteer

When: Monday October 1, 2012
When: Thursday September 27, 2012 8:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee
When: Thursday September 27, 2012 6:30 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Thursday August 23, 2012 8:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee

Come join us for the monthly Social Hour at Von Trier's at North Ave and Farwell at 8pm on Thursday! If you were a volunteer and want to get back in touch with other RPCVs we can reminisce with you. If you are applying to be a volunteer, we can share our stories and answer any questions you might have. Stop by and say, "hi!" This event is open to everyone.

When: Thursday August 23, 2012 6:30 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Thursday July 26, 2012 8:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee

Did you miss us on Saturday? Are you still interested in meeting other RPCVs in the area or in getting more information before you head out? Join us for our monthly happy hour at Von Trier's on the corner of North Ave and Farwell on the East Side this Thursday, July 26 at 8pm. Happy hour is open to anybody who would like to come and we'd love to hear from you.

When: Thursday July 26, 2012 6:30 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Saturday July 21, 2012 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Lake Park, 3233 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee

Our popular annual summer picnic this year featured good food, good company, and lots of good times in beautiful weather!

This year's picnic took place from 12:00pm-4:00pm and there were several people in attendance. At the picnic, there were:

  • New 2013 calendars! ($10 for non-members, $8 for members and $6 if you buy 10+)
  • New MPCA T-shirts ($15)

on sale for anybody who was interested. If you missed out on those great items, get in contact with us and we will happily get you some.

Picnic             Grilling

We send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who brought delicious food and to everybody who let us use their grills, coolers and utensils!

 

When: Sunday July 1, 2012 4:00 pm - Sunday July 1, 2012
Where: 2151 S Robinson Ave, Milwaukee 53207

What a wonderful event this was where food from around the world was shared among friends. After a challenging afternoon of working in the fields, the volunteers were able to come inside and enjoy delicious treats from Thai curry to spice cake.

Networking Reception Potluck
Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 4:00pm

This event is open to all who can attend, bring a friend!  No RSVP required.

Please join the Milwaukee Peace Corps Association for an informal social gathering of community partners and current Peace Corps applicants.  Come share your legacy of Peace Corps and country of service.  We will have a potluck style buffet and provide plates, napkins, forks and drinks.

Please feel free to bring a tasty treat from your country of service to share!

When: Sunday July 1, 2012 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: 2151 S Robinson Ave, Milwaukee 53207

This event was well attended and volunteers young and wise came to lend a hand under the hot summer sun. Volunteers picked weeds, planted flowers, worked in the compost piles and painted signs. Working with Sweet Water Organics, volunteers were able to better understand the wonderfully effective and environmentally-friendly Aquaponics system that they use as well as become involved with this neat organization that works so hard to serve Milwaukee with its own home-grown produce.

Volunteers at Agriculture Service Day 2012

Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future

You are cordially invited to attend a day of service with current Peace Corps Applicants, Regional Recruiters, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Spaces are limited to RSVPs on a first come, first serve basis. Immediately following the service day will be a networking reception potluck open to all who can attend.

A great opportunity to informally network, share stories, and share additional insight for those preparing to depart for Peace Corps service.

Agriculture Service Day
Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 12:00pm – 4:00pm*

Be prepared to get dirty and learn more about urban organic agriculture

When: Thursday June 28, 2012 8:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee
When: Thursday June 28, 2012 6:30 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Friday June 1, 2012
When: Thursday May 24, 2012 8:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee
When: Thursday May 24, 2012 6:30 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Thursday April 26, 2012 8:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee
When: Thursday April 26, 2012 6:30 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Saturday April 14, 2012 1:00 pm
Where: Antigua Restaurant, 5823 West Burnham Street, West Allis, WI 53219
Cost: $25

The lunch will feature a buffet with chicken, beef, and vegetarian dishes. The cost is $25.00 which includes a $10 donation to a Peace Corps Partnership Project in Latin America. There will be a cash bar. Space is limited. Please RSVP by April 12th and refer any questions to info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org. See you there!

Buy Tickets Online

 

When: Thursday March 29, 2012

The MPCA, in partnership with the Peace Corps office in Chicago, is organizing a volunteer send-off and networking event. Meet and mingle with recently returned Peace Corps Volunteers and applicants and invitees preparing to begin their Peace Corps service.

When: Wednesday March 28, 2012
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202

More details at: http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=meet.regrec.event&eventid=99466

When: Thursday March 22, 2012 8:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee
When: Thursday March 22, 2012 6:30 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Thursday March 1, 2012 6:30 pm
Where: Marquette Office of International Education, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor, 1324 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233

More details at: http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=meet.regrec.event&eventid=99459

When: Thursday March 1, 2012
When: Wednesday February 29, 2012 3:30 pm
Where: Milwaukee Public Library - Central Branch, Meeting Room 1

More details at: http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=meet.regrec.event&eventid=99457

When: Thursday February 23, 2012 8:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee
When: Thursday February 23, 2012 6:30 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Saturday February 11, 2012 6:00 pm

You choose!  There will be two foreign comedy films to choose from.

Get your laugh on at my place in Shorewood on Saturday, February 11th. Movie time is 7:30pm. Potluck at 6:00pm before.  I will have a main dish, beer, and some munchies like popcorn.  

If you can't come for both the potluck & movie, just come for one!  RSVP to: katiejbhandare@gmail.com or cell: 920-960-8559.

Bring a friend or two -- see you then!

When: Sunday January 8, 2012 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Kevin Kuschel's House, 2711 N. Grant Blvd

All MPCA members are welcome to attend our Annual Meeting. Among other things, we'll be planning out our 2012 and 2013 event schedule and strategizing some longer-term plans for the association.

When: Saturday December 3, 2011 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Gordon Park Lodge
Cost: $3/member, $4/non-member

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

Free admission to anyone who joins/renews their membership ($12) and buys a new MPCA t-shirt ($15) at the party!

Please bring a group sized dish to pass featuring a food from a country where Peace Corps Volunteers have served.  We will again vote for the most delicious dish served. Peace Corps Calendars will also be for sale. $10 non-members, $8 members, $6 for members who buy 10 or more.

We will also be collecting items and donations for the nonprofit group Health Care for the Homeless.  Items needed include:

  • Winter outerwear: adult sized hats, gloves, mittens, scarfs, coats, and boots
  • Personal hygiene products: toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, combs, brushes.  Travel size items are especially helpful

To learn more about the work of this organization visit their website at http://www.hchm.com/

When: Tuesday November 22, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Friday November 18, 2011 - Sunday November 20, 2011
Where: State Fair Expo Center

This year's Holiday Folk Fair International will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Peace Corps, and MPCA is helping out in a lot of ways. The Folk Fair is at the State Fair Expo Center from Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20. And there are a lot of third goal opportunities for you to participate in!

See Our Cooking Demonstrations

Throughout the fair, RPCVs will be performing cooking demonstrations. They'll prepare food from their country of service, and share some of their host country's culture with fair-goers. If you're interested in presenting, please contact us. A complete schedule of the presentations will be available soon.

Honor the Sargent Shriver Award Winner

We will be presenting our Sargent Shriver Award for Community Service and Volunteerism on Friday night. Join us for this special occasion when we honor an RPCV for their outstanding service in the community.

Visit or Staff Our Booth

The MPCA will have a booth. We'll be there to talk about Peace Corps with people and share our own experiences. We'll also be selling calendars and t-shirts and be distributing Peace Corps recruiting material. Feel free to stop by and say hi, share some stories, and pick up a few calendars. If you're interested in staffing the booth at some point during the weekend, please let us know.

Explore the Fair

Finally, be sure to explore the fair! There are lots of countries and ethnic groups represented - spend some time wandering around, meeting people, and sharing your Peace Corps experiences!

 

When: Saturday November 12, 2011 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: St. Francis Brewery, 3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., St. Francis, WI 53235

Join us on Saturday, November 12th for our annual Family and Friends Brunch.

Join us as we recognize and celebrate the many contributions that parents and families make towards their volunteer's service. The morning will include a brunch buffet, and a panel of recently returned Volunteers and parents of currently-serving Volunteers. Families, RPCVs, prospective volunteers, and those interested in Peace Corps are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity for friends and family members of current Volunteers to connect with others, and for prospective Volunteers to hear some first-hand stories about Peace Corps.

Admission is free, but we ask for $14/person for those eating brunch. St. Francis Brewery puts on a delicious spread!

If you're planning attend, please RSVP to info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org by Thursday, November 10th. Thanks!

 

When: Wednesday November 9, 2011 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Martin Luther King Library 310 W. Locust St., Milwaukee, WI 53212

Peace Corps recruiter Kirk Longstein will be in Milwaukee to lead an information session where we will discuss community integration and cultural exchange across the 76 countries where Peace Corps Volunteers serve, talk about the application process, and discuss the benefits of service. All are welcome!

More information at: http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=meet.regrec.event&eventid=98094

When: Thursday October 27, 2011 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Join us for some after our monthly Board meeting for some drinks, popcorn, and good company! Everyone is welcome to attend.

When: Thursday October 27, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
When: Saturday October 15, 2011 12:00 pm
Where: Casablanca (728 E. Brady St.)
Cost: $20

Join us on Saturday October 15th at 12:00 for a delicious lunch buffet at Casablanca Restaurant (728 E. Brady St.). This event will be a Peace Corps Partnership fund raiser, and part of the cost of the event will be donated to two Peace Corps Partnership projects in Africa. The cost is $20, which includes Casablanca's delicious vegetarian buffet and the Peace Corps Partnership donation. RSVP by Thursday, October 13th to Maggie Krochalk at krochamb@yahoo.com.

You may send payments to P.O. Box 511322, Milwaukee, WI 53203 or purchase tickets online.

If you would like to learn more about Casablanca see their website: www.casablancaonbrady.com.

When: Thursday September 29, 2011 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Lubar Hall - N440, UW-Milwaukee

Peace Corps recruiter Kirk Longstein will be at UW-Milwaukee to lead an information session where we will discuss community integration and cultural exchange across the 76 countries where Peace Corps Volunteers serve, talk about the application process, and discuss the benefits of service. All are welcome!

More information at http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=meet.regrec.event&eventid=97841

When: Wednesday September 28, 2011 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Office of International Education, Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor, 1324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Peace Corps recruiter Kirk Longstein will be at Marquette to lead an information session where we will discuss community integration and cultural exchange across the 76 countries where Peace Corps Volunteers serve, talk about the application process, and discuss the benefits of service. All are welcome!

More information at http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=meet.regrec.event&eventid=97840

When: Thursday September 22, 2011 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Join us for some after our monthly Board meeting for some drinks, popcorn, and good company! Everyone is welcome to attend.

When: Thursday September 22, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Thursday August 25, 2011 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Join us for some after our monthly Board meeting for some drinks, popcorn, and good company! Everyone is welcome to attend.

When: Thursday August 25, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Thursday July 28, 2011 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Join us for some after our monthly Board meeting for some drinks, popcorn, and good company! Everyone is welcome to attend.

When: Thursday July 28, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Saturday July 16, 2011 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Lake Park, 3233 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual summer picnic on Saturday July 16, 2011 at Lake Park. The rain held off, and we had some good food, good conversation, and a lot of fun. Our silent auction brought in nearly $200, which will be used to support MPCA grants.

Group picture from the 2011 Summer Picnic

When: Thursday July 14, 2011 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53208

Want to learn more about Peace Corps? Talk to our regional recruiter, Kirk Longstein, and find out more about the Peace Corps experience.

More information is available on the Peace Corps website.

When: Wednesday July 13, 2011 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Milwaukee Urban Ecology Center, 1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Meet returned Peace Corps volunteers and learn about volunteer projects addressing food security issues. Peace Corps volunteers serving in undernourished communities take part in initiatives along the entire food value chain, from better agricultural practices and sustainable agriforestry, to more efficient food processing and marketing. As part of the presentation, a hands-on workshop will demonstrate Peace Corps’ participatory Pre Service Training style. Come ready to be inspired with a demonstration on how to educate, build and use locally available materials by focusing on a specific food security project.

More information is available on the Peace Corps website.

When: Thursday June 23, 2011 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Join us for some after our monthly Board meeting for some drinks, popcorn, and good company! Everyone is welcome to attend.
When: Thursday June 23, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Thursday May 26, 2011 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Join us for some after our monthly Board meeting for some drinks, popcorn, and good company! Everyone is welcome to attend.
When: Thursday May 26, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Thursday April 28, 2011 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: VonTrier, 2235 N Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Join us for a few drinks and some Peace Corps stories!
When: Thursday April 28, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: East Branch Library, 1910 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
When: Saturday April 16, 2011 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Jackson Park, 3500 W. Forest Home Ave.

MPCA will again be participating in the 2011 Spring River Cleanup Sponsored by Milwaukee RiverKeeper. The annual Spring River Cleanup taking place at almost 50 sites throughout the Greater Milwaukee area.

Our site will be at Jackson Park. Meet at the boathouse, 3500 W. Forest Home Ave. We will be cleaning the Kinnickinnic River.

Bags and gloves are provided and we just need YOU to come and pick up trash, litter, and the random assortment of bizarre garbage that makes its way to our beautiful river system.

Please RSPV to Maggie Krochalk of the MPCA if you will be joining our team so I can look for you at the site and provide further information.  krochamb@yahoo.com  

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

If you need more information about the MPCA team, please contact Maggie Krochalk. You may also contact Davita Flowers at davita@milwaukeeriverkeeper.org, or call 414-287-0207 x234 with more general questions about the event.


TRASH BASH - 12:30PM - 3:00PM, Milwaukee Ale House

After you're done digging a shopping cart out of a riverbank join us for the post-clean-up trash bash for food and drink!  The party will go from 12:30-3pm.  Milwaukee Ale House, 233 North Water St in the 3rd Ward.

When: Saturday April 9, 2011 12:00 pm
Where: Tulip Restaurant, 360 E. Erie St. Milwaukee, WI
Cost: $25

Thanks to all who joined us at Tulip Restaurant on April 9, 2011 for our spring 2011 Peace Corps Partnership Lunch. Proceeds from the lunch will be used to support two Peace Corps Partnership projects in eastern Europe and central Asia. We funded $500 for a school cafeteria project in Moldova and $321 for English textbooks for a school in Ukraine.





 

When: Thursday March 24, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
When: Wednesday March 2, 2011 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211

The MPCA, in partnership with the Peace Corps office in Chicago, held a Nomination Party on March 2 at the Urban Ecology Center. We enjoyed delicious food, shared wonderful stories from all over the world, and offered encouragement to those in the application process or whose bags were practically packed! Thanks to all who made that event a great success.

When: Thursday February 10, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Brookfield
For more information about this meeting, please contact us at info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org.
When: Thursday December 9, 2010
Where: Whole Foods Market (2305 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211)

We have cancelled our December 2010 board meeting.

When: Saturday December 4, 2010 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Gordon Park Lodge, 2828 N. Humboldt Ave. (Corner of Locust & Humboldt)
Cost: $3 MPCA members, $4 non-members

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Holiday Ethnic Potluck on Saturday, December 4th!

Everyone brought a dish of their favorite food from their country of service, and at the end of the night we voted for our favorite!

The focus of the evening was the local non-profit, Healthcare for the Homeless. We were able to donate items that were greatly needed and will be much appreciated, to the worthy organization.

If you are interested in further contributing to or seeking information for Healthcare for the Homeless and the incredibly important work they do, please visit www.hchm.com.

Thanks again for your support! Happy Holidays to all, and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!











When: Saturday November 13, 2010

On Saturday, November 13th nearly 50 friends and family members of the Milwaukee Peace Corps Association gathered together at the St. Francis Brewery for our yearly Family and Friends Brunch.

Our celebration marked the many contributions volunteers, their parents, families, and friends, make for the Peace Corps! We also were excited to welcome 3 prospective Peace Corps volunteers, and their families, who are currently in the process of applying to serve!

Our morning included a brunch buffet, a presentation by the Chicago Peace Corps Office, and a presentation by the MPCA- including a four panel interview of 3 returned volunteers and one Peace Corps parent. Our panelists’ did a great job of providing detailed descriptions of their experiences with the Peace Corps and even were able to answer and address questions and concerns presented by our future Peace Corps volunteers and their families.

The MPCA is so thankful for everyone who was able to join us for our celebration brunch, and look forward to seeing you all (and more!) at our next event!












When: Thursday November 11, 2010 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market (2305 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211)
When: Thursday October 14, 2010 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market (2305 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211)
When: Saturday October 9, 2010 12:30 pm
Where: Mayura Indian Restaurant, 1958 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee
Cost: $22

Join us for our Peace Corps Partnership Lunch, featuring a lunch buffet at Mayura Indian Restaurant. $10 from every ticket will be used to fund Peace Corps Partnership projects in Asia.

Please buy tickets online in advance.

When: Thursday September 9, 2010 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Whole Foods Market (2305 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211)
When: Monday August 23, 2010 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Von Trier (2235 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI)

As Peace Corps' 50th anniversary nears, we invite you to stop by for an RPCV gathering:

Evening Gathering with Milwaukee RPCVs
Monday, August 23, 2010
Von Trier (2235 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Connect with members of the local Peace Corps community. Meet NPCA Advocacy Coordinator Jonathan Pearson and learn the latest about upcoming activities, including plans for Peace Corps' 50th anniversary celebration.

For details contact info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org or call Katie Decker at 920-960-8559.

When: Sunday August 22, 2010 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Alterra on the Lake (1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr. Milwaukee, WI)

As Peace Corps' 50th anniversary nears, we invite you to stop by for an RPCV gathering:

Afternoon gathering with Milwaukee RPCVs
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Alterra on the Lake (1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr. Milwaukee, WI)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Connect with members of the local Peace Corps community. Meet NPCA Advocacy Coordinator Jonathan Pearson and learn the latest about upcoming activities, including plans for Peace Corps' 50th anniversary celebration.

For details contact info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org or call Katie Decker at 920-960-8559.

When: Thursday August 12, 2010 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Dzidra's House
When: Saturday July 17, 2010

Our annual summer picnic at Lake Park was a great success. There was plenty of food, good times, and Peace Corps stories to go around.























When: Saturday April 24, 2010
Where: Charro Restaurant, Milwaukee

Thanks to everyone who attended our spring Peace Corps Partnership Dinner at Charro Restaurant. A good time was had by the nearly 30 attendees!









When: Monday March 15, 2010
Where: Milwaukee Friends Meetinghouse

The Volunteer Sendoff hosted by the Chicago Peace Corps Office and the Milwaukee Peace Corps Association was a great success. We had 52 people attend, and got to see recruiter Dan O'Rourke present invitations to two applicants and heard some wonderful stories from recently returned volunteers.
















When: Saturday December 12, 2009

Our annual holiday party on December 12 had quite possibly the best and most diverse potluck ever found in Milwaukee! Thanks to all who attended and brought food, and special thanks to Alterra Coffee for providing free coffee.























When: Saturday November 7, 2009 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: St. Francis Brewery (3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Saint Francis, WI 53235)

Our annual parent brunch is an opportunity for parents to connect with other families, learn more about what their volunteer may be experiencing during the Peace Corps process, and get informed on ways that they can assist their volunteer. This year was no exception. Thirty guests enjoyed the fantastic brunch provided by St. Francis Brewery. Panelists discussed the challenges and rewards of their service, a typical day as a volunteer, and a parent's perspective on her daughter's experience. Thank you to everyone who participated.











When: Saturday October 10, 2009 11:37 am
Where: Ethiopian Cottage, 1824 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

On October 10th our fifth Peace Corps Partnership Dinner was held at the Ethiopian Cottage, a traditional Ethiopian restaurant located at 1824 N. Farwell Ave. in Milwaukee; owned by Yigletu and Alma Debebe.

A total of $570 was raised by the dinner through donations and MPCA matching funds - a special thanks to Allegra Troiano who made an extra donation all the way from Colombia! After dinner, the group voted to fund $500 of a Community Granary Project in Cameroon. The project is headed by Wisconsin PCV (E. Bussiere). The total project cost was $7,995 of which approximately $2,800 remains unfunded. The project will fund the construction of a community granary so that local farmers can store their harvests.

The remaining $70 raised was donated to a Health Clinic Electrification Project located in Mali. This project was second in voting behind the Granary, and will provide a solar panel to a newly constructed community clinic. The electricity generated will give doctors and nurses the light needed to provide services at night - especially for delivering babies. Total project cost is $5,648 of which approximately $3,550 remains unfunded.

Private donations to these two projects, and many others, can be made online by visiting the "Donate Now" section of the Peace Corps website at: www.peacecorps.org.

We send a special "thank you" to Marquette Trinity Fellows for sharing the evening with us. We hope they stay in touch with the MPCA, and that they will not hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do help them with their acclimation to Milwaukee life.

Please watch our website for the next PC Partnership Dinner event to be held in March 2010 (region supported, location and time to be announced). As always we are open to suggestions for suitable ethnic restaurants and/or event ideas. Send us your thoughts: info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org