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Everglades National Park
     Homested, Florida


The Children Accompanied by Adults are Organized into Small Groups to Receive Orientation and Walk the Trails.  National Park Service Rangers Volunteer Their Time as Guides


The Annual Everglades Outing is RPCVSF's flagship member event every year. The Outing gave more than 100 kids from under-privileged backgrounds the opportunity to see, learn about, and experience the amazingly unique ecosystems, plants, and animals that their home - South Florida - has to offer. Along with an army of caring adults the participating kids learn all about alligators, birds, wetlands, and rocklands while spending the whole day active and outside. On Saturday, January 31, we hosted 100+ children from local homeless shelters. This year we were especially honored by a visit from NPCA President Glenn Blumhorst and NPCA Staffer David Fields.

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Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida Do Haiti
By Greg Zell, ( Nigeria 62-64 ) Travel coordinator


     In January, 12 South Florida RPCVs and family traveled to Haiti. Upon arrival in the land of vodou, we made a list of everyone we wanted turned into a toad (Continued on Networking /  Travel ) where you will also find "Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Hyon O'Brien

See the Haiti-2015 trip photos in Our Photo Album, a menu choice on the left

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Global Citizens in Action: FIU Turns out Peace Corps Volunteers Ready to Save the World
Read the full story available on the following Link to FIU Magazine:
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O u r J o b B o a r d


There are two new (January 29, 2015) postings by Project Medishare!

See the Complete Postings in our Members Only Section,
a menu choice on the left that appears after you login
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News from Our Fair Trade Market

February ... Valentine’s Day ... Chocolate

This month the spotlight is on Madécasse chocolate! It starts as fair trade, but explodes into much more. Here are some details:

The company was founded by Madagascar RPCVs Tim McCollum and Brett Beach.
Continues at: News From the Market

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Go to: http://www.marinaorthfoundation.org to read about a foundation created by a Returned PCV, which is currently working with over 3200 students in five schools, in the Medellin, Colombia area, emphasizing technology, language and leadership.

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Ethiopia

Read the article reprinted with permission that was published in both Estero Spotlight and Southwest Spotlight Magazines about PCV Carly Gallo, from Estero, Lee County, Florida, who is currently serving in Ethiopia. Just click on the following link: Carly Gallo or go to Spotlight Magazine at: Spotlight Magazine


Calendar

14 Feb 2015 11:30 AM • Indus Indian and Herbal Cuisine, West Palm Beach
01 Mar 2015 4:00 PM • Books and Books, 527 Lincoln Ln. North (Lincoln Rd., between Jefferson and Michigan Aves.), Miami Beach
02 Mar 2015 7:30 PM • American Airlines Arena
14 Mar 2015 7:45 AM • Broward County
15 May 2015 • Oleta State Park
16 May 2015 3:00 PM • Oleta River Park
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