RPCVSF hosted a members' retreat in Key Largo with RPCVs and their families, from September 5th to 7th.
Thirty RPCVs plus twenty family members (with lots of kids!) stayed at a waterfront resort with a beach, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling and SCUBA diving, and had a great time. "This weekend was such a pleasure" and "what a phenomenal weekend - we can't stop talking about how much fun we had." New members said: "We had a great time." And a new volunteer for one of our committees said: "I'm excited for the future of the group."
On the right, you see part of the group having dinner on Friday at the Tower of Pizza in Key Largo. More pictures of the event are posted in "Our Photo Album" on the left side of this page.
In the photo album, be sure to check out the picture taken at night: RPCVSF astronomer and teacher Jim Scheidegger (RPCV Zaire, 1989-91) showed us Saturn through his telescope.
And, Yes, Key Largo was the scene of the 1948 movie Key Largo, with Humphrey Bogart, Edward G Robinson and Lauren Bacall, when a man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. Claire Trevor won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Wednesday January 14-21, 2015
The trip is open to members of RPCVSF, their families, and friends
And on a space available basis to other RPCVs, their families and friends
We have partnered with Haiti’s major travel agency to create an itinerary with something on it for everyone.
In the Employment Pages within the Members Only, see the new postings by City Year Miami Director of Impact, Training & Evaluation; FANM Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc./Haitian Women of Miami; United Way of Miami-Dade; and City Year Miami needs help from RPCVSF to identify young people (aged 17-24) for paid, 11-month, AmeriCorps positions. Also take a look at: "Go Overseas"