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And see the new posting by United Way of Miami-Dade for 1. Director, Strategic Investments and Education II Impact Area in the Employment Page within the Members Only Section. Also take a look at: "Go Overseas"


Linda Whitmyre and Global Mamas

The Presentation is now on U-Tube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5mO5uoVu4E 
Linda Whitmyre, RPCVSF's Fair Trade Market Chair in the center, nominated the Global Mamas founders Renae Adam, right, and Kristin Johnson, left, for the Sargent Shriver award, and they Won! Fashion Alert!  Renae, the tallest, is sporting a Global Mamas dress.

The Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service is awarded by the National Peace Corps Association to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who continue to make a sustained and distinguished contribution to humanitarian causes at home or abroad, or are innovative social entrepreneurs whose actions will bring about significant long-term change.


Since their days in the Peace Corps, Renae and Kristin have been involved in projects that give women the tools to provide financial security for their families. Together they founded Global Mamas, a community working together to create lives of prosperity for African women and their families.  See the full article on NPCA's website at:



Interested in RPCVSF's Fair Trade Market?   Learn to Organize and Operate a Fair Trade Market by asking Fair Trade Market Chair Linda Whitmyre, mailto:lindawhitmyre@gmail.com , for a copy of the Fair Trade Market Replication Guidelines.


The 2015 International Calendar is Now Available.
  Click on "Shop" to the left then "Calendars"

or just click http://rpcvsf.org/Calendar


What I Wish I Knew

Before Joining the Peace Corps

It’s hard to know what to expect as a Peace Corps Volunteer. So when Jessie Beck was nearing the end of her two years of service in Madagascar as an Education Volunteer, she, along with a few other PCVs reminisced about the things she wish she had known before taking the leap and becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer. Of the ten things she listed, she included:

1. Talk to a returned Peace Corps volunteer
2. You are more likely to impact your community in small ways than large
3. Peace Corps provides you with the essentials
4. Your fellow PCVs will become your family
5. Every Peace Corps experience is different
6. Every Peace Corps country program is run differently

If you are curious to see the full list and add your own voice to the conversation (after all, every Peace Corps experience is different!), you can view Jessie’s original:


on Go Overseas as well as an abridged version, written several months later, on Peace Corps Passport: http://passport.peacecorps.gov/2014/06/16/the-5-things-i-wish-i-had-known-before-joining-peace-corps 

No matter how long ago you volunteered abroad with the Peace Corps, these thoughts are sure to resonate and take you back in time!

(RPCVSF Thanks Jessie for making the above article and links available)



26 Jul 2014 10:00 AM • Jupiter
27 Jul 2014 5:30 PM • Bengal Indian Cuisine, 2010 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
08 Aug 2014 4:45 PM • 335 SE 6th Ave. at Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
05 Sep 2014 5:00 PM • Amoray Resort, Mile Marker 104, Key Largo, FL
14 Sep 2014 5:00 PM • Bay Shore Lutheran Church, 5051 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
19 Sep 2014 6:00 PM • Lagniappe, 3425 N.E. Second Ave., Miami
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