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For the 17th year, RPCVSF again hosted at the Everglades National Park over 100 children from homeless shelters in South Florida. To enjoy some of the pictures of the event, please click on the following link:

Everglades 2016

We wish to express our appreciation on behalf of RPCVSF and all the children who joined us at the park to

Kiwanis Club of Biscayne Bay Youth Foundation

their generous support and for their members who helped at the event


Membership Renewals

If your membership in RPCVSF renews on January 1 as many do, you will receive e-mails from RPCVSF 15 days before your renewal date, then at 5 days, and again on your renewal date. Renewal is quick and easy with a credit or debit card by clicking Join or Renew to the left, or by check to our Post Office Box 661001, Miami, FL 33266-1001. If you wish to change membership levels for a three year or lifetime membership, etc, or if you have any questions please e-mail membership@rpcvsf.org.


Peace Corps Partnership Program Works !

Hi RPCVs of South Florida,

I wanted to say "Thank you," one last time to all of you. The classrooms are finished, and the entire community is escatic about it. Many people are saying this is the most beautiful building they have ever seen, and that they cannot wait for their children to be able to attend classes in it.

Thank you all so very much for your generous contribution. It truly has made a difference in our community!

Sierra - PCV Benin


The Miami Foundation

Applications now open for Miami Fellows Class IX

The Foundation is now accepting applications for Miami Fellows Class IX, our signature program to develop young professionals as dynamic, effective new leaders for Greater Miami. Over 14 months, Fellows will gain stronger leadership skills, deeper insights into key community issues, and broader networks and relationships so they can increase their civic and community impact. The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, February 25 at 4 p.m. The Foundation will hold information sessions on February 2nd and February 4th. Learn More and Apply

The Miami Foundation is growing and looking for talented staff to grow with us. We are accepting applications for a Fiscal Relationships Officer and a Programs Assistant. The positions provides a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic organization and team to build a better community. Individuals can use the links above to see job descriptions and how to apply.


News from the Market!

 if you’re low on coffee or would like to give a Fair Trade Market item as a gift, please feel free to contact mailto:ftm@rpcvsf.org and we’ll make arrangements to deliver the fair trade item to you.


RPCVSF is going on Safari to Namibia

 For Namibia Information, Click RPCVSF Goes to Namibia

August 20, 2016 through September 2, 2016

This is a customized trip to suit our members and friends facilitated by The Africa Adventure Company in Ft. Lauderdale. Customized means you will not find this itinerary with any other travel company. We replaced some of the ordinary and shortened the standard trip to better fit your time and money. Namibia is the most interesting of all animal safari countries because it has towns, historic sites from the last hundred years, geographic features, and almost 500 years of ship wreck remains on its coast which give it the nickname “The Skeleton Coast” plus all the usual safari animals. It has not experienced any terrorism or Ebola. This is not a strenuous trip. If anyone needs assistance getting in or out of a safari vehicle, there are plenty of people around to help.

Attached to this page is the itinerary and pricing information.

The fun begins with the newbies who have never been to Africa getting initiated at Tribes Restaurant and Lounge in Jo’burg with 2 double gin and tonics. Why gin? Why tonic? Why double? The standard measure of alcohol in South Africa is 1/8 gill = ¾ oz. or ½ an American shot; The Brits discovered quinine (quih neen) kills malaria; They invented gin. If the quinine doesn’t kill the malaria, the gin will so they say but we still do our anti-malaria medications. After this, the newbies no longer say “Johannesburg”. It’s now “Jo’burg”. And we end it all with dinner at the surreal Joe’s Beer House.

The hot air balloon option is recommended to anyone wanting to comprehend the immense extent of the dunes and the changes in color with the rising sun. The champagne breakfast on the shore is pleasant also.

The scenic flight over the coast option is a must to understand The Skeleton Coast nickname. The plane is small and not for anyone afraid of flying.

International airfare: When we have the final number of travelers, we will negotiate with the airline for a group fare. There should be a substantial saving over the current standard fare of $1595 from Mia to Jnb via Atl. You also can make your own arrangements. To reserve one of the 18 places on the trip, contact Ian Flores at The Africa Adventure Company 954 491 8877 “Ask for the Zell group” to arrange your $250 non=refundable deposit on or before February 29, 2016. email travel@rpcvsf.org with questions. Balance of 20% of land package due March 1, 2016=$369.

Experience the confluence of German colonial policy with the effect of the Second Boer War and WWI in Africa. (Perhaps you are more familiar with the First Boer War.)


Travel Coordinator: Gregory Zell (Nigeria 62-64) travel@rpcvsf.org

This is not a fund raiser. No organization funds are involved. The Travel Coordinator is not compensated.

A program of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida, Inc.


11 Feb 2016 6:30 PM (EST) • Broken Shaker, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL
17 Feb 2016 6:30 PM (EST) • FIU Biscayne Bays Campus, Room TBD
20 Feb 2016 11:00 AM (EST) • Everglades National Park
27 Feb 2016 7:30 AM (EST) • Blitz Build (Perrine Area) - Exact Address to Be Provided
09 Mar 2016 6:00 PM (EST) • Educate Tomorrow (Park in the Women's Club Parking Lot), 1717 N. Bayshore Drive, Suite 203, Miami, FL 33132
12 Mar 2016 6:00 PM (EST) • SOUTH COUNTY CIVIC CENTER 16700 JOG RD., DELRAY BEACH, FL 33446 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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