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16th Annual Everglades Outing

January 31 and February 21, 2015 - Please see our Events Calendar


The Annual Everglades Outing is RPCVSF's flagship member event every year. The Outing gives 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.


In recent years the event has had so much demand that we cannot fit it into one day and we will be splitting the Outing into two events this year. On Saturday, January 31, we'll host 100+ children from local homeless shelters. If you prefer to volunteer with older youth, please visit our Events Calendar and look for the event on Saturday, February 21, when we'll host several youth aging out of foster care - that event may also include the option to camp overnight at Everglades National Park.



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Pen Pals Needed for Botswana
Message from Marisol and Gary Snow who are going to be in the Goodhope primary school grade 5,6,7 starting January 5. The principal would like to connect teachers and students with an American school. Pen pals etc. any connections will help! Thanks Gary (Marisolsnow57 at gmail.com). Botswana PCVs Marisol and Gary Snow are members of RPCVSF.
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R P C V S F is going to Haiti
There are still a few places left, so please RSVP ASAP by clicking on January 14, 2015 on the following link: Event Calendar and Registration
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O u r J o b B o a r d
Riverside House, Miami, is looking to fill 3 positions. For more info, please see the Employment section within the Members Only menu choice on the left.

Also, see the new posting for Peace Corps Campus Recruiters at both FIU and UM.

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RPCVSF's  Fair  Trade  Market  News


The holidays are here! This is the time of year the Fair Trade Market (FTM) carries CHOCOLATE BARS! They are great as a small gift or a stocking stuffer. The FTM has many other gift items ... from the small Ashanti bracelet from Ghana to the Tree of Life candelaria from Nicaragua to the beaded jewelry from Nepal.

This is also the time for the Peace Corps Calendar which is much, much more than a calendar. It is an educational experience and it provides a reason (sometime more than one) for us to celebrate every day.

For your out-of-town friends and relatives, Equal Exchange has gift baskets which include a variety of their items ... coffee, chocolate, tea etc. Shipping is reasonable, even free if you ship $75 or more to the same address. ( http://www.equalexchange.coop )

Enjoy the Holiday Season!  And remember, how you spend your money does make a difference!

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RPCVSF D i v e C l u b

Several of our members just organized a Dive Club you can read about on the Menu choice called "Networking."

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RPCVSF Cooking and Conversation Club

Do you know how to make Korean Bulgogi? You do, do you? Never mind, come to our inaugural cooking club event anyway! When: January 10, 2015, Details on the "Networking" page under the Menu to the left.
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Calendar

09 Jan 2015 7:00 PM • Lagniappe, 3425 N.E. Second Ave., Miami
10 Jan 2015 11:00 AM • Miami Shores, FL
14 Jan 2015 • Haiti
31 Jan 2015 8:30 AM • Everglades National Park
07 Feb 2015 5:30 PM • Paprika Mediterranean, North Bay Village
21 Feb 2015 8:30 AM • Everglades National Park
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