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28 Jul 2018 7:10 PM • 501 Marlins Way (NW 16th Avenue), Miami, Florida 33125
05 Aug 2018 5:00 PM • Krakatoa Indonesian Cuisine, 1910 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020
11 Aug 2018 5:00 PM • Mi Buenos Aires Querido - 3458 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
07 Sep 2018 5:00 PM • Amoray Resort, Mile Marker 104, Key Largo, FL
30 Sep 2018 10:30 AM • 1940 N. 30th Rd., Hollywood, FL 33021
20 Oct 2018 10:30 AM • 94th AeroSquadron - 1395 NW 57th Avenue, Miami, FL 33126


Travel Desk Update

Follow up our Indonesia Partnership dinner with a trip to Indonesia with the only package that can include Komodo Island, home of the dragons. Check out OATtravel.com AND look into their last minute travel bargains if you are a traveling pair. Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world with a Hindu pocket in Bali, recently became a Peace Corps country. Our restaurant is named for the island that exploded in 1883. For a film interpretation, see: Krakatoa: East of Java. If you check your map, you will find it is west of Java. That’s Hollywood.


Would you be interested in a safari to Tanzania including  Zanzibar in March, 2019? In addition to all those animals in the national parks, there is a walk through the historic Stone Town area of Zanzibar town where all the major explorations of Africa began or ended. The last 3 days of the safari are at an Indian Ocean resort similar to a Club Med: your admission bracelet gets you food and drinks all day and night except call brands. If interested without obligation, contact travel@rpcvsf.org.



Boteco Happy Hour June 9, 2018 - Miami












Boteco Happy Hour June 9, 2018 - Miami

Bon Voyage Picnic for Spring 2018 Peace Corps Invitees

April 22, 2018











See More Photos of the Bon Voyage Picnic by Clicking on " Our Photo Album " to the left

Coming to South Florida ?


If you are a PCV or RPCV and plan to seek employment and/or accommodations in South Florida in the near future, drop us a line at rpcvsf@rpcvsf.org. We are wondering if there is interest, and if so, thinking of posting your search in the Members Only section of our website. So for jobs, we would need something brief with your name and contact information, your educational and work background, and what kind of work you will be seeking. We cannot promise anything more than a bit of publicity to our members on our website.

Marge and Greg do Bangkok and Indochina

By Greg Zell (Nigeria 62-64)


For the Story, Please Click Here: >>> Marge and Greg do Bangkok and Indochina.docx


Travel @ RPCVSF.org Goes to C e n t r a l A f r i c a


For the Story, Please Click the following: Travel goes to Central Africa.pdf 



Cinco de Mayo - 2018

( Please See "Our Photo Album" to the left for more Photos )



The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of the Gulf Coast of Florida hosted World Heritage Festival Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Bayfront Park, Sarasota, from 11 am to 3 pm, in partnership with “Embracing Our Differences.” RPCVs showed displays representing the seven regions Peace Corps Volunteers serve in and shared their stories. We had artifacts, sights and music from all over the world. Hundreds of people attended and  what a wonderful surprise when students from Manatee School of the Performing Arts and Sarasota School for the Arts and Sciences did cultural dances for us! That spontaneity was so uplifting! All the students that were there contributed so much and worked steadfastly to make sure our event was a success! (A note from Leita Kaldi)

More at: http://peacecorpsworldwide.org/rpcvs-of-gulf-coast-of-florida-hosted-world-heritage-festival/

Back to the Everglades National Park

On April 8th, 2018, a group of RPCVs and their friends and families visited the Everglades National Park to tour the Nike Hercules Missile site that was activated during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. For more information about tours, just Google "everglades missile base tour."





SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 2018 19th Annual Everglades Outing


This year 29 RPCVSF members, 11 Kiwanis Club of Biscayne Bay members and six park rangers from the Everglades National Park hosted 78 wonderful kids and 37 accompanying adults from five homeless shelters for a day in the Florida Everglades. The total attendance including guests was 169.







For more photos of the day, please click on "Our Photo Album" on the left side menu.

Everglades National Park is a 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve on the southern tip of the U.S. state of Florida. Often compared to a grassy, slow-moving river, the Everglades is made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass marshes and pine flatwoods that are home to hundreds of animal species.


 Among the Everglades' abundant wildlife are the endangered leatherback turtle, Florida panther and West Indian manatee. The Everglades is the only place in the world where the American alligator and the American Crocodile coexist.


A Happy New Year from HELP

 

And...

 

We met our match... and more!

 

HELP would not be able to send 1 student to school let alone 165 if it wasn't for you. We are grateful for all our supporters. 

 

Thank you!


RPCVSF's 2017 donations to HELP generated by our Fair Trade Market sales typically cover Room and Board for 2 students.  With the matching effect of this year’s donation, it’s 4 !!!!  Keep shopping.




     


Redlands Christian Migrant Association


   


On Friday, December 8th, Mary Lamberts and Doris Vincent of RPCVSF traveled to the offices of the Redlands Christian Migrant Association in Immokalee, to deliver a check (donations collected at our AGM and matched by RPCVSF) and lots of toys for RCMA kids (collected at our holiday party).


RCMA helps infants as young as 6 weeks old, and school-aged children in their charter school and after-school programs, where children receive the professional loving care and education that is so important for their future success.  It brings peace of mind to parents who leave their treasures in RCMA’s safe hands while they work to get ahead. 


The RPCVSF Board of Directors selected RCMA to receive the money and toys we collected, since many of the migrants temporarily lost their livelihoods when Mother Nature flooded out crops in the Immokalee area, making it difficult for the workers to buy Christmas gifts for their children.   Our sincere thanks (and those of RCMA) go to all RPCVs who made donations.



PostCard from Tanzania

Thanking Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida for our donation through the Peace Corps Partnership program for the Labor and Delivery Building at the Ltimbo Clinic. 



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