Letter from the Board, Winter 2017

Thank you for helping make Louisiana Peace Corps Association a strong and colorful community. Last year was filled with lively gatherings and there is more on the horizon.

We will continue striving to accommodate the diverse interests of our membership base. Each one of you contribute in unique ways and keep our Peace Corps spirit burning bright. To improve our programming and explore new initiatives, you’ll be seeing a membership survey in the coming weeks. We hope you share your voice, and one lucky winner will receive a gift card for participating. Keep your eyes peeled.

This organization would not be possible without your involvement. If you haven’t paid your annual membership dues, now is the time. They are just $15. These funds ensure we have the resources to support timely, dynamic, and inclusive events and activities. Your energy moves us forward. Dues can be paid via PayPal on our website https://lapeacecorps.com/membership/

HOLIDAY POTLUCK – DECEMBER 12th

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LPCA’s holiday potluck is here! Monday, December 12th, starting at 7PM!! We’re ready to share in the good holiday spirits — so make sure to bring ’em! Come relax and share some love with your Peace Corps family before the holidays get too crazy. All are welcome, the more the merrier!

Bring a dish, a friend or three, a hotty toddy, or just yourself!

Also, we need YOU! Ready for a little bit of leadership and a lot of fun? Time to tag-team in! LPCA is in need of several folks to step into some Board Member roles. Up for grabs…Social Chair, Service Chair, Treasurer, Advocacy Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, and Parade Coordinator. Let’s keep LPCA’s momentum going for 2017! Onward and upward. Let’s talk about how you can help over some good food and spirits!

Thanks so much to our lovely host, RPCV Shayna Goldfine, for having us.

3211 Prytania St, Apartment 5, New Orleans, LA 70115-3416, United States

Click here for the Facebook Event!

New Community Grants Fund Page

Have you seen our new Community Grants Fund page on the website?

It gives you a breakdown of what the fund is all about, the application procedure, and who we’ve awarded grants to in the past! Are you investing your time and energy into our local or global community? Let us help invest with you. Check it out. Submit a proposal. Let’s do this!

Deadline to Submit Proposal: November 30

https://lapeacecorps.com/about/lpcas-community-grant-fund/

 

Cheers for Charity – October 6

Thursday, October 6th, from 5-8PM, LPCA wants to hang out with YOU, your family, and your friends! Cooter Brown’s Tavern & Oyster Bar‘s is generously donating 20% of this SPECIAL EDITION happy hour proceeds to LPCA’s Community Grant Fund!

509 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana

Come out and Cheers for Charity with us! Socializing for a good cause?? This is where Louisiana RPCVs excel.

This is in lieu of our regular happy hour that takes place on the first Tuesday of every month at The Rusty Nail on Constance Street in New Orleans. Don’t worry – we’ll be back to normal in November!

Happy International Day of Peace!

“Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality;
to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind.”
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at an historic summit of the world’s leaders in New York in September 2015. The new ambitious 2030 agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve these goals over the next 15 years. It aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

Find out more at http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/.