Maureen Orth (Colombia 1964-66) and Michael McCaskey (Ethiopia 1965-67) will lead the “What can you do for your country” discussion during the Chicago Humanities Festival at 4 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 3.
Michael McCaskey was the president of the Chicago Bears from 1983 to 1999 and as that organization’s chairman until 2011. He is an alumnus of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and taught at the business schools at UCLA and Harvard University prior to becoming president of the Bears.
Maureen Orth is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, and author of Vulgar Favors and The Importance of Being Famous. She is the founder of the Marina Orth Foundation which helps support 1,200 school children in Colombia, where she served. She is the producer of www.PeaceCorpsPostcards.com, an interactive website created for the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps that highlights the influence of the Peace Corps on the lives of past and present volunteers.
They will share their experiences as early Peace Corps volunteers, their perspective on what the Peace Corps has meant to the world and to their own lives, and their take on its identity in the 21st century.
WHEN: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. Nov. 3
WHERE: Francis W. Parker School, Diane and David B Heller Auditorium, 2233 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
COST: $10 general admission. $5 for teachers and students.
For more information, visit www.chicagohumanities.org/Genres/Public-Affairs/2012f-Orth-McCaskey-For-Your-Country.aspx
CAPCA is planning a visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art to view the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) show on Sunday, November 11 at 3 p.m. The show features alters and art work by artists remembering their loved ones. Admission is free. The address is 1852 W. 19th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. I (Leslie Piotrowski) will be in the lobby wearing a CAPCA pin. For more information, call me at: (847) 548-3720. Hope to see you there.
The second annual CAPCA volunteer day with Working Bikes is set for Saturday, Oct. 13…from 10 am. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers assist staff in repairing/cleaning/packing/shipping bikes for local sales and international donation.
No experience neceesary. Lunch provided; donations suggested. Check out their website: www.workingbikes.org.
Address: 2434 S. Western Ave., Pilsen.
For more information, contact: Margaret Sheridan, 312-912-1449. margsherihotmailcom. —
OCTOBER 9, 2012 at 6:00pm CAPCA Annual Meeting and Elections at La Fonda Restaurant, 5350 N Broadway in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Join us for our general membership/annual meeting and CAPCA Board elections at this Latino/Columbian restaurant. Accessible from the CTA/Redline Bryn Mawr stop (walk south on Broadway), or #36 (Broadway), #92 (Foster), #144 (Loop Express Marine Drive), and #147 (Loop Express) stop around Foster, Berwyn, Broadway and Sheridan Roads. Meat or vegetarian entrees (see below) available. Cost is $20 per person for the meal. Cash Bar. Please RSVP to Kathy at mkkacenyahoocom. Restaurant link http://www.lafondalatinogrill.com/
COME TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE WORLD AT …
… CAPCA’s Inaugural GLOBAL TRIVIA NIGHT
WHERE: Black Rock Pub (www.blackrockpub.com), 3614 N. Damen Ave., Chicago
WHEN: Wed., Oct. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. TRIVIA STARTS AT 7 p.m.
COST: $20 per person. ($10 for RPCVs returned in last six months)
Pay at the door. Includes appetizers and a free CAPCA t-shirt or PC poster.
Play as a team (6 ppl max) or individually. (If you don’t have a team,
come anyway and find a team!)
GRAND PRIZE: $100 Visa gift card, RPCV calendar and adoration by the
RAFFLE prizes includes 2 tickets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
yoga classes and other items.
*** RSVP BY OCT. 22 by filling out this form —–>
Proceeds go toward funding Peace Corps Partnership Projects led by Chicago area PCVs working abroad.
Our 12-inch softball team, the Culture Shocks, is looking for many players for the Summer league. Games start on 6/2/12 at Waveland Park, Irving Park and Lake Shore Drive. Games are played on Saturdays for eight weeks between 10am and 3pm. All you need is a mitt or you can borrow one. It is a perfect place to be on a sunny day with the park, beach, and path. There will be a reasonable player fee. Friends are welcome to play too. Hope you can join us!
Call me with questions.
For those who’ve played with us before, we would love to have you back!
Please respond by 5/29/12!!
Our annual camping trip to Camp Vista in Wisconsin is weekend of June 15-17, 2012. Please rsvp or send questions to Brian- bdefilippoaolcom