Annual X-Country, Downhill Ski, and Winter Getaway to CAMP VISTA 2012
Come join us for our annual trip to Dundee, Wisconsin
January 20-22, 2012
About 3 hours from Chicago, near Kettle Moraine
RPCV’s, family, and friends welcome!
Snow or No Snow! We go!
X-country ski, downhill ski, gourmet food, fireside conversation, games, music, sledding, and much more!
Communal eating, comfortable dormitory living, clean showers
Bring sleeping bag or bedding and a towel
Cost $65 adults- 2 nights/ $40- Saturday night only
Cost $35 kids- 2 nights/ $20- Saturday night only
Cost includes lodging, Saturday dinner, beer, and other food
Meet the group for Friday fish fry dinner at local pub (not included in cost)
Please RSVP today or no later than January 16th
Contact me for directions- Brian DeFilippo, bdefilippoaolcom, 847-650-1080
SPECIAL NOTE- This year’s menu theme – Ancient Recipes
Let us know if you have special dietary needs.
Let me know if you can take some passengers or if you need a ride!
WHEN: Tues., Dec. 6th – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: ST. PAULS UCC CHURCH, 2335 N Orchard Av, Chicago. (@corner of Fullerton across Orchard east of Children’s Memorial Hospital. Parking Lot located on Kemper Pl, access via Geneva Ter.)
WHAT: Bring a dish from your country of service: Salads, appetizers, main dishes and desserts are all welcome. BYOB and/or juices, sodas, etc. CAPCA will supply the paper goods, utensils, and cups.
*Please put your name on your serving dishes and utensils.
* Please be mindful that some members have medical or dietary restrictions – they might ask questions about the ingredients.
ETC: The after-party is at John Barleycorn Bar (1 block south on Orchard Av.)
*New faces and newly COSed RPCVs are especially encouraged to attend!
Volunteers to help set-up (arrive by 5:15) and clean-up will be most welcome.
Donna Braden dbbraden924sbcglobalnet (dbbraden924sbcglobalnet)
Margaret Sheridan margsherihotmailcom (margsherihotmailcom)
We will be electing Board members at the CAPCA Annual meeting on October 6, 2011. The meeting/Dinner will be held at Chicago Curry House, 899 South Plymouth Court (in the south Loop), Chicago IL from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Cost of the dinner is $20 for members ($25 for non-members).
RSVP here — https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5SUHJwYkRRc2lfeWg1b3U0MVk4cVE6MQ
The Board is composed of not less than 10 or more than 15 members elected for 2 year terms who fill a variety of duties. We thank our departing Board members: Sonja Jacobs, Laura Lange, Mia Yankow, Christian Doll, Jered Ulschmid, Cristina Lalli, Brian DeFilippo, Bruce Canetti, Margaret Sheridan and Peter O’Keefe. Currently there are 3 members elected in 2010 still serving: Kathy Kacen, Rishi Desai, and Melissa Shoemaker. There are 12 possible positions to be filled (for a full 15 person board). Marcy Huttas and Pam Stutzman running for reelection having filled one year positions. Other candidates include current Presidential appointees: Kat O’Brien, Henry Penland, and Leslie Piotrowski. New candidates are: John Beasley, Howard Ellegant, Annie Leff, and Courtney Sharpe.
Board members commit to serving 2 years. The responsibilities are; to represent CAPCA, perform the duties required of the position, support and attend CAPCA events, and help with the Founder’s Day Gala and Bridges to Service .
Although Board members have areas of responsibility (fundraising, membership, community service, etc.), when we elect board members on the 6th, we are only electing them onto the board. The positions will then be decided at the first official board meeting with the new members. Write-in candidates are accepted at the Annual meeting on the 6th. If you are interested in running for the Board please contact Kathy Kacen, CAPCA President at mkkacenyahoocom (mkkacenyahoocom) .
RPCV’s and Friends
We served globally, let’s celebrate locally!
Think that you will be unable to attend the anniversary festivities in Washington, but still want to celebrate, then join us on the evening of September 22, 2011 for the
50th Peace Corps Anniversary “Dinner by Satellite”
Our goal is to get 75-100 friends in multiple locations on a single night in and around the city and linked via electronic connection to celebrate the founding of Peace Corps!
Dinners begin at 6:30 at each location, see below for the locations to choose from.
Other locations to be announced
Special event below
Please rsvp to the contact at your location of choice
Invite friends, family, and other globally aware individuals
EVANSTON DINNER BY SATELLITE
Mt. Everest Restaurant, 630 Church Street, Lower Level Party Room, Evanston www.mteverestrestaurant.com
$20 (family style Indian/Nepalese meal includes veggie appetizer, 2 veggie entrees, 2 meat entrees, dessert, drink)
Two blocks due east from the Davis Street CTA and Metra Stations in downtown Evanston. If you drive, there are several metered lots within a few blocks. Parking is about $.75 per hour.
RSVP to Trina Janes, Morocco 91-93, trinajaneshotmailcom (trinajaneshotmailcom)
Families welcome. This will be a kid friendly event (kids 7 and under eat free).
LINCOLN PARK DINNER BY SATELLITE
Travel to Persia without your passport and celebrate Peace Corps’ Golden anniversary dinner.
Reza’s Grill, 2423 N. Clark St. by Fullerton Ave. www.RezasRestaurant.com
Buffet-style taste of the menu. $20 per person (gratituty included). Cash bar. Private room.
Transportation: “El” Fullerton red line. Busses: #151, 22 or 36. Parking: very challenging!
For information and reservations, contact Margaret Sheridan, Alabania 76-77, margsherihotmailcom (margsherihotmailcom)
INDIANA DINNER BY SATELLITE
Beach potluck as the sun will just be setting.
RSVP to Mary Owen, Philippines 05-08, owenmarygmailcom (owenmarygmailcom)
729 N. Montgomery, Miller Beach/Gary, Indiana 46403
CAPCA will be holding a clothing drive on this evening. Please bring gently used winter clothes and outdoor wear (including gloves, hats, and scarves!) to contribute to our clothing drive. Details to follow on the website.
Please join the Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA) and the Chicago Regional Peace Corps Office in commemorating the legacy of all Peace Corps Volunteers who have served around the world since 1961 promoting global peace, friendship and understanding on behalf of the United States.
To honor this milestone, we will dedicate a tree and plaque in Federal Plaza, downtown Chicago, to serve as an enduring tribute to the 5,300 volunteers from the greater Chicago area who have served through the years and all future Peace Corps Volunteers.
Emcee: Alderman Scott Waguespack, RPCV 1993-1995
RSVP to pctreededicationgmailcom
TRAVEL and PARKING advice for Peace Corps 50th Anniversary event at Federal Plaza.
Federal Plaza is on the 200 South Dearborn block. We will be closest to Adams and Dearborn Streets. There are construction fences around part of the plaza. The plaza has a large Orange sculpture that makes it easily identifiable. The Loop Post Office and the Kluczynski Building (230 S Dearborn) are also on the plaza.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION:
The CTA Red line stop is Jackson at State. Walk one block west to Dearborn and north a half a block towards Adams Street and the event site.
The CTA Blue line stop is Jackson. You will exit on Dearborn close or into the Federal Plaza complex. Look for the Orange sculpture and the event is one half block north at Adams Street.
The CTA Brown & Orange lines closest stop is Harold Washington Library stop at Van Buren. Walk west to Dearborn and then north 1 ½ blocks to Federal Plaza and Adams St.
The CTA Green & Pink Line stop is Adams at Wabash. Exit and walk 2 blocks west to Adams and Dearborn.
Buses: Almost all CTA buses that come into the Loop, particularly Michigan Avenue, State Street, Clark, Dearborn or LaSalle Streets will bring you close to Federal Plaza. Exit at Monroe, Adams or Jackson streets for the closest cross street. The # 151 stops on Adams St. across from Federal Plaza. Plan your trip at www.rtachicago.org.
METRA: All 4 Metra stations will bring you into the Loop and within walking distance (less than a mile) to Federal Plaza. Get train information at www.metrarail.com
PARKING: Parking in the Loop is expensive (approximately $30 for 2 through 12 hours) and scarce. Most Loop streets are one way. The closest garages are:
South Loop Self Park, 318 South Federal. Federal is between Dearborn and Clark Streets. 318 south is between Van Buren and Jackson Streets. Entrance is closer to Van Buren Street. This garage is about 2 blocks from Federal Plaza. This garage is closest to the Plymouth Restaurant reception.
Adams & Wabash Self Park. This garage is located on Adams between State and Wabash Streets on the south side of the street. It is about 1 ½ blocks from Federal Plaza.
131 South Dearborn and the 33 West Monroe Garage are both located between Adams and Monroe Streets entering off Dearborn Street. There are two garages at this location across the alley from each other. These garages are about ½ block from the plaza.
Peace Corps and the Chicago Fire!
Coming up Sunday, August 21, 2011
Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps and the beautiful game with us and the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL.
Location: Toyota Park, 7000 S Harlem, Bridgeview, IL 60455
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 6:00pm
All are welcome – friends, family, colleagues, RPCVs.
Tickets for the Corner Kick Section are reserved for us and cost $20.
Contact Rachel Myers at the Chicago Fire for tickets:
Email: rmyerschicago-firecom (rmyerschicago-firecom)
Let her know that you are buying for the Peace Corps Group Rate
Public Transportation available through the CTA Orange line and a shuttle bus from the Midway Station to the Stadium.
There is plenty of parking at the stadium. Get off of I-55 at the Harlem exit and go south on Harlem to 71st St. The Stadium is on your right.
Several companies also run shuttle buses from the city for a fee.
Please feel free to contact Jeffery Rhodes at the Chicago Peace Corps Office with questions or for more information.312.353.7748
Peace Corps and the Chicago Fire!
Coming up Sunday, August 21, 2011
Looking for transportation to the game? Windy City Wanderers offers bus service to the games, read more here:
Please join CACPA on Tues, July 26th for our monthly social dinner
Where: Pho Lily Vietnamese Restuarant, 5100 N. Broadway, Chicago (North of both Lawrence & Argyle on the west side of Broadway)
When: Tues July 26th at 6:30 pm
This is a small, intimate place with wonderful & very reasonable priced food. It is easily assessible from the red line Argyle stop & other public transport, there are paid parking lots in the area, and street parking is usually possible.
Hope you can join us!
Please RSVP to Marcy at mhuttashotmailcom
Save the Date. To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps and the 200,000 volunteers who have served since 1961 – CAPCA and the Peace Corps Chicago Recruiting Office with the support of the General Services Administration is having a Public Ceremony in Federal Plaza on Monday August 29th at 1:00 pm. Come and join the 100′s of Chicago area RPCVs, Consulates, Elected Officials, and Federal agencies who have been a part of the Peace Corps family in the Chicago area.
July 2011 Regional RPCV Career Event: Chicago, IL
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 LocationRalph H. Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Returned Volunteer Services is coming back to Chicago! At this FREE event, you will practice telling your professional Peace Corps story to a variety of audiences, connect with other returned Volunteers, and explore ways to get involved in Peace Corps activities with the Chicago Regional Recruitment Office. You’ll also chat with local employers in the public, private, and nonprofit sector at the afternoon career fair.
Register now! Contact:
Returned Volunteer Services
Because of the many opportunities in the federal government, first-year RPCVs with noncompetitive eligibility are especially encouraged to attend.
Pre-registration closes at midnight EDT on Friday, July 8, 2011.
Schedule of Events
Registration, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Career Workshops, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Attend this series of career workshops to learn techniques for telling your Peace Corps story in the job-search setting. Get RPCV-specific job-searching advice and best practices.
Regional Recruitment Office Information Session, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Attend this information session to meet staff from the Chicago Recruitment Office, and learn about opportunities to tell your Peace Corps story as you engage in Peace Corps’ third goal and recruitment activities.
Lunch, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
(Bring it with you, or purchase on your own)
RPCV Career Fair, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (with employer introductions at 2:00 p.m.)
Approximately fifteen organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sector will be on hand to meet with RPCVs about current and future job openings.
Registered employers currently include:
Academy for Urban School Leadership
CCS – Fundraising, Development, Consultants
First Command Financial Services
Illinois Department of Human Services
One Acre Fund
Teach for America
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State – UN Employment Information and Assistance Unit
U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group)