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October 2014

General Meeting and Board Election

October 21 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Peace Corps Office 5th floor Conference Room,
55 West Monroe, 5th floor, Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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The Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA) will hold a general membership meeting and election of a new Board of Directors. CAPCA strives to serve and support local, global, and RPCV communities. In an effort to accomplish this, CAPCA relies upon the leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors.  CAPCA Board Members play an instrumental part in accomplishing these goals.  If you are interested in running for a seat on the CAPCA Board of Directors, please send a short biography to Kathy…

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Founder’s Day Dinner

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pho Viet Vietnamese Restaurant,
4941 N Broadway , Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Please join the Chicago Area Peace Corps Association for our annual Founder’s Day Dinner, featuring guest speaker Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s “Worldview.” Doors open at 6pm. Tickets include a vegetarian-friendly Vietnamese buffet dinner served at 7pm. Stay for an after party with world music, 9:30pm to 11pm. This event is BYOB, so please feel free to bring drinks for yourself or to share! Please purchase tickets by October 12. Proceeds benefit Peace Corps Partnership Programs led by Chicago area…

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Monthly Happy Hour in the Loop

October 15 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Third Wednesday of every month
Plymouth Grill Rooftop,
327 South Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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Join us every third Wednesday for Happy Hour between 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food and drink specials available.

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Monthly Job Support Sessions

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peace Corps Office,
55 West Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603 United States

CAPCA’s monthly Job Support Sessions are an exceptional resource for professional support and job development. The group meets monthly to discuss employment possibilities, networking, resume building, interview skills and transition issues. Sessions are held at 12pm at the Peace Corps office in downtown Chicago: 55 W Monroe, Suite 450 RSVP is required. Please contact John Beasley. Don’t forget to bring your resume!

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September 2014

CAPCA Dinner at Royal Indian Grill

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Indian Grill,
3223 N Clark St , Chicago, 60657 United States
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The monthly dinners are back! Enjoy one of Chicago’s best Indian restaurants with 20 other RPCVs. We’ll have a family-style meal together and get to know each other over naan, chicken tikka masala & veggie samosas. It’s just $27.50 — including unlimited food, soft drinks and gratuity. Interested? See the full menu here. Where: Royal Indian Grill, 3223 N Clark St in Lakeview When: Tuesday, September 23, 6:30pm Cost: $27.50/person — includes gratuity, soft drinks and all-you-can-eat family style meal ***Both…

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Monthly Happy Hour in the Loop

September 17 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Third Wednesday of every month
Plymouth Grill Rooftop,
327 South Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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Join us every third Wednesday for Happy Hour between 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food and drink specials available.

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Represent Peace Corps at the Logan Square Farmers Market

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Logan Square Farmers Market,
Logan Blvd. from Milwaukee to Whipple, Chicago, IL United States
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The Logan Square Outdoor Farmers Market offers food, music, entertainment, and fun all summer long. Come sample treats from local restaurants and pick up the best fresh produce that the area has to offer. Join staff from Chicago’s Peace Corps Office jam to help man our Peace Corps table. Talk about your Peace Corps service and meet interested people. Contact Rok from the Peace Corps Office for details.

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Represent Peace Corps at the 79th Street Ren Fest

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
79th & Racine, Chicago, IL United States
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The 79th Street Renaissance Festival is “a family jam for peace.” Treat your family to a culturally diverse event and enjoy local acts on the main stage, a Ferris Wheel, petting zoo, and free lunch for seniors 55+ in a special pavilion in the Seniors Corner. Shop Local and buy jewelry and other items at very reasonable prices. Join staff from Chicago’s Peace Corps Office jam to help man our Peace Corps table. Talk about your Peace Corps service and…

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August 2014

RPCV Chat: Evacuated from Liberia

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterfront Cafe,
6219 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL United States
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Chicagoan Ron Cox, who served in Liberia in the 1970s, will talk about his experience returning to his country of service with Peace Corps Response, and then being evacuated this month from Liberia after the ebola outbreak.  Were you also evacuated from Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea? CAPCA would love for you to join us! Dinner will be on us! Please RSVP. ** Food and beverage are available to purchase.

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Story Corps Sessions

August 26 @ 11:00 am - August 27 @ 2:00 pm

StoryCorps is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions…

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