Connecticut Returned Peace Corps Volunteer e-News June 2011

        Connecticut Returned Peace Corps  Volunteer E-Newsletter

 In This Issue June 2011 Summer Events
 CTRPCV Board meeting – June 18, 2 – 5 pm, potluck to follow, Rockfall.CTRPVC Summer Picnic – Saturday, 8/21, noon to 3pm, Meigs Point, Hammonasset State Park________________Hole in The Wall Gang CampVolunteer Project… Saturday, July 30thin Ashford, CT­_______________

Community Service

CT Quest for Peace, 9 AM to 1 PM, Sat., May 21 and Sat., June  11, William Evans Painting Co., 394 Main St., Bridgeport, CT


50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps – NPCA, Sept. 23 – 25, 2011 ……in Washington, DC.


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CTRPCV Board Meeting will be on June 18 from 2 PM to 5:30 PM, Connecticut Forest & Park Association, Rockfall, on Route 66 between Meriden and Middletown.It will be followed by a POTLUCK DINNER at 5:30 PM.The Board Meeting and the Potluck Dinner will be at the Connecticut Forest & Parks building in Rockfall.

  • Potluck Directions…

Connecticut Forest & Park Association headquarters is located in the middle of Connecticut on Route 66 between Meriden and Middletown. It is a spacious room with all the tables and chairs that we could   possibly want. There are large windows to let in sunlight. We will meet on the first floor that is on ground level that makes it easy to get into the building because there are no stairs. There is a full kitchen and a bathroom for us to use. 

Directions:  Connecticut Forest and Parks Association (860) 346-2372]

16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481…between Meriden & Middletown on Rt. 66.

Take I-84 to  I-691 which becomes CT-Rt. 66. Coming  from the Waterbury,  drive approximately 4 mi. on Rt. 66 , CFPA will be on your left. It’s just after the 4th stop light. Once you pass a used car lot that was a Citgo gas station, it will be the next driveway on the left. The driveway is hard to see.


Community Service

We will also have two opportunities to do Community Service by sorting and  boxing  humanitarian aid to send to Nicaragua.

CT Quest for Peace will have two mornings from 9 AM to 1 PM when we will be able to help the 2nd poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

  • Sat., May 21
  • Sat., June  11
  • Directions to Bill’s Warehouse where we will sort & pack:

William Evans Painting Co., 394 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604   [Bill’s Cell: 203-216-2115  Maureen’s cell: 203-788-0163]

Directions: Basically… follow signs to the Port Jefferson Ferry. At ferry entrance, turn right, 2nd building on the left is 394 Main St.

Northbound on RT 95 (Connecticut Tnpk.) Take Exit 27. Go straight off exit ramp for 3 blocks. Turn right onto Broad St. Go 200 yds. and go under the railroad bridge. Take immediate left onto Ferry Access Rd. Go 1 block to intersection. Turn right onto Main St. Travel 100 yds. The building is on left. Bill will have a sign in front and one of his trucks. Both have the name “William Evans Painting Co.”.

Directions Southbound on RT 95: (Connecticut Tnpk.)

Take Exit 27. At bottom of ramp take immediate left onto Broad St. Go 200 yds. and go under the railroad bridge. Take immediate left onto Ferry Access Rd. Go 1 block to intersection. Turn right onto Main St-. Travel 100 yds. The building is on left. The name is “William Evans Painting Co.”.

CTRPVC Summer Picnic – Saturday, 8/21, noon to 3pm, Meigs Point, Hammonasset State ParkWe will be having our CTRPCV Summer Picnic at Hammonasset State Park on Sunday, August 21st from noon to 3 PM at Meigs Point which is near the Nature Center. People are welcome to come early to view the Nature Center or to go for a dip in the Sound. The area is a bit of a walk from the beach, so one would want to take a car. But it is a safe place for kids to run around because we are set apart from the rest of the park.

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 Hole in The Wall Gang Camp

Volunteer Project… Saturday, July 30th in Ashford, CT

On July 30th, CTRPCV’s will participate in a volunteer day at The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT.  Since 1988 the camp has served as a non-profit residential summer camp and year round center for children coping with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  All of the camp’s services are free of charge.  This unique camp, created by Paul Newman and his friends, provides a sense of normalcy for children who may have missed out on aspects of their childhood. We will be changing bed linens (about 150 beds) for the campers who will arrive the next day. This is truly a rewarding project and well worth our time and efforts.
Please plan to participate and bring your family (children should be l5,l6 or older).  If you are able to volunteer call or email Lois Fucci, 203-239-0169,

WHEN:   July 30th, Saturday
WHERE:  Ashford, CT
TIME:       9:30 AM -l2:00 (noon)






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