|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_______________
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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Other links of interest :
The Independent News Forum serving Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Links to every Peace Corp website you can think of!
Peace Corps Writers
50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps – NPCASept. 23 – 25, 2011 ……in Washington, DC. Fri. 9/23 – Staff gatheringsSat. 9/24 – Country of Service Reunions/ programs/ Gala (TBD) Su. 9/25 – Arlington Cemetery/ Parade of Flags/ Celebratory Event
Don’t forget to check our online calendar at www.ctrpcv.org for additional events & updates on events
|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.
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 http://www.ctwoodlands.org/ (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.
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.
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.
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.
WHEN: July 30th, Saturday