RPCVs of CT Hold Fundraiser gala in Support of Peace Corps Week

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By Robertgraulich ( on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 2:10 pm: Edit Post

Connecticut RPCVs are celebrating Peace Corps Week by holding a fundraiser gala, "SALUTE TO PEACE CORPS WEEK," to raise money for their "Community Service Fund." The money wilol be usede to support projects submitteed by CTRPCV members both international and domestic. The gala, “SOUNDS OF BRAZIL IN ELM CITY” is: An Evening of Music, Dancing & International Foods, Silent Auction and Raffle, and Grant Award Presentations, with music by the Award Winning band, “Samba Brasil.”

Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker: Kevin Quigley, Prseident, National Peace Corps Association

The event is being held on Saturday, March 5, 2005, 7:00 PM to Midnight, at the Quinnipiack Club, New Haven, Connecticut. Attire: Festive!

Connecticut Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Established in 1981 as a regional affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association, CTRPCV is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization comprised of Peace Corps Volunteers who have served in developing countries all over the world and are currently living in Connecticut. CTRPCV members speak about their experiences at schools and community organizations, volunteer in numerous community service efforts, and, through the CTRPCV Community Service Fund, provide financial assistance to education, health, small business and community development projects supported by its members at home and abroad. Past grants include bicycles for caregivers at Malawi Children's Village, an AIDS orphanage; landscaping at Life Haven Homeless Shelter for Women And Children; books for a school library in Romania; and various micro-enterprise projects, including a corn grinding mill and a café employing “street boys” in Nicaragua.

Event Committee:
Honorary and Advisory: Congressman Christopher Shays; Scotland King, Citigroup; Timothy Cahill, Smith Barney; Patti Vassia, Middlesex County Community Foundation; Guy Mozzicato, RMD Americas
Chairs: Robert Graulich, Maureen Shanley, Helen Risom Belluschi

Directions to Quinnipiack Club:
From I-95, take Exit 47 (Rte 34) and get off at Exit 1 (downtown). Drive straight at end of ramp onto North Frontage Road and make a right at the first light onto Church Street. Drive up Church through 5 lights. The Quinnipiack Club is on the right at #221 (tel: 203-562-3147). You can park on the street, in the courthouse parking lot across the street, or in the lot behind the Citizen's bank building via the alley next door to the bank.


General Admission: $50.00
CTRPCV Members: $35.00
Patron Level: $125.00 (Includes invitation to VIP Reception and mention in Event Program Book)
*Note: Payment at the door is additional $10.00.

For further information, call or email Event Co-chair Maureen Shanley (203-775-9222, maureenshanley@hotmail.com), or Ticket Sales Chair Helen Risom Belluschi (203-966-7230, harb43@msn.com). For more information on CTRPCV, or to download forms for tickets, event sponsors or silent auction, please visit our web site at www.ctrpcv.org.

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