September 17 - The President's Forum and General Meeting are still on for Friday

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By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, September 17, 2001 - 10:23 pm: Edit Post

President's Forum, Annual General Meeting Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 17:14:48 -0400

I know all of you share my regret and are saddened by the postponement of our Conference. However, I am sure you agree with me that our loss pales in comparison to those who have lost family and friends as a consequence of the tragic events of the past week.

Although the Conference and celebration has been postponed, it has been decided by the NPCA Executive Committee that we need to go ahead with our Board meeting, and, as mandated by the by-laws the Annual General Meeting of the association and the Presidents' Forum for group leaders. Therefore, the Board will meet on Friday, the 21st, during the day, and the Annual General Meeting and Presidents' Forum will take place Friday evening.

7-8:30 p.m. Presidents' Forum

8:30-9:30 p.m. Annual General Meeting

9:30 p.m. Adjournment

We will let you know the location of these meetings as soon as possible.

We hope that NPCA members will join us Saturday, Sept 22, for Volunteer Day (the construction of a Peace Park in Anacostia honoring Sargent Shriver) 8:30 to 2 p.m. and for a Peace Vigil about 5 p.m., which we hope will be near the Reflecting Pool. Stay tuned for details.

The Executive Committee apologises for this message coming out after the postponement announcement. However, the need to get that message out as quickly as possible to the large numbers registered was a major priority. We now have taken a hard look at the business of NPCA and what can be done to further our efforts as an association. The board has been polled and we have found that a large majority have indicated their interest and willingness to meet. Our by-laws require an Annual General Meeting with a Presidents' Forum held in conjunction with it; thus we want to hold these two meetings at the same time. We have also learned that a number of you are still planning on coming to D.C. for the events planned on Saturday.

I can think of no more important time to convey the message of the Peace Corps. Although we have greatly modified our plans, it is my hope that the events we still have in place on Saturday and Sunday will provide this opportunity. For those of you that can join us, we look forward to seeing you. For those that can't we certainly understand and are sorry that we will not have your participation.

Dick Pyle, Board Chair

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20 North St. Albans Street St. Paul, MN 55104 USA

651 222 1765

The location of the President's Forum and Annual General Meeting will be Hotel Washington, Parkview Room , Pennsylvania Avenue at 15 Street, NW

By Carroll J. Bouchard on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 - 10:49 pm: Edit Post

The commemorative mass for President Kennedy
and former Director Loret Miller Ruppe will
still be held on Saturday, September 22nd at
St. Matthew's Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave.
NW, Washington, DC at 5:30 pm. All are welcome
to join in prayer on the 40th anniversary of
Congress passing the Peace Corps Act on September
22, 1961.

Carroll J. Bouchard (703) 525-8864

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