Maryland Returned Volunteers Calendar of Events for 2005

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January


January 21: Happy Hour at Sean Bolan's (1236 Light Street in Federal Hill, in Baltimore MD 21230) starting at 5 pm. The Contact Person for this event is Chris Seremet (410) 727-2076.



February


February 5: Annual Holiday Potluck at Fitton's House (43 Glen Alpine Road, Alpine MD 21131-2406) starting at 6 pm. The Contact Person for this event is Hugh Pickens (410) 669-2383, Remarks: This is a potluck. Everybody bring a dish to share. Members are encouraged to bring Peace Corps slides to show the group. Our speaker will be Amy Larocque-Rumano who will talk to us about Tsunami relief efforts.



March


March 12: Book Club at JoAnna Allen's House (1568 Keith Hill Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21286-8020) starting at 1 pm. The Contact Person for this event is JoAnna Allen (410) 823-7246, Remarks:. Due to space limitations attendance is limited to the first 20 members who RSVP at the number above.

Our speaker with be Ron Krannich who served in the Peace Corps in Thailand and has written more than 70 books on work and travel overseas. Ron will be speaking to us about the international job market and how to find job overseas. He will also be talking to us about his recent trips to South America and Southeast Asia.


March 18: Happy Hour at Ram's Head Tavern (33 West Street in Annapolis, MD 21401) starting at 5 pm. The Contact Person for this event is Chris Seremet (410) 727-2076.



April


April 8: Ethnic Dinner at Bombay Grill Indian Restaurant (8801 Loch Raven Blvd Towson, MD 21286-2229) starting at 7 pm. The Contact Person for this event is Tracey Feild (410) 719-0946. All invited to Board meeting after event starting at 830 pm.



May


May 7, 8, 9: Peace Corps Family Camping Weekend at Camp Wright in Stevensville, MD. We need someone to coordinate this event. We have a camping location reserved but need volunteers to put this event together. Call Christa Bucks-Camacho at (410) 540-9558 for information to get involved.


May 14: Habitat for Humanity at Sandtown Habitat for Humanity (1300 North Fulton Ave, Baltimore MD 21217) from 9 am to 3 pm. The Contact Person is JoAnna Allen (410) 823-7246



June


June 18: Book Club at Hugh Pickens' House (2450 Eutaw Place in Baltimore, MD 21217) starting at 1 pm. The Contact Person for this event is Hugh Pickens (410) 669-2383, Remarks: Due to space limitations attendance is limited to the first 25 members who RSVP at the number above.

Our speaker will be Phil Weiss, author of the recent bestseller, "American Taboo" about the murder of Peace Corps Volunteer Deborah Gardner in Tonga in 1976 and why her killer has never been brought to justice. The book was recently featured on "CBS Investigates."



July


July 15: Ethnic Dinner at "Dukem" Ethiopian Restaurant (1100 Maryland Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201) starting at 7 pm. Kay Ibrahim-Muldoon who lived in East Africa for many years will be helping us navigate the menu and making recommendations for what to order. The Contact Person for this event is Tracey Feild (410) 719-0946 All invited to Board meeting after event starting at 830 pm.



September


September 17: Annual Picnic at Tom Jacobs' Farm (14610 Monticello Drive, Cooksville, MD 21723-9600) starting at 1 pm. The Contact Persons for this event are Tom Jacobs (301) 854-5699 and Hugh Pickens (410) 669-2383. Remarks: This is a potluck. Everybody bring a dish to share. We need volunteers to help put this event together. Call Hugh Pickens at the number above to volunteer.

Our speaker will be Peace Corps Deputy Director Jody Olsen who will be talking to us about the prospects for expanding the Peace Corps. Ms. Olsen served as a volunteer in Tunisia and was Peace Corpsí Chief of Staff under Director Paul Coverdell.



October


October 15: Habitat for Humanity at Sandtown Habitat for Humanity (1300 North Fulton Ave, Baltimore MD 21217) from 9 am to 3 pm. The Contact Person is JoAnna Allen (410) 823-7246

October 21: Ethnic Dinner at "Kathmandu" Nepalese Restaurant (22 Allegheny Ave Towson, MD 21286) starting at 7 pm. Kate Eller who served as volunteer in Nepal will be helping us navigate the menu and making recommendations for what to order. The Contact Person for this event is Tracey Feild (410) 719-0946. All invited to Board meeting after event starting at 830 pm



November


November 16: Third Annual Peace Corps History Series starting at 5 pm in the Gallery of UMBC's Albin O Kuhn Library. The Contact Persons for this event are Joby Taylor (410) 455-6398 and Hugh Pickens (410) 669-2383. Remarks: The speaker at this annual event will be announced. Previous speakers have included former Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn and Scott Stossell, author of "Sarge" the biography of Sargent Shriver.



December


December 2: Happy Hour at Sean Bolan's (1236 Light Street in Federal Hill, in Baltimore MD 21230) starting at 5 pm. The Contact Person for this event is Chris Seremet (410) 727-2076.

December 4: Annual Board Meeting and Planning Meeting at Public Policy Building (Room 107) on UMBC campus from 530 pm to 730 pm. All members are welcome to attend and help us plan our 2006 activities.






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