August 10, 2005: Headlines: Local RPCV Groups: Maryland Returned Volunteers: Come to the Annual RPCV Picnic on Saturday, September 17

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Come to the Annual RPCV Picnic on Saturday, September 17

Come to the Annual RPCV Picnic on Saturday, September 17

Please help us get a head count and send us an email reply NOW if you are coming to the Annual picnic sponsored by the Maryland Returned Volunteers to hear our Special Guest Speaker Jody Olsen, Deputy Director of the Peace Corps. Let us know how many are coming in your group.

Come to the Annual RPCV Picnic on Saturday, September 17


Potluck picnic! with a talk by Special Guest Jody Olsen, Deputy Director of the Peace Corps

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Jody Olsen, Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, will address our group.


Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and their families and guests.

This is a child friendly picnic and there will be lots for kids to do.


The picnic is from 2 pm to 6 pm, Saturday, September 17, 2005.

Arrive between 130 pm and 230 pm.

We'll start eating at 3 pm.

Jody Olsen will talk to us at 4 pm.


Bring a single dish to share with the group - bring enough to feed yourself and one or two others. Suggestions: Bring an appetizer, salad, main dish, or desert to share. Be a gourmet! Ethnic dishes (label your sharefare) very welcome!!

Bring a serving spoon for your dish. Be sure and put your name on your serving spoon since some people forgot theirs last year.

Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

Bring literature to advertise your service project or agency. Share your cause!


Paper plates, utensils, napkins, glasses, trash bags.

Hamburgers and hot dogs.

We will provide 2-liter sodas and ice. Don't bring soft drinks.


None, but donations welcome. Join our group.


Hear the latest in Peace Corps happenings from Jody.

Play volleyball, kickball, or croquet or blow bubbles.

Fish with Tom's cane poles and worms. (Leave your fishing equipment at home)

Grill your fresh caught fish over gas or charcoal grill

Feed the sheep, goats, horse, fish or genuine llamas.


We need about half a dozen people to come out at noon the day of the picnic to help us set up tables, grills, and volleyball. Call Sunday June Pickens at (410) 669-2383 if you can help.

We'll send out a reminder the week of the picnic.


Contact for questions: Tom Jacobs (301) 854-5699 or Sunday June Pickens (410) 669-2383

See you there.

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How to get there


Tom Jacobs' fish farm, Howard County.
14610 Monticello Drive
Cooksville, MD 21723-9600

Get on Route 70 going west from Baltimore or east from Frederick. Get off at Exit 76 (Cooksville Exit). Head North on Route 97. Within 1/4 mile make a right onto Monticello Drive. Wiithin 100 feet after making this right turn, make a left turn onto Monticello Drive. (You will see a sign directing you to the picnic). Go all the way down to the end of Monticello Drive (about a quarter mile). Tom Jacob's farm is the last house at 14610 Monticello Drive.

We have put a map on the web with directions here.

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