Timing is Everything – Even at the 50th
By Susan Stine on Monday, September 26th, 2011
Pssst. Don’t tell the Washington, D.C. city government about this!
Noontime this past Saturday, just as National Peace Corps Association Advocacy Coordinator Jonathan Pearson was closing up our 1900 L Street office en route to the National Theater for Conversations: The Future of the Peace Corps, he was approached by five Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, all who served the island nation of St. Lucia in the 70′s.
“Is the NPCA office still open?”, they inquired.
Sadly, no. Our Open House had ended. But, Jonathan noted, he was just then coordinating with Laura Buchs (Micronesia 97-99) of the RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison, who was circling the block to pick up remaining 2012 calendars and posters that the group was selling.
The timing was perfect. Not only was the group interested in purchasing calendars, Laura’s car was coming down L Street just as another car was about to pull out (for out-of-towners, a parking spot on Saturday afternoon in DC is a valuable commodity!)
Laura bounced out of her car, and was more than happy to make a final sale!
By the way, if you’re in D.C. this week, we still have a stack of Peace Corps logo patches, stickers, license plate frames, and more for sale in our offices. We’re also accepting contributions for our remaining 2011 Service Day t-shirts.
After they’re gone, you’ll have to buy our merchandise online at the NPCA store.