To Austin and Beyond!

What a great gathering of the Peace Corps community last weekend in Austin, Texas during Peace Corps Connect on June 20 - 22.

But our travels didn't stop there

Immediately following the conference, members of NPCA spread out across four states to meet with more RPCVs and former Peace Corps employees in the region.

Visit our events calendar or scroll through our itinerary (below) as a few stops remain in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

DALLAS, TX

Meetup with NPCA President Glenn Blumhorst
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: L U C K (Local Urban Craft Kitchen) at Trinity Groves, 3011 Gulden Lane, #112, Dallas, TX 75212

Details: Fresh off the Peace Corps Connect national gathering in Austin, join leaders of the North Texas Peace Corps Association as they welcome NPCA President Glenn Blumhorst to Dallas. Meet Glenn and hear the latest NPCA news, including several exciting big plans for the Peace Corps community. For more details, contact Alexis Kanter at alexis.kanter@gmail.com.

 

SAN ANTONIO, TX 

Peace Corps Community Dinner
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Luna Rosa Restaurant, 2603 SE Military Drive, San Antonio, TX 78223

Details: Join San Antonio RPCVs for a community dinner, meet Will Burriss, NPCA’s Government Relations Officer, and hear the latest updates about the status of Peace Corps funding and other Peace Corps policy initiatives. To help us with our planning, please RSVP for the dinner at sarpcv@gmail.com.

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Peace Corps Advocacy Workshop

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Location: Headquarters of Feed the Children, 333 North Meridian Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Details: Jonathan Pearson, NPCA's Advocacy Director, will conduct an advocacy workshop dealing with key Peace Corps issues before Congress, members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation, and the role RPCVs can play in helping make the Peace Corps the best it can be. All RPCVs across Oklahoma are invited to attend.

 

Peace Corps Community Dinner
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Gopuram, Taste of India Restaurant. 412 South Meridian Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Details: If you couldn’t join the advocacy workshop earlier in the day, join us for a community dinner. Along with learning the latest from the NPCA, connect with others and join a conversation about revitalizing an OKC area group and establishing better communication with the Tulsa and Stillwater groups. To help us with our planning, please RSVP for the dinner by contacting Richard at rgreen26@cox.net.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 24 

FAYETTEVILLE, AR

Fayetteville Coffee and Conversation with NPCA
Date: Monday, June 24, 2019

Time: Anytime between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Location: U.S. Pizza, 202 W Dickson Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Details: Please stop by - even if only for a few minutes to say hello. Meet NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson and connect with other members of the Fayetteville Peace Corps community. Hear the latest updates about the status of Peace Corps funding, other Peace Corps policy initiatives, and other big plans of the Peace Corps community. A comprehensive update will be presented between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Jonathan will be at a table in the vicinity of the main entrance to Panera. He'll be wearing a blue Peace Corps baseball cap and will have copies of WorldView magazine, some Peace Corps bumper stickers, and more! For more details, contact jonathan@peacecorpsconnect.org.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

LITTLE ROCK, AR
Little Rock Coffee and Conversation with NPCA

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Time: Anytime between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Location: Panera Bread, 314 South University Avenue (Park Avenue Shopping Center), Little Rock, AR 72205

Details: Please stop by - even if only for a few minutes to say hello. Meet NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson and connect with other members of the Little Rock Peace Corps community. Hear the latest updates about the status of Peace Corps funding, other Peace Corps policy initiatives, and other big plans of the Peace Corps community. A comprehensive update will be presented between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Jonathan will be at a table in the vicinity of the main entrance to Panera. He'll be wearing a blue Peace Corps baseball cap and will have copies of WorldView magazine, some Peace Corps bumper stickers, and more! For more details, contact jonathan@peacecorpsconnect.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

BATON ROUGE, LA

Peace Corps Community Happy Hour and Dinner
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: The Rum House, 2112 Perkins Palms Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Details: Join the RPCVs of Baton Rouge for a community happy hour and dinner. Meet Will Burriss, NPCA's Government Relations Officer, hear the latest updates about the status of Peace Corps funding, and other Peace Corps policy initiatives. Along with learning the latest from the NPCA, connect with other members of the Baton Rouge Peace Corps community. To help us with our planning, please RSVP for this event by contacting Will at william@peacecorpsconnect.org

 

FORT SMITH, AR

Fort Smith Coffee and Conversation with NPCA
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time: Anytime between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Location: Panera Bread, 2917 South 74th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72903

Details: Please stop by - even if only for a few minutes to say hello. Meet NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson and connect with other members of the Fort Smith Peace Corps community. Hear the latest updates about the status of Peace Corps funding and other Peace Corps policy initiatives. A comprehensive update will be presented between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Jonathan will be at a table in the vicinity of the main entrance to Panera. He'll be wearing a blue Peace Corps baseball cap and will have copies of WorldView magazine, some Peace Corps bumper stickers, and more! For more details, contact jonathan@peacecorpsconnect.org.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Peace Corps Community Happy Hour
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 PM

Location: The Upper Quarter, 1000 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Details: Join the RPCVs of New Orleans for an informal community gathering. Meet Will Burriss, NPCA’s Government Relations Officer, hear the latest updates about the status of Peace Corps funding, and other Peace Corps policy initiatives.  Along with learning the latest from the NPCA, connect with other members of the New Orleans community. To help us with our planning, please RSVP for the happy hour by contacting Will at William@PeaceCorpsConnect.org.

 

TULSA, OK

Congressional District Office Meetings on Peace Corps Issues
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Details: We are seeking RPCV constituents of Congressman Hern and Senator Lankford to join in district office meetings we are seeking on the afternoon of June 27th. Contact Ed Seiders at seiderse@asme.org if you are interested and willing to be a strong voice for the Peace Corps!

 

Peace Corps Community Dinner

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Home of Ed and Stella Seiders, 3152 South Rockford Drive, Tulsa, OK, 74105.

Details: If you couldn’t join the district office meetings earlier in the day, join us for a Tulsa Peace Corps community gathering. Enjoy some delicious Middle Eastern food. Meet NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson, hear the latest updates about the status of Peace Corps funding, and other Peace Corps policy initiatives. Discuss the possibilities of re-establishing an NPCA affiliate group in Oklahoma. To help us with our planning, please RSVP for the dinner by contacting Ed Seiders at  seiderse@asme.org.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

NEW ORLEANS, LA

Peace Corps Community Coffee Hour
Date: Friday, June 28, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Backatown Coffee Parlor, 301 Basin Street, Suite 1, New Orleans, LA 70112

Details: Join the RPCVs of New Orleans for a community gathering. Meet Will Burriss, NPCA’s Government Relations Officer, hear the latest updates about the status of Peace Corps funding, and other Peace Corps policy initiatives. Along with learning the latest from the NPCA, connect with other members of the New Orleans Peace Corps community. To help us with our planning, please RSVP for the coffee hour by contacting Will at William@PeaceCorpsConnect.org.

 

FORT WORTH, TX

Rep Granger District Office Meeting
Date
: Friday, June 28, 2019

Time: TBD

Location: Fort Worth district office of Representative Kay Granger - 1701 River Run, Suite 407, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Details: We are seeking RPCV constituents of Congresswoman Granger to join in a district office meeting we are seeking on the afternoon of June 28th. Contact Andy Castelano at castelano@gmail.com if you are interested.

 

Fort Worth Happy Hour with NPCA
Date: Friday, June 28, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 111 East 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Details: The North Texas Peace Corps Association invites you to start your weekend by stopping by for a Peace Corps community happy hour! Connect with other members of the Fort Worth Peace Corps community. Meet NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson, hear the latest updates about the status of Peace Corps funding and other Peace Corps policy initiatives. For more details, contact Andy Castelano castelano@gmail.com.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

WACO, TX

Waco Coffee and Conversation with NPCA
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019

Time: Anytime between 8:00 am and 10:00 am

Location: Panera Bread, 2516 W Loop 340, Waco, TX 76711

Details: Please stop by - even if only for a few minutes to say hello. Meet NPCA Advocacy Director Jonathan Pearson and connect with other members of the Waco Peace Corps community. Hear the latest updates about the status of Peace Corps funding, other Peace Corps policy initiatives, and other big plans of the Peace Corps community. Jonathan will be at a table in the vicinity of the main entrance to Panera. He'll be wearing a blue Peace Corps baseball cap and will have copies of WorldView magazine, some Peace Corps bumper stickers, and more! For more details, contact jonathan@peacecorpsconnect.org.

 

AUSTIN, TX 

Building a Texas Peace Corps Advocacy Network
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019

Time: Anytime between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Location: The Brewtorium, 6015 Dillard Circle, Suite A, Austin TX 78752

Details: Didn't get enough "Peace Corps" at Peace Corps Connect?  Neither did we! Following a week-long tour through the region and just before departing the Lone Star State, NPCA Advocacy Director will be back in Austin for a session with Heart of Texas Peace Corps Association members and others who want to share their Peace Corps stories and build their advocacy skills with elected representatives. Whether you're a seasoned-citizen lobbyist or just back from your service, stop by to discuss and consider strengthening our Peace Corps advocacy footprint in Austin and beyond! For more details, contact jonathan@peacecorpsconnect.org.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Contact us for more details about Glenn's upcoming stops during the week of June 30th to Asheville, Greensboro and Charlotte!