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Summer Social
June 25, 2011

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The 2011 AARPCV Summer Social and silent auction fundraiser was a smashing success!




 

Thanks to all of those who attended, contributed items, and participated in the silent auction! 

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The event was hosted at Sara and Ed Andrist's beautiful Olmsted community park. About 60 RPCVs along with their families, came together to enjoy a sunny afternoon together. AARPCV grilled hamburgers and hot dogs while attendees brought an array of side items and desserts. Both kids and adults joined in to play a variety of games including a water balloon toss and relays to fill up buckets of water one shovel-full at a time!

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Attendees contributed a total of 44 items for the silent auction. There were a variety of international items including: photographs, wall hangings, jewelry, decorative items, clothing, and even a piece of Kenyan Dhow boat wood that was over 200 years old!

A total of $501 was raised, which will be donated to an Atlanta Habitat for Humanity renovation project sponsored by AARPCV and the Rollins School of Public Health at the end of August/early September 2011. 

AARPCV is participating in the Habitat for Humanity renovation, a larger project than we typically undertake, in order to commemorate the National Day of Service in remembrance of 9/11; to honor the Peace Corps 50th anniversary; and to fulfill Peace Corps' third goal to bring the world back home.

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A few business items were also discussed: 

  • The membership voted to sponsor AARPCV President, Juli Powers, to represent AARPCV in Washington D.C. for the official National Peace Corps Association 50th Anniversary events at the end of September.

  • The membership also voted to allow AARPCV to pay the upfront cost of $4,500 for the Habitat for Humanity renovation project as it is due one month before construction begins. The total cost will be shared with AARPCV’s Habitat for Humanity renovation co-sponsor, the Rollins School of Public Health. An additional $5,000 is being matched by a Habitat for Humanity Board Member.

  • In all, the AARPCV contribution will be $1500 (previously voted on by the membership - $500 has already been submitted as the deposit) plus the total raised during two special summer fundraisers: the summer social silent auction ($501) and an August wine tasting fundraiser (tbd). RSPH will support the remaining balance. AARPCV Volunteer Service Committee Co-Chair, Kristin Unzicker, is organizing volunteers and the sponsorship on behalf of RSPH. For more information, please contact volunteer@aarpcv.org.

  • Finally, one of AARPCV's Program Co-Chairs, Emily Martin, will be moving to San Diego. We wish her well and much success! A new Co-Chair will be needed to take her place. 

Thank you to all who made this year's summer social a success! 

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