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Florida West Coast Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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Welcome to the Florida West Coast Returned Peace Corps Volunteers website. We are a group of returned volunteers living in the Tampa Bay area who ocassionally get together to share international cuisine and talk about our Peace Corps and travel experiences.   We also participate in  local Speakers Bureau and Peace Corps recruitment activities.
T-Shirts For Sale!
A limited number of Florida West Coast RPCV t-shirts are on sale.  T-shirts are available in sizes medium, large and extra-large and cost $10.  These shirts will be great for presentations, Peace Corps Day, or at group events.  Contact Mary Garrison to purchase a shirt. 
Pinellas County Schools Speakers Bureau
If you are interested in speaking in Pinellas County public schools about Peace Corps or your host country, please contact Marj Pease at  Marj will provide you with the required school district form that needs to completed and returned. Teachers are provided with listing of registered speakers and brief descriptions of their topics.
Upcoming Activities:
August 5-8 National Peace Corps Association 2004 Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  Visit the conference website for more information,
August 21st  Picnic at 11 a.m. at RPCV Bonniejean Paulish's house, Blue Heron Vineyard, 331 Lewis Rd., Lithia, FL.  Bring a dish from your country of service. Contact Person: Ray Plato 727-525-0007. *We will be collecting dictionaries for a needy 6th grade class in Polk County.
Ray Plato, President
Henrietta Hight, Newsletter
Dorothy McConaghy, Treasurer
Norinne Borrow, Secretary
Mary Garrison, Membership
John Finnegan, Restaruant Guru

Dinner Meeting at Alvarez Restaurant (Palmetto)


Peace Corps

National Peace Corps Association

Peace Corps Online

American Hostels

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