E&E RPCVs reunions

E&E RPCVs hosts a reunion for its members at every National Peace Corps Association conference. These always include country updates and an injera-and-wat dinner, plus opportunities for casual reconnecting with friends. CJ Smith Castagnaro (Harar; Debre Zeit; Addis Ababa 65–66, 67–69) is currently our Reunion Chair
The RPCV Conference this year is in Washington, D.C, September 15–17. E&E RPCVs is hosting a variety of events. Click for more info.
The RPCV Conference was in Chicago, August 5–8. E&E RPCVs hosted a variety of events. For more about it Click.
The National Peace Corps Association annual meeting was held in Portland August 1-3. While not a RPCV conference, there were some events and workshops of RPCV interest. Among the presenters was Sam Greer (Addis 66–68) who spoke on job seeking, and David Arnold (Asbe Tefari 64–66), Marian Haley Beil (Debre Berhan 62–64\) and John Coyne (Addis 62–64) who participated in a panel on publishing your Peace Corps story.
     E&E RPCVs had an organizational meeting to discuss the Legacy Program. The discussion was lead by Bill Graff (Addis, Sodo 63–65). Our group also enjoyed a dinner of injera and wat at Jarra’s Ethiopian Restaurant attended by over 40 RPCVs, spouses and friends. A special thanks to Robert Hamilton (Bahr Dar 65–67) and his wife Paula for organizing the dinner.
In 2002, at the Peace Corps 40+1 Anniversary Celebration held in Washington, E&E RPCVs celebrated enthusiastically. Events included: a 40th anniversary celebration of Ethiopia 1 which began service in 1962; a grand dinner at the Ethiopian Embassy attended by 150 RPCVs and their familiy and friends; and a country update program.
In 2000, the group held a reunion at Shawnee - on - Deleware, Pennsylvania.
In 1998, the E&E RPCVs hosted a reunion for all those who served in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It was a three-day event held on the campus of UCLA, and was organized by CJ Smith Castagnaro (Harar; Debre Zeit; Addis Ababa 65–66, 67–69) and Carol Randall (Harar 73–74). More than 120 RPCVs plus their family and friends enjoyed panels, dinners, receptions, presentations and lots of time for reconnecting.
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