Victor Barnes, RI's Director of Programs and Grants, speaks on the value of community-based projects and the Peace Corps partnership
Ellen Young, PDG District 6440
Victor Barnes, Rotary International’s Director of Programs and Grants, spoke of the benefits of the Rotary-Peace Corps partnership during PFP’s Annual Membership meeting in December. Barnes served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zaire (1975-1977), was educated at Stamford University, and served the US State Department through USAID, with a focus on public health solutions. Read more here.
Missed the meeting? Watch Victor's presentation.
President's Corner - Looking ahead in 2022
Kim Dixon, PFP President
Welcome to 2022, a promising new year. The first PC volunteers will hopefully return to the field in the upcoming months. We continue to build on the successfully renewed MOU between Peace Corps and Rotary International. Rotary and PC staff worldwide reached out to support volunteers during the pandemic, and as well as supporting RPCV-led projects. We successfully spread the word of the Partnership last year and tripled our membership. WOW, not bad for 2021!
Please review the report of our successful inaugural Rotary-Peace Corps Week. If you want to be more involved with this year’s event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We plan on more ways for YOU to engage in and benefit from this Partnership in ’22 ,so stay tuned as the committees jump into high gear. Do you want to get involved? We are looking for members to join a committee.
Communications (help with editing or the website, write about a successful project, or provide social media support),
Outreach (present to grow awareness and reach new audiences),
Membership (support members with materials and ideas),
Governance (find our next board members).
Email email@example.com to participate in a committee.
After our December Annual Membership Meeting, we are excited to work with our newly elected board members: Ed Pettitt, Vana Prewitt, Kevin Denny, and Erica Brouillette. Learn more about our incoming and other board members.
Finally, let me announce our new executive Board and I continue to thank them each for their support, ideas and leadership. Charlie Hunt as our Vice President, Vana Prewitt as secretary, Ross Feezer as Treasurer, and Steve Werner as Immediate Past President.
Thank you for your passion and commitment as we continue to build on the foundation of the Rotary-Peace Corps partnership.