Other Items of Interest


Visit this page often to find items of interest to the greater Peace Corps and international community that are not managed by NOVA RPCV.  Here, you can find events, books, meetings, social gatherings, projects, trips, fundraisers, and so much more. 

Please note that some items are date-specific and we will remove those items after that date has passed. If you would like to submit an item of interest, please email NOVARPCV@gmail.com with the necessary information and we will post it here. We reserve the right to review content for appropriateness. 

Running in Solidarity




Corey Cappelloni, an RPCV based in DC, is about to undertake an enormous endurance challenge to raise awareness and support for our elderly living in assisted care centers during COVID and the heroic caregivers supporting them.

Starting June 12, he'll be running the equivalent of 7 ultra-marathons in 7 days between his home in DC and Scranton, PA - where he'll see his grandmother from behind the window at the assisted care center where she lives. You can learn more and support his cause here at www.runforruth.com.



Member Achievements

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Volunteer Fairfax next #CommunityChampion is 🔹Sara Holtz of the Providence District

“Volunteerism allows people and communities to participate in their own growth. Sara Holtz continues to be a role model for those around her by committing her time and resources to issues she is passionate about, such as environmental sustainability and working with youth to train the next generation of volunteers. We are honored to nominate Sara as the Providence District representative for the 2020 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards, ” said Dalia Palchik, Providence District, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Read more:https://tinyurl.com/y727w6



Erica Brouillette  was asked to serve in a leadership role within Rotary International. She is the assistant governor for Area 10 in Rotary District 7610, and serves as a liaison between her individual clubs and the district governor. Erica was as an environmental education Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia.(2007-2009)




New book from a PC author

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Mark Walker‎ to RPCVs

May 9 at 5:25 PM

My latest review is in Peace Corps Worldwide---an excellent book for those who like an adventure set in the Andes of Peru with some romantic complications...


 RPCV Travel Books


Slacker’s Confession: Essays & Sketches 

By Lawrence F. Lihosit - available on Amazon.com books

Includes sketches of people & places; Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, & Uruguay

“A Treasure.” Rich Yurman, author of Giraffe

“A simple delight.” Darcey Meijer for Peace Corps Worldwide











Travels in South America

By Lawrence F. Lihosit - available on Amazon.com books 

The story of insatiable curiosity yoked to a workingman’s thin wallet. 

“Well written and original.” Hungry Feet

“Much more than a travel book…a whole new world.” Rob Thurston for Peace Corps Worldwide