NOVA RPCV has several social events to enjoy and get involved in. Whether it is attending our quarterly potlucks, helping with the trail cleanups, active hiking, biking, and kayaking events, attending an outdoor concert, participating in the multicultural festival, or donating items to Lutheran Services there is something for everyone.
NOVA RPCV hosts quarterly potluck dinners with featured speakers on Sunday evenings at member's houses. Usually the dates are the second Sunday of the months of February, May, August, and November. Actual dates are posted on the Events Calendar. Once you RSVP you will receive the address of the event and information about the speaker.
Other events we have hosted in the past include a discussion on climate change at Breaux Winery, hikes at Harper's Ferry National Park and Great Falls National Park, bike rides on the W & OD, kayak trips at Lake Anne, and a visit to the Peace Corps Archives and Museum at American University. We also participated in a celebration with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Church in Herndon and we have participated for several years in the Multicultural Festival in Reston sharing our experiences in the Peace Corps with the community.
We have co-hosted some of our events with RPCV/W and worked in collaboration with the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) in 2021 we were honored to host the Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate the 60th year of Peace Corps. In 2019 we showcased an exhibit on the Peace Corps with maps and photographs at the Kennedy Center. In 2020, during the COVID pandemic, we showed the film A Towering Task online and had a a Question and Answer session with the producer, Alana DeJoseph. In 2021 several members also toured the Peace Corps Museum Exhibit at American University.
Recently in 2022, we had former Ukraine Country Director, Michael Ketover and an RPCV Ukraine panel present at our general meeting and potluck. We also had Peace Corps writers including Pat Reilly present in August 2022. We have also resumed a number of outdoor hikes, bike rides, a kayaking trip, and happy hours.
Please continue to check our events calendar for upcoming events.