Earlier this month, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, former staff staff and other members of the Peace Corps community arrived in Washington, DC from across the country to participate in NPCA’s annual Director’s Circle Weekend.
The weekend included events such as special recognition of Senators Kit Bond and Christopher Dodd for their great support of the Peace Corps community, remarks from Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams and former Peace Corps Director Kevin O’Donnell, a special tour of the African Art Museum given by RPCV docent, Bonnie Gottlieb (Cote D’Ivoire 72-74) and many opportunities to share stories about how the community continues to serve after Peace Corps. The weekend will be remembered for the stories of Peace Corps romances (!), African dancing and the lively session on Peace Corps’ role in U.S. foreign policy.
Among the attendees, NPCA was happy to welcome its newest members Peter Laugharn (Morocco 82-84), David Lockshin (Costa Rica 81-84) and Kathleen Harnig (Bulgaria 98-00) as well as many members of the NPCA Board of Directors and Advisory Council. Special thanks to Frances Holliday Alford (Republic of Korea 78-80), Chair of the Director’s Circle, Tom Scanlon (Chile 61-63) our host for Friday evening’s reception and everyone who helped to make this a fantastic weekend.
To learn more about the Director's Circle, and how you can join, click here.
[Top photo: Tom Scanlon, NPCA board member David Magnani and Sen. Harris Wofford. Bottom photo: Kevin O'Donnell, NPCA Advisory Council member Ginny Kirkwood and Helen Lowman.]