Dear Fellow RPCV,
Peace Corps was a life changing experience for me and I wish to give back
by using my experience and abilities as a photojournalist.
I have entered a proposal to an online competition calling for
photographers to name their “Dream Assignment.”
From March 3 to April 3, 2009, the ideas will be open to a public vote. The
Top 20 ideas with the most â€œpicsâ€? coming out of the vote will then be
judged by an expert panel, who will select the winner based on the
originality and creativity of the photographerâ€™s idea. The panel will
also take into consideration skill and experience.
Go to the following url to vote for my project:
National Peace Corps Association posted this on
Facebook about my project:Erica Burman thinks that RPCV Richard Sitler has
a powerful idea for the Peace Corps community: http://tinyurl.com/datbp2
Can you help make it happen? Vote!
Forward this to your friends and colleagues.
Thank you for your support,
Richard Sitler (JA 00-02)
See my work at www.richard-sitler.com,
also support my project here:
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Two of Guyana’s very own attended the Inauguration of Barack Obama.Â Timothy Birner worked for the State Department in Guyana from 2003 to 2005 and Mike Geurink was a PCV from 2004 to 2006.Â Many PCV’s who served from 2003 to 2005 knew Tim as the man who hosted the parties, partook in numerous Peace Corps events, and provided transportation for those in need.Â Actually, Tim was at so many Peace Corps get togethers that he was numerously mistaken for a PCV himself.Â He was our honorary PCV who participated in any cultural activity that provided a chance for us to get together.
In fact there were many Guyana RPCV’s in attendance.Â The mass of people made logistics next to impossible, so it was best to go with who was standing next to you.Â Whether that was a person you knew or not, you just had to go with it.Â Tim and I stuck together for the whole day and froze together.Â It was such a great day for all of America that words cannot justify it.Â From the great campaign, to election night, and to finally, the Inauguration.Â Definitely a culminating event that many couldn’t wait to occur.Â It was a great experience to be a part of history and to witness the peaceful process of transitioning to a new leader.Â Not a single person was arrested on January 20th.Â That is amazing to me.Â 2 million people in one spot and not a single disturbance.Â No protests, no drunken violence, no police brutality, just happy people who wanted to be part of something special.
A great event that millions witnessed all over the world!
We’re Marching! RPCVs to Take Part in the Inaugural Parade
Now is your chance to be a part of history! The Returned Peace Corps Community has been selected from among groups around the country to march in the Presidential Inaugural Parade on January 20, 2009.
A total of 200 marchers will carry flags and banners from every Peace Corps country.
Members of the National Peace Corps Association are encouraged to put your name into a lottery to be selected at random to march in the Parade.
Click here for complete details.