May Social Event and Potluck - SATURDAY May 13

CARV is looking forward to a special event hosted by Pete Nerone (Togo 83-87), along with fellow RPCVs Adam Rockel (Macedonia '04 - '06) and Kate Greene (Muldova '09 - '11 )on Saturday, May 13 at 4 pm. They will tell us about the work of the Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington as well as Adam and Kate's recent Peace Corps service. Kate Greene leads the Center’s community based programs to improve the supply and consumption of fresh, local healthy foods. Adam Rockel directs the Center’s housing restoration efforts in the community.

The address is:

The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington
321 MLK Blvd//W. 12th Street
Covington, KY 41011

Please bring a dish to share.

Happy Hour with Anne Baker

CARV is thrilled to host NPCA Vice President Anne Baker at a Happy Hour event at the Cock and Bull pub and restaurant on Thursday, May 18 from 5 - 7 pm. Come meet Anne and learn about exciting initiatives at NPCA. The Cock and Bull is at 2645 Erie Avenue in Hyde Park. We will be happy on the patio. See you there.

A World A'Fair - Save the Date

We are looking forward to the annual A World A'Fair in Dayton: May 19 - 21 This international event is always great fun, featuring two stages, food and activities. Southwest Ohio Returned Volunteers (SORVO) is asking for assistance from interested CARV members in helping to distribute Peace Corps literature and answer questions. CARV and SORVO members have worked together for many years at this highly attended international festival in Dayton. See Members who help for a two hour shift are provided a free ticket into the festival (an $8 value). Please see the attached spreadsheet for available time slots and contact SORVO Group Leader, Jim Dillon , to let him know of your availability. Ideally we like to have at least two RPCVs for each time slot.

Gorman Heritage Farm Family Picnic

CARV Member, Evan Brothers, Zambia ’14-’16, is hosting a CARV social event for family and friends at Gorman Farm in Evendale. See This will be an early evening (6:30) get-together where we’ll be able to see the farm, meet a few of the animals, and socialize over snacks/dishes you’ll bring to share. CARV will provide table service and soft drinks. You may bring adult beverages of your choice. Evan will also share with the group a bit about his work as Education Director at Gorman. We have a few more details to work out, and soon (but not yet…) we’ll be asking for RSVPs to help us better prepare for the evening.

Thank You Note from Sierra Leone

CARV is a long-time supporter of Sherbro Foundation, which is dedicated to the education and empowerment of the people of Sierra Leone. Founded by CARV member, Arlene Golembiewski (Sierra Leone '74-'76), Sherbro successfully supported the Bumpeh Chiefdom through the Ebola outbreak and is now actively involved in new and continuing projects. Arlene recently returned to Sierra Leone and brought back a lovely note from one of the school girls CARV has helped. See the link at the bottom of this page.
Refugee Resettlement

Refugee Resettlement

A group of CARV members and their kids joined out Syrian family at Middleton-Mills Park in Covington on President's Day for a truly American experience. We learned how pioneers and Native Americans tapped maple trees, syrup and sugar. We drank sweet sap directly from the trees and participated in the whole process. The Syrian kids wondered if there were elephants and tigers in the Kenton County woods and everyone had a terrific time.


Miami in Morocco

Three Miami University couples from Cincinnati recently found themselves serving in the Peace Corps in Morocco. Turns out there's even a name for that sort of thing (the couples part anyway) - "Miami Mergers." Click on the link below or the title of the article for a story by Shawn Dubberly, currently serving in Morocco with CARV member Steve Driehaus, the Peace Corps Director, and his Miami bride, Lucienne.

Why Peace Corps Matters: Two Messages From NPCA

NPCA President, Glenn Blumhorst writes to everyone in the Peace Corps family about the the future of the Peace Corps under the soon-to-be Trump administration. See his message at

RPCVs and friends of Peace Corps are encouraged to express to President Elect Trump their feelings re. the importance of Peace Corps. Find suggestions for points to include in your message to Trump at

CARV Needs Your Support!

The CARV Board voted at its June 13, 2016 meeting to convert to a calendar year dues structure. Dues are $15 per member for 2016 and will remain at $15 for 2017. If you have made a 2016 payment to CARV, that is fine. If you can’t pay that is fine. No one will be dropped. If you can afford to make an additional donation, that is very fine!

Your dues permit CARV to continue to support local PCVs through the Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP), fund special projects, hold events for area RPCVs, and meet our operating expenses.

A local Peace Corps Volunteer, David Vanness, has asked CARV for support of his PPCP water project in Morocco. (See

However, we don’t have adequate funds to donate to this worthwhile
project and still meet minimum banking requirements and current expenses, including the July 17 CARV/SORVO picnic which CARV is hosting.

This message is sent to over 240 CARV members. In 2015, only 23 members supported CARV with dues or donations, less than 10% of our membership.
Will you please support CARV so that we can continue to remain an active and viable NPCA affiliate group.

Make checks payable to "CARV” and mail to Barry Adamson, CARV Treasurer,
744 Springfield Pike., Cincinnati, OH 45215. Please contact him if you have any questions:, or 513-720-4569.
Sherbro_thank-you_letter_Feb_2017.pdf [66.1 kb] March 16, 2017
CARV_2016_Financials.pdf [365.8 kb] April 11, 2017
Calendar.pdf [211.6 kb] April 11, 2017
  • CARV Calendar is at the bottom of this page.

  • Social Event on SATURDAY May 13 at 4 pm at The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington, 321 MLK Blvd/W 12th Street, Covington

    Happy Hour with NPCA Vice President Anne Baker on Thursday May 18 from 5-7 pm at the Cock and Bull, 2645 Erie Aveneue in Hyde Park

    A World A'Fair in Dayton, May 19 - 21

    Family picnic at Gorman Heritage Farm on Firday June 2 at 6 pm, 10052 Reading Road, Evendale

  • CARV is on Twitter: Cincy PeaceCorps
  • Link to NPCA.
  • Link to Peace Corps
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