Doctors without Borders

  • Ford Community & Performance Arts Center

    15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, Michigan 48126

     

    Thursday, June 28 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM

    Medical and non-medical professionals are invited to join us for an evening presentation to learn more about how you can join Doctors Without Borders’ pool of dedicated aid workers.

The presentation will last 90 minutes, including Q & A.

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Salsa Dancing !!

Join SEMIRPCV for Salsa Dancing!!!

Meet at the entrance at 5:15 p.m.

WHAT:

$10 at the door gets you:

  • Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lesson starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • WILDCARD Guest Instructor teaching a new dance form every social
  • Endless Beverages & Snacks!
  • A huge wooden dance floor!
  • The hottest salsa tracks spun by our volunteer guest DJ’s (DJ Isaac, DJ Albostyle Tim and Luis DjCaliente)
  • Two floors of dancing – Salsa and Cha Cha Cha upstairs, Latin Mix downstairs
  • Cash Bar

 WHEN:

Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 WHO:

  • All Ages welcome
  • Kids under 16, free!

WHERE:

The American Legion Post 346
31775 Grand River Ave
Farmington, MI 48339

February Social Event

Cadieux Café Detroit, 4300 Cadieux, Detroit, MI 48224

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Start: 5:00 P.M.
Karaoke: 7:00
Feather Bowling: 8:00 P.M.
(One lane reserved, one hour.)
End: They stack the chairs at 2:00 A.M.

cadieuxcafe.com

(Secure parking.)

Third Goal Opportunity

Michael Gall is looking for volunteers to attend two recruitment events in March at Oakland University. If you are interested and available to attend either, please email him at mgall@peacecorps.gov .

Tuesday, March 20th, 11am-1pm: Government and Non-profit Career Mixer. Table and represent Peace Corps at this career fair style mixer.

Tuesday, March 27th, 12-1pm: Community Service Panel at Oakland University. Represent Peace Corps along side of local and national service opportunities.

PC calendar seeks photo submissions

  • INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR  Photo Submission Guidelines

     What kind of pictures are we looking for? We want photos that show Peace Corps countries in a positive, truthful light: we are proud of the people and countries where we have served, and we share that pride through this calendar. We like images of city life as well as village and rural scenes. We like people in action: working, relaxing, enjoying everyday life, and/or celebrating special occasions. Humor is appreciated. Landscapes or photos with architectural or other detail—handiwork, food, etc.—add interest. When selecting images to submit, keep in mind the need for “month-long” appeal. And since many teachers use this calendar as a teaching tool, it’s good to keep students and their interests in mind as well.

    Note that we can NOT accept any photo that has a Peace Corps Volunteer in the photo.

     Finally, anyone may submit photos; Peace Corps service is not a requirement!

    Submission Criteria

      1.   To be eligible for consideration, submitted photographs must be high-quality digital images (5.0 MP or higher) with realistic color. Other formats (prints, mounted, black & white) are not eligible.

      2.   Photographs must be from a country where Peace Corps Volunteers have served (past or present).

      3.   Photos showing a Peace Corps Volunteer are not eligible.

      4.   A photographer may submit a maximum of five (5) pictures per year.

      5.   A photo submitted three (3) times, but not selected, is no longer eligible.

      6.   Basic requirements for technical quality include clear focus, realistic color, and good overall contrast.

      7.   The photographer’s name and the country where the photo was taken must appear in the digital file name, and the image must be saved as a JPEG. Use the following naming convention:     [country+entry#.photographername.jpg]    Examples: morocco4.mcousins.jpg;   fiji2.vross.jpg

      8.   A scan of the signed Photo Release Form and a Photo Submission Form—with photographer and photo information filled in—must accompany all photos (forms attached).

      9.  Digital files and the scanned Photo Submission and Photo Release forms must be submitted online by Feb. 15th to:   submissions@rpcvcalendar.org

    10.  To qualify as a large, featured photograph, digital images must be taken at high resolution on a 5-megapixel or higher camera. Lower resolution digital images may be submitted, but may be considered for inset images only.

    11.   Submitted photographs will become part of the Madison RPCVs calendar image library for possible use in calendar and related projects. Photographers will be credited with every use.

    12.   Submissions must be received by February 15th. Later submissions will be held for the next year.

    13.  You must be the holder of the copyright of any photo(s) you submit.

    14.   Photos will be reviewed in late spring and final decisions made in late summer, a year or more in advance of publication. We will contact you as soon as a decision to use your photo is made. No notification will be sent to those whose pictures are not selected.

    We are grateful to photographers who take the time to submit pictures. Each person who submits a photo (or photos) for consideration will receive a complimentary calendar in September. Those whose photos are selected for featured images will receive 25 calendars, and those whose photos are used for smaller insets will receive 5 calendars. If an image is used as a notecard, the photographer will receive 10 that notecard set.

    Questions? Email our Photo Coordinator at submissions@rpcvcalendar.org.

Giving of Time: Volunteer

On January 20th, we will be meeting at the World Medical Relief 21725 Melrose Ave., Southfield, MI  48075 at 9:00 am to volunteer our time until 11:30 am.  We have done this a number of times before, most of the time sorting and organizing medical equipment and supplies that are put in big crates and sent out to medical hospitals and clinics around the world.  It is not necessary to have any medical experience but if you do it is a great way to use it!

I did ask about children helping.  They need to be in middle school, about 12 years of age to volunteer.  It might be a good idea to wear something layered, although I don’t think it is very cold in their very nice warehouse space.  It is a great organization and one that is very unique.  The items they send are so needed and are requested by the communities that are getting them.  World Medical Relief is located in Southfield just north of 8 Mile and east of Lasher.  Melrose is about a block that is off Lasher, to the right.

If you have any questions of World Medical Relief, you can call them at 313-866-5333.  I would appreciate an RSVP at Cheryl Bukoff, 313-341-9355 or cbukoff@sbcglobal.net just so I know to look for you or if you have questions.  Look forward to seeing you there January 20th (Saturday).

Fellowship Opportunity

The Stevenson Center for Community & Economic Development offers a 100% graduate tuition waiver plus stipend to all admitted Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows. Fellows complete one year of intensive coursework followed by an 11-month paid, professional internship with an organization across the U.S.

Start your application today to earn an interdisciplinary master’s degree in anthropology, applied economics, kinesiology and recreation, political science, or sociology. Applications close February 1 or March 1 depending on program. Email Program Coordinator Katie Raynor at stevensoncenter@ilstu.edu for more information.

Katie Raynor

Program Coordinator

Stevenson Center for Community &Economic Development

Campus Box 4200

Normal, IL 61790-4200

(309) 438-5945

www.stevensoncenter.org