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President's Message


April 2016

Aloha RPCVs of Hawaii Members!

Many  thanks to Rosemary Casey, past president for four years, for her tireless leadership efforts to keep the organization alive, well, and exciting. 

The most important news to share for 2016:  the Peace Corps Director will be visiting Honolulu for two days, 19 and 20 May.  Mark your calendars, save the dates. 

The new board members are:

  • President & Treasurer           Caroline Mackenzie
  • Membership & Outreach      Amy Olliffe                                                                                                                     
  • Secretary                                 Allie Pyan
  • Web Presence & Events        Ronne Partoriza
  • Events                                      Whitney Anderson
  • Director- at-Large                  Grace Magruder
  • Vice President                        ANYONE INTERESTED?  We would love to have another board member!

The new Board plans to continue updating our Website, reaching out to members on all the islands, and creating fun social events for RPCVHI members.  We will work tirelessly to support our currently serving PCVs from the State of Hawaii with Aloha Grants and care packages.

Our First Friday Pau Hanas will continue at Islands Restaurant at the Ala Moana mall- 4th floor!  Parking is easy, and the location is more or less in the middle for many points on Oahu.  COME JOIN US! 

Our other activities will continue: 1st  Saturday of the month with the Hawaii Forestry Service at Kawainui Marsh, or Hamakua Marsh or other locations.  These activities are posted on the RPCVHI Facebook page.

The Board members, especially Grace Magruder, Director-at-large and PC Recruiter at UHM, welcome all RPCVHI members to help with recruiting events and other 3rd goal activities.  Recruiting events are an easy 4 hour time commitment as the PC Recruiter provides all the materials.  All we have to do is discuss Peace Corps to prospective PCVs.  Piece of cake!!  The Board will send monthly updates and requests for help via email communications.

Finally, what makes the RPCVHI organization work is members who are actively involved.  Contact me with ideas and suggestions to make this organization stronger!  I really do want to hear from the members.

I look forward to meeting as many RPCVHI members throughout the year; at Pau Hanas, volunteering at the Marsh, and at our Annual Picnic. 

Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

Caroline L. Mackenzie

RPCVHI President and RPCV Ukraine, 2010-12                                                                                                                                                                

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