It is with mixed feelings I post today on behalf of the Board.
First I am sorry to announce that our dedicated president Barry Morris has passed away after a long battle with bladder cancer. Barry was the backbone of the organization and kept us on track for the last 10 years. His dedication to Malaysian Volunteers, the Malaysian business community and to our organization has been steady and with a dedicated sense of purpose. As a board member I speak for all of us that he will be missed a great deal. We extend our condolences to his family and friends. farewell Barry and you will be missed by us all.
On a much happier note I am reminding all members of our gathering in Washington DC September 20-25, 2016 to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Peace Corps. We will have a celebration for 50 RPCV members of friends of Malaysia in a private residence.
Party with Friends of Malaysia
RPCV 55th Anniversary
Dear Readers of FOM Newsletter:
In conjunction with the Peace Corps 55th Anniversary in Washington, DC, Friends of Malaysia is planning a PARTY especially for Malaysia RPCVs.
This is an encore event like the Peace Corps 50th Party that was a lot of fun!
Come and spend an evening with other RPCVs and enjoy a delicious Malaysian buffet dinner with Tiger beer, wine, and soft drinks. Space is limited.
The Malaysia RPCV Party will be on Friday, September 23, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM at a private residence in nearby Arlington, VA (just three miles from the White House). It is a short taxi ride or 10-minute walk from Courthouse Metro.
DINNER LIMITED TO THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE
Expense: $35 per person for FOM member and spouse, purchased before September 10. $45 per person, after September 10, or if not an FOM member. (Get the member price: Join FOM at friendsofmalaysia.net and click on Join for $15, or contact Paul Murphy below.) Further details after reserving.
Send checks, payable to “Friends of Malaysia”. Include your email and telephone:
Paul Murphy, Treasurer, FOM
510 Little John Hill
Sherwood Forest, MD 21405
An email site has been set up for further information and directions:
Lynn Juhl, Malaysia PCV 1967-69, Board Member FOM
Register today for the National Peace Corps Association’s annual conference - Peace Corps Connect - to take advantage of the final day for an early bird discount.
Peace Corps Connect is this September 21-25, 2016 in Washington, DC and will bring together hundreds of members of the greater Peace Corps community in commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the Peace Corps. The event will focus on how together we can achieve the Peace Corps’ Third Goal and contribute to key U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in the areas of economic development, environmental sustainability, equality and justice, global health and peace and security.
The conference features a series of breakout sessions and workshops, with highlights including:
A symposium for social entrepreneurs to engage with leaders from Silicon Valley to discuss resources and opportunities to launch your own initiative
A social media session for advocates working to empower women, girls and the LGBTQ community
A hands-on workshop for those on the frontlines of environmental sustainability, featuring demonstrations of tools and technology used to address changes in our natural resources.
Engage with experts in your field, network with peer professionals, and contribute on issues that matter most to you.
Check out the full schedule of events and register now to take advantage of the last day for the early bird discount.
We look forward to seeing you there!