FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Peace Corps Director Addresses Rotary Club
Ron Tschetter thanks members of the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.
Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter will be addressing the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 12:15 p.m. at the University Club, 1135 16th Street, NW.
Through the Peace Corps Partnership Program, Rotary International provides funding for community-initiated projects coordinated by Peace Corps Volunteers serving in 74 countries around the world. Now, with a 37-year high of over 8,000 Volunteers in the field, Rotary International and Peace Corps have even more opportunities to work together to benefit the health and well-being of communities around the globe.
In addition to discussing the Peace Corps Partnership Program, Director Tschetter will update the attendees on progress of the Peace Corps and his vision for its future. Attendees include Rotary club members, Peace Corps staff, and 15 U.S. Ambassadors including Joseph Huggins, former Ambassador to Botswana from 2002-2005.
WHO:Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter
WHEN:January 23, 2008, 12:15 p.m.
WHERE:The Rotary Club of Washington, D.C.
At the University Club, 1135 16th Street, NW
About Peace Corps: The Peace Corps is celebrating a 46-year legacy of service at home and abroad. Since 1961, more than 190,000 Volunteers have helped promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of the 139 countries where Volunteers have served. There are over 8,000 Peace Corps Volunteers serving in 74 countries, and marking a 37-year high in the number of Volunteers. Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment. Visit us at www.peacecorps.gov for more information.
About Rotary International: Rotary International is the world\'s first service club organization. Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are over 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotarys main objective is service in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.
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