Peace Corps at Any Age

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We are proud to say that Happie Datt, one of our Past Presidents, fulfilled one of her lifelong dreams and volunteered with the Peace Corps.

Happie Datt returned from her 27 month assignment and is eager to share her experiences. She will give a presentation on Sunday, August 19, 2012, from 2:00 - 4:00p.m. in the Lake Bluff Park District Community Room, 355 West Washington Ave., Lake Bluff. Happie will recount her unique experiences in the Republic of Macedonia where she worked on local economic development. Hear her stirring story describing her assignment from start to finish. What it is like when one is assigned to a county where one doesn't speak the language? Do older volunteers have a difficult time? What difference can one make in a village?

Perhaps most people do not realize that the Peace Corps is not just for graduating college students. People of all ages volunteer their time and talent to promote world peace and friendship while improving the lives of others. The Peace Corps eagerly seeks volunteers with a lifetime of experience.

Come and enjoy this fascinating journey.