Scene in Edmonds: Peace Corps volunteer speaks to Daybreakers Rotary

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Stephanie Nys, a Peace Corps Recruiter, spoke to the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club Tuesday about her experiences and some of the risks serving communities around the world.  “We had to evacuate because of the Ebola outbreak” she said, “but we are back now.” Stephanie serves in Liberia.   She also discussed how to join and reminded us that there is no age limit to become a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Peace Corps recruiter Stephanie Nys spoke to the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club Tuesday about her experiences and some of the risks serving communities around the world. “We had to evacuate because of the Ebola outbreak but we are back now,” said Nys, who serves in Liberia. Nys also noted that there is no age limit to become a Peace Corps volunteer. (Photo courtesy Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary)

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  1. Stephanie was great. Doubt she’s a volunteer now but she was when she served in Liberia.
    The big takeaway from her talk was the fact that the Peace Corps now offers options for folks to volunteer. For example, you need not serve a two-year stint. There are 3-month, six-month and one-year options AND you have choices as to where you serve. Great! I think I’ll ask for 6 months in Paris ;-).
    She’s talking to Rotarians because we skew older and more time on the planet often trumps a new college graduate. Sweet.

  2. I agree, Karen. Ahead we have local attorney (Rotarian) Tom Russell talking on Sept 1 about his recent and coming experiences helping in 2 very small and poor countries in eastern Europe. ” Service Above Self”
    is carried out in so many ways.

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