Bayram Dinners - 2014
Peggy Hanson (T-1) with Peace Corps Director Carrie
Hessler-Radelet at Washington Area Bayram
Bayram dinners were held in 11 cities around the US this year! We gathered to celebrate Cumhuriyet Bayram and each other's company.
We will post
reports and photos of the
dinners as they come in.
Cover of Turkey-13 Bio Book (see News of Groups below
bayram dinner information)
News of Groups
Kent Haruf's final book published posthumously
From Sandy Anderson: "Kent Haruf, T-8, was a good writer, and recognized
author. I've compared him to Faulkner in terms of his feelings for and
insight into his community. Others see Willa Cather (My Antonia). His
language is straight-forward within space, much like life on the Great
Plains in the north-eastern corner of Colorado. Kent died last fall, and
they have recently printed an unpublished book of his, Our Souls at
book review is at the Washington Post, and I copied
the photo also from the Post."
Turkey-13's Bio Book
As you've read in Buralarda, the Turkey-13's put together a
beautiful bio book with write-ups from each of their members. We're
providing examples from their book in hopes that other groups will decide
to do something similar.
Linda Harris Budan
Ann Boylston Violi
Turkey-5s celebrated 50 years since they entered training
at the Experiment in International Living in Brattleboro, VT.
July 16-17, 2014. They gathered and dined at Buffy (Patrick) Dewey's
home and visited and toured the Experiment--now called World Learning--in
Brattleboro, VT the following day.
Turkey-1s held a reunion in Maine. See report in Septembr
Meeting Report, June 20-22, 2014 from Jack Barkenbus (T-13)
Arkadaşlar recognized for donation to Soma Coal
Mining Disaster victims' families
Invitation to training brochure for
Peace Corps Turkey for Turkey-8s.
Recently obtained Obituaries:
Kristine M Kononen (T-8) passed away on Dec. 8,
Kent Haruf (T-8) passed away
on November 30, 2014
John Taylor passed away on
on May 8, 2014,
Herbert George Cohen
(T-11) passed away in Sept. 2005
but we only recently learned of his passing.
Terry Nichols (T-1)
July 17, 2014
Gene Paslov (T-2) passed
away June 8, 2014
(PC Training Staff) passed
away April 24, 2014
Louis Currier (T-8)
passd away March 8, 2014
Charlotte Ann (Miller)
Jirousek (T-5) passed away suddenly on Feb. 12, 2014
James J. Hogan
(T-2) passed away
January 25, 2014
Walter Salmen (T-1 and
Staff) passed away Dec. 17, 2013
Michael J. Donohoe
Dec 14, 2012
Thomas W. Molloy Dec. 10, 2010
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