Photos from the April
2018 Turkey-1 Reunion
Call for Memory Pieces from editors of Buralarda:
ATTENTION!!!!! DEADLINES, EVERYONE!
We are putting out 3 final (that means FINAL) issues of Buralarda this
year (April, September and late December which will include a report
on what Arkadașlar has done).
First of the final three
YOU won't be on the mailing list for those unless you pay your
$30 dues to Linda Scheffer.
Deadline for paying dues if you want to get all the issues of
Buralarda: March 15, 2018
Deadline for submitting a volunteer or staff memory piece of what
Turkey Peace Corps meant to you, for possible inclusion in the
issue of Buralarda: August 1, 2018. Submission by this date does
not guarantee you'll be included in the second issue but we intend to
include all submissions, edited, in the planned 3 issues of the
year. 300-500 words are suggested. Please include a picture of
yourself during Turkey days, if possible. Send to co-editors Peggy
Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dale Evans (email@example.com).
We have received some wonderful submissions so far. Some people
have preferred to share advice on Turkish food, books, etc. and
those will be included, too. Do please participate in this last
year of Arkadaslar's set of memories and musings! These issues of Buralarda will
also be given to the Peace Corps, the Library of Congress and
anywhere else we might archive our memories.
Thank you. Peggy, Dale and the Board
Remembering Sandy Anderson
It is with profound sadness that we remember our dear
friend and an Arkadașlar mainstay, Sandy
Anderson, who passed away unexpectedly on March 5, 2017. All of us
in the Arkadașlar community are still reeling
from the shock of her untimely death. Sandy was the "go-to" person for
getting questions answered about Arkadașlar on
everything from our database of members, the directory, the listserv,
the special publications (photo books), the annual bayram dinners, and
much, much more. She collected news for Buralarda, the
website, for the different training groups. She was a terrific
organizer, correspondent, historian, writer, educator, colleague, and
friend. We will all miss her greatly.
with tribute to Sandy
Stephen R. Neary (T-12) away March 6, 2018
Virginia M. Schramm (T-4) passed
away Feb. 14, 2018
Zimmermann Sherrington (T-4) passed away Feb 3, 2018
Judith Ann White
(T-8) passed away Oct. 20, 2017
Karen Gernenz Youngman (T-16) passed away April 16, 2017
Russell Whitesel passed away April 2, 2017
passed away March 21, 2017
Dr. Thomas J. O'Hare
passed away March 14, 2017
Dr. Richard "Stace" Stacey
passed away March 12, 2017
Sandra Comstock Anderson
(T-13) passed away March 4, 2017
Bringedahl (T-2) passed away Feb 20, 2017
Hultengren (T-15) passed away Feb 14, 2017
Explore and enjoy!
Home: announcements of reunions, meetings,
Archive: board meeting
highlights, other items of interest
messages of Turkey-related events around the U.S.
Events: details about dinners, reunions, other
History: background of
our organization & PC Turkey
benefits and form
Member News: news
of interest about our members
Memories of Turkey:
RPCVs' remembrances of life and events during PC service
photos of and by Arkadaslar members, including reunions & bayram
Projects: updates on projects we support
listserv, newsletter, directory
Stories: Memories/stories of
our time in training and in Turkey
Art: art works and services
offered by Arkadaslar mmbers
produced by Arkadaslar members
Links: Turkish-American associations,
embassy, Turkish sites, books on Turkey....
is a network of 1200 people who served as Peace Corps Volunteers
or staff in Turkey between 1962 and 1970 and other friends of
Turkey. Arkadaslar is committed
to maintaining the
network and fostering continued ties among our
Turkish friends, ourselves, and our international communities.
is open to all former Turkey Peace Corps Volunteers and to all
friends of Turkey.
The 2016 directory was mailed to all members in early
Tues, June 5, 2018
Atilla's Restaurant Columbia
Peace Corps recruiting poster from
the late 60's or early 70's designed by Gary Jameson (T-9).