Dave Weinman at 2018 DC Area Bayram Dinner
February 9, 1934 - December 15, 2018
It is with great
sorrow that we report the passing of "Amca"
Dave Weinman, the first and later the last Peace Corps Turkey
director. Dave was also the driving force behind our organizing as
Arkadașlar, a group that has remained very
active through 2018. RIP, Dave.
Photos from 2018 Bayram
Dinners We have photos from the Washington,
DC area group only. If you attended a bayram dinner or lunch and
have photos or short reports, please send
and we'll publish them.
Photos from the April
2018 Turkey-1 Reunion
Call for Memory Pieces from editors of Buralarda:
ATTENTION!!!!! DEADLINES, EVERYONE!
We are putting out a final (that means FINAL) two issues of Buralarda
year (2019, which will include a report
on what Arkadașlar has done).
YOU won't be on the mailing list for those unless you have paid your
$30 dues to Linda Scheffer.
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. 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
Dave Weinman (PC-Turkey's first and then
last director) Dec. 15, 2018
(T-5) passed away passed away Nov. 5, 2018
Donald J. Carolan (T-13) passed away Nov. 5,
2018 (no obituary)
Thomas M. Doerr
(T-8) passed away Nov. 5, 2018
passed away Sept. 1, 2018
Edward Klinger (T-13) passed away
July 10, 2018
(Training staff) June 11, 2018
(T-8) passed away July 2, 2018
Olds Goshdigian (T-2) passed away May 20, 2018
Susannah Dickie Caley
Lynch (staff spouse) passed away May 15, 2018
Stephen R. Neary (T-12) passed away March 6, 2018
Virginia M. Schramm (T-4) passed
away Feb. 14, 2018
Zimmermann Sherrington (T-4) passed away Feb 3, 2018
James Borton (T-1) passed away July 8, 2017
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is a network of 1200 people who served as Peace Corps Volunteers
or staff in Turkey between 1962 and 1970 and other friends of
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network and fostering continued ties among our
Turkish friends, ourselves, and our international communities.
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The 2016 directory was mailed to all members in early
Atilla's Restaurant Columbia
Peace Corps recruiting poster from
the late 60's or early 70's designed by Gary Jameson (T-9).