The new directories are here!
You should have received your copy if you have
paid your membership dues.
Preparing directories for mailing
Left to right: Linda Scheffer (T-8), Eliot Eisenberg (T-12), Sandy
Anderson (T-13), Dave Weinman (Amca), John Wintrol (T-2), and Lynn
2016 REUNION: Sept. 22-25, 2016 in Washington, DC
TO THE REUNION Sept. 22-25, 2016 in Washington, DC. Don’t miss
this opportunity to re-unite and celebrate!!
more times will we have this opportunity!!!!????
Reunion HQ will be the Virginian Suites Hotel (as last reunion).
1500 Arlington Blvd,
tentative Reunion schedule follows:
It will be fleshed out and finalized over the next couple months.
22: Arrival and registration @ Virginian Suites Hotel.
Friday, Sept. 23:
Daytime: NPCA events, possible meetings for us, or meeting in groups
Evening: Possible reception at Turkish Embassy or Ambassador's
Daytime: Plenary Session - speakers, discussions, food, etc.
Evening: Dinner @ Turkish restaurants by Group (some with 2-3 groups
Morning: Parade of Flags from Kennedy Eternal Flame to Lincoln Memorial
with other PC groups
Noon: ATA/DC Turkish Festival, likely near Pennsylvania Avenue in the
reunion coincides with the Peace Corps Connect event of the National
Peace Corps Association,
We will march alongside other Peace Corps groups on
Arrangements have been made with Virginian Suites Hotel (thanks to
We will enjoy discounted rates and use of conference rooms:
RESERVATIONS SOON - NO LATER THAN JULY!
rates and instructions.
for the Arkadaslar Global Reunion Sept. 22-25, 2016
Please share this information with our fellow Arkadaslar and encourage
them to commit to attend the reunion and make reservations as needed –
Please let your group coordinator know that you'll be coming or
let Sandy Anderson know:
Bayram Dinners - 2015
We have posted the photos we
have so far. Please send in photos and reports of your Bayram
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they have recently printed an unpublished book of his, Our Souls at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
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:
Doris Whitman (wife
of PC staff member Bill Whitman) June 7, 2016
Philip L Konkel (T-15) passed away
May 31, 2016
Ronald L Rabin (T-15) passed away Feb 15, 2016
Mary Jo Posnak Hulen (T-14) passed away May 24, 2016
Gene Zajac (T-13) passed
away April 27, 2016
Jack Sharpe (T-4) passed away
March 3, 2016
Patrick J. Fitch (T-9)
passed away Jan. 17, 2016
Catherine Broer (T-17)
passed away Feb 4, 2015
Estes Lockhart (T-17)
passed away June 19, 2005
Stacy Rockwood (T-6)
passed away Sept. 23, 2015
Linda Latt Broslow
(T-1) passed away July 2, 2015
Tarry Davis (T-13) passed
away August 31, 2015
John Gallivan (T-2)
passed away August 25, 2015
Fred Bueche (T-4) passed away
April 17, 2015
Fred Thompson (T-15) died
February 6, 2015 in a canoeing accident
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.
A new 2016 directory was mailed to
all members in June 2016.
Atilla's Restaurant Columbia
Peace Corps recruiting poster from
the late 60's or early 70's designed by Gary Jameson (T-9).