Arkadaslar Board Meeting
April 26, 2007
Ken & Winnie
Hill, Linda Scheffer, Valerie Olson, Sandy Anderson and Dave Weinman. This
is short of a quorum.
Pfunder’s book, Village in the Meadows, has been published, and the
publisher can be found at
www.nettleberry.com. (See below.)
brought The New York Times, April 23, 2007, p. 5, to the meeting.
Sandy will keyboard it to share on the listserv.
A video is
being made of PCVs by one of the companions on the tour sponsored by
Anatolian Artisans in the summer, 2006.
at the University of Izmir is looking for stories, and mementos of PCVs for
a presentation he will make at a professional society in the late spring,
and possibly turn into a book.
Susan Holm is
contacting people for the 50th anniversary at the University in
Erzurum. Dave noted that all of the volunteers in Erzurum were connected to
has sent us scarves and things to share. Linda has these.
Turkey 1s are
having their 45th Reunion this year. Do other groups want to do
something? Activities can include a group tour of the Textile Museum, the
embassy … We’ll send it out on the listserv.
Corps’ 50th Reunion will be in 2011.
Alumni organization is organizing activities for the national 50th
reunion in 2011.
It was moved and approved that we recommend to the Board that the budget be
approved. The approval includes sending the listed amounts to our projects
in Turkey. The amount is the same as last year.
We decided to invite Pat Fesci, Elliot Eisenberg and Frank Drumheller to
become Board Members. All had said they were willing to serve. Peggy
Hanson has asked to leave the Board. That will bring our total number to
12. We usually have between 11 and 13 members at a time. Dave will contact
Elliot and Frank to confirm their willingness. Approval will require the
vote of the current Board.
Bookmarks and Postcards
Similar to the last time we printed a directory, we have a lot of printed
cover stock available. At that time, our publisher cut the covers in a way
to create a variety of postcards and bookmarks. We agreed that we would
like to do that with the new covers. Mike Jewell will be picking the covers
up, and we plan to ask Mary Helen for her ideas on selecting the company to
cut up the bookmarks and postcards. We will distribute them to members at
the Bayram Dinners.
We intend to
sponsor a book signing for Sandy Pfunder’s book. We expect 25-50 people and
want something simple, 5:00-7:00 at Chadwick’s, O’Connor’s, Kazan’s back
room, Georgetown or the National Press Club, with the last place favored.
We’ll use email and a Phone Tree. We plan to prepare a flier for the
email. Sandy A. will get a digital copy of the book using Ken’s copy. Dave
will talk to Sandy Pfunder about it.
Groups, Arkadaslar and NPCA
commented that, of the ~130 COS (Country of Service) groups, Arkadaslar is
one of the most active. There are 10-12 Geographic Groups which tend to be
Meeting: Wednesday, July 18, at Atillas.