2017 Bayram Dinners
If you gathered with other Arkadaslar to celebrate Turkey's Independence
Day, please send us a photo and report and we'll post them.
The following groups had planned to meet in late October or early
Ohio. Catherine McCutcheon, T-12, is the
Florida. Meeting at Istanbul Turkish Cuisine
Restaurant in Lake Mary, FL, on Sunday, October 29th at 1:00 pm for
lunch. Linda Ӧzgür
and Paul Kirwan (T-8) are the coordinators.
New York. Meeting for lunch at Uskudar Turkish
Restaurant, 1405 Second Avenue, NYC between 73rd and 74th Streets on
Sunday, October 29th from noon to 3:00 pm. A four-course lunch
with coffee, tea, and soft drinks, tax, and tip will cost $26 per
person. Hank Levy (T-8) at
firstname.lastname@example.org is coordinating.
Washington State (Seattle area). Dana Marmion
(T-15) is coordinating the Bayram potluck on Saturday, October 28 from
4:00 to 7:00 pm at the home of Ruth Hultengren. RSVP to Dana at
Washington, DC. Linda Scheffer (T-8) is taking
RSVPs for the dinner on Sunday, October 29th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at
Kazan Restaurant, 6813 Redmond Drive, McLean, VA 22101; 703-734-1960.
Cost: $55. Contact Linda (LMScheffer@aol.com)
Saturday, October 24, 6:00 at Anatolian Café, 2270 Lee Road, Cleveland
Heights, 216-321-4400. RSVP Cathy or Ron McCutcheon.
RSVP to Susan (McHenry) Holm.
Saturday, October 24, 4:00, potluck at the home of Dale & Ruth Hultengren.
RSVP Dale & Ruth.
Thursday, November 15, 4:00 potluck at the home of Bob & Sylva Staab. RSVP
Peace Corps' 50 Anniversary & Arkadaslar Global Reunion
Sept 22-25, 2011
Photos from Reunion
Here are some interesting statistics on
Arkadaslar attendance at the Arkadaslar Global Reunion. The three charts sorted (1) by group (2) by percentage, and (3) by
attendance. Thanks, Sandy Anderson!
Reunion Percentages of Attendance
These Arkadaslar hosted house parties for Peace Corps' 50th
anniversary in the spring of 2011:
Little Rock, AR
(72211) / Connie Wardell (Turkey ’68) T-13
Fort Bragg, CA (95437) / Pat Long (Turkey ’64) T-4
Murray, KY (42071) / Martin Tracy (Turkey ’67) T-8
Cherry Hill, NJ (08034) / Anne Hearn (Turkey ’65) T-2
Alexandria, VA (22314) / Douglas Shifflet (Turkey ’66) T-5
Bristol, VA / Kenneth Marion (Turkey ’67) T-8
Eau Claire, WI (54701) / Ginny Close (Turkey ’67) T-10
Istanbul, Turkey / Maura Kelly (Lesotho ’93)
RPCV Open House/Expo:
Southern Maryland on March 5 in the Prince
Fredrick Library. It had 12 presenters. Librarians said 100
people stopped by:six were planning to apply to Peace Corps; two sets were
parents of current volunteers, one distraught mother was afraid of her
daughter's going to a country that might have some turbulence, and other
people with some connection to Peace Corps or foreign dreams. For photos go
to Prince Frederick Library website. For a published article with
stories of 6 of those participating:
" It was a lot of fun," reported Sandy Anderson (T-13).
Those of you who
sponsored house parties might want to share with us if it’s convenient.