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Cumhuriyet Bayram Dinners 2015
Join your local Bayram Dinner this year!  We’re taking pictures to include in the upcoming directory.  We’re encouraging each group to use this chance to gather.  And we’re experimenting with selling and buying our Turkish items.  Haydi gel! 

MAINE/NEW HAMPSHIRE: Sunday, November 1, 1:30, Mediterranean Grill, 10 School Street, Freeport, ME, 207-865-1688. RSVP George and Cathy Wilson. 

MASSACHUSETTS/NEW ENGLAND: Sunday, October 25, 1:00, Anyone wanting to get together for the Bayram at the Family Restaurant, 305 Washington Street, Brookline MA, 617-277-4466, should email Suzanne Rom by October 20.  

NEW YORK CITY: Sunday, November1, 12:00 – 3:00, Peri Ela Restaurant 1361 Lexington Ave. (90th—91st St.), NYC, 212-410-4300. RSVP Barbara Bryan.  

WASHINGTON, DC: Sunday, November 1, 5:30-8:00, at Kazan Restaurant, 6813 Redmond Drive, McLean, VA, 703-734-1960. $55. RSVP Linda Scheffer.  

NORTH CAROLINA/SOUTH CAROLINA: TBA. RSVP to Jordan Scepanski. 

FLORIDA: Sunday, November 1, 1:00 at the Bosphorus Restaurant, 108 South Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-644-8609. RSVP Paul Kirwan, or Lynda Özgür.

WISCONSIN: Saturday, November 7, 5:00, hors d’oeuvres at the home of Russ & Liz Whitesel, Madison. Dinner at 7:00, Olivia Restaurant, 751 N. High Point Rd., Madison, 608-831-7776. RSVP Russ & Liz Whitesel.

OHIO: Saturday, October 24, 6:00 at Anatolian Café, 2270 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-321-4400. RSVP Cathy or Ron McCutcheon. 

KANSAS: TBA. RSVP to Susan (McHenry) Holm. 

WASHINGTON: Saturday, October 24, 4:00, potluck at the home of Dale & Ruth Hultengren. RSVP Dale & Ruth. 

OREGON/SOUTHERN WASHINGTON: Thursday, November 15, 4:00 potluck at the home of Bob & Sylva Staab. RSVP Mimi Sanders.  

Contact TurkeyDost@aol.com if you have any questions.

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  

Group

Total

Attendees

%

1

30

18

0.60

2

61

19

0.31

3

27

4

0.15

4

138

41

0.30

5

54

15

0.28

6

25

7

0.28

7

25

1

0.04

8

174

36

0.21

9

53

16

0.30

10

37

16

0.43

11

5

0

0.00

12

77

17

0.22

13

65

15

0.23

14

22

1

0.05

15

87

8

0.09

16

151

14

0.09

17

58

12

0.21

Total

1089

240

0.22

 
Greatest percentage of each group 

Group

Total

Attendees

%

1

30

18

0.60

10

37

16

0.43

2

61

19

0.31

4

138

41

0.30

9

53

16

0.30

5

54

15

0.28

6

25

7

0.28

13

65

15

0.23

12

77

17

0.22

8

174

36

0.21

17

58

12

0.21

3

27

4

0.15

15

87

8

0.09

16

151

14

0.09

14

22

1

0.05

7

25

1

0.04

11

5

0

0.00

Total

1089

240

0.22

 
Greatest Attendance 

Group

Total

Attendees

%

4

138

41

0.30

8

174

36

0.21

2

61

19

0.31

1

30

18

0.60

12

77

17

0.22

10

37

16

0.43

9

53

16

0.30

5

54

15

0.28

13

65

15

0.23

16

151

14

0.09

17

58

12

0.21

15

87

8

0.09

6

25

7

0.28

3

27

4

0.15

14

22

1

0.05

7

25

1

0.04

11

5

0

0.00

Total

1089

240

0.22

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


In Istanbul:
Istanbul, Turkey / Maura Kelly (Lesotho ’93)

RPCV Open House/Expo:  In 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: Bay Weekly. " 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.


Southern Maryland RPCV Open House/Expo in the Prince Fredrick Library
Sandy Anderson (T-13)


 

©Arkadaslar
11/04/15