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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 November:

Ohio. Catherine McCutcheon, T-12, is the coordinator: cmccut1@gmail.com

Florida. Meeting at Istanbul Turkish Cuisine Restaurant in Lake Mary, FL, on Sunday, October 29th at 1:00 pm for lunch.  Linda Ӧzgür (T-6) lynda.ozgur@gmail.com 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 henryjlevy@yahoo.com 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 marmionducky@gmail.com.

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) for reservations.

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.  

 

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)


 

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03/12/18