Arkadaslar Board Meeting
January 14, 2009
Anderson, Elliot Eisenberg, Allen Gall, Peggy Hanson, Ken Hill, Mike Jewell,
Mary Helen Madden, Valerie Olson, Linda Scheffer, Dave Weinman and John
Wintrol. Steve Poppick participated by cell phone.
The terms of
three Board Members ended in 2008: Linda Scheffer, John Wintrol, and Mary
Helen Madden. All were re-elected along with election of Steve Poppick.
members and terms are:
2007, 2008, 2009 Allen Gall
2007, 2008, 2009 Mike Jewell
2007, 2008, 2009 Ken Hill
2008, 2009, 2010 Peggy Hanson
2008, 2009, 2010 Sandy Anderson
2008, 2009, 2010 Valerie Olson
2008, 2009, 2010 Elliot Eisenberg
2011 Linda Scheffer
2009, 2010, 2011 John Wintrol
2009, 2010, 2011 Mary Helen Madden
2009, 2010, 2011 Steve Poppick
was elected as president. He had served earlier as Arkadaslar’s first
The cash on
hand as of January 14 is $10,357.17. Approximately $6,000 will be used this
year to print the directories.
We had 358 members pay dues last year. The report does not include dues
being paid for 2009.
The bayram dinner was attended by 88 people. It included T-1s. Next year
will be the 40th anniversary year for the T-2s and T-4s. The
following year may overwhelm the event when the T-8s, T-9s, T-10s and T-12s
will have their anniversary.
Individuals and Couples on the Database 1353
Members on the Listserv
Process for Contributing to Projects in Turkey
received a request last summer to contribute towards women’s groups in
Turkey. A lot of discussion ensued on the listserv, and Allen Gall
volunteered to collect the comments and present his findings to the board.]
Following his presentation, partially by email earlier and a very thorough
discussion, the vote was unanimous to continue as we have in the past, but
to increase the publicity. This means that we will continue to consider
other projects as they are proposed.
It was suggested that we have an application process. This will be placed
on the agenda for the next meeting.
editors, Steve and Peggy, have a number of ideas.
next issue at the end of the month.
will cost about $6000, that’s around $12 each. We set aside $2000 each year
to amortize the cost over three years.
A lot of
people change their addresses, and a new directory is warranted. One member
suggested that the directory be provided online. It was noted, however,
that having the information in electronic format destroys our ability to
protect people’s information, and older people are less likely to use an
Connected, like a FaceBook
investigating FaceBook for Arkadaslar as a way for us to begin to know each
other now, not always through our training groups. In the meantime, NPCA
announced that it is launching “Peace Corps Connected” which is a social
network (like FaceBook) using a Ning online platform. She will set up a
group for Arkadaslar with NPCA.
will be 75 soon, and we cheered him on. He said, “Of all my jobs, I most
appreciated the Peace Corps and working on poverty. This table represents
people coming together from different experiences and hopefully future
generations will come behind.”
retire at the end of the month. “Emekli olduğunuzu tebrik ederiz.”
Meeting: April 22 at Atillas.