Arkadaslar Board Meeting
January 13, 2010
attendance: Sandy Anderson, Allan Gall, Peggy Hanson, Ken and
Winnie Hill, Mike Jewell, Valerie Olson, Linda Scheffer, Dave Weinman, and
of Board Members and Officers
The following were approved unanimously to continue serving on the Board
for through 2012:
approved unanimously to continue serving as president
In 2009 we had 395 dues-paying members, among whom 138 contributed an
additional $4,465 for projects in Turkey.
We had 63 people attend the local Bayram Dinner. Ken and Winnie won two
bottles of wine.
The Treasurer’s report was accepted with gratitude expressed to Linda for
We discussed having meetings at lunch time. We would need to check with
Elliot who is working.
explained that there is no repository that will take all three: digital
records, printed articles, and actual artifacts. The Kennedy Library takes
physical artifacts related to Kennedy only. The Peace Corps only takes
The NPCA had a summer intern who found:
universities will expect monetary donations over a long period of time.
University has an existing Archive; we can contact them.
collection in Boston will take documents, but they must be materials written
during the time of service.
Sandy is to contact American University to see what they accept, and to call
Heath Lowry, Kevin McCarthy and Justin McCarthy for their insights and
Arkadaslar needs to decide if it’s willing to sustain an archive over time.
We would have to make a decision about whether this is more important than
contributing to projects in Turkey.
Perhaps an article can be placed in Buralarda on this topic.
We need more information about costs and what’s required.
Peace Corps’ 50th and Our Global Reunion
Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary will be celebrated September 22-26,
2011. Currently on the committee are Mary Helen, Linda and Sandy. Sandy is
to contact NPCA and Mary Helen about hotels.
In an earlier Global Reunion we had t-shirts, photo books, and a meeting of
the whole with round tables. Perhaps the hotel where we reserve rooms will
provide a large conference room.
Someone needs to contact the embassy.
At our next meeting we’re asked to think about what activities we want.
Projects in Turkey
topic caused a bit of discussion because some members felt that we had
decided the issue of adding new projects several times over. It was pointed
out that while we had agreed to fund our six current projects, the Board
also asked to be told what was on the Web now, and said it would look at
We decided to stick with the current six projects; although we can advertise
the others on the web. If additional money is available, then we’ll
consider the three additional projects (Bridges of Hope, HasNa and Bridges
to Turkey) and ask them to make a presentation.
A member commented that giving some people a priority isn’t fair. We can
know the budget ahead of the next meeting. Could we invite them to present
in April? It was suggested that someone on the Board could advocate for
each project. Then it was pointed out that funding new projects means
taking money from the projects we have.
We agreed that if we have excess money after the April (budget) meeting, we
can invite projects to make a presentation.
We had a discussion about helping any Peace Corps program in Haiti where
the earthquake has just occurred.
on the Web
An advertiser had approached Arkadaslar asking if a two-word ad could be
placed on the web near items relating to the Bayram Dinner in Wisconsin.
The Board declared it does not support any advertising.
new Turkish Ambassador is Namık
Tan. Mike will write the letter of welcome. Dave and Ken visited the
former new ambassador last time and took the letter with them.
newsletter is planned to be sent out by the end of the month. Members are
asked to put out tentacles for people with interesting stories.
The story of Turkey – 1’s in-country training at Gazi Eğitim
was mentioned along with the copse in Maine donated by Joanne Omang and
Dave declared that the last issue of Buralarda was the best ever, and
offered accolades to Peggy and Steve. The Board concurred.
Peggy noted that Sandy is holding us together, and Sandy stressed that
everything is done along with Linda and Ellie. It’s a whole publication
For obituaries in Buralarda, we only publish name, spouse, group, site in
Turkey, profession, family information and location in the US.
Tuesday, April 13, 1:00.*
the way out the door some of us discussed meeting on a Friday so we could
kebab. Mike is going to check on it and get back to us. We were also
concerned about Elliot who is still working.)