Arkadaslar Board Meeting
June 5, 2008
Ken Hill, Mary Helen Madden, Linda Scheffer, Sandy Anderson, and John
The terms of
three Board Members ended in 2007: Sandy Anderson, Marcia Gnuse and Valerie
Olson. Marcia resigned. Sandy and Valerie were re-elected. Dave will
talk to Eliot Eisenberg and Jill Diskan.
Current members and terms are:
2006, 2007, 2008 Pat Fesci
2006, 2007, 2008 Linda Scheffer
2006, 2007, 2008 John Wintrol
2006, 2007, 2008 Mary Helen Madden
2007, 2008, 2009 Allen Gall
2007, 2008, 2009 Mike Jewell
2007, 2008, 2009 Ken Hill
2008, 2009, 2010 Sandy Anderson
2008, 2009, 2010 Valerie Olson
We would like to maintain 11 members on the Board so two additional members
Dinner, October 26 at Kazanís
to invite the Ambassador via Ankara, and he will invite Demet Cabbar,
president of ATA-DC.
Turkey-2s are having a reunion, but we donít know what they need in the way
of support. Kathy Scruggs may be the coordinator.
We discussed sending the announcement by email.
that once Buralarda is in electronic format we can email it to members who
want it electronically. She doesnít have the time to prepare Buralarda
herself. With Marciaís resignation we need a new editor. It should be
someone who can work in Microsoft Office, be able to receive and paste
pictures, and prepare a document in electronic format. Sandy will go out on
the listserv and ask for someone.
We had a loss
last year of $3,778. We contributed more money last year because our
balance had become too large. Linda expects cash assets of $6,456.60.
that we were asked during the spring to consider contributing to groups that
work with women in Turkey. He offered to go to the old emails to find the
discussions on this issue.
Two different opinions were offered:
like to know more about what Ashoka is doing. He will check on that for the
We voted not
to send funds to Ashoka until we know what we are getting.
that there is a planning group, headed by Jody Olson, Deputy Director of the
Peace Corps. PC is now taking an active role. In the past, PC was worried
about the impression in Congress. There is a legal ruling that this can be
funded as part of the recruitment of the Peace Corps.
can use its fundraising authority to collect for this anniversary. $3
million is needed. It will be coordinated with the Folk Life on the Mall
(Sept. 1st, focused on the Peace Corps.) Ken will organize the
There will be
celebrations across the US, international celebrations and Congressional
recognition. Kennedy Center is reserved for $1. A professional author will
write a history of the Peace Corps over the past 50 years. There will be a
march of the flags.
sidelined; it is not the organizer, and it canít do it.
reunion is in 2012. Dave mentioned having a reunion in Turkey.
We have agreed to have our reunion in 2011 here in DC. Sandy,
Linda and Mary Helen will work on it.
will host a get-together for all Arkadaslar in the metro area. We will send
out cards, and collect the cost as part of the fees.
August 17 at 5:00. Her birthday is the 18th. Wine and cheese,
outdoor Ė weather permitting, and weíll show the Sargeant Shriver video for
We had a
discussion about dividing the listserv between those who want the ongoing
news from Turkey, and those who just want organizational news. We decided
that we donít want to divide our group more. The large volume of listserv
traffic was awhile ago. People can use the delete key.
reported that now that we no longer share dues with NPCA, members arenít
showing much interest in joining NCPA through Arkadaslar.
NCPA Meeting in Seattle
Cederblom represented Arkadaslar at the NPCA Seattle meeting. She took
photos which were passed around for those who might know the NPCA leaders.
Sandy can share the results on the listserv.
Meeting: September 18th at Atillas.