NOTE: Our organization has
disbanded but the information below gives you a sense of what we did and
which organizations we helped support during our association's existence.
Remember Turkey from the 1960s? Want to keep up to date on Turkey today?
Want to reconnect with friends from your Peace Corps Turkey experience? If
so, renew your membership
in Arkadaşlar for the year ahead, our final year as an
WHAT ARKADAŞLAR DID FOR YOU IN 2017
Held Cumhuriyet Bayram dinners in
|Maintained and updated a national database of former
Peace Corps Turkey volunteers, friends, and staff|
|Added new pictures and features to the Arkadaşlar
|Posted many stories and anecdotes about Turkey on the Arkadaşlar Listserv. For more information, contact
Ellie LeBaron: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Increased linkages with the Assembly of
Turkish American Associations (ATAA), and the American Turkish Association
of DC (ATA-DC)|
|Donated $9,150 to nonprofits in and/or for
Turkey (See below for further information about these organizations)|
WHAT YOU WILL GET FOR YOUR 2018 DUES
|Buralarda, 2-3 final issues of our newsletter
featuring news of Arkadaşlar and updates on
old friends from your Peace Corps Turkey days. It will be
mailed to paid members only.|
|The 2016 Membership Directory featuring
names (including maiden names), addresses, and listings by
city/state/country, with information about groups of service and
sites. You will get this if you are a first time dues payer in 2018|
Invitation to a regional Bayram Dinner|
to and participation in our listservs and web site|
|Opportunity to donate funds to noteworthy
nonprofits serving Turkey|
DURING 2018, ARKADAŞLAR WILL
|Continue our search for others who served in Peace
|Mail a 2016 Membership Directory to paid-up or
first-time new members|
Continue to support social, educational, and economic
causes in Turkey for our final year|
Contact Linda Scheffer at
LMScheffer@aol.com if you have contact information
of RPCVs who served
in Turkey who never knew about Arkadaşlar.
SUPPORT TURKEY TODAY**
To support Turkey, Arkadaşlar donates funds to selected non-governmental
organizations in Turkey or the United States. When renewing your membership, or joining for the first time, please consider donating additional funds so
that Arkadaşlar can continue donating funds on your behalf to these
Arkadaşlar now is providing four-year postsecondary scholarships to
students in Turkey.
C. Erik Olson Memorial Fund
To honor this Turkey-1 volunteer, a memorial fund was established in
1999 to support the Pediatric Neurological Laboratory specializing in
childhood epilepsy at the Hacettepe University Hospital in Ankara.
Its mission is to build peace through empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds
in Turkey and Cyprus. It helps groups with different ethnic and
cultural backgrounds to work together to address common interests and achieve
mutual goals. Its goal is to strengthen relationships through
increased understanding. It is a US-based 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information see www.hasna.org.
Sevinç Abla School
This school in Adana serves children with various mental and physical
challenges. Our Website has pictures at
supports the maintenance and development of local crafts from Turkey, with
profits from US sales sustaining this effort. For more information, see
Nature Türkiye, the foundation arm of KuzeyDoğa
The vision of KuzeyDoğa Society is to prevent extinctions and consequent
collapses of critical ecosystem processes while making sure that human
communities benefit from conservation as much as the wildlife they help
conserve. For more information, see
**Arkadaşlar is not registered as a 501[c](3) organization with the IRS so
your donations are not tax deductible.
If you move, remember to send us your change of address.