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RENEW YOUR ARKADAŞLAR MEMBERSHIP FOR
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.
WHAT ARKADAŞLAR DID FOR YOU IN 2012
||Held Cumhuriyet Bayram dinners in
|Facilitated a celebration and tour in Turkey to mark
the 50th Anniversary of the T-1's arrival in country on September 6, 1962|
|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 at
|Increased linkages with the Assembly of
Turkish American Associations (ATAA), and the American Turkish Association
of DC (ATA-DC)|
|Donated $9,500 to nonprofits in and/or for
Turkey (See below for further information about these organizations)|
WHAT YOU WILL GET FOR YOUR 2013 DUES
|The new 2013 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 not only if you paid your 2012 dues, but if you are
a paying dues for the first time, as well.|
|Opportunity to donate funds to noteworthy
nonprofits serving Turkey|
DURING 2013, ARKADAŞLAR WILL
Send you three issues of Buralarda, our newsletter featuring news of Arkadaslar and updates on old
friends from your Peace Corps Turkey days|
Invite you to a regional Bayram Dinner if it is within
Provide access to and participation in our lestserv and
Continue our search for others who served in Peace Corps Turkey|
Mail a new 2013 Membership Directory to those members
who have paid 2012 dues, or pay their 2013 dues|
||Continue to support social, educational,
and economic,causes in Turkey|
YES, I WISH TO RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP
IN ARKADAŞLAR FOR 2013
For further information about membership in Arkadaşlar,
contact Linda at
Also, please email Linda with contact information for other RPCVs who served
in Turkey who have yet to know 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
Postsecondary Scholarships ($3,200 in 2012)
Arkadaşlar now is providing four-year postsecondary scholarships to
students in Turkey.
C. Erik Olson Memorial Fund ($1,000 in 2012)
To honor this Turkey I 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.
HasNa, Inc ($1,000 in 2012)
HasNa builds peace through empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds
in Turkey and Cyprus. It helps groups with different ethic and
cultural backgrounds 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.
Bridges of Hope Project, Inc. (BOHP) ($1000) in 2012)
This is a US-based
501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to give
hope and create opportunity to Turkish children and youth to
pursue their education and realize their potential. To achieve this
goal, BOHP unites the Turkish-American community and friends of Turkey to
raise awareness and resources to support educational projects, and build
alliances with other nonprofit organizations. For more information about BOHP, see:
SevinÁ Abla School ($2,000 in 2012)
This school in Adana serves children with various mental and physical
challenges. Our Website has pictures at
Anatolian Artisans ($1,300 in 2012)
supports the maintenance and development of local crafts from Turkey, with
profits from US sales sustaining this effort. For more information, see
**Arkadaşlar is not registered as a 501[c](3) organization with the IRS so
your donations are not tax deductible.
YES, I WISH TO RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP IN
ARKADASLAR FOR 2013
To join Arkadaşlar, please complete the
form online, print it out, and submit it with a check for your dues made payable to
Contact Linda Scheffer
Treasurer, for the mailing address.
If you move, remember to send us your change of address.