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 2015
||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 Sandy Anderson:
|Increased linkages with the Assembly of
Turkish American Associations (ATAA), and the American Turkish Association
of DC (ATA-DC)|
|Donated $10,150 to nonprofits in and/or for
Turkey (See below for further information about these organizations)|
WHAT YOU WILL GET FOR YOUR 2016 DUES
|Buralarda, three issues of our newsletter
featuring news of Arkadaşlar and updates on
old friends from your Peace Corps Turkey days|
|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 paying your dues for 2015,
or if you pay your dues as a new member in 2016..
Invitation to a regional Bayram Dinner|
to and participation in our listserv and web site|
|Opportunity to donate funds to noteworthy
nonprofits serving Turkey|
DURING 2016, ARKADAŞLAR WILL
|Continue our search for others who served in Peace
|Mail a 2016 Membership Directory to paid-up or
Organize our Arkadaslar Global Reunion for us to
get together in Washington, DC (September 22-September 25) in conjunction
with the Peace Corps' 55th Anniversary celebration|
Continue to support social, educational, and economic
causes in Turkey|
YES, I WISH TO RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP
IN ARKADAŞLAR FOR 2016
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
Arkadaşlar now is providing four-year postsecondary scholarships to
students in Turkey.
C. Erik Olson Memorial Fund
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.
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.
Bridges of Hope Project, Inc. (BOHP)
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,
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.
YES, I WISH TO RENEW
MY MEMBERSHIP IN ARKADASLAR FOR 2016
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.