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 2013
||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, anecdotes, and news items 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 for
Turkey (See below for further information about these organizations)|
WHAT YOU WILL GET FOR YOUR 2014 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 if you are paying your dues for the
first time since 2012.
This directory is the largest we have produced, more than 144 pages,
with a collection of 115 of our very best photos and 18 wonderful
stories written by members about their experiences in Turkey. Another
classic photo from Dick Janzig adorns the front cover. Yours for
only $25 membership fee.|
|Opportunity to donate funds to noteworthy
nonprofits serving Turkey|
DURING 2014, ARKADAŞLAR WILL
Send three issues of our newsletter, Buralarda, featuring news of Arkadaşlar and updates on old
friends from your Peace Corps Turkey days|
IExtend an invitation to a regional Cumhuriyet Bayram
Provide participation on our listserv and
access to our web site|
Search for others who served in Peace Corps Turkey|
Support social, educational,
and economic,causes in Turkey|
YES, I WISH TO RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP
IN ARKADAŞLAR FOR 2014
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 provide them on your behalf to these
Postsecondary Scholarships ($3,200 in 2013)
Arkadaşlar now is providing four-year postsecondary scholarships to
students in Turkey.
C. Erik Olson Memorial Fund ($1,000 in 2013)
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 2013)
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) ($1000 in 2013)
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:
Sevinç Abla School ($2,000 in 2013)
This school in Adana serves children with various mental and physical
challenges. Our Website has pictures at
Anatolian Artisans ($1,300 in 2013)
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 ($650 in 2013)
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 2014
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.