Arkadaslar Board Meeting
September 23, 2009
attendance: Sandy Anderson, Elliot Eisenberg, Allan Gall, Peggy Hanson,
Ken Hill, Mike Jewell, Linda Scheffer, Dave Weinman, and John Wintrol,
costs for the year are the directory, Buralarda, and the
postage to mail the directory.
We have 378
paying members, and 136 sent additional funds for projects, totaling
made that people joining through NPCA pay only $15 for Arkadaşlar, though
our dues are currently $20. Peggy will put something about it in
described the next Buralarda, which will have:
Article about the Sgt. Shriver’s trip to Turkey
A page on the Cumhuriyet Bayram dinners
Obituary on Carol Kocan
Allan’s epicurean experience during Ramazan in Turkey
A copy of the directory cover, if possible.
directories should arrive on October 10. Ken will host stuffing the
envelopes, enclosing a letter from our President and affixing a label and
Mary Helen Madden
We decided to
prepare a resolution thanking Mary Helen, saying she’s in our thoughts,
noting that we’ll see her at the bayram and expressing our resolve that she
recover quickly. Mike will get a card. Peggy passed around a page that was
signed by everyone.
Cumhuriyet Bayram Dinner
We need to
bring things to put in our baskets to be raffled. We will try to have
Mike needs to
follow up with İrem Bozyığıt, the embassy secretary.
Kevin Quigley of NPCA has accepted. Ken has been trying to contact Aaron
and Rosa Williams. He’s the new Director of the Peace Corps. John is
Bülent Atalay, and Kevin McCarthy might come.
suggested that instead of a speaker, we hear about the projects.
agenda outline, we’ll make introductions, including Kevin Quigley. Linda
will explain the projects. Then we’ll sell raffle tickets.
In the past Kathy & Max
Scruggs have done it. Also Lin Lougheed, Peggy Hanson and Yıldız Yağıcı.
It starts at
5:30 and someone should bring written copies of the Istıklal
Anyone with questions should contact Linda or Mike.
Dinners will be held in 11 cities this year. Maine and Illinois are new.
Projects Outside Turkey
We voted that we can provide information on projects outside Turkey on the
listserv, Buralarda, and on the web. We would not say that we
support or endorse these projects.
Three projects interested in our support are:
Bridges of Hope
Bridges to Turkey
Board members wanted to know what’s on the web now. We know that Bridges of
Hope, and Bridges to Turkey are there along with the Peace Corps project in
Macedonia. We will look at HasNa later.
The Board decided to leave things as is. Ellie is asked to get us a list of
Buralarda requires the same discussion as the web does.
Peace Corps 50th Reunion
Sandy and Linda will work with Mary Helen on finding a hotel for people
coming to the Peace Corps’ 50th in 2011.
PC Turkey Archives
We are wondering if a university or other site would like to maintain our
archives. Sometimes these cost money to pay for the storing, cataloguing,
There is the PC site in Boston, but the information can only be accessed by
sorting on categories, and succinct archives on just Turkey aren’t
available. Also, everything is in electronic format.
We will want to know how they are organized, kept, screened, and what they
want – documents, memoirs, photos. …Currently Allan has our archives. NPCA
is working on this, and Sandy will look into it some more.