Photo Gallery




Photos from 2019 Bayram dinners or luncheons

Stories from our past directories 
We had many of our stories published in past Arkadașlar directories. We now have those stories and photos put into PDF format to preserve them.  You can view them all here: Stories 1, Stories 2, Stories 3

Dave Weinman at 2018 DC Area Bayram Dinner
February 9, 1934 - December 15, 2018

Ross J. Pritchard (Staff) passed away July 8, 2020
Jane Frances Hogan (T-10) passed away June 9, 2020
Jack Prejza (T-8) passed away on May 21, 2020

Robert Klinger (T-17) passed away on April 29, 2020
Donovan Van McClure (Staff) passed away April 24, 2020

Richard Cone (T-4) passed away April 3, 2020
Patrick Oliver-Kelley (T-8) passed away Feb. 18, 2020
Wing Susan Barfoot (T-9) passed away Feb 6, 2020
John Bordie (Staff) passed away Jan 23, 2020
Betty Baker (FOT) passed away Dec. 26, 2019

Marsha Goron Dragonetti (T-8) passed away Dec. 2, 2019
Marilyn McMann Kramer (T-15) passed away Nov. 24, 2019
David Douglas Kerman (T-8) passed away Nov. 17, 2019
Mary Helen Madden (T-10) passed away on Sept 12, 2019
Robert K. McBride (T-8) passed away on May 20, 2019
David Bloch (T-2) passed away on April 14, 2019
Joan M Phillips (T-1) passed away on March 20, 2019
Kenneth Marion (T-8) passed away on March 3, 2019

Rosiland "Rosie" Suit (T-2) passed away Feb 23, 2019
Kirsten "Kit" Hansen  (T-12) passed away Jan 12, 2019


Our website: Explore and enjoy!
     Home: announcements of reunions, meetings, requests
     Archive: board meeting highlights, other items of interest
     Bulletin Board: messages of Turkey-related events around the U.S.
     Events: details about dinners, reunions, other scheduled events
     History: background of our organization & PC Turkey
     Membership: benefits and form
     Member News: news of interest about our members
     Memories of Turkey:  RPCVs' remembrances of life and events during PC service
     Photo Gallery: photos of and by Arkadaslar members, including reunions & bayram dinners
     Projects:  updates on projects we support
     Services:  listserv, newsletter, directory
     Stories: Memories/stories of our time in training and in Turkey
     Art: art works and services offered by Arkadaslar mmbers
     Books:  works produced by Arkadaslar members
     Links:  Turkish-American associations, embassy, Turkish sites, books on Turkey...





Arkadaslar was a network of 1200 people who served as Peace Corps Volunteers or staff in Turkey between 1962 and 1970 and other friends of Turkey.  Arkadaslar is committed to maintaining the network and fostering continued ties among our Turkish friends, ourselves, and our international communities.

Our membership was open to all former Turkey Peace Corps Volunteers and to all friends of Turkey.
Moved?  New e-mail address?   Please let us know so that we can stay in touch: Linda Scheffer: lmscheffer@aol.com

The 2016 directory was  mailed to all members in early September 2016

Peace Corps recruiting poster from the late 60's or early 70's designed by Gary Jameson (T-9).

Products for Sale
Peace Corps (Anniversary Pendant & more) and Arkadaslar items