The Sept 2017 issue of Buralarda was mailed recently and included a
survey that we ask you to
return. If you did not receive it, please print a copy, complete
it, and mail it to Jill Diskan (T-4)
2017 Bayram Dinners
It's that time of year again! We urge you to
gather in the various parts of the US, celebrate Turkey's Independence
Day, and meet other Arkadașlar in your area.
So far, these are the dinners we know about and the person to contact if
you would like to attend a dinner or luncheon.
Ohio. Catherine McCutcheon, T-12, is the
Florida. Meeting at Istanbul Turkish Cuisine
Restaurant in Lake Mary, FL, on Sunday, October 29th at 1:00 pm for
lunch. Linda Ӧzgür
and Paul Kirwan (T-8) are the coordinators.
New York. Meeting for lunch at Uskudar Turkish
Restaurant, 1405 Second Avenue, NYC between 73rd and 74th Streets on
Sunday, October 29th from noon to 3:00 pm. A four-course lunch
with coffee, tea, and soft drinks, tax, and tip will cost $26 per
person. Hank Levy (T-8) at
email@example.com is coordinating.
Washington State (Seattle area). Dana Marmion
(T-15) is coordinating the Bayram potluck on Saturday, October 28 from
4:00 to 7:00 pm at the home of Ruth Hultengren. RSVP to Dana at
Washington, DC. Linda Scheffer (T-8) is taking
RSVPs for the dinner on Sunday, October 29th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at
Kazan Restaurant, 6813 Redmond Drive, McLean, VA 22101; 703-734-1960.
Cost: $55. Contact Linda (LMScheffer@aol.com)
If you are interested in organizing a Bayram dinner in your
area, contact Linda Scheffer (LMScheffer@aol.com)
for contact information on Arkadaslar members in your area.
Remembering Sandy Anderson
It is with profound sadness that we remember our dear
friend and an Arkadașlar mainstay, Sandy
Anderson, who passed away unexpectedly on March 5, 2017. All of us
in the Arkadașlar community are still reeling
from the shock of her untimely death. Sandy was the "go-to" person for
getting questions answered about Arkadașlar on
everything from our database of members, the directory, the listserv,
the special publications (photo books), the annual bayram dinners, and
much, much more. She collected news for Buralarda, the
website, for the different training groups. She was a terrific
organizer, correspondent, historian, writer, educator, colleague, and
friend. We will all miss her greatly.
with tribute to Sandy
Reunion 2016 in Arlington, VA
Lots of photos from the September 2016 reunion!
Turkey-10 Leo Hogan (extreme right) and other RPCVs meet
with their congressman, Dan Donovan (R-NY) during the NPCA and our
Arkadaslar Global Reunion. Leo is wearing one of the shirts we had
printed for the last Global Reunion in 2011.
Photo courtesty of NPCA
passed away March 21, 2017
Russell Whitesel passed away April 2, 2017
* Dr. Thomas J. O'Hare
passed away March 14, 2017
* Dr. Richard "Stace" Stacey
passed away March 12, 2017
Sandra Comstock Anderson
(T-13) passed away March 4, 2017
* David G.
Bringedahl (T-2) passed away Feb 20, 2017
Hultengren (T-15) passed away Feb 14, 2017
Explore and enjoy!
Home: announcements of reunions, meetings,
Archive: board meeting
highlights, other items of interest
messages of Turkey-related events around the U.S.
Events: details about dinners, reunions, other
History: background of
our organization & PC Turkey
benefits and form
Member News: news
of interest about our members
Memories of Turkey:
RPCVs' remembrances of life and events during PC service
photos of and by Arkadaslar members, including reunions & bayram
Projects: updates on projects we support
listserv, newsletter, directory
Stories: Memories/stories of
our time in training and in Turkey
Art: art works and services
offered by Arkadaslar mmbers
produced by Arkadaslar members
Links: Turkish-American associations,
embassy, Turkish sites, books on Turkey....
is 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.
is open to all former Turkey Peace Corps Volunteers and to all
friends of Turkey.
The 2016 directory was mailed to all members in early
Atilla's Restaurant Columbia
Peace Corps recruiting poster from
the late 60's or early 70's designed by Gary Jameson (T-9).