February 28th & 29th, 2004
The Los Angeles
Peace Corps office and the San Diego Peace Corps Association teamed up
to put on one of the best events I’ve ever attended.
There were tables
filled with our members’ artifacts from all corners of the world.
Snake skins, drums, mean machetes, lovely paintings and jewelry. We let
it all hang out.
The LA office
brought out some fabulous, all local, entertainment. The Lucky Lion Dancers,
Belly Dancing by Sohaila (the men’s favorite by far), Ballet Folklorico
de Centro Comunitario de Sherman Heights, Mariachi Sherman, Omo Ache Afro-Cuban
Dance Co and PASACAT.
Saturday morning Rudy Sovinee was interviewed for the early morning news
show and on Sunday the cameras came out to record our event and it was
shown on the 6pm news.
I want to thank
all our members who gave of their time and their precious belongings to
celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Peace Corps.
Thank you to Rudy
Sovinee, Jerry Selness, Jaimie Mossey, Elizabeth Brown, Frank Yates, Joanne
Bailey, Terri Bergman, Dave Fogelson, Brenda Hahn, Joy Andrews, Brian
McCarthy, Jeff Shorn, Urska Manners, Jim Schultz, Barbara Rhys, Mimi Ewens,
Michael Hisch, Ellen Shively, Becky Carter, Gordon Gidland, Tracey Gleason,
Mary Jane Bresnahan, Christine Wines, and I probably forgot someone, but
What a great time
we had and I think the public enjoyed it too!
The Lucky Lion Dancers
A cane dance from Sohaila's Dancers
(left) Items on display from Islands of the Pacific
Ballet Folklorico de Centro Comunitario de Sherman Heights of San Diego
RPCVs helping with the tables and event
Ellen Shively & Frank Yates (both SDPCA)
Omo Ache Afro-Cuban Dance Company
(left) RPCV helper Becky Carter; (right) Sword Dance from Sohaila's Dancers
Items on display from Africa
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