July -- August
2004 -- Volume 17, Number 4
First Annual SDPCA
Global Awareness Award
Villaseñor Honored for
Snow Goose Global Thanksgiving
Our annual meeting was wonderfully
memorable. Those in attendance will tell you of the fun music, the nominees
and new RPCVs, the abundant international food, the large number of items
donated to the International Rescue Committee on behalf of a Bantu family,
the varied books and crafts in the silent auction, and the presentation
ceremony for our first ever award for Global Awareness. Somehow, midst
all of this, we managed to conduct the needed business of electing a new
board of directors. This event was a model of a great, well-rounded Peace
Corps gathering. If you missed it, promise yourself to try harder for
The one part that will remain
unique, which deserves the most coverage, was the Global Awareness
Award presentation. Victor Villaseñor has been frequently
honored for his books, including being part of a current Smithsonian exhibit
on tour. Yet at his heart is the non-profit “Snow Goose Global Thanksgiving”
that he founded. This was the first time that he was honored for this
festival and the multicultural, peace-building efforts it generates. The
SDPCA presented Victor with a freestanding trophy. That such an award
would come from RPCVs, whom Victor regards very highly as “angels
of the world” brought Victor to tears–but didn’t
leave him speechless.
photo from Victor Villaseñor
Victor held all of us spellbound
as he shared parts of his life, and the background of the book that inspired
his annual festival. Amidst his story telling, he managed to exhort us
each to remember the lessons of life in another culture, to remember the
lessons of communicating in another language, and to live in “now.”
Only western cultures share linguistic concept of “the” which
separates rather than unites, and which sets up people to think in terms
of “the truth,” “ the way,” or “the religion.”
Victor inspired us to remain open to life, to see the wonder in each other’s
eyes, to live in peace and be models for people around us.
Although not yet discussed
at our meeting, count on a Snow Goose Global Thanksgiving festival to
attend on the Sunday before Thanksgiving–at Victor’s home
in Oceanside. In the meantime, the SDPCA has autographed copies of some
of his books available for sale by email through firstname.lastname@example.org
–Rudy Sovinee, SDPCA
Global Awards, Ghana (1970-73)
Community Action Project
SDPCA Helps Settle
On Tuesday, May
25, 2004, a five member Somali Bantu refugee family arrived to start their
lives over in the United States after spending ten very hard years living
in refugee camps in Kenya. Imagine this brave father, Sharif, who recently
lost his wife. Alone, he brought his four young children to the United
States hoping that this will provide them with a better life. They were
at the mercy of those in charge of his care that night when they arrived
at the airport.
Thanks to the
San Diego Peace Corps Association (SDPCA), Sharif and his children arrived
to a home–not just a place to have shelter but a place to truly
have a new beginning.
“I was very
touched by the response of the SDPCA,” says Sharon Kennedy. “You
all helped to fill the apartment with many things: kitchen table/chairs,
a sofa, TV, linens, all types of kitchen supplies, clothing, tooth paste,
tooth brushes and other toiletries, cleaning supplies and school back
packs filled for each of the children. There was even a stuffed animal
on each child’s bed!”
To tell you a
little about this family, the father is a guitar player and singer–he
told me he loves the arts and he volunteered in a grassroots theater company
in the refugee camp to help pass the time and entertain others. His children
are two sons (Mustafa, age 4 and Rubia, age 10), and two daughters (Amina,
age 8 and Hawa, age 6).
Photo by Sharon Kennedy
The photo was
taken the day after they arrived. The two girls (in the long blue shirt
and the brown shirt) are in desperate need of girls clothes so if anyone
knows someone with 6-8 year old daughters willing to part with hand-me-downs,
let me know. Otherwise, this family has everything that they need.
of the refugee family and the International Rescue Committee, thank you
to the San Diego Peace Corps Association! You have welcomed a needy family
in grand fashion. Once the family gets settled down, I would like to bring
them to a SDPCA event for you to meet.”
Kennedy Darrough, International Rescue Committee 619 641-7510 ext.249
Community Action Project
in SD for Leukemia
A sea of fit bodies.
17,000 runners spread like a wave along the grassy edge of Balboa Park.
Individuals and small clusters of friends, strewn about like blown foam,
stretching, twisting, bending, and jogging to loosen limbs before the
start of the 26.2 mile odyssey. Only 6:00 a.m. in the morning, already
there is a rock concert energy, palpable excitement. The enthusiasm of
a vast group with a common goal, the anticipation of months of training
finally put to the test, the inner tension with questions of the quest–will
I suffer, will I finish, might I even surprise myself?
This was to be
my fourth marathon. The “Suzuki Rock and Roll Marathon” is
so named for its sponsor and for the forty bands jamming along the route.
In its seventh year, the great music, scenic course, and excellent organizing
have propelled it to the fourth largest marathon in the USA–after
New York, Boston and Chicago. Running has always seemed to be a “solo”
sport; but the numbers multiply in a staggering way when individuals unite
here. Thousands of volunteers staffing water stations, administering medical
aid, arranging transport and performing any number of essential activities;
34,000 running shoes–it makes me ponder the “business”
that running has become; 47,000 steps from the starting line to the finish,
not that I bother to count them; 200,000 cups of refreshment restoring
those fast fleeing electrolytes. Uncountable friends and family cheering
as spectators, and curious passers-by lining the route with encouragement.
When the horn
blasts, the mass begins to move forward, oozing at the speed of molasses
towards the starting gate. Momentum builds slowly–it takes nearly
two minutes to cross the official line. Under a thankfully gray morning
sky, we chug through Hillcrest, and coast down Park Boulevard beyond the
Zoo. The pace steadies as the race cuts its tour guide’s swath through
San Diego. From downtown’s Gaslamp, we climb back through Balboa
Park along the tree-lined 163, catch a quick glimpse of Fashion Valley
shopping opportunities, skirt Sea World, and spin a long loop around Mission
Bay. It’s easier to be running on my “home turf,” as
familiar distractions help pass the time: there’s our oldest neighborhood
bar – the Alibi, that’s the apartment I hope to buy, the train
station architecture I admire, the beach where I picnicked.
The 13.1 mile
half-way point lies along the San Diego River where it pours into the
sea below Mission Bay. The fresh spring in my step is gone by now, but
I have not yet begun to suffer. That’s a good sign; I’ve been
training hard, but far short of the recommended distances. From here,
the miles graciously begin to count down–12 more, 11 more, 9 more
My first marathon
was in Beijing in October 2002. Along the route, supporters shouted “Jia
‘Yo, Jia ‘Yo”. Literally this means “add gas,
add gas”, but it conveyed the point–“Way to go!”
–in a uniquely local phrase.
This time, I spend
ten miles alongside a guy running in a bright yellow Jamba Juice costume
with a pointy hat. I hear endless cheers of “Go Banana,” and
its fruity variations, reminding me of the “Hello, Banana?”
chant of the sidewalk fruit sellers in Asia and Latin America.
There are other
characters along the route–a woman running in her wedding veil (presumably
not running away), a couple dressed as Devo and carrying a stereo blasting
distorted 80’s tunes, a marine grunting in long pants and boots.
More serious tributes are announced on T-shirts and photos–running
for mom and dad or loved ones lost, for those “Missing in Action,”
all raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
At one point,
the race leaders–five men from Kenya and Ethiopia–run by on
a parallel track. I cheer to them with borrowed energy, and with inner
admiration for their grace and stamina.
Music along the
course knows no boundaries. Buddy Handy tributes and classic rock frequency
shift to African drumming, Caribbean steel drums and Tejano pop. Themes
of Margaritaville, Las Vegas allure and pacific island Aloha decorate
refreshment stops. There is an element of traveling around the world,
or at least crossing zones of some multi-dimensional landscape, in running
Some say that
the real race, or the battle within, begins at 20 miles. The crowds and
excitement are sustaining for much of the distance. But after three hours
in motion, running again becomes a solo activity. Awareness grows of your
aches and pains, energy levels and fluid loss, distance passed and distance
ahead. Like the Little Engine that Could, the challenge becomes largely
mental, “I think I can.”
I pass the SDPCA
refreshment stand under a now blazing sun at mile 21, pondering which
face matches the curious name–Xandra Garanzuay–who had emailed
us looking for volunteers. I smile in a watery toast to Majory Clyne,
hoping that I look stronger and fresher than I am feeling. (A thanks to
SDPCA volunteers for their time and their cheers and their refreshments!)
The last elongated
miles of the Rock and Roll Marathon trace Morena Boulevard and Pacific
Highway, then wrap back into the reality of the Point Loma Marine Corps
Recruiting Depot, with its uniformed security forces guarding the gates.
Almost there now.
Supporters fill the stands, the announcer beams encouraging words, and
the timing clock over the finish ticks its welcoming. 3 hours, 51 minutes
as I cross the line. I have arrived.
It is my best time, though in the next hours and days, the time seems
less relevant. Finally the race has been about the personal challenge,
about exerting strength of mind over will of the body, and about energy
multiplied by the multitude and applied to the individual. The course
re-inspires my appreciation for the beauty of San Diego, the land, sea,
architecture, and its people.
My plans to take
it easy for the future are quickly put aside. I check the calendar for
the next race.
Kahn, Samoa 1984-86
Thank you, SDPCA!
Thank you to the
SDPCA volunteers who gave their time to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society at the June 6, 2004 Rock N’Roll Marathon.
The race was our
June Community Action event. Braving the 0500 wake-up call and the winds
and chill of June gloom, these fine RPCVs filled thousands of cups of
water and cheered tens of thousands of runners–from the flying elite
runners (who average a 4:45 minute for the 26.2 mile race per multi-marathon
competitor Robert) to the determined race walkers running in support of
family or friends with leukemia.
Thank you to the
RPCVs who invited family and friends–we couldn’t have done
it without EVERYONE pitching in and, yes, cleaning up.
Marjory Clyne, Gordon Gidlund, Brenda Terry-Hahn, Lynn Jarrett and her
friend Betty Jo, Kevin Koskella, Katherine Melcher, Robert Opliger, Vlerie
Orrison, Mindy Parks, Sira Perez, Jeffrey Schulien, and Carl and Dora
Check out the
race results and see a profile of SDPCA at:
As the new Community
Action lead, I am working to find rewarding volunteer opportunities that
are directed toward what makes us RPCVs unique–international involvement.
SDPCA has pledged
to organize monthly Community Action Projects of three-to-four hour volunteer
activities in the community. These are tentatively set for the third Saturday
of each month. July 17th will be the fourth event of this year.
the projects and send out an Evite a week ot two before the event (some
events require more lead time). For now, I’ll be working with Project
Concern Int’l, Esperanza Int’l, etc. to develop
some more half-day activities.
your suggestions to the website at email@example.com;
the last two community action event ideas came from RPCV members like
Santos, Papua New Guinea (1998-’00), Community
whole is more than the sum of its parts. — Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)
and out-going SDPCA leaders met at Marjory Clyne’s place on June
7th to assign Board and Committee responsibilities and discuss on-going
projects. Many thanks to those who carried the torch through this last
year and to those of you who stepped forward to assist with building the
organization through the year to come. The new Board of Directors and
Committee chairs are listed below in the minutes.
In addition to
those listed, Cindy Ballard, Dave Fogelson and Ray Slanina were present
at our meeting to assist with the transition.
Communications, Membership and Global Awards have well-developed committees
because of the amount of work involved and the importance of these functions
to our association’s well-being. Social and Fundraising also require
on-going assistance and participation and I encourage those of you who
are interested in the welfare of SDPCA, but want to limit your time commitment,
to contact the chairs (via the e-mail addresses in this issue) of these
committees that can use your skills.
Our next meeting
is June 29th at my place (6:30-9:00pm); thereafter we’re looking
at the first Tuesday of the month for our regular Board meetings. All
are welcome. We look forward to another good year of work and cheer.
Pancoast, SDPCA President, Costa Rica, 1985-86
Meetings May & June
for May: Marjory Clyne, Frank Yates, Rudy Sovinee, Cindy Ballard, Dave
Folgelson, Kristen Slalina and Ted Finkel. Directors Ray Slalina, and
Nikol Shaw were excused.
President’s Report: The SDPCA will buy a booth
to help during Earth Day and other outdoor events.
Report: Frank provided a detailed statement of income and expenses
which was accepted for audit.
Frank reported that the SDPCA membership is at 111 current, 56 past due,
totaling 167. NPCA membership is at 79 current, 25 past due, totaling
104. There are currently 33 free members. There was discussion of who
should maintain the database. Brenda was having difficulties with passing
data back and forth to Frank. Nothing was settled.
Outreach: Our May event is to help set up house for a Bantu family.
June is water table support of the RnR Marathon.
Fundraising: The Entertainment Book sales are now closed and accounted.
Awards: For our first ever Global Awareness Award, Rudy and Marjory
selected a design that should be available and appreciated for many future
Election at Annual Meeting, May 23rd: Ten members were acclaimed
as suitable to be on the 9-person board.
for June: All those listed below, Cindy Ballard and Dave Folgelson. Nikol
Shaw was excused.
The board structure
was formalized as listed below.
& Community Action
||List Serve Designer
Once the board structure was determined, discussion moved to planning
the social events, reviewing the current financial and membership reports,
and introducing the newer members to their committee responsibilities.
The next meeting
will be on June 29th at the home of Gregg Pancoast.
2004 NPCA National
Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA) in conjunction with the
NPCA will hold the four-day conference from August 5 to 8, 2004. The
conference theme is “Peace Corps 2004: Celebrating a Legacy
The event will
be held at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel conveniently located
in the heart of downtown Chicago. Some events will be held in Chicago’s
great outdoor parks along Lake Michigan - Grant Park and the new Millennium
In keeping with
the theme, leaders in peace and advocacy will speak and awards of recognition
will be presented to strong legacies within the Peace Corps family.
Workshops offered during the conference will cover a variety of topics,
including: international affairs, stateside advocacy of international
projects, Peace Corps global education and international business practices.
Country of service activities will be held throughout the weekend.
will have the opportunity to work as volunteers in the Chicago area
or promote peace and Peace Corps awareness global education activities.
also encouraged to attend the International Marketplace, an event encouraging
artisans in Chicago and around the nation to exhibit their wares, and
the Career Fair, bringing together corporations, NGOs and universities
interested in returned Peace Corp volunteers and staff with international
Clyne, Frank Yates, Ellen Shively and Carol Whalen are headed to Chicago
to represent SDPCA. We would love to see a large group of our members
attend the conference! Chicago is a great city and has a lot to offer.
Any and all are welcome.
Visit the NPCA
website to learn more about the event, http://www.rpcv.org
Here are some
pictures from the event on May 23rd. All pictures by Rudy Souvinee.
[Below] Our members gave generously for the silent auction. People
purchased some great items which benefited the International Support
Fund and local Global Awareness Award.
[Above] Lively Pacific Rhythms by FulaBula, Polynesian Rock Band led
by Semisi. [http://www.fulabula.com]
Loads of food and hungry people make for a great combination.
a great success again. The promotors estimate 50,000-60,000 people attended!
I don’t think they ALL stopped at our table but many did. They
picked up brochures supplied by the L.A. Peace Corps office, looked
at photos donated by some of our members and chatted with a great group
by Marjory Clyne
So thanks to
Dave Fogelson, Xandra Guaranzay, Barbara Casillas, Katherine Melcher,
Lyn Jarrett, Liz Brown, Diana Gomez, Tracy Addis, Cindy Ballard, Ray
& Kristen Slanina, Susan & Jesse Santos, Gregg Pancoast, Donna
Carter, Paul Mullens, Carol Wahlen and Sira Perez.
We do this every
year so volunteer next year to share the message of Peace Corps with
the San Diego community.
Clyne, Western Samoa (1972-74 )
Earth Day Website
“World in the Balance,” a new NOVA Earth Day Website that
probes the issues behind the plant’s biggest environmental challenges
and how they may influence the future of humanity. It took all of history
until the year 1804 for human population to reach its first billion.
Now a billion new people are added every dozen years. NOVA, PBS’
award-winning science series, explores the relationship between people
and the plant on “World in the Balance.”
Web site features
of House and Home: Understand the mystery behind Easter Island’s
population demise and how this cautionary tale may be a harbinger
of things to come for the greater world.
World: Find excerpt photos from acclaimed photojournalist
Peter Manzel’s book Material World with updated statistical
data for each country, rich and poor, represented in these moving
Campaigns: Explore national advertisements created in India,
China and Kenya as part of mass media campaigns to spread the concept
of family planning to the expanding population.
Numbers through Time: Examine the startling population growth
over the past two millennia, and see what’s coming in the next
Trends: Test your understanding of the population trends
and environmental challenges that lie ahead for both rich and poor
a Demographer: Play a matching game to see how demographic
data reflects and shapes the future of the U.S. and three other countries.
In Peril: View global maps that portray the staggering decline
in natural resources, rising land and ocean temperatures, world population
density and growth percentage between 1990-1995 and other startling
of Concern: Read interviews with five experts who discuss
global environmental concerns as well as analyze nation-by-nation
key population issues and possible solutions.
Stories: Go behind the scenes with filmmakers as they struggle
to capture complex human stories while filming in Kenya, Japan, India
Tonner Award Recipient
PCV in Honduras, received an ISF Grant of $375 in the Spring of 2003.
Her project was an environmental education program in which the community
would be building 15 wood burning stoves. [Pacific Waves, July-Aug
2003, v16 n3] She has sent us a letter with some pictures of what
has been done with the grant monies. Photos from Gina Malan.
[Above] Traditional wood stove with no improvements
I want to sincerely
thank you for your financial support through the Mark J. Tonner Awards,
which resulted in the construction of 15 improved wood stoves in the
rural community of Aldea San Rafael, Namasigue. As Peace Corps volunteers,
we constantly find ourselves with scarce economic resources to develop
projects. State institutions, NGOs, private businesses, and volunteer
organizations continuously enter small towns and offer ideas and possibilities
for funding community development projects but often do not follow through.
Two leaders of the women's cooperative who form, fire, and sell the
ceramic units for the improved wood stoves.They are standing front of
their giant "campo" oven.
[Above-left] Ceramic Units
design starts with pieces joined together with mortor
That said, I can
only attempt to express to you the great appreciation of these women
who were the recipients of the stoves. Their daily lives and health
immediately changed for the better. The lasting improvements include
a smaller opening where firewood is introduced, and a chimney that allows
an escape for the smoke, which normally fills the kitchen. Additionally,
the grant provided the option to buy ceramic pieces, assembled in such
a way to create a more fuel-efficient internal unit. Each of the women
I spoke with commented on the ease of heating the stove and its incredible
capacity for holding heat with little firewood burned.
[Above left] The
stove is almost finished and covered with "tierra blanca"
for aesthetics. Women reapply the white tierra every one to two days.
right] Completed and ready to use!
environmental, and health benefits of such stoves are outstanding. The
indoor air pollution, which can lead to respiratory infections, is minimized,
and the reduction of the quantity of firewood consumed, slows deforestation
rates. My community counterpart and I chose the beneficiaries based
on their motivation, activism, and dedication to bettering their community.
They worked together to learn the building technique and then shared
the skill with their compañeros. Not only were they initiators,
but caretakers of their homes, their neighbors, and their environment.
I cannot thank
you enough for your contribution to the realization of this project.
I send my best wishes to you all.
Gina Malan, PCV, Honduras.
the struggle rewards are few.
In the fact, I know of only two,
loving friends and living dreams.
These rewards are not so few it seems. –Anonymous
Peace Corps Returns
In July, the Peace
Corps will reenter the People’s Republic of China, with about 50
new volunteers. The program was temporarily suspended last April due to
concerns surrounding the outbreak of Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome
(SARS). The program began in 1993, when volunteers were sent to assist
with a teacher-training project. Over the past ten years, nearly 300 Americans
have served in China.
Peace Corps Safety
After recent congressional
hearings on Peace Corps security, Pre. Henry Hyde (R-IL), chairman of
the House International Relations Committee, introduced legislation to
strengthen safety by creating new security coordinators in each country
where Peace Corps serves, as well as a Peace Corps Ombudsman and independent
Inspector General. The legislation would also require more detailed reporting
about volunteer assignments and medical emergencies. The legislation follows
several recommendations made by a U.S. General Accounting Office report
on Peace Corps safety.
New Peace Corps Volunteers
in Health and Environment
A group of new
Peace Corps volunteers officially began their service on Thursday, May
20 in Morocco. The swearing-in of this second group marks the successful
re-entry of the Peace Corps into Morocco.
United States Ambassador to Morocco Thomas T. Riley attended the ceremony
and addressed the volunteers and their host families. Morocco’s
Peace Corps Director Bruce J. Cohen presided over the ceremony and expressed
his appreciation for the support of Ouarzazate’s Governor, Ahmed
Merghich, who also participated in the event.
The new Peace
Corps volunteers have completed eleven weeks of intensive training in
the Berber language dialects of Tashelhit and Tamazight, in Arabic, and
in cross-cultural communications skills. They also received technical
training. These new volunteers will work for two years in the sectors
of health and environment in predominantly rural Moroccan communities.
In the health
sector, the volunteers’ objective will be to increase sanitation
and safe water supplies in rural areas. Environmental volunteers are stationed
in Morocco’s national parks and ecological reserves with the dual
goal of making these areas user-friendly for eco-tourism while increasing
environmental awareness among local community members. A second group
of volunteers, who will work in the areas of youth development and small
business development, will arrive for training in Morocco this fall.
Morocco earlier this year based on the successful 42-year history of the
program as well as the Moroccan people and government’s strong support
of the Peace Corps in the country. Morocco is one of five predominately
Muslim countries that the Peace Corps either entered or reentered since
2003. Currently, 20 percent of Peace Corps volunteers serve in predominately
Since 1962, more
than 4,000 Peace Corps volunteers have worked in Morocco in education,
environment, health, and small business development. Volunteers in Morocco
have completed projects ranging from designing English curricula to working
with artisan groups on income generating projects to helping address water
quality and sanitation concerns.
– from http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=947
Twilight in the
Summer Concerts 2004
Looking for something
free this summer? Consider checking out the Twiglight in the Park Summer
Concerts at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Program time runs
from 6:15 p.m. until 7:15 p.m., unless noted differently on the schedule.
Children are welcome. Consider packing a dinner picnic and getting there
The concert series
begins Tuesday, June 22nd and runs through Thursday, August 26th. The
concerts take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings only.
This cultural presentation is provided on an volunteer basis provided
through the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department.
A complete list
of performances can be found at http://www.balboapark.org/twilightpark.html.
Coverdell World Wise Schools
News Brief: Attention Teachers.
New at the CWWS
Website: “Access to Safe Drinking Water– A Research Based
Project.” Present your students with a chance to play the role
of a Peace Corps Volunteer and tackle a real-world problem. This online
research module will guide students through the steps to research and
present their findings about access to safe drinking water in a community
in Ghana, West Africa.
module uses questioning, problem solving, critical thinking and technology
skills and is intended for middle and high school students. Link your
classrooms directly with a Peace Corps Volunteer in the following ways:
- CyberVolunteer is
an email based program that sends notice of one letter a month to a
teacher’s mailbox highlighting the life and projects of a currently
serving Volunteer, complete with short, adaptable, standards-based classroom
activities to complement the CyberVolunteer essays.
Sign up at http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/cybervol/cybemail.html
- Correspondence Match
Program: New Peace Corps Volunteers are looking for classrooms
with which to share their experiences. through the exchange of letters,
artifacts, photos, and exhilarating tales, your students will learn
about other countries, cultures and what it means to serve.
Sign up at http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/correspong/enroll.html
India Taj Restaurant
West corner of 163 and Clairemont Mesa, north side
858 565 1661
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Not your loud
party venue, but a quiet laid-back corner of authentic, reasonable Indian
cuisine, minus the requisite flies and occasional chicken clucking through.
Moderate weekend buffet (all you can eat) is $9.99 including freshly made
nan roti (to die for, two flavors) and wine; it features a steam table
of several entrees and more side dishes, low-heat for the sensitive Western
palate, and there’s also a salad /dessert bar. The large room is
divided into two sides so that a group of 40 or so could take one side
(hint, Social Committee). Some regulars (in rainbow batique t-shirts,
straight out of the 60s, including grey pony tails) declared it to be
“the best Indian food in town.”
If this doesn’t
give you the Indian Fix you crave, walk across the small parking lot to
Indian Sweets and Spices (same owner), which has all the Indian items
your heart could desire (minus, of course, the dust, occasional spider,
or curious chicken). There I found a culinary item for which I’ve
been searching for months! Khannos Na!!
Terry-Hahn, Nepal (1964-66), Membership Coordinator
for points North and East for at the end of July. It’s been so much
fun working with the group, and one day in the near future, I hope to
be back! So keep in touch. My temporary personal email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corps Community Events in July and August
July 17th - San Diego Downtown Library 2pm-3pm
820 E St. 2nd Floor Meeting Room, San Diego 92101
17th - Oceanside Library 6pm-7:30pm
330 N. Coast Highway Oceanside 92054
All the best!
price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by
evil men.” –Plato
El Salvador Agroforestry (1998-2000), Peace Corps Los Angeles, San Diego
Regional Recruiter, 619-594-2188
Welcome to New
We of SDPCA extend
a warm welcome to our newest members. We’ve seen some of you at
our events already and we want all of you to get involved in our activities.
Let us hear from you!! You can reach us by the contact information listed
in Contact SDPCA. Old members, use this section
as your SDPCA Membership Directory update.
New members are
listed by name, country and years of service, area of residence.
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