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Newsletter - Pacific Waves
San Diego Peace Corps Association Newsletter

November-December 2000 Volume 13, Number 6


A Breath of Fresh Air Books for Peace
From the President Board Minutes
PC News Bites News from the SDPCA Secretary
Welcome, New Members! Instructions for Life
Host Country Updates Potpourri
Newsletter Credits  

Editor newseditor@sdpca.org

RPCV Committee for a New Peace Corps
A Breath of Fresh Air

We received this article too late to publish in our last issue which would have allowed our local members to become politically active (as recommended below) in this election, but we feel it is a newsworthy grassroots movement in the Peace Corps community of which our membership should be aware and in which it may wish to participate. Edited for brevity from Orange Marmalade ("Some sweet sections, some bitter rind, a few nutty pieces. No artificial ingredients"), Orange County PCA.

Ten RPCVs have formed the Committee for a New Peace Corps to advocate for agency reforms from the next President of the United States. In the interest of encouraging serious thought about Peace Corps' future, the NPCA publishes- but has not taken a position- on these proposals.

This bipartisan effort calls for changes in how the Peace Corps operates and supports the proposals with financial contributions for each of the candidates in the general election. The committee has contacted the Republican and Democratic campaigns, and seeks to strengthen those links throughout the general election and during the transition to the next presidential administration.

Committee members include: Josh Busby (Ecuador 1997-99), Timothy Carroll (Nigeria 1963-65), Richard Harrill (Hungary 1993- 95), David Hibbard (Nigeria 1961-63), Roger Landrum, chair (Nigeria 1961-63), Stephen Lynch (Russia 1992-94), Edward Marshall (Ecuador 1996-98), Scott Osborne (Togo 1980-82), Jeffrey Schwartz (Nepal 1981-83), and Kitty Thuermer (Mali 1977-79). The committee is recruiting 90 additional members who wish to endorse the proposals below with a financial contribution of from $200 to $1000 (the maximum permitted by campaign finance laws) to either the Bush or Gore campaign.

Why Act Now?
The next President's first term will coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Peace Corps. Because the Director of the Peace Corps is appointed by and reports to the President, the new President will have an unparalleled opportunity to set a new course in a new millennium for this high profile, unique arm of American international service.

The Need for Change Despite its broad and flexible mission, the Peace Corps today rarely undertakes anything new or of significant scope. It has settled into a pattern of routine, volunteer-sending operations on a 1960s model. The organizational culture resists change and innovation. In contrast, the world is undergoing radical changes economically, technologically, in transitions to democracy and human rights. The time has come for new ideas, new practices and new directions- to make a better, more flexible and innovative high-impact player in breakthrough development. In that spirit, the Committee for a New Peace Corps offers the following recommendations.

Foundational Ideas
1. Appoint a Director with International Experience.
Appoint an experienced internationalist as CEO of the Peace Corps. The White House has reserved the Peace Corps Directorship for political appointees but a new President can choose an individual with knowledge of volunteerism, achievement in international service and the world the Peace Corps serves for a professional appointment, not a political one, to hold a mandate from the President to retool the Peace Corps.

2. Launch a New Program Agenda.
As part of the Peace Corps 40th anniversary celebrations, the President should direct the agency to identify and pioneer visionary new programming themes of potentially high development impact to be developed closely with host country partners and spread the ethic of service. Such initiatives should be sustainable public/private partnerships (corporate, philanthropic, and international agencies), the NPCA, and other alumni-led ventures. Ten percent of PCVs and agency resources should be allocated to the new program agenda at its inception, eventually expanding to 25 percent. In participating countries, assistance should be provided for creation of an indigenous non-profit entity to manage forward planning, development of a policy framework, and building a sustainable infrastructure for indigenous youth service.

  • The focus of one stream of pilot programming can be integration into secondary and higher education institutions a model of student service-learning in coordination with student service placements, local NGOs and social service projects.
  • The focus of a second: a young adult service corps
  • The focus of a third: a multi-national diverse student corps to achieve, among other goals, resolution of ethnic hatred.

3. Give PCVs New Technology.
Equip PCVs and their host country partners with the best information technology. The President should instruct the new Director to equip volunteers in the field with the best technology and support, including RPCVs from the same region.

4. Engage Peace Corps alumni.
Develop a new framework as a signature goal for continued service by Peace Corps alumni to currently serving volunteers and for innovative programming: monitoring and evaluation, short term technical assistance, marketing, planning, and administrating.

  • One specific approach to a functional partnership is a joint project of the Peace Corps and the national alumni association to create an independently administered Innovation Fund to leverage private capital to support overseas projects of mutual interest: i.e., investments in community development, new technology for counterpart organizations, market access schemes, technical training, or innovative pilot programming ventures.
  • The Peace Corps should actively support the most promising alumni-created international organizations in the form of a joint ventureship with volunteer placements, collaborative planning and implementation, alumni donations, and otherwise.
  • Peace Corps needs to develop an entirely different relationship with its national alumni organization. Third Goal activities should be contracted to the NPCA with a far-reaching contract negotiated for a wide range of overseas and domestic technical assistance support.

The goal for the relationship between Peace Corps and its alumni should be for RPCVs to become an integral arm of ongoing Peace Corps success, and vice versa, in the same way that university alumni continue to participate in the mission of their alma maters. These recommendations chart the potential for a new era of creativity, service and impact in achieving the mission of the Peace Corps. The next President can create a new Peace Corps for a new century.

SDPCA members who wish to express their opinions, request a complete copy of the statement or make contributions may contact David Hibbard by email at cdhibbard@indra.com

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It's about Time
Books for Peace

Books for Peace: Books for Peace is a new PCV stateside ally which is dedicated to collecting and shipping printed materials to support Peace Corps host country projects. The goal of Books for Peace is to facilitate shipments of such donated materials to PCVs from anywhere in the United States.

Developed by Betty and Michael Halliwell (PCHQ staff 1988-89) and sponsored by PCLA, the organization seeks to establish a self-sustaining network of cooperation among NPCA chapters and other interested parties so that PCVs' requests for books and periodicals can receive prompt response with minimal effort and expense. When a PCV requests materials, Books for Peace will take on all aspects of the request and provide documentation of the shipment. It also requests volunteers in local RPCV communities to facilitate sending donated materials from decentralized communities.

The project will accept donations of most materials except: books published before 1960 except classics; religious materials, except in historical or comparative treatments; and popular fiction focused on horror, the supernatural, sex, or violence. A tax-deductible donation of expenses will be an important contribution to the program.

For more information or to volunteer: Books for Peace, 2930 Colorado Ave., No. D-18, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3647, 800.829.2821, fax 310.828.9174.

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From the President
We Support You!

Greetings to everyone! This is probably the last message you will get from me in 2000. Many of my friends and family are puzzled when I tell them that I am President of the SDCPA. After all, I did ET and sometimes think of myself as the Anti-Christ for Peace Corps (PCW would never hire me to be their promotions and marketing representative). As you all know, Peace Corps was the most difficult and trying of times. We experienced more personal growth than we ever thought possible. When we came back, it was hard to relate to our friends and family but somehow we managed to get back into the groove of American life

I know that there are some of you out there that have a lot of stories, pain and joy to share. We just want you to know that we are here to support you in that. At our social events we don't just sit around singing the praises of life in the jungles of Tanzania and how easy it was to deal with the application process and medical clearance (not to mention the parasites).

We come together as a community in order to support one another in our personal endeavors as well as do our best as a group to promote cross-cultural understanding. YOU and your experiences are the reason we have come together! So take some time to get to know us and you will discover that we can be a great source of strength as well as community.

Patti Eger, Papua New Guinea (1996-97)

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Board Minutes
7-10-00 and 8-7-00

In Attendance: Patti Eger, Frank Yates, Rudy Sovinee, Lisa Frankel, Brenda Hahn, Sharon Kennedy, & Jean Meadowcroft attended both meetings. Sept: Julie Schwab participated as did guest Joseph White. Oct.: Craig Sherman attended and was voted onto the board

President's Report:
After much consideration, the board approved a new plan for SDPCA online, by Joseph White, with calendar by Mike Cheney. SDPCA won awards for Pacific Waves: a Second for editorial content and a Third for design. In October, Craig Sherman was voted onto the board as VP, and appointed Community Action Chair. MMSP a photo contest with two prizes of a 2001 International Calendar. New stationery will be printed.

Financial Report:
Frank provided account balances and a detailed statement of income and expenses. Excess savings will be placed in a CD until the spring ISF awards.

Membership:
SDPCA membership has dropped, along with NPCA membership, but much may be due to delayed NPCA reporting to us.

Community Outreach:
About five people participated in the AIDS walk. Thanks!

Fundraising:
Entertainment books are currently being distributed through 11 Postal Annex Stores. Considering their support, MMSP to give each store a calendar as thanks.

Mark J. Tonner International Support Fund:
With difficulties getting addresses, Julie will write to Mark Schneider directly, listing past results and our desire to continue our direct approach rather than participation in the PC Partners Program.

Newsletter:
Need for a key person to head the newsletter production. Brenda (and past editors) believe this a key volunteer position. Please help locate someone. Format may become 10-12 pages.

Social:
September's Red Sea Event and North County Brunch were successful. Calls and e-mail will remind members of the Tijuana tour. For November: a hike led by Ellen Shively on 11/12, and the Peace Festival in Oceanside on 11/19. December: Annual Holiday Potluck on 12/10.

Speaker's Bureau:
Jean plans for letters to 130 county middle/high schools to include the calendar ad cards. SDPCA will collaborate with the World Affairs Council inviting Peace Corps Director Schneider to speak here in December. 1WOW needs volunteers to help teach a tolerance lesson in Penasquitos; RPCVs to be found by e-mail.

Old Business:
Domestic Funding proposal draft number four looks very good. Vote was tabled until next meeting to assure adequate review.

New Business:
NPCA now grants membership to PCVs from their swearing-in, instead of their COS. This allows earlier involvement and access to addresses. MMSP that the SDPCA also begin our free membership from this same time to six months after COS. It will be easier to identify and contact potential ISF grant writers. NPCA has been delaying pass through of names and cash for our new memberships, due to an NPCA cash flow crunch. MMSP to have Rudy write about this for the newsletter and to the NPCA, asking them to at least expedite the pass through of data.

Next Meeting:
6:30 PM 11/6/00 at the home of Lisa Frankel

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PC News Bites

A Call for Support
Did you ever wonder how the newsletter you hold in your hand got to you? In the case of the last issue, after two months of editing and a week of layout, Hank Davenport-Barberis proofed the copy before it was printed and Jeffrey Cleveland, Julie Schwab and Craig Sherman took some time to fold and seal before Labor Day Weekend. The SDPCA always needs volunteers like you to help with various projects and events. It can be as much or as little time as you are able to contribute. If you would like to help us out, then email Patti Eger, SDPCA President at president@sdpca.org

AIDSWALK SD 2000 - A Huge Success!
The AIDSWALK was the most successful to date and we were there! The Walk garnered over $700,000 for local programs serving those afflicted with AIDS. Hoped for was $500,000! There were over 1,000 volunteers this year compared to the 500+ last year. Six SDPCA members participated as volunteers in the AIDSWALK-2000. Although the day was long, it was beautiful, not only weather-wise but also to see all of the smiling faces in celebration.

This was the first year that the SDPCA has offered volunteer support as an organization. Among the thousands who actually walked there must have also been RPCVs. Let's show our continued support and continue as a tradition for the SDPCA as part of our Community Outreach Program to participate in the years to come. Thanks to all who volunteered. We continue to make a difference!

Hank Davenport-Barberis, former VP/Com. Outreach Chair

SDPCA Recognized at NPCA Awards Dinner
On August 11 the NPCA held its annual awards dinner presided over by NPCA Awards Chair Maury Sterns Work of affiliate groups was recognized by three types of awards: the Loret Miller Ruppe Award for Outstanding Community Service, the first-ever Web Site Awards, and the Newsletter Awards. SDPCA's Pacific Waves won awards for editorial content and for design.

In the Geographic Groups/Editorial Content category:
First Place was RPCVs of Greater New York, "Big Apple Corps Newsletter", Tamela Simpson, editor. Second Place was San Diego Peace Corps Association, "Pacific Waves", Brenda Terry-Hahn, editor. Third Place was Northern California Peace Corps Association, "Connecting", Darleen Beals, editor.

In the Geographic Groups/Design category:
First Place was Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Greater New York, "Big Apple Corps newsletter", Tamela Simpson, editor. Second Place was Northern California Peace Corps Association, "Connecting", Dorrie Dodge, layout editor. Third Place was San Diego Peace Corps Association, "Pacific Waves", Brenda Terry-Hahn, editor.[Don Beck, Layout/Design]

Judge Pat Reilly, one of three judges and president of Friends of Liberia and National Copy Editor at the Washington Post, commented that "Pacific Waves is a particularly good example of geographic newsletter as the heart of an organization. If I remember correctly, they even had tear-offs for RSVPing to events. That is creative and shows a good understanding of what members need. I also liked their news features. They made an effort to go beyond events reporting to talk about issues of interest to their area. I especially like the feature about inter-cultural marriages that swept you into personal stories and then had a 'continued next edition' line. What a way to hold members' attention."

Jim Miller, NPCA listserv

40th PC Extended Anniversary Events
March 2-9, 2001
NPCA's National Volunteer Week: Community events will be planned around the world.

May 21, 2001
Kennedy Center black tie gala: All RPCVs are invited to contribute songs, poems, stories, photos, or other materials on your Peace Corps experience, including the host country national perspective.

September 20-23, 2001
NPCA National Conference: All RPCVs are welcome to help plan and participate. Your support is essential to make NPCA's Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Peace Corps successful.

Contact Cori Welbourn, the 40th Anniversary Executive Coordinator at the NPCA at (202) 293-7728 ext. 20 or email her at forty@rpcv.org for more information or Pat Reilly or Dave O'Neill at pc40conference@yahoo.com

PCLA San Diego Recruitment Events
All RPCVs are welcome and invited to attend.

Wed. Nov. 8, 6 p.m. and Wed. Dec. 6, 6 p.m.
Weingart City Heights Branch Library 3795 Fairmount Ave.

Thurs. Nov. 9, 5 p.m.
Career Services Workshop Room (Business Focus)

For info, call 800.424.8580, option 1, ext. 21 (Alex Noce)

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News From the SDPCA Secretary

The NPCA has been having difficulties processing membership renewals for affiliate groups. This may have affected your renewals if you sent it directly to NPCA from June through September. All information from the NPCA is supposedly "in the mail," but until received here (often it is months late) may cause confusion as to your true SDPCA membership status.

For the long term an option is to send your renewals directly to the SDPCA for us to forward to the NPCA, which we are glad to do in a timely manner.

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Welcome, New Members!

We SDPCA members and board members extend a warm welcome to our newest members. We've seen some of you at our events already and we hope all of you get involved in our activities. Let us hear from you!! You can reach us by the contact information listed on the Contacts Page.

Erika Chiles, Honduras (1998-2000)

Richard Escuto, El Salvador (1994-1996)

Joan Helme, Guatemala - Public Health RN (1977-1979)

Patricia Taylor, Brazil (1974-1976)

Jennifer Varsak, Romania (1998-2000)

Jill Welch, Gabon - Fisheries (1997-2000)

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Instructions for LIfe in the New
Millennium from the Dalai Lama

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self. Respect for others. Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then, when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

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Host Country Updates

Solomon Islands
Peace Corps has suspended operations in the Solomon Islands because of the ongoing political situation there. All 64 volunteers and American staff were relocated to Vanuatu, where they will take part in a transition conference. They will be given the option of transferring to another country, returning to the United States, or resuming their duties in the Solomon Islands should the suspension be lifted within the next year.

Estonia
On June 1 Estonian President Lennart Meri announced his backing and financial support of "Freedom's Ring," a feature film currently in development. The film focuses on PCV Douglas Wells, who in 1994 became a hero in his host country when he unearthed a lost national treasure, the Emmaste Church bell.

Buried and lost 50 years earlier during World War II to hide it from the occupying Nazi forces, its discovery has thrilled the Estonian people and made the bell and its voice "Freedom's Ring" of Estonia. Producer for Critical Mass Films, LLC, RPCV Joel Waters feels that a heartwarming and often humorous story of a fish out of water who discovers faith, love and self respect while helping heal the soul of a nation has all the makings of a true classic. Waters also feels the film is a perfect platform to share the challenges, excitement and rewards of the PC experience with the world. Visit http://www.criticalmassfilms.com for more information.

Iran
Love Finds a Way in Iran: a valid contract of 'Temporary Marriage' for Maryam, the hairdresser, and Karim, the home appliance salesman, who for five years carried on a love affair, meeting secretly at the house where Karim lived with his parents. The relationship was officially sanctioned by Iran's Islamic Republic, even though unmarried couples who have sex or even date and hold hands can be arrested, fined, even flogged.

Iran is a country where rules are fluid, where people of all classes and degrees of religiosity pride themselves on finding loopholes in the Islamic system. Temporary marriage, or sigheh, is one of the oddest and biggest, said to have existed during the lifetime of Muhammad, who is believed to have recommended it to his companions and soldiers. Pilgrims who traveled had sexual needs, the argument went.

Temporary marriage was a legal way to satisfy them. Temporary marriage has never been very popular in Iran. But now an odd mix of feminists, clerics and officials have begun to discuss sigheh as a possible solution to the problems of Iran's youth. An extraordinarily large number of young people (about 65 percent of the population is under 25), combined with high unemployment, means that more couples are putting off marriage because they cannot afford it. Sigheh legally wraps premarital sex in an Islamic cloak. "Sex will become depoliticized and our society's obsession with virginity will disappear," said Shahla Sherkat, editor of Zanan, a feminist monthly. Advocates of temporary marriage also point out that children of such unions are legitimate and entitled to a share of the father's inheritance

But what of Maryam and Karim? In the fifth year of their relationship, Karim began to call less frequently. Maryam went to a fortuneteller, who told her that Karim was to be married. When she confronted him, he said that it was over. After their contract ran out, he married a virgin chosen by his parents. "He told me right from the start that he couldn't marry me permanently. But he treated me so nicely that I thought things would change." Maryam was so much in love that she even offered - half jokingly - to become Karim's temporary wife again after he was permanently married. He refused. "I think sigheh is good, very good," she said, but added that she would not do it again. "I want to get married permanently now, as soon as possible."

Elaine Sciolino, New York Times

Peru
Four months after he claimed reelection in a vote widely seen as flawed, President Alberto K. Fujimori implored senior Clinton officials today to give him the backing necessary to put Peru on a track toward full democracy, officials said. Mr. Fujimori told officials that he now wants to restore the very democratic institutions he is seen as having undermined during his decade in office. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright appeared to oblige Mr. Fujimori after meeting him and said he had "done the right thing" in announcing plans to hold new elections in which he would not be a candidate, and to abolish the National Intelligence Service headed by his disgraced adviser, Vladimiro Montesinos.

"He really seems determined that this will be his legacy: the return to full democracy in Peru," said one American official who met with Mr. Fujimori. "He knows he's finished, and now the question is, how does he go out?" With an official of the Organization of American States standing as mediator, both sides agreed to set a date in October for legislative and presidential elections next year, and to establish a multiparty commission to investigate how public money is spent in political campaigns. Alejandro Toledo, who was the leading opposition candidate for president until this spring, appeared on Thursday to drop his demands that Mr. Fujimori resign immediately and make way for a transitional government until elections can be held. But officials at the Organization of American States warned that conditions in Peru remain unstable.

Christopher Marquis, New York Times

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Potpourri

More Websites for you Surfers

www.thehungersite.com
www.therainforestsite.com
www.interdependencepress.com - a publisher that focuses on global education

Virtual Libraries for Employment Searches and Resources

www.ajb.dni.us - America's Job Bank, 1000s of jobs and job site links

www.careermosaic.com - Career Mosaic, job openings, job fairs, resume info, more

www.careerpath.com - Career Path compiles and displays ads from 63 major national newspapers

www.joboptions.com - E-Spanish Job Options will post resume, link to job sites, more

www.monster.com - The Monster Board provides tools to monitor job campaigns, stores resumes and letters, connects to global community hrsjobs.com HRS Federal Job Search lists open federal jobs, application info, links to state employment offices

www.careernetworkinc.com - Career Network describes how to design a scannable resume, offers job search solutions

www.jobtrak.com - Jobtrak shares jobs posted with college career centers, advises on the job hunt

www.black-collegian.com - Open Positions Database includes jobs with special interest in candidates of color

www.overseasjobs.com - Overseas Job Express provides info about overseas opportunities

hoovers.com Hoover's summarizes key info on hundreds of large US employers, offers career development, job bank, links to other sites

Books for Web Job Searches

The Internet Answer Book for Human Resource Professionals
by Mark M. Moran and Alexander M. Padro, and The Guide to Internet Job Searching, by Margaret Rilen Dikel, are very useful books for the job searcher on the net.

Congrats!

Ron Ranson (Nepal 1964-66), longtime specialist in the technical aspects of drama, owner of Theatre Arts Video Library, and Instructor in the Drama Department at UCSD, was awarded Distinguished Teacher 2000 at UC San Diego recently. Congratulations, Ron!

CLAD Credential Coursework now online

Coursework for the California CLAD (Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development) credential, often currently required for k-12 teaching positions, is now available online through UCLA Extension. To check it out visit www.OnlineLearning.net/win or call 800.784.8436. Discounts offered for CTA members.

Peace Resource Center's Birthday

The Peace Resource Center invites us to celebrate its 20th birthday on Saturday, November 18, at its new site, the straw-bale edifice of First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place. The event features Souper Supper (homemade soups and bread) and a keynote speech by Drew Hubbell, architect of the church's new straw-bale building. Suggested donation $20. Visit http://www.bethechange.net/Center to check on the new building.

Peace Corps Writers

The May 2000 issue of Peace Corps Writers in now available at http://peacecorpswriters.org on the web. It offers articles, book reviews, and lists of newly published books by RPCVs.

Oregon Peace Corps Museum

RPCVs from the Columbia River PCA in Portland have formed an organization to create a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience. The main purpose of the group is to fulfill the third goal: to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

The museum's function will be to show Americans what life overseas is like for indigenous populations, to demonstrate the impact of the Peace Corps on these countries and to illustrate how life overseas has influenced PCVs. The organization will hold an exhibit of memorabilia brought back to the United States including art and artifacts. The exhibit will be displayed at the Interstate Firehouse in March 2001 to coincide with the Peace Corps 40th anniversary. Contact: Martin Kaplan, Museum of the Peace Corps Experience, 503.699.9833 or martinlkaplan@home.com

Southwest NPCA Regional Meeting in Orange County

RPCVs will gather from their various localities to meet in Orange County for the Southwest Regional Meeting Nov. 10-12. Topics include PC Relations, Directions for the 21st century, Building Membership, PCV Project Assistance, Building Web Pages, and more. International Potluck Dinner will be Saturday night. Questions? Call Leigh Baker, 714.957.8134.

December 10 Human Rights Day Candlelight Walk, Oceanside

Sponsored by local Amnesty International chapters, this event features music, speakers, and a walk to support human rights efforts throughout the world. Starts at 6:30 at the Bandshell at the bottom of the Oceanside Pier. Take I-5 to Mission Ave., Oceanside. Go west to the ocean. Dress warmly. Call William Leslie for more info at 760.724.0319

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Newsletter Credits

Pacific Waves is published bimonthly by the San Diego Peace Corps Association which is fully responsible for its content. Except for copyrighted material, articles may be reprinted without permission with credit to the SDPCA. Contributions are encouraged: (1) e-mailed (2) text file on disk- Mac preferred, or (3) typed copy. Please send to Editor, SDPCA, P.O. Box 26565, San Diego, CA 92196 or e-mail: newseditor@sdpca.org

Editor
Brenda Terry-Hahn

Layout / Production
Don Beck, Jeff Cleveland

Contributors this issue are
Frank Yates, Patti Eger, Hank Davenport, Lisa Frankel, Rudy Sovinee, Alex Noce, William Leslie, NPCA Listserv authors, Committee for a New Peace Corps, New York Times Reporters

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