January-February 2002 Volume 15, Number 1
Journeying to the roof of the world
English spellings are preserved in this New Zealand reporter's account.
As we planned an adventurous journey across the Tibetan plateau to the once-forbidden city of Lhasa, "When do you wish to travel?" asks Mrs Wu, the stern-looking manager of the China Travel Service. "Tomorrow," I respond. "Is there any difficulty?" "No problem," she says. "The cost will be 2360 yuan (NZ$590[US$245])." I know it is a figure 10 or more times what local Chinese would pay, but the vital tickets will take us across the roof of the world to the once-forbidden city of Lhasa.'
Lhasa, Tibet: Potala
Palace (former seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama)
From the desolate town of Golmud, sitting on the edge of the vast Tibetan plateau at an altitude of 2800 metres, we will travel across some of the most rugged country on earth on a 26-hour journey that will lead us over three mountain passes with an average altitude of 5000 metres.
Despite its lonely and unappealing location, Golmud (pronounced Geer-mu) is a friendly town full of interesting people. There are plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables in the market, along with live chickens, with their feet tied, hanging upside-down from a wooden rack beside large tin baths of splashing fish. Nearby, massive haunches of bloodied beasts sway from makeshift frames as butchers cut them with their shiny knives.
A cool breeze blows a thin cloud of dust through the market, over vibrant orange furnishing fabrics and skeins of almost iridescent-coloured wool as we head toward the two-level sleeping bus that will take us on our journey. The tiny bunk spaces are not designed for a tall Westerner. The crowded bus, filled mainly with Chinese, sets off across a desert plain traveling alongside a fast-flowing river that has scoured and sculpted the landscape, washing away road embankments and several bridges.
We lurch violently down rough diversions, often ploughing through the dirty glacial water of a river ford before climbing the opposite bank to rejoin the original road. As evening falls we are surrounded by snow-covered mountains. The air is bitterly cold, and the windows are beginning to ice over. We have been climbing constantly. Despite wearing a wool hat that covers my ears, and layers of long thermal underwear and outer clothing, I am still shivering, and the altitude and cramped conditions are making me feel quite ill. Road repairs and wash-outs continue to haunt the highway as we bump over rocky river beds and eroded embankments.
It is a long and sleepless night. The temperature continues to drop, altitude sickness hovers and rancid body odors mingle with cigarette smoke and diesel fumes. Other passengers are suffering, too. Some are puffing on precious oxygen bottles to relieve the pain in their heads.
Suddenly the bus stops, sunk up to its axle in a pool of mud. We jump out and wade through the muck to higher ground as the driver boots the bus to freedom and it surges on to solid earth. Minutes later, a loud explosion sends shrieks through the bus and curled black rubber-tyre fragments litter the road.
We spend the rest of the day limping from village to tiny hamlet in search of a replacement tyre till finally, that evening, we arrive in Wenquan. Built by the Chinese in 1955 as a staging post for trucks on the desolate Qinghai-Tibet road, it sits at 5100 metres and is said to be the highest town in the world.
Just before midnight we are traversing the Tanggula Mountains on a precarious snowbound pass, when, through dazed eyes, I watch, incredulous, as the bus supervisor picks up a heavy steel wrench and begins beating the driver over the head and shoulders. I wake the second driver and together we restrain the crazed attacker.
It seems the supervisor is none too happy with the driver's skills. The second driver takes over and shouts a warning - "Oi, oi, oi" - as the supervisor and the driver cast dark looks at each other across the bus. Five o'clock in the morning and we are stranded again. Stuck this time in a hole in the middle of a fast-flowing stream. Other passengers laugh, amused by my height, as I untangle my lanky limbs from my shoebox shelf and climb down to the aisle.Eventually the bus is unstuck and the long-suffering passengers, wet and cold from trudging through the stream and up the muddy banks, reboard, shivering and moaning.
Early-morning sun lights the surrounding snow-capped peaks with a golden light. Dramatic clouds waft above the mountains while, in front, the valley opens into a wide, yellowed vista. The high mountains give way to roadside villages decorated with colorful prayer flags on high poles. Yaks and goats browse in the fields between patches of cultivated crops.
From this idyllic valley, we emerge on Lhasa's outskirts and head for the bus station. Instead of the scheduled 26 hours, the journey has taken a grueling 44. Beyond, in the city, high on its island of rock, I see the impressive walls of the Potala Palace, once the home of the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.
The journey has been arduous, but our arrival in the legendary city melts away the tiredness and the aches. Perhaps next time, the direct flight from the Chinese city of Chengdu, might prove a slightly less adventurous route to Lhasa.
Getting there: Cathay Pacific flies daily from Auckland to Hong Kong; Dragonair four days a week from Hong Kong to Chengdu. Fares from $2179 return. There are also flights from Kathmandu in Nepal. There are twice-daily flights to Lhasa from Chengdu and a weekly flight from Beijing (via Chengdu). There are regular trains from Xian to Xining and then on to Golmud. Buses go daily from Golmud to Lhasa. Buses, or hired 4WDs, also run from the Chinese border with Nepal at Zhangmu.
Major tour companies offer tour packages to Lhasa and other parts of Tibet. Visas: A Chinese visa is required to enter Tibet. A special permit is sometimes required, but is usually included in travel documents issued by the China Travel Service. It is the permit component of the ticket that is expensive. Best time to go: Spring (April-May)
--Bob Maysmor,The Dominion,
Living with Terror
Eloquent and powerful arguments to consider as we come to grips with the events of September 11.
From: Vikram Singh, Sri Lanka
Dear Friends and Loved Ones,
This was intended to be a wrap up of views and experiences during an appointment with the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa. I went to Durban with the International Centre for Ethnic Studies and also reported on the conference for the Voice of America. I returned to Sri Lanka just hours before the attacks in New York and Washington.
I begin this message in Sri Lanka's nightly blackout, three hour cuts due to a drought that starves the island's hydropower. I am sweating on the keys a little; the mosquitos annoy me; the flame of the candle feels hot on one cheek. And I am feeling worse than I've felt in years. Like so many of you, I cannot describe the sensation of watching the second 767 strike the World Trade Center, of seeing a structure that seemed as permanent as the earth itself collapse into oblivion. The feeling that floats to the top must be despair. Living myself in a world of terror and reprisal (though we are far from the radar screens of the world), I also feel despair at the surge of bloodlust on the networks and the calls for vengeance from people, politicians, and the media.
Recent attacks on the US have been called evil acts of madmen. Oklahoma City, the Embassies in Africa, the USS Cole, all seen as acts of irrational evil. Evil they are. Nothing else can describe such brutal massacres, such wanton destruction. They are not, however, acts of madmen. None of them. The danger of such rhetoric should not be underestimated.
In my few years in Sri Lanka, I have seen dozens of brutal terrorist attacks, the most shocking and brazen the recent destruction of 12 civilian and military aircraft on the tarmac at the international airport. I have walked among the dead and reported the carnage. The evil of terrorism touches countries worldwide. War and insurgency have killed over 140,000 Sri Lankans in the last 18 years and left a million displaced. The population of the island is only 18 million. Most terrorist attacks here strike the cities and kill innocent civilians. The government often retaliates with military operations and air strikes.
In this setting, the rebels are the "terrorists" and government retaliation is justified and celebrated by much of the general public in government held areas. Such attacks are supported by the international community as the defense of a sovereign nation in a state of war. But reprisals can never stop the terrorist attacks. Every time a military operation claims an innocent son or daughter or parent or sibling, another terrorist--or freedom fighter--is born. The cycle is perpetual. Security can only be flawed; retaliation, however effective, can only contribute to more violence.
Sri Lanka is a gauntlet of military and police checkpoints. Vehicles are inspected going into shopping malls. You have to reach the airport three hours in advance and pass through multiple checks and searches, multiple x-rays, and at least one hand search of all baggage. The bombings continue. The airport remained vulnerable. Security is omnipresent and it is naturally discriminatory, often profiling people of the same ethnic community as the rebels. Checkpoints and searches do not make you feel safe. Because the underlying causes of the violence are not fully addressed, the attacks continue.
Undoubtedly, the attacks on New York and Washington can be attributed to sloppy security at many airports and twin failures by American intelligence and by American defence forces. Security must be tightened and the citizens will have to accept the restrictions for their own safety. But in America, too, increased security cannot stop terror attacks. A single individual willing to die for a cause is virtually unstoppable. The fabric that holds diverse societies together is an uncompromising defense of individual rights and civil liberties. Security arrangements can prove dangerous if they target or harm specific segments of a population, thus driving people to extremism. Retaliation, unless surgically precise, will always create a mushroom affect--new men and women willing to die if their loved ones are slaughtered. We see it now in America: thousands would die to exact vengeance on those responsible for Tuesday's attacks.
But we are doomed to an ongoing cycle of terror unless the struggle Americans are willing to die for is one for justice--not revenge. Fighting evil can only succeed if the approach to it is sophisticated and profound. It must be rooted in the most difficult strictures of the scriptures of the major religions and the deepest springs of the human heart. It must be rooted in forgiveness. Force must be tempered by understanding; punitive action complemented by positive action.
Around the roots of many terrorist organizations there often lies a thick layer of legitimate grievances from which violence drew its nutrients. This is true of the IRA, the LTTE in Sri Lanka, the PLO, the Kosovar Liberation Army, and many others. South Africa's ANC spent generations as a "terrorist" organization. Many vicious forces in world were equipped by major powers, including the United States (think of the Taliban itself and the Contras).
In Hollywood, attacks like those in New York and Washington are the designs of madmen bent on wealth and/or power. They are thwarted by mythic heroes in the form of Harrison Ford or Arnold Schwarzenagger. The movie stars didn't appear on Tuesday to save the day. Similarly, there were no madmen. Acts of war like these are rooted in strategy; the evil of real life terrorism is based on concrete beliefs and serious efforts to advance those beliefs, often through evil actions.
To fight these forces--who also believe they are fighting for justice--countries must answer questions who and how. They must also look beyond to questions of why. The U.S. needs to ask and seriously try to answer these difficult questions: Why do these people hate us enough to do such horrible things? What will the cost of our retaliation be and how can it be just and accurate? The suspects in these cases are not after mere wealth and power. While retribution is necessary, the cost of that retribution must be estimated. Nations can easily slip into an endless spiral of carnage like that engulfing Israel and Palestine, like Sri Lanka, like so many devastated places on earth.
I despair for the victims in New York and Washington and Pennsylvania, for their families, and I dread learning of the friends I too must have lost yesterday. I send my wishes to the rescue workers and hope the preservation of life remains on the top of everyone's mind. I despair for a world in which understanding and empathy are victims of political and economic convenience and for leaders around the world who do not--perhaps cannot--realize the possible results of their actions.
I just returned from an international forum from which the US withdrew. America cannot remain separate from the global community; it must realize that in order to have global support--against terrorism and for many other global concerns--it must at least participate in global processes. It must openly defend its beliefs and interests and attempt to build consensus for its positions. Its positions must be debated inside and outside of the country. It must empathize and attempt to understand the concerns and beliefs of other states and other groups of people. The withdrawal from Kyoto, plans for missile defence, refusing to sign biological weapons and land mine agreements, rejecting an international criminal court, all of these cannot be seen as disconnected from the future of US security.
Though I have strong opinions on all of these, I am not passing judgment on American positions here. I am saying that such decisions cannot be taken as if the US exists in a disconnected world.
The United States remains the greatest hope for the concept of mutual accommodation and tolerance. With many hiccups, we generally live together in tolerance and even celebration of diversity. We allow all people the pursuit of happiness. As the United States chooses a path after Tuesday's tragic loss, may the leaders find the wisdom to seek out justice, not vengeance, and to take any retaliatory action with care. May Americans remember to keep one hand ready for positive action if the other is striking destruction. May we confront enemies with strength and with kindness and avoid today's global patterns in which one wrong makes a wrong makes a wrong makes a wrong. . .
May we realize the need to re-engage the world. The stakes cannot be higher.
Please feel free to distribute this opinion in any means you see fit with my name and contact information. 21 Glen Aber Place, Colombo 04, Sri Lanka +94 1 584955 (home) +94 1 685085 (office) +94 77 382771 (mobile)
9/11 and PASSION
While watching, listening, sensing all that was occurring in New York and Washington, DC on September 11, 2001, witnessing the accounts, the commentaries of people wondering how and why, it struck me--and helped me to cope with the emotions I was feeling--that the bottom line answer is: passion. So simple a response to such complex issues which are the touchstone for carrying out acts of terrorism.
Humanity has provided the ambiance for the expression of passion. Passion can be expressed in a way that is constructive, appropriate, positive and exhilarating, albeit subjective characteristics, but for the common good of all.
We are able to marvel and experience that which has been created throughout the ages as a result of passion, mostly in the arts and sciences. However, under the guise of religion, politics and personal gain, passion has also wrecked havoc on the peoples of this planet.
A person may experience an intimate relationship with passion such that nothing else matters. One will do what is deemed necessary, regardless of the consequences, to maintain that relationship. When at this level of intimacy, the passion is an addiction. Such is the passion of terrorists.
Unbridled, unchecked, unfettered and consuming passion to the point of fanaticism is the primary motivator of terrorists. When the latter occurs, the end result can be the person and the social environment (macro- or micro-) experiencing severe negative consequences, AKA blind terrorism. Blind to any spiritual, religious or moral precepts that would censor such activities. Blind to the primary human value--conscious or unconscious-of life itself.
When the caretakers of families, schools, religions, corporations and governments allow passion to dominate a person's being, there will be negative consequences for the person and the institution. We--the collective world "we"--must assist those who follow to understand, apply and covet the constructive nature of balance for all of us from within our being and also outside of our personal spiritual and physical domain. Essentially, an awareness and awakening of the combined consciousness of humanity must occur to thwart any future generations of beings who unfurl the flag of passion in the form of terrorism.
--Hank Davenport, Peru (1962-64), former President, SDPCA
With every true
friendship, we build more firmly the foundation
From the President
A Good Time
A good time was had by all at the Holiday Gathering at the Clabby's. It was just a year ago that I went to my first SDPCA event (at the Clabby's) and now look at the exciting responsibilities I've gotten myself into....that is of being invested in the life of our Association.
Yes, this is another plea for your support and involvement in SDPCA--we need more Board and Committee members to work with us to plan and coordinate activities--generally share the workload. Please join us: attend the next meeting at my house at 2868 Elm St. (on Elm between 29th and Granada) in South Park, San Diego (619-239-0683) on January 7th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.--supper will be provided.
Please note in this newsletter the events planned for January and February. Hope to see you there. Also, please read about the International Support Fund grants--this is our connection to those in the field and might remind you of those days of yore as well as where our funds go.
If you have events or interesting tidbits that you would like to share with the rest of the membership, please forward them to our editor for inclusion in the upcoming editions.
--Gregg Pancoast, Costa Rica (1985-86)
Combined Board Minutes
In Attendance: Frank Yates, Rudy Sovinee, Brenda Hahn, & Gail Souare plus guest Marjory Clyne were at both meetings. Gregg Pancoast, was out of town.
President's Report: Gregg highlighted articles from the Group Leader's report. Specifically, Jodi Olsen, RPCV, has been nominated to be the Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, and the SDPCA gift to the Shriver award was mentioned.
Financial Report: Frank provided a detailed statement of income and expenses. One CD matures on 12/31 so as to fund ISF Grant awards.
Membership: Frank reported that the SDPCA membership is at 180 current (51 free to newly returned RPCVs), 34 past due. NPCA membership is at 132 current, 15 past due. We need to reach the new RPCVs to update records, gain email and phone numbers, and encourage their involvement.
Community Outreach: Marjory has personally maintained connection to the Sudanese Community. Suggestion is for Gail to determine how the SDPCA might support them, but no new projects at this time.
Fundraising: Of 200 calendars, only 60 are left. For the potluck, we'll take orders for calendars not in hand. Entertainment books are also moving, with Michele Tarnow and Marjory, and Jean, Gregg, and Rudy each supporting sales through Postal Annex Stores.
Mark J. Tonner International Support Fund (ISF): Committee recommends funding three projects totaling $1,633. MMSP to approve the projects, and the increase over the budgeted $1,500.
Newsletter: Our newsletter deadline is 12/10. We did incur about $300 in extra expense this issue, largely due to the color insert. No newsletter awards for the SDPCA this year!? Was the sample of newsletters submitted last year? Be sure to submit this year!
Web Site: Don Beck has been doing a yeoman's task of this AND the newsletter. There is concern because he may be over extending himself, and has been seriously ill.
Social: Plans for January are to have a hike in Palm Canyon on 1/26. Meeting location, time and car pool will be supported by Marjory. Rudy will host the Super Bowl Party on 2/3. A suggestion for attending a play was deemed too complex to have ready for February, so try for March [it was arranged for Feb 9]. A date and an ethnic restaurant in February will be arranged [Khyber Pass Feb. 27].
Speaker's Bureau: Jean has managed to connect an Orange county request with the RPCVs of Orange County.
Old Business: There is an ongoing crucial need to find more board members to share the activities of our group leadership.
Next Meeting: At President Gregg Panacoast's house, January 7th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm--supper will be provided.
From NPCA: Emergency Response Network
A reminder about updating your ERN (Emergency Response Network) record every three months: as a result of the tragic events of September 11, and the resulting humanitarian crisis emerging in Afghanistan and its border countries, we have received a number of inquiries from global organizations urgently seeking experienced personnel for disaster relief and refugee assistance. This is a free benefit of your NPCA membership.
We are a 24-hour, global access on-line database of RPCVs during times of international crisis and humanitarian need. The goal is to quickly and effectively connect relief and development agencies worldwide with highly skilled RPCVs. Enter your contact information, availability, and skills into our secure database, then made available to subscriber organizations. ERN members have volunteered for: the International Rescue Committee, USAID, American Red Cross, ACDI/VOCA, Peace Corps' Crisis Corps, American Refugee Committee, and others. Visit our web page at http://www.rpcv.org If you encounter any difficulties or have forgotten your personal ERN password, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
--forwarded from RPCVLA Board
NPCA Advocacy Units
Recent events have driven home the imperative of active advocacy by the NPCA, affiliated groups and RPCVs. It is timely that NPCA already has a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to conduct advocacy training workshops and to organize state level advocacy units. NPCA state-level advocacy units will be organized as distinct entities, either in connection with existing state/regional/local groups, or independently, as conditions indicate. They will have their own officers and meetings, and operate under a charter provided by the NPCA, with annual elections and action agendas. Specifics can be tailored to each state.
Email your desire for involvement/questions to Ed Crane, NPCA Advocacy Coordinator, email@example.com, 202.293.7728x21
JFK Library wants you!
The John F. Kennedy Library in Boston would like to have your letters home from Peace Corps for the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection; they are looking for letters, personal diaries or journals, or other materials that document personal experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Materials not made by a PCV, such as printed materials or magazines, are not of interest for the collection.
The RPCV Collection is most interested in material that can document the earliest years of the Peace Corps, 1961-65, but will accept RPCV materials from any country for the years up to 1975. They emphasize the earlier years because those are most directly related to the JFK Library's mission of documenting the life and times of John F. Kennedy. The letters become part of the national archives, and are used by historians and other researchers. About 50 to 75 volunteers have already contributed to the collection. You may contact the archivist, James Roth, by e mail at James.Roth@nara.gov, or at the John F. Kennedy Library, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125, or by phone 617.929.1229.
--Submitted by Jean Meadowcroft
New PCLA Officer
Just a short note to introduce myself. I am a RPCV (Honduras 1998-2000) and the new Public Affairs Specialist for the PC/LA office. It's been a while since a body has filled this position on a full time basis, and I'm pleased to say that I am looking forward to the challenges of 2002. My background includes high tech public relations in a variety of capacities and I am moving into community awareness public relations.
I'd like to meet with you, or talk via phone or email, to see how we can work together in some exciting upcoming events and activities being planned by the LA office. If you are ever in the LA area and would like to stop by and share some ideas or just say hi, please do so...my cube is always open! I look forward to working with you.
Peace Corps News
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Sargent Shriver ....
Gaddi Vasquez Senate Confirmation Hearings.....
Peace Corps Washington.....
Peace Corps Recruitment.....
Senior Volunteer Corps.....
National Service and the Peace Corps.....
Safety of Volunteers Overseas.....
The Department of Peace.....
RPCVs respond to September 11.....
Peace Corps and Terrorism.....
Peace Corps 40th.....
RPCVs in the News.....
Links to other Peace Corps Sites.....
New SDPCA ISF Awards Announced
The SDPCA International Support Fund awards three new grants this January. In future issues, we will read reports from the PCV recipients, but here is a peek at who and what the SDPCA is funding through donations, Entertainment Books, and International Calendar sales via our membership.
Comments among the review committee gave high appreciation of the quality of the proposals. Thanks to the internet, we were also able to ask and receive answers to some questions. We look forward to reports from these PCVs, and await our next round of proposals (due to reach us by March 1, 2002.)
--Rudy Sovinee, ISF Chair/Secretary
Canine Medal of Honor
James Crane worked on the 101st floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. He is blind so he has a golden retriever named Daisy. After the plane hit 20 stories below, James knew that he was doomed, so he let Daisy go, out of an act of love. With tears in her eyes she darted away into the darkened hallway. Choking on the fumes of the jet fuel and the smoke, James was just waiting to die. About 30 minutes later, Daisy comes back--with James' boss, whom Daisy happened to pick up on floor 112.
On her first run of the building, Daisy led James, James' boss, and about 300 more people out of the doomed building. But she wasn't through. She knew there were others who were trapped. So, against James' wishes, she ran back in the building.
On her second run, she saved 392 lives. Again she went back in. During this run, the building collapsed. James heard about this and fell on his knees into tears. Against all odds, Daisy made it out alive-- this time carried by a firefighter. "She led us right to the people before she got injured," the fireman explained. Her final run saved another 273 lives.
She suffered acute smoke inhalation, severe burns on all four paws, and a broken leg, but she saved 967 lives. Mayor Guilaini rewarded Daisy with the Canine Medal of Honor of New York. Daisy is the first civilian Canine to win such an honor.
--from New York Times, 9-19-01
Our SDPCA Holiday Bash 12/9
Thanks to everyone who came to the potluck, helped organize it, and ran the meeting and raffle. I hope everyone had a good time. A few items were left behind: bowls, lids, serving utensils, name tags, permanent marker, Elder Hostels newsletter... Anyone wanting to pick any of this up can contact me....858.279.9279.
--Joan Clabby, firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR deep thanks and appreciation to Joan who hosted us again, this time while ALSO playing single parent, due to Bill's out of town commitment. WOW.
Above: Group photo of the Holiday Bash... (Photo by Hank Davenport Barberis )
you have a special skill? Want to help out other
Until he extends
his circle of compassion to all living things,
man will not find peace. --Albert Schweitzer
Explorer's Club needs volunteers. This new outdoors program is being on run on Indian Reservations in San Diego County to turn kids on to science. The Program leader is ex-PCV Eleanora Iberall Robbins, Tanzania, 1964-1966.
Scientists, nurses, or anyone interested in outdoors science please contact:
Eleanora (Norrie) Robbins
Ghana RPCV (99-01)
I am looking for other RPCVs in the area who are in need of a roommate or who would be interested in looking together for a house or apartment to rent. I returned three weeks ago from West Africa, where I taught secondary school chemistry in Ghana from 1999 to 2001 as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
I will be staying in San Diego until next summer. I am a 1997 graduate of UCSD and am currently applying to graduate programs in biochemistry.
Peace Corps Fellows/USA
Choose from degrees offered in a variety of areas including business, community and economic development, environmental studies, healthcare, education and more.Fellows/USA works with more than 30 universities that offer financial assistance to RPCVs who wish to attend graduate school in a variety of subject areas. Through internships, Peace Corps Fellows work in under-served U.S. communities.
Find out more at:
Lolita's Taco Shop
4532 Bonita Road, Bonita
The best Mexican food in the South Bay!
Reasonable, often with a line out the simple storefront door at mealtimes, it's well worth a try. Just across from Sweetwater River Park, it's open daily, take out available. Try the chicken adobo or pollo asado plates. Daily specials Monday through Friday.
Share your favorite PC Palate Spot with us at email@example.com!
We of SDPCA extend a warm welcome to our newest members. (If we received your membership late because you joined us through NPCA, this is beyond our control but we apologize anyway.) 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!! Contact information listed in Contact SDPCA
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Please send to Editor, SDPCA, P.O. Box 26565, San Diego, CA 92196 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Beck, Jeff Cleveland
this issue are
Gregg Pancoast, Rudy Sovinee, Donna Urdiales-Carter, Frank Yates, Marjory Clyne, Ron Ranson, Vikram Singh, Bob Maysmor, Hank Davenport Barberis, NPCA Listserv authors