The Mtn. Laurel group is a member of the National Peace Corps Association ( www.peaceorpsconnect.org ).
I invite local RPCVs Valley to send me their email addresses, so I can add them to our listserv. We have monthly meetings at a local, inexpensive, ethnic restaurant.
photo from the 21 May 2015 meeting at Francisco's Salvadorena
restaurant, which we highly recommend.
Left side from front to back: Meghan McGinty (2012-2014), Darryl Alexander (Armenia?, 2016- ), John Kennedy (hidden; Ghana, 1965-68), Bob Cohen (Nigeria, 1962??), Oumou Whitehouse (hidden), Bruce Whitehouse (Mali 1997-2000), Bob Bauer (Colombia 63-64) (noname photographer in mirror).
Right side from front to back: Christy Musa (Sierra Leone 1981-83), Edwin Kay (Cameroon, 1995-97), Frances Kennedy (Ghana 1966-67), Alec Bodzin (Kiribati, 1988-89), Maryliz Bauer (hidden), Janice Kay (Cameroon, 1995-97), Diane Dilendik (hidden; Liberia 1964-67).
photo from the January 2010 meeting at Diane Dilendik's house.
First row: Mimi Stanford (Thailand, 65-67)
Second row: (left to right): Amanda Lowry (Uganda, 07-09), John Kennedy (Ghana 65-68), Janice Kay (Cameroon 95-97), Brian Hoffmaster (Lesotho, 05-07), Diane Dilendik (Liberia, 64-67).
Third row: Edwin Kay (Cameroon 95-97), Bruce Whitehouse (Mali, 97-00), Fran Kennedy (Ghana, 66-68), Ann Shimer (Jamaica, 93-95), Ursula Merriman (Thailand, 83-86).
The slide show from our gathering at the Kay's on Saturday 31 January 2009.
Here is a
link to a long (146 pages) but very interesting report on attempts
by two RPCVs (who served in the 60s and in the 00s) to reform Peace
Corps. So far, I have read about half of it. It makes for interesting
Here are the financial report and the group report for the year 2010.
Here are the financial report and the group report for the year 2012.
Here are the financial report and the group report for the year 2013.
Here are the financial report and the group report for the year 2014.
On Saturday 22 February 2014 we had a potluck at Ed and Jannie Kay's house. We constructed a PowerPoint(tm) presentation to which each RPCV contributed four pictures from their Peace Corps service. You can view the presentation here.