Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
I am pleased to announce the completion of the next edition of Afghan Connections the official newsletter of the Friends of Afghanistan. Kudos to AC Editor Dianne Holley for her dedication and hard work. Dianne is ably assisted by Jessie Schilling who will oversee the printing and mailing of our FoA newsletter. As always please send Dianne, Terry Dougherty, our ever vigilant Webmaster or me any information, updates and/or personal anecdotes about Afghanistan that could help serve the good of the order and keep us better connected to events in our former host country.
This is also a great time to send us any updates about RPCVs or other FoAs who are not official members of our organization and bring them into the fold. Please send any leads regarding new members to Jessie at the email address below. Your active participation and regular communication will help us determine how we can best serve your interests and will assist us in tailoring our communication to meet the information needs of the FoA membership. Send your ideas and suggestions to us at the following email addresses:
Afghan Connections, Dianne at: dianne@afghanconnec
Membership, Jessie at: jessie@afghanconnec
Website, Terry at: terry@afghanconnect
Treasury, Dennis "Bones" Hamilton at: bones.hamilton@
For general information contact our FoA advisor Emeritus, Dennis Aronson at: aronson2@cwnet.
Peace, Tony Agnello
President, Friends of Afghanistan
Director, Schools and Futures, Inc.
Advisor, Western New York
Sister School Coalition
Peace Corps, Afghanistan 1972-75
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
To: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers—Afghanistan
From: David Carroll and Joanne Martindale Allen, co-chair
Group XIV & Friends Peace Corps Afghanistan
Reunion CommitteeRe: REUNION AT ASILOMAR, PACIFIC GROVE, CA
9-11 NOVEMBER 2007
We are pleased to invite you and your spouse or significant other to a reunion of Peace Corps volunteers and staff who served in Afghanistan. The reunion is sponsored by members of Group XIV, who arrived in 1968, but is open to all PC volunteers and staff who served in Afghanistan:
LOCATION: Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA
(http://www.VisitAsilomar.com) SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM:
SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM:
The schedule and program are not yet final but will closely resemble those of our first, very successful reunion in Alexandria VA in November 2004 (see http://www.clt.astate.edu/wallen/af):
Friday, November 17, 2006
A Perfect Holiday Gift
Dear Returning Peace Corps Volunteer,
Here's a book for anyone who's been in the Peace Corps, is thinking about joining the Peace Corps, has a friend or family member on active duty, or is curious about Afghanistan. Add it to your holiday shopping list – "A Land Without Time: A Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan," John Sumser.
"No other book about Afghanistan offers such a humane, sometimes humorous, and significant insight into a culture on the verge of single-handedly launching a new age of terrorism." -- Publisher, Academy Chicago Publishers