August 22, 2003 - Peace Corps Press Release: Future Peace Corps Volunteers Edward and Jane Bardon will greet President Bush in Minnesota

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Future Peace Corps Volunteers Edward and Jane Bardon will greet President Bush in Minnesota






Read and comment on this Peace Corps Press Release that President Bush will recognize future Peace Corps Volunteers Edward and Jane Bardon, who will greet President George W. Bush upon his arrival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Tuesday, August 26, 2003. The Minnesota couple have been married 48 years and are traveling overseas with the Peace Corps to live and work in Turkmenistan.

Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman who is a strong supporter of the Peace Corps is in Africa visiting with Peace Corps Volunteers and getting a first-hand look at effects of AIDS.

We hope the President will take the opportunity as he salutes the Peace Corps couple to ask residents of Minnesota to support the introduction of an amendment to the Foreign Operations Bill for the full $359M appropriation for the Peace Corps FY2004 Budget. Read the story at:


President Bush To Recognize St. Paul Couple For Dedication To Peace Corps Service*

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President Bush To Recognize St. Paul Couple For Dedication To Peace Corps Service

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 22, 2003 A Minnesota couple and future Peace Corps volunteers, Edward and Jane Bardon, will greet President George W. Bush upon his arrival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Tuesday, August 26, 2003. The President will recognize 70-year old Edward and 68-year old Jane for their dedication to volunteer service. In September, the Bardons will travel to Turkmenistan to begin their two-year term as Peace Corps volunteers.
The Bardons, who have been married for 48 years, are native Minnesotans who have previously volunteered abroad. During the summers of 2002 and 2003, they served as volunteer teachers in Russia and Romania, teaching English as a second language. When they learned there was no upper age limit to serving in the Peace Corps, the Bardons signed up to travel to Turkmenistan as Peace Corps volunteers. There are approximately 227 Minnesotans currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers. More than 4,880 volunteers from Minnesota have served in the Peace Corps since its inception.

While in Turkmenistan, the Bardons will spend the next two years working in the area of health education. Turkmenistan is one of several countries that has re-opened Peace Corps programs since the President`s 2002 call to service and proposal to double the size of the Peace Corps. Today, 95 Peace Corps volunteers work in two program areas in Turkmenistan: education and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Since 1961, more than 170,000 volunteers have served in the Peace Corps, working in such diverse fields as education, health and HIV/AIDS education and awareness, information technology, business development, the environment, and agriculture. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a two-year commitment.



August 22, 2003 - Bush will meet Peace Corps volunteers Edward and Jane Bardon in Minnesota





Read and comment on this story from the Grand Forks Herald on August 22, 2003 that President Bush will recognize future Peace Corps Volunteers Edward and Jane Bardon, who will greet President George W. Bush upon his arrival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Tuesday, August 26, 2003. The Minnesota couple have been married 48 years and are traveling overseas with the Peace Corps to live and work in Turkmenistan.

Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman who is a strong supporter of the Peace Corps is in Africa visiting with Peace Corps Volunteers and getting a first-hand look at effects of AIDS.

We hope the President will take the opportunity as he salutes the Peace Corps couple to ask residents of Minnesota to support the introduction of an amendment to the Foreign Operations Bill for the full $359M appropriation for the Peace Corps FY2004 Budget. Read the story at:


POLITICS: Bush coming to Minnesota*

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POLITICS: Bush coming to Minnesota
Associated Press

President Bush plans a campaign swing through Minnesota on Tuesday.

A campaign spokesman had said previously that Bush planned to attend a fund-raiser during his stop in the Twin Cities. Minnesota is expected to be a battleground state during the 2004 presidential race.

The White House announced Friday that he would meet Peace Corps volunteers Edward and Jane Bardon. The Minnesota couple, married 48 years, plans to travel to Turkmenistan in September to begin their two-year Peace Corps stint working in health education.

Edward Bardon, 70, and Jane Bardon, 68, served as volunteer teachers in Russia and Romania during this summer and the summer of 2002. They joined the Peace Corps after learning that it has no upper age limit.





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