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Take the 2005 NPCA Membership Survey by June 17

Take the 2005 NPCA Membership Survey by June 17

Take the 2005 NPCA Membership Survey by June 17

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The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) exists for all those who have served in the Peace Corps as well as others who share their interests. NPCA must have a large and robust membership, representative of the entire Peace Corps community, in order to effectively fulfill its mission. With this in mind, NPCA has embarked on a project to determine ways it can enhance the value that NPCA provides its members and dramatically increase NPCA membership.

As part of the Peace Corps community or someone who has an interest in the Peace Corps and/or returned volunteers, you have a valuable perspective to share. We invite you to use this form to provide your feedback so that NPCA can better meet your needs and serve your interests in the future.

This feedback form should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You may complete the form anonymously, but we request that you fill out the Respondent Profile at the end of the form to enable us to better interpret your responses.

If you are a GROUP LEADER, click here.

ALL OTHERS, please click here.

Explanation of Terms
Interested individuals may currently join NPCA and/or its Affiliate Groups. There are three kinds of Affiliate groups referenced in this feedback form:

* Country of Service Groups: These groups connect returned volunteers who have served in specific countries or regions, such as Friends of Afghanistan, and others with an interest in that country or region.

* Geographic Groups: These groups connect returned volunteers who currently reside in a specific US community or region, such as Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Los Angeles, and others in that geography who share their interests.

* Nationwide Groups: These groups connect returned volunteers throughout the US who have something in common in addition to their Peace Corps service. Examples of Nationwide Groups are: RPCVs for Environment and Development; Lesbian, Gay and Bi-Sexual RPCVs.

In addition to these NPCA Affiliate Groups, there are other organizations that communicate with and/or connect returned volunteers and others interested in Peace Corps that are not affiliated with NPCA. Peace Corps itself is an example of an unaffiliated group, as is www.peacecorpsonline.com.

When this story was posted in June 2005, this was on the front page of PCOL:

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The Peace Corps Library Date: March 27 2005 No: 536 The Peace Corps Library
Peace Corps Online is proud to announce that the Peace Corps Library is now available online. With over 30,000 index entries in 500 categories, this is the largest collection of Peace Corps related stories in the world. From Acting to Zucchini, you can find hundreds of stories about what RPCVs with your same interests or from your Country of Service are doing today. If you have a web site, support the "Peace Corps Library" and link to it today.

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June 6: PC suspends Uzbekistan program Date: June 7 2005 No: 640 June 6: PC suspends Uzbekistan program
Peace Corps has announced that it is suspending the Uzbekistan program after the visas of 52 Peace Corps volunteers who arrived in January were not renewed. The suspension comes after a State Department warning that terrorist groups may be planning attacks in Uzbekistan and after the killings in Andizhan earlier in May. Background: PCOL published a report on April 23 that Peace Corps volunteers who arrived in January were having visa difficulties and reported on safety and visa issues in Uzbekistan as they developed.

June 5, 2005:  Special Events Date: June 6 2005 No: 622 June 5, 2005: Special Events
Vote in the NPCA Election for new board before June 15
"American Taboo" author Phil Weiss in Maryland on June 18
"Rainforests and Refugees" showing in Portland, Maine until June 25
"Iowa in Ghana" on exhibit in Waterloo through June 30
RPCV's "Taking the Early Bus" at Cal State until Aug 15
RPCVs: Post your stories or press releases here for inclusion next week.

May 28, 2005: This Week's Top Stories Date: May 29 2005 No: 607 May 28, 2005: This Week's Top Stories
The Coyne Column: Love and War in Afghanistan 28 May
Sam Farr supports Coffee Growers in Colombia 28 May
Elaine Chao wins Woman of Valor award 27 May
Nebraska has strong ties with Afghanistan 27 May
Arthur Orr to seek Alabama State Senate seat 26 May
Murder of John Auffrey remembered in Liberia 26 May
Bill Moyers says journalists should be filters for readers 26 May
Linda Seyler spent two years in Thailand digging latrines 25 May
Chris Shays blasts Bush on stem cell research 25 May
George Wolfe to head Loudoun Academy of Science 25 May
David Rudenstine heads Cardozo School of Law 24 May
Mark Schneider says declaration is "pretty thin gruel" 24 May
Robert Blackwill supports seat for India on Security Council 24 May
Chris Matthews weighs Thomas Jefferson nomination 24 May
Jim Knopf is expert on xeriscape gardening 23 May
Mae Jemison receives honorary degree at Wilson 23 May
Kenneth Proudfoot says dreams come true 22 May

Friends of the Peace Corps 170,000  strong Date: April 2 2005 No: 543 Friends of the Peace Corps 170,000 strong
170,000 is a very special number for the RPCV community - it's the number of Volunteers who have served in the Peace Corps since 1961. It's also a number that is very special to us because March is the first month since our founding in January, 2001 that our readership has exceeded 170,000. And while we know that not everyone who comes to this site is an RPCV, they are all "Friends of the Peace Corps." Thanks everybody for making PCOL your source of news for the Returned Volunteer community.

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