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By Admin1 (Admin) on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 7:26 pm: Edit Post

A reunion of Peace Corps Botswana returned
volunteers is scheduled this summer in Bozeman
Montana from August 3 to 5.

Arrangements have been made for low cost
accomodations at Montana State University (MSU),
for those wishing to commune with their memories
of training days.

Whether you decide to go to Glacier National Park
or visit Yellowstone, the organizing committee has
provided information to help you plan your vacation
on their web site.

Visit the site and let them know you are coming.

By Bill Burns on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 - 2:21 pm: Edit Post

Buy your goodies for the reunion at:


By kathryn sullivan on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 - 11:03 pm: Edit Post


Is anyone going who was in country '88-90????

kathy sullivan

By Didi Johnson on Friday, June 01, 2001 - 7:11 am: Edit Post


Sadly, we won't be attending this year. Kobus and I started a new business last year and we just can't take off during our busiest time of year. My thoughts will be there and I wish I could be!

Didi Johnson-van den Berg '90-'92

By Michael Hoth (Montana_Mike) on Monday, June 04, 2001 - 8:22 am: Edit Post

Is a volunteer from 89-91 ok to attend? Being as I live in Kalispell and my home town is Bozeman, I might just make it down there.

By Bill Burns on Wednesday, June 06, 2001 - 3:42 pm: Edit Post

Does anyone know the whereabouts of these people? We are trying to contact them for the reunion.

Mary Moore
Lenore Lee
Susan Lewis
Vance Prochazka
Adrianne Boyd
Patricia Burns
Scott & Heidi Coles
Patrick McKee

By Elizabeth Heino on Wednesday, June 06, 2001 - 5:21 pm: Edit Post

Dumela everyone,
I was hoping to be able to make it to the reunion, but I just can't get there. I hope to see pictures of everyone! Have a great time.
Liz Heino

By Cynthia Dobbs on Thursday, June 07, 2001 - 1:08 pm: Edit Post

Dumela, all! I was in Botswana 87-90 and would love seeing some of the old gang (especially Ruth, Lynn, the Gang of Four, Burt, et al). Unfortunately, I'm bogged down that week with a writing retreat in Northern California. (There are worse things!) Hope to hear from some of the old gang, though.I'll be thinking of y'all.

Cynthia Dobbs

By Rasheed on Saturday, June 16, 2001 - 11:33 am: Edit Post

I wish to send my most respectful regards and greetings to Ms. Susan F. Lewis, who served in Botswana. I hope that all is well with her, and sincerely hope that I could get in touch with her in the nearest future
Rasheed A. Rasheed

By Kelly Face on Thursday, August 09, 2001 - 10:26 am: Edit Post

I just wanted to say three "pula's" to all of the people who helped organize the reunion. Stacy, Mike, Bill, Cathy, Teresa, and Richard - I had a great time Thanks to all of your hard work.


By Nimi91379 on Thursday, August 09, 2001 - 10:32 pm: Edit Post

i am looking for Doug Johnson, he was a PCV in Botswana. i think he was there in 88-92, around those years. he lived near chobe national park. i want to get in touch with him. thank you

By Ellen De Rosa-Hill on Monday, August 27, 2001 - 11:49 am: Edit Post

Hi everyone,
I'm sure the reunion was fantastic. I can't believe where the TEN years have gone since we began our teaching in Botswana. As I told Bill when he surprised me with a phone call about the reunion, my first child was due to be born the last week in July so I couldn't make it. Bad timing on my part! Some of you may remember my husband, Jonathan Hill, he was the British art teacher at my school in Seronga. We got married in '93, moved to NYC where we taught for a few years and are now out in the suburbs with Andrew John. He was born August 3rd, just about when your reunion was getting into full swing. There are pictures of him at: and you can e- mail me at: to fill me in on what went on at the reunion.

By Tom Hayes on Tuesday, September 04, 2001 - 8:08 pm: Edit Post

I was in Botswana from August 80 through December 83 and would welcome getting into contact with anyone in country at that time. Anyone know there whereabouts of Randy Pomeje, Laura Retsema, Hank O'Dougherty, Jane Vogt, Doug Sanford?

By SECID on Wednesday, May 08, 2002 - 2:06 pm: Edit Post

SECID, the Southeast Consortium for International Development,is based in Washington, D.C. SECID is a consortium of land grant universities which provides technical assistance and trainging in developing countries.

We are preparing a proposal for USAID to implement a five-year training program in Southern Sudan. This program will provide training to local trainers who will subsequently train other participants. The subject matter areas include:
1. Crop production; 2 Animal production; 3. SME agribusiness, marketing and economics;
4. Fisheries development and processing;
5. Forestry and forest product development; and
6. Wildlife management.

We are seeking candidates who have subject matter expertise (MS degrees desirable), training experience and an interest in accepting two-year assignments in the southern part of the country - likely locations include: Yambio, Maridi, Yirol, Rumbeck, Boma, and Yei.

Interested persons can Email CVs and/or email Bob Delemarre at: to obtain more information, raise questions, etc. These assignments would not be suitable for families with children due to lack of facilities and schooling.

By Laura Ives on Sunday, July 14, 2002 - 6:20 pm: Edit Post

Does anyone know the address of Teresa Gonzalez who taught art with me at Molepolole College of Education in 1988. Please contact me.Thanks much.
Laura Ives
Art Department
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

By Terry on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 5:30 pm: Edit Post

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By Rita Spes on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 7:34 am: Edit Post

Hi! I am looking for Botswana PCVs who returned recently, or who are still serving, to ask them about their experience. Please get in touch!

By MB Whisler ( - on Saturday, December 17, 2005 - 7:41 pm: Edit Post

Dumelang Bagaetsho: I hope everyone has been able to receive the president's updates. My name is M. Baba Whisler, the
Friends of Botswana president. We are planning a reunion for the 40th aniversary of independence in Botswana. The last time we celebrated and were a part of the parade at the Gaborone stadium was for the 30th anniversary. If anyone is interested, please let me know. I hope everyone has a safe and prosperous Holiday. Pula. Mma-Whisler. Gary Whisler my husband, was Botswana I. 1966.

By Melissa Nehmer ( - on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 3:05 pm: Edit Post

Hi, I am a current applicant, and after speaking with my peace corps recruiter, have found out that they would like to nominate me for a math teaching assingnment in Africa. However, I am a math and spanish major, and hope to use spanish somehow later in my professional career. So, I am nervous that accepting such a position and not speaking spanish for 2 years, I will lose alot of what I have gained through my study abroad and studies here. However, I know that this is not an experience that I can so easily cast off because of this fear. I was wondering if anyone was in a similar position and could tell me how it affected them? Thank you so much for any advice from personal experience you can give me!

By sammiller ( - on Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 12:02 am: Edit Post

Kgotso. I am hoping to get in touch with volunteers from 1991-1995. I volunteered in Gumare as a middle school art teacher and I would love to chat with some old friends. Please get in touch.

By Melody Jenkins ( on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 4:45 am: Edit Post

Hello all Botswana RPCV's. I am currently serving in Nata, Botswana and am a technical advisor on a community web blog. If you're feeling nostalgic about your service please visit and watch how one village is fighting the battle of HIV/AIDS. Please pass our website on to your friends as we are assisting People Living with AIDS and Orphans. Thanks

By Jay ( - on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 10:23 pm: Edit Post

Looking for Tammy Sanford from Indiana. Have you heard from her? Please contact Jay at

I was a PCV with her in Ecuador 90-92

Jay Cevelo

By Lucky McGill ( - on Friday, April 20, 2007 - 10:25 pm: Edit Post

Looking for Frances "Gabby" Winzurk, reported to have served in Botswana, graduated Fallbrook High School, Fallbrook CA. Please reply to Lucky McGill at wfm1940 AT yahoo DOT com.

By Linda Sultan ( on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 11:42 am: Edit Post

Hi! I'm an RPCV from Uganda and I now work for Habitat for Humanity International in Atlanta, Ga. I'm leading a Habitat Global Village team to Molepolole, Botswana in June to build with local families. If you're interested in participating on the team, please let me know. email:

Our webflyer with more info: &code=gv10119

By chaah monkge ( on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 5:35 am: Edit Post


CELL:+267 71474302 PHONE:+267 3554118

By Heather Robinson ( on Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 7:59 am: Edit Post

To any RPCV's from Botswana - please share your stories with us at PC Gaborone! Over 2300 have served here, and we'd like to hear from you. You might also consider donating to Botswana projects - go to, donate now tab, then look at all projects in Botswana or donate to our general country fund. Thanks! Heather Robinson, Associate Director Program and Training

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