Messages, Questions or Announcements for Colombia RPCVs

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By David Wessel on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 11:47 am: Edit Post

I found the section "What Colombian PCVs are doing today" interesting, but... what are they doing today? David Wessel, Colombia II
'62-64 currently, Crisis Corps volunteer in El Salvador.

By Joanne Marie Roll (joey) on Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 7:18 pm: Edit Post

Colombia XI Volunteers are hoping to meet in DC in June of 2002. We want to reconnect with everyone who was in the group..which left New York City on October 21, 1963 and trained at the University of New Mexico. Please email us at groll36566@aol.com and let us know how and where you are! Joanne Roll

By Terry on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 5:38 pm: Edit Post

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technology and connection. Visit BestCallback's website at http://bestcallback.net
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features and benefits. Please forward this message to your friends who are currently serving
or planning to serve in that country so he/she can save $$$ when calling home!

By Bryon Wells on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 3:55 pm: Edit Post

Greetings,
I am not a RPCV, but I was hoping your directory could help me find a family
friend who I believe served in the Peace Corps in Colombia in the late
1960s. My wife and I, by the way, have begun the application process to join
the Peace Corps, and are very excited about it!
In talking with my mother (Marlene) about this, it conjured up memories of
JOHN GRAVEN (PCV Colombia?), who was friends with my father, Tom Wells, in
the Chicago area. We wondered what happend to John, so I decided to try and
find him. If anybody can help, it would be appreciated.

Bryon Thomas Wells, 30
brynkaren@hotmail.com

By Helene Dudley on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 12:16 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida (RPCVSF) established The Colombia Project in 2000, as a web-based pilot project to channel micro-enterprise loans directly to displaced families in Colombia. To date we have sent nearly $10,000 to set up 30 small businesses and supported 4 more ventures through re-paid loans. We are currently working with ODRI (Organizacion de Desarrollo Regional Integrado) in Popayan and are looking for viable NGO partners in other parts of Colombia.
If you would like to help with TCP, learn more about TCP, recommend a new NGO partner or support a project, please visit our web site at www.colombiaproject.org and/or contact me by e-mail (helenedudley@yahoo.com}.

Helene Ballmann Dudley - UCD 65 68-70 Barranquilla

By peter william miles (woods) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 11:03 am: Edit Post

What I am doing today...is working in my 27th year
with a forest products co. in N.H. With my wife
Lori, I am raising three adopted children (now all
teenagers)and at 56 trying not to "fall behind"
too far! I am a registered Tree Farmer and, very
happily, completed my backpack of the 2150 mile
Appalachian Trail on Sept. 23, 2000! I am a trail
maintainer "adopter" for a section here in N.H. -
a "giving back". I face my physical trials of ag-
ing with a smile (well, a little grimace too!),
survived my bout with cancer and greet each day as
God's gift. The spirit of volunteerism never pass-
es on, as I serve on my town's budget committee,
for many years a Deacon of my church and a volun-
teer teacher of conservation. And I wish the best
for those of my 72-74 group who saw it through.

By peter william miles (woods) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 11:03 am: Edit Post

What I am doing today...is working in my 27th year
with a forest products co. in N.H. With my wife
Lori, I am raising three adopted children (now all
teenagers)and at 56 trying not to "fall behind"
too far! I am a registered Tree Farmer and, very
happily, completed my backpack of the 2150 mile
Appalachian Trail on Sept. 23, 2000! I am a trail
maintainer "adopter" for a section here in N.H. -
a "giving back". I face my physical trials of ag-
ing with a smile (well, a little grimace too!),
survived my bout with cancer and greet each day as
God's gift. The spirit of volunteerism never pass-
es on, as I serve on my town's budget committee,
for many years a Deacon of my church and a volun-
teer teacher of conservation. And I wish the best
for those of my 72-74 group who saw it through.

By Myrt Klukas (ip68-13-178-193.om.om.cox.net - 68.13.178.193) on Saturday, December 10, 2005 - 2:46 pm: Edit Post

Looking for RPCV's who trained in Bogotá, in October of 1971. Most members of the group were MBA's but there were also many ag., forestry and home ec. volunteers. I am hoping to organize a reunion. My husband Rich and I were volunteers in Armenia, Quindio with our two sons- Tom and Tim. I have had contact with some other group members- Don Deichman, Don Mushta, Ed Gray, Mary Vogelsang, Tom and Laurie Clark and Dave Vogelsang. If you are a member of our group or know anyone who was please contact me at mklukas@cox.net. Rich and I are in Omaha, both retired and our son Tom is in El Paso and Tim is in Yellowstone National Park. I look forward to locating everyone in our group!!!
Myrt Klukas

By Peggy Earle Clapper on Friday, July 26, 2002 - 9:27 am: Edit Post

We are trying to locate volunteers who served in Medellin Colombia in 1962-63. Who can help?

By Linda Bennett (165.83.200.183) on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 3:41 pm: Edit Post

Hello,

I work for National Park Service in the Office of International Affairs. I work with a small program that places individuals from other countries in the National Parks called, the International Volunteer-in-Parks Program. If you know of individuals in natural resource careers,from the country where you worked in the Peace Corps, consider referring them to our program. The catch is that we have no funding and volunteers must pay their own expenses but in some cases we can provid housing. Our web site is: http://www.nps.gov/oia/topics/ivip.htm.

By Robert Wright (cache-ra07.proxy.aol.com - 152.163.252.7) on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 12:15 pm: Edit Post

I am looking for a peace Corp volunteer whos country of service was Columbia around 1971. I dont know much about her except her first name was Marcia and she was in Education , I believe Physical Ed. If anyone may remember Marcia please contact me. I am also looking for her friend who was a VISTA volunteer named Susan J. Hirschfield

Thank you
Robert Wright

By Nancy Barnes Hamilton (ip68-0-85-193.tu.ok.cox.net - 68.0.85.193) on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 10:21 pm: Edit Post

After just seeing the Washington DC 4th of July fireworks on TV, I remembered that it was exactly 40 years ago that several of us in the Chile VII/Colombia XIII (I think) training group were enjoying the fireworks display on the roof on one of Georgetown's dorms.
Here's to long-ago friends!
Pedro, Paco, El Mundo and all the others -- you're remembered fondly lo these many years later.

By Anonymous (198.177.2.17) on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 8:26 am: Edit Post

Para los que han leido "Cien Anos de Solidad", yo tenia el chance conocer el Don Orilano de verdad. El nombre era Don Luis Medina; vivia en Silvania y tenia abejas para sacar la miel. Eso fuera un veraco, sabio, y un buen amigo mientras que estuve "en el camino real" siendo voluntario. Ojala que los demas han tenido su Don Luis.

By Steve Burgess (adsl-71-158-219-203.dsl.wchtks.sbcglobal.net - 71.158.219.203) on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 9:51 am: Edit Post

Lived near Ibague Tolima in a little community of El Totumo from l964 until l966. worked in the PINA group. Presently live in Garden City, Kansas 67846. Am a landlord, presently have about 250 rental units. Raise and show the Colombian horse called the Paso Fino.
My e-mail address is sburgess67846@sbcglobal.net

By Steve Burgess (adsl-65-66-85-163.dsl.wchtks.swbell.net - 65.66.85.163) on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 10:38 am: Edit Post

Lived near Ibague Tolima in a little community of El Totumo from l964 until l966. worked in the PINA group. Presently live in Garden City, Kansas 67846. Am a landlord, presently have about 250 rental units. Raise and show the Colombian horse called the Paso Fino.
My e-mail address is sburgess67846@sbcglobal.net

By John Brennan (190.254.91.170) on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:26 am: Edit Post

Im trying to locate Richard "Tex" Sanders who was a PCV in Armenia, Quindio, Colombia in 1968.
John Brennan

By Evelin (68.35.239.101) on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 2:36 pm: Edit Post

I am trying to locate Thomas Wells a PCV. Studied at CFCC in Ocala and is a UF Alumni. When we last spoke, he was a PhD candidate studying archaeology on his way to the Peace Corps . He was friends with my sister Margie and me. We think of you often would love to see you soon!
Love,
Evelin and Margaret Ramirez!!!

By Wayne Miller (wayne_miller) (99.69.1.207) on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 3:07 pm: Edit Post

For those of you who new Henry Rayburn, Peace Corps Colombia, 1971-1973, it is with sadness that we mourn his passing.
Truly a fine man and friend. He will be missed.
For more information, see the following:
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/Henry_ Rayburn_could_make_art_out_of_anything.html;
http://www.sacurrent.com/columns/story.asp?id=6981 5

By Bob Smith (74.215.172.239) on Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 5:37 pm: Edit Post

Ron Hess and Blair Graybill served in Colombia between 1967-1969, along with Bob smith. We all served in the Tibu area of Norte de Santandar. I thought it would be important to let anyone of the Tibu or Costal group know that Ron and Blair have died. Ron died in 2010 and Blair died in 2008. I'm still living, but retired.
.

By Walter Davis (108.205.229.117) on Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:00 am: Edit Post

Walter Davis, Colombia 56, 1967-1969, served in Bolivar and Caloto, Cauca and Cali. Today, I am Executive Director of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign (former founding Executive Director Tony Garr served in Nepal). If any of my group are coming to the Nashville RPCV gathering June, 2014, drop me an email: walter@thcc2.org.


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