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Message Center for RPCVs - Thailand

By Barent Springsted III (sansanee) on Thursday, January 24, 2002 - 9:27 pm: Edit Post


The current RPCVs in Thailand, in conjunction with the PC office in Thailand, are currently trying to determine the level of interest in holding a 40th anniv. of the PC in Thailand celebration. Tentative date set aside is Friday, April 19, the same date that the group now in training is due to be sworn in. An estimated 20+ RPCVs (Thailand) currently residing in Thailand plus approximately 15+ RPCVs (non Thailand but living here) are known to the organizing group. An ad hoc committee consisting of Barent Springsted (Thai #17), Doris Wibunsin (Thai #3), Emilie Ketudat (Thai #1) and Ajan Nitaya Masarisut are attempting to see what can be organized. If there are any RPCVs in Thailand who are not already on the mailing list of Peter Beal (India #?) then they should contact him at or myself Currently Peter is arranging a monthly lunch gathering in Bangkok of all interested RPCVs. The next gathering is scheduled for Thursday, February 19. Peter or I can provide you with the details after you contact us. The ad hoc organizing group needs to determine asap the level of interest among RPCVs in holding a 40th anniv. celebration in Bangkok. Please contact us as soon as possible and consider "volunteering" some time for the organization of the gathering should this idea come to real life. We need to hear from ALL of you SOON.

Barent Springsted

By David Foster on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 1:48 pm: Edit Post

Lost touch with Tom Elam. We worked together in Saudi Arabia. Heard that we was PC Director in Thailand a few years ago.

By Peter Ford (pford) on Sunday, March 03, 2002 - 12:35 pm: Edit Post


All Thailand RPCVs, friends & families, and PC Thailand staff are invited to a reunion in Bangkok, Koh Samui, and Ao Thong Nai Pan, starting June 26, 2002.

For details please visit

Hope to see you in Thailand,
Peter Ford
Thai 58

By Billie Scott Fallon ( - on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 1:48 pm: Edit Post

July 1986-1988, we are looking at 20 years since we arrived in Thailand. Anyone interested in getting together a reunion, may in summer of 2006 in Thailand? Please e-mail and hopefully we can all find each other. Billie Scott (now Fallon)

By John Stogiera ( - on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 - 7:32 am: Edit Post

we are looking for credentialed elementary school teachers that are interested in teaching in Thailand for a school year at a time. Menial salary (25,000 Baht/month) and free room.
We need 8 teachers, grade 1 to grade 6, substitute/teacher "Friday" and PE.
US curriculum and teachers' guides provided.
Please contact John at email, or telephone 66-32-630575

By danny murray ( - on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 7:38 pm: Edit Post

does anyone know if tidarat ammowong still works at peace corps office in bkk?

By Sokono on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:48 pm: Edit Post

dear volunteers, merry christmas! i wish you joy and happiness!
also if you have a free time to help me (to edit some papers) please contact by 07-0128521 or email me
hope i will hear from you soon. have fun with x-mas and new year! sokono

By Gary Coutu (gcoutu) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 9:59 am: Edit Post


I hope that someone out there can help me (Thai84- 4-H). I teach geography and geographic information systems at Temple College (Temple, Texas.) For years I have wanted to take students to Thailand for a field course. My plan is to take a group of geography students to work with a Thai university on a GIS-based reserch project with both groups contributing to the final project. Has anyone out there done something like this? Could we join an existing program? Would anyone like to work together to do this? Thanks.

By Stephanie FitzGerald on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 7:41 pm: Edit Post

{lease correct my e mail address. It is

By David Tang on Thursday, June 12, 2003 - 8:55 am: Edit Post

Sawas Dee Krup Everybody,
My name is David Tang, My original Thai name was Ragkiat Dtantirojanarat. I came to the States in 1986 and became a US citizen in 1993. I'm searching for Jim Richardson who served in Mae Sot, Tak Province in the mid 1960's. I was his student at that time. I was also a student at Kasetsart University when he was teaching there. I did try with the Peace Corps office before with no luck. I actually got connected with a Peace Corps teacher before Jim, after trying for eight years. Any help is highly appreciated.
Kob Kuhn Mak, mak Krup!
David Tang

By Ray Angelone on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 5:02 pm: Edit Post

Hi folks,
I am an RPCV from Thailand from 1991-1993. I am trying to find some Thai students a 'home stay' here in the U.S. for the upcoming school year. If you would like to host a pre-screened student that comes with his own medical insurance and spending allowance, please give me an email! I am looking around the Boston area.


By Karen Kile Robertson ( - on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 11:01 am: Edit Post

I am trying to locate Lowell Kile. In spite of our differences and both of us thinking (no... knowing) the other is a pain in the arse, we are still blood. I was and alway will be his sister.
I know, through the grapevine, of your family circumstances and am very sorry. I would love to know where in this world you are and how you are doing? I moved since I last saw you, over 7 years ago and I know you have too.

Love (still)
Your sister,
Karen Kile Robertson

By Concetta Bencivenga ( - on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 1:33 pm: Edit Post

My info is incorrect on this site. I can be reached at or

Concetta Anne Bencivenga
Thailand 101
Nakhorn Ratchasima

By Anonymous ( - on Sunday, June 18, 2006 - 8:53 pm: Edit Post

Dear Peace Corps friends:

I am sorry to tell you that K Suvan Boonthae of Village Weaver Handicrafts in Nong Khai died Sunday 18 June after a brief struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 69.

K. Suvan is warmly remembered by the handicraft marketing community of Thailand for his work as Chairman of the monthly Hilltribe sales that launched so many important products into the Thai handicraft world.

K. Suvan was a native of Hat Yai and came to the Northeast in the 1970s to work for USAID in Laos. After the Royal Government fell, he was imprisoned for three years in a reeducation camp. When he returned to Thailand he joined the staff of Catholic Relief Services and worked in the refugee camps. His work in handicraft development started with income generation projects in the camps.

K. Suvan is survived by his wife K. Tong, and an extended family of children and grandchildren living in Thailand and the USA.

The funeral mass will be held in Nong Khai on Friday 23 June at 10 AM.

K. Suvan was a good friend to Peace Corps volunteers throughout his years in Nong Khai. In the 1980s he helped organize training activities and he was always available to help volunteers with linguistic or practical problems.

Expressions of sympathy can be mailed to 1151 Chitapanya Lane, Prajak Road, Ampur Muang Nong Khai 43000 Thailand. The company web site is with an email but it is uncler who will be checking this mailbox in the future.

By pran saichan ( - on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 12:06 pm: Edit Post

I'd like to write to Brette Neissen who had worked in Nongkhai Thailand. We had written before me pc failed afterthat I can't write to him anymore. I don't know whether his mail changed. If anyone can help,Please let me say millions thanks.

By Frank G Anderson ( - on Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 1:08 am: Edit Post

Please change my email address from: to -

By baayanparkmaruk ( - on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 11:03 pm: Edit Post

Roi-Et Strisuksa School is in immediate need of two energetic English teachers (one for English Progarm, one for regular classes) and a science teacher. Full time positions. All Matayom level. Seeking native english speakers, preferred under age 35. Salary 32,000 baht per month, plus 3,000 housing allowance. Term begins May 14. Contact Lynn at for more details and information.

By Birute Paskevicius ( on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 3:40 pm: Edit Post

Does anyone know Marjorie Larney's new e-mail? The one posted in the list does not seem to work.

By Tom McAuliff ( on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 1:54 am: Edit Post

I am from Thailand XI and was a TEFL teacher in Chiang Rai from 1965-1967. I am trying to compile a list of volunteers from Chiang Rai province (including Phayao although it's technically no longer part of Chiang Rai province). I have some names from the early days - 1963-1969, but not much info on the period from 1971 on.

Appreciate your help.

Tom McAuliff

By Kathryn Patrick (kpatrick) ( on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 12:47 pm: Edit Post

I received this email from a friend of Greg Kamm (Thailand Group 79).

"Dear Friends, for so I have to call you if you were Greg's friends. This is a difficult email to send because I have to inform you that Greg Kamm died in the King Faisal National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after a four-month hospitalization. I have looked through Greg's email addresses and felt I had to write to you concerning Greg. I know that this must be a terrible shock to you. Please excuse this letter if you receive it mistakenly.

I am a very close friend to Gregory, one of many, actually. He "adopted" my children as his niece and nephew, and we often shared living quarters in Michigan, one or the other of us supplying the home or apartment. I visited him when he was sick in Saudi Arabia. He had gotten acute Hepatitis A, although he had been vaccinated. His liver seemed to be compromised, perhaps a congenital weakness. He had experienced liver and kidney failure. He started improving and we thought we could bring him home. We got all the required signatures, when he took a turn for the worse, despite the first-rate care of the physicians and staff. On June 3, 2008, at 2:30AM (Saudi time) Greg died. A very kind friend, Paul McClure was at his bedside when he died. Greg passed away apparently peacefully.

I want to express my sincere condolences. I know the shock and sense of loss that this brings, which cannot be expressed completely in words.

Greg's body is expected to arrive in Detroit on Wednesday, June 18th. There will be a funeral service or memorial service held in Manistee. I will let you know within a couple of days when that is scheduled."

By Marilyn Prosper ( on Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 2:47 pm: Edit Post

Iam trying to reach Jerry Crowley. He was a Peace Corp in the 70's. If anyone know of him contact me.

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