August 25, 2004: Headlines: COS - Peru: Photography - Peru: Personal Web Site: Ron Ecker spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-1966), living and working in the Arequipa area

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Ron Ecker spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-1966), living and working in the Arequipa area

Ron Ecker spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-1966), living and working in the Arequipa area

Ron Ecker spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-1966), living and working in the Arequipa area

Arequipa Days

Arequipa, a beautiful city at the foot of the snow-capped volcano El Misti in southern Peru, is where I spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-1966), living and working in a barriada called Clorinda Malaga de Prado (now named Independencia).

I was one of some 50 PCVs in the Arequipa area. We had memorable times both at work and at play. This website is a photographic celebration of those wonderful days in "La Ciudad Blanca" and the barriada of Clorinda, with photos also of time spent at Cuzco, Pisac, Machu Picchu, on Lake Titicaca, and in Chile.

All photos on these pages are from 1964 to 1966 except as noted. And with that, I hope you enjoy your visit to "Arequipa Days." Chao, pues!--Ron Ecker


Peace Corps Volunteers
Arequipa, Peru
1964-1966

Mike Bailis

Louise Baldinger

Richard Baldinger

Carole Bedford

Denise Cavanaugh

Jackie Chandler

Arleen Colson

Peggy Cooper

Dave Dale

Henry Dietz

Terry Dolan

Ron Ecker

Doug Eichhorn

Louise Fuson

Mike Gontesky

Charlene Gregg

Jeanne Hanna

Gayle Harrison

Mary Hennessey

Jerry Hodge

Earl Jones

Patsy Jones

Bob Kussman

Ralph Laird

Vicki Latham

Barbara Mainster

Paul Mainster

Ed Mazria

Marcia Mazria

Steve McCutchen

Phyllis Miller

Bob Norris

Judy Olsen

Paul Raftenberg

Maurie Rasmussen

Dick Rossignol

Jan Schaeffer

Sandy Silverman

Fred Smithson

Joanne Steidl

Alan Tannenbaum

Dan Wallace

Sue Waller

Tom Waller

Cecily Watson

Sally Winters

Mike Wolfson





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This Month's Issue: August 2004 This Month's Issue: August 2004
Teresa Heinz Kerry celebrates the Peace Corps Volunteer as one of the best faces America has ever projected in a speech to the Democratic Convention. The National Review disagreed and said that Heinz's celebration of the PCV was "truly offensive." What's your opinion and who can come up with the funniest caption for our Current Events Funny?

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In other news, the NPCA makes the case for improving governance and explains the challenges facing the organization, RPCV Bob Shaconis says Peace Corps has been a "sacred cow", RPCV Shaun McNally picks up support for his Aug 10 primary and has a plan to win in Connecticut, and the movie "Open Water" based on the negligent deaths of two RPCVs in Australia opens August 6. Op-ed's by RPCVs: Cops of the World is not a good goal and Peace Corps must emphasize community development.


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By Para michael W. (190.42.254.222) on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 11:32 am: Edit Post

HOY ES 24 AGOSTO 2010 CUMPLeAÑOS DE Michael Wolfon -Mike- feliz dia Mike, buena pesona. magnifico voluntario arequipeño y te queremos mucho. Siempre te recordamos sobre todo en el desfile por el Aniversario de Fundaciòn de Arequipa, este año no tuvimos la suerte de verte y saludarte. muchos cariños. Aida Rodríguez. Saludos a nuestros estimados amigos voluntarios


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