|By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-116-248.balt.east.verizon.net - 126.96.36.199) on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 8:21 am: Edit Post|
1977: John Arnold Rafter served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica in Guayabo & Turrialba beginning in 1977
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer John Arnold Rafter can be contacted at Jaraftermdacsdcom
Country of Service: Costa Rica
Training Group: CATIE & AG Research
Cities you served in: Guayabo & Turrialba
Arrival Year: 1977
Departure Year: 1979
We did inter-cropping experiments with small plot farmers to maximize output, introduction of new species, plot trials, insect reduction, forestation protection & regrowth, plus some village planning and architectural innovations.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Since PC and the wonderful overland travels toward home, I was a special needs coordinator for Jimmy Carter's CETA program for a year; since then I have worked in water pollution control and prevention for the Maryland Dept. Of The Environment on Maryland's Eastern Shore - with a focus on the Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries.
Also I have been a spokesperson for MARYLAND VETERANS FOR PEACE, continuing since being drafted in 1967-68, to the present.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
These were some of the most eye-openning days of my life, and I was fortunate enough to made some of my strongest friendships in one of the world's most beautiful locations and most peaceful societies.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Everyone who remembers Juanito, and the beautiful Mystic Manor of Guayabo on Vulcan Turrialba.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
You know we can always return to PC...as now we should be more experienced and qualified to help out.
Originally posted: April 21, 2007
Reconnect with this Peace Corps Volunteer
Leave a message above where it says "Create New Conversation."
If this is your profile, post any additions, updates or corrections to your profile below where it says "Add a Message."
RPCVs: To add your own RPCV profile click here.
| The Peace Corps Library|
The Peace Corps Library is now available online with over 40,000 index entries in 500 categories. Looking for a Returned Volunteer? Check our RPCV Directory or leave a message on our Bulletin Board. New: Sign up to receive our free Monthly Magazine by email, research the History of the Peace Corps, or sign up for a daily news summary of Peace Corps stories. Visit our FAQ for more information about PCOL.
| Subscribe to Peace Corps News|
Don't miss our new web site, Peace Corps News, for the latest news about the Returned Volunteer community and what is going on with the Peace Corps around the world. Subscribe to our news feed to get Peace Corps news delivered to your desk as it happens. Then visit the Peace Corps Library, History of the Peace Corps, the worldwide RPCV Directory or leave a message for the RPCV community on the RPCV Bulletin Board.
| Help document the History of the Peace Corps|
PCOL is proud to announce that Phase One of the "History of the Peace Corps" is now available online containing over 5,000 pages of primary source documents from the archives of the Peace Corps. Help: Do you have copies of in-country newsletters from your Country of Service. Mail copies to "Ask Not" - Box 1960 - Ponca City, OK 74601. If you can, send them on a CD in jpeg format; if not, send us hard copies.
Peace Corps Costa Rica; Directory of Costa Rica RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Costa Rica RPCVs; Peace Corps Annual Report: 1977