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By Jim Morris on Saturday, September 29, 2001 - 4:51 pm: Edit Post

Samoa (Western Samoa)1967-69 Group I
Does anyone know what became of Jim and Jane St. Clair? They were teachers during their tour, and originally were from Massachusetts

By Paul Cassens on Thursday, May 02, 2002 - 10:38 pm: Edit Post

Hey What's up with that picture of Pago Harbor on the Samoa page?

PC - American Samoa

ps - plenty of us NRPCV's (that's nonreturnable PCV's) hiding out down here....don't tell anyone

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, May 02, 2002 - 10:48 pm: Edit Post



Sorry about that


By Susan E Picht on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 12:53 am: Edit Post

1967-69 Samoa II will have a reunion in St Louis the first weekend in May 9 to 11, 2003. Interested? Contact Edie Cox Sternberg at

Susan Picht

By Tom Holmes on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 7:47 am: Edit Post

I'm looking for a gentlemen names Aaron... he is from Lexington, Ky... He sold his car to a friend of mine (Tom Holmes).. there is a problem with the transfer of title... every e-mail that i'av sent for Tom has been returned. I hope this gets throught to you. The last e-mail adress we got was from your brother. They apparently can't do anything with the car until they get ahold of you.
Thank you,
Karen H Sawyer (friend of Tom and Bob)

By Alexis Levon ( - on Friday, February 06, 2004 - 5:53 pm: Edit Post

I am most interested in serving in the Samoa Peace Corps. Who do I contact? Would it be possible to speak to someone in Samoa, like a director or project manager. My email addi is Thank you for your response.

By Jonathan Kahn ( on Friday, October 22, 2004 - 11:10 am: Edit Post

I am trying to find a contact for Bob Plunkett, served in Samoa in 84-86. Lopati - if you are out there, send me an email contact....

By Jonathan Kahn ( on Friday, October 22, 2004 - 11:15 am: Edit Post

I am trying to find a contact for Bob Plunkett, served in Samoa in 84-86. Lopati - if you are out there, send me an email contact....

By Ken Puliafico ( on Sunday, December 12, 2004 - 4:07 pm: Edit Post

Hey, it's been 10 years since (Western) Samoa group 55 landed in country. If anyone knows where the Pisa Koa from 94-96 ended up please drop me an e-mail. I am also trying to find folks that were in Samoa from 96-98 that might have overlapped with my time working at USP Alafua. I would really like to get in touch and see how the world has treated you. Please send an e-mail.

By Ali Shapiro ( - on Saturday, August 26, 2006 - 5:32 pm: Edit Post


My name is Ali Shapiro, and I'm in Samoa on an independent study fellowship grant, studying the role of women in tattooing. I'll be in Samoa for another 5 weeks, and out of these 5 about 2 1/2 will be spent in Apia, including the week of the upcoming Teuila festival...

So: I'm looking for a way to stay in Apia for less than the average 40-50 tala a night - a place where I could rent a room (or even just a couch) and leave a bag when I travel around the island. I'm wondering if any volunteers out there have some space to spare, and could use a little extra cash...other than that, I can offer that I make a great omelette!

My email address is Let me know if anyone has any ideas!


By Tolotea.Eneliko. ( - on Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 1:59 pm: Edit Post

Looking for my former English&Art teacher Steve Williamson.He used to teach at the Teachers' College '96-97.The coolest teacher in the world..

By Estelle H Chapman ( - on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 10:17 am: Edit Post

I was in Group 49 in Western Samoa. Love to hear from anyone of that era. I taught at St. Mary's College. Estelle Chapman (email

By Steve Nagler on Sunday, August 04, 2002 - 10:25 pm: Edit Post

Steve Nagler
served in Samoa 69-71
CD/Samoa 95-00
Director PI (in Samoa) 00-02
email at:

By ka fossen ( - on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 4:56 pm: Edit Post

Teaching in portland, or
Snowboarding like mad
missing the vailima
pcsamoa 95-98

By MartyMiller ( - on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 5:06 pm: Edit Post

Talofa- Who is CharlesInSamoa, and how do I contact him? He lived in Malie very recently, with the same aiga where I lived over 30 years ago. Faafetai tele lava. -Matini (Samoa5)

By matauleota ( - on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 9:25 pm: Edit Post

My name is Mata'u Sio Leota from Gautavai, Savaii but now living in New Zealnd. I am presently visiting and staying in New York until Thursday July 7th. I wish to contact James (Simi)Giombi who was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa probably in the 80s. I am returning to New Zealand on Sunday July 10th, but maybe contacted through Cell phone 1-917-256-9268.

By jerry klemens ( - on Friday, October 26, 2007 - 12:03 pm: Edit Post

severd in Apia for fisheries in 1974 and 1975. Would like to get ahold of ALLEN STOOPES

By Tony Guihot ( - on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 7:00 am: Edit Post

I am an Australian (Tony Guihot) who was looking through some old photos of Western Samoa and am looking for two RPCVs who served in Western Samoa in 1987-1990 period. The first I shared a house with, Jay Jerde - from Casper Wyoming, taught accounting in Apia. I'm not sure what Jay got up to after returning home. The second, James (Jim) Luther, taught at a school on Savaii. He went to school at Auburn and when he returned home, Jim went to grad school in Missoula Montana but I lost track of him after that. I can be contacted on email address

By Bob Bower ( - on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 8:56 pm: Edit Post

Anybody know where Becky Biron (married Ted Cooney) is these days?

Group 43

One of the 'real' teachers working in Apia from 87-89.

Talofa Lava & Kind regards - Papu from Tuasivi, Savaii
aka Bob Bower & Tina Auld-Bower, Jurien Bay Australia

By Patricia Powers (ppowers77) ( on Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 12:45 am: Edit Post

Mike and Charles have checked in here - but where is Dr Dave? and Ranger Rick? John Gross? Janie? Stanley?
I'm ready for a reunion - if you see this, send an email.

By Kim Walsh ( on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 4:07 pm: Edit Post

Hi to Groups 41,42 and 43. My husband and I are looking to relocate to the West Coast - either California, Hawaii or Oregon. We need science teaching jobs. Any info/advice would be helpful.
Also, I am looking for Bob Bower's email address.

Thanks and Soifua

Kim Walsh

By Al Stoops ( on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 5:00 am: Edit Post

I see the message from Jerry Klemens trying to contact me. Hope that email address is still good! Trying to find info about how the tsunami affected the area I was living, the village of Fusi a few miles east of Apia. Apparently south coast was hit worse. I see Fagaloa Bay mentioned in some news accounts as being affected, but haven't found any details.

By Lata Silipa ( on Sunday, November 08, 2009 - 11:06 pm: Edit Post

I am LATA SILIPA, looking for CHARLIE and KAY WHITE, volunteers 1967-68, in Western Samoa. Would love to hear from you. Contact my friend, if you have any information.thanks

By malo slade ( on Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 11:27 pm: Edit Post

I am Malo Slade, looking for Andrew Mitchell,
volunteer around 1968-1971 in to hear from if you have any information.Thanks.

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