Western Samoa - Peace Corps Group 42 (1986-88/89)

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By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, July 05, 2001 - 5:09 pm: Edit Post

Western Samoa - Peace Corps Group 42 (1986-88/89)

Western Samoa - Peace Corps Group 42 (1986-88/89)

Western Samoa - Peace Corps Group 42 (1986-88/89)

Welcome to the Western Samoa Group 42 web site.
The place to be while in the Peace Corps G42/Samoa i Sisifo was, in all honesty, Bob's Bungalow by the Beach, affiliated with Tuasivi College, Savai'i. Our host there was the ever-popular "Papu" a.k.a Bob Bower, now living a similar life in the Cocos Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean, just NW of Australia.

Second best was Vaipouli College. A more detailed description will follow eventually.

Here is a rough and outdated List of Group 42 PCV's and their whereabouts. Some other links of interest, others mandated by the topic:

* Peace Corps Main Site
* National Peace Corps Association
* Talofa.Net (Apia ISP)

Our good friend and colleague Mike Daugherty (WS G43, Vaipouli) was, until Jan. 97, the (now ex-officio) president of the Maryland RPCV Chapter.
Prepared and Maintained by Jim Gary, gary@ductape.net

Group 42: Then and Now

This list has been compiled using the latest available information. Well, latest when this started (June1997). Our Dec. 1997 newsletter (thanks to Shelby!) has a few adjustments that I haven't made yet.
Soifua Lava
21 July 1997 EDITION

PCV AKA That was Then This is Now
John Beggs


Science Teacher, Samoa College

Yale, Neuroscience PhD
Everett Bishop


National Parks

EPA, D.C. area
Bob Bower


Accounting Teacher, Tuasivi College

Financial Manager/Fishing Bum, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Sought Corlin


Shop Teacher, Leififi Jr. Sec.

Retired ?, Newfield, NY
Kevin Daley


Refridgeration Instr., TTI

Lawyer, Cambridge MA
Mary Margeret (Daley) Vecchito


Accounting Teacher, Samoa College (Medivac/ET)

?, London
Rita Dunn


Business Ed, Paul VI College

Retired, Rensselar, NY
James Farley


Health Care Planner, big hospital

Hospital Administrator, Vancouver WA
Lori Farley


Librarian, Leififi Jr. Sec.

Mother of 2, Vancouver, WA
Bettie Finney


Business Ed, Secondary Teachers College

Jim Gary

Semi, Sem-bob

Science Teacher, Vaipouli College

Space Scientist, Frederick, MD
Mickie Griffith


Industrial Ed, Secondary Teachers College

rejoined PC, S. America?
Cindy (Kern) Campbell


Accounting Teacher, St. Mary's College

Accounting Consultant, La Veta, CO
Lucia Kisiel


Math Teacher, St. Joseph's College

Math Teacher, Phoenix, AZ
Steve Kisiel


Science Teacher, St. Joseph's Collegs

Health Care, Phoenix, AZ
Fedora Landucis


Accounting Teacher, Leulumoega Fou College

?, Colonia, NJ
Scott Harmsen


Math Teacher, Wesley College

Statistician(?), Mayo Clinic, MN
Emmor Nile


Forestry Service

State Forester, Salem, OR
Brian Lauritsen


Farm Manager, Laloanea Farm (USP)

Agronomist, CO
Adam Liss

(Captain) Atamu

Accounting Teacher, Vaipouli College

Administrative Dean, Hawaii
Darlene Polzin


National Council of Women

Don Polzin


Farm Manager, Moamoa Farm (USP)

John Rybski

JR ?

Country Director

?, Algoma, WI
Pat Roewer


Home Economics, Leififi Jr. Sec.

Mark Scheffel


Forestry, ET

John Schmidt


Voc. Ed, USP-Alafua

Soil Scientist, Kansas
Shelby (Seaton) Hamar

Sieli (not so much)

Physical Education, MYSC

Exercise Physiologist, Hancock, MI
Susan (Sundland) Miller


Accounting Teacher, Wesley College

?, Laramie, WY
Dian Vermillion


Red Cross

John Weygryn


Math Teacher, Paul VI College (Medivac/ET)

Urology Resident, University Heights,OH
Nobody's Fault but Mine - Jim Gary, rjgary@fred.net

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By Mark Murphy (mareko) on Thursday, August 02, 2001 - 3:33 pm: Edit Post

Where are SemBob, Captain Atamu and the rest?
There's a few children these days around Savaii that look an awful lot like them.
-Mareko, G.43

By LauRyn ( on Friday, July 21, 2006 - 4:35 am: Edit Post


By uo alaalatoa (d58-109-13-106.dsl.nsw.optusnet.com.au - on Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 4:11 am: Edit Post

My name is Uo Alaalatoa/Brown. I used to work at the Peace Corps office at Matautu-tai..with Caroline as The Director then-then Scott..then..I left. Still interested to hear from anyone in that era.
I live in Brisbane Australia...but would love to hear from anyone in my time. Can't remember correctly which group but was in the office from 1978 onwards..with Ms Carolyn.as Director then. Would love to hear from anybody in that era.. Alofa tele

By Cindy Campbell (207-119-142-218.dyn.centurytel.net - on Monday, June 02, 2008 - 9:56 pm: Edit Post

Talofa Group 42, Shelby and I are trying to reconnect with everyone from group 42. So, I am posting to the website as a test. Cindy

By Susan Miller ( on Friday, December 26, 2008 - 6:25 pm: Edit Post

Malo Group 42, o au Susana, working for HOPE worldwide in Pennsylvania, happily married for 15 years, one beautiful girl 7 yrs, God is good.

By nafanuamulipola ( on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 4:21 pm: Edit Post

I'm trying to get the Wesley College Admins. contact info. So, far I have no luck. I hope one of you might know. Since I see couple of names listed under the Wesley College. Pls. I really need those info. a.s.a.p.

Faafetai Lava,

By nafanuamulipola ( on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 4:16 pm: Edit Post

I'm trying to get the Wesley College Admins. contact info. So, far I have no luck. I hope one of you might know. Since I see couple of names is listed under the Wesley College. Pls. I really need those info. a.s.a.p.

Faafetai Lava,

By Jim Gary ( on Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 5:26 pm: Edit Post

John Schmidt and Jim Gary have restumbled across this site - Talofa Lava!

By Bob Bower ( on Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 3:52 am: Edit Post

Papu - Aka Bob B Bower has been trolling too and found this place again. Still looking for Becky Biron from Group 43.

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