Iran-America Peace Corps Association

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By Geraldine Gillio on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 11:38 pm: Edit Post

Although there is no formal association, I have been in touch via email with many of you. If you have NEVER been contacted and wish to be, please send me your name, PC site and years, and email address. A small group is organizing a reunion dinner of Iran volunteers during the next NPCA conference in DC in June. The more, the merrier. (
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Mary Hegland who was in Mahabad in 1966-68 please let me know.

By reza kazemian on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 7:29 pm: Edit Post

Hi there, I'm looking for an American Peace Corps member called Peter C. Melonas. He was in Iran by the mid-60s. He was a very nice person and my first english teacher. Do you know anything about him. I do appreciate so much to get any information about him. Thanks

By Peter C. Melonas on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 11:00 am: Edit Post


I am Peter C. Melonas who lived and worked in Shahi Iran from 1964 to 1966. I think I remember who you are. One question will answer all. So please contact me at


By Tom Hughes ( - on Friday, December 26, 2003 - 3:10 pm: Edit Post

Looking for members of Iran 19 or 18 or 20 in country in the late '60's. Today's news of earthquake damage to Bam, brought back a flood of memories of that city and friends from long ago.

Tom Hughes Iran 19

By Iraj ( - on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 6:05 pm: Edit Post

Iraj is looking for Raymond, a Peace Corps volunteer in Jahrom, Iran in 1960s. If Raymond sees this message please respond directly to If you know contact information for Raymond, please forward this message to him.


By Abbas Manesh ( - on Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 6:48 pm: Edit Post

I am looking for "Norman" and Miss"Vankop" who served in an orphanage in Babol, Iran about 1970.
If you have information please email: abbas_manesh AT yahoo DOT com.

By Tom Hughes ( - on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 6:36 pm: Edit Post

Looking for Iran 18,19 and 20 RPCV's...or anyone who attended our wedding. Meredith Sayles (Iran 20) and I (Iran 19) were married in Tehran, August 29, 1969. We're still together.

We miss Dr. Dorry, who passed away earlier this year. She visited us in New Mexico a few years back. We had a great two weeks together.

Visit us online at:

By Diane Stanley ( - on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 8:48 am: Edit Post

Hessam Sobhani (a Bahai) is looking for Barkley Moore, whom he believes taught in Gonbad-Qabus in 1968. Please respond to him at

Thank you.

By Gloria Montalto ( - on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 11:48 am: Edit Post

Nick and Gloria MOntalto Iran 1969-71 Returned for visit in 1999.
Would like to say hello to anyone we knew there.

By Jerry Christoff ( on Friday, January 28, 2011 - 11:37 pm: Edit Post

Cleo F. Shook, who was one of 6 who started the Peace Corps, died at the age of 92. His memorial service will be tomorrow. I had the priviledge of meeting Cleo through our church, Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. He was a giant among men, a great statesman. He told us stories of God's leading that are hard to believe. He will be sorely missed.

By Kerry Segel ( on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 12:29 pm: Edit Post

Looking for Iran TEFL 1969 volunteers: Planning newsletter and possible reunion. The Peace Corps Iran reunion at Portland OR was outstanding! From TEFL Brattleboro group Matt Beha, Pat Cathcart, Sally Chaffee and Kerry Segel were in attendance. Please contact Kerry at or Pat at

By Negar Khanlou ( on Monday, May 19, 2014 - 2:08 am: Edit Post

Hi my name is Negar Khanlou and I am looking for Dr Donald Blissing who served in Tabriz Iran somewhere around 1969-1971 - Don and my father were colleagues and I still have photographs of him and myself as a 5 year old. My father now in his 80s would like to reconnect with him. We live in Los Angeles area now.

By Mohammad Bayat ( on Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 2:58 am: Edit Post

My name is Mohammad Bayat. I am 71 yrs old now . During 1966 to 1969 my hometown Tuyserkan, ( Hamedan province , IRAN ) was hosting a few PCVs namely Mr. Donald C. Burkhart ( whom I have been in contact via e mail and there is no response any more and being my English teacher in those days) , Mrs. Barbara Johnson , Steve ... , Richard Sullivan ( whom I think has passed away ).
By any chance can I hear from them or have their e mail contact at :

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