April 13, 2005: Headlines: COS - Panama: Congress: Peace Corps: Peace Corps Volunteers in Panama meet with Representative Howard Coble of North Carolina

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Peace Corps Volunteers in Panama meet with Representative Howard Coble of North Carolina

Peace Corps Volunteers in Panama meet with Representative Howard Coble of North Carolina

Peace Corps Volunteers in Panama meet with Representative Howard Coble of North Carolina

Volunteers Show Members of Congress What Life is Like in the Peace Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 13, 2005 Recently, Peace Corps volunteers from a number of states had the opportunity to not only tell, but show members of Congress what life is like while serving in the Peace Corps.

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Chairman of the House International Relations Committee Henry Hyde of Illinois recently led a congressional delegation to Panama that included Representatives Howard Coble of North Carolina, Eni F.H. Faleomavaega of American Samoa, Betty McCollum of Minnesota, and Loretta Sanchez of California. On their visit, some of the delegation had the opportunity to visit the site of a Peace Corps volunteer who is working side-by-side with the community of Ipetí Emberá to promote tourism. The representatives learned about the culture of the people, ate a traditional lunch, and even helped support the artesian shop that volunteers worked to develop in the community.

Peace Corps volunteers involved in the Panama visit included Norma Hernandez of Anaheim, Calif., Jon and Emily Pfeifer of Aspen, Colo., Lian Carl of Redmond, Wash., and Peter and Allison Musser of Mankato, Minn.

Congressional delegations provide American volunteers the opportunity to share their work and the culture they have embraced through their Peace Corps service.





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