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By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, July 13, 2001 - 5:55 pm: Edit Post

California - Northern California Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

By David peckham on Saturday, November 09, 2002 - 9:54 pm: Edit Post

coming up in a few weeks,
Village Bicycle Project Slide Show,
in Oakland
Sunday, November 24, 7:30 to 9 PM
Oakland Unitarian Church
685 14th Street, downtown Oakland
Free admission

Bringing bicycles, tools, & repair education to Africa
The project's founder was a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon, from 1983 to 85.
The project, started in 1999, works with small businesses and small rural groups, centered in
Ghana and reaching neighboring countries.
We've held 25 workshops, where more than 300 people have gotten subsidized bicycles in exchange for spending a day learning bike repair.
Our tools program is easing a critical shortage of rear wheels in Accra, Ghana, as mechanics
are now able to rebuild them.
We have sent 2000 used bikes from the US, 800 this year from Seattle. Could the Bay Area send 400 a year?
Come learn more about Village Bicycle Project on November 24.
Hope you can make it,
Dave Peckham

By katepainter on Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 6:55 pm: Edit Post

have a daughter who just finished her PC tour in Paraguay and is traveling. She left Buenos Aires one week ago to travel 24 hours south in Argentina to meet two other Peace Corps comrades.
I have not heard from her since Dec 28, and had asked her to email me every few days. Should I be at a point of concern? Some of you PC alums must have traveled when you were done. Can you give me any reasurance?
Thank you K Painter
email address

By Linda Mills on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 10:55 am: Edit Post

Part-Time Employment Opportunity
Community Representative

Dear Peace Corps Friends,

AYUSA International is a non-profit high school foreign exchange student organization. We welcome teenagers from over 60 countries worldwide and provide host family placement and ongoing supervision for 5 and 10 month academic programs. We are a community of citizens who believe it is our privilege and our greatest responsibility to help create a worldwide family who will embrace our children with an accepting, open heart wherever they choose to live.

As Peace Corps alumni, we know you share this vision and we invite you to apply for the position of Community Representative. The ideal candidate should enjoy teenagers, have a strong desire to communicate cross-culturally and feel comfortable networking in the community. Basic responsibilities include recruiting and interviewing host families, providing ongoing support to families and students and maintaining professional relationships with local high schools.

This position pays a stipend per student as well as travel incentives, leadership enhancement opportunities, and most of all, a chance to promote a more peaceful world for our youth to inherit.

Full training and ongoing support is provided through a branch office located in nearly every state. Please apply to or phone 1-888-552-9872.

By Melissa Hallbourg ( - on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - 3:04 am: Edit Post

Hello, my name is Melissa Hallbourg. I am 23 years old and I just recieved my nomination to serve for the Peace Corps in Africa in Health/HIV and AIDS. I am extremely excited and was wondering if there was anyone in the northern California area that may have had a similar project because I would love to hear about their experiences abroad. If anyone would like to share their stories, feel free to email me at Thanks!

By jared hess ( - on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 2:36 pm: Edit Post

I recently received my invitation to Lesotho. I'll be working on economic development and HIV/AIDS education. I depart June 11th and would like to meet some RPCVs, hopefully from Lesotho or South Africa. I live in Davis, CA and have contacted a few local RPCV groups but have yet to receive responses. If you or anyone you know could offer some useful advice please drop me an email at

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