Archive - June 29, 2012

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Nominate the Best Peace Corps Book(s) Published in 2011
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David Mather (Chile 1968-70) Novel "One for the Road"
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NPCA Into The Travel Business
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Vote for RPCV Jasperdean Kobes (Ethiopia 1962-64)

Nominate the Best Peace Corps Book(s) Published in 2011

Peace Corps Writers Awards for Books Published in 2011 It is time to nominate your favorite Peace Corps book published in 2011. Make your nomination(s) in the comment section following this announcement so people can see what books have been recognized. You may nominate your own book; books written by friends; books written by total strangers. The books can be about the Peace Corps or on any topic. The books must have been published in 2011. The awards will be announced in August. Thank you for nominating your favorite book written by a PCV, RPCV or Peace Corps Staff. A framed certificate and money are given to the winners. Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award First given in 1990, the Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award was named to honor Paul Cowan, a Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Ecuador. Cowan wrote The Making of An Un-American about his experiences as a Volunteer in Latin America in . . .

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David Mather (Chile 1968-70) Novel "One for the Road"

This article about David Mather (Chile 1968–70) was published in Vermont’s Valley News on Saturday, June 23, 2012. • Peace Corps Service Inspires Novel by Dan Mackie David Mather has always tried to leave space on his to-do list for adventure. The Lyme resident can spin tales of motorcycle trips in Central America, an Indiana Jones-style flight deep into the Brazilian interior through a storm (details included “rivers of vomit”), a summer aboard a Norwegian tramp freighter crossing the Pacific, and hitchhiking in North Africa. His life in Lyme has been something of an adventure, too. When he arrived there in the early ’70s, he built a cabin in the woods one mile up an abandoned town road. “First I built the cabin, and then I had to figure out how to make a living,” he said. He wasn’t entirely ready for what was ahead. “I was a flatlander, as . . .

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NPCA Into The Travel Business

The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) has selected San Diego-based Discover Corps (a division of Terra Education) to operate a new program, “Next Step Travel.” These two-week trips allow individuals to travel and volunteer abroad in the Dominican Republic from October 27 – November 9, 2012, February 16 – March 1, 2013 or May 11 – May 24, 2013 or in Guatemala from October 6 – 19, 2012, March 9 – March 22, 2013 or April 20 – May 3, 2013. Individuals will work alongside Returned Peace Corps Volunteers living in those countries while learning first-hand about sustainable development projects being implemented by volunteers in the field. Participants will also get the opportunity to volunteer themselves. Terra Education is best known for its division called “Global Leadership Adventures” that offers service-learning programs for high school students. Upon hearing of the launch of “Next Step Travel,” several parents reached out to . . .

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