Archive - January 23, 2014

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Talking With Kay Dixon (Colombia 1962-64) Author Of Wanderlust Satisfied
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The Peace Corps Wants You!

Talking With Kay Dixon (Colombia 1962-64) Author Of Wanderlust Satisfied

Kay, where did you serve in the Peace Corps? I was in Peace Corps in Medellin, Colombia from 1962-64 as part of an urban community development project. Did you join right after college? Yes, I grew up in Vandergrift, that’s a small town in western Pennsylvania and went to Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. And you joined because of Kennedy? Not only was Kennedy’s call to service resonating with me, I was intrigued with the idea of living and working in a foreign country. It was an opportunity to explore the world as well as perhaps make a contribution in a developing country. Tell us a story or two from your Peace Corps tour. Ones that sum up your experience. I have two stories. One is about our Country Director, Chris Sheldon. He was admired and appreciated by all PCVs in Colombia. His pre-Peace Corps experience has been detailed in the movie . . .

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The Peace Corps Wants You!

Did you get this postcard from the agency? The one that reads: DID YOU KNOW THE PEACE CORPS ONLY HAS EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR 1 IN 4 RPCVS? (Knowing the Peace Corps, I’m surprised it is that many addresses.) So, what the Peace Corps wants is for all of us to contact the agency and give them our email address. I think it’s a good idea. The Peace Corps also (if you say yes) will share your email with the NPCA, which I also think is a good idea. My guess is that the NPCA has only 1 in 10 addresses. So, if you haven’t (yet) received the post card, go on-line to: peacecorps.gov/rpcv/info And if you do it right away, the Peace Corps will put your name into a drawing for special prizes! Wow! What would that be? Your photograph with Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet? Or Two (More) Free Weeks . . .

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