Peace Corps Brazil Reunions
University of Florida -
4 Aug 12
Brazil Seven Peace Corps Reunion is only two
month away. Oct. 5th, 6th, and 7th will be here before we know it. Bob and I
looking forward to hosting you in Stillwater.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the
Microtel Inn and Suites. 423 East Hall of Fame under the name: Brazil Peace
Corps, Tel:405-372-7100. It is a new motel and the quoted rate is $75 plus
tax per night. A continental breakfast is included and they will hold the
rooms until Sept. 15th. You must make your own reservation. The Microtel is
about five miles from our home. The Fairfield Inn (Marriott) is across the
street and the Stillwater Plaza Hotel and Cimarron are up the street. There
are also many other hotels in Stillwater so feel free to stay where you
If anyone wants to opt for reliving the Rio Hotel Annex experience we do
have a sofa bed on the porch and one in the living room,but they are in very
high traffic areas so late to bed and very early to rise would be a
Stillwater has an airport but there are no commercial flights. If you are
flying you will need to fly into Tulsa or Oklahoma City. Both airports are
about 70 miles away. The only transportation to Stillwater is by car.
Therefore,if you are flying communicate with everyone so you can double up
on transportation if desired.
Looking forward to hearing from you. More details for the weekend will
Abracos, Grace and Bob
May 17-20 in Boston Area.
(open to one and all):
We have been meeting every two years... spouses are
encouraged to come. Our group served all over Brazil (Mato Grosso,
NorthEast, Rio, Brasilia..) so please join us.
For information contact:
University of Florida -
2012 is almost here and it's time for another reunion!
Bob and I would like to invite you to explore Stillwater, Oklahoma some time
in September or October of 2012. Wish we could extend a more definite
invitation at this time, but the OSU football schedule for 2012 has not been
announced and you do no want to be in Stillwater on a home game day if that
is not your activity. As soon as the schedule is announced we will select a
date with no home game and send you a definite invitation.
We hope you will look forward to exploring the OSU campus, Eskimo Joe's, OSU
Range, Pawnee Bill's Museum, Sherrar Museum, Wettemann Range, and many other
So please keep September and October 2012 dates flexible so you will be able
to schedule a trip to Stillwater as soon as you receive our invitation.
gracewettemann (at) hotmail.com
Peace Corps Staff Reunion:
(post 31 May 11)
Peace Corps staff are invited to enjoy a very special evening at the historic National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. with Peace Corps luminaries, RPCV Members of Congress, Ambassadors and other special guests.
This special event is for everyone who ever worked as Peace Corps staff. Meet friends and colleagues from years gone by and from today. Similar to the highly successful Staff Reunion of 2002, this event is being organized by an independent committee. It proves to be memorable!
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Reunion of Mato Grosso 4-S Volunteers 44-B and group that trained in CO with Art and Martha Muirhead.
Sept 24, 2011 at the Muirheads in Clifton VA. Call 518 758-6433 for info.
BR 7 - Agriculture
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
Hosted by Gene and Junelle Jefferies
203 Pine Drive P.O. Box 58
Twin Pines Subdivision
Loreauville, LA 70552
Tel: 337 229-8350
October 15-18, 2010
Here is some initial information regarding our location and highway access:
Loreauville is about 8 miles northeast of New Iberia on Highway 86
23 miles southeast of the Lafayette Regional Airport via St. Martinville
70 miles southwest of Baton Rouge on I-10 via Lafayette
An easy two hour drive northwest of New Orleans on Hwy. 90 (future corridor for Interstate I-49).
From Houston International Airport, about a 4 hour drive east on Interstate 10.
In the near future we’ll be sending information on hotel and B&B accommodations. New Iberia has a number of fairly new hotels and several B&Bs. Of course, Lafayette also has many hotels.
Tentative schedule of activities:
Entertainment by local Cajun musicians at our place.
This should get ya’ll started.
Pernambuco Ag Co-op Vols Reunion, Sept. 25-27, 2009 in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Pernambuco ag cooperative RPCVs will celebrate 40 year anniversary at a reunion in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia on the weekend of Sept. 25-27, 2009. We will stay at the Cacapon State Park in cabins or the lodge. Any Brazil RPCV is welcome to attend. We have invited a Pernambuco repentista and poet to attend to commemorate our 40 years of friendship with Pernambucanos.
For more information, contact: John Reeder (Email JReeder123 (at) msn.com)
1812 N. Huntington Street, Arlington, VA 22205
Training Group: Brattleboro, VT - July-August 1968
Set for Saturday, September 20, 2008 at:
John and Mary Kavaliunas
4608 Chevy Chase Blvd.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
email: kaval001 (at) hotmail.com
POST: 28 Feb 2008
This gathering of Brasil VII will be first weekend of Oct.,3 to 5, 2008, at:
Dennis and Karen Droge
826 Hillcrest Dr.,
Seneca, KS 66538
May also contact me at:
Other Brasil PCV's from other groups also welcome provided they can eat feijoada and deal with the cachaça chasers.
20 February 2008
POSTED: Dec 06
A few of us in NYC are trying to organize a reunion of BIBOCA trainees. If interested, please send email me an email from the Training Group page
Ernesto Power - ES 67-79
Brattleboro, VT July 67
University of New Mexico Training Group - Mar 63 - BR3
Reunion in Recife Pernambuco - June 06
Pernambuco ag co-op volunteers - September 2004
POSTED: Aug 04
POST: FEB 04
We are having our 40th reunion on April 9,10, &11 of this year. It is for the group that trained in Florida in 64, Brazil 7.
This will be the 6th reunion of our group, but we have lost contact with some of our group.
The reunion will be in Marble Falls, Texas
If anyone is interested please email for details. email@example.com. or call 830-693-5910
Brazil 1 & 6 groups and Paraíba PCVS
POSTED: Jan 04
"Concerning the RPCV reunion in João Pessoa, August 4-7, 2004 we would also like to invite any Paraíba RPCV as well. As a matter of fact, I am sending individual e-mail's to the Paraíba RPCV's on your Web pages. If you want to mention this in your home page, as well as post the letter about the joint RPCV/Lions Club Eye Hospital service project I sent earlier, that would be appreciated.
POSTED: 28 Sept 03
Gerlane (my Paraibana wife) and I will be hosting a reunion of the Brazil 1 & 6 groups (4-S Club Program) on August 4-7, 2004, in Joao Pessoa-Paraíba. Information will be mailed directly to all persons for whom we have current addresses. Every RPCV who worked with the 4-S program is welcome to attend. Persons wishing to update their contact information are encouraged to contact me at:
Nelson Jacob (Brazil 1)
8707 Benttree Drive
College Station, TX 77845
POSTED: 24 April 03
40th reunion for Brazil 8 -
POSTED: 10 Apr 03
Alan Kline, Milwaukee, PA 67-69
PC Group reunion is in early planning stages. Please contact me or others from our group to lend your ideas and support.
POSTED: 23 Aug 02
Blair Cooper's site of Ag Coop PCVs in Para. Photos of previous reunions.
40TH + 1 peace CORPS ANNIVERSARY
Posted: 6 July 2002
BY: Doug Wade DF 64-66
The reunion last week was lots of fun and very inspiring. The President of Peru became friends with two PCVs who helped him get to the US where he got a BA, MA, and PhD. He had tears in his eyes as he was finishing his speech and there were lots of others tears in the audience. The friends of Ethiopia and Eritrea have been very active his negotiating a peace between the two countries. Ken Dunn got an award a few years ago for his work in establishing a curb side recycling program in Chicago.
It was great getting in touch with people again and hearing what everyone was doing.
We made two contacts at the reunion that you might want to follow up with.
Gene Whitmer, who trained with several of us in Tempe, Arizona has started a web page, at http://www.expcvsbrazil.com. It has lots of interesting items including a picture of Gail on horseback in Mato Grosso. Another attempt is being made to restart the friends of Brazil group. The contact is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any ideas of what projects the group should do send him an email.
There is some more about the group on Gene's web page. If is OK with you I will send your email addresses to these two contacts in a few weeks.
I have added Pat Day's email address. She has been providing a great deal of help to Gene with his work on the web page.
We did not do a very good job of taking pictures, but here are a few from the march across the Memorial Bridge to Arlington Cemetery.
Let us know if you get to DC and have any time for a visit and think about the 45th in four years.
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POSTED: 8 Dec 01
Karen Gabriela Taylor PB & PE 65-67
I am retired from a community college teaching career in health sciences and also from a B&B here in my home on Kauai. I am now a full time ceramic sculptor and enjoy frequent trips to Asia. I visited the Amazon in '96 and am planning another trip to Brasil with other ex PCVs next year. Would love to have a reunion for my group on Kauai.