Served in: Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and then nationwide. From July 61- May 75
While I was the 4-S Clubs State Leader in Minas Gerais, I had the pleasure of hosting and assisting the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers that came to work with the Rural Extension Program,(Ex-ACAR, now Emater-MG) in Minas Gerais, assisting our work with the 4-S clubs. I remember having hosted Corine Ann Hay in my own apartment, when the first PCV group arrived in Belo Horizonte. In 1962 I shared an office with Myra and Bob Anderson, State PCV leaders, and later with Curt Deville. We worked very closely with Jerry Chavez and Francis Presley, for several years. In 1963, after three months of visiting the USDA Extension Program in the US, I was invited by the National 4-S Club Foundation (contact: Warren Schmidt) to assist with the training of PCV Brazil 6,and I had the pleasure to give classes for this group in Milwaukee, in Aug/Sept 63. I have been in touch with my good friends Jane and Jerry Chavez, and Bob and Myra Anderson. I am looking forward to participate in the forthcoming BRAZIL 1reunion in August 2004 (Paraiba), hoping to meet many of my old friends.
I spent a total of 5 years in Brazil--Peace Corps and USAID. 7 years in Venezuela with FAO. Then 1977 moved to LA as Director of Ag Operations for McIlhenny Company (TABASCO). Retired in 1999. Currently involved with Partners of the Americas.
PRESENT LOCATION: Loreauville, LA
Country Director - 1961-64
In l961, I was sent to Brazil to establish the Peace Corps there. We began with design of a 4-H Club Project, which was most successful. Then we established a community development project for the entire Sao Francisco Valley project reaching most states in central and Northeast Brazil...The tour in Brazil was entirely satisfactory thanks mainly to the great interest and contribution of the volunteers, many of whom remain friends forty five years later.
Served in: Rio Grande do Norte and north Sept 67 - July 69
We recently revisited Ceara and drove out to Tiangua, a trip that terrified us in 1968 -- a shortcut up the side of a mountain that was as wisely chosen as that of the Donner Party -- and wisely avoided all shortcuts. Sobral now has air conditioners but no air conditioning. The hotel in Tiangua is full of Chico da Silva paintings. It was a great trip.
"Não tenho contato com ninguem do Peace Corps. Morei 09 anos nos EEUU, voltei para o Brazil em l971 e aqui fiquei. Tenho dois filho. Uma menina que está tentando entrar para a Guiliard School em Nova York e um filho que ja é jornalista lá e escreve sobre música popular, além de notícias sobre o Brasil, para vários jornais menores em todo o país. Seu nome é Ernest Barteldes. Moro em Fortaleza, Ce, cidade litorânnnnnea onde nasci. Um beijos, Irineide
After the Peace Corps I worked at the at the Justice Department - LEAA, Washington, D.C., doing civil rights compliance reviews of police departments, then became the Southern Brazil representative for the Inter American Foundation and subsequently returned to Brazil as the director of Youth For Understanding program. I was treated in the USA for my alcoholism (remember the geladeira cheia de Brahma in my office in Recife) in 1978, returned to Brazil where I founded and direct a chain of seven chemical dependency treatment centers spread from Ceará to Rio Grande do Sul. They provide services for corporations. Some of you will remember my Brazilian wife, Liliana, who sadly died in February, 2003. I've always been appreciative for all the volunteers taught me. I've also followed a number of projects which leads me to believe after 25 years that it was worth it.
I began working for the Peace Corps I believe it was in October 1967. I was trained and the Program was carried out in Brattleboro Vermont - Xisto-Program, then we went to the University of Emory Atlanta, Georgia and finally the Volunteers and Instructors went to Puerto Rico and from there to Brazil. The Brazilian names that I remember are: Marcia from Goias, the Director of the Program whose name I believe was Dick. The other name is Siomara Deslandes.
Another Program - The Bisbee Arizona program was carried out by the Westinghouse Learning Corporation - The Portuguese Supervisor was William McDavid and he was married to a Brazilian named Dinorah. ( this was in 1969 or 1970 ).
PRESENT LOCATION: I have been living in Seattle WA for more than two years
Staff: ex-wife of Hugh Smith, Director of Paraíba.
Portuguese Instructor Served in: California, Wisconsin, Vermont and Georgia, Sacramento, Milwaukee, Brattleboro, Waco, June 66 - 69
PRESENT LOCATION: Salvador, Bahia
College Teacher & Translator
PC Program Planner Rio and Recife
Portuguese Instructor Served in: 1968 - 1976
Worked in many training programs as Portuguese language instructor, from 1968 to 1976. Started in Brattleboro, Vermont, trained in Washington D.C., moved to Blue Knob Pennsylvania. The US Virgin Islands; Trained in Atlanta, GA (Camp Waco). Recruited from 1970-1971, traveling the Midwest and West coast areas as a Host Country National Recruiter. In 1974 I was in Belo Horizonte and in the Summer 1975 I was in Lavras, Minas Gerais. in 1976 I was a Program and Training Officer and went to Brasilia and from there to Mato Grosso. Summer of 1976 I was in Recife and from there to Campina Grande, Paraiba.
PRESENT LOCATION: Raleigh, NC
Language instructor, language coordinator Served_in: Bisbee, St. Thomas, St.Croix, Little Thatch, Campinas, Belo Horizonte, Cuiabá, Fortaleza, Goiania, Recife 1969-72
It would be great to hear from all with whom I worked during those years. It was a wonderful, fun time of our lives and I often think about those I met during Peace Corps training. Please get in touch.
I am very happy to have found this site. I would love to be in touch with the group that was in Ceará 72/73. I have met Chris Olivere recently, she was a member of the group. Some members of the group I remember: Kersty Haven, Philip Pearlstein, Danna, Sue, Andrea, Becky Moore,Ken, Larry, Tim, Luis
I was reading a book on Domingos Martins, ES, when ran into the name of Gene Whitmer, which I quote below:
Joel (Guilherme Velten) foi um dos fundadores da Biblioteca Municipal, junto com o ex-Voluntario da Paz, Maurice Eugene Whitmer, tambem conhecido como Gene. O Corpo da Paz era uma organizacao americana criada no governo do Presidente John Kennedy, o que facilitou os estudos do mesmo (Joel) nos EUA.
I must confess that I had saudades for everybody.
PRESENT LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro
Portuguese Instructor Served in: April-July 1966 Brattleboro, VT
I keep with me unforgettable images of the School For International Training where I taught Portuguese in two Peace Corps Projects for Brazil. I would deeply appreciate if some of those volunteers who learned Portuguese with me could contact me. I would like to see all of them again, mainly Peggy Linda, John Vanderlick, Don de Luka, Bill Holloway, etc. I have a School of Languages in the Historical Town of Cachoeira - The POLYCENTER. I have written a method for teaching English as a second language, inspired in the methodology used by the School For International Training to teach Portuguese conversation in its Peace Corps Projects for Brazil. May God bless all of you!
Served in: Lavras, MG, Radio Producer, Journalist, Translator/Interpreter 1977
Thank you for adding my name to your PC Staff list. I was a Portuguese language & Brazilian Culture instructor during the 1977 USPC Spring training in Lavras-Minas Gerais. I now live in Sacramento-CA and am interesting in getting in contact with the volunteers who were trained and served at that time in Brazil.
PRESENT LOCATION: *Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil *updated: 8 Sept 10
Portuguese Instructor Served in: St. Thomas; AZ: PE;CE; MG April 69 - May 74
I am the sister of Mirtes do Vale who taught Portuguese and coordinated language training in Brazil for many years. I taught for PC from 1969-1974. I married a PE volunteer in 1973 and came to the US in 74.
My claim to fame is I must be the only Brit to have served on the staff in the Peace Corp in Brazil and in Belo Horizonte. Remember Luiz Lima and his Portuguese lesson on taking a bath! Also, Eustaquio Penido de Andrade, the Project Director. Any others of that era please contact. I go to Brasil quite a lot and still have a house there.
PRESENT LOCATION: Market Harborough, Leicestershire UK
Staff Washington D.C Tours as staff, mostly in DC. Dates: 73-78 and 88-93. Jobs: country desk officer, placement officer and Director, Costa Rica (acting.)
PRESENT LOCATION: Frankford, Delaware
Served in: I was a Language Instructor and Language Coordinator in several PC programs: Blue Knob, PAl; Waco, GA; St. Croix, Virgin Islands; Belo Horizonte, MG; Campinas, SP; Natal, RN; Recife, PE; and others (too many to list). I worked with Bill McDavid, Geraldo Nunes, and several staff members during the period from 1969 to 1975 - all memorable experiences and great friendships. After Peace Corps, I came to Chicago where I still reside. Would love to hear from my training groups.
Peace Corps Physician 1966-68 Salvador, Recife and Paraíba
I served as a Peace Corps physician (US Public Health Service Comm. Officer) assigned to Brazil from 1966-1968 as staff, principally operating out of Salvador, but I served briefly in Recife, Pernambuco and in Paraiba 1966-1968