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ReConnections - September 2006

A monthly newsletter of The West Cascade Peace Corps Association in Oregon's Southern Willamette Valley

September 2006


September 8-10 Friday thru Sunday

Eugene Celebration. March in the parade on Sept 9 and sit in West Cascade booth, Parade 9 AM, booth 11 AM -5 PM both Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, September 10, 5:30 PM

Regular monthly meeting at the home of Benj and Joann Epstein at 3950 Monroe St, Eugene, Call 341-6563 if questions.

September 15-17

Peace Corps Celebration
Washington DC. See: www.rpcv.org

September 22

Intermingle Booth at Oregon Campus. If you can help, call Brett Holt 346-6026

Sunday, September 24, 7 PM

West Cascade Board Meeting. If you are interested in helping with the group's business, please call 687-7095. All members welcome Meeting place TBA.

Saturday, September 30, 8:30 PM

Volunteer for clean-up at Food for Lane County annual $100 plate dinner and auction. Call Shannon Micheel. We need a large crew. You get to sample the fare too!

October 8, Sunday, 5:30

Regular monthly meeting. Elections of West Cascade Peace Corps Association.
Calling all candidates!

August 2-5, 2007

West Regional RPCV Campout, Mt. St. Helens, Washington. Plan ahead. More interesting than you could imagine. RPCVs just wanna have fun.

Kenats't! Inch ka chika?*

Sunday, September 10, 5:30. Potluck at the home of Benj and Laura Epstein. (Fiji, 1978-81). 3950 Monroe Street, Eugene.. Wind down and relax after the frenzy of the Eugene Celebration.

DIRECTIONS (going south) Willamette and Donald come together at 32nd Ave. Stay to right on Willamette and follow it up to 39th Ave and make a right turn. Follow it to Monroe Street, right turn, go all the way up the hill. The last house on the left hand side, big windows. If you get lost, call 341- 6563. Bring a dish and drink to share .Please bring chairs.

To orient yourself, go to Page 19 in the DEX phone bookand look at the map of the area.

Our speaker will be Brett Holt who will be the next University of Oregon campus Peace Corps Recruiter. He and his wife Laura were volunteers in Armenia from 2003-2005. They have a slide show and artifacts of Armenia to share.

*("Cheers! How's it going?" in Armenian)

Minutes from the Board Meeting August 22, 2006.

By Michael Kresko

Held at the home of Michael Kresko and Shannon Micheel on Tuesday, August 22. Pizza was delivered and provided by Wayne Thompson and Beryl Brinkman provided the liquid refreshments.

Members Present: Beryl Brinkman, James Cloutier, Michael Kresko, Shannon Micheel, Dorothy Soper, Felicia Kenney, Wayne and Rolly Thompson

Upcoming Events and Activities

August 26, Saturday - Garage Sale at Beryl Brinkman's home to support Father Mwipopo's charity in Tanzania. Donations accepted.

September 8 - 10 - Eugene Celebration. We are registered to march in the parade and set up a booth. Member support is to be gathered through the newsletter. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth on Saturday and Sunday.

September 10 - Potluck and regular meeting at Benj and Laura Epstein's home. Possible speakers include Brett and Laura (Albania); Rebecca and Mike Fox (Albania).

September 22 - Intermingle on Campus invited us to set up a booth. This may be a better opportunity for the U of O PC recruiter to pursue.

(Continued on next colum)

West Cascade Peace Corps Association Board

President: Beryl Brinkman, Afghanistan (1967-69)
Phone 687-7095, brinkman@bigplanet.com
Vice President: Wayne Thompson, Peru (1964-66)
Phone 343-6596, wayne@foxhollowfiber.com
Treasurer: Lori Matthew, Benin (1994-96)
Phone 485-3622, pobeoueme@yahoo.com
Co-Secretaries: Shannon Micheel, Dominican Rep. (95-97) & Michael Kresko (Russia/Seychelles (95-97)
mjkresko@hotmail.com, smicheel@gmail.com

Board Members at Large
Moriah Hart, Moldova, (1999-2001)
Maggie Keenan, Philippines, (1987-90)
Phone 687-8454, Maggie@elaw.org
James Cloutier, Kenya, (1965-66)
Phone 342-3797, cloutierjames@yahoo.com
John Michael McLean, Thailand,(72-75)
Phone 687-2505 mclea@earthlink.net
Campus Recruiter: Sarah Schrock, Kenya (2000-02)
Phone 346-6026, pcorps@uoregon.edu
Past President: Pennie Moblo, Tonga (1971-73)
Phone 343-6443, penniem@aol.com

Web Site: Felicia Kenney, Benin, (2003-4)

Newsletter: Beryl Brinkman, James Cloutiier, Marsha Partlow

(Continued from previous column)

September 30 - Food for Lane County ­ volunteer to clean up after silent auction and $100 plate dinner starting at 8:30. Contact Shannon to volunteer.

2007 ­ August - Regional campout is our responsibility. The board approved Mt. St. Helens as the campsite. Information will be posted on the website.


Michael will create and distribute a member survey. It will be reviewed by the board members first and then either distributed at the next meeting or posted online.

Elections of new officers will be held at the October meeting. Nominations are welcome.

Newsletter - Beryl will publish this week.

Web Page Update: Felicia has it up and running! www.westcascadepca.org
Please contact her with any comments or suggestions.

Archives - Volunteers are needed to help with managing our history: newsletters, awards, pictures, Peace Quilt, Hand-painted map. Please contact Beryl at 687-7095

Speakers at Future Meetings: Felicia will ask her friend returning from the West Bank.

Locations of future meetings. We seem to have a good bank of volunteers willing to host events.

Next board meeting is to be held September 24th.

Funds/ Projects:

The board approved $2-400 in funding for new banner. Wayne will look into this.

Treasurer's report - tabled.

Who said the Peace Corps isn't full of beautiful women!


Take a look at Frances Powell, an RPCV who served in Poland. Read her "About Me" and at the very end (you need to scroll) she talks about teaching in Poland, and how that experience got her ready to face a camera.

Item submitted by John Coyne, Ethiopia

ReConnections Scoops NY Times on story of 12-year-old in Rwanda

Hey West Cascade!

Today is Friday and I just got back from the Kiziba refugee camp in southwest Rwanda. The camp is 45 minutes on a dirt road from Kibuye, a small city on the east bank of Lake Kivu. While I was there I stayed in the camp director's house that was right on the lake. I spent two nights and three days there including the commute from my dad's house in Kigali. The journey started on Wednesday when I started the two-hour drive to Kibuye with an ARC driver. The road there was paved but since Rwanda is a mountainous country the road is zigzag the entire way! After about an hour of driving through small cities I felt really sick. The driver was really concerned so we stopped in one of those small cities and got me a bottle of water. I don't think the water helped as much as the break from the winding road. While we were in the city people saw me and stared because I was so different from them. I heard murmurs of "Muzungu" between people talking. Muzungu is the word used by most East Africans for a white person.

Once I got into Kibuye I went straight to the ARC office and slept. I had the opportunity to go to Kiziba that day and Thursday but I was too tired. The plan that my dad and I had thought about was that I would go there and not just be a tourist but help as well. I was going to help out the health and sanitation coordinator. The next morning I woke up and went to the office again, we planned on leaving for Kiziba at nine. But while we were going right out of the driveway we got a flat tire. They didn't have a spare in the car or at the office and the other vehicle ARC had also had a flat. So one of the employees walked down to the local gas station and mechanic. He got the tire and had the mechanic give him a ride back to the office. When he got back to the office we figured out that the tire he got didn't fit the vehicle that we planned to take to the camp. Fortunately it did fit the other vehicle. It was a two door pick-up. So the people that were going to the camp or needed a ride to town squeezed into the seats and in the truck bed. Most of the people in the car were taking the ride to town because it was Thursday, the Kibuye day for Gacaca.

Gacaca is the local way that the Rwandese decide the punishments for the people that committed the genocide. Everyone in the city is forced by law to go to the weekly Gacaca meetings. In a Gacaca meeting people stand up in front of the whole city and say that they personally saw someone who is there kill or abuse someone. The person who is accused can either say that it's true and ask for forgiveness or can deny it. If the person accused denies it then another witness of the behavior says that they saw it on the same occasion or a different one. If someone else says that they did then the person is guilty. If he denies it at first then the punishment is worse. So all of the staff that was Rwandese was at the meeting.

After we dropped off the Rwandese staff we continued on our way to Kiziba in the pick-up truck on a dirt road with a million pot-holes in it. The drive was a total of 45 minutes but it seemed like three hours. Once I got to the camp I was greeted by what seemed like 200 refugee children. Some of

the children were even born in the camp. Kiziba camp was opened seven years ago for Congolese refugees.

The refugees are mostly Congolese Tutsis taking refuge from some remaining Hutu extremists that fled into Congo after the Hutus were being sentenced for genocide. Those Hutus were still burning houses and villages of remaining Tutsis, even if they weren't Rwandese. After being greeted by the children I was given a tour of the camp. I saw the health center, the schools, the water sanitation center, the housing and lots of other areas of the camp. The thing I was most interested in was the Income Generation Program (IGP). In the IGP The American Refugee Committee gives out small loans to people to start a business within the camp. The IGP also offers free training for soap, lotion, Vaseline and bag making. The bags were incredible! They were weaved by both men and women out of heavy-duty plastic rope.They are both functional and very beautiful. In the camps the large bags are sold for the equivalent of ten US dollars. While I was there I bought two. After that the heath and sanitation coordinator and I were invited to a food tasting for the cooking students in the camp. We were given a sheet of paper with different columns where we had to eat each food from one to twenty. The foods that they served were an omelet, beans and rice, matoke (a banana dish), fruit salad and a biscuit resembling biscotti. All the food was fantastic and was cooked on improved cook stoves. Improved cook stoves require less wood and cook just as well. The improved cook stove is something that my dad created in 1984 in Togo. Next we walked back to the office through housing picking up more children as we were walking. Once we were followed back to the office the coordinator had to get to work and I stayed outside with the kids. One thing they really enjoyed was me taking pictures of them on the digital camera then showing them their pictures. After taking about 60 pictures of different groups of kids we had to hear back to Kibuye.

The car ride back didn't seem as bad as the ride there, it was probably because I was used to the road. I could have gone back on Friday and then left to go back to Kigali but I didn't think that my stomach could handle the dirt road for 45 minutes both ways then a winding two hour drive back to Kigali. So on Friday I slept in, took a shower then headed out at about 10 AM with a Kibuye driver. We coordinated with my dad so that he would sent out a driver at the same time and rendezvous in a city between the two points so both drivers could be back in their home city the same day.

From Emily Wheeler, Age 12
Daughter of Maggie Keenan, West Cascade Board Member

Camp G.L.O.W. 2006, Peace Corps at Work

The second ever Camp G.L.O.W. (Girls Leading Our World) was held in Nairobi, Kenya at the Kenya Boy Scout's Camp facilities. Two adult Kenyan Women, counterparts of Peace Corps Volunteers also attended the camp to learn about gender issues and help spread the knowledge gained to their respective communities. Twelve Peace Corps Volunteers also attended each session

To be accepted to camp G.L.O.W. the girls were required to be enrolled in secondary school and show an interest in advancing themselves as individuals. More than twenty-five campers sadly had to be rejected on the basis of lack of funds.

The campers all traveled from their respective parts of Kenya with a Peace Corps Volunteer and other campers from their area. Some campers traveled for sixteen hours to reach Nairobi! Upon arriving at camp the girls made friendship bracelets and met one another, of course everyone was shy at first. We then all settled into our tents, met our new neighbors, and learned the camp rules. One of the main rules was to keep your tent zipped at all times to avoid monkeys stealing things from you tent!

We had an evening session on deaf culture to help the hearing campers learn more about their new deaf friends. The campers also learned a small amount of Kenyan Sign Language. Dinner was served and then we all slept soundly after a long eventful day. The rest of the week continued at a fast pace with lots of information. The girls made journals to keep track of their thoughts and feelings throughout the week. Around five sessions were held per day. Topics included breast health, sexual health, family planning, rape and abuse, goal setting, HIV/AIDS, gender roles, empowerment, puberty, decision-making, self-esteem, and a campfire question and answer session on any and all topics.

Besides these topics the campers participated in D.E.P.O.T led activities to build leadership skills and self esteem. Beginning each morning with stretches and exercises, the D.E.P.O.T. did a phenomenal job of leading the group in adventure ropes courses, songs; team building exercises, and trust building activities. If that was not already enough activity the campers also took a field trip to Nairobi Women's Hospital where they learned of the services available to victims of rape and abuse. The girls who are interested in becoming doctors and nurses also enjoyed the trip, as they were able to see what their future careers might be like. The girls also enjoyed riding the elevator, for some it was there first time in an elevator.

Another important component of Camp G.L.O.W. 2006 was Take Our Daughters to Work. Each girl was matched with a professional Kenyan women that she shared a career interest with. The campers filled in their career interests as part of their applications so that they could be appropriately matched with a host mother. The evening before a career panel was held with five professional women. The women explained their careers and the challenges they faced as professional women in Kenya. The next morning the girls packed up and traveled with the Peace Corps Volunteers to specific meeting points around Nairobi to meet their respective host mothers. The campers spent the day and night with a variety of women professionals that were

tailored to their career aspirations. The host mothers included doctors, nurses, radio presenters, flight attendants, social workers, lawyers, teachers, university professors, talent agents, models, television personalities and hospitality managers. The girls spent the day at work with their mother and the evening at her home. The next morning they returned to camp with a new perspective on being a woman in Kenya. Many of the host mothers are working mothers which also showed the campers how it is possible to manage a career and a family. It was a very inspirational and fun experience for the campers and the host mothers. The week continued on with more sessions, more games, a talent show, newfound friends, and the presentation of certificates of achievement and prizes. The girls left Camp G.L.O.W. with new friends (both hearing and deaf), new knowledge of what they were capable of becoming, and a host of new experiences to share with their friends and family at home.

...We would like to expand G.L.O.W. activities into our daily work as volunteers by producing more pamphlets, media, and books to use at our individual Peace Corps Sites.

Having more Kenyan adult women counter parts attend camp would also be a wonderful way of spreading the knowledge gained at Camp G.L.O.W. We are also looking to spread the idea of Camp G.L.O.W. into neighboring countries by inviting Peace Corps Volunteers from Tanzania and Uganda to visit for next year camp. Adding small details like a camp photo and a T-shirt are also ideas that we believe will make the camp a more memorable experience for the girls. These are just a few examples of some of the changes and expansions we are hoping to make for Camp G.L.O.W. 2007 to make the experience better for the campers and to involve more participants. We are looking for donations of any amount whether it be ten dollars or one hundred dollars. Checks can be made out in U.S. dollars to Peace Corps Kenya, Camp Glow and sent to The D.E.P.O.T C/O Aende Derrick P.O. Box 45965 Nairobi, Kenya 00100.

We thank you very much for your time and will be happy to provide any other information that you might require. We wish you all the best.


This article sent by Peace Corp Volunteer in Kenya: Amber Robbins amberrobbins@yahoo.com Please tell her what you think of her work.

Peace Corps Kenya
P.O. Box 673
Iten, Kenya 30700

Good News about the Peace Corps Community

Connect. Inform. Engage. It's what NPCA does for the Peace Corps community. And it's in that spirit that I'm pleased to share with you some important news.

On July 25 President Bush nominated Ron Tschetter to be the 17th Director of Peace Corps. Ron and his wife Nancy were volunteers in India from 1966 to 1968. Ron's appointment will mark just the third time a returned Peace Corps volunteer serves in that position, a criterion NPCA advocated for with the White House Personnel Office. Ron also knows NPCA well: he is a past Board Chair and current Director's Circle member. We look forward to working with him to strengthen the partnership between Peace Corps and NPCA, especially around Third Goal activities.

Earlier this month "Hlatikulu Journal," an article written by Peace Corps volunteer Alyson Peel and published in the 2005 special WorldView issue on AIDS, won first place in the small association feature category of the 2006 Gold Circle Awards sponsored annually by The American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership. We're very proud of WorldView, which is read by serving Peace Corps volunteers around the world and comes as a benefit of NPCA membership.

Peace Corps volunteers make a difference long after they finish their service overseas. For information on these and other happenings in our community, and to get connected, informed and engaged, please visit our Web site at www.peacecorpsconnect.org

With very best wishes,

Kevin F. F. Quigley, President, National Peace Corps Association

Can you help?

October 11-13, Wednesday thru Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM

ASUO Fall 2006 Street Faire ­ We need RPCVs to staff the booth for 1 or 2 hour shifts during the day to answer questions about Peace Corps and sell RPCV Calendars.

The Street Faire will be located on 13th Street between Kincaid and University Streets. Please call or email Recruiter, Catherine Swanson at 1.800.424.8580, option 1, or cswanson@peacecorps.gov to sign up or for more information. You may also call Brett Holt, the campus recruiter at 346-6026

Thanks so much for your help!


Catherine Swanson, Regional Recruiter
Peace Corps - Seattle
206.239.6612 or 1.800.424.8580, option 1
RPCV Samoa 2001-03

The 2006 Peace Corps Writers Award Winners

Marian Haley Beil (Ethiopia 1962-64) and publisher of PeaceCorpsWriters is pleased to announce the winners of the 2006 Peace Corps Writers Awards for books published duringn 2005. The winning books are:

Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award
Last Moon Dancing

A Memoir of Love and Real Life in Africa
By Monique Maria Schmidt (Benin 1998­2000)
Clover Park Press

Maria Thomas Fiction Award

The Manhattan Beach Project
A Novel by Peter Lefcourt (Togo 1962­64)
Simon & Schuster

Award for Best Travel Writing
Moon Handbooks Nicaragua by Randy Wood (Nicaragua 1998­2000)
& Joshua Berman (Nicaragua 1998­2000)
Avalon Travel Publishing

Award for Best Poetry Book
San Miguel De Allende

by Andrew H. Oerke (PC Staff: Tanzania, Uganda, CD-Malawi, CD Jamaica 1966­71), Swan Books and African Stiltdancer by Andrew H. Oerke (PC Staff: Tanzania, Uganda, CD-Malawi, CD Jamaica 1966­71)

Award for Best Children's Writing
Circles of Hope

By Karen Lynn Williams (Malawi 1980­83)
illustrated by Linda Saport
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Moritz Thomsen Peace Corps Experience Award
The Rainy Season in Guatemala

By Jason Boog (Guatemala 2000-2002)

Special Marian Haley Beil Award for Artistic Merit

In 1972 Bill Owens (Jamaica 1964-66) published a collection of photographs on suburbia entitled Suburbia. In this cult classic book photographer Owens acted as an anthropologist objectively documenting suburban inhabitants, their native environs, and their daily rituals. By pairing the images with quotes made by the subjects, Owens created a hilarious and absurd account of life in the suburbs. A life that included Tupperware parties, backyard barbecues, and going to the hairdresser. Last year the fourth and final volume in his landmark Suburbia series [Suburbia (1973; revised edition 1999, Fotofolio), Our Kind Of People (1975), Working - I Do It For The Money (1977), and Leisure (2004)]. In his introduction to Leisure, photographer Gregory Crewdson writes: "Owens' photographs belong to an American aesthetic tradition of art that explores the intersection of everyday life and theatricality. Like the paintings of Edward Hopper, the photographs of Walker Evans and Diane Arbus, and the short stories of John Cheever and Raymond Carver, Owens' photographs find unexpected beauty and mystery within the American vernacular."


By Bob Findlay, Colombia

The meeting of group leaders in our area took place on Saturday, August 5 at the West regional 'Summer of Peace' campsite in Dworshak State Park near Orofino, ID. Attending were: Sam Greer, Idaho RPCVs; Beryl Brinkman, West Cascade PCA; Brenda Michel, Columbia River PCA; Jenn Nicholas, WSPCA; and Bob Findlay, regional representative on the NPCA board. Introductions included books recently read by attendees that ranged from Ellen Hildebrant's fictionalized Peace Corps experience in Guatemala to events leading up to the invasion of Iraq and Jared Diamond's book on cultural choices that doomed societies. We noted that among the forty campers were RPCVs from San Jose and Phoenix, thereby expanding our event to the Western states.

Group leader reports focused again on membership. Two strategies were presented that resulted in significant increases in NPCA and local group membership. Sam Greer shared a membership pamphlet that was sent out to an expanded mailing list derived from local sources and the new Harris directory. Area RPCVs were invited to participate in Idaho RPCVs events and were eventually asked to fiscally join the groups. As Idaho RPCVs is a joint membership group, new members joined both the local and the national organizations. Beryl Brinkman described an offer they made last year to a similarly derived mailing list in the West Cascade area around Eugene, OR. Their offer was for one-year free local group membership if RPCVs joined the NPCA. Both campaigns resulted in remarkable increases in membership.

The major discussion item was the NPCA staff recommendations for individual and group membership. Their recommendations follow extensive discussions with the board, an outside consultant, a membership task force (in which several West regional group leaders were active) and the Group Leaders Forum chairperson. The recommendations to change to individual and lifetime memberships only, to reduce the standard annual fee to $25, and to eliminate the joint dues category for groups drew modest discussion and the prediction that the last change would probably result in reduced NPCA membership. The fourth change, actually a promise, is "to attempt to create a mechanism whereby combined membership payments for group and NPCA will be paid directly to respective organizations". The group felt that the lack of a specific proposal for payment distribution only perpetuates the dissatisfaction with NPCA that has maligned its relationship with many groups in recent years. They cited examples: regional groups typically maintain parallel mailing lists for group members that are more user friendly and current than those provided by NPCA, and they continue to be frustrated by sorting out membership and rebate payments with NPCA.

The West Cascade PCA will host the 2007 West Regional Campout in the vicinity of Mt. St. Helens in Southwestern Washington. So mark the first weekend in August, 2007, for the opportunity to commune with regional RPCVs and to see the recovering landscape 26 years post earthquake. Campout information will be provided on the Columbia River PCA website: www.crpca.org. and West Cascade www.westcascadepca.org.

After the meeting, we proceeded to the delicious cast iron kettle bake-off dinner and to a presentation by RPCV's Craig 'Rocky' Rockwell (Botswana) in the character of Captain William Clark.

A fine time was had by all.

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  • Accountanting; Finance: Marketing; Sales
  • Fair Trade; village enterprises; micro-enterprises
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  • Conflict Resolution & International Relations
  • Immigrants and refugee advocates
  • Domestic violence workers
  • Public Health
  • Nurses, Midwives, Nurse Practioners
  • Doctors, Dentists and Pharmacists
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Disability experts and advocates
  • People who can teach computer skills; web wizards
  • Teachers, tutors and people who love children
  • People who can teach literacy
  • Youth workers, organizers and community leaders
  • Builders and people in the trades
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Eugene RPCV asks West Cascade permission

This fall, Eugene residents will be asked to vote on a bond measure that will create more parks and natural spaces in our area. A public action committee called Eugene Parks Now has formed to get the word out about the bond and help get it passed. They have asked me if I would contact West Cascade Peace Corps Association to see if it would be interested in being listed as a supporter of the measure. Below is some information about the bond and a list of supporters that have already been confirmed including 4J School District and the League of Women Voters. More information is available on their website www.eugeneparksnow.org.

Please share this information with the rest of the group. We would love to have WCPCA added to the list.

Best regards,

Kelly Darnell (Ivory Coast, 1993-95), Eugene Parks Now Committe Member

Eugene is growing and land prices continue to rise. Now is the time to acquire land, create new athletic fields at our schools, and establish a regional outdoor education center. This November, Eugene residents will be asked to vote on parks bond measure 20-110. Here's what this measure will bring to Eugene:

Ensuring Neighborhood & Community Parks for the Future

Safeguarding Critical Natural Areas

Playing Year-Round at Local Schools

Creating a Regional Outdoor Education Center

Eugene supports its parks - and for good reasons. Natural areas help reduce stress, promote healthy child development, create recreational opportunities, and bring a community together.

Eugene Parks Now
1200 High Street, Suite 200
Eugene, OR 97401



Please respond to one of the West Cascade Board members if you do not agree to allow West Cascade to be added to the list of supporters of this bond measure. The Board is supportive of the measure