1) At our Steering Committee meeting
on May 7, our present leader and "facilitator" Linda Tucker gave her
resignation. She will become a recruiter at the Regional PC
Recruiting Office and is required to step down. Further, Joan Matray who
was just elected last February also has informed us that she will resigning from
the Steering Committee as well to rejoin Peace Corps in Guyana in a couple
I was little surprised to note that the
NTPCA By-laws do not specifically address successions like these. But
then its structure is basically a "committee of the whole" where anyone can
speak up, "take ownership" of an idea, and move forward. At risk of saying
the obvious, please consider assuming a leadership role.
2) The Sixth Floor Museum in Downtown
Dallas is hosting a special program on John F Kennedy and the Peace Corps on
Friday, May 18 at 2 PM. One of the featured speakers is Allen Mondell, an
RPCV and Dallas film maker.
3) I believe the preliminary figure on
the profit from our International Dinner at Kathy Carson's home was $495 for the
Peace Corps Partnership program. A big round of applause for Kathy -- and
Olga Jacobs who provided the entertainment.
4) Eleven of us enjoyed the live
guitar music, great atmosphere, and fine wine at San Martino Vineyard last
5) Remember that the upcoming Happy
Hour next Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 PM at the Flying Saucer in
6) Remember that the upcoming Dallas
Symphony concert on Memorial Day May 28 at Flag Pole Hill, Northwest Highway at
Buckner Rd in NE Dallas.