For those NTPCA memebers who are also members of the National
Association should have received a ballot for the election of the
Board of Directors. These ballots need to be cast by June 15th.
Running to represent our district, the South Central Region (AR,LA,OK
TX) is our own Kathy Carson. Kathy has been very active in the NTPCA
for a number of years. For those who have not had the pleasure of
meeting Kathy let me introduce her. Kathy was an Education Volunteer
from 1990-92 in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Upon returning, she went
back to school and became certified to teach English as a Second
Language. Kathy worked with refugees through Catholic Charities for 2
years teaching ESL. Then Peace Corps called again and from 1996-2001,
she was a recruiter for the Peace Corps in the Dallas office under Dr.
Morris Baker and Mr. Abel Ruiz. Currently, she is the membership
coordinator for the North Texas Peace Corps Association. Since
returning, she has been active with the local North Texas group
serving in several capacities from newsletter editor to president and
now with membership. Professionally, she is a teacher with the
Our experience of Kathy is one of engaging others and encouraging them
to participate in the activities of the group. She has said one of
the things she misses most about recruiting is losing contact with
other RPCVs. We believe that being centrally located in the region
will allow her a greater opportunity to visit the groups. She is a
strong, creative and forward thinking leader. She is fun, lively to
be with and interested in others.
Kathy has three grown, married children and 7 grandchildren. She
lives with her dog, Henry. She enjoys working in her urban garden,
visiting with family and friends and generally staying busy.
I strongly encourage you to cast your vote for Kathy as our
representative on the board.