Archive for February, 2009

Friends of Cameroon on Connected Peace Corps

February 27th, 2009 by admin

Connected Peace Corps is the place online for people who value the Peace Corps to reconnect and work together toward a more peaceful and prosperous world.

Please join the Friends of Cameroon Group

http://community.peacecorpsconnect.org/group/friendsofcameroon

Annuaire du Cameroun || Cameroon Directory

February 27th, 2009 by admin

Annuaire des Entreprises et Sites Web du Cameroun : www.camerpages.net/ [Français]
Directory of Companies and Websites of Cameroon :www.camerpages.net/en/ [English]

Please just let the others know about the Directory, it’s free and can help lot of us.

S’il vous plaît, n’hésitez pas à faire connaître le répertoire, il est gratuit et peut aider beaucoup d’entre nous

The Camerpages Team
http://www.camerpages.net

PeaceCorpsJournals is now REAL TIME!

February 27th, 2009 by admin

http://www.PeaceCorpsJournals.com/

Features:
Blog: real-time blog entries of volunteers worldwide
Pictures: real-time pictures from around the world
Videos: real-time YouTube videos!

Selecting “Country” first and clicking on the small icons you can see country-specific real-time blogs, pictures and videos! (along with the usual packing lists, welcome books, and PC Wiki entries)

“Applicant” – going through the application process? So are these applicants! See their progress through the interviews, medical process, and the excitement of receiving their invitation!

Some functions aren’t working yet, in development – such as searching, subscribing for automatic updates, or automatically adding your journal; but we thought you’d like to see the new site sooner than later =)

Please feel free to explore the new site. Any and all suggestions, comments, concerns will be appreciated. We’d like to hear your opinions and suggestions. From constructive criticism, navigation, features – all are welcome! (Also looking for a ‘slogan’, any neat ideas?)

-Mike Sheppard
RPCV / The Gambia (03-05)

http://www.PeaceCorpsJournals.com/
http://www.PeaceCorpsWiki.org/

Raise Your Voice for More Peace Corps

February 27th, 2009 by admin

National Day of Action – Tuesday, March 3rd

As budget constraints threaten to diminish Peace Corps presence around the world, the MorePeaceCorps Campaign is planning a National Day of Action to demonstrate to Congress that increased funding is needed for a bigger, better and bolder Peace Corps.

We need you to participate on Tuesday, March 3rd. That’s the day when MorePeaceCorps campaign volunteers will be walking the halls of Congress urge support for increased Peace Corps funding. Your phone calls, emails and faxes will help support these volunteers by showing citizen support for the Peace Corps.

Please make plans to visit www.morepeacecorps.org on March 3rd for specific details on taking action with your lawmakers. Contact Jonathan Pearson of the National Peace Corps Association (jonathan@rpcv.org) if you have further questions.

Mary Elizabeth Bodkin, 1962-2009

February 19th, 2009 by bobebill


Mary Bodkin was a founding member of the Friends of Cameroon and served as the first FOC treasurer. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, she served in Bali working with the Cameroon Credit Union League (CAMCCUL) from 1984 to 1986. She was married to Cameroon RPCV John Bodkin.

Obituary from the Washington Post, 2/19/09
Mary Elizabeth Bodkin, 46, an accountant with the District government, died of cancer Feb. 13 at her home in Silver Spring.

Mrs. Bodkin worked for the city for about two years, after a series of jobs with the Bivings Group, Montgomery County crossing guards, the Alexandria midwives group BirthCare, the African-American Labor Center and what is now the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu accounting firm.

She was born Mary Elizabeth Fitzgerald in West Hartford, Conn., and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. She joined the Peace Corps and served in Cameroon in West Africa until 1986 and then returned to the United States and settled in the Washington area.

She was a member of Northwood Presbyterian Church in Silver Spring and volunteered with the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts and the community swimming pool.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, John Bodkin of Silver Spring; three children, Dylan Fitzgerald Bodkin of Burtonsville and Honest Charley Bodkin and Molly McDermott Bodkin, both of Silver Spring; her parents, Joseph and Bertha Fitzgerald of West Hartford, Conn.; and two sisters.

From John Bodkin’s Facebook page
“If you would like to honor Mary with a contribution, you can send a check made to Northwood Presbyterian Church, 1200 University Blvd. W, Silver Spring, MD 20902 and write Mary Bodkin Memorial Hope Fund on the memo line. Funds collected will be used to fight hunger in our area. Mary had been involved in creating a Hope Garden at the church. Food produced from the garden are to be donated to local food charities. If you knew Mary, you know she always wanted to make sure everyone was well taken care of. This is one way carrying out her compassion for others.”

Some of the newest PCVs!

February 15th, 2009 by admin


The latest Cameroon Volunteers were sworn in on December 4, 2008 for the Ag/Forestry and Health programs. the women in traditional pagnes and the men in traditional bubus. (Courtesy of Anna Stormzand)

Raise Your Voice for More Peace Corps

February 14th, 2009 by admin

National Day of Action – Tuesday, March 3rd

As budget constraints threaten to diminish Peace Corps presence around the world, the MorePeaceCorps Campaign is planning a National Day of Action to demonstrate to Congress that increased funding is needed for a bigger, better and bolder Peace Corps.

We need you to participate on Tuesday, March 3rd. That’s the day when MorePeaceCorps campaign volunteers will be walking the halls of Congress urge support for increased Peace Corps funding. Your phone calls, emails and faxes will help support these volunteers by showing citizen support for the Peace Corps.

Please make plans to visit www.morepeacecorps.org on March 3rd for specific details on taking action with your lawmakers. Contact Jonathan Pearson of the National Peace Corps Association (jonathan@rpcv.org) if you have further questions.