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Nov 3, 2010

FOA Board Nominations


Calling all aspiring officers!  
As the end of 2010 approaches, it's time again for FOA Board nominations, and we need your talent and enthusiasm!  The terms of service for the Board of Directors will expire on December 31. All FOA members are eligible and encouraged to apply for the officer positions listed below. 
If you are interested in applying, contact Bonnie Barron by December 10 at Please include a brief statement describing your qualifications and why you want the position. Voting will begin on December 13 when an email ballot will be sent to all FOA members.

Available Officer Positions for 2011
President – Directs all organizational activities; actively recruits new members and assists with fundraising; serves as liaison to National Peace Corps Association and Peace Corps Armenia; coordinates monthly Board meetings; collaborates with all Board members and Committee Chairs.

Secretary-Treasurer – Oversees all financial matters; maintains records of good-standing with U.S. Government and affiliated offices; assists with conducting Board meetings.

Membership Officer – Recruits new members/secures renewal memberships; maintains FOA membership database; welcomes new members/thanks renewed members; coordinates Board elections; collaborates with Membership Committee Chair.

Communications Officer – Writes and designs quarterly e-newsletters; coordinates content on FOA website and other websites of related interest (i.e. PeaceCorpsConnect, Facebook, Yahoo!Groups, LinkedIn, etc.); advises to and supports communications and marketing needs of all Board members and Committee Chairs.

Technology Officer – Maintains and updates FOA website with content and functionality; maintains organizational emails and document repository; advises to and supports tech needs of all Board members and Committee Chairs.

Oct 3, 2010

Call for Grant Proposals!

We are pleased to announce Friends Of Armenia's second annual Grants Program! In early 2011, we hope to distribute at least $5,000 in small grants to Armenian communities and their counterpart Peace Corps Volunteers, as well as interested Armenian organizations with FOA member sponsorship.

The deadline to apply for an FOA grant is November 15, 2010

Applicaton instructions are now available in:

Please direct your grant application questions to

Sep 17, 2010

Odar's Corner

Check it out!  FOA Member Kristi Rendahl (A-5) has a new column in The Armenian Weekly where she explains her many connections to the Armenian community, including her Peace Corps service.

Read Kristi's column, "Odar's Corner," here.

Aug 8, 2010

Win $2,500!

NPCA has organized a contest titled "My Piece of the Peace Corps."  Submit a video explaining how the Peace Corps changed your life, and you could win $2,500.  The deadline is September 30, 2010 and ANYONE can participate.  Visit the NPCA website for more details. 

Aug 8, 2010

A-18 Blog

CONGRATULATIONS A-18's!  The newest PCV's have been sworn-in and are on their way to their respective sites.  Check-out Maggie's Blog and see what it's like to be in Armenia for the first time (again)!