Jay Davies—Africa Peace Corps and Alaska Experience
Jay Davies discussed his early years in the Peace Corps and in Alaska. Jay and his wife served in the Peace Corps in Morocco, where they worked on community projects, including planning and construction projects. After the Peace Corps, he returned to his native North Dakota, and then decided to go to a warmer climate…Eagle River, Alaska. Jay worked on a variety of jobs in Alaska, helping with major construction projects. One of his favorite projects was a school in a remote village–all the building materials had to be brought in by cargo plane. The school eventually became a community center and is still in use. Jay learned about Rotary in Alaska, participated in an exchange program, and eventually joined the Rotary Club of Eagle River, where he became president. He later moved to the Washington area, joined our club, and served as president in the early 1990s.