Every five years Friends of the Dominican Republic, Fondo Quisqueya and Peace Corps Dominican Republic try to host a reunion in Santo Domingo. Former Volunteers mix with currently serving Volunteers and staff to socialize, learn about current Peace Corps work, and enjoy Dominican music, food and culture. The first reunion was held in 1987 through the outstanding effort of Mila Brooks, the Country Director at the time. The positive energy of the first reunion ultimately led to the formation of Fondo Quisqueya and Friends of the Dominican Republic. More recent reunions were held in 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012. Due to problems beyond the control of Friends of the Dominican Republic and Fondo Quisqueya, no reunion was held in 2017. The next opportunity for a reunion is 2022. Please watch this space for future information about the next reunion.