April 18, 1991

The Invitation

The United States Peace Corps
1990 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20526

Mr. Mark Hager
331 N 17th
Manhattan, KS 66502

Dear Mr. Hager:

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to inform you that you are invited to enter training for Peace Corps Volunteer service.

Please review all of the enclosed materials carefully. Though your invitation is contingent upon final medical, legal and security clearances, you have reached a crucial decision point in the application process. Now it is particularly important for you to examine your motivation and your expectations. We believe that you are ready to make a firm commitment to volunteer service, but the decision must, of course, be your own.

If you decide to accept our invitation, you must telephone our Placement Office within ten (10) days. Instructions for calling in your decision are listed in the enclosed Invitation booklet. If we have not heard from you within that time period, we will assume that you are no longer interested or available and will withdraw the invitation. The reason for this is so that we can invite another applicant in order to guarantee that the assignment is filled on time.

Regardless of your decision, I thank you for the personal interest you have expressed in world peace and friendship. I strongly encourage you to rededicate that interest by accepting this invitation and joining more than 140,000 Americans who have been proud to make a difference as Peace Corps Volunteers.

It is not easy -- building peace never is -- but it is needed -- now more than ever.


Jill Nadler
Volunteer Placement Officer
Human Services Division
Office of Placement