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Nuestras Filiales: Bolivia

 

 

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Almuerzo de fin de año filial Bolivia

 


 

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Como es nuestra tradición el 15 de diciembre/16 realizamos el almuerzo de Navidad. Título: Memoria Institucional del Banco en el chalet “la siusse” de La Paz
Asistentes: Carlos Laguna, Martha Rountree, Rolando Buitrón, Raúl Boada, Elsa de Zapata, Lidia de Calle, Gloria Cordero, Pablo Sanchez, José Navia, Jorge Jaime Fernandez, Waldo Vergara, María Elena Lopez, Javier García Agreda, Jorge Rodriguez, Daniel Enrique Sossa, Armando Godinez y Gregorio Callisaya.
A pesar que no tenemos la foto del festejo de los colegas que viven en la ciudad de Cochabamba, igual los recordamos con afecto.
La filial Bolivia se reúne cada 45 días en sus tradicionales almuerzos

 


 

Nuevo Representante del Banco en Bolivia

 


 

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El 15 de noviembre/16 asumió oficialmente sus funciones de nuevo Representante en Bolivia el Sr. Alejandro Melandri.
En dicho acto la Memoria Institucional del Banco(jubilados) estuvimos presentes

 

Inter-American Development Bank to hold Annual Meeting in Asunción, Paraguay

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Inter-American Development Bank to hold Annual Meeting in Asunción, Paraguay

 

 

 

 

The Inter-American Development Bank Group will hold its Annual Meeting in Asunción, Paraguay, on March 30-April 2. Economic and financial leaders from its 48 member countrieswill discuss key development, trade and investment challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean on issues ranging from private sector investments to global trade and political trends.

Representatives of other development agencies, commercial banks, companies and civil society organizations will also attend the gathering. The event will mark the 58th annual meeting of the IDB Group’s Board of Governors, the Bank’s top decision-making body. Most Governors are ministers of finance or the economy, or central bank presidents.

The IDB Group is made up of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which provides resources and financing for public sector, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), which focuses on private sector operations, and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), which provides donations and resources to foster innovative small-scale projects in the region.

During the event the IDB Group will release its annual macroeconomic assessment of the region amidst a difficult global economic, political and trade environment. The findings of the macroeconomic report will be released during the Annual Meeting and panels will discuss fiscal, trade, investment and monetary challenges.

The IDB and the government of Paraguay will host the “Latin America and the Caribbean: An agenda of growth and development” Business Forum. The event will gather close to 500 private sector leaders and high-level government representatives from the Americas, who will discuss key issues to promote sustained economic growth rooted in rising productivity.

Panelists will discuss the opportunities and challenges for the region in areas including the promotion of food security and the growth of agribusiness, how to foster the development of qualified human capital and an environment that promotes innovation and the investment in infrastructure that the region requires to be a more competitive player in the global economy.

At the investment forum, the IIC’s CEO James P. Scriven will reflect on the IIC’s first year of operations since the IDB Group consolidated its private sector. He will focus on regional private sector trends and how the IIC is best positioned to tackle its clients’ evolving needs in key economic sectors such as renewable energy, transport, water and sanitation, agribusiness and telecommunications.

The Annual Meeting will feature the 8th edition of Demand Solutions event featuring big and original thinkers and entrepreneurs. Demand Solutions is designed to inspire creativity and innovation and will highlight the role of women as an engine of innovation and transformation in the past, present and future of Latin America and the Caribbean. Those wishing to attend the event should request an invitation at [email protected].

 

 

Members of the news media may register for the event and learn about hotel availability at the Annual Meeting’s website

 

 

 

 

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URGENTE Ayuda por incendios en Chile

Estimados miembros de la Asociación,

 

 

Adjunto encontrarán un mensaje del Presidente de la Filial de Chile, Alvaro Beca, solicitando nuestro apoyo para ayudar a unas instituciones dedicadas a apoyar a familias perjudicadas por los incendios que flagelan ese país. La consideramos una causa totalmente justa, tanto que la Asociación está contribuyendo $1,000 a la misma y, por este medio, les solicitamos que también contribuyan, según lo indicado por Alvaro, antes del 6 de febrero (ver más abajo).

 

 

Aprovechamos para informarles que, en estos esfuerzos, estamos colaborando con la administración del Banco y la Cooperativa de Credito. En este último caso, la Cooperativa también está considerando efectuar algún aporte a dichas instituciones, sobre lo cual informará en breve a sus socios.

 

 

Gracias.

 


 

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Ante la grave tragedia que se está viviendo en varias localidades de Chile, afectando incluso pequeños poblados como el de Santa Olga, cerca de Talca que se ilustra en la foto, la directiva de la Filial Chile de Jubilados del BID ha iniciado una campaña de recolección de fondos.

 

 

 

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Hemos iniciado esta campaña solicitando donaciones a todos los jubilados BID residentes en Chile. Por cada dólar de donación recibida por esta fuente, la Filial Chile colocará otro dólar adicional con recursos de su Fondo Rotatorio, hasta un máximo de US$500.00. También hemos extendido nuestra campaña a los chilenos residentes en el exterior que estamos seguros se sumarán con entusiasmo.

 

 

 

Pero adicionalmente, queremos invitar a las demás filiales, así como a la Asociación de Jubilados del BID en Washington a que realicen algún aporte. Se agradecerán vuestras contribuciones a ser realizadas a la brevedad y a mas tardar el próximo lunes 6 de febrero de la siguiente forma:

 

 

  • Transferencia en US$ a la cuenta de la Filial que se maneja en el IDB-IIC Credit Union, Nº2585240. 

 

  • Enviar un email a nuestro Tesorero Francisco Ojeda ([email protected]), con copia a nuestra Secretaria Angélica Yañez ([email protected]) indicando el monto de la contribución realizada. 

 

Los dineros recaudados serán entregados a una de las tres siguientes instituciones, según resuelvan conjuntamente nuestro Tesorero Francisco Ojeda y el Presidente que suscribe, a la luz de las noticias sobre la forma como en los próximos días estas instituciones estén manejando los recursos asociados a esta tragedia:

 

 

            Un Techo para Chile

            Desafío Lavantemos Chile

            Cruz Roja Chilena

 

 

 

Todas las actividades relacionadas con esta campaña serán dirigidas y coordinadas por nuestro Tesorero Francisco Ojeda, debido a que yo me ausentaré del país por vacaciones. 

 

 

 

Agradeciendo vuestra generosidad, les saludo con un abrazo fraterno,

 

 

 

Alvaro Beca

Presidente Filial Chile

Asociación de Jubilados del BID

 


Un Techo Para Chile – Relief Fund

 

 

 

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Dear Valued Member,

 


 


 

The IDB-IIC Federal Credit Union joins the IDB Retirees Association fundraising effort to support the people of Chile who were affected by the recent forest fires that hit the southern and central regions of the country. 

To show our support, we will donate $2 to the Chile Relief fund for each member who newly enrolls for e-statements for up to a maximum contribution of $5000.

If you are already signed up for e-statements, but would still like to make a donation to the relief fund, you may do so by requesting an internal transfer to the IDB Retiree Association – Filial Chile Account from within Online Banking.

 

 

Please make a difference, Chile needs our help now!

 

 

Sincerely, 

 

 

 

William L. (Chip) Lusk, Jr. 
CEO
IDB-IIC Federal Credit Union

Jazz Heritage Series Returns!

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

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Join the U.S. Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note for the 2017 Jazz Heritage
Series! This series provides a wonderful opportunity for the public to
experience the Air Force’s high level of professionalism through concerts
featuring masters of the only American-born art form–jazz.

 

Thursday, Feb. 9  – Nnenna Freelon, critically-acclaimed vocalist (sold
out!) Unclaimed seats will be released 15 min. prior to the performance. 
Thursday, Mar. 23 – Peter Erskine, GRAMMY award-winning drummer
Thursday, Apr. 20  – Jimmy Heath, legendary saxophonist

 

All concerts begin at 8 p.m.
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
4915 E Campus Dr, Alexandria, VA 22311
Concerts are FREE and open to the public ~ tickets required. Any unclaimed
seats will be released to non-ticketed patrons 15 minutes prior to each
performance.

 

Tickets are available for these FREE concerts:
http://usafband.eventbrite.com

Brookings

 

 

 

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Brookings’s mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:

 

* Strengthen American democracy;
* Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans and
* Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

 

 

 

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Washington DC Celebrates Black History Month

Washington, DC celebrates Black History Month each February and remembers the contributions of African Americans in the United States with numerous events and cultural programs. Here are some special events and relevant places to visit in Washington, DC to remember and recognize the history of Black Americans.

 

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Martin Luther King Memorial – The National Memorial honors the life and contributions made by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ranger talks are given regularly and highlight historic facts about the Civil Rights leader. Visit the Memorial during Black History Month and learn something new.

 

 

National Museum of African American History and Culture – Due to the popularity of the new museum, timed passes are required. The museum features a variety of exhibits and educational programs on topics such as slavery, post-Civil War reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, and the civil rights movement. The U.S. Army Band (Pershing’s Own) performs chamber works by such composers as H.

 

 

Leslie Adams, Valerie Coleman and Alvin Singleton on February 26, 2017, at 3 p.m. The concert will be followed by a discussion and Q&A. Registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins will be welcome. 

 

 

National Museum of the American Indian – February 18, 2017, 2 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month with a concert by Garifuna artist and historian James Lovell. The music is a lively manifestation of the Afro-Carib-Arawak mix found along the Caribbean coast of Central America.

 

National Museum of American History – February 25, 2017, 2–3 p.m.Cooking Up History: Food and the Great Migration.  This food demonstration features Chef Jerome Grant of Sweet Home Café at the National Museum of African American History and Culture preparing recipes and discussing how African Americans preserved southern “soul food” traditions in the urban North. The museum also has an exhibit Snapshots of African American Communities that features a display of 25 photographs that reflect the diversity of the African American experience. The photos come from two collections in the Museum’s Archives Center that depict special occasions and everyday life in African American communities: the Scurlock Studio Collection and the Fournet Drug Store.

 

 

International Spy Museum – February 4, 2017. 11-11:30 am or 1-1:30 pm. Slave Spy: The Story of James Lafayette. In this original one-act play, combining live performance with film, Jamar Jones portrays James Lafayette the brave patriot who passed as a runaway slave to gather information from the British in the Revolutionary War. Free event. 

 

 

Frederick Douglass Birthday Event – February 17-18, 2017. The National Park Service celebrates Douglass’ birthday with events at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the Anacostia Arts Center, the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, the Islamic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center and the Anacostia Playhouse. The birthday celebration features an array of programs and activities dedicated to increasing the public’s knowledge of Douglass’ life. All programs are free and are open to the public.

 

 

National Archives – Celebrate Black History Month in February with special films, public programs, and lectures. These programs are open to the public and will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC and at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

 

DC Public Library – Throughout the month of February, the DC Public Library offers special programs celebrating Black History Month. Programs include art exhibits, jazz concerts, book discussions, theatrical workshops and more.

 

 

Anacostia Community Museum – Throughout the year, the Smithsonian Institution’s museum of African American history and culture offers exhibitions, educational programs, workshops, lectures, film screenings and other special events that interpret black history from the 1800s to the present. The museum will host discussions with Smithsonian curators Leslie Urena, Camen Ramos and Ariana Curtis on February 18, 2017, 1 p.m. “Gateways: Curator’s Conversation” will discuss the interconnections of black and Latino history as seen in the exhibition “Gateways”. The program is free, but registration is required.

 

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate – Throughout the month of February Mount Vernon will honor the slaves who lived and worked at George Washington’s estate with a daily 12 p.m. wreathlaying at the Slave Memorial. On Saturdays and Sundays in February, visitors learn about life as a slave with Silla and Slammin’ Joe, two of Washington’s slaves, at the recently-opened slave cabin. Tom Davis, an enslaved brickmaker, presents his perspective on Saturdays and Sundays in the greenhouse at 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. The Marquis de Lafayette talks about his efforts to end slavery in the Greenhouse on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. All Black History Month events are included in the regular admission price to the estate.

 

Arlington House – 1:30 p.m., Sundays and Saturdays throughout February. Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, will present special guided tours in recognition of African American History month. Visitors can explore the newly restored historic North slaves’ quarters and learn about the enslaved population living at the Arlington estate on the eve of the Civil War.

 

Abraham Lincoln Birthday Observance – February 12, 2017, noon. Lincoln Memorial, 23rd & Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC. Honor Abraham Lincoln at a Presidential wreath laying ceremony and a dramatic reading of the “Gettysburg Address.” For more information, call (202) 619-7222.

 

African American Civil War Memorial and Museum – This Washington, DC site honors and examines the African American’s heroic struggle for freedom and civil rights. The memorial is the only one in the United States to honor Colored Troops (USCT) who served in the Civil War. The museum uses photographs, documents and state of the art audio visual equipment to educate visitors about this important part of American history.

 

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site – 1411 W St. SE, Washington, DC. Tours of the historic home are available daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Frederick Douglass’ birthday will be celebrated on February 12-13 with music, presentations, programs on the history of Anacostia, children’s activities, and lots of talk about the books he wrote, the books he read, and how reading and writing can change the world.

 

Black History Month Cruise Aboard the Spirit of Washington – February 25, 2017. Take an educational and entertaining lunch cruise to remember those who have influenced African-American culture. This cruise will feature DJ in tribute to Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye, Roberta Flack, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Diana Ross, Prince and much more. The cruise boards at 11:00 a.m. and cruises from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $52.90 per adult, $31.95 ages 3-12.

 

Old Town Alexandria – The National Register of Historic Places lists several historic sites in Alexandria, Virginia as locations where African Americans lived, worked and worshiped during the period 1790 through 1951. Take a tour of these sites and learn about this important part of our regional history. Read more about Black History in Alexandria

 

Josiah Henson Historic Site – 11420 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, MD. Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will celebrate Black History Month with free guided tours. Retrace Reverend Josiah Henson’s footsteps from his enslavement on Isaac Riley’s plantation to his escape on the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. Henson’s extraordinary life was documented in his 1849 autobiography that inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s famous novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852.

 

 

African Descent American History Month Liberation Tour  –  February 18, 2017, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate African Descent American History month with an 8 hour bus tour through time to experience the liberations of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass who were both born on the nearby eastern shore of Maryland with Living Historians who portray significant individuals from their liberations. Tour begins at the African American Civil War Memorial, 1925 Vermont Ave NW. Washington, DC.

 

Watch On The Rhine

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As part of its ongoing Lillian Hellman Festival, celebrating the author, playwright and political activist, Arena Stage is producing “Watch on the Rhine,” one of her masterpieces, starring four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason. The play takes place in the District, with tensions high as the United States is on the brink of entering World War II. Meanwhile, Mason’s character, Fanny, tries to keep her family — including her daughter’s German husband, an antifascist conspirator — safe. The play runs through March 5. $40-$90.

 


TOULOUSE-LAUTREC Illustrates the Belle Époque

The Phillips Collection.

 

 

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The French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died young, at age 36, after living a full life and creating art that eventually would become ubiquitous: Versions of his prints, depicting Paris nightlife during the late 19th century, decorate college dorms, restaurants and furniture stores to this day. ‘Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque’ at the Phillips Collection highlights nearly 100 prints, posters and lithographs in his unmistakable style, showing the entertainers and everyday people of that era. The exhibit runs through April 30. $10-$12.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Presented by: Ford’s Theatre
Thru Sun, February 19
$62-$25 · buy tickets
Call 202-347-3858 to order

 

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George and Martha invite Nick and Honey to their home after a faculty party. What awaits their late-night guests is not a welcoming nightcap but tempestuous verbal sparring fueled by alcohol and 20 years of marital dysfunction. Filled with acerbic wit, Albee’s play is both wildly funny and heart-wrenching, exposing the fears and secrets of both couples as the lines between reality and illusion blur. Aaron Posner directs and Holly Twyford stars as Martha.

 

 

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