Ballet and Opera Group
For people who enjoy Opera and Ballet and for those who want to learn . Once a month they meet at the headquarters of the Association at 7:30 pm and are taught by Mr. Alfonso Uribe , who is responsible to project videos and teach us all important details or curious about each work while enjoying some tasty empanadas and good wine . The works are selected following the Kennedy Center season .
We organize tours and other entertainment activities promoting integration among parents of IDB employees and their spouses or partners. They are both welcome parents who live in the area and those who come to visit.
English Reading Group
The English Reading Group meets once a month at the IDB Family Association. Besides discussing various books, is a great opportunity to practice English.
Spanish Reading Group
This group meets once a month. The books discussed are elected at the beginning of each semester by the entire group. No need to be an expert to participate in literature but enjoy reading and want to share your opinion on the book chosen. No registration is required and will be welcome to each monthly meeting.
We would like to remind our members that they are always welcome at our Bethesda offices (where we can validate parking tickets) to visit us and our facilities, obtain information on the services and activities, work using our PCs, fax, internet, etc.
As you can see in the schedule, many of our activities are carried out regularly (Book Club, Opera & Ballet, Games for Kids, Yoga classes, languages, etc.) while others are repeated every two or three months, such as the Welcome Coffees and birthday celebrations for the volunteers working with us, Happy Hour for spouses looking for a job, etc. Other activities are held yearly, such as the IDB Annual Picnic, the Teen Summer Program or the recognition lunch celebrated by the end of the year to honor the volunteers working with us.
We also organize specific events such as lectures and workshops, depending on the needs and interests of our members.
Lastly, every two years we organize the Meeting of Family Associations in Country Offices. It is celebrated once in Washington D.C. and then in one of the countries in which the Bank has offices (see news on the last Meeting of Family Associations).