THE 1818 SOCIETY BULLETIN Volume 2, Issue 8 DECEMBER 2006 Stephen Eccles informed the meeting that the Pension Fund is in excellent shape, thanks in large degree to the quality of the investment and analytical work of Bank staff who work on the Pension Fund. Mr. Eccles’ introduction was followed by a presentation of the Bank’s management team on pension finance. The 28THANNUAL MEETING. contents of this presentation were recently sent to all retirees in a booklet, entitled “Staff The Annual Meeting and Dinner of The 1818 Retirement Plan, 2005 Annual Report”. Society was held on October 11, 2006. Eva Meigher and Bank staff explained changes Adrienne Nassau chaired the business meeting that occurred in the plan during the year and with aplomb, including concluding it within how cases are handles and settled. one minute of the allotted time. A few but significant Medical Insurance issues After adopting the proposed agenda and were raised at the podium and from the floor. approving the minutes of the last meeting, the There was in particular a broad-based unease chair recognized retirees who had been among participants about how doctors are paid especially active in the affairs of The Society and retained under Aetna’s PPO system. John during the past year. These included: J. Blaxall, Kendall also noted that some retirees residing A. Bracher, R. Chopra, H. Denton, S. Eccles, in Germany had complained that some of their C. Fogle, H. Goris, F. Hall, R. Halperin, C. benefits were less than those of US-based Jones, D. Jones, J. Kendall, A. Keyserlingk, H. retirees. Levy, E. Meigher, K. Nordlander, D. Ritchie, S. Proposals to change three bylaws of The Sigurdsson, J. Shivakumar, M. Takahashi, Y. Society were unanimously approved. The first Abe, A. Vaughn, G. Votav and C. Ziegler. better aligns the wording with what The Society The Treasurer noted that the accounts of The does. The second reduces the eligibility period Society had been audited during the year. of potential Society members from ten to five Assets at the end of the year were about years in the Bank Group. The third change US$59,000. The one-time fee for new increases the number of directors to nine. members to join The Society had been raised The recommendations of the Nominating during the year from US$10 to US$30. Committee were unanimously approved. Ram The Bank’s Chief of Security explained the Chopra and Ricardo Halperin did not wish to rationale for the new security measures, which be re-elected. Charles Ziegler’s term was were introduced last September as announced extended for another two years. Four new earlier. He cited specific terrorism threats, directors were elected for two years: Uma Lele, theft, people living in the Bank, and a large Jean-Yves Maillat, Shawki Barghouti and number of ID cards in circulation. Constance Morris Hope. 2 Volume 2, Issue 8 December 2006 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Tenth Dutch Reunion: Dates: Fall, 2009. Place: Noordwijk, CHILEAN CHAPTER. For this tenth anniversary of the Dutch 1818 Chapter, the group will return to where it all A year-end reunion is going to be organized on a started: het Zuiderbad in Noordwijk. For more date to be determined shortly. For further information: Robert-Jan van der Lugt information about future activities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Miguel Schloss (Mschloss@damconsult.net), or Silvia Lay de Schloss (email@example.com) tel. 56-2- FRENCH-SPEAKING CHAPTER 459-6050. The Fall meeting of the French-speaking Chapter took place in Belgium from October 20 to 22, DUTCH CHAPTER. 2006. It was a great visit which allowed those living in France to meet old friends living in Seventh Dutch Reunion Belgium. It included a diversified program, Dates: September 8-9, 2006 including talks with officials from the European Place: Rotterdam. Parliament and the European Commission as well The Dutch chapter had a reunion in Rotterdam as to the Special Bank representative in Brussels. September 8/9. As it turned out many members The group visited the Royal Museum of Central had been in Rotterdan as children, some during Africa in Tervuren, the port and cathedral of the war, and as students. For many it was Antwerp, and had a magnificent dinner at the interesting and moving to return to their city, now Castle of Bois-Seigneur-Isaac, the home of our so different and modern, but still with much of the friend and colleague Bernard Snoy. Details and old identity. On the program was the usual dinner photos can be found on the site and chapter meeting in the Bilderberg Park Hotel, www.1818france.org. For information about but also a very interesting afternoon touring the future activities, please contact Olivier Lafourcade city in a historical tram and by boat through the (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). harbour. The skyscrapers and the China/Asia/ Africa town, together with museums are all close to the Parkhotel, the venue of the meeting. This GERMAN-SPEAKING CHAPTER hotel is in the heart of Rotterdam, along the avenue where the well-to-do merchants of For information about future activities, please Rotterdam lived a century or so ago. All in all, it contact Dieter von Samson; e-mail: was a successful reunion. Details are on the 1818 email@example.com; Dutch website. (tel. 49-2241-396766) Eigth Dutch Reunion JAPAN CHAPTER Dates: September 14-15, 2007 Place: Zuthphen The Japan Chapter plans to have its First Annual Zutphen is a charming 2000 year old Dutch town. Meeting of the Japan Chapter on March 24, 2007 The group will stay in Hotel Eden at the market in Tokyo. Detailed plans to be announced shortly. square. The program includes a city walk with a The Japan Chapter has an open policy for visit to the famous "Walburgis" church with its eligibility of its membership. It encourages all "Librije" (16 century church library). Bicycling or Japanese who have worked for the Bank Group to boating is optional. After dinner there will be a register with the Japan Chapter irrespective of chapter meeting as part of a visit to a nearby castle. their membership status in The 1818 Society. For more information please contact Ineke and Accordingly, the founders of the Japan Chapter Kees de Haan firstname.lastname@example.org would appreciate it if each Japanese member of The 1818 Society would invite those who might be Ninth Dutch Reunion: interested in joining the newly established Japan Dates: 2nd or 3rd weekend in September 2008 Chapter of The 1818 Society. Contact email Place: Hague or Harderwijk. address: Harutaka Hamaguchi (Director Elect of For suggestions and/or information: Robert-Jan the Japan Chapter), Kenedix, Inc. NTB-M Bldg. van der Lugt; e-mail: email@example.com 7F 2-9, Shinbashi 2-chome, Minato-ku, 3 Volume 2, Issue 8 December 2006 Tokyo 105-0004 Japan, http://www.1818florida.00freehost.com. The Tel 03-3519-2739; Fax 03-3519-2533 website has more details on the 2007 Reunion. E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org, or Masayoshi TAKAHASHI ENERGY SECTOR GROUP Masa_takahashi_mtt@ybb.ne.jp For information or to be put on the e-mail list of the Energy Sector Group, please contact Eugene UK CHAPTER McCarthy, at tel. 703-509-1945; e-mail email@example.com. Spring Reunion and 19th Annual Meeting: Dates: 18 - 20 May, 2007 WATER SECTOR GROUP Place: Palace Hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire Cultural Heritage Approach and Components in World Bank Financed Urban Projects: All 1818 Society members are welcome. For Date: Wednesday , January 10, 2007 further information, please contact Andrew Time: 11.45 a.m. Spurling (Tel. 0118-942-7310; e-mail: DMSpurling Place: MC-C1 Dining Room @aol.com). The above topic will be presented by Gianni Brizzi FLORIDA CHAPTER (recently retired from the Bank), in association with a current WB staff member. The presence of 2007 Reunion: a photographer has been requested. At the Dates: February 6-9, 2007 meeting, we will read news from water and urban Place: Miami, Florida sector retirees. Former colleagues are hereby invited to send relevant news to Dick MacEwen This reunion is open to all World Bank retirees. (see email address below). The news will also be The organizers have lined up the Winter Haven posted on The 1818 Society website. Hotel (on Ocean Drive) and the Blue Moon Hotel Please note that the text of the presentation made (on Collins Avenue) in South Beach. For by A. Locussol and K Ringskog at the luncheon of reservations, call 1.800.553.7739 and mention the September 8, 2006 has been posted on The 1818 "World Bank". You may also make reservations Society website under the heading “Sectors”. For on line. Go to www.bluemoonhotel.com or further information or inclusion in the mailing/e- www.winterhavenhotelsobe.com. Then go to mail list of the Water Sector Group, please contact reservations to input the dates and click on Dick MacEwen (tel.: 1-703-734-0367; e-mail: corporate reservations. It will prompt you for firstname.lastname@example.org). dates and the password which is "World". This will take you directly to the booking engine. New Members Please advise Karin Nordlander by no later than January 15, 2007, whether you are attending and which activities you would like to participate in. We extend a warm welcome to the Karin’s telephone number is (561) 447-9499, email following retirees who became members email@example.com, mail 4301 N. Ocean Blvd. of the Society since the last Bulletin: Boca Raton, FL 33431. Reunion agenda: • Tuesday February 6 - Welcome dinner at Adel Fahmy Bichara Quinn's in South Beach. Hilarion Bruneau • Wednesday February 7 - Guided tour of the Seminole Museum and nature walk to Margaret Clark learn about medicinal plants. Airboat tour Kevin M. Cleaver in the Everglades. Chesaline M. Cuffley • Thursday February 8 - Visit to the Luis T. Fernandez National Hurricane Center. Farewell Eleanor E. Fink Dinner at Grazie in South Beach. Michael Foley • Friday February 9 – Morning tour of South Beach Art Deco and departure. Adeline Francois Note the website for the Florida Chapter which Jennifer L. Hammerly you can access through the 1818 Society website Todd C. Hanson www.worldbank.org/1818 or directly at 4 Volume 2, Issue 8 December 2006 Friedrich Konigshofer eight other infusions that he received Elke Kreuzwieser intravenously. Dominique Lallement After a few dicey days with irregular Lars C.W. Lund progress, Elvar started showing steady Ernst Lutz signs of improvement. After a week, he Meherji K. Madan became stressed over the breathing and Marcel Masse feeding tubes. As the doctors discussed Danette K. Metcalfe the pros and cons of maintaining the Ian P. Morris tubes, Elvar took matters into his own Cecilia J. Nieva hands on his eighth day and pulled them Maria E. Nikolov out. By then his lungs had cleared; he was Marta Irene Peralta off nitric oxide; and he received air that Yvonne Playfair-Scott was only slightly enriched with oxygen. Nelida Rasson He arrived in good health at his parents’ Julia Richardson home on Nov. 9, 2006. John D.N. Riverson Arun P. Sanghvi Please note that I plan to send the final Martin R. Slough copy of the next Bulletin issue to the print Graham R. Smith shop on Thursday, January 18, 2007. Tsion Tesfaye J. Cielito A. Trinidad Tom C. Tsui Mark D. Wilson The 1818 Society’s Website James D. Wolfensohn Much of the information in the Bulletin News and Notices can be found in a greatly more detailed version on the Society’s website: From the Editor. www.worldbank.org/1818. The website is updated regularly and enables 1818 I became a grandfather on October 23, Society members to find information that 2006. I have no plans to turn this column is timely and relevant to many of us. into an account of personal events, but please bear with me this once. My Maintaining Your Healthy Brain: daughter’s firstborn, Elvar Sebastian, born Elder Care Seminar. in Manassas, was at birth a strapping lad of nine pounds and twenty-two inches. Are you concerned about memory loss? He also had severe breathing problems Alzheimer’s disease is not an inevitable because of excessive liquid in his lungs. part of aging. Growing evidence suggests Shortly after birth, he was transferred to that each one of us can manage certain the neonatal intensive care unit at risk factors to stay brain healthy. The Georgetown University Hospital. To topic is presented by Jane Work, PhD. maintain his blood oxygen level at 100 Please join the seminar on November 28, percent at all times, he received near-pure 2006 at 12:00 in Room J1-050 for an oxygen for several days; to decrease his informative discussion on promoting pulmonary pressure he received doses of optimal brain function throughout life. nitric oxide. I counted a battery of some Registration is not required. 5 Volume 2, Issue 8 December 2006 World Bank Group Retirees Association “Fitness and Fun” The 1818 Society Postal Address: P.O. Box 27388 On Tuesday, December 5, from 2.00-4.00 Washington DC 20038-7388 pm, in JB1-080, the Retirement and Telephone: (202) 458-1956 Fax: (202) 522-2417 Assisted Living Committee (RALC) will E-mail: 1Society@worldbank.org hold its next event, on "Fitness and Fun". Website: www.worldbank.org/1818 What are the opportunities in the Washington Area? What new activities Board members - 2006 would you like to take up? Is it too late to Shawki Barghouti , Frona Hall, Constance Morris Hope, Alexander Keyserlingk, Uma Lele, Hernan get started? This session will cover a Levy, Jean-Yves Maillat, Adrienne Nassau range of topics related to how we can (Chairman), Charles Ziegler, John Blaxall improve our health and keep ourselves fit (Honorary Member). and in good spirits. It will start with a short film on the 1999 Senior Olympics, Officers - 2006 Adrienne Nassau – President – (E-mail: followed by brief presentations by 1Society@worldbank.org) representatives from local organizations Catherine Fogle - Vice President (i.e. YMCA, Sibley Hospital, and the Tauheed Ahmed - Treasurer World Bank Fitness Center.) Members John Kendall - Secretary will then be available to speak about their Society Operations Coordinator: - Annabel Bracher own fitness activities at Topic Tables around the auditorium, ready to share Retiree Representatives on Bank information with you. Group Committees Stephen Eccles - Pension Finance Ricardo Halperin - Alternate, Pension Finance Action to take now: Consider Eva Meigher - Pension Benefits participating: Do you run, swim, hike, ski, A. Keyserlingk, Alternate - Pension Benefits do yoga, pilates, Tai Chi, Karate? Play soccer, squash, tennis, golf? Participate in Publications: exercise classes, cycle, or do any other Bulletin - Sverrir Sigurdsson – Editor (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), sports you think fellow 1818 Members Newsletter - Jim Casey – Editor (e-mail: would enjoy? Would you be prepared to email@example.com) share your enthusiasm? If you do, please contact Guy de Lusignan at Chapter Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202-337-3356. Chile - Miguel or Silvia Schloss (email@example.com) France - Olivier Lafourcade; e-mail: Local YMCA offering Fitness classes. firstname.lastname@example.org Germany - Dieter von Samson ; e-mail: The local YMCA is offering fitness classes email@example.com; at Chevy Chase Presbyterian, Chevy (tel. 49-2241-396766) The Netherlands - Robert Jan van der Lugt Chase Circle, Washington, Concord St. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Andrew's United Methodist Church, River tel. 31-71-3613860.fax: 31-71-3612345). and Goldsboro Roads, Bethesda, Potomac Japan - Masayoshi Takahashi (e-mail: United Methodish Church, S. Glen and email@example.com) Falls Road, Potomac, and Witley Part at United Kingdom - Roger Slade (e-mail: 5450 Whitley Park Terrace, Bethesda. Fall firstname.lastname@example.org) Florida – Karin Nordlander (e-mail: Season is now underway. Winter session email@example.com). starts on January 2, 2007. Cost for eight 6 Volume 2, Issue 8 December 2006 weeks is $120 (seniors $90) plus Annual For more information call 301-942-9292 Program fee ($95). Register at the classes. or email firstname.lastname@example.org Website: 2006 Annual Meetings Speech Online. http://www.literacycouncilmcmd.org/Vol unteer.htm. The annual meetings speech of President Wolfowitz is now on the Society’s website Job Openings in Water & Sanitation (www.worldbank.org/1818). The speech can be accessed by clicking on the news The Bank’s Water and Sanitation headline “Wolfowitz Speech at 2006 Program (WSP) has job openings for a Sr. Annual Meeting” and then clicking on the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and button “Speech”. a Sr. Social Marketing Specialist. Funding is provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Volunteer Tutor Opportunities Foundation. The Sr. Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Three hundred students in Montgomery will work on Hand-washing and County are looking to you for help. Sanitation projects. The task manager is Founded in 1963, the Literacy Council of looking for candidates with strong M&E Montgomery County (LCMC), Maryland, skills that could be applied to sanitation is a private, non-profit organization and hygiene programs, not necessarily a dedicated to helping adults in strong WS&S specialist. Montgomery County learn to speak, read, The Sr. Social Marketing Specialist will work write and understand English. on a Hand-washing project. Although the LCMC trains volunteers to tutor one-on- ideal candidate will have had prior one or with small groups of students who experience in the sanitation and hygiene live or work in Montgomery County. It sectors, this is not a requirement. The provides training programs in Basic focus is on finding candidates with strong Literacy, and English as a Second marketing skills who can apply these skills Language. to social objectives such as hand-washing The tutor meets with the student/students with soap and improved access to twice a week for one hour. You, as a hygienic sanitation. tutor, set your schedule and location with Interested external candidate should go to your students allowing total flexibility. the website below for a detailed Prospective tutors do not need to have description of the postings, including prior experience in education. The only duties and desired qualifications. requirements are fluency in English and Interested candidates must do so via the the desire to assist an adult to read and link below. write in English. http://web.worldbank.org/external/defau You start by attending a one and a half- lt/main?menuPK=64262364&pagePK=6 hour orientation during which you will be 4273550&piPK=64273555&theSitePK=1 introduced to organization and training 05843 methodologies. The training workshops are usually spread over two Saturdays and Artists’ & Writers’ Corner last a total of twelve hours. Your commitment is for six months – Art Exhibit: “Transcending Cultures” Your impact is to provide your students The World Bank Group Staff Art Society with skills for life. will hold its 2007 Art Exhibit 7 Volume 2, Issue 8 December 2006 "Transcending Cultures" on January 11th Bank staff, who will introduce her new through February 23rd, 2007, in the H book. The event will be held on Building lobby, 600 19th Street NW. Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 12:30- Opening reception will be on Thursday, 1:30pm in MC13-415. The book, Journey January 11th, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in Across the Four Seas: A Chinese Woman's the H Building lobby. World Bank Group Search for Home, is a true story of how staff, including retirees, are invited. Veronica's mother brought her family Please direct questions to Cynthia Angeles from Hong Kong to the U.S. after (email@example.com) or to Wendy surviving 50 years of turbulence in Asia. Plotkin-Mates It is a tale of courage and the Chinese (firstname.lastname@example.org). cultural emphasis on family and education. Veronica will describe the Art Society: “Art Talk” process of recording her mother's life and The World Bank Group Staff Art Society read excerpts from her book. She is also and the World Bank Group Art the author of Nightfall in Mogadishu, a Department will co-host a lunch-time thriller published in 2000. Both titles are "Art Talk" with Veronica Li, a former available at the World Bank Infoshop. IN MEMORIAM We regret to inform you of the deaths of the following, to whose families we extend our sincere sympathy: Maria Luisa Balana, 54, of Montgomery Village, Maryland, spouse of Arturo Balana, on October 14, 2006 Joan Gladstone Brown, 86, of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, on October 31, 2006. She retired from the Bank in 1984. Daphne Glass, 73, of Homosasa, Florida, on October 23, 2006. She retired from the Bank in 1995. Orma Hawkins, 74, of Fort Washington, Maryland, on October 30, 2006. She retired from the Bank in 1988. Gunter Heyland, 77, of Salernes, France, on October 9, 2006. He retired from the Bank in 1989. 8 Volume 2, Issue 8 December 2006 Mario Kamenetzky, 79, of Jacksonville, Florida, on October 22, 2006. He retired from the Bank in 1988. Kathleen Kay, 90, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, spouse of John Kay, on October 22, 2006. Herbert E. Langley, 92, of Vero Beach, Florida, on October 6, 2006. He retired from the Bank in 1987. Kuo-Chang Ling, 84, of North Potomac, Maryland, on October 7, 2006. He retired from the Bank in 1987. Carmen Lord, 85, of Vancouver, Washington, surviving spouse of Melvin S. Lord, on September 13, 2006. Salma Mawly, 70, of Dubai, UAE, surviving spouse of Said Mawly, on September 16, 2006. Sheila Mitchell, 83, of Swinton, Manchester, United Kingdom, on September 2, 2006. She retired from the Bank in 1986. Onkar S. Murthy, 95, of Chennai, India, on September 21, 2006. He retired from the Bank in 1976 Flora Muthusami, 85, of Trichirapalli, India, surviving spouse of Immanuel J. Muthusami, on August 24, 2006 Francis K. Pearman, 76, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on October 9, 2006. He retired from the Bank in 1987. Pieter Roeloffs, 77, of Medan, Indonesia, on September 16, 2006. He retired from the Bank in 1986. Stuart S. Scales, 88, of Windermere, Cumbria, United Kingdom, on November 1, 2006. He retired from the Bank in 1978. Lucian Sprague, 80, of Woodbridge, Virginia, on October 4, 2006. He retired from the Bank in 1988. Varadachari Srinivasan, 76, of Mumbai, India, on October 25, 2006. He retired from the Bank in 1990.
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