Publications

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Fifth Annual Diplomatic Family Day (At Wheaton Regional Park)

Diplomats and volunteers enjoyed a temperate spring day at Wheaton Regional Park with games and a picnic

Marymount Fashion Show 2017

Washington National Opera Costume Closet

Philadelphia Flower Show

Museum of Bags

U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms

2016 Fall New Diplomat Welcome

4th Annual Diplomatic Family Day at Glen Echo

The kids had fun with face painting, puppet shows, and the carousel at the park with their families!

2016 THIS for Diplomats Annual Meeting

Photos by Debbie Glaser.

Spring 2016 A-MAY-ZING Gala

Photos by Ben Droz. and Bruce Guthrie

2016 Spanish Cultural Exchange

2016 Potomac Cultural Exchange

2016 Embassy of Paraguay Festival

2016 Kids at Katzen

2016 Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship Event

Photos by Mrs. Betty Jones.

2016 DC Cultural Exchange

2016 C&O Canal Barge Ride

Photos by Richard Brandon, Canadian Diplomat.

2016 Bethesda and Chevy Chase Cultural Exchange

2016 African Cultural Exchange

2016 Historic House and Art Tour in Georgetown

Diplomats and THIS volunteers enjoyed an amazing morning with hostess Toni Gordon in her historic Georgetown home learning about her home and art collection.

April 2016 Steering Committee Meeting

Dr. Stephen Grummon spoke to THIS volunteers about international affairs.

2016 Turkish Henna Ceremony

Turkish Diplomats gave a presentation about the Traditional Turkish Henna ceremony and served Turkish food at NOVA Cultural Exchange.

2016 Turkish Whirling Dervishes Performance

2016 Peking Acrobats Performance

2016 DC Cultural Exchange: The Election Process Part II

The DC Cultural Exchange enjoyed Part II of Bob Olson's presentation on US Elections and how the electoral system works.

April 2016: New Diplomat Welcome

Photographs by Mrs. Betty Jones.

2016 THIS Bridge Group

2016 DC ICCE: The Election Process

The election process in several countries including Spain, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Pakistan was compared in the DC ICCE.

2016 Spanish Conversation Group

Cristina Gavarron spoke about the Spanish conquests in North America and served delicious Spanish food.

March 2016 Naval Observatory Tours

Forty-two Diplomats representing 23 countries toured the Naval Observatory on March 11 and March 18. Geoff Chester, Public Affairs Officer at the Observatory shared the history and unique information about the Observatory.

February 2016 Mariinsky Ballet

Diplomats and THIS volunteers attend an open rehearsal of the Mariinsky Ballet.

February 2016 Potomac ICCE "Batik As a Unique Hallmark of Indonesia's Cultural Heritage"

The ladies of the Indonesian Embassy proudly presented a program at the Residence of Madam Dewi Suryodipuro, spouse of Indonesian Deputy Chief of Mission, as part of the Potomac ICCE.

February 2016 DC ICCE Art Presentation

February 2016 THIS Networking Event

The Inaugural Meeting of THIS for Diplomats African Cultural Exchange Committee

February 2016 Event at the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan

An evening of culture and cuisine at the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Janaury 2016 "The Sculptor in Her Atelier"

Dalya Luttwak, Israeli-born sculptor, gave a fabulous talk about her work and tour of her studio to a group of 32, including 13 diplomats. AGHD Committee Photos: Gail Roache

December 2015, Book Club Discussion

December 2015, Seneca Quarry Tour

Video by Gail Roache- Click on the picture to see the video!

November 2015, English Tea

Photos by Betty Jones

November 2015, Noodles Around the World

The Cooking Committee organized a fantastic program featuring “Noodles around the World” with Spätzle from Germany, Tortelloni from Italy and a cold noodle dish from China. Noodle Kugel, a traditional Jewish dessert rounded off the wonderful experience!

October 2015 Halloween Family Fun Treasure Hunt Cruise

Photos by Stefan Raileanu, diplomat from Romania and volunteer Karen Bopp

October 2015 New Diplomat Welcome

Photographs by Mrs. Betty Jones

October 2015 Shenandoah Sampler, Luray Caverns

Photos by Mrs. Jina Choi Wakimoto

Annual Spring Meeting, May 21, 2015

Photographs by Mrs. Betty Jones

Ruthanna Weber's 100th Birthday

Photographs by Mrs. Betty Jones

3rd Annual Diplomatic Family Day at Glen Echo Park

March 2015 New Diplomat Welcome

Photographs by Mrs. Betty Jones

November 20, 2014 Steering Meeting with Professor James Thurber

October 2014 New Diplomat Welcome

Photographs by Mrs. Betty Jones

2014-2015 Volunteer Kickoff and Steering Meeting

Photographs by Mrs. Betty Jones

Washington National Opera: Escorted Tour of the WNO Costume Storehouse

Festival des Artises "Diplomacy through Art" 4-5-2013

THIS for Diplomats hosted the 5th Festival des Artistes at The Duke Ellington School for the Arts. A mixed community of diplomats, volunteers, and friends were able to express their artistic side as well as promote international understanding through art.

History of American Art with the Experts 2-13-2013

THIS for Diplomats toured the Smithsonian American Art Museum to learn more about 19th century landscapes which heralded the natural wonders that came to represent the virtue of American nature and the symbolic American West.

Tour of the Federal Reserve 1-18-2013

THIS for Diplomats and friends took a tour of the United States Federal Reserve, the central bank of the U.S. The tour illuminated the Federal Reserve's historic role during the Great Depression of 1929 -the 2008 Financial Crisis.

2012 Annual Welcome Back for Diplomats

The International Children's Festival 2012

This year's 6th annual edition of the International Children's Festival at the Ronald Reagan Building on Sunday May 6, 2012. About 6,300 attendees, 22 embassies and various children friendly activities made this event a big success.

March 2012 New Diplomat Welcome

The friendly volunteers of THIS meet with new Diplomats arriving to Washington, DC.

2012 Spring Soiree

Our annual fundraiser was a great success! Thanks to all who attended!

ASEAN Women's Circle

Many thanks to ASEAN Women's Circle for inviting THIS to their event on June 13. We learned so much about Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and Malaysia.

THIS for Diplomats Visits Chicago, October 2011

The travel committee organized a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime visit to Chicago, a city alive with history, unique and fascinating architecture, world renowned museums, restaurants, and parks.

Vice President Joe Biden Celebrates with THIS at our 50th Anniversary

The THIS family was thrilled and honored to have Joe Biden attend our 50th Anniversary celebration at the Blair House. His presence made a memorable night unforgettable.

A Day in the Life of THIS

We have almost 300 THIS gatherings every year, so you can imagine how many pictures we have of all that we do. Here is a good sampling of seven of them - all great expamples of the fun, fellowship, and colors of THIS!

2011 Italian Conversation Holiday Party

The Holiday Party of the Italian Conversation Group, always a fun event, was injected with new energy, surprise, and laughter, involving a very complicated gift exchange system.

Montpelier Bus Trip

Visit to the lifelong home of James Madison, Montpelier. After the tour of Montpelier, the bus continued to the nearby farm of the Chairman of the Montpelier Foundation where a casual luncheon was served.

Tour of Annapolis Led by our Friendly Volunteer, Katie Moose

THIS toured the Maryland Governor’s “Government House,” the Maryland State House (legislature), and the Hammond-Harwood House. Later, we walked along Gloucester Street to see the U.S. Naval Academy and had a lunch at the historic Reynold’s Tavern.

September 2011 Welcome Back to DC Coffee Reception

Diplomats and volunteers join together to celebrate friendships and catch up on everyone’s summer adventures.