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Welcome Letter From Our President

Bon bini, Friends! (Welcome, Friends!)

Pabien! (Congratulations!) If you have just clicked on this website out of curiosity , you have just discovered a precious gem! IFA (or International Friends of Aruba) is an exciting group! Welcoming members from over 15 different countries and cultures, it is a thriving and dynamic organization.

IFA is a non-political, non-denominational, non-profit club whose purpose is to advance cultural understanding, advance cultural exchanges among our members, assist in achieving a better understanding of Aruba and inform members about issues of interest. (Taken from the IFA Stichting Charter by-laws, written and approved in 2006) We strive to fulfill this purpose by hosting a number of events throughout the year. Many activities are planned for children, adults and families. Events for 2009 will include a Meet the Members Party, Easter Egg Hunt, a Sunset Sail, Jolly Pirates Family Day, Summer and Christmas Holiday Parties and many other social activities. We regularly host Happy Hours, Dinner Club Nights, Book Club Get-Togethers, Cook and Taste Events, Toddler Play Dates, Park and Beach Outings and have Monthly Business Meetings which are held in Members homes or in local bars and restaurants. We have many events to look forward to and we hope you will join us.

The blend of cultures and backgrounds of the membership of IFA is rare and cherished. We welcome all, from any race or nation. Learning together about one another, our foods, customs and traditions, brings new and longlasting friendships here on our small, happy island.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We hope to meet you at our next event!

Pasa Bon!

Marty Relan: President, 2009