Quarterly Meeting Meeting

Unless otherwise noted, Quarterly Membership Meetings begin at 6:30 PM on the first Friday of March, June, September and December. The business meeting and presentations are followed by a time to socialize, with light refreshments. The December meeting is traditionally our Holiday Party and the meeting where official business and election of officers takes place. Members, guests, and interested persons are invited to attend any of our meetings. Location and details will be published in the newsletter, and provided below.

Quarterly Membership Meetings Are Back!!
June 4, 2021 - 6:00 PM
El Fenix Restaurant (click for menu)
6391 Camp Bowie Blvd. (click for map)
Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 732-5584

That's right! Your Board has decided that it is now safe for us to come back together for face-to-face meetings.

Our first meeting will be a chance for us all to get reacquainted over Mexican food and briefly share our experiences during the last year of pandemic isolation. Come join us at El Fenix Mexican Restaurant on Camp Bowie Blvd, and celebrate the beginning of what will hopefully be a return to normal Friendship Force activities.

We hope we'll see all of our members there, but if you have not yet received your full vaccination series, please be safe and stay home.

Come join us for a meeting that will prove to be very enjoyable and enlightening.

Guests and non-members are welcome to join us and find out more about Friendship Force, provided they have been vaccinated.

Board Meetings Gavel

Board meetings normally are held at 4:00PM on the third Sunday of each month at the Benbrook Public Library, 1065 Mercedes St., Benbrook, TX 76126, and are open to all membership. No Board meeting is scheduled for those months with a quarterly meeting. Contact an officer or Board member for information, if you wish to attend a Board meeting.

Ethnic Dinners Food!

Restaurants have come and gone during the pandemic. Do you know of a new ethnic restaurant or and old one that we haven't visited in a while? Contact Judy Williams and let her know, so she can plan a dinner there when we are once again able to gather together. She would really like to have your suggestion.


There is no Ethnic Dinner during the months we have a membership meeting.

Now that most of our members have been vaccinated, we hope to be resuming ethnic dinners soon. Check back here for updates when, where and any restrictions that might be imposed.

In the meantime, click the link above and give Judy your suggestions so she can line up some fantastic locations in the future. Especially consider restaurants with large outdoor seating areas that might be safe sooner than indoor seating.

Good food, good friends and lots of good conversation. Guests and interested non-members are welcome.

International Journeys

Host Journeys Suitcase


We have been assigned a hosting journey from Sao Paulo do Reo Preto, Brazil for 2022. Check back here for information as it develops.


All 2021 journeys have been postponed until 2022.

Ambassador Journeys Bon Voyage


GuadeloupeGuadeloupe Sept/Oct 2022

Keep your fingers crossed and bone up on your French. We are scheduled to journey to the exotic French Caribbean islands of Guadelupe!

We have been working on this journey since we met their president at the New Orleans World Conference, and finally COVID permitting, we have connected. No cruise ship here. We will be visiting a different part of the Caribbean in the Friendship Force way. Stand by for more details, as plans develop.


All 2021 Journeys have been postponed until 2022.

Domestic Journeys USA



PennsylvaniaHarrisburg, PA
Spring 2022

We have a long standing friendship with the Harrisburg club. They visited us in 2010, and we visited them in 2017. Now, after ten years, they would like to come back to see us.

Sharon Jackson will be the hosting coordinator for Harrisburg. Please contact Sharon and give her your support, by volunteering to host or be on a hosting committee.


All 2021 journeys have been postponed until 2022



OregonOregon is back on!
Willamette Valley AND Southern Oregon - Late July 2022

That's right. After months (year?) of working to make this journey happen, Linda Doyle has finally gotten this journey coordinated, with FFI, two Oregon clubs, and San Antonio, who will join us. Linda will be the Journey Coordinator for this Journey. This journey, originally scheduled for 2020 has been postponed a second time, until 2022.

Here's a taste of what you may expect on this journey. More details, including exact dates will be added soon.

Since San Antonio is joining us, and hosting will be limited, if you are interested in making this journey to Oregon in 2022 year, you will need to contact Linda as soon as it is formally announced through a club eblast.

Day JourneysTexas

Dallas - October 1, 2021

The board is planning a one-day journey to Dallas on Friday, Oct. 1.

Preliminary plans include:

Central TexasCentral Texas 3-day Excursion
Postponed until Fall 2022

Due to the novel corona virus, we have postponed this excursion until Fall 2022. Check back early in 2022 for more details, or contact Jeri Edmunds for an update.

Join us for a 3 day, 2 night (or more at your option) excursion to Central Texas.
The itinerary includes

If you have an interesting place, within 150 miles, that you think our club would enjoy, contact Jeri Edmunds (682) 559-9335. We can put it on the list for 2021 or 2022.

Virtual ExperiencesVideo Conferencing

During the COVID-19 pandemic, FFI and other groups have been creating numerous interesting and entertaining opportunities for Friendship Force members to help us stay involved in international &quo;virtual&quo; cultural events. The latest Virtual Experiences are available HERE on the FFI website.

To assist you in planning your schedule, here is a link to an easy to use time zone calculator.

FFI also includes a time zone converter link on appropriate Virtual Experience blog entries.

Special ActivitiesAnimated World

No special activities are currently planned. Do you have an idea for a virtual or face-to-face special activity? Contact any board member.