ACTIVITIES

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.

Friday, June 5, 2020
Benbrook Public Library
1065 Mercedes St.
Benbrook, TX 76126
(click for map)

Check back in May to find out about our next interesting program.

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

Light refreshments will be served.

Guests and non-members are welcome to join us for this program, and find out more about Friendship Force.


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 to confirm the meeting time and place if you wish to attend a Board meeting.

Ethnic Dinners Food!

Ethnic dinners occur monthly, on the third Friday, except during quarterly meeting months. Meeting time is 6:00 PM, unless otherwise noted. If possible, please contact Judy Williams (817) 370-5500 by Wednesday prior to the dinner, unless otherwise noted below, in order to assist in determining a reservation count.

Do you have an ethnic restaurant you like that we haven't visited in awhile (or never)? Contact Judy and let her know. She would really like to have your suggestion.

Friday, ?? ??, 2020

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

While restaurant attendance requirements have been loosened, large group meetings are still not allowed or advisable due to COVID19.

Consequently, there will be no Ethnic Dinners in the near future. Check back later to find out when our next dinner will be scheduled.

In the meantime, click the link above and give Judy your suggestions so she can line up some fantastic locations in the future.

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


International Journeys

Host Journeys Suitcase

2020

We are hoping to host FF Montreal next year. Check back for details soon.




Ambassador Journeys Bon Voyage

2020

BrazilTere-Rio, Brazil
October 13-18, 2020

Due to the coronavirus threat, this Journey has been canceled.



Domestic Journeys USA



Hosting

2020

ConnecticutHartford, CT
February 29 - March 4, 2020

We had a great time with the ten ambassadors from Connecticut who arrived by train on Feb. 29, after visits to San Antonio and Austin.

Dave Frick was the Journey Coordinator for this event. He and his committees did a bang up job, especially considering the short stay.

We had only three days to introduce them to Fort Worth, so we just hit the highlights - no Dallas Day. We plan did include the Stockyards, the cultural district, Sundance Square, Bass Hall and the Water Gardens. We took them the the U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving, which we haven't done in quite awhile.

Our welcome dinner had to be moved at the last minute to Spring Creek BBQ in Lake Worth, as their west Fort Worth restaurant burned.

The Farewell Party was pot luck, except for chicken, at Ridglea Christian Church, the evening of Tuesday, March 3. We had a good learning some new dance steps from a couple who teach country western dancing.

The ambassadors had a great time, and said we gave them the best feel of being in the west. They were told that's because Fort Worth is "Where the West Begins!"

Ambassador

2020

Willamette Valley
CANCELLED

We are pursuing the possiblity of reinstating this journey in 2021.

Day JourneysTexas

BluebonnetCentral Texas 3-day Excursion
Postponed until 2021

Due to the novel corona virus, we have postponed this excursion until Spring 2021. Check back early in 2021 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 during wildflower season.
The itinerary includes

Click Here to download all of the details.

Note: Due to the postponement until 2021, the detailed itinerary may change slightly. Any changes that occur will be provided to those who have reserved a place on this excursion.

Please confirm you will be joining us by sending your check for the Cruise, Wine Tasting, and Church Tour ASAP .
Send a check for $50/person, payable to The Friendship Force of Fort Worth to the following address:

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.

Special ActivitiesAnimated World

2020 Super-Regional Conference
Great Lakes, Midwest and Southwest Regions Minneapolis, MN
September 18-20, 2020
CANCELED

Unfortunately the Super Regional Conference has become a victiom of COVID-19 and has been cancelled. The next conference will be posted here when information is available.