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.

In concern for the health of all our members, the Board has decided to restrict all FFFW meetings to attendees who have been vaccinated. Please do not join our meetings until you have been fully vaccinated. Masks are optional. Thank you.

March 3, 2023 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location to be announced

Quarterly membership meetings are a good time to chat with old friends, get acquainted with new members and find out what is going on in the club.

Light refreshments will be served.

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 generally are held at 2:00PM on the third Saturday 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.

Note that Board meetings have been moved from 3:00PM to 2:00PM until further notice, to accomodate those who drive longer distances during the winter months.

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) 560-9316 [text, not voice] by Wednesday prior to the dinner, unless otherwise noted below, in order to assist in determining a reservation count.

Restaurants have come and gone during the pandemic. Do you know of a new ethnic restaurant or an old one that we haven't visited in a while? Contact Judy Williams and let her know. She would really like to have your suggestion.

January 20, 2023
Day Trip Weatherford, TX

Our January Ethnic Dinner will be replaced with a Day Journey to Weatherford.


International Journeys

Host Journeys Suitcase

2023

MexicoTuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
Dates TBD

We visited Tuxtla Gutierrez in 2006 and really enjoyed our hosting. The club would now like to reciprocate in 2023.

We need a Coordinator for the Journey. If you would consider that, please contact Jim Young to discuss it.




Ambassador Journeys Bon Voyage

2023

GuadeloupeGuadeloupe
February 15 - March 1, 2023

Finally!! We have been approved for a journey to the exotic French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe!

-- Guadeloupe at Carnival Time!! --

We are scheduling our journey to coincide with Carnival. We will have a home stay from February 15 - 23, followed by an optional week of touring Guadeloupe on our own. We will return home March 1.

An email was sent to members announcing the journey. Interest is high for the journey, and the deadline for submitting an application was Monday Oct. 17. If you did not get your application in by the deadline, contact Jim Young to see if you can be wait listed.



Domestic Journeys USA



Hosting

2023

Flat Rock, Montana
April 2023

CANCELLED

Ambassador

2023

Flat Rock, Montana - August 2023

We will be traveling to Montana in August 2023. More details soon.

Day JourneysTexas

If you have an interesting place, within 150 miles, that you think our club would enjoy, and would be willing to help organize, contact Jeri Edmunds (682) 559-9335. We can put it on the list for this year or next.

Virtual ExperiencesVideo Conferencing

During the COVID-19 pandemic, FFI and other groups created numerous interesting and entertaining opportunities for Friendship Force members to help us stay involved in international "virtual" cultural events. Many of these activities, including the Book Club, are still going on, post pandemic. The latest Virtual Experiences are available HERE on the FFI website, or go to your My Friendship Force member portal.

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 special activity? Contact any board member.