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
Ol' South Pancake House
1509 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 336-0311
(click for map)

Come a little early and have supper with the group. We have free use of the room as long as the group spends at least $100 on food.

Sharon Jackson and Linda Doyle will present their experiences on the Friendship Force Festivals at Sea, the cruises sponsored by FFI. Between the two of them, they have participated in four different cruises. This should be very interesting, especially for those who have considered one of these cruises, but have not yet "taken the plunge".

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.

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.

April 21, 2023
Day Trip

Our next Ethnic Dinner will be on April 21. Check back later for details on where we will be meeting.

Join us for good food, good friends and lots of good conversation. Guests and interested non-members are always welcome.

International Journeys

Host Journeys Suitcase


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


February 15 - March 1, 2023

Thirteen ambassadors, including one from New York recently returned from the exotic French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe!

-- Guadeloupe at Carnival Time!! --

Our journey coincided with Carnival and several of our ambassadors attended it in person. Others viewed the activities on TV.

Our hosts were very gracious, and lots of fun to be with. They gave us an extensive experience of the island, including bus tours to North Grande-Terre and both north and south Basse-Terre.

During our second week extension, we stayed in a guest house, and filled in some of the places that we didn't get a chance to see during our hosting experience, including two museums in Pointe-a-Pitre.

We will be sharing our experiences at a future Quarterly Membership Meeting.

Domestic Journeys USA



Flat Rock, Montana
April 2023




Flathead, Montana - August 18-25, 2023

We will be traveling to Montana in August 2023.

Linda Doyle is requesting assistance with this Journey. Please contact Linda if you are willing to host or help out. Also contact Linda if you are interested in participating in the Journey.

Day JourneysTexas

If you have an interesting place, within 150 miles or so, 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.