Quarterly Meeting Meeting

Unless otherwise noted, Quarterly Membership Meetings begin at 6:00 PM on the first Friday of March, June, September and December. The business meeting follows supper at the Old South Pancake House unless changed. 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.

September 6, 2024 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Ol' South Pancake House
1509 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 336-0311
(click for map)

Sharon Jackson will give a brief presentation on her journey to Cuba. Other presentations 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.

Come have supper with the group at 6. The meeting begins at about 7:00.

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

Board Meetings Gavel

Board meetings generally are held immediately following our Ethnic Luncheon on the third Saturday of each month at the restaurant. 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 Luncheon Food!

Ethnic Luncheons are held at noon on the third Saturday. Please contact Judy Williams (817) 680-9316 [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. 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.

Saturday, July 20 , 2024 at 12:00 noon.
Vietnamese Cuisine Pho Little Saigon (click for menu)
1712 Mall Circle (click for map)
Located on the north side of Ridgmar Mall

We haven't been to this delicious Vietnamese restaurant in quite a while. They have an excellent menu, including some vegetarian dishes.

Pho Little Saigon (which is different than Little Saigon) serves wine and beer.

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


We are working with FFI to host a very interesting group of ambassadors from Eastern Europe. More to follow when plans are firm.


We have not been assigned an international inbound journey for 2024.

Ambassador Journeys Bon Voyage


New ZealandNew Zealand, November 8-21, 2024

Yes! Once again we will be journeying to two clubs, Northland and Christ Church, with a possible pre- or post-journey tour of the South Island. This is a "don't miss it" opportunity. This journey will be popular. Sharon Jackson is our Journey Coordinator, so contact Sharon (817) 907-6319 for more information.

Domestic Journeys USA



TennesseeMemphis, Tennessee
May 7-13, 2024
**** CANCELLED ***
FloridaSarasota, Florida
October 17-22, 2024

After our Journey to Sarasota, we will do a reciprocal hosting of Sarasota, October 17-22, 2024. Berry Bock is the Journey Coordinator for this inbound, and will need lots of help to provide the Sarasota folks with an informative and enjoyable visit to Fort Worth. Contact Berry (682) 556-3220 and offer to help with this activity. This is a great way to get a little more involved without becoming overwhelmed.



FloridaSarasota, Florida
February 1-6, 2024

Fifteen ambassadors from five different clubs were hosted by the Sarasota club, and we really enjoyed the people and the interesting features of Sarasota that they showed us. Bad weather disrupted a planned boat tour and ski show, but everyone found alternative activities, and a second boat tour went off without a hitch, even though the day started off rainy. The planned activities included

Ambassadors had fun doing many other individual activities with their hosts.

Linda Doyle, as usual, did a great job of coordinating this Domestic 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

None currently scheduled, but the Board is planning for the future.