ACTIVITIES

Quarterly Meetings Meeting

Unless otherwise noted, quarterly meetings begin with a social period at 6:30 PM followed by the formal meeting at 7:00 PM on the first Friday of March, June, September and December. 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. Location and details will be published in the newsletter, and provided below.

Friday, September 8, 2017
Silent Auction - Location is to be determined.

Note that we are delaying the meeting one week because of Labor Day.

Dave and Jean Frick will present their experiences on the FFI 40th Anniversary Cruise.

If you have interesting items to add to the auction, contact Dave Frick.


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 meeting time and place confirmation 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 Betty Mappes (817) 467-7039 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 Betty and let her know. She would really like to have your suggestion.

Friday, July 21, 2017
Szechuan Restaurant City View
4750 Bryant Irvin Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 346-6111
(Click for map)

“Longtime go-to for basic Chinese stir fries & noodles in a simple, quiet setting.” - Google
Szechuan serves solid Chinese fare at a reasonable price. Main dishes range from $9 to $11.

Come join us for good food and great company. Bring a friend. Visitors are welcome to join us and find out what Friendship Force is all about.


Host Journeys Suitcase

2017

Due to a miscommunication our Host Journey with Thames-Coramandel was cancelled. They are still very interested in a reciprocal visit to Fort Worth, and we are now scheduling it for April 2018. We have notified FFI that we are available for an Host Journey in 2017, and are anticipating a response.

2018

New ZealandThames - Coramandel, New Zealand
April - Exact dates TBD

We have accepted an inbound exchange with ambassadors from Thames - Coramandel, New Zealand. Thames - Coramandel is on the peninsula, across the bay from Auckland. We had a really great exchange to their club in 2008. Let's make this a fantastic exchange for our New Zealand friends, old and new. This would be a great opportunity for a newer member, with mentoring, to gain experience as an Journey Coordinator.




Ambassador Journeys Bon Voyage

2017

Global Journeys

We have not been assigned an Ambassador Journey for 2017. However, we are invited to participate in one or more Global Journeys.

Go to the FFI website and see some of the interesting and exoctic Global Journey offerings.




Domestic Journeys USA



Hosting

2017

Iowa
November 9 - 13

Sharon Jackson will be the Host Coordinator for this visit from our friends in Iowa. Sharon will be contacting members to assist here in making that an outstanding experience for the ambassadors. The best way to enjoy a Journey is to participate as much as you can, so contact Sharon and let her know you are available to help.

Ambassador

PensylvaniaHarrisburg, Pennsylvania
July 10 - 15, 2017

The Harrisburg Journey has been finalized. No additional openings are avaiable unless someone cancels.

Special ActivitiesAnimated World

World Conference ManchesterFFI 2017 40th Anniversary World Conference
Manchester, England
August 2017

Visit the place it all started. Manchester was the very first Friendship Force exchange, with a plane full of folks from the Atlanta area visting there, while a plane full of British ambassadors simultaneously visited the Atlanta area.

Click here for more information

Day JourneysAuto

We are planning some interesting day trips for the coming months. Some will be local, some will be in the area, and some will entail an overnight stay.

More information will be coming soon.

If you have an interesting place, within 150 miles, that you think our club would enjoy, contact Jeri Edmunds and pass on your suggestion.

Foreign FilmsFilms

“KinoMondo”, a foreign film series, is sponsored by the Office of International Student Services at Texas Christian University each year. Admission is free, and refreshments are served. The public is invited, every Wednesday at 6:30PM through the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Films are shown in Lecture Hall #4 of the Sid Richardson Physical Sciences Building, on the TCU campus. Lecture Hall #4 is on the lowest floor.