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, March 2, 2017
Benbrook Public Library 1065 Mercedes St.
Benbrook, TX 76126
(click for map)

Check back for details.

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, January 19, 6:30PM
2948 Crockett St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 882-6723
(Click for map)

Some may not call it "ethnic", but MASH'D has a little bit of everything, from chicken and biscuits to tacos to pizza, and a good selection of wines and other libations.

They also have a vegetarian and gluton free menu.

Come join us for good food and good fellowship. Bring along a guest who might be interested in Friendship Force (or not). Ethnic dinners are always a lot of fun for everyone who comes.

Host Journeys Suitcase


New ZealandThames - Coramandel, New Zealand
May 8-15, 2018

Unfortunately, the Thames - Coramandel Ambassador Journey was cancelled by the ambassador group.

Ambassador Journeys Bon Voyage


November 2018

This is exciting! We have been assigned an Ambassador Journey to Morocco in November 2018.

This Journey will be a little different, in that it will be a tour of Morocco with a few home stays along the way. It will be similar to the tour that Randy and Jo Thomson took prior to the World Conference in Marrakesh in 2016. Jo says, "This was one of my best Friendship Force experiences, ever!" Ask them about their experiences.

More details will be published soon. There is no doubt that this Journey will generate interest, world-wide, so once applications are available, get yours in early!

Domestic Journeys USA



November 8 - 14

Sharon Jackson was the Host Coordinator for this visit from our friends in Iowa. Sharon and her team put together a great program for the Iowans, who were quite impressed and happy with the Journey. Jeri Edmunds acted as co-Coordinator in Sharon's absence during the Journey. With her leadership, the journey went very smoothly.


None currently planned. See Past Exchanges for our last journey, to Harrisburg, PA.

Special ActivitiesAnimated World

Day JourneysAuto

January 19, 2018

The Board has approved our first Day Journey, and this one will be by train!

We will take the train to Dallas to the Holocaust Museum to see the exhibit "The African-American Experience in World War II". We will leave from the T&P station mid-morning, have lunch in Dallas, go to the museum, and return in time to attend the Ethnic Dinner that evening.

Cost, excluding lunch, will be under $15.00. Meeting time will be published in January.


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.