Quarterly Meetings Meeting

Unless otherwise noted, quarterly 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.

Friday, June 7, 2019
Benbrook Public Library
1065 Mercedes St.
Benbrook, TX 76126
(click for map)

Program details will be available in late May.

Light refreshments will be served.

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

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 to confirm the meeting time and place 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 Judy Williams (817) 370-5500 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 Judy and let her know. She would really like to have your suggestion.

Friday, May 17, 2019
Italian Food Cafe Bella Italian Dining
3548 South Hills Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76109

In the Westcliff Shopping Center
(817) 922-9500
Click HERE for a map.

Cafe Bella has been one of our favorite Italian restaurants. They are very busy on Friday evenings, so please RSVP to Judy Williams no later than Wednesday, May 15. You can text Judy at 817-680-9316.

Cafe Bella does not serve alcoholic beverages, so BYOB.

Good food, good friends and lots of good conversation. Guests and interested non-members are welcome.

International Journeys

Host Journeys Suitcase


None scheduled for 2019

Ambassador Journeys Bon Voyage


CanadaGreater Hamilton and Burlington
June 18-24, 2019

Hamilton is at the western tip of Lake Ontario, 40 miles SW of Toronto, on the northern shore, and 40 miles NW of Niagara Falls, on the US/Canada border.

Check back for more details as this trip develops, but anticipate a day trip to Niagara Falls will be on the agenda.

Berry Bock is the Journey Coordinator for this Journey to this beautiful part of Canada, and Sharon Jackson will be assisting her. Contact either Berry or Sharon if you are interested in the Journey. All Southwest Region members are invited to join us.

Domestic Journeys USA



Louisville, KY
April 3-8, 2019

We had a great time with the ambassadors from Louisville, KY and Western KY. They were able to experience many of the things that we show international ambassadors in their five-day journey.



Willamette and Southern Oregon
Spring 2020

We have been invited to be hosted by the Willamette and Southern Oregon clubs, but they were concerned about the bronchial effects of smoke from forest fires in the fall. We are in the process of rescheduling from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020. Check back for more details soon.

Willamette is a small town, about 15 miles south of Portland, on the Willamette River. Southern Oregon is located in Rogue Valley, near Medford, OR.

Dave Frick will be the Journey Coordinator for our journey to Willamette, Oregon.

Day JourneysTexas

More Day Journeys are being planned for next year. Check back in 2019 for more information.

Special ActivitiesAnimated World

World Conference 2019
Boulder, CO
July 23-27, 2019

The conference was originally scheduled for Puerto Rico, but has been relocated due to the lasting impact of Hurricane Maria. Boulder and other Colorado clubs have stepped up to the task of hosting the conference in 2019, and it looks to be a good one.

World Conference attendees meet new friends, get reacquainted with old friends, and learn more about the views of clubs from other parts of the world. In addition, attendees are among the first to know what is on the agenda for future Friendship Force International activities.

World Conferences are also a great way to boost your enthusiasm for FFI and FFFW.

This will be the ideal opportunity for FFFW members to experience a World Conference, since it's the first World Conference to be held in the US since the 2013 New Orleans World Conference.

You can get more information at the FFI website.

Hope to see you there.

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.