Now that we are all being advised to "stay at home" here is a good opportunity to travel from the comfort of your favorite chair with online videos and photos from around the USA and the world! A link to the new Travel page is available in the footer of each FFK webpage OR click here: Travel from Home
Friendship Force is a non-profit international organization that promotes cultural understanding through personal contact. The Friendship Force of Knoxville utilizes travel as a means to meet people from different cultures and places rather than emphasizing the place itself. By being a guest in other people's homes and by inviting them to be a guest in our homes, we believe we can break barriers that divide us.
Change the way you see the world!
For More Information About Friendship Force International, please visit their website at https://www.thefriendshipforce.org/
July finds FFK reassessing trying to be smart as we consider activities for the next few months. I am reminded of the meaning of the word patience “Bearing trials calmly without complaint”. For all of us the importance of patience is evident every day with the shifting incidence of COVID. Because of the recent increase of COVID cases the board has decided to delay the small group gatherings we had planned. We are excited to begin to see each other personally again but it seems that it is not the right time. The board will continue to monitor the situation and move forward as guidelines direct. We are still cautiously optimistic that we will be able to host the visitors from San Antonio at the end of October. See information from Diana and Leslie our journey coordinators. Please watch for further updates. This is an important time for FFK to work on a few items that need assistance. We really need help with the following and hope you will consider.
· Someone to set up our Facebook account for FFK
· People willing and interested in helping with the planning of the 40th anniversary of FFK in 2021
· Anyone with interest in assisting Ray Simko and setting up the ability to renew club membership at our website.
· Someone interested in being the host coordinator for the visit from St Louis, Missouri in spring 2021.
· People willing to share photos, stories, and information about previous travels for our website.
Many worldwide FFI journeys are still being planned and you can see further details by visiting their website www.friendshipforce.org.
I wish all of you continued health and may we soon be together and journeying the world again.