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/
Note from the President
Good things are about to happen!
Many of us are traveling this summer to family and friends we have been unable to see for far too long. And now, in August, we will have a great opportunity to meet our FFK members in person. You will receive an invitation from one of our members inviting you to their home for lunch, appetizers and cocktails, or dinner. It will be a chance for both newer and long-term members to get to know each other. The FFK Board hopes many of you will participate. A reminder about the FFK policy: Only fully vaccinated persons are to attend in-person events.
Friendship Force of Knoxville will be traveling to our first journey post-pandemic in September to the Napa Sonoma area of Northern California. In October, we will travel to San Antonio, Texas, and then San Antonio will be visiting Knoxville!
Mark your calendars for the fourth Tuesday of each month. That is when we hold our monthly programs. The July program information can be found in this newsletter. We have special events coming, too: a Farewell Dinner in October for our San Antonio friends, and a December Holiday Party/40th FFK Anniversary event. Details will be forthcoming. All fully vaccinated FFK members are invited to both events.
We are ready to meet in person, travel, host, make new friends, and renew friendships.
Let the fun begin!
Jayne Raparelli, President