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
2021 is full of promise for our club. We are returning to the essence of Friendship Force -- traveling and hosting. I hope many of you can participate in our September and October journeys, whether as an ambassador journeying to Napa-Sonoma or San Antonio, or becoming involved when we host the San Antonio club.
Looking forward, we are planning a holiday event in December. At this month’s general event, we will poll attendees about their preference on dates. The holiday gathering will recognize a very important milestone — our 40th anniversary.
When I reflect on that fact, I think of the many countries and American cities our club members have visited during the past four decades, the many clubs we have hosted, the friendships that have been made. I am grateful to our founders, who back in 1981, decided to form a Friendship Force club. Because of them, and the members who have followed, who have traveled on outbound journeys, hosted inbound Friendship Force and Open World journeys, served on the board, and been coordinators, and committee chairs, and the dozens who have done a million tasks, Friendship Force of Knoxville has survived.
Our future looks bright. We need your involvement. Come join us at our monthly Zoom events and sign up to travel and/or host and serve on the host committee.
Jayne Raparelli, President