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.
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For More Information About Friendship Force International, please visit their website at https://www.thefriendshipforce.org/
Note from the President
Greetings, Friendship Force of Knoxville members!
Let me begin by thanking you for renewing your membership to FFK.
Whether you are a new, semi-new, or long-term FFK member, I encourage you to attend our next membership event. We are fortunate to have Jeremi Snook, the Friendship Force International President and CEO, share with us the future vision of FFI. Jeremi will be our speaker on Tuesday, January 26. Join the event via Zoom and be prepared to learn something new.
Covid-19 has caused major disruption to our club’s travel and hosting plans. We had been scheduled to travel to Romania this June. In April, the St. Louis, Missouri Friendship Force Club had planned to visit Knoxville. Because of the pandemic, both of those journeys have been postponed, most likely to 2022. We will let you know when we have new dates.
This September and October, we anticipate outbound journeys to Napa-Sonoma, California, and San Antonio, Texas. We also plan to have San Antonio visit Knoxville in October. All three journeys provide opportunities to experience the joys of belonging to Friendship Force: travel as an ambassador, and stay in club members’ homes, host ambassadors in your home, participate in the activities we will offer to our San Antonio friends, as well as attend their Welcome and Farewell dinners.
We look forward to the much-anticipated time when we can once again travel/host and create lasting friendships.
Jayne Raparelli, President