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
“A world of friends is a world of peace.” Beginning in 1981, members of Friendship Force of Knoxville have travelled to many international cities and towns, as well as here in the U.S. Our most recent outbound journey was to Des Moines, Iowa.
We have hosted ambassadors from many different countries, and domestically, including Napa Sonoma, where we hope to visit later this year. Along the way, we have gained an understanding of different cultures and regions, and we have made friends. A world of friends is a world of peace. That is the Friendship Force tag line which describes what we are all about.
The programs committee has developed an array of virtual cultural travel experiences. We begin this month with a journey to Romania taken by the Friendship Force Dallas club. Romania was selected because we are tentatively scheduled to visit there in June 2022. You’ll get an opportunity to learn about the various Friendship Force journeys at our March event. FFK members will describe the highlights of their experiences, both as an ambassador and a host. This will whet our appetite even more for that long-awaited time when we can travel and host again. Thank you for being a part of Friendship Force. Spread the word and invite a person you know to one of our upcoming virtual events.
Jayne Raparelli, President