Next FFK Events
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:30 p.m. via ZOOM
Program at 7:00 p.m. with Jeremi Snook, President and CEO of Friendship Force International.
Program ID and Passcode to be emailed later.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Board Meeting at 2:00 p.m. via ZOOM
Tuesday December 22, 2020 via ZOOM
Fourteen members attended sharing memories of Christmas-time abroad. We traveled through Vietnam, Germany, Colombia, Nepal, London, Tuscany and cruises on the Danube, Seine and through the Panama Canal as well as memories of family Christmases.
Three survey questions also had the group discussing their favorite Christmas/Holiday movies, drinks and songs. Wishing each other the joys and happiness of the season, the members had a pleasurable evening.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 via ZOOM
The Special November Annual Business Meeting was held before the program. The 20 members present elected the slate of Club Officers for 2021 and also approved the up-dated By-Laws.
The program was a trip to Lisbon, Portugal with Bruce and Janis Robinson sharing the history and culture of that wonderful city They said it was fascinating and one of their best trips!
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 via ZOOM
Twenty FFK members enjoyed an interesting and informative "Trip to Iran" presented by Kaye Bultemeier and Noel Kuck with Joanne and Al Schuetz who made the 8 day journey to Iran in October 2019.
After long flights from Knoxville to New York and Moscow they arriving in Tehran, Iran. They took one more flight south where they met their driver and guide. The six of them continued their adventure via van visiting both the ancient and modern sites in Persepolis, Yazd, Esfahan and Shiraz.
They shared with club members their pictures and maps talking about the people they met, the places they stayed and the foods they ate.
Members learned more about this ancient and important part of the world.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 via ZOOM
Carlos Pinella presented a Zoom program for the 18 FFK members who attended. He spoke about the indigenous architecture in Peru and Bolivia. Using maps and photos of South America and the seven countries of today that comprised that early native civilizations from 2500 BC though the Incas up and through the 18th Century.
It was interesting to see how these early civilizations travelled from one area to the next. He also explained the methods of cultivation of crops and how water resources were found and used. This is certainly a very beautiful part of the world.
The group thanked Carlos for an informative program.
FF Sacramento Community Garden Presentation
On Sunday August 30th Pat Ghiglieri of FF Sacramento gave a lovely presentation about the Four Seasons community garden where she lives. Pat has spent years helping to make this a very special place for her neighborhood in Northern California.
For those of you who would like to view the presentation, FF Sacramento created a YouTube video link which is provided below.
Tuesday, August 25th Virtual Meeting Via Zoom.
FFK had its first virtual Zoom meeting for its membership. It must be considered a complete success. There were 24 members who attended the meeting from their homes.
Members began signing in at 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. They shared their experiences since the club had it last meeting in January of this year.
Promptly at 7:00 p.m. Kaye Bultemier and Noel Kuck began their presentation about their 19 day excursion from St. Petersburg Russia to Beijing China. Much of the trip was aboard the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
Using maps and photos with their narrative of the trip they provided a great overview of their journey. They spent the first several days touring St. Petersburg giving the members an opportunity to see the beauty of the city.
They then boarded the train and headed to Moscow spending several day there too. One of the most interesting things was the Moscow subway or underground Metro system. It was built shortly before WWII and used as a bomb shelter then. Today it features beautiful artwork.
They made several other stops before the arrived in Mongolia. Members had an opportunity to learn about the nomad lives of the people there.
After leaving the train they flew to Beijing . From there they returned home. Both Kaye and Noes recommend the trip for others should they be able to go.
KNOX COUNTY AND THE VIRUS
Now that a vaccine will bea available to all of us soon we must continue to be take steps to protect us and others around us.
Wash your hands frequently.
Maintain social distancing when out keeping 6 feet from others.
Wear a face mask or face covering when out in public.
Stay at home as much as possible to avoid receiving or transmitting the virus to others.
Eat well, get adequate rest and get as much exercise as possible.
Wearing a mask will save lives!