Next FFK Events
Take a few minutes and visit the Calendar Page for the most up-to-date information about all coming FFK events through the end of the year.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Board Meeting 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
Program ID: 840 1582 6373
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, a membership event with Betsy Tonkin presenting an overview of her trip to South Africa,
Program ID and Passcode to be emailed at a later date.
Tuesday April 27, 2021, a membership event.
President Jayne Raparelli opened the General Membership Event at 7:00 P.M. Twenty members and two guests were in attendance for this virtual gathering. Jane Conway was the guest of Diana Lopez, and Elaine Gorman was the guest of Vicki Creed.
Jayne then introduced Diana Lopez, past FFK president, who has visited more than one hundred twenty-five countries. Diana’s presentation was a Friendship Force International Global Journey to Southeast Asia in 2019.
Diana shared pictures and commentary about Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Laos. She had many pictures and gave us information on the many temples, rural villages, major cities, several modes of transportation and different ethnic groups.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Membership Event via Zoom
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with "Journeys Down Memory Lane" with Ron Mayer beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Seven presentations were given on a variety of Friendship Force experiences. The presentations brought back positive memories for those who participated and demonstrated to new and long-term members alike what Friendship Force has to offer.
The first was by Ron Mayer on an inbound international journey from Calgary.
Leslie Badines followed Ron on an outbound international journey to Chile.
Next up was Bill Cherry on the inbound domestic journey from Napa-Sonoma, California.
Janis Robinson followed Bill with an outbound domestic journey to Des Moines, Iowa.
Betsy Tonkin presented an FFK/Open World visit from a Georgia delegation.
Diana Lopez gave only a brief mention to an FFI-sponsored Global Journey to Myanmar, because she will give a full presentation on this journey at our April 27 event.
The last presentation was made by Panos Ionnides describing a joint trip by FFK with another FF Club on an international journey to Pau, France.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
Diana Lopez introduced the speaker, Mary Williams, of the of the FF Dallas club. Her topic was on Romania, based on her trip there in 2009 when members of the Dallas Friendship Force club were guests of the Sibiu club for a week. After her slide presentation she responded to various questions and comments from FFK members and guests.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:30 p.m. via ZOOM
Twenty-five members and one guest had the opportunity to hear a presentation from Jermei Snook, President and CEO for Friendship Force International via ZOOM. He reviewed the upcoming plans for the organization for the next several years. He has great expectations that clubs will begin to travel in late 2021 and 2022.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Board Meeting at 2:00 p.m. via ZOOM
KNOX COUNTY AND THE VIRUS
Now that a vaccine will be 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!