April social

Join us on a walk through New Mexico’s largest international grocer led by the owner, Victor Limary! Variety! Variety! is what Talin Market is known by its patrons! Hard to find items and choices of brands, sizes and flavors from which to choose from is what keeps its customers coming back!

Some of the regions we will visit are China, Vietnam, Thailand, the UK, Indonesia, India and Italy!!

You will learn how Talin came to be and how it has grown to be New Mexico’s largest international food market!

Lunch at Buca di Peppo will follow after the tour! Lunch on your own.

Invite friends to join you and introduce them to our fun loving members and who knows, they may join Friendship Force!

Date: Saturday, April 7
Time: 10:30 am
Place: Talin World Food Fare
Address: 88 Louisiana Blvd SE (southeast corner of Central & Louisiana)

RSVP: Reply to this email or call me at 710-4448. It is important to RSVP by Wednesday, April 4, to make sure Talin can accommodate us and Buca has a table big enough for all of us!!

Your support to make our social events a success is greatly appreciated. Chinese New Year’s was well attended; let’s make this event as successful!

March luncheon summary

Friendship Force Luncheon 3/10/18

Meeting Summary

Thank you to 34 members who made it to our luncheon. We are happy to welcome Shelli Evans as one of our new members! Our speaker, Dr. Dianne Layden, presented on “The Story of the Rudolfo Anaya Monument.

Mark your calendars for the following journey exchanges:
· May 3-10 Incoming Exchange from Western North Carolina – we ask as many club members as possible to participate in this event as home hosts, day hosts and small dinner hosts. Contact Lenore Pardee @ 256-1455.
· September 20 – 27 Incoming International Exchange from Metro Vancouver B.C. in which we ask for a volunteer coordinator and team to bring this to reality. Contact Mark Vaughan for further information @ 379-3191.
· June 13-19 Outgoing Exchange to Cedar Rapids Iowa. We have room for 5-6 more members. Contact Cheryl Lehmberg @ 972-658-4241 to join in the fun!
· June 5-17 Outgoing Exchange to Northern Germany – a shared journey with Salt Lake City Utah. Contact Mark Vaughan for further information @ 379-3191.
· Next Year – 2019 – May – Incoming – Austin, TX and New Mexico FF Clubs to host Sunshine Coast Australia. Luncheon and Social Event Dates and Themes: More details forthcoming
· April 7, 10:30 – Talin World Food Market Tour followed by lunch at Buca de Peppi
· May 12, 11:30 – Luncheon meeting with presenters from KANW on the unique qualities and varieties of New Mexico Music
· June 3, 3:00-5:00 – Ice Cream Social @ Mark Vaughan’s
· July 14, 11:30 – Luncheon meeting – Patriotic Theme Presentation
· July – Date TBD – Wine and Cheese Party @ Judith Mead’s home
· August 19 – 3:00-7:00 – Picnic @ Elena Gallegos Double Shelter
· September 8, 11:30 – Luncheon meeting with our member Phil Moskal – who will be giving a travel presentation to bring the temples and environs of Anker Wat, Cambodia to life for our members
· October 6, Outing to El Rancho de las Golondrinas Harvest Festival
· November 10, 11:30 – Luncheon meeting – Come to magical Paris and Spain through the eyes of our member Denise Coleman.
· December 8, Christmas Party – Location and Time TBD[J1]

Please share your ideas regarding socials and speakers with any of the board members. This club belongs to all of us and the more voices and input the better we become.

Quotes for the month:
“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
“There is nothing better than a friend. Unless it is another friend with chocolate!”

On Sunday, March 11, 2018, 8:17:23 PM MDT, Julie McGaharan <jamcgaharan@gmail.com> wrote:

Thank you for sending this out to all our current members. Let me know if it comes out formatted with bullet points.

From Julie McGaharan

March luncheon

FRIENDSHIP FORCE MARCH LUNCHEON
Saturday, March 10, 11:30 am, Hotel Eleganté
THE STORY OF THE RUDOLFO ANAYA MONUMENT
SPEAKER: DIANE LAYDEN, Ph.D
Dianne Layden is a writer and retired college professor in Albuquerque. She came to New Mexico in 1969 to complete her doctorate in American Studies. Her research led her to an interest in public monuments, particularly those that celebrate author Rudolfo Anaya. Anaya, of course, is the author of Bless Me, Utlima, first published in 1972. Last month saw the Albuquerque premier of this class tale, told as an opera. Dr. Layden’s topic will be the Bless Me, Ultima Landscape built in 2007 in Santa Rosa. As Santa Rosa is the setting for Anaya’s landmark work, it was fitting that this public monument is located there. Sculptures by renowned New Mexico artist Sonny Rivera are featured in the park. Ms. Layden will present an overview of the novel and show us photos of the entire monument.
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There is still time to renew your Friendship Force membership for 2018. Checks and the Membership Form may be mailed to Friendship Force, PO Box 82566, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87198-2566. Family dues are $50 and Single dues are $35. (If you need a copy of the Membership Form, please email Membership Chair Cheryl Lehmburg, clehmft@yahoo.com to request one.)
Reservations for March’s luncheon are due no later than Wednesday, March 7, and may be made by calling Sue Bowersock, 298-4947 or emailing her at bowsox@aol.com.
PLACE: Hotel Eleganté, 2020 Menaul Blvd. NE
DATE: Saturday, March 10, 2018
TIME: 11:30 am
COST: $14.00 per person (Checks, made out to FFNM, are preferred)
NOTE: The Club must pay the hotel for all reservations. If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will be billed $14.00 for each reservation.

Sue Bowersock