East Coast Regional Super Conference

Invitation to attend the East Coast Regional Super Conference

“Making Connections”

November 7 – 9, 2018
Charleston, S.C.

The Conference Committee for the East Coast Super Regional Conference would like to invite you to our conference! Clubs from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, the Southeast and Florida will gather together in Charleston, SC, November 7 – 9, 2018 to share information and ideas. Visit with old friends and meet new ones all while enjoying the beauty and culture of Charleston, SC.

Schedule Overview

Wednesday, November 7th:
Delegates arrive, Presidents Meeting from 4 – 6 p.m., dinner out together at local restaurants

Thursday, November 8th:
Plenaries & Workshops from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dinner at 7:00 with Keynote speaker,
Tina Singleton of Transformation Table

Friday, November 9th:
Plenaries & Workshops from 8:00 a.m. – noon

Workshop Topics May Include:
Membership Recruitment/Retention
Insurance/Emergencies
On-boarding New Members
Orientation for New Members
Clubs’ Best Practices (Interactive)
Make Me a Match
Fold, Pack and Go!
Planning a Global or Themed Journey
Club Websites and Newsletters

Register Now!

Early Bird Conference fee before July 15: $200 / Conference fee after July 15th: $225

Conference fee includes dinner on Thursday night with our Keynote speaker, Tina Singleton of Transformation Table. Additional tickets can be purchased for $50 each.

Read more on the official conference website.

If you have questions, contact Allison Lindsey at (404) 965-4342

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The U.S. eFlyer is a place to find information about domestic Journeys within the United States, undersubscribed U.S. outbound Journeys, and occasional regional conferences and special events. The Journeys listed in the U.S. eFlyer are open to all ambassadors, representing some of the many places where you can experience new cultures and expand your global circle of friends.

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2019 Festival at Sea

Get on board with Friendship Force!

Announcing the 2019 Festival at Sea!

15-Day South American Passage from Argentina to Chile Aboard the Zandaam

February 21 to March 8, 2019

ALL ABOARD FOR FRIENDSHIP AND FJORDS!

Join us on the second installment of Friendship Force’s Festival at Sea cruises! This 15-day Voyage aboard the Zaandam will be one of the greatest cruising experiences anywhere, with spectacular scenery and wildlife: fjords, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, penguins, eagles, and whales. Whether you come alone or with friends, you will be right at home with your fellow Friendship Force travelers during this two-week voyage of workshops, team-building activities, and of course, plenty of sightseeing in each of our ports-of-call!

We will visit the following locations:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Montevideo, Uruguay
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Stanley/Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas
Strait Of Magellan
Punta Arenas, Chile
Cockburn Channel
Beagle Channel
Daylight Cruising Glacier Alley
Ushuaia, Argentina
Scenic Cruising Cape Horn
Canal Sarmiento
Chilean Fjords
Puerto Montt, Chile
San Antonio (Santiago), Chile

View a day-by-day itinerary on the Friendship Force catalog!

Prices start at $2,684 USD
Interior cabins from $2,684 for double; $4,033 for single
Oceanview cabins from $2,884 for double; $4,383 for single
Vista Suite Verandah cabins from $4,434 for double; $7,983 for single
Mid-ship Vista Suites from $4,854 for double; $8,823 for single
*All above prices include FFI Fee.

READY TO SET SAIL? REGISTER NOW!

June Journey catalogue

JUNE JOURNEY CATALOG

FEATURED JOURNEY

Edmonton and Area and Lethbridge, Canada — August 12 to August 26, 2018
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NEW JOURNEYS

Explore Myanmar — October 9 to October 20, 2018
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Discover Costa Rica — October 10 to October 20, 2018
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Lima, Peru — November 1 to November 7, 2018
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Nashik Riverside, India — November 1 to November 22, 2018
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Discover China — November 1 to November 16, 2018
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2019 Festival at Sea Cruise — February 21 to March 8, 2019
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Bogotá, Colombia, and Quito and the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador — April 26 to May 11, 2019
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WANT TO EXPLORE MORE JOURNEYS?
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Our mailing address is:
Friendship Force International
400 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite #4 – 980
Atlanta, GA 30308

Death of Jo Margaret Gore Farris

Here is my sad news that my wife, Jo Margaret Gore Farris died about 3 pm on Saturday, 09 June 2018, on her ninth day in the Lovelace Hospice Hospital. Our son Marshall & I were with her & holding her hand. She looked very peaceful.

Her memorial service is set for 10:30 am on Wednesday, 20 June, at the Albuquerque First Presbyterian Church with a reception to greet the family following the service.

All of our four children & I are now working on her obituary. She accomplished so much in her 85 years that it will be long. We were married 64 years. Please contact me if you want a copy of the full obit & a group of photos of Jo Margaret.

She left this earth with Music. A women’s quartet from the Albuquerque Threshold Choir was on the hospice floor & asked if they could sing to Jo Margaret. We invited them into her room & they sang four songs. All of them were beautiful & very appropriate for hospice. After the last song I asked Jo Margaret to blink her eyes if she was able to hear the beautiful music. She blinked her eyes & died moments later. It was an appropriate way for her to leave us.

John Farris

FFI quarterly e-newsletter

Here’s the latest news & insights from Friendship Force

IN THIS EDITION
> Festival at Sea Makes a Splash
> 2019 World Conference Updates
> Check Out Our New Journey Page

FESTIVAL AT SEA MAKES A SPLASH
We recently wrapped up our Festival at Sea Transatlantic Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen, Denmark. The cruise took place over 18 days (April 22 to May 10) on a Holland America ship. Day excursions included Bermuda, two of the Azores Islands, England, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, and disembarking in Denmark.
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2019 WORLD CONFERENCE
Please mark your calendars for our upcoming FFI World Conference – July 23rd-27th, 2019 in Boulder, Colorado.
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QUARTERLY FEATURED CLUBS
For the second quarter, we recognize the clubs that have hosted Open World Leadership Center delegations in 2018.
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CHECK OUT THE LIST OF ALL UPCOMING JOURNEYS!
Search through all Journeys using the new tool available on the Member Resources page of our website.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Congrats and thanks to the organizers, host clubs, and attendees of the Western Super Regional and Great Lakes, Midwest, and Southwest Super Regional Conferences in N. America this spring and the European Conference in Belgium next week! Send us info and photos on any other conferences for a 2018 conference compilation to editor@friendshipforce.org!

FFI + RICK STEVES
Renowned travel expert Rick Steves included us in the 3rd edition of his book Travel as a Political Act.
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BOARD HIGHLIGHTS
The FFI board of directors yearly meeting took place in the Smoky Mountains in March.
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Our mailing address is:
Friendship Force International
400 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite #4 – 980
Atlanta, GA 30308