It’s time for the FFNM Holiday Gala, Potluck Luncheon, etc.

You are invited to

The Friendship Force of New Mexico


Saturday, December 8, 2018

11:30 – 2:00

Chuck and Trudy Beverley’s home

7008 Carriage Rd. NE

Potluck Luncheon

Main entree & refreshments to be provided by the Club

Y’all bring your favorite dish as follows:

Last names beginning with A-I, please bring a side dish;
J-R, y’all bring dessert; and S-Z, bring an appetizer!!

International White Elephant Exchange

Bring an “international” item you’ve been meaning to “gift!”

It should be fun!!

Please make your reservations no later than Tuesday, December 4, by calling or texting Berta Wagstaff at 710-4448 or emailing her at

Giving Tuesday

It’s Almost #GivingTuesday!
Support your favorite charities as they support your community.
We are proud to join nonprofits from 150 countries around the world on November 27th for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to celebrating philanthropy and generosity!

In the spirit of gratitude and giving, we encourage you to participate in this day of giving by donating to FFI or another cause that means a great deal to you.

Support Friendship Force
Friendship Force International has been recognized with a 2018 GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency! This signals that we have provided up-to-date and accurate financial and organizational information on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile in an increased effort for transparency.

Friendship Force has also been reviewed and approved by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance as an accredited charity.

Prefer to donate to a different type of organization on Giving Tuesday?
Click below to find other causes that are near and dear to your heart.
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Shades of Gray photo show

Hi everyone,

I am very honored to have had three photos juried into the Shades of Gray Photo Show.  The opening reception for the show is Saturday, December 1, from 2-4pm in the Fine Arts Building at Expo New Mexico.  The show goes on from Sunday, Dec. 2 – Thursday, Dec. 27 from 10am – 5pm.  The doors are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.

If you would like a tour through the show with me sometime, send me an email and we can set up a time.  I would love that.

You can find the website and a map at

— Denise Coleman

Call for 2019 FFI award nominations

Nominate a Club or Member for a Friendship Force Award!

At the heart of Friendship Force International are 365 clubs in 63 countries, hosting and traveling with the goal of building peace through friendship. As the world changes around us, clubs and members like you continue to find new ways to reach potential members, experiment with innovative approaches to Journeys, and contribute extraordinary efforts of time and talent to make sure Friendship Force shines. The impact of these efforts goes well beyond what words can express, but when we can, we should take time to celebrate these accomplishments together.

This year, in our lead up to the 2019 World Conference in Boulderwe invite you to nominate yourself or others to be recognized. Do not worry if your nomination doesn’t fit neatly in a category – just tell us about the club, person, or experience you believe is deserving of recognition, and our team of volunteers will take it from there.

Please take a look at the links below for a detailed blog post about the awards process revision, a Frequently Asked Question document, and the 2019 Award Nomination Form, due January 15, 2019. I hope you will consider sharing some accomplishments and successes with us in this year’s award nomination process. I would love to hear the story, and I’m confident others would as well.

In friendship,
Jeremi Snook
President and CEO

A great start to #GivingTuesday

November 27, 2018
On this #GivingTuesday, we hope that you will help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 to support our clubs, develop leaders, and create new opportunities for friendship around the world!

Friendship Force is proud to announce that Thomas W. Dortch, Jr.former FFI Board Chair, Chairman Emeritus of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., and President and Chief Executive Officer of TWD, Inc., has graciously donated $1,000 towards our #GivingTuesday efforts!  Thanks to Mr. Dortch’s generosity, we are already closer to our goal!

Mr. Dortch understands the importance of Friendship Force in today’s climate, as well as what is required for our organization to continue growing and creating change in the world. His challenge to all of our members is to contribute on this global day of giving, at any level, and play an integral part in Friendship Force’s future.

Check out our #GivingTuesday profile
… and help support FFI on November 27th!

November journey catalog

An Introduction to Sierra Leone
April 13 to April 23, 2019
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Discover China
May 1 to May 11, 2019
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Global Youth Journey to Japan
June 7 to June 17, 2019
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Explore the North Sea Coast with FF Varel
July 7 to July 14, 2019
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Castles and Gardens In and Around Berlin
October 7 to October 15, 2019
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Explore Myanmar
October 15 to October 29, 2019
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Cycling, Dining & Wining in the Adelaide Hills
October 16 to October 24, 2019
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Discover Spain and Portugal II
November 1 to November 17, 2019
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Click below to view our full catalog of available experiences.

Searching for Journey details?
Simply click on the “Itinerary” and “Details” tabs underneath the main Journey photo.

Learn more about the World Conference host city

“Looking for happiness? We know where to find it. It’s nestled in a valley in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, about 25 miles northwest of Denver.” – National Geographic

A delightful downtown. Abundant outdoor activities. Exceptional restaurants with mountain views…  We’re looking forward to hosting our 2019 World Conference in the breathtaking city of Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Scroll down to learn more about our 2019 host city, where you will make memories with members and friends throughout Friendship Force.

“Boulder, Colorado, has consistently topped lists of the happiest (and healthiest) cities in America, for many reasons.”  

– National Geographic 
(image c/o Pedro Szekely)

“Facing the Front Range, surrounded by expansive, wildflower-dotted fields, Boulder is often called a city within a park.”  

– Fodors

“Boulder may be one of the fittest cities in the nation, but it’s also one of the foodiest.”  

– Travel Boulder

Ready to sign up?  Click the button below to learn more and register for the 2019 World Conference!
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eFlyer: United States

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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