International Day of Peace — share your favorite photos

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International Day of Peace – September 21
Share your favorite FF memories with #RandomActsOfFriendship
The International Day of Peace is quickly approaching, and on September 21, Friendship Force is celebrating with a “Random Acts of Friendship” social media photo challenge!

Participation is simple – all you have to do is post a photo celebrating friendship with the hashtag #RandomActsOfFriendship to your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account. Then, tag your friends in your post and challenge them to do the same!

Friendship Force International will feature select, hash-tagged posts across our social media channels.

Our Random Acts of Friendship challenge is a visual display of how every friendship, near and far, leads to a greater understanding and the discovery of common ground. We hope you’ll participate.

If you are not already, follow Friendship Force on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram – and invite your friends and family to do the same. It is a great way to share photos and stay connected with your friends around the world!
Share your #RandomActsOfFriendship on social media today!

Urgent Friendship Force meeting

It is hoped September 28 was marked on your calendar for our upcoming meeting.
Elections for 2020 for the board are being conducted.  Bill Bertenshaw has been nominated for president and he has accepted!
Joan, our president, and her husband, Al, have important information to share with the membership regarding their trip to Boulder, Colorado, to attend the  FF International Conference.
They are excited about the many ideas introduced at the Conference; however, there is one KEY factor that plays an important role to the success of implementing the ideas — YOU!  If you are interested in making our club stronger, your attendance and participation will be very much appreciated!
The board is asking for your input after Joan & Al’s presentation and we hope you will join us!!
The board has approved paying $5 towards lunch for each member that attends the luncheon – IT IS THAT IMPORTANT!!!

Please make your reservations no later than NOON on Wednesday, September 25,  2019, by calling or texting Berta Wagstaff at 710-4448 or emailing her at

PLACE:       Ramada Midtown (formerly Hotel  Eleganté )

ADDRESS:     2020 Menaul Blvd. NE

DATE:             Saturday, September 28, 2019

TIME:              11:30 am

COST:            $10.00 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 $15.00 for each reservation.

Berta Wagstaff

Membership Development Chair

September Journey Catalog

Art, Culture, and Gastronomy in Belem and Sao Paulo, Brazil
June 10 to June 21, 2020
14 Spaces Available
Eco-Journey in Brazil
August 7 to August 24, 2020
7 Spaces Available
Escape to Wisconsin by Bike!
September 14 to September 22, 2020
20 Spaces Available
Searching for Journey details?
Simply click on the “Itinerary” and “Details” tabs underneath the main Journey photo.

Free public relations webinar



Growing Membership in Friendship Force
Through Effective News Media Relations & Public Relations
September 25, 2019
Please Note: Registration link will update based upon your time zone. 
Are  you having challenges getting news coverage of your FFI events and milestones? In this one hour, English-language webinar, seasoned journalist and FFI’s Director of Development Andy Bowen will share time-honored tips and techniques that can help you generate positive news coverage for your club.

This webinar is valuable for club presidents, club PR directors, or anyone interested in making the news in a positive way. We have had rave reviews for our media relations webinars in the past, and do hope you will join us in this informative, enjoyable ,and valuable webinar. Talk to you soon!

Space is limited to 100, so register early.


Your workshop leader is Andrew Bowen, APR, career journalist, former political press secretary, founder and senior counsel with his own international marketing/PR firm, Clearview Communications & Public Relations Inc. Andy is hosting monthly online media relations webinars for FFI this year.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar containing information about joining the webinar.
Register Here!
Can’t make this one? Stay tuned for emails from Friendship Force for additional dates and times, as we will have one each month.

Questions? Email us at

Friendship Force Translation Teams

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Are you fluent in English and another language? We need your help!
Friendship Force is looking for volunteers to join our new Language Translation Committees and help us improve communication with Friendship Force members and clubs around the world.

Ideally, each committee will consist of 6-10 volunteer translators who would be available to provide translations to FFI upon request. Our strongest need is for translators for the following languages: French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. However, we are also interested in hearing from individuals with translation-level language skills in any other languages.

If this sounds like something you would like to do, please click the link below to answer some basic questions. You will be contacted by an FFI staff member with further instructions.

I’m interested in joining a Translation Team!

Choosing international outbound journeys for 2021

Members of N. M. FF,
Atlanta has asked that we indicate where we would like to travel internationally in 2021.
Please choose two clubs you would like to visit and send your selections to Lenore Pardee,, before Sept. 30.
Before you choose,  go to the Friendship Force International website, Our Clubs to find where FF clubs are located.  A number of countries have no FF clubs or have only one with a handful of members.  Our chances of being assigned a journey to any country depends on the number of clubs and the size of the clubs.
— Cheryl Lehmberg

U.S. eFlyer for September

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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