Friendship Force New MexicoJourney to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada June 18-June 25, 2020Come join us as we journey to Saskatoon, known as the “City of Bridges” for its seven bridges that spanthe South Saskatchewan River linking east to west. Saskatoon is home to the University of Saskatchewanwhere leading-edge technology such as the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron draws the best mindsfrom around the world. The Meewasin Valley Trails are a hiker’s delight. The city’s vitality and culturalrichness are evident in every neighborhood. Saskatoon made the New York Times 52 Best Places to Visitin 2018.Friendship Force Saskatoon, will host us for an activity filled week. Some of the places we may visitinclude Wanaskawyn, a First Nations Cultural Centre, soon to become a UNESCO site; the WesternDevelopment Museum, highlighting the early years of Saskatoon’s development; Manitou SpringsMineral Spa, which is known as The Dead Sea of Canada, legendary for its natural buoyancy and mineralrich properties and curative powers.We may enjoy a river boat ride on the Prairie Lily, go on a nature or river walk, visit a farm and exploresome shops and restaurants outside of the city. We will enjoy touring this culturally rich city whichhouses a world renowned art gallery, a Ukrainian Museum, and innovative and plentiful restaurants.
All activities would require a moderate mobility level.9The temperature in June averages in the mid-70s providing a welcome respite from the usually high Junetemperatures in Albuquerque.The approximate cost of the journey would be $420 not including air fare. A deposit of $170 will be dueon March 15th.There are flights from Albuquerque and Phoenix to Saskatoon’s John G. Diefenbaker InternationalAirport located 3 miles northwest of Saskatoon.If you are interested in taking part in this interesting journey please call one of the Journey Coordinators,Dianne Rand 505-800-8026 or Phil Moskal 505-410-8337Applications for this Journey can be found on the FFI website. https://www.thefriendshipforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Ambassador–Application–and-Agreement–1.pdf . Please complete anapplication asap and send it to Phil Moskal at email@example.com so we know how many ambassadorswill be going. This club can host up to 10-12 persons.For those going on the Journey to Saskatoon a meeting will be held on March 15 at 3 p.m. at the CasaClara Community Room, 1408 Vassar Dr. NE, Albuquerque 87106, to collect a deposit of $170 andprovide further information about the Journey.
As you may all know, the governance of our wonderful organization is overseen by a group of dedicated, enthusiastic individuals whose one goal is to keep Friendship Force healthy so that it continues to thrive and expand well into the future.
Each year, several members step down from the board and new ones are appointed. We are proud to announce this year’s two new appointees: Tracy Mirembe of Kampala, Uganda; and Atiek Widjajanti of Solo-Surakarta, Indonesia.
With these exciting new additions, we must also say goodbye to our three departing board members: Thérèse Vilovar, Jyotsna (Jo) Custead, and Hiroshi Onishi. Thank you for serving the board tirelessly for the last three years!
Please visit the Board of Directors page of our website and take a moment or two to read the biographies of our new members — and the other eight Board of Directors members, too.
Don’t be afraid to make yourselves known to us at conferences or on Journeys –- we need to know what you are thinking.
2020 Board Chair
Iced tea, soft drinks, beer and wine are additional.
Please make your reservations no later than Tuesday, January 7, 2020 , by calling or texting Berta Wagstaff at 505-710-4448 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLACE: Ramada Midtown (formerly Hotel Eleganté )
ADDRESS: 2020 Menaul Blvd. NE
DATE: Saturday, January 11, 2020
TIME: 11:30 am
COST: $15.00 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.
See you soon!
Membership Development Chair