NM Friendship Force September luncheon

Phil Moskal, one of our  members,  is our guest speaker for September, and will share his adventures in Cambodia.
Phil was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from DePaul University and a M.A. in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University. He taught intellectually disabled children. He also earned
endorsements to teach learning disabled and behaviorally challenged children.
Phil retired three years ago with a passion for travel.  One of his most recent trips was to Vietnam and Cambodia!  Phil loves to connect with people in the communities he visits as well as get an insider’s view of the country’s customs first hand!  Friendship Force was a perfect fit for him!

Phil will be sharing his trip to Cambodia.

Cambodia is home to Ankor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, and this slide presentation will delve into its history and  explore surrounding temples. In addition to looking at the past, a look at modern life in the area, as well as the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake and the effect the Khmer Rouge Zero Years had on the people and country will be addressed.

Let’s have a great turnout!

Please make your reservations no later than Wednesday, September 5, by calling or texting Berta Wagstaff at 710-4448 or emailing her at vets4vets@aol.com.

PLACE:          Ramada Midtown (formerly Eleganté Hotel )

ADDRESS:     2020 Menaul Blvd. NE

DATE:             Saturday, September 8, 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.

Berta Wagstaff, Membership Development Chair

Invitation to Indonesia

Dear Friends,

I hope you will join me, Board Member James Permana, and our FFI President/CEO, Jeremi Snook, as we represent global friendship in Indonesia. The Journey begins at the Indonesian National Conference in Bali, and you are invited from wherever in the world you call home to join our global delegation.

Our friends in Indonesia are kind, welcoming, and genuinely happy to meet people from all over the world. You will certainly make some new friends and possibly meet some old friends as well. And you can personally experience several unique cultures with their own languages, architectural styles, religious influences, and histories living among the major islands of the Indonesian archipelago.

Our Journey begins in Bali at the start of the Friendship Force Indonesian National Conference. We will stay in beautiful villas, providing the perfect setting to relax after long travel while getting reacquainted with friends and meeting new folks as well. During our 2 nights and 3 days in Bali, we will have a chance to visit the Royal Family in Ubud and maybe even go to the monkey park.

The Journey continues to Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia. Here, our local club will host us for 3 nights and introduce us to local points of interest and cultural highlights.

Our friends in Jakarta will host us for 3 nights. By day, we will explore the bustling city of Jakarta on our way to several cultural exhibits. The Journey also comes with a couple of optional add-on adventures.

I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our friends in Indonesia. I hope you’ll join me in representing global friendship by joining this Journey. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Warm Regards,
James Permana

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August journey catalog

Discover Hungary
September 20 to September 26, 2018
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Discover China
November 1 to November 16, 2018
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Fortaleza and the Amazon Village, Brazil
November 7 to November 19, 2018
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Discover Indonesia with
Jeremi Snook

January 24 to February 3, 2019
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Explore Farming in New Zealand
February 23 to March 17, 2019
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Frozen Beauty in Lake Baikal, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, Russia
March 9 to March 23, 2019
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Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
March 21 to March 27, 2019
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Hiking in the Swiss Alps
August 3 to August 14, 2019
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Discover Spain and Portugal
November 1 to November 17, 2019
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Final opportunity — Friendship Force picnic


Let’s celebrate the end of summer at Elena Gallegos Park with a Potluck Picnic!!
FINAL opportunity to join us for our August social event!
Date:  Sunday, August 19, 2018
Time:  5-8 pm
Place:  Elena Gallegos Double Shelter Park
            7100 Tramway Blvd. NE
RSVP:  Berta Wagstaff at vets4vets@aol.com or text: 505-710-4448

This is a potluck!  Those whose last names begin with A-I, please bring an appetizer; J-R, y’all bring a side dish; and S-Z, bring dessert!!

Deadline:  Please RSVP no later than Friday, August 17

Bring a friend!

Come early and play a game of horseshoes!!

Your participation is very much appreciated as well as your assistance in increasing our membership!!  Suggestions are always welcomed!!

Berta Wagstaff, Membership Development Chair

Aug. 15, 2018

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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FFI 2019 International Conference

Every member of our club is invited to the International Conference in Boulder Colorado next year: July 23-27, 2019. Club members from around the world will be attending and it will be an opportunity for our club to represent Friendship Force New Mexico and build relationships for future international travel.

The committee is asking for individuals who are interested in attending the conference to host 3-4 day pre or post journeys for people from around the world to see our unique land.

This is an option and not mandatory to attending the World Conference.

If you are interested in attending or hosting please send me an email and I will forward our numbers to the organizers. As details become available, I will send them to our club members.

In Friendship, Mark Vaughan