Quarterly Meetings Meeting

Unless otherwise noted, quarterly meetings begin at 6:30 PM on the first Friday of March, June, September and December. The business meeting and presentations are followed by a time to socialize, with light refreshments. The December meeting is traditionally our Holiday Party and the meeting where official business and election of officers takes place. Members, guests, and interested persons are invited to attend any of our meetings. Location and details will be published in the newsletter, and provided below.

holiday partySaturday, December 1, 2018 - 6:30 PM
Trinity Terrace
1600 Texas St.
Fort Worth, TX 76126
(click for map)

Our annual holiday party will be at Trinity Terrace Retirement Center again this year. As always, we'll have great food and entertainment.

The meal will include Pecan Crusted Chicken, salad, veggies and dessert. If you would prefer a vegetarian meal please indicate that with your reservation. Or let Jeri Edmunds (682) 559-9335 know.

We will be entertained with Traditional Country Western music and Christmas carols by singer Craig Murphy.

The cost will be $27.00. BYOB, the corkage fee is included.

This is also our annual general meeting of the club, when officers are elected for the coming year, and other official business is conducted.

Your payment is your reservation. Mail early enough for Treasurer Myrtle McMahan to receive it, no later than Tuesday November 20.

Mail checks to Friendship Force of Fort Worth, c/o Myrtle McMahan , 6755 Ridgmar Blvd. Apt 313, Fort Worth, TX 76116.

Or, for a small convenience fee you can pay electronically through Paypal using the following link. A Paypal account is not required. Select pay with credit or debit.

Number of Reservations
Number of Vegetarian Dinners

Your 2018 membership dues are also requested by December 1. You may submit them by check with your dinner reservation or pay electronically from the application. Please include your new or renewal application with your check, or use the Paypal link on the application.

Board Meetings Gavel

Board meetings normally are held at 4:00PM on the third Sunday of each month, at the Benbrook Public Library, 1065 Mercedes St., Benbrook, TX 76126, and are open to all membership. No Board meeting is scheduled for those months with a quarterly meeting. Contact an officer or Board member to confirm the meeting time and place if you wish to attend a Board meeting.

Ethnic Dinners Food!

Ethnic dinners occur monthly, on the third Friday, except during quarterly meeting months. Meeting time is 6:00 PM, unless otherwise noted. If possible, please contact Betty Mappes (817) 467-7039 by Wednesday prior to the dinner, unless otherwise noted below, in order to assist in determining a reservation count.

Do you have an ethnic restaurant you like that we haven't visited in awhile (or never)? Contact Betty and let her know. She would really like to have your suggestion.

Due to the proximity of Thanksgiving, there will be no November ethnic dinner. The next ethic dinner will be on

Friday, January 18

Check back later for details.

Good food, good fun and good fellowship. It's hard to beat. Bring your friends and introduce them to Friendship Force.

International Journeys

Host Journeys Suitcase


We do not have an International Hosting Journey for 2018

Ambassador Journeys Bon Voyage


CanadaGreater Hamilton and Burlington
June 18-24, 2019

Hamilton is at the western tip of Lake Ontario, 40 miles SW of Toronto, on the northern shore, and 40 miles NW of Niagara Falls, on the US/Canada border.

Check back for more details as this trip develops, but anticipate a day trip to Niagara Falls will be on the agenda.

Berry Bock is the Journey Coordinator for this Journey to this beautiful part of Canada, and Sharon Jackson will be assisting her. Contact either Berry or Sharon if you are interested in the Journey. All Southwest Region members are invited to join us.


November 1 - 15, 2018

MOROCCO from Nathaniel Connella on Vimeo.

Twenty-six ambassadors, including ten from Fort Worth plus ambassadors from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and across the U.S. are anticipating this exciting Ambassador Journey to Morocco on November 1 - 15, 2018.

This Journey will be a little different, in that it will be a tour of Morocco with two home stays along the way. It will be similar to the tour that Randy and Jo Thomson took prior to the World Conference in Marrakesh in 2016, only more. Jo says, "This was one of my best Friendship Force experiences, ever!" Ask them about their experiences.

The Journey will consist of two parts, a tour and two two-day homestays, one in Rabat and one in Azrou, interspersed within the tour. The host coordinator, Latfi Lamrani, has planned an exciting, educational itinerary.

Linda Doyle is Journey Coordinator.

Domestic Journeys USA



Louisville, KY
April 3-8, 2019

We have been trying to coordinate reciprocal journeys with Louisville for several years. Finally, Louisville will be visiting us in 2019, with an anticipated reciprocal journey to Lousiville in 2020.

Jeri Edmunds has volunteered to be the Journey Coordinator for Louisville's visit to Fort Worth.

Jeri will need lots of help to plan and execute this event, including home hosts, day hosts, event coordinators and more. Contact Jeri and let her know you are willing to assist.


We currently do not have a Domestic Hosting Journey for 2018.



Willamette, OR
September 2019

We have been invited to be hosted by the Willamette, OR club sometime in September 2019.

Willamette is a small town, about 15 miles south of Portland, on the Willamette River.

Dave Frick will be the Journey Coordinator for our journey to Willamette, Oregon.


IowaCentral Iowa
August 15 - 21

Sharon Jackson was the Journey Coordinator for this reciprocal visit to our friends in Ames, Iowa.

Thirteen ambassadors really enjoyed this fun visit to the plains of Iowa.

See the Past Events page and our Facebook page for more information.

Day JourneysTexas

Our last Day Journey was to Glen Rose in October 2018.

Our members enjoyed the Dinosaur State Park, BBQ, Barnard Art Museum, and the Bluegrass Music Festival. Everyone who attended had a lot of fun.

Check back later to find out our Day Journey plans for 2019.

Special ActivitiesAnimated World

World Conference 2019
Boulder, CO
July 23-27, 2019

The conference was originally scheduled for Puerto Rico, but has been relocated due to the lasting impact of Hurricane Maria. Boulder and other Colorado clubs have stepped up to the task of hosting the conference in 2019, and it looks to be a good one.

World Conference attendees meet new friends, get reacquainted with old friends, and learn more about the views of clubs from other parts of the world. In addition, attendees are among the first to know what is on the agenda for future Friendship Force International activities.

World Conferences are also a great way to boost your enthusiasm for FFI and FFFW.

This will be the ideal opportunity for FFFW members to experience a World Conference, since it's the first World Conference to be held in the US since the 2013 New Orleans World Conference.

You can get more information at the FFI website.

Hope to see you there.

Foreign FilmsFilms

“KinoMondo”, a foreign film series, is sponsored by the Office of International Student Services at Texas Christian University each year. Admission is free, and refreshments are served. The public is invited, every Wednesday at 6:30PM through the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Films are shown in Lecture Hall #4 of the Sid Richardson Physical Sciences Building, on the TCU campus. Lecture Hall #4 is on the lowest floor.