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

Check back for more details later

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

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.

Friday, October 19
Unknown Terra Mediterranean Grill
2937 West Crockett
Fort Worth, TX 76107

(817) 744-7485
Click for a menu.
(Click for map)

Terra Mediterranean Grill is located in the (relatively) new "Crockett Row" dining area, southeast of the University Ave./7th St. intersection.

We will have a reserved dining area, and will have access to the full menu. Several club members have eaten here, and give it excellent reviews.

Beer, wine and spirits may be ordered from the bar.

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

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.

Would you like to be a Journey Coordinator? Journey Coordinators provide a needed service for our club, and receive some compensation for their efforts.

If you would like to be Journey Coordinator for this International Journey to Canada, please contact Linda Doyle by clicking here.


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
March - April 2019

The exact dates for this hosting journey have not yet been set. A Hosting Journey Coordinator hasn't been named for this Journey yet. Now is your chance to become really immersed in the Friendship Force experience. Contact Linda Doyle at (254) 918-5211 or by email and volunteer to be the Journey Coordinator. Training will be provided if this is a new experience for you.


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.

An Ambassador Journey Coordinator hasn't been named for this Journey yet. Now is your chance to become really immersed in the Friendship Force experience. Contact Linda Doyle at (254) 918-5211 or by email and volunteer to be the Journey Coordinator. Training will be provided if this is a new experience for you.


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

Glen Rose
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Jeri is cooking up another really fun outing to Glen Rose in October. Visualize Bluegrass music, dinosaur footprints and more.

Here's how the plans are shaping up:

No fees will be collected, and it looks like expenses, excluding meals and transportation, will be around $30.

Jeri's day journeys, so far, have been lots of fun, and this one looks like it may be the best of the year. Come join us!

Contact Jeri Edmunds (682) 559-9335 and let her know you are interested in joining us on our Glen Rose trek. Visitors and guests are welcome to join us.

If you have an interesting place, within 150 miles, that you think our club would enjoy, contact Jeri Edmunds (682) 559-9335. We can put it on the list 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.

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.