April 16, 2019 | Kaitlyn Ranney

Presenting the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

The 2019-2021 Strategic Plan outlines the important focus of the International Board of Directors, FFI Headquarters, and our 350+ clubs and 15,000+ members worldwide.   Click here to view a full-screen version. Click the down-arrow button in the top left corner to download a PDF version for printing.

March 27, 2019 | Kaitlyn Ranney

FFI Welcomes New Staff and Board Members in 2019

The beginning of a new year brought fresh new faces to both Friendship Force Headquarters and the International Board of Directors, with the addition of Regional Support Managers Britton Holmes and Carolina Moore, and new Board Members Christiane Beaupré, Chuck Goldfarb, and Marilyn Peterson. Taking over FFI’s work with the Open World Leadership Center Program, Britton Holmes […]

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Featured Journey of the Quarter: The 2019 African Regional Conference, Hosted by FF Cairo, Egypt

Our Featured Journey of the Quarter is January’s African Regional Conference hosted by FF Cairo, Egypt. About 40 delegates from six clubs total attended the Conference, with members from Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Ghana, along with a significant contingent of members from the host club of FF Cairo. In attendance from FFI Headquarters was […]

March 26, 2019 | admin

Featured Club of the Quarter: FF Sacramento Blazes Trail for FFI Photography Club Clusters

By: Rozlynn Worrall, Volunteer Coordinator, FFI Photography Club Clusters, Member of FF Sacramento, California, USA Editor’s Note: FFI Photography Club Cluster Volunteer Coordinator Rozlynn Worrall, wrote the following article to highlight the successes and fun her club has had with their vibrant Photography Club Cluster, “The Shutterbugs.” This initiative allows FF members interested in photography […]

February 22, 2019 | Kaitlyn Ranney

New Animated Video – “What is Friendship Force?”

Learn how Friendship Force works and the ways you can participate, both at home and far away! Watch the video in other languages! Français – French Deutsch – German Russian Español – Spanish Português – Portuguese Japanese

February 20, 2019 | Kaitlyn Ranney

FFI Photography Club Clusters Announces 2019 Photography Program Themes

By: Rozlynn Worrall, Volunteer Coordinator, FFI Photography Club Clusters, Member of FF Sacramento, California, USA Are you interested in photography? Would you like to learn and practice your skills with other Friendship Force members and take stunning, story-telling, and newsworthy photographs? Most of all, do you love Friendship Force and want to grow the Friendship […]

December 10, 2018 | Kaitlyn Ranney

Featured Journey of the Quarter: Leadership Training Conferences, October 2018

Most Friendship Force Journeys have a few leaders involved as Journey Coordinators, but for these Featured Journeys of the Quarter, all participants were either experienced or aspiring leaders! In October 2018, successful Leadership Training Conferences and Seminars were held in Cottbus, Germany and Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. European Leadership Seminar In Germany, 11 participants from 9 […]

December 7, 2018 | Kaitlyn Ranney

Featured Club of the Quarter: Friendship Force of Mount Barker, Australia

Question: What successful club event served as both a membership drive and fundraiser, garnering the club Featured Club of the Quarter? Answer: Friendship Force of Mount Barker’s Quiz Night! Our Featured Club of the Quarter is FF Mount Barker, for their innovative efforts to attract new recruits, connect with fellow club members, and raise $1200 […]

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Two New Wayne Smith Medal Recipients Honored in 2018

2018 brought Friendship Force two more honored recipients of the Wayne Smith Medal. This award was created in 2011 as a tribute to the memory of Friendship Force founder Wayne Smith, whose boundless energy and optimism and untiring commitment to the cause of world friendship made this organization the global force for good that it […]

November 2, 2018 | admin

FFI Institutes New Awards Process for 2019

In 1981, at the 5th World Conference in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, a special award was introduced as a way to honor two volunteer leaders each year who demonstrated exemplary dedication and loyalty to Friendship Force and its goals. Later, in 1987, at the 11th World Conference in Richmond, Virginia, USA, awards to recognize the […]