December 20, 2017 | Kaitlyn Ranney

“An Unforgettable Experience” Discovering Peru

Editor’s Note: Ambassador Coordinator, Vicki Coulson Vance, shared this glowing report from this Global Journey in September and October, where 19 ambassadors from Canada, Australia, and the U.S. were hosted by FF Nor Peru, exploring this beautiful country and culture. This Journey was one of the best that I have participated in during my eighteen […]

| Kaitlyn Ranney

ID Changes for U.S. Citizens Traveling Domestically

Friendship Force International wants to inform our members – especially our U.S. members and friends – of some upcoming changes to identification requirements for boarding airplanes, trains, and cruise lines in the United States. Certain states have not yet met the new ID requirements, and as of January 2018, passengers in those states will have difficulty traveling without an […]

December 19, 2017 | Kaitlyn Ranney

40th Anniversary Celebration of The Friendship Force of Greater Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Editor’s Note: FF Greater Des Moines, Iowa, USA, celebrated their 40th Anniversary in October 2017, with many VIPs and guests of honor in attendance, including FFI CEO Jeremi Snook. Thanks to FF Des Moines and especially Adrienne Moen for the story and photos! The 40th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, October 29, was a big hit with […]

December 13, 2017 | Jeremi Snook

Engage Future Leaders – Part 3 of a Blog Series by Jeremi Snook

This is the third entry in a series of blog posts by CEO Jeremi Snook outlining the goals of the 40th Anniversary Campaign. Read Part One here and Part Two here. We are the world, we are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So let’s start giving… With a gentle uncoordinated side-to-side sway, twenty-eight […]

November 16, 2017 | Kaitlyn Ranney

Friendship Force To Participate in Georgia Gives on #GivingTuesday on November 28

Update: We did it! 70 donors from 8 different countries donated $7,283, surpassing our #GivingTuesday goal! Thank you to those who donated, posted on social media, and cheered us on Tuesday, November 28 – you helped make our goal a reality! We truly appreciate each and every one of you and your dedication to creating a more peaceful […]

October 19, 2017 | Kaitlyn Ranney

Moonfall Over Oregon: A Global Journey Story

Editor’s Note: Our first eNewsletter Club of the Quarter is a joint honor, featuring FF of Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley and FF Columbia Cascade, USA, with their fantastic program and effort in hosting an eclipse-themed Journey in August 2017. Thanks to members Marilyn Peterson and Rita Powell for writing the story about the adventure below! Moonfall […]

October 18, 2017 | Kaitlyn Ranney

FFI Board Meeting Highlights – August 2017

This year, the International Board of Directors held their bi-annual meeting in Manchester, U.K., to coincide with the 40th Anniversary World Conference. If you didn’t get a chance to be at the conference in person, you missed a truly fantastic event (read a recap of the festivities here)! In addition to receiving acknowledgement of our […]

October 13, 2017 | Kaitlyn Ranney

Two New Members Elected to International Board of Directors

During the August meeting of FFI’s International Board of Directors in Manchester, U.K., the Board elected two new members, formally saying goodbye to Ivan Ng, Fred Opondo, and Kurt Haefeli who will be finishing their four-year term in December 2017. James Permana, from the USA, and Krisztina Balogh, from Hungary were put forward by the Nominating Committee. They […]

October 12, 2017 | Kaitlyn Ranney

40th Anniversary Campaign Update

The 40th Anniversary Campaign is off to a great start, raising over $10,000 in donations from members, clubs, and corporate donors as well. If you’re wondering why you should give, read below why some members have donated to the 40th Anniversary Campaign: “Friendship Force has enriched my world outlook for more than 12 years. I am grateful […]

September 28, 2017 | Kaitlyn Ranney

Recap of 40th Anniversary World Conference in Manchester, U.K.

Friendship Force’s 40th Anniversary World Conference in Manchester, U.K. kicked off with the arrival of 325 delegates on August 24, 2017, to The Midland Hotel for registration, seeing new and old friends, and preparing for the exciting FFI events ahead. The first night was a blast to the past in a themed “Travel Back to […]