, 7051 Village Center Dr. at 3:00-4:30 on August 18. Please plan to attend to find out more about the inner working of the club and how many things are going on. We encourage all interested to attend and you might get inspired to get more involved.
Right after the board meeting we will have our monthly happy hour at Brio Tuscan Grill at the Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd (512 794-1234) starting at 4:30. Their happy hour includes drink and appetizer specials until 6:30. Come and spend time with your friends and meet our new members. Any questions, please call Martha Schumacher at (512) 996-0472.
There will be news about our upcoming trips, to Minnesota and Iowa in Sept. to Brazil in November, and Australia in 2016. We are also gearing up for the upcoming Napa/Sonoma inbound exchange in October. We are still looking for more hosts. The coolness of October should make this a great exchange.
If you are not receiving our Yahoo Group communications, please send a note to Joseph Hunt - firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added.
Interested in getting more involved? Contact any board member to see how you can help. Also, we are actively seeking new members, so talk it up with your friends, neighbors, and social clubs.
Can't wait for our next trip? Visit Friendship Force International and join another club on their trip. http://catalog.thefriendshipforce.org/
We are the Austin chapter of Friendship Force International. We join others around the world who believe that "a world of friends is a world of peace". This is a people to people program to learn about each other and strengthen ties of friendship. We hope you will join us!!
Our club was established in 1984. Our mission is to sow the seeds of friendship across the nations of the world. Since 1985 our active members have participated in Friendship Force sponsored trips to Australia, Africa, Cuba, Europe, the Far East, the Middle East and South America. In addition, Friendship Force clubs from Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Russia, Taiwan, and some within the United States, have visited us to have the Austin Experience.
Our members are adventurers who enjoy forging new friendships as we explore places around the world. We live, work and play in Austin and the surrounding communities when we aren’t traveling.
A typical inbound/outbound exchange.
Travel to the exchange location is usually arranged by the member. Exchanges are typically one week at each club and some exchanges may go to two clubs on an exchange. The exchange begins with a welcoming party for the arriving ambassadors. Ambassadors are hosted at club member homes during their visit. During the visit ambassadors see sites of interest in the area. The exchange concludes with a farewell dinner with our new friends. Often an exchange will include an optional after exchange tour.
We are committed to the following pledge:
As a member of the Friendship Force, I recognize that I can make a difference. I recognize that I have a mission. That mission is to be a friend to the people of the world. As I embark upon this adventure, I know that others will be watching me. I know that through my own example to my own fellow citizens and the people of other countries, the cause of friendship and peace can be furthered. I can make a difference.