The Annual Gala Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 6:00-10:00 at the Colorado Room of the Cambridge Tower across from UT on MLK Blvd. and Lavaca street. (1801 Lavaca St | Austin | TX | 78701)
The club furnishes the drinks. You bring finger food - either savory or sweet. Your choice.
Don't forget to bring something for the SILENT AUCTION! It's a glorified Estate Sale that earns money for our charity, The Rosedale School. Because of their handicaps, some so very severe, these students will never visit other cultures like we do. Our last auction was an overwhelming success, so dig in your closets and attics for good items you think others might like to buy. Competition can be "fierce" but loads of fun.
Put on your Holiday clothes and join us for a grand evening of friendship!
Come tell your stories of the November exchange with the Calgary Club and make plans for future exchanges.
The other trip this year included Russia and the Ukraine in September was a smashing success.
The April Friendship Force "Birding Central Texas" inbound trip was wonderful and the ambassadors from all over the USA and Canada thought it was great. Terrific thanks to our Exchange directors Ethel Kutac and Sally Scott. These theme trips that local clubs are now hosting are really catching on. Some of our members are going to the Lewis and Clarke theme trip in June. Look them up on the Friendship Force International website..
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.