August is here and it comes at no surprise - it is hot. So we are planning for our outward bound journeys to Washington State and Colombia, South America.  This month we have our usual Board meeting which will be held on Tuesday August 23 at our old location at Old Quarry Library at 7051 Village Center Dr, just off of Far West Blvd at 2:30. We encourage anyone to attend. It is a great way to get more involved with the club. Afterwards we will have  our happy hour at Jack Allen's Kitchen at 3010 W. Anderson lane at 4:15. We hope you all can come for this great social hour. 

In June we had our summer quarterly meeting/party at Mitzi McGlone's wonderful pool. It may have been hot out, but under the shade of her oak trees we were cool. It was a cook out and 34 people attended, many were in the pool. 

Several of our members joined others from the Georgetown club on July 1 and enjoyed the patriotic concert at Round Top, Texas. We hope to do more of these social get togethers. If you have any suggestions for additional in or about town adventures, please

The May 2018 newsletter was distributed  by email and it is also found here. Press this link to download or view the Spring/summer Newsletter. Thank you Diana Tanner for preparing this for us.  Please think about contributing your travel and Friendship Force items of interest to the next newsletter. Send a note to our editor Diana at Dtan1480@att.net for her consideration. 

2018 Journeys and coordinators:
  •             March 13-18         InBound from Reno/Tahoe -  Judy Ratlif  and we had a great time.                      
  •             April 20-22           Regional “Super” Conference, Cincinnati, OH - Kay Binder    Was very successful           
  •             Aug 27- Sept 5     Outbound to Olympia, WA - Linda Buehlmann
  •             October 9-16        Outbound to Bogota, Colombia -   Anita & Don Knight
If you are a member and not receiving our Yahoo Group communications, please send a note to Joseph Hunt - joshunt@sbcglobal.net and you will be added.

Leadership Council Members
  • Anita Knight ----Head of the Leadership Council
  • Sally Scott----Membership Coordinator and Publicity
  • Linda Buelhmann----Exchange Director Coordinator
  • Joseph Hunt----General Meeting Coordinator
  • Judy Ratliff----Treasurer
  • Gloria Munguia----Secretary and Historian
Thanks to new committee members:
  • Happy Hours        Louann & Ed Sledge, Kathleen Girard
  • Policies                Zosia Hunt
  • Telephone            Lanna Johnson, Cecil Cole
  • Facebook             Dean Scott, Joseph Hunt
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!!

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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.

For more information on the Austin Club or to receive a membership application

eMail us at sallyscott33@gmail.com or download this link

Learn more about Friendship Force International at http://www.thefriendshipforce.org

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