Is it June already? Well the weather sure says it is. But summer heat does not slow us down. We are still planning for our outward bound journeys to Washington State and Colombia, South America.  And this month we have our usual Board meeting which will be held on Tuesday June 19 at a new location - the North Village Library at 2505 Steck avenue, just off of Burnet Road at 2:30. Afterwards we will have  our happy hour at a location to be announced soon. 

On June 30 at 5:00 we will be having our summer quarterly meeting/party at Mitzi McGlone's wonderful pool. It may be hot out, but under the shade of her oak trees it is cool and refreshing. An invitation will come to you in the form of an eVite so we can determine how many will come. The club will provide the main courses and drinks. Club members are asked to bring sides and salads, and the board members will bring desserts.

Several of our members will be joining others from the Georgetown club on July 1 to enjoy the patriotic concert at Round Top, Texas. 

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           
  •             August 1-8            Inbound from Vietnam  - still working on this
  •             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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