Thursday, December 27, 2018 morning members gathered for a two hour slot of fun at the Oregon Food Bank to help end hunger. Together with several other groups, mostly from local schools, we packaged two types of cereal into small packages for further distribution. It was lots of fun! Come join us as we support this cause again in 2019 or volunteer yourself again by visiting http://www.oregonfoodbank.com
July 23-30, 2019 Incoming International from Austria
Sept 12-18, 2019 Incoming Domestic from Oklahoma
Oct 2019 Outgoing Domestic to Wichita, Kansas
Nov 2019 Outgoing Domestic to The Villages, Florida
Sept 2020 Incoming International from Mt. Barker, Australia
Your 2019 new FFCC board officers are:
Georgia Buckler, President
Debra Othman, Vice President and President-Elect
Gwen White, Secretary
Bill Gregory, Treasurer
Georgia Bailey, Member at Large
Gayle Jimenez, Member at Large
Gwen White, Past President
15 members of our group have just returned from an awesome two week journey to two truly great clubs in Canada. Treated to some special Canadian treats and friendship, we enjoyed traveling to our northern border friends and sharing our North America continent. We wandered the prairie, toured the RCMP facility, and had a great time eating and conversing with our new friends.
Sign up to help package donations for the needy at the Oregon Food Bank at 7900 NE 33rd Drive, Portland Oregon 97211 on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 9:15-11:30 (with lunch to follow at a nearby restaurant for those who are interested.) If you want to help, please email: email@example.com
Please come help us feed the hungry!
FFCC members, potential members, and past members join together to share a meal. We do this nearly once a month and we call this activity TASTE TRAVELERS! It is your opportunity to share a meal, camaraderie, friendship, conversation and get to know others. Take a look at our calendar for dates, times, and places. Or contact any member to learn more about this fun activity. Mary Dickson is our Activities Chairperson and she is always open to ideas of restaurants, cafes, or your favorite meeting place.
Signed up to help package donation for the holiday at the Oregon Food Bank at 7900 NE 33rd Drive, Portland Oregon 97211 on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 9:15-11:30 (with lunch to follow at the Kennedy School for those who are interested.) We can take 4 more participants. If you want to help, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please come help us feed the hungry!
FFCC held elections at the recent annual meeting and heard presentations about the Indonesian and Dallas Texas exchanges including pictures and personally handling some souvenirs from the adventures. New officers were elected: Gwen White as President, MaryLu Wilson as Vice President, Marguerite Morin as Secretary, and Lori Reynolds as Treasurer. Congratulations to the club for the successful recruitment of 16 new members during the 2016 calendar year!
Welcome back home to our team of travelers who spent a week in Havana, Cuba, then spent a week being hosted in Dallas Texas by their friendship force club. Highlights included a cattle drive down a street in Fort Worth; eating barbeque at Riscky’s Restaurant; taking a seat in the president’s oval office chair at the George W. & Laura Bush Library; remembered where we were on the day of the JFK assassination while perusing the museum and walking the grassy knoll; walking the art district of downtown Dallas; touring the Top o’ Hill Terrace where we learned about the bootlegging prohibition era exploits; wondered the huge Texas State Fair to find the perfect fried food; and enjoyed a hot afternoon stroll in the shade at the Dallas Arboretum; and many, many meals shared with our hosts and other club members. Some of us even got a chance to buy a new Stetson hat! As always the camaraderie and friendship was endless. Check out the Dallas friendship force’s facebook page for pictures.
Due to recent changes in membership dues at FFI, the FFCC Board has modified its club dues to reflect these same changes. 2017 dues will be $30 per person. There will be no discount for couples or families, as each and every member will be counted separately in FFI’s new database and every member will be counted and recorded for each travel experience. Membership dues will continue to be due at the annual meeting, and we will start collecting them at the November 12th meeting. Please bring your checkbook, and remember that this year our annual meeting is being held at a different location, and on Saturday to keep the cost down for the facility. Annual meeting is Saturday, November 12, 1pm at United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St. Portland OR