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What is planned for 2021?
  Look under JOURNEYS 
  for our travels & conferences  

We meet most months on the 

2nd Tuesday at 6:45 pm


6500 E. Girard Avenue

 Denver, CO 80224


(NE Corner of Hampden and Monaco,  east of I-25 on Hampden)


Come join us and bring your friends!



During the COVID-19 pandemic,

we are following socially responsible CDC guidelines and holding virtual meetings via ZOOM!  If you need help, contact one of your Friendship Force friends or email us.


Guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings.  You can see a list of the scheduled presenters on the Calendar tab.  Please send a request for the zoom link by emailing us at:


FFDBOARD@GMAIL.COM




Experience the World 
with 
Friendship Force

Become a Host   


One of the best ways to promote global understanding across the barriers that separate people is to host an ambassador in your home. Show them your community, city, country and culture, and learn about theirs over meals, laughter, and shared experiences.


Travel the world   


Be welcomed into someone’s home. Immerse yourself in their local culture. Invite travelers

from other places into your own home and proudly share your culture with them.

Since 1977, the travel exchange movement pioneered by Friendship Force International has given people the unique opportunity to connect

in ways that transcend boundaries to promote goodwill, respect, and understanding.


This kind of intimate, life changing experience may not be for everyone, but for thousands of Friendship Force members worldwide, the personal relationships we’ve established are a powerful and authentic way to impact positive change and empathy around the world.


MAKE FRIENDS ACROSS THE WORLD


 Become an ambassador of the

 Friendship Force today.



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"What is Friendship Force?"



Denver members enjoying a sunny day in Belgium 

with their hosts -June 2018


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CURRENT NEWSLETTER



 

Explore: We explore new  countries and regions. We explore new cultures and  new ways to connect across  the barriers that separate us.


Understand: By sharing a  home, meals, conversation  and everyday experiences,  people become friends,  seeing beyond governments and borders into the heart of  a country and its people. By combining home hospitality  with cultural exploration, we reach a new level of understanding.


  Serve: Exploration leads to  understanding. Understanding leads to an  acceptance of our common  humanity and the desire to  serve 

our global village –  with words and actions. 


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Friendship Force

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Next Monthly Zoom Meeting


Tuesday, March 9, 2021



6:30 PM Social Hour

6:45 PM Business Meeting

7:00 PM Special Program


Exploring Malawi: The Education System and Cultural Traditions


by


Rachel Kamnkhwani Kaulembe

and

Marvin Kaulembe


To request a guest Zoom link, click link below

or copy email address portion

  mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com

(include your name, email, & who referred you)




Exploring Malawi: The Education System and Cultural Traditions


The continent of Africa is comprised of 54 countries (or 55 or 56 depending on what source you read about disputed areas). 


Malawi is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast and Mozambique to the south, southwest and southeast.  It is well-known for its smiling, friendly people.  Most importantly, it is known for its extraordinary freshwater lake, Lake Malawi, which dominates this landlocked country.


We have a delightful couple, recently married, who will talk to us about their life journeys, culture and homeland.


Rachel Kamnkhwani-Kaulembe

Rachel Kamnkhwani is an international student from Malawi studying at the University of Denver. She is an educationalist committed to supporting equity in education through policy analysis, gender equity and critical research. Rachel is well-versed in research, design thinking and improvement science implementation, and policy analysis. Currently, she is working towards her PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Morgridge College of Education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Education at African Bible College in Malawi and she also obtained a Master of Education degree from East Tennessee State University in 2016.


Marvin Kaulembe

Marvin Kaulembe is professional photographer and videographer from Malawi, and he is in the U.S. following his wife, Rachel, who is a student at the University of Denver. Marvin has worked with various organizations in Malawi as a media consultant producing documentaries and creating websites, news and magazine content. He is well known for wedding and portrait photography and his brand is called ‘Snapdrobe Photography’.  Marvin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Community Development at DMI – St John the Baptist University Malawi in 2015.  He is currently seeking to enroll in graduate studies to pursue a career in technology and international development.







Upcoming events

    • 09 Mar 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MST)
    • Zoom virtual meeting


    MARCH PROGRAM MEETING via Zoom

    Second Tuesday, MARCH 9, 2021

    6:30 p.m. Social Hour

    6:45 p.m. Business Meeting

    7:00 p.m. Presentation


    Rachel & Marvin speak about their homeland

    Malawi: The Education System and

    Exploring Cultural Traditions


    To request a guest Zoom link, click link below

    or copy email address portion

      mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com

    (include your name, email, & who referred you)

    • 06 Apr 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom virtual meeting


    BOARD MEETING APRIL 6, 2021

    Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Virtual meeting via Zoom


    If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an email request to:

    mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com

    • 13 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom virtual meeting


    APRIL PROGRAM MEETING via Zoom

    Second Tuesday, APRIL 13, 2021

    6:30 p.m. Social Hour

    6:45 p.m. Business Meeting

    7:00 p.m. Presentation


    China and the US:  Can they get along?

    by Barbara Holme, former CO State Senator and

    Facilitator at OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)


    To request a guest Zoom link, click link below

    or copy email address portion

      mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com

    (include your name, email, & who referred you)

    • 04 May 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom virtual meeting


    BOARD MEETING MAY 4, 2021

    Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Virtual meeting via Zoom


    If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an email request to:

    mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com


    • 11 May 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom virtual meeting


    MAY PROGRAM MEETING via Zoom

    Second Tuesday, MAY 11, 2021

    6:30 p.m. Social Hour

    6:45 p.m. Business Meeting

    7:00 p.m. Presentation


    The Social Committee will provide a fun night of comradery

    for FFD members to share and get to know one another. 


    • 01 Jun 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom Virtual Meeting


    BOARD MEETING JUNE 1, 2021

    Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Virtual meeting via Zoom


    If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an email request to:

    mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com


    • 08 Jun 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom virtual meeting


    JUNE PROGRAM MEETING via Zoom

    Second Tuesday, JUNE 8, 2021

    6:30 p.m. Social Hour

    6:45 p.m. Business Meeting

    7:00 p.m. Presentation


    Gerry Forney, FFD President, will speak to the club members


    To request a guest Zoom link, click link below

    or copy email address portion

      mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com

    (include your name, email, & who referred you)



    • 13 Jul 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom virtual meeting



    No JULY PROGRAM MEETING via Zoom


    CLUB PICNIC

    Details TBD

    • 10 Aug 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom virtual meeting


    NO AUGUST PROGRAM MEETING via Zoom


    Monthly meetings will resume in September, 2021

    in person and/or via zoom 




    • 07 Sep 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom Virtual Meeting



    BOARD MEETING SEPTEMBER 7, 2021


    First Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Virtual meeting via Zoom


    If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an email request to:


    mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com


    • 14 Sep 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom virtual meeting



    SEPTEMBER MEETING via Zoom

    Second Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

    6:30 p.m. Social Hour

    6:45 p.m. Business Meeting

    7:00 p.m. Presentation


    TBD


    To request a guest Zoom link, click link below

    or copy email address portion

      mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com

    (include your name, email, & who referred you)



    • 05 Oct 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom Virtual Meeting



    BOARD MEETING OCTOBER 5, 2021


    First Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Virtual meeting via Zoom


    If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an email request to:


    mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com


    • 12 Oct 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom virtual meeting



    OCTOBER PROGRAM MEETING via Zoom

    Second Tuesday, OCTOBER 12, 2021

    6:30 p.m. Social Hour

    6:45 p.m. Business Meeting

    7:00 p.m. Presentation


    TBD


    To request a guest Zoom link, click link below

    or copy email address portion

      mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com

    (include your name, email, & who referred you)



    • 02 Nov 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom Virtual Meeting



    BOARD MEETING NOVEMBER 2, 2021


    First Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Virtual meeting via Zoom


    If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an email request to:


    mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com


    • 09 Nov 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MST)
    • Zoom virtual meeting



    NOVEMBER PROGRAM MEETING via Zoom

    Second Tuesday, NOVEMBER 9, 2021

    6:30 p.m. Social Hour

    6:45 p.m. Business Meeting

    7:00 p.m. Presentation


    TBD


    To request a guest Zoom link, click link below

    or copy email address portion

      mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com

    (include your name, email, & who referred you)








    • 07 Dec 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (MST)
    • Zoom Virtual Meeting


    BOARD MEETING DECEMBER 7, 2021


    First Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Virtual meeting via Zoom


    If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an email request to:

    mailto:ffdboard@gmail.com


Past events

02 Mar 2021 FFD Monthly Board Meeting
09 Feb 2021 February 2021 Monthly Zoom Meeting
02 Feb 2021 FFD Monthly Board Meeting
22 Jan 2021 Munch Lunch Bunch and Trivia Night
12 Jan 2021 January 2021 Monthly Zoom Meeting
05 Jan 2021 FFD Monthly Board Meeting
08 Dec 2020 December FFD Monthly Zoom Meeting
01 Dec 2020 No December FFD Board Meeting
10 Nov 2020 November FFD Monthly Zoom Meeting
03 Nov 2020 November FFD Board Meeting
28 Oct 2020 October Munch Lunch Bunch
13 Oct 2020 October FFD Monthly Zoom Meeting
06 Oct 2020 FFD Monthly Board Meeting
16 Sep 2020 Zoom Happy Hour and Trivia
08 Sep 2020 Monthly Zoom Meeting
29 Aug 2020 Annual Picnic
20 Aug 2020 Munch Lunch Bunch Happy Hour
11 Aug 2020 August Zoom Meeting
04 Aug 2020 Monthly Board Meeting
28 Jul 2020 July Munch Lunch Bunch
14 Jul 2020 July Monthly Zoom Meeting
07 Jul 2020 FFD July Board Meeting
17 Jun 2020 Inbound Shizuoka Japan (Postponed to 2022)
09 Jun 2020 June Monthly Zoom Meeting
02 Jun 2020 FFD Board Meeting
16 May 2020 Pawnee National Grasslands (Cancelled)
12 May 2020 Monthly Meeting
05 May 2020 Board Meeting
19 Apr 2020 Journey Coordinator Training- Cancelled
18 Apr 2020 Forney Transportation Museum Denver- Cancelled
14 Apr 2020 Monthly Meeting- Cancelled
07 Apr 2020 Board Meeting- Cancelled
28 Mar 2020 Snowshoeing at Frisco Nordic Center-Cancelled
27 Mar 2020 Open World Inbound Kazakhstan-Cancelled
10 Mar 2020 Monthly Meeting
03 Mar 2020 Board Meeting
28 Feb 2020 February Munch Lunch Bunch
22 Feb 2020 Birding at Barr Lake State Park
11 Feb 2020 Monthly Meeting
04 Feb 2020 Board Meeting
24 Jan 2020 Claude Monet
16 Jan 2020 Munch Lunch Bunch
14 Jan 2020 Monthly Meeting
07 Jan 2020 Board Meeting
01 Jan 2020 NEW YEAR’S DAY OPEN HOUSE
08 Dec 2019 DEC HOLIDAY SOCIAL
03 Dec 2019 Board Meeting
12 Nov 2019 Monthly Meeting
05 Nov 2019 Board Meeting
30 Oct 2019 SCARF STUDIO
14 Oct 2019 MLB Seasons 52
08 Oct 2019 Monthly Meeting
05 Oct 2019 Architecture Walk Tour
01 Oct 2019 Board Meeting
10 Sep 2019 Monthly Meeting
03 Sep 2019 Board Meeting
27 Aug 2019 MLB Japanese
28 Jul 2019 Post Conference home hosting
23 Jul 2019 FFI International Conference 2019
20 Jul 2019 Annual Picnic
17 Jul 2019 Dayton Inbound Journey
22 Jun 2019 MLB Broadway Market
04 Jun 2019 Board Meeting
30 May 2019 Pizza Party Meet Brisbane FF members
17 May 2019 Botanic Gardens tour & lunch
14 May 2019 Monthly meeting
07 May 2019 Board Meeting
04 May 2019 Meeting post conference home hosts
24 Apr 2019 Haystack Goat Cheese Farm
09 Apr 2019 Monthly meeting
06 Apr 2019 MLB Aki Asian Hot Pot
02 Apr 2019 Board Meeting 1:00pm
20 Mar 2019 Tour the MINT CANCELLED
12 Mar 2019 Monthly meeting
05 Mar 2019 Board Meeting 1:00pm
05 Mar 2019 MLB "bit of gangsta history"
01 Mar 2019 Celebrate World Friendship Day
26 Feb 2019 History Colorado TOUR & LUNCH
12 Feb 2019 Monthly Meeting
05 Feb 2019 Board Meeting 1:00pm
26 Jan 2019 MLB Euro Crepes
22 Jan 2019 Monthly meeting Jan 22 REVISED
08 Jan 2019 Board meeting 1:30
01 Jan 2019 New Year 2019 Open House
11 Dec 2018 Board Meeting 2-4 pm
08 Dec 2018 MLB December
13 Nov 2018 Monthly Meeting
06 Nov 2018 Board Meeting 12 noon
27 Oct 2018 Black American Museum & Brunch
17 Oct 2018 MLB - Italian Harvest
09 Oct 2018 Monthly Meeting
02 Oct 2018 Board Meeting 12 Noon
13 Sep 2018 Journey Inbound Vancouver CANADA
11 Sep 2018 Monthly Meeting and Potluck
04 Sep 2018 Board Meeting
18 Aug 2018 MLB Bent Fork the Grill
11 Aug 2018 Vancouver planning meeting
01 Aug 2018 Happy Birthday to our state of Colorado
21 Jul 2018 Summer Picnic July 21
27 Jun 2018 Membership Coffee @Windsor Gardens
13 Jun 2018 Int'l Outbound Journey Germany & Belgium
30 May 2018 Tour Ice Core Facility at Federal Center in Lakewood
14 May 2018 Membership Coffee at Lustigs
12 May 2018 Membership Coffee at Tanners
08 May 2018 Monthly Meeting
03 May 2018 Membership Coffee at Millers
03 May 2018 Super Regional Conference in Sacramento
01 May 2018 Board Meeting
30 Apr 2018 MLB American Indian
24 Apr 2018 Hamilton Lives
21 Apr 2018 thai food - make our own dinner
19 Apr 2018 Thai Dinner food shopping crew
10 Apr 2018 Monthly Meeting- European Art
03 Apr 2018 Board Meeting
01 Apr 2018 EASTER Sunday
01 Apr 2018 April Fools' Day
25 Mar 2018 Palm Sunday
24 Mar 2018 Project Cure (celebrate World Friendship Day)
19 Mar 2018 MLB Irish Rover Pub
13 Mar 2018 Monthly Meeting
11 Mar 2018 "Spring Forward" clocks
06 Mar 2018 Board Meeting
20 Feb 2018 Chocolate Lab Restaurant
13 Feb 2018 Monthly Meeting
13 Feb 2018 Monthly Program
06 Feb 2018 Board Meeting
24 Jan 2018 Munch Lunch Bunch
09 Jan 2018 Monthly Meeting
02 Jan 2018 Board Meeting
01 Jan 2018 HAPPY NEW YEAR OPEN HOUSE
26 Dec 2017 Kwanzaa cultural festival
25 Dec 2017 Merry Christmas
12 Dec 2017 Hanukkah Festival of Lights
05 Dec 2017 Board Meeting
03 Dec 2017 Holiday Social - the Musical Seussical
14 Nov 2017 Monthly Meeting "Conference Impressions"
11 Nov 2017 MLB - Crave Burgers
07 Nov 2017 Board Meeting
14 Oct 2017 Outbound International JOURNEY - Africa
10 Oct 2017 Monthly Program
10 Oct 2017 Board Meeting
06 Oct 2017 San Francisco Exchange Farewell Party
05 Oct 2017 San Francisco Exchange Lunch At Mt. Vernon CC
05 Oct 2017 San Francisco Exchange Tour of Red Rocks Amphitheater
02 Oct 2017 San Francisco Exchange Tour of Byers-Evans House
02 Oct 2017 San Francisco Exchange Lunch at Buckhorn Exchange
01 Oct 2017 San Francisco Exchange Welcome Party
01 Oct 2017 Inbound Domestic JOURNEY - San Francisco
21 Sep 2017 MLB celebrate end of summer
12 Sep 2017 Monthly Program
05 Sep 2017 Board Meeting
24 Aug 2017 40th World Conference in Manchester UK
18 Aug 2017 Recap Journey to W Michigan/Ohio FF
15 Aug 2017 MLB Food Truck at Civic Center Park
05 Aug 2017 San Francisco Planning Meeting
01 Aug 2017 Happy Birthday to the state of Colorado
27 Jun 2017 June Picnic (time 4:00 pm)
21 Jun 2017 Inbound Domestic Exchange - Orlando FF
10 Jun 2017 Hosting Orlando planning meeting
06 Jun 2017 Monthly Board Planning
30 May 2017 MLB - Axum (N African cuisine)
10 May 2017 Outbound Domestic Exchange -W Michigan & Dayton Ohio
09 May 2017 Monthly Program
02 May 2017 Monthly Board Planning
22 Apr 2017 MLB Munch Lunch Bunch
11 Apr 2017 Monthly Program
10 Apr 2017 Behind the Scenes tour 90 min
04 Apr 2017 Monthly Board Planning
25 Mar 2017 Social: Wacky Tacky Party
22 Mar 2017 MLB - Cajun Country
14 Mar 2017 Monthly Program
07 Mar 2017 Monthly Board Planning
01 Mar 2017 World Friendship Day Celebration
14 Feb 2017 Monthly Program- Fort Logan
12 Feb 2017 Music and Dance
11 Feb 2017 Munch Lunch Bunch -NOTE Date Change
07 Feb 2017 Monthly Board Planning
17 Jan 2017 Munch Lunch Bunch on a Tuesday
10 Jan 2017 Monthly Program
03 Jan 2017 Monthly Board Planning
01 Jan 2017 New Year's Day Open House
06 Dec 2016 Board Meeting & 2017 Planning
04 Dec 2016 Holiday play "A Christmas Story-A Musical"
12 Nov 2016 ED Training - multi club
08 Nov 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting
01 Nov 2016 Board Meeting
29 Oct 2016 MLB October Oktoberfest
14 Oct 2016 Oct Small Group Dinners 14th or 15th
11 Oct 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting
04 Oct 2016 Board Meeting - Rescheduled due to Japan exchange
04 Oct 2016 2016 Exchange and Tour to Japan
28 Sep 2016 MLB at Acorn (at the Source)
19 Sep 2016 Book Club - "Deep Down Dark"
16 Sep 2016 Western Taco Salad Party for Peaks to Plains
16 Sep 2016 FFI World Conference In Marrackesh
15 Sep 2016 Inbound Global Exchange Peaks to Plains
13 Sep 2016 Regular Monthly Meeting
11 Sep 2016 Japan Exchange cultural workshop
10 Sep 2016 Wine Tasting
06 Sep 2016 Board Meeting
23 Aug 2016 Book Club John Steinbeck's Travels with Charlie
20 Aug 2016 Peaks to Plains planning meeting
16 Aug 2016 MLB August 16th @ Breckenridge Brew
02 Aug 2016 Board Meeting (CANCELLED will be rescheduled)
25 Jul 2016 MLB July 25 at Racines
18 Jul 2016 1st Game Night (in the afternnoon)
12 Jul 2016 Book Club - month meeting
09 Jul 2016 Friendship Force Annual Summer Picnic
16 Jun 2016 Inbound Exchange from CANADA
22 May 2016 Pre-Japan Social and Cultural Opportunity
19 May 2016 MBB - Munch Brunch Bunch - May, 2016
10 May 2016 Monthly Meeting
05 May 2016 Board Meeting (rescheduled from May 3) NOTE DATE CHG!
19 Apr 2016 Domestic Exchange to Lake Hartwell
15 Apr 2016 Munch Lunch Bunch April
12 Apr 2016 Monthly Meeting "Morocco" program
11 Apr 2016 Board Meeting
08 Apr 2016 OPEN WORLD FAREWELL PARTY - MEET OUR GUESTS!
03 Apr 2016 2016 FFD Japan Exchange Informational Workshop
01 Apr 2016 Open World - Turkmenistan
28 Mar 2016 MLB - MUNCH LUNCH BUNCH - MONDAY, MARCH 28
18 Mar 2016 LET YOUR SHAM ROCK! ST. PATRICK'S DAY (+ 1) SOCIAL
12 Mar 2016 Lake Hartwell Exchange Planning Meeting #2
08 Mar 2016 Monthly Meeting - gender empowerment
01 Mar 2016 Board Meeting
01 Mar 2016 World Friendship Day
28 Feb 2016 “Bach Times Three” afternoon concert
27 Feb 2016 Chinese New Year Dinner social
20 Feb 2016 Open World Planning
19 Feb 2016 MLB - Munch Lunch Bunch
09 Feb 2016 Monthly Meeting - Peru
02 Feb 2016 Board Meeting *POSTPONED will be rescheduled
26 Jan 2016 MLB- Munch Lunch Bunch
12 Jan 2016 Monthly Meeting
09 Jan 2016 Lake Hartwell exchange planning meeting
05 Jan 2016 Board Meeting

Friendship Force Denver, Colorado  USA

501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization

Copyright (c) 2021 by Friendship Force Denver


Contact: FFDBoard@gmail.com


Friendship Force Denver, Colorado  USA

501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization

Copyright (c) 2021 by Friendship Force Denver


Contact: FFDBoard@gmail.com


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