Upcoming events

    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Denver Convention Center






    TOESL Convention Denver 2020


    We are hosting a group of six university professors from Kazakhstan as part of the Congressional Open World program from March 27- April 5, 2020. They will be attending a Teaching English as a Second Language Conference and meeting with other teachers during the week, but will have time to explore Denver museums, Red Rocks, and shopping opportunities during the weekends. The Farewell Party will be at Kim Means’ clubhouse, 2990 E. 17th Avenue, on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. Please join us and meet these delightful women. RSVP to Willa Rose, willa.rose@hotmail.com.


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    • 07 Apr 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Calvary Church Hampden & Monaco


    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Calvary Church Hampden & Monaco



    Don't miss this talk about the early history of Denver by Andrew Rogge. Andrew works for the city of Sheridan and received his degree in city planning from Arizona State University. This short historical look at early Denver will make you see Denver in another light.


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    Monthly meetings are held at:


    Calvary Baptist Church

    6500 E Girard Ave, Denver, CO 80224


    Northeast corner of Hampden and Monaco

    Use the entrance on Girard Avenue

    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 4303 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216




    SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm - We will go on a guided tour of The Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver, 80216. The museum is a one-of-a-kind collection of over 600 artifacts relating to historical transportation. It began over 60 years ago, and includes not just vehicles but also buggies, motorcycles, steam locomotives, aircraft, carriages, rail equipment, fire apparatus, public transportation, sleighs, bicycles, toys and diecast models, vintage apparel and much, much more. The tickets are $12.00 each for a guided tour, paid by FRIDAY APRIL 3 with a check made out to Friendship Force Denver and sent to Jeannette Armbrustmacher, 33 S. Holman Way, Golden 80401. No backpacks or purses, free lockers available.   If you are interested in carpooling or need more information please contact Jeannette Armbrustmacher, jmarmbru@aol.com SATURDAY, MAY 16, 8:00 am – 3:00 


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    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 4601 S Yosemite Street, Denver CO 80237




    The Friendship Force Denver club will be presenting a half day training seminar on how to coordinate a Journey. The training is open to anyone interested in leading a Journey or learning more about what’s involved and the process. We will cover both inbound and outbound Journeys, budgets, filling the seats, setting an itinerary, recruiting help and having fun! Invitations have been extended to the Rocky Mountain Regional clubs as well. It will be Sunday, April 19th from 10:00 until about 2:00 pm at Ilene Americus’ clubhouse, 4601 S Yosemite St., Denver, 80237. Presenters will be Sue Palmer, Regional Liaison; Lynn Dawson; Ilene Americus; and anyone else with a desire to share! For more information contact Ilene Americus, iamericus-denver@yahoo.com.



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    • 05 May 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Calvary Church Hampden & Monaco
    • 12 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Calvary Church Hampden & Monaco



    TUESDAY MAY 12 - Health in travel is such an important topic for our group. Make sure you attend this lecture by Rose Medical Center staff to help us understand the importance of it.



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    • 16 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 115 North 2nd Ave, Ault, CO 80610



    SATURDAY, MAY 16, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm - Come join us on a wildflower hike in Pawnee National Grasslands, located at 115 North 2nd Ave., Ault, CO 80610 in Weld County. The grassland is near Greeley on the eastern plains in the South Platte River Basin. We will hike the easy three-mile West Pawnee Butte hike. It is one of the most unusual destinations in Colorado for wildflower viewers; it takes you down into a basin of raw beauty and unusual wildflowers. Contact Pat Kaplan, patia51@gmail.com



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    • 21 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 23 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Shiloh Inn, 1707 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220



    WESTERN REGIONAL SUPER CONFERENCE

    May 21st through May 23rd, 2020

    Shiloh Inn Portland Airport.  11707 NE Airport Way. Portland, OR 97220

    Call 503-252-7500 for Reservations (Mention Friendship Force for special rate)

    Participating clubs from the Pacific Northwest, Northern Rockies, Rocky Mountain, West Coast, and Western Canada Regions including clubs in:  Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah Washington, British Columbia and Alberta.  All Friendship Force members are invited.  Hosted by the Friendship Force of Lower Columbia.


    Theme:  Embracing Diversity Through Friendship Force

    Panel Discussion on Embracing Diversity



    Registration form is available for download:

    Here


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    • 17 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Denver, Colorado




    Friendship Force Shizuoka Japan



    Shizuoka is a town on the east coast of Japan, about 120 miles south of Tokyo. In September of 2016, a group from Friendship Force Denver spent a week as guests of the Friendship Force of Shizuoka. Nine of the ambassadors were members of the Denver Club. They included Ilene Americus, Carl and Lynn Dawson, Les Eckstat, Gerry Forney, Irene Ludwig, and Tuti Tierney. Two of the ambassadors (Rona Baer and Phyllis Scott) were from the Northern Colorado Club. The Denver group had a wonderful week of hospitality in Shizuoka, including visits to Mount Fuji, a famous pine grove, a tuna port, and several groups of traditional houses. We learned about Japanese culture and traditions such as calligraphy, ikebana, kimono, origami, and tai chi. And of course, we sampled and enjoyed delicious Japanese meals and snacks. Friendship Force is truly an exchange program, and now is the time to pay back some of the exceptional hospitality that we received three years ago in Japan. The incoming ambassadors include the people who hosted Ilene Americus and Tuti Tierney, along with the woman who hosted the two people from Northern Colorado. We are looking forward to meeting old friends and making new acquaintances. We have been chosen as the Host Coordinators, and we are currently in the process of recruiting the volunteers that will make this exchange a success. We need day hosts, home hosts, small dinner hosts, and help with planning and organizing. Please let us know if you would like to help.



    • 13 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Salem, Oregon



    We have confirmed the Journey dates for our combined Journeys to the Mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon and San Francisco Bay Area, California. They are Monday through Saturday, July 13 -18, for the Oregon portion and Saturday through Friday July 18 – 24, for the California portion of the trip. We will fly into Eugene, Oregon, on Monday, July 13, because this is the easiest place for them to pick us up. Train travel between Oregon and San Francisco is not very appealing; it would be a long overnight trip with no sightseeing, so we will fly from Eugene into San Francisco on July 18th. We do not have specific itineraries for either location; however, we do have some general information that sounds exciting. In Oregon, typical activities include visits to the State Capitol in Salem, seeing local hand carved carousels, visiting a winery, visiting the Oregon Garden, seeing Silver Falls State Park, museums, and a day trip to the beach. We may also have the option of a day trip eastward to Central Oregon, which is a high desert area. 


    If you are interested, please contact Pat Kaplan (patia51@gmail.com or 303-241-4379) or Lynn Dawson (LynnLDawson@comcast.net or 303-888-5922) with any questions or to sign up, as soon as you can, since we are moving forward with confirming plans for these Journeys. 



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    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Francisco, California

     


    The San Francisco Bay Area Club wants to provide us with an absolutely memorable week. Usually they try to give Ambassadors a feel for the San Francisco Bay Area. As you may know from their visit with us, they have very few members who actually live in the city of San Francisco. They do, however, plan on having one or maybe two days in the city itself. They said that they also will try to give us a taste of the redwoods, the ocean and, of course, California wine. These are going to be great Journeys. It is not easy to get Journeys with West Coast clubs, since they are so popular (Lynn arranged the Journey to Oregon in 2016.). This will be your last chance for a while to head west.


    If you are interested, please contact Pat Kaplan (patia51@gmail.com or 303-241-4379) or Lynn Dawson (LynnLDawson@comcast.net or 303-888-5922) with any questions or to sign up, as soon as you can, since we are moving forward with confirming plans for these Journeys.


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