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Upcoming Events- FF Sacramento

See the list of upcoming events below for the Friendship Force of Sacramento.  Feel free to join us at any of the events.  We love meeting new people!  If you have any questions just click on the contact link and give us a call.

Events are listed in order below or you can switch to a calendar view by clicking the button at the top right of this page.

Need to cancel?  Contact the person in charge of the event or the webmaster.  Refunds can only be issued if you cancel before the registration deadline.  To request a refund, submit a check request form to the club treasurer.

Upcoming events

    • 17 Jan 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Andy Neal's, 3004 Parkwood Ct., Carmichael

    Mystery Mini-Journey Host and Helper meeting

    For all who are hosting or helping with the Mystery Mini-Journeys following the Super Regional Conference in May, this meeting is for you.  Meeting is scheduled for 7 pm to 9 pm. 

    Andy Neal has offered his home in Carmichael for the meeting at 3004 Parkwood Ct.  Please feel free to contribute to some after-dinner treats (fruit, dessert) or a beverage to share

    To register for this meeting, click here.

    Please contact Roz Worrall for more information.

    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • 2430 Pavilions Place Lane, Sacramento

    Volunteers Needed!
    Super Regional Conference Planning Meeting

    Everyone is welcome to our next planning meeting for the 2018 Super Regional Conference on Friday, January 19, 2018.  Come at 11:30 AM and enjoy pizza.  Volunteers are still needed for the Conference scheduled for May 3-5, 2018.  Can't make the conference?  Many tasks can be completed before the conference.

    Already have a task assigned?  Please be prepared to report out on your progress.  We will be going over the time line, and all progress to date.

    Lots more openings for help, so don't be shy.  Special reduced rates for the conference if you volunteer for a number of hours.

    Ambyr and Jacob Summerhays have organized the use of their community club house. Here is a map to Pavilions Condo Community Clubhouse.  The gate code is #9698 on the  larger keypad. Parking is very limited inside the gate.  Guests may park on the street (Fulton Ave or behind Nothing Bundt Cakes). The pedestrian gate will be propped open. The Community Clubhouse is on the left as you enter.

    Please RSVP here so we know how much pizza to get.  Plan on at least 2 hours.

    Questions or need more information?  Contact Marty McKnew.

    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Arcade Library, 2443 Marconi Ave.

    The FF Sacramento Shutterbugs is a group of Friendship Force members interested in learning more about photography.  No matter your skill level or what camera (or phone) you use, this is the place to go if you'd like to make better photos.

    Our next meeting will be Wednesday, January 24 at the Arcade Library, 2443 Marconi Ave., Sacramento from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

    Please bring your lunch, your own non-alcohol beverage, and anything else you care to share with the group.

    Bring your camera or phone to every meeting.

    To register for this meeting, click here.

    We plan to meet twice per month at various times.  To accommodate our working and retired members we'll have some meetings in the evenings and some in the afternoons. 

    At the meetings we'll discuss photography techniques that will be of interest no matter what you use to take your photos.  We'll also break into smaller groups so members can share knowledge of specific cameras, phones, iPads, etc.  

    There will be non-scheduled times for members to join together and go on "photo shoots" so you can practice what you are learning.

    The emphasis of FF Sacramento Shutterbugs is to learn tell tell our Friendship Force "stories".  To document experiences, not just places. To learn more about the Friendship Force International Photo Clusters click here.

    Hope to see you at one of our meetings!

    FF Sacramento Shutterbugs

    • 01 Feb 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Details sent in email to Board Members

    The Friendship Force of Sacramento Board will meet via conference call to discuss club business.  Details for the call will be sent to Board members.  There is no need for Board members to register on this website for the conference call.

    If you are not on the board, and would like to add an agenda item, please send the information to Kathy Hart at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net

    For any member who is interested in reading the results of a meeting, the minutes of all board meetings are posted on our website under:  Members Only, Club Documents, Board Minutes.

    • 03 Feb 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 9133 Promontory Way in Fair Oaks

    Sacramento FF will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary at the March 9th event with FFI CEO and President Jeremi Snook.  

    We have lots of planning to do and need your help!

    Please sign up to come to Kathy Hart's home to determine the details as we plan this fun event. 

    Opportunities to serve include helping with:
    Event set up
    Stroll down memory lane photos & memorabilia 
    Raffle prizes
    Publicity & communication
    Clean up and more!

    Register here for this event.

    Unable to attend the meeting but still want to help?  Contact Kathy Hart.

    • 07 Feb 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 2430 Pavilions Place Lane, Sacramento

    Big Canoe, Georgia May 23-30

    and Huntsville, Alabama May 30-June 6

    Ready for some Southern Hospitality??? 

    We are planning an exciting trip! Highlights and potential activities in Big Canoe: known for its beautiful scenery, hiking trails, and pontoon boat rides in one of their 3 mountain lakes; the second largest private botanical gardens in the US; the largest museum of Western Art in the US. In Atlanta The Carter Presidential Library, tour of CNN’s headquarters and a visit to the Nat’l Center for Civil and Human Rights.

    Huntsville’s potential activities include: 

    • Space and Rocket Center 
    • Jack Daniels' Distillery 
    • Miss Mary Bobo's 
    • Alpha–Hudson Institute for Biotechnology 
    • Burritt on the Mountain – Museum and Grounds 
    • Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment 
    • Helen Keller Birthplace Home 
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House

    Estimated expenses: Airfare Sacramento to Atlanta then Huntsville to Sacramento: $376–$493 (Delta or United). Fees for the 2 weeks: $600 estimated. 

    Please come to our first planning meeting: Wednesday, February 7 at 12:00 at 2340 Pavilions Place Lane, Sacramento. 

    Please RSVP here to receive more details the week prior to the meeting. 

    For more information contact Charlene Taylor after Jan. 31.

    • 21 Feb 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Home of Elaine Wilson and Roy Weaver, 5368 Hidden Glen Dr. Rocklin

    Mystery Mini-Journey Host and Helper meeting

    For all who are hosting or helping with the Mystery Mini-Journeys following the Super Regional Conference in May, this meeting is for you.  Meeting is scheduled for 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. 

    Elaine Wilson and Roy Weaver have offered their home in Rocklin for the meeting at 5368 Hidden Glen Dr.

    To register for the meeting, click here.

    Please contact Roz Worrall for more information.

    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Trinity Cathedral Hall at 2620 Capitol Ave, Sacramento


    Happy 30th anniversary to FF of Sacramento!  Jeremi Snook; Friendship Force International CEO and President, will present at the March FF Sacramento general meeting and anniversary celebration.

    It will be an amazing opportunity to invite interested friends to this event so they can learn more about our organization.  We will all learn about topics such as:
    What's on the horizon for Friendship Force?  
    What are the challenges? 
    How can Sacramento FF help? 
    Bring your questions along with your enthusiasm and friends to learn more about this incredible organization and celebrate the last 30 years of making friends around the world.

    Trinity Cathedral is located on the corner of 27th St. and Capitol Ave. in Midtown Sacramento. There is street parking and a parking garage on the corner of 27th St. and N St. There is limited parking available on Trinity Alley for persons with disabilities, immediately south of the Cathedral between Capitol Ave. and N. St.

    Watch for more details.

    Online registration will be required to ensure we have capacity at the venue.

    How can you help with this incredible event?  Contact Kathy Hart.

    Friendship Force is a non-profit cultural organization focused on promoting understanding, cultural education and citizen diplomacy through homestay Journeys and personal friendships. We are based in more than 60 countries and in six continents, with 15,000 active members and over 300 Journeys taking place each year.

    • 03 May 2018
    • 05 May 2018
    • Elk Grove Holiday Inn Express, 9175 W. Stockton Blvd




    May 3 to 5, 2018

    Theme: Citizens of a Global Community

    Hosted by the Sacramento, California Club

    Participating clubs from the Pacific NW, Rocky Mountain and Western Canada – 11 states including:  Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah Washington, British Columbia and Alberta.  All Friendship Force members are invited.

    This is a great opportunity for Sacramento members to mingle with members from other clubs, make friends and maybe setup some Journeys.  The Conference will include:

    Thursday, May 3

    • Afternoon President’s Meeting
    • Evening Welcome Reception 
    Friday, May 4th   
    • Key Note Speaker'
    • Workshops
    • Updates from FFI Staff
    Saturday, May 5th
    • Workshops
    • Plenary Session and Wrap-up
    • Gala Dinner "Cinco de Mayo"     

    Early Bird Registration by February 1, 2018             $ 125

    Registration Fee for the two days                              $ 150

    Gala “Cinco de Mayo” Dinner                                      $   45

    Sign up to help at the conference and receive a special volunteer rate.

    Save the dates.  

    For more information and to register.

    • 05 May 2018
    • 09 May 2018
    • Sacramento

    Register here to pay for the Mystery Mini Journey.  This is for pre-approved ambassadors only.

Past events

12 Jan 2018 FF Sacramento Shutterbugs Meeting
11 Jan 2018 Leuven - Kiel Journey Planning Meeting
07 Jan 2018 January General Meeting
07 Jan 2018 January Board Meeting
10 Dec 2017 Holidays Around the World Party
28 Nov 2017 Leuven, Belgium/Kiel, Germany Journey Meeting
11 Nov 2017 Journey Coordinator Training Class
09 Nov 2017 November General Meeting
09 Nov 2017 November Board Meeting
31 Oct 2017 Farewell Luncheon for Toronto
26 Oct 2017 Welcome Brunch for Toronto Ambassadors!
25 Oct 2017 Toronto Inbound Exchange
04 Oct 2017 Gifu, Japan - Outbound Exchange
24 Sep 2017 Oktoberfest
23 Sep 2017 Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Festival-Free!
18 Sep 2017 September Board Meeting
24 Aug 2017 40th Anniversary World Conference
14 Aug 2017 August Board Meeting
12 Aug 2017 Exploring Woodland
06 Aug 2017 Farewell, BBQ and Swim Party
04 Aug 2017 Tahoe Day - Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico Journey
02 Aug 2017 Calaveras Big Trees/Murphys Day
01 Aug 2017 Welcome Event for Tuxtla Gutierrez-River Cats Game and Tour!
22 Jul 2017 Summer Picnic and Hoedown
29 Jun 2017 General Meeting- Presentation on recent Iowa Journey
29 Jun 2017 June Board Meeting
20 Jun 2017 Planning Meeting for Super Regional Conference
09 Jun 2017 Farewell Dinner for Big Canoe Ambassadors
08 Jun 2017 Calaveras Big Trees/Murphys Day
05 Jun 2017 Tahoe Day - Big Canoe, Georgia Journey
04 Jun 2017 Welcome Potluck for Big Canoe Ambassadors
27 May 2017 Four Seasons Community Garden Tour
22 May 2017 Tuxtla-Gutierrez Planning Meeting
15 May 2017 May Board Meeting
30 Apr 2017 Cedar Rapids, Iowa- Outbound Exchange
22 Apr 2017 Vietnamese Journey Planning Lunch
17 Apr 2017 April Board Meeting
11 Apr 2017 Preparation for Super-Regional Conference
06 Apr 2017 Japanese Tea Ceremony
27 Mar 2017 Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies
27 Mar 2017 Free Golden 1 Center Tour
20 Mar 2017 March Board Meeting
09 Mar 2017 Wild West Farewell & 40th Anniversary Party
06 Mar 2017 Welcome Lunch for Wild West Ambassadors
06 Mar 2017 Discover the Wild West
01 Mar 2017 Big Canoe Planning Meeting
20 Feb 2017 February Board Meeting
17 Feb 2017 Open World Farewell and Recognition Party
11 Feb 2017 Welcome Lunch for Open World Delegates from Ukraine
10 Feb 2017 Open World Program - Health Care
23 Jan 2017 January Board Meeting
18 Jan 2017 January General Meeting - Global Exchanges
18 Jan 2017 Open World program planning meeting
04 Dec 2016 Afghani Holiday Party
16 Nov 2016 November General Meeting - Report on Moldova Exchange and International Conference
16 Nov 2016 November Board Meeting
17 Oct 2016 Sapporo Exchange Welcome & Farewell Dinner
15 Oct 2016 Inbound Stopover from Sapporo, Japan
02 Oct 2016 Oktoberfest
21 Sep 2016 General Meeting
21 Sep 2016 Board Meeting
26 Aug 2016 Outbound Exchange to Moldova
17 Aug 2016 General Meeting - Friends of San Juan de Oriente
17 Aug 2016 Board Meeting
17 Jul 2016 Preston Castle Tour & Foothills Day
16 Jun 2016 Sapporo Planning Meeting
15 Jun 2016 Bats! Bats! Bats!
15 Jun 2016 June Board Meeting
18 May 2016 Ole! Farewell Fiesta for Shelby Ambassadors
16 May 2016 Tahoe Day - Shelby Exchange
15 May 2016 Capitol Day, Shelby Exchange
14 May 2016 Calaveras Big Trees/Murphys Day, Shelby Exchange
13 May 2016 Welcome Lunch for Shelby, North Carolina
11 May 2016 Golden 1 Center Overview
11 May 2016 Private Old Sacramento Tour
02 May 2016 Western Region Leadership Conference
20 Apr 2016 America's Farm-to-Fork Capital
31 Mar 2016 Special Event - Free Sacramento Bee Tour
22 Mar 2016 Farewell Dinner with Open World Delegates
19 Mar 2016 Open World Program
16 Mar 2016 What you Need to Know about Medicare
16 Mar 2016 March Board Meeting
17 Feb 2016 Healthy Travels
17 Feb 2016 Board Meeting
20 Jan 2016 Crocker Art Museum Tour
20 Jan 2016 Monthly Friendship Force Meeting
13 Dec 2015 Holiday Party
19 Nov 2015 General Meeting - What we learned from the FFI Conference
19 Nov 2015 Board Meeting
07 Oct 2015 Moldova Exchane Meeting
03 Oct 2015 Oktoberfest
17 Sep 2015 General Meeting - The Silk Road Odyssey by Rail
17 Sep 2015 Board Meeting
20 Aug 2015 Farewell Party for Birmingham Ambassadors
15 Aug 2015 Welcome Lunch for Birmingham Ambassadors
14 Aug 2015 Birmingham Alabama Inbound Exchange
13 Aug 2015 Board Meeting
30 Jul 2015 Final Planning Meeting for Birmingham Exchange
16 Jul 2015 Mexican American Experiences - Luncheon
08 Jul 2015 Whidbey Island Outbound Exchange
07 Jul 2015 Planning Meeting for Birmingham AL inbound
18 Jun 2015 General Meeting
18 Jun 2015 Board Meeting
03 Jun 2015 Farewell Dinner for Christchurch, New Zealand
02 Jun 2015 Big Trees Day Trip - Christchurch, New Zealand
31 May 2015 Lake Tahoe Day Trip - Christchurch, New Zealand
29 May 2015 Welcome Lunch, Christchurch New Zealand
21 May 2015 Board Meeting
25 Apr 2015 Planning Meeting for Birmingham Inbound
16 Apr 2015 General Meeting
16 Apr 2015 Board Meeting
12 Feb 2015 Growing Up Black in America
12 Feb 2015 Board Meeting
08 Jan 2015 General Meeting
08 Jan 2015 Board Meeting
07 Dec 2014 December Meeting
13 Nov 2014 General Meeting
13 Nov 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
20 Oct 2014 Farewell Dinner for Cedar Rapids, Iowa
20 Oct 2014 Coloma & Apple Hill Day Trip - Cedar Rapids
19 Oct 2014 Lake Tahoe Day Trip - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
17 Oct 2014 Big Trees Day Trip - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
05 Oct 2014 Oktoberfest
18 Sep 2014 Sydney Farewell BBQ and Auto Museum Tour
17 Sep 2014 Coloma Area Day Trip - Sydney Australia
16 Sep 2014 Big Trees Day Trip - Sydney Australia
14 Sep 2014 Lake Tahoe Day Trip - Sydney Australia
12 Sep 2014 Welcome Dinner for Sydney Australia
11 Sep 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
16 Aug 2014 MYSTERY TRIP
14 Aug 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
10 Jul 2014 General Membership Meeting
10 Jul 2014 Board Meeting
24 Jun 2014 Donner-Truckee Tour and Lunch
23 Jun 2014 Empire Mine Tour with Lunch
21 Jun 2014 Coloma-Placerville Tour
20 Jun 2014 Welcome BBQ
20 Jun 2014 Sacramento Tour
04 Jun 2014 Understanding American Muslims & Islam
04 Jun 2014 Board Meeting
22 Apr 2014 Sacramento Exchange to Solo and Surabaya Indonesia
10 Apr 2014 What can we do with all those photos? - Panel Discussion
10 Apr 2014 Board Meeting
13 Mar 2014 Planning Meeting- Gold Discovery Exchange
13 Mar 2014 Board Meeting
02 Mar 2014 Welcome Luncheon for Open World Delegates
01 Mar 2014 Open World delegation from Russia
19 Feb 2014 Chinese Lunar New Year Dinner and Program
19 Feb 2014 Southern Sydney Exchange Kickoff Meeting
09 Jan 2014 General Meeting - Croatia & Slovenia
09 Jan 2014 Board Meeting
07 Jan 2014 Planning Meeting for Open World Delegation
08 Dec 2013 Holiday Party
03 Dec 2013 Open World Planning Meeting
19 Nov 2013 New Member Orientation
14 Nov 2013 General Meeting - Indonesia
14 Nov 2013 Board Meeting
22 Oct 2013 General Meeting - Travel Organizations
22 Oct 2013 Board Meeting
27 Sep 2013 Octoberfest and Annual Meeting
26 Sep 2013 Pau, France inbound to Sacramento
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