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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 at martymcknew@comcast.net.  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

    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Home of PJ and Ray Missman, 4139 Riva Ridge Drive, Fair Oaks.


    All who are interested in our 2018 International Journey to Leuven, Belgium and Kiel, Germany are invited to an organizational meeting on Tues. Nov. 28 at 7 PM.  The Friendship Force of Leuven, Belgium is expecting us on September 3, 2018.  We will have one week with this club then journey on to Kiel, Germany for another week of home hosting.  

    If you are interested one or both weeks of this journey then before the meeting please do the following:

    1. Complete the ambassador application form and either bring it or submit it to me at martymcknew@comcast.net.  Use this application form:  Ambassador_Application_and_Agreement.pdf
    2. Bring a deposit check of $100 per person.  These checks will not be cashed until you are confirmed as an ambassador.

    If unable to attend and would like to be considered, please send 1. and 2. above to Marty McKnew at 9365 Castleview Dr. Elk Grove, CA 95758.

    Agenda items for the meeting include:

    1. Transportation
    2. Pre-and post-journey tour options
    3. Transport from Leuven to Kiel
    4. Tour options while in Leuven
    5. Tour options while in Kiel (hopefully)
    6. Preliminary budget
    7. Selection criteria
    PJ and Ray Missman have agreed to host this meeting at their home 4139 Riva Ridge Drive, Fair Oaks.  
    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 4006 Canonero Ct., Fair Oaks

    You are invited to the Friendship Force of Sacramento Holiday Party.  The theme this year is Holidays Around the World and you are encouraged (not required) to wear international holiday dress.  Please wear your name tags.

    The party will be hosted by member Monika O'Brien in her home.  IMPORTANT:  Members/guests NEED to sign up online so you will get a parking pass.  Cars without passes will be ticketed!  Please register by December 4th.

    The party is an appetizer and dessert potluck and the club will provide beer, wine, coffee and tea.

    If your last name begins with A-I please bring a savory appetizer
    If your last name begins with J-P please bring a veggie appetizer
    If your last name begins with Q-Z please bring a sweet

    If you would like to get a photo in front of the large tree in the entry, please bring your phone/camera.  Some of our very talented members will provide music for everyone to enjoy.  The craft table will be set up in case you have a few holiday gifts you need to purchase.

    If you are interested in making a contribution to a good cause, World Relief has been selected because we have members working as a Good Neighbor Team.

    Come and celebrate the holiday season together!  This is another great event to invite someone new to attend and meet some FF members.  Let's share the joy that comes with hosting and traveling together around the world!

    Questions?  Contact Kathy Hart at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net

    • 07 Jan 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Sun River Church Family Life Center at 11223 Trinity River Dr, Rancho Cordova

    Conference, Team, Office, Dining Tables, Chairs

    All members are welcome at the monthly Board Meeting.  Please contact our president, Kathy Hart, if you would like to add an item to the agenda, or to receive a copy of the agenda. 

    Policy and By-law reviews will be discussed in addition to regular business and planning. 

    Kathy Hart at president@ffsacramento.org or (916) 988-8266.

    • 07 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Sun River Church Family Life Center at 11223 Trinity River Dr, Rancho Cordova

    Start Line, Starting, New Year, 2018, Concepts

    We are starting a new year and want to share the vision for 2018 with our members at a general meeting.  This month we will get an overview of the planned events/meetings and spend some time learning how to use the FF Sacramento website.  Not sure how to search the FFI website for all open journeys?  Come to this meeting and find out how you can do it.  If time permits, we'll help you update your member profile with current information and a photo.

    If you would like to go out for dinner (Let's Eat Out - LEO) with other members, here are some restaurants close by:

    2228 Sunrise Blvd Rancho Cordova, (916) 389-0900
    Hours: 11am-9pm 7 days a week   

    Across the street in Gold River:  Applebees, Jack's Urban Eats or Rubios

    If you have questions, please contact Kathy Hart at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net
    Hope to see you there!

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




    May 3rd to 5th 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

    Save the dates.  

    For more information and to register access this form.

Past events

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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