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Next Club Events - 2021


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Videos from our 2020 / 2021 Meeting Videos

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July Meeting

Date/Time: Saturday July 10, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: Stove Project in Guatemala
Presenter:  Felicity Sentance

Members will receive an invitation 2 weeks, 1 week before and the day of the meeting with a link that you will simply need to click to access the program.
Guests: please contact edward perez to be invited to join this meeting.

No reservation needed.
Info: Paula Rose - paularose2000@hotmail.com

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2021 Meetings

January Meeting

Date/Time: Saturday January 9, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: Romania
Presenter: Mary Williams

Members will receive an invitation 2 weeks, 1 week before and the day of the meeting with a link that you will simply need to click to access the program.
Guests: please contact edward perez to be invited to join this meeting.

No reservation needed.
Info: Paula Rose - paularose2000@hotmail.com

If you missed it, the recording is now on our YouTube channel:
https://tinyurl.com/FFD-Romania-2021-01-09

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January Member Connections

Thurs Jan 21 at 3 pm
Share experiences.
Contact edward perez for a Zoom link.





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February Meeting

Date/Time: Saturday February 13 , 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: Valley House Gallery and Gardens
Presenter: Cheryl Vogel

Members will receive an invitation 2 weeks, 1 week before and the day of the meeting with a link that you will simply need to click to access the program.
Guests: please contact edward perez to be invited to join this meeting.

No reservation needed.
Info: Paula Rose - paularose2000@hotmail.com

You can view Cheryl's presentation on our YouTube channel via this link (it's just over 50 mins long)..... https://tinyurl.com/FFD-ValleyHouse-2021-02-13

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February Member Connections

Thurs Feb 18 at 3 pm
Share experiences.
Contact edward perez for a Zoom link.





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March Special Event:
Joint Meeting - Dallas and Dayton, OH

Date:  Sat March 6
Time:  10 am CST, 11 am EST
As usual, edward perez will open the Zoom session 15 minutes prior to the meeting to allow time to sign in.
Location:  Zoom

Zoom links will be sent out to members on a regular basis prior to the meeting.
If you would like to attend this meeting as a guest, contact edward perez: erperez54@gmail.com


Program: Take a short virtual Journey with another Friendship Force Club! 
Following a stay by Felicity Sentance in Dayton in 2018 as an extension to the Regional Conference in Cincinnati, she has organized a joint meeting with that club.

Time will be allowed for introductions, questions and chat along with a short presentation by each club about their city.


Please join us to greet each other!

For further information contact Felicity Sentance at fsentance@gmail.com

If you missed it, you can see the recording at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxF4Lm6t60I

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March Meeting

Date/Time: Saturday  March 13, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: Spain - especially Malaga
Presenters: Janis and Bruce Robinson (FF Knoxville)

Members will receive an invitation 2 weeks, 1 week before and the day of the meeting with a link that you will simply need to click to access the program.
Guests: please contact edward perez to be invited to join this meeting.

No reservation needed.
Info: Paula Rose - paularose2000@hotmail.com

You can view Bruce & Janis' presentation and the follow up discussions on our YouTube channel via this link (it's just over 58 mins long).
... https://tinyurl.com/FFD-Spain-2021-03-13

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March Member Connections

Thurs March 18 at 3 pm
Share experiences about Spring.
Contact edward perez for a Zoom link.




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April Meeting

Date/Time: Saturday  April 10, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: What's New at the Zoo
Presenter: Marti Copeland - Dallas Zoo

Members will receive a Zoom link  2 weeks, 1 week before and the day of the meeting with a link that you will simply need to click to access the program.
Guests: please contact edward perez to be invited to join this meeting.

No reservation needed.
Info: Paula Rose - paularose2000@hotmail.com

You can view Marti's presentation and the follow up discussions on our YouTube channel via this link (it's about 52 mins long). .... https://tinyurl.com/FFD-DallasZoo-2021-04-10

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May Meeting

Date/Time: Saturday May 8, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: Colombia Journey
Presenter: Gerry Arens

Members will receive an invitation 2 weeks, 1 week before and the day of the meeting with a link that you will simply need to click to access the program.
Guests: please contact edward perez to be invited to join this meeting.

No reservation needed.
Info: Paula Rose - paularose2000@hotmail.com

You can view Gerry's presentation on our YouTube channel via this link (it's about 40 mins long).
.... https://tinyurl.com/FFD-Colombia-2021-05-08


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May Member Connections

What: 3rd Thursday at 3: Check-in and More
When: Thursday May 20, 3PM CDT
Where: Haggard Park - 901 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074
east of US 75 and west of Ave K.
right next to DART's Downtown Plano Station
Who: Everyone's welcome !!

With spring sprung and some members saying they're comfortable meeting in small groups, let's meet at Haggard Park for checking in w/ others, sharing news & laughs, and more. There are public bathrooms near the DART tracks on the east side.

===>To help everyone feel safe and remain healthy, whether or not you've received a Covid-19 vaccination, PLEASE WEAR A MASK. Once there, decide if you want to remove it (per current CDC guidelines and recommendations).

===> BRING A LAWN CHAIR and optionally some snacks and/or drinks (no alcoholic beverages).

UPDATE:   With the chance of rain on Thursday at 60+%, I will hold this month's 3rd Thursday online.         We will NOT meet at Haggard Park in Plano."Zoom on in" to meet, share updates, and talk about summertime memories. See you Thursday. Invite a friend to meet with us.

edward

Hope to see you there!!
And future 3rd Thursdays at 3 PM !!
edward perez,  vp, membership



 
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June Meeting

Date/Time: Saturday June 12, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program:  Easter Island
Presenter: Mary Latham

Members will receive an invitation 2 weeks, 1 week before and the day of the meeting with a link that you will simply need to click to access the program.
Guests: please contact edward perez to be invited to join this meeting.

No reservation needed.
Info: Paula Rose - paularose2000@hotmail.com

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June Member Connections - Lunch
Thurday Jun 17 at 1pm
Lunch at Aboca's Italian Grill
100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080
.... (SW corner of Belt Line & US 75)
972-231-7500 or 469-552-7878
You can bring your own wine.
No need to confirm - just show up!

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June Member Connection Event - Lavender Farm

                           

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July Meeting

Date/Time: Saturday July 10, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: Stove Project in Guatemala
Presenter:  Felicity Sentance

Members will receive an invitation 2 weeks, 1 week before and the day of the meeting with a link that you will simply need to click to access the program.
Guests: please contact edward perez to be invited to join this meeting.

No reservation needed.
Info: Paula Rose - paularose2000@hotmail.com

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August Meeting

Date/Time: Saturday August 14, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: The Caribbean
Presenter: Sandy Kaiser

Members will receive an invitation 2 weeks, 1 week before and the day of the meeting with a link that you will simply need to click to access the program.
Guests: please contact edward perez to be invited to join this meeting.

No reservation needed.
Info: Paula Rose - paularose2000@hotmail.com

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September Meeting

Date/Time: Saturday September 11, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: New Zealand South Island
Presenter: Gerry Arens

Members will receive an invitation 2 weeks, 1 week before and the day of the meeting with a link that you will simply need to click to access the program.
Guests: please contact edward perez to be invited to join this meeting.

No reservation needed.
Info: Paula Rose - paularose2000@hotmail.com

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October - Inbound Journey from Clearwater FL

Date/Time: October 14-21
Host Coordinator: TBD

Plans are being made now!
Volunteer to be Host Coordinator, chair a committee, be a home host, day host, or dinner host. Contact Julia Cooper: acjc1804@hotmail.com




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November Meeting

Date/Time: Saturday Nov 13, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program:  Ankgor Wat Cambodia
Presenter: edward perez

Members will receive an invitation 2 weeks, 1 week before and the day of the meeting with a link that you will simply need to click to access the program.
Guests: please contact edward perez to be invited to join this meeting.

No reservation needed.
Info: Paula Rose - paularose2000@hotmail.com

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December Holiday Party

Date/Time: Saturday Dec 11, 3-5 pm
Location: JJ's Restaurant - NorthLake Shopping Center (NW Hwy / Ferndale)
Address: 10233 E Northwest Hwy, Suite 434, Dallas, TX 75238
Food: Served buffet dinner (2 meats / 3 veggies / dessert, tea/coffee), wine
Entertainment: Johnny Tincher
Cost: $16 per person
Reservations to Paula Rose by Dec 6: paularose2000@hotmail.com

Guests are welcome! 






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Meeting Videos


These are recordings from meetings conducted on Zoom in 2020 and 2021:

July 2020 Meeting - Iowa Journey Presentation
Date/Time: Saturday July 11 - 3 pm
Program: PowerPoint presentation on Dallas to Cedar Rapids, Iowa Journey - October 2019
Presenter: Mary Williams

This meeting was recorded and is now on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXIIcmcQe4c

August 2020 Meeting - Frankford Preservation
Date/Time: Saturday August 8 - 3 pm
Program: Frankford Preservation Foundation...an historic chapel, restored Blackland Prairie and historic graveyard in the Renner-Frankford area. We will be invited to the actual site for a celebration at a later time.
Presenter: Kathy Wells Power

This meeting was recorded and is now on YouTube  (it's lasts a little more than 1 hr):
https://tinyurl.com/FFD-Frankford-2020-08-08
If you'd like to view a PDF of Kathy's presentation, click this link.....
https://tinyurl.com/FFD-Frankford-2020-08-08-PDF

Below is information about the foundation and how to express interest in going in a small group to the prairie.
Frankford Preservation Foundation
17400 Muirfield Dr.Dallas TX  75287
http://frankfordPreservationFoundation.org/
Kathy Wells Power
kPower@frankfordPres.org

September 2020 Meeting - England Presentation
Date/Time: Saturday Sept 12, 3-5 pm
Program: Somerset and Cornwall, England
- A Friendship Force Journey to Poldark Country that Art and Julia Cooper took with the Oklahoma Club
Presenter: Art Cooper
To see Art's presentation, check out our YouTube video (it's about 37 minutes)
https://tinyurl.com/FFD-SWEngland-2020-09-12a

October 2020 Meeting - Bhutan Presentation
Date/Time: Saturday October 10, 3-5 pm
Program: Bhutan - an independent trip that Gerry and Isabella took to Bhutan last year
Presenter: Gerry Ahrens
To see this presentation: Click on https://tinyurl.com/FFD-Bhutan-2020-10-10
Regarding the "Gross National Happiness" he mentioned, here are two articles about it.
* For a State of Happiness - How is GNH measured
http://www.forastateofhappiness.com/how-is-gross-national-happiness-measured-in-bhutan/
* NPR.org - Bhutan Is Growing A Bit Cynical
https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/02/12/584481047/the-birthplace-of-gross-national-happiness-is-growing-a-bit-cynical

November 2020 Meeting - UNESCO World Heritage Sites Jordan/Israel Presentation
Date/Time: Saturday November 14, 3-5 pm
Program: Petra, Wadi Rum and Baha'i Gardens - UNESCO World Heritage sites in Jordan and Israel, in independent travel after our Journey to Israel in 2018
Presenter: Mary Williams
To see this presentation, check out the first video (it's just over 43 mins long).
The second video is of coversations after the presentation was completed (about 20 mins long). https://tinyurl.com/FFD-Jordan-Israel-2020-11-14
https://tinyurl.com/FFD-Conversations-2020-11-14
      
January 2021 Meeting - Romania Presentation
Date/Time: Saturday January 9, 3-5 pm
Program: 2009 FFD Journey to Sibiu, Romania with stops in Bucharest, Brasov and other locations.
Presenter: Mary Williams
Sibiu was one of the two FF clubs that former member Ed Edgren and many other FF members helped establish. This was a return visit as Sibiu and Brasov went on their first ever journey to Dallas in 2007.
If you'd like to view Mary's presentation, check out the video on our YouTube channel (it's just over 50 mins long): https://tinyurl.com/FFD-Romania-2021-01-09

February 2021 Meeting - Valley House Gallery Presentation
Date/Time: Saturday February 13 , 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: Valley House Gallery and Gardens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obMySsDO3xU

March 2021 Joint Meeting with Dayton OH club
Date:  Sat March 6
Time:  10 am CST, 11 am EST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxF4Lm6t60I

March 2021 Meeting - Spain
Date/Time: Saturday March 13, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: Spain
Presenters: Bruce and Janis Robinson of the Knoxville Club
You can view Bruce & Janis' presentation and the follow up discussions on our YouTube channel via this link (it's just over 58 mins long).
... https://tinyurl.com/FFD-Spain-2021-03-13

April Meeting - Zoo
Date/Time: Saturday  April 10, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: What's New at the Zoo
Presenter: Marti Copeland - Dallas Zoo
You can view Marti's presentation and the follow up discussions on our YouTube channel via this link (it's about 52 mins long). .... https://tinyurl.com/FFD-DallasZoo-2021-04-10

May Meeting - Colombia
Date/Time: Saturday May 8, 3-5 pm
Location: Zoom online
Program: Colombia
Presenter: Gerry Arens
Gerry presented a program about a journey that he and four other FFD members (Isabella Iverson, Camille & Jerry Daugherty, Charlene Clements) to Colombia, including Bogota, Boyaca, and Villa de Leyva
You can view Gerry's presentation on our YouTube channel via this link (it's about 40 mins long).
.. https://tinyurl.com/FFD-Colombia-2021-05-08

June Meeting - Easter Island
Date/Time: Saturday Jun 12, 3-5
Location: Zoom online
Program: Easter Island
Presenter: Mary Latham
Mary presented a program about her visit to Easter Island and the many Moai statues on the island.
You can view Mary's presentation on our YouTube channel via this link (it's about 1hr 8mins long).
.... https://tinyurl.com/FFD-EasterIsland-2021-06-12



Visit FF Dallas' YouTube Channel at .... https://tinyurl.com/FFD-YouTubeChannel

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Contact Information
Postal address: P. O. Box 551151, Dallas, TX 75355
Phone and fax: 214- 699-7574 
E-mail: friendshipforcedallas@yahoo.com
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