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Next Club Events - 2022


Visit FF Dallas' YouTube Channel at https://tinyurl.com/FFD-YouTubeChannel
Videos from our 2020 / 2021 Meeting Videos
A list of videos is at the bottom of this page.

Members receive an invitation 2 weeks, 1 week before and the day of the meeting with a link that you can click to access the program.

Guests: please contact edward perez to be invited to join Zoom meetings.


 
January Meeting
Saturday, January 8
Time:  3 pm
Location: Forest Green Library
9619 Greenville Ave Dallas 75243
Speaker:
   

Please wear masks.

No reservation needed.

This meeting will also be available on Zoom. A link will be sent to members. If you wish to join this program by Zoom as a guest, please contact edward perez for a Zoom link.

Info: paularose2000@hotmail.com

Guests are welcome! 

You can view his presentation on our YouTube channel via this link (it's about 1hr 12mins long)
... https://ff-dallas.tiny.us/FFD-Taiwan-2022-01-08.


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January Member Connections

Thurs Jan 20 at 3 pm
Zoom

Welcome to 2022!!
We'll meet online this month - catching up, sharing winter memories, and more.
We'll also discuss future in-person meetings - at parks, restaurants, homes, etc.

Zoom link sent to members OR
Contact edward perez for a Zoom link.

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Travel Book Club

Date:  January 25 - 12 noon
Book: How to Raise an Elephant, by Alexander McCall Smith
Leader: Julia Cooper
Contact Barbara Taylor for a Zoom link - be_taylor@verizon.net





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February Meeting

Date: Saturday, February 12
Time:  3 pm
Location: Zoom
Link sent to members OR
Contact edward perez for a Zoom link.
Speaker:
Topic:

"Reaching Children's Potential Program"
Global Volunteers program in Tanzania
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You can view her presentation & subsequent discussion on our YouTube channel via this link (it's about 50 mins long).
.... https://ff-dallas.tiny.us/FFD-Tanzania-2022-02-12


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February Member Connections

What: 3rd Saturday Gathering
Where: 6324 Prospect Ave, Dallas, TX 75214
When: Sat Feb 19, 1pm
Cost: whatever beverages and/or food you consume.

Join us at Times Ten Cellars on Prospect Ave. in Lakewood, just west of the Abrams Rd Whole Foods.
I have a reservation (listed under "Edward") at 1pm for the patio.

https://timestencellars.com/

Their WINES page lists their wines (by glass, flights or bottle; they also have sodas, coffee, hot tea). Their MENU page lists their cheese boards, flatbreads, salads, dips. You can order from local restaurants (Whole Foods, Scalini's, The Heights, CAVA; a few more in Lakewood Shopping Center or over on Skillman near Live Oak) - just DONT bring anything from home.

Contact edward perez for more information. No reervation needed.

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Travel Book Club

Date:  February 22 - 12 noon
Book: The Rent Collector, by Cameron Wright
Leader: Barbara Taylor
Contact Barbara Taylor for a Zoom link - be_taylor@verizon.net






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Invitation

Heather Oliver of the FF Greater Hamilton/Burlington club is inviting all to join their club Zoom meeting on Thurs, March 10 at 7:00 pm ET in honour of World Friendship Day celebration.

 We hope this can be a wonderful opportunity to reach out to make new friends and learn more about each other and our parts of the world. FF HB will be sharing photos of their area and have plenty of conversation.

Zoom meeting info
Thurs, March 10 at 7:00 pm ET (6pm CT in Dallas)

CLICK this link to join the meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9686613257?pwd=WUFXSHdYaFNLRzgzOGtVT3hTeElvdz09

Meeting ID: 9686613257
Passcode: 2134

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March Meeting

Saturday, March 12
Time:  3 pm
Location: Forest Green Library
9619 Greenville Ave Dallas 75243
Speaker: Mary Williams
Optional
dinner:
Momo Italian - 8989 Forest Lane (west of Greenville)


This meeting will also be available on Zoom. A link will be sent to members. If you wish to join this program by Zoom as a guest, please contact edward perez for a Zoom link.

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

On Mar 12, Mary Williams, gave an informative presentation of her visit back in 2007 to the Eastern Caribbean Islands on a cruise. Unfortunately, as I'm still learning how to conduct an in-person and online meeting, I did not record the program.

However, Mary gave a similar presentation to the Evergreen Homestays club. You can view her presentation on the Evergreen Homestays YouTube channel via this link (it's about 56 mins long).
.... https://youtu.be/931OOnyQzt0

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March Member Connections

Thurs March 18 at 3 pm
Lunch and conversations at El Vecino True Tex-Mex. Then, we'll carpool to the Arboretum for a 1:30 pm entrance time.

If you want to attend, CONTACT EDWARD PEREZ  BY MONDAY 3/14 EVENING so we can make reservations! Or you can just meet us at the arboretum at 1:30pm.
With three memberships (see below), we can admit 14 additional people. If we have more people, we'll need someone with a membership to attend or loan us their card.

Who: FFD Members and Guests
What: Lunch and Arboretum
When/Where: 12 noon at El Vecino; 1:30pm at Arboretum

* El Vecino: https://www.elVecinoTexMex.com/
718 N. Buckner Blvd, Suite 108, Dallas, TX 75218
.... (n.e. corner of N. Buckner Blvd & Northcliff Dr.; Buckner is on right side of photo below)
Lunch items from $10 to $12 plus beverage + tax + gratuity

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Travel Book Club

Date:  March 22 - 12 noon
Book: Notes from a Small Island
Leader: Sandy Kaiser
Contact Barbara Taylor for a Zoom link - be_taylor@verizon.net






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April Meeting
Date: Saturday, April 23 [CHANGE DATE]
Time: 3 pm
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Gerry Arens
Topic:
Beautiful Southwest
   
This meeting will be available on Zoom. A link will be sent to members. If you wish to join this program by Zoom as a guest, please contact edward perez for a Zoom link.

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

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April Member Connections

Sat April 16 at 1:30 pm
Little Rome Restaurant and Pizza
2707 W. 15th St., Suite E, Plano TX 75075
NE corner of Independence and 15th St. (at far east right end of strip shopping)
RSVP edward

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Travel Book Club

Date:  April 26 - 12 noon
Book: Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See
Leader: Diana Behanessey
Contact Barbara Taylor for a Zoom link - be_taylor@verizon.net





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May Meeting
Date: Saturday, May 14
Time:  3 pm
Location: Forest Green Library
9619 Greenville Ave Dallas 75243
Speaker: Brenda Nibert and Don Wolman
Iceland
Optional
dinner:
Flaming Cheese Greek - 9025 Forest Lane #191, Dallas 75243
Sandwiches and plates $9-$12, BYOB if you want wine.

This meeting will be available on Zoom. A link will be sent to members. If you wish to join this program by Zoom as a guest, please contact edward perez for a Zoom link.

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

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May Member Connections

No connections activity this month. Give edward perez your suggestons and ideas: erperez54@gmail.com


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Travel Book Club

Date:  May 24 - 12 noon
Book: Come, Tell Me How You Live, by Agatha Christie
Leader: Mary Williams
Contact Barbara Taylor for a Zoom link - be_taylor@verizon.net
and for discussion questions




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June Meeting

Saturday, June 11
Time:  3 pm
Location:
Forest Green Library
9619 Greenville Ave Dallas 75243
Link sent to members OR
Contact edward perez for a Zoom link.
Speaker:
Topic:
A Little Known Scandal in Dallas
Dinner:

Flaming Cheese Greek - 9025 Forest Lane #191,
Dallas 75243
Sandwiches and plates $9-$12, BYOB if you want wine.
This meeting will be available on Zoom. A link will be sent to members. If you wish to join this program by Zoom as a guest, please contact edward perez for a Zoom link.

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

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June Member Connections

WHO: Everyone's welcome - Members (new and vets) and Guests! Mexican Seafood restaurant
WHAT: 3rd Thursday Gathering
WHEN: June 16 @ 1:30PM CDT
WHERE: Anaya's Seafood
15203 Knoll Trail Dr #110 Dallas, TX 75248 (near Arapaho & Dallas N. Tollway)
214-200-3961
https://www.anayaseafood.com/Menu  (dishes are $12.50-$18, salmon $21)
If you want to join us, let me know so I can give the restaurant a head's up.
eMail me at erperez54@gmail.com or call/text me

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Travel Book Club

Date:  June 28 - 12 noon
Book: The Great Railway Bazaar, by Paul Theroux
Leader: Janis Robinson
Contact Barbara Taylor for a Zoom link - be_taylor@verizon.net






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July Meeting
Date: Saturday, July 9
Time: 3 pm
Location: Forest Green Library
9619 Greenville Ave Dallas 75243
Speaker:
Optional
dinner:
Flaming Cheese Greek - 9025 Forest Lane #191,
Dallas 75243
Sandwiches and plates $9-$12, BYOB if you want wine.


This meeting will be available on Zoom. A link will be sent to members. If you wish to join this program by Zoom as a guest, please contact edward perez for a Zoom link.

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

Thursday July 21 at 3 pm
TBA
Meeting place or link sent to members OR
Contact edward perez for a Zoom link.

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Travel Book Club

Date:  July 26 - 12 noon
Book: Follow the Rabbit Proof Fences by Doris Pilkington
Leader: Marie
Contact Barbara Taylor for a Zoom link - be_taylor@verizon.net







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August Meeting

Date: Saturday, August 13  
Time: 3 pm
Location: Forest Green Library
9619 Greenville Ave Dallas 75243
Speaker: Amy Martin
Topic:

Wild Dallas / Fort Worth
Optional
Dinner:
TBA
 


This meeting will be available on Zoom. A link will be sent to members. If you wish to join this program by Zoom as a guest, please contact edward perez for a Zoom link.

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

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August Member Connections

Thursday August 18 at 3 pm
TBA
Meeting place or link sent to members OR
Contact edward perez for a Zoom link.

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August is our 2nd Anniversary of Travel Book Club!
 

Date:  August 23 - 12 noon
Book: TBA
Leader: TBA
Contact Barbara Taylor for a Zoom link - be_taylor@verizon.net





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September - Inbound from Cedar Rapids Club


Activities from Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 and departing, Tuesday, September 27th.

edward perez, Host Coordinator - erperez54@gmail.com

Schedule for the week will be available on the Journeys page.


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Travel Book Club!
 

Date:  September 27 - 12 noon
Book: TBA
Leader: TBA
Contact Barbara Taylor for a Zoom link - be_taylor@verizon.net



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October Meeting

Date: Saturday, October 8  
Time:  3 pm
Location: TBA
Link sent to members OR
Contact edward perez for a Zoom link.
Speaker:
Topic:
TBA
     

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October Member Connections

Thursday October 20 at 3 pm
TBA
Meeting place or link sent to members OR
Contact edward perez for a Zoom link.

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Travel Book Club
 

Date:  October 25 - 12 noon
Book: TBA
Leader: TBA
Contact Barbara Taylor for a Zoom link - be_taylor@verizon.net

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November Meeting
Date: Saturday, November 12  
Time:  3 pm
Location: TBA
Link sent to members OR
Contact edward perez for a Zoom link.
Speaker:
Topic:
TBA
     

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November Member Connections

Thursday November 17 at 3 pm
TBA
Meeting place or link sent to members OR
Contact edward perez for a Zoom link.

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Travel Book Club!
 

Date:  November 29 - 12 noon
Book: TBA
Leader: TBA
Contact Barbara Taylor for a Zoom link - be_taylor@verizon.net



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December Holiday Party - In Person!

Date/Time: Sunday Dec 11, 1 pm
Location: Chimneyhill Clubhouse
Address: 9223 Emberglow (N of LBJ off Abrams) Dallas, TX 75243

Lunch: Bring bring dishes for pot luck lunch; beverages provided by club


No reservation needed.
Info: paularose2000@hotmail.com

Guests are welcome! 





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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
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 2021 - 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 2021 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 2021 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

July 2021 Meeting - Stove Project in Guatemala
On Jul 10, FFD member Felicity Sentance presented about a her trip to Guatemala on a project sponsored by United Methodist Church Of USA and Guatemala to build brick ovens for several families. (Presentation is about 1hr long; Her presentation starts at about 6:30 into the video, preceded by announcements and comments).
You can view Felicity's presentation on our YouTube channel via this link:
https://ff-dallas.tiny.us/FFD-BuildingOvens-2021-07-10

August 2021 - Gems of Central Europe - 1
On Aug 14, Mary Williams gave a presentation on "Gems of Europe" from her travels to Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, and Germany.
You can view her presentation on our YouTube channel via this link (it's about 40mins long).
... https://ff-dallas.tiny.us/FFD-GemsOfEurope-2021-08-14

For more information about the International Windmill and Watermill Museum near Gifhorn, Germany, you can check out this website and Wikipedia article:
https://die-region.de/en/living-working/wonderful-leisure-time/excursions/the-international-windmill-and-watermill-museum-in-gifhorn/... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Wind-_and_Watermill_Museum

September 2021 Meeting - New Zealand South Island
On Sep 11, Gerry Arens gave a presentation on his visit/tour of the South Island of New Zealand back in 2014. He and Isabella visited Mt Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Christchurch, and Blenheim.

You can view his presentation on our YouTube channel via this link (it's about 36 mins long)
... https://ff-dallas.tiny.us/FFD-NewZealand-2021-09-11

October 2021 Meeting - Budapest
On Oct 9, Mary Williams gave a presentation on the architecture and monuments of Budapest, Hungary.
You can view her presentation on our YouTube channel via this link (it's about 36 mins long).
... https://ff-dallas.tiny.us/FFD-Budapest-2021-10-09

Here is the link to the video of the Hungarian Dancers seen in the middle of the presentation.
.... https://youtu.be/_-ODwKJI6qc
Üzenet Székelyföldr?l (= "Message from Szeklerland")
Description: Excerpt from the star production of Duna TV's show "The Peacock."
Director-choreographer: Zoltán Zsuráfszky

November 2021 Meeting - Angkor Wat
On Nov 11, edward perez gave a presentation on the temples and buildings of Angkor, Cambodia - Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm.

You can view his presentation on our YouTube channel via this link (it's about 50 mins long).
... https://ff-dallas.tiny.us/FFD-Angkor-2021-11-13


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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendshipForceDallas/
Webmaster: mwilliamstxtravel@yahoo.com