Experience Different Views - Discover Common Ground
Welcome to the Brandon and Area Friendship Force
The basic Friendship Force formula has visiting "ambassadors" spending a week in the home of a host family. While each journey is in just one direction, either inbound or outbound, the participating ambassadors and the hosts both develop a shared understanding of each other’s culture and life style, so that true cultural awareness takes place. It is travel or hosting in the name of global friendship with a focus on "faces, not places." In many cases, the personal friendships established during a visit continue for many years, with follow-up visits through later private trips, or through another Friendship Force journey.
Membership is open to anyone in Brandon and Area who enjoys meeting new people and is interested in learning about other cultures. The annual membership fees for our club are; single membership $35 and family membership $65.
The monthly meeting of the Brandon and Area Friendship Force normally occurs the fourth Wednesday of every month. The next scheduled meeting occurs on:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Parkview Seniors Housing Co-op, 1321 13st, Brandon at 7:15 PM. The November meeting is scheduled for the same location and hour on November 15, 2017.
The next World Conference is scheduled for 2020 in Puerto Rico. More to follow as the time draws nearer. Refer to the link on our Friendship Force International (FF Int'l) page for more details.
World Friendship Day
Our club will celebrate World Friendship Day during the March monthly meeting.
Mission: To promote global understanding across the barriers that separate people.
Values: Mutual Respect, Cultural Diversity, Cultural Exploration and Service.
Vision: Each individual will make a contribution to global goodwill. The Friendship Force worldwide network of clubs and individuals will overcome differences among people and nations. By connecting the world, one friend at a time, we will create a world of friends that becomes a world of peace.