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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

    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 22 Oct 2017
    • Japan

     George Meyer is our Ambassador Coordinator for a Journey to Gifu City and Tokyo Japan.  He and Lynn have lived in Japan and visited there many times.  

    This Journey is full, but if you'd like to visit Japan with another Friendship Force club you can check the website to see what exchanges are going there.  Click Here for a list of the 2017 Journeys and click here for a list of the 2018 Journeys.  If you see one you are interested in, email the Regional Support Manager for more information.

    If you have a question on how to join a Journey, contact Chris Smith at smithinsac@gmail.com or call 916-712--6979.

    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 01 Nov 2017
    • Sacramento

    Get ready to enjoy some company.  We'll be hosting Toronto Canada from October 25, 2017 to November 1st.  

    We'll need home hosts, day hosts, dinner hosts and help with the parties so set aside the dates and be ready to have some fun with our neighbors from the north!

    Details to follow.

    Kathy Hart is the Event Coordinator.

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 11223 Trinity River Dr, 2nd Floor in Gym, Rancho Cordova

    Mark you calendars!  This is our last inbound journey for 2017.

    Join us for a potluck brunch to  welcome our Toronto  Ambassadors.  There is no  charge to attend, but please  sign up soon so we can ensure  there is space for everyone.  The brunch will be at Sun River Church on Sunrise across from Gold River.  There is plenty of free parking and easy access from Hwy 50.

    We will give a brief presentation to our Ambassadors of what to expect during their time with our club.

    Please bring something for the brunch potluck to share.  We have plenty of pastries, but do need some heartier dishes.  Come and meet our neighbors from the North.

    Can you help with the clean up?  Contact Kathy Hart at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net or 916/988-8266

    • 31 Oct 2017
    • 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
    • Plates Cafe 14 Business Park Way #149 Sacramento

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    It's Halloween and time to say farewell to our Ambassadors from Toronto.  Come and enjoy a delicious lunch at Plates Cafe in the Depot Park.  Plates is more than good food.  You not only eat fresh and locally sourced food, you're supporting the employment training of Saint John's clients because 100% of the proceeds directly support mothers working to recuperate and re-engineer their lives.  

    The buffet menu includes:

    Lemon Chicken Parmesan
    Homestyle Country Meatloaf 
    Pasta Rotelle with Sundried Tomatoes  
    Garlic Mashed Potatoes 
    Tossed Green Salad with Assorted Dressings
    Dessert:  Assorted Mini Cheesecakes 
    Drinks:  Coffee and Iced Tea

    If you haven't met our Ambassadors yet, please sign up!  Hats, masks and costumes are welcome at our lunch.

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

    Please note:  No refunds after October October 16.

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Sun River Church Family Life Center at 11223 Trinity River Dr, Rancho Cordova
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    All members are welcome at the monthly Board Meeting.  Please contact our president, Chris Smith, if you would like to add an item to the agenda, or to receive a copy of the agenda.  Chris Smith at president@ffsacramento.org or (916) 288-8447.

    The meeting with be with our 2017 Board members as well as our 2018 Board members.  In addition to doing normal club business, we will spend time together doing a knowledge transfer so our new Board will be trained and ready to serve!

    Please contact Kathy Hart if you plan to attend: kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net or (916) 988-8266.

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sun River Church Family Life Center at 11223 Trinity River Dr, Rancho Cordova
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    Join us for a great general meeting where we hear from several members who have been on recent Journeys.  This meeting with include information about the FF of Sac Journey to Gifu and others.  It will give a great overview of FF and the homestay process so this would be a terrific meeting to invite a guest to attend.

    Feel free to come early if you would like to connect with other members for dinner.  There are lots of restaurants close by the facility.  

    Indian Spice Restaurant at 2228 Sunrise Blvd in Rancho Cordova, 11am-9pm 7 days a week   

    In Gold River:  Applebees, Jack's Urban Eats or Rubios

    No fee but please register as space will be limited!

    Questions?  Contact Kathy Hart at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net or 916/988-8266.

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 615 27th St, Sacramento, CA 95816

    Journey Coordinator Training

    Have you ever wondered what happens “behind the scenes” with our Friendship Force Journeys?  Do you like to work with people?  Would you like some of your travel expenses paid for you?  If the answer to any of these is “yes” than consider coming to our next Journey Coordinator Training on Saturday, November 11th from 11:00 to 1:00 pm.  

    We will have experienced members of the Sacramento Friendship Force explaining how Journeys are chosen, how the programs are setup and what to do for a successful, fun week.  We will cover both inbound and outbound Journeys.

    Please register for the event, space is limited to 8 members.  

    A light lunch will be served. 

    Any questions call Chris Smith at 916-712-6979.

    • 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 3rd     

    • Afternoon President’s Meeting
    • Evening Welcome Reception 
      • Light refreshments will be served

    Friday, May 4th     9 am – 5 pm Conference Activities

    • Key note speakers
    • panels
    • workshops 
    • updates from Friendship Force International Staff
    • Dinner on your own.

    Saturday, May 5th       

    • Morning Conference Activities
    • Workshops
    • panel discussions
    • Afternoon  Key Note Speaker and wrap up

    Evening  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 and watch this site.  

    We will have more information and registration will be setup soon.

Past events

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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