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Membership Renewal 

FFLA Membership dues are renewed yearly.  Your renewal date is one year from your last renewal. 

You will receive automated notices beginning two months before your membership is due to be renewed.  

On-line renewal is quick and easy. Please consider using this payment method.  

When paying on-line please be sure to update you profile if you have phone, address or email changes.

If paying by check be sure to make check payable to Friendship Force Los Angeles (do not abbreviate to FFLA.) And please send application form with check so that we have your most current information.

Check out our Unhosted Events page, and check back frequently for updates.  

Find information on local cultural programs and events throughout the Los Angeles area.   Let Pat Gomez know if there are events you would like to see listed. And consider being a host for an event.

If you are not already receiving email communications from FFLA and would like to be added to our email list click here



Are you interested in being more involved with FFLA?  

Consider joining the Leadership Team or volunteer to help plan and organize club meetings and events, or help the Membership Chair plan New Member gatherings .

We want to grow the membership of FFLA and welcome your input and help.


"The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine


Are you keeping up with what's going on with Friendship Force around the world?

Are you receiving newsletters and updates from FFI? If you are not already signed up with FFI it's easy to do.

Go to the FFI website:   https://www.thefriendshipforce.org.

Scroll down to the bottom section where you will see a box with the word subscribe to its right. Enter your email address. It's as simple as that! 

And if you subscribed in the past, but have changed your email address be sure to re-subscribe. 






What's happening in 2019 - 2020

I have recently returned from my first ever FFI World Conference. More than 400 Friendship Force members from around the globe gathered in Boulder, Colorado July 23 - 26 for the 2019 World Conference. Some also attended pre and post home-hosted journeys. 

The conference took place at the University of Colorado, Boulder and was sponsored in part by UCB. Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones and UCB professor Dr. Michael D. English were keynote speakers.  Dr. English is the Core instructor for the Peace, Conflict and Security Program at UCB.

More than ten informative workshops were presented by FFI staff and FF club members, including a Q&A with FFI President & CEO Jerimi Snook and members of the FFI Board of Directors. Members of the Rocky Mountain Region FF clubs hosted, planned and organized this engaging and informative conference.

It was a joyful conference with FF members catching up with friends and forging new friendships.  The conference ended with a "Bluegrass in Boulder" barbeque dinner and celebration at a local Boulder venue. Friendship Force of Sacramento took home the "Club of the Year" award.

FFI World conferences are held bi-annually and are open to all FF members.  The 2021 conference will be a true international event hosted by Friendship Force of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Dates have not yet been determined.

Pat Gomez, FFLA Leadership Team Chair

FFLA General Meeting -  August 21, 2019

Membership in FFLA currently stands at 45 members. A quorum was present, with twenty two FFLA members voting unanimously to approve amended bylaws.  

  • To read the current bylaws go to the Governance page of the Member Only section. You must be logged in to access this page.


Don't miss out on the fun!

We are looking forward to hosting FF members of Tuxtla-Gutierrez, Mexico 

September 15 -23, 2019

Host Coordinators Sumi Arnheim and Mona Gifford and their planning committee are putting the finishing touches on plans for a fun week of activities to show our guests the best that the Los Angeles area has to offer. 

All events are open to FFLA members and friends.  Check the EVENTS listing and REGISTER to join in the fun. 

To Register for an Event

If you have received an email announcement of an Event click on the REGISTER button, complete the Registration form and make your payment.

If you no longer have the email, or did not receive an email announcement, go to UPCOMING EVENTS,  click on the event you wish to attend, click on the REGiSTER button, complete the Registration form and make your payment.

Online payment is quick and simple.  But whether you pay online or send a check for payment your Registration must be completed online in order to be sure you are registered for the event.

FFLA is journeying to the french Caribbean island of Guadeloupe in October 2019. This journey is filled.  

Check out the JOURNEYS section below for updates on FFLA Journeys.

And be sure to check out the travel opportunities in the FFI on-line Journey catalog, which is updated monthly.


Upcoming events



JOURNEYS

See Upcoming Journeys page for details

2019

Outbound  

Inbound

  • Tuxtla-Gutierrez , Mexico   Sept 15 - 23


2020

Outbound  

  • Twin Cities Minnesota  dates TBD

Inbound

  • Long Island, New York  Oct 17 - 22

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” Tim Cahill


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FFLA is a charter club of Friendship Force International a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization


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