Regional

Mountain States Region Clubs

The Mountain States Region of Friendship Force International is made up of six clubs from Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.




Rocky Mountain Regional News - for October

In August, I attended the 40th FFI World Conference in Manchester, UK. The conference was attended by 320 members from all over the world.It was full of surprises and opportunities which included a pre-homestay in Leicester for 3 days.It was a “Short but Sweet” journey and I enjoyed touring the Leicester area; playing “Skittles”; Foxton Locks on the Grand Union Canal; Calke Abbey with over 300 years of history.The food, scones and cream tea were delicious and the best part was making new friends.Sue Palmer, FF Regional Rep, Mountain Region

Thursday, August 24 - the conference was kicked off by “Time-Travel Back to 1977” costumed gala.People got into the spirit -- wearing “70’s” clothes and dancing to disco music!

Friday, August 25 - Open ceremonies started out with a “Bang”-- each attendee had their own Bongo Drum and we all enjoyed banging our drum in unison! Keynote speaker was Suzy Smith Bennitt, daughter of Wayne Smith, the founder of FFI. She spoke about the “early days” looking back when members traveled by charter plane to a destination and were home-hosted by newfound friends.

Jeremi Snook, CEO, read a letter from President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn congratulating us for 40 years as an organization.

Saturday, August 26 – There were optional day tours offered. I chose the Beatles Tour in Liverpool. It’s an interesting harbor city rich with history; and a great Beatles museum.

The remainder days were filled with interesting workshops, i.e. strengthening clubs; leadership training; Family to Family Journeys-- creating a network of working-age ambassadors; media relations, cultural workshops and ending with a keynote presentation from Stefanie Powers. She became known globally for her role opposite Robert Wagner in the 1979-84 TV series “Hart to Hart”. She is very much involved with wildlife conservation in Kenya.

After the conference, I continued my journey to Isle of Wight, Normandy Beaches in France, Paris, and London. It was an amazing trip and very heartfelt to see the WWII museums, beaches, and American cemetery.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail

alfshouse12@hotmail.com  

or contact me at 970-260-4653.

                                               Sue Palmer - Rocky Mountain Region Field Rep



Regional Newsletters

The latest newsletters from other Mountain Region clubs are now available for your review.  We are eligible to participate in other clubs' Exchanges and activities with appropriate notification and acceptance.

Please copy or note any information of interest;  past issues will not be archived.

The Latest Mountain States Region member club newsletters are below:

 Clubs Newsletter Latest Issue
Denver FFDenver Nov 2017
Pikes Peak FF Pikes Peak Dec 2016
Western Colorado FF Western Colorado Sep 2017
Cheyenne FF Cheyenne Nov 2017
Salt Lake City FF Utah Nov/Dec 17


Regional Websites

Links to Mountain States Region member clubs are below:

 Clubs Web Address
Northern Colorado ffncolo.com
Denver friendshipforcedenver.org
Pikes Peak friendshipforcepikespeak.com
Western Colorado ffwcolo.com
Cheyenne www.friendshipforcecheyenne.org
Utah friendshipforceofutah.org


Regional Clubs - Outbound Exchanges

A list of regional outbound Exchanges is displayed below.  All Club Members may apply to join Exchanges that are not yet full.   This list does NOT include inbound Exchanges.  Nor does it include FFNC Exchanges.

See Exchanges tab to the left for FFNC Exchanges.

Date Club Receiving Club Exch. Director Phone Email
June 6-13 Utah Schwerin, Germany TBA
June 13-27 Denver Lubeck & Limberg, Germany John Giles 303-710-5405 jgiles_910@hotmail.com
June, '18 Western Colorado Saskatoon & Lethbridge, Canada TBA  
June, '18 Cheyenne Calgary & Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada Tony Adams Planning w/ Bristol
Spr or Fall,2020 Denver Willamette Valley, OR TBA