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Welcome to the Friendship Force of Greater Des Moines

The Friendship Force of Greater Des Moines was founded in 1977, shortly after Friendship Force International was formed by Wayne Smith and President Jimmy Carter. We are one of more than 350 clubs around the world that promote world peace through homestay journeys, creating unforgettable experiences that build lasting bonds of friendship.

Ambassadors stay in hosts' homes and take part in family and community life. Hosts and Ambassadors may not speak the same language, nor share similar backgrounds, yet the power of friendship overcomes the differences.

The club hosts at least one activity a month. Some activities are related to a journey such as a Welcome Party for the ambassadors while others may be cultural programs or social activities.

Membership is $30 per person annually. Members are expected to become active participants in the club.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about us and then join our adventures as we make friends all around the world.

Our Journeys

See where we've been & where we're going!

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Activities & Events

Mark your calendars to come & meet us!

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Become a Member

Join us on our journeys

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Let's Eat Out!

1903 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines

Saturday, January 13
9:30 am

Start your chilly winter morning with breakfast at Chef's Kitchen. Come and enjoy good food, good conversation, and an update on Club activities for 2018.

Reservations required. If attending, please respond by Thursday, January 5, to Marla at 238-6372 or [email protected].

The menu can be found at chefskitchendm.com

2018 Membership Application 
Download Membership Application to print and mail. 

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