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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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2019 All Iowa FF Picnic

July 13 at 11 am
Catered meal at noon

Bever Park Pavilion
2700 Bever Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

Have fun testing your knowledge of flags from around the world. Wear you flag-themed gear - t-shirt, hat, etc. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of camaraderie, sharing stories and learning about other clubs' activities.

Mail your check for $15, by July 3, to:
FFCR, 3000 27th Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

If you plan to attend, let Janette House know at [email protected] or 515-537-1252.
She’ll also arrange carpooling so if you can drive or need a ride, please let her know.  

Questions?  Contact: Mary Stull, FF CR Picnic Committee [email protected].


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