Experience Different Views-----Discover Common Ground

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

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Become a Member

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When: Sunday, April 7, at 12:45pm

Where: Crown Point Community Center in Johnston, Iowa

Why: to refresh your memory as to why you joined Friendship Force in the first place

Please bring a dish to share (meat dish, casserole, salad, vegetable, or dessert) --- We will eat at 1:00 sharp.
Tableware and drinks will be provided by the club.

Bring a SNAPSHOT and/or a SOUVENIR
to share with your table.

The program will include 3 stations set up for you to learn about our group's recent trips to Australia, Russia, and the Advantages of Traveling with other groups on a variety of journeys.

PLEASE RSVP that you are coming to Marla Carr by MARCH 31 at 515-238-6372, by leaving a message or text, or email at [email protected]. ---
We want to be sure to have enough tableware and drinks for everyone.

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