Club Member News

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Be sure  to take a look at the Friendship Force International website for a message from Jeremi Snook about Friendship Force and the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic


5th@ 5:00 Canceled for May

It's time to think about the second annual Oly Friendship Force end of summer camping weekend!  Why?  Because we plan to spend lots of time together and you need to make your reservations as soon as possible (now) in order to find camping sites that put us all together in the same area.  We are going to Ft. Stevens in Northwest Oregon (near Astoria). Some of us have already selected our sites!  The group will gather in -LOOP " L "-on the weekend of September 12th-14th.  Find a site and join us!  (more information below)

Thinking ahead:

Incoming international journey with Tamworth Australia to Greater Olympia and then to Flathead Valley.  Probably July, 2020. Gwen Harfst and Georgia Shaw Holden are journey coordinators.

Outbound journey international journey to Brandon (and area), Canada (Manitoba) is being explored. Preferred date September 2020. Journey coordinator needed.

We are again planning to have our annual camping trip to Ft. Stevens Campground in Oregon. The plan is to go after the start of school in September. If you would like to help plan, see Karen Sweeney or Mikel Young. The park is now taking reservations for that time period.

Friendship Force 2nd Annual Campout 2020
Who: Friendship Force of Greater Olympia and Friendship Force of Lower Columbia.
What: FF 2nd Annual Campout 
Where: Ft. Stevens State Park in Oregon
When: September 10-13 (3 nights), 2020 
Why: Because we had so much fun last year! 
We (the Sweeney’s and the Young’s) are planning a FF 2nd Annual Campout for 2020 already, because reservations go fast in this park. We are trying to stay near Loop L this year, because that is near where the yurts and cabins are located. Loop L has full hook ups, which will be fine for the RV’s. If you are planning to tent, you can pay the full hook up price or you can find a loop that is more suitable. For those of you that procrastinate, there is always the KOA located across the road from this State Campground. We are letting people do their own reservations, but if you have questions we can help.
Our campsite is L21 and the Young’s have L23. We also have some members in cabin K12. 
We also have reserved Picnic Shelter A for September 11 and 12. That way, we will have a meeting place for potlucks, socializing, playing games, etc. 
The first night, September 10, we will all go out to eat at the Gearhart McMenamins. The Olympia club will make that reservation. 

More information to follow! Hope we see you there! Here’s a link for campground reservations: fort stevens state park campground

We are also welcome to plan our own domestic journeys.  Either inbound or outbound.

Watch Via email for additional detail information about each activity as it draws near.