August 2023 Meeting

The Big Canoe/North Georgia Friendship Force August 13 meeting was preceded by a gathering at Grapes & Ladders winery off Highway 382 on the way to the home in Ellijay, with a beautiful view of Carter s Lake. We met afterwards for dinner and a meeting. Twenty-two members, including a new member, Nancy S., who had moved from Colorado to Woodstock, were present.

Barry K., President, opened the meeting. Peggy introduced Nancy S.

Sherry W., Treasurer, welcomed DuAnn and Nancy by a presentation of pins and books.

Tim A,, Co-JC, brought the San Antonio Journey committees up to date: Activities, Peggy A.; Transportation, Barry K.; Welcome Party; Linda K.: theme, Day of the Dead; Dinner hosts, Peggy A.; Brochure; Linda G.; Day Hosts: Marilee L.; Goodie Bags: Marie W.. Tim encouraged mentoring of newer members by experienced club members.

Barry reported dates for 2023 and 2024: FFI World Confeence in Croatia October 23, 2024: inbound from Tallahassee May; Calgary, June; Utah September; North American conference October. Sherry W. added Open World Fall 2024.

July 2023 Meeting

The July meeting was preceded by a play at the School Street Playhouse in Cumming, The Producers, a fabulous musical enjoyed by 8 members. We met afterwards for dinner at the Golden Palace restaurant in Cumming. Fifteen members, including a new member, DuAnn F., who joined at the meeting, were present. Barry K., President, presided.

Barry reminded members who plan to go on the Calgary Journey in 2024 to check their passports for the expiration date. July 27th is an Open World meeting so let Barry know if you want to attend.

Peggy, Activities, let us know August's meeting is at Carter's Lake, a BBQ meal for $15.00; No meeting in September; October will be planned for possibly the 3rd Sunday at a new venue on Yellow Creek Road, depending on the charge.

After a dinner break, Tim A., JC for San Antonio Incoming, reported 14 members are coming for 5 nights; the deadlines are going well.

June 2023 Meeting

The June meeting was held at the home of Tim and Lenna A.

President Barry K. reviewed the following upcoming journeys:

Jeannette W. brought cards to be signed for Margie Bowyer and Huw Williams.

Tim A. and Marilee L. presented the timeline for JC duties. They passed out committee signup sheets.

A door prize donated by Tom F. was the lucky number for Bob A.

Peggy A. reported for the Activities Committee:

The business meeting was followed by a potluck picnic dinner.