The Friendship Force of Lincoln hosted the Sao Paulo club during the month of June. Activities included a Welcome Party at Deer Springs Winery, a tour of the Nebraska State Capitol, lunch at the Governor’s Mansion, a visit to the Nebraska History Museum where we viewed a display of art showing the 93 counties in Nebraska.

The next day we took a bus trip to the Omaha Zoo and the Lauritzen Gardens, with a stop at the Pioneer Sculptures in downtown Omaha. Other day visits included the Larson Tractor Museum and the Quilt Museum, along with a tour of UNL’s Innovation Campus; and, of course, Memorial Stadium. Our last day was spent in York at the Wessel Living History Farm with lunch at Chances R.

The Brazil club provided the entertainment at the Farewell Party by surprising us with a taste of their Carnival.   Members of both clubs were given masks and noise makers for an evening of fun. Pictures of the celebration are included on page 4.

Friendship Force International was founded in 1977 by Wayne Smith and was announced on March 1, 1977 by President Jimmy Carter. It is affiliated with no religious or political organizations and is non-profit. There are over 350 clubs around the world and the International Offices are located in Atlanta, Georgia.

By coming together at the personal level, Friendship Force participants get to know people whose lives are different from their own. An open mind and respect for other cultures become the foundations of friendships that often last a lifetime.

We believe every friendship formed across the barriers of nationality, language, religion or politics makes the world a better place.

To join the Friendship Force of Lincoln, please contact the Membership Chairman.