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Inbound exchanges

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The 2005 Open World home hosting of 10 women entrepreneurs from Russia, two Russian coordinators and one professional translator. This was an unusual Friendship Force experience because the rationale was to train and share our culture to support this diplomatic program established by the US congress and led by the Library of Congress.
Check www.openworld.gov for more details.

The hosting of Ambassadors from Japan was a 2006 Inbound Exchange that was a wonderful example of what a wonderful club Huntsville has and why our reputation for hospitality and club cohesiveness is well deserved and known thru the world of the 360 clubs in the 76 countries of Friendship Force International. You can see from the sample agenda that an exchange is a busy and exciting week and Huntsville is a special area. Still what counts seven years later is the friends we made and the Christmas cards and emails we exchange. Also, we look for and get news about Japan and our friends in Saitama.

History:
1991
Chartered as a Friendship Force Club
Hosted dinner EASTERN EUROPEANS (from B’ham)
1992
Hosted dinner MEXICO (from B’ham)
Inbound from HANOVER, GERMANY
1993
Inbound from WOLFSBURG, GERMANY
1994
Hosted dinner COLUMBIA, S. A. (from Estill Springs, TN)
Hosted overnight HAMBURG, GERMANY (from B’ham)
1995
Inbound from MEMPHIS, TN
Inbound from NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND
Hosted Statewide FF Picnic
Inbound from SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Hosted overnight MOSCOW, RUSSIA (from B’ham)
1996
Hosted overnight HERNE, GERMANY (from B’ham)
Inbound from VAREL, GERMANY
Inbound from KOROLEV & MOSCOW, RUSSIA :

1997
Inbound from SOUTH TARANAKI, NEW ZEALAND
Inbound from LOS ANGELES., CA
1998
Inbound from YAMAGUCHI JAPAN
Inbound from TULTLA, MEXICO
Hosted VAREL GERMANY Gospel Choir for dinner & Choir Festival (from B’ham)
Hosted Statewide Friendship Force Meeting
1999
Inbound from BERLIN, GERMANY
2000
Inbound from OTTAWA, CANADA
Inbound from GREATER SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
2001
Inbound from COTTBUS, GERMANY
Hosted Statewide Friendship Force Meeting
2002
Inbound from SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
Inbound from WEST ALEJUELA, COSTA RICA and tour of country
2004
Inbound from Horowhenua, Taupo, Rotorua New Zealand
2005
Inbound Olympia, Washington
Inbound Napa-Sonoma, California
State Picnic at Maranatha
2006
Inbound from Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan
Inbound from Saitama, Japan
Bay Plenty, New Zealand
2007
Inbound Russian Women from 5 Russian Oblasts (States) – Open World Program
2008
Inbound Moscow, Russia
State Picnic at Constitution Village
2009
Inbound Central Coast, Australia
2011
Inbound Charlotte, North Carolina
2012
Inbound Flathead Valley, MT
Inbound San Antonio, TX
Outbound Karsiyaka Bay, Turkey
2013
Inbound Melang, Indonesia
Inbound Open World Program from Ulan Ude, Russia
Outbound Charlotte, North Carolina
2015
Inbound San Francisco CA
Inbound Birmingham, AL
2016
Inbound Baton Rouge, LA
2017
Inbound Long Island, NY