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Inbound exchanges

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.

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.

Chartered as a Friendship Force Club
Hosted dinner EASTERN EUROPEANS (from B’ham)

Typical Agenda for Home Hosts


Sunday, September 10
Arrive at the airport by 4:00 p.m. - no later than 4:15. I will be at the foot of the escalator to hand the welcome bags to each host family; you will give them to the ambassadors. We will go to the 2nd floor, and be to the right in the area near hotel check-in (with our banner) to wait for arrival.
Evening for meal with family and early to bed.

Monday, September 11
Drop off your guest(s) at the Japanese Bridge in Big Spring Park by 10:25 a.m. (nearest point is to drop off on Monroe Street close to parking garage) In case of rain, drop off at Municipal Bldg., 308 Fountain Row, for the Mayor’s office. Pick up at 2:30 at Huntsville Botanical Gardens.
WELCOME DINNER, 6:30 p.m. @ Faith Presbyterian Church (bring a potluck dish)


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