The Friendship Force

of the

Gold Coast Inc.


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picnic january 2014

brian hallam wayne smith award
Brian Hallam
Presented with Wayne Smith Award
December 2013
beth hallam life member
Beth Hallam
Recognised with Life Member of Gold Coast club
November 2013
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FIRST FUNCTION FOR 2009
SOCIAL PICNIC - PLATELL PARK, FLORIDA GARDENS







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2008 Christmas Luncheon

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5 - 8 October 2008


9 September, 2008



GARDENS REVEALED

Members of the Board attended a special morning at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens when plans for the future of the gardens were unveiled.

Some of the many developments and plans revealed were...

Children’s Garden, The Hub, Mangroves to Mountains Walk, Gum Tree Corridor to be planted, Lake remediation and Wetlands Design and Planting; and a new carpark and landscaping to be completed.

Some of the industry experts and dignitaries and delegates from the Network of Regional Botanic Gardens Conference were present and guided walks were offered to experience the Gardens and preview plans for expansion.

Special mention was made of our club's involvement in the gardens including details of the new Friendship Force Avenue to commence during the International Conference in October.

The weather was glorious - as Mayor Ron Clarke said “just another perfect Gold Coast day” - which definitely impressed the visitors from as far south as Melbourne, Hobart and Wellington, NZ.....!


John, Geoff, San and Miri
with Kate Heffernan, GCCC Botanic Senior Project Officer
following the speeches and a delicious morning tea


Friendship Force members “plant” a tree
with the help of Kate from Gold Coast City Council

Our club as an entity is a member of Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens (FGCRBG) and they are always seeking new members. The Friends play an active role in the future planning and maintenance of this wonderful facility which is there for us all to enjoy. For more information about guided walks, planting days or joining the organisation, visit www.fgcbg.org.au




At the 2007 Christmas Party, President Miri presented Peter & Margaret, (R & L) & Marcia (Centre) with well deserved Certificates of Appreciation for their contribution to the Club through the years.

BAREFOOT BOWLS, BROADBEACH
29th JULY, 2007

Enjoying the Game

"That's mine", "No, that's mine..."

They've Earned a Drink!

And so have They.....

Socialising

And Time to Relax



CLUB CELEBRATES 15th BIRTHDAY
9th February 2007

Beth Does the Honours

Brian Makes the Speech...

A happy group of club members gathered at the Gold Coast Harness Racing Club at Parklands where they enjoyed a pleasant evening celebrating the 15th Great Years since Friendship Force of the Gold Coast became part of the world-wide organisation of Friendship Force International.

Some people may have even won on the races......



BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2006-2007

board members 2006-07
BACK: L-R
  • Communications - Geoff, Merchandise - Joy, President - Eric
  • Membership - Kay, Treasurer - Charlie
    FRONT: L-R
  • Vice President - Miri, Website (non Board position) - Barbara
  • Secretary - David, Activities - Jan


  • christmas 2006
    Christmas Party 2006


    FRIENDSHIP FORCE INFORMATION STAND AT RED CROSS BAZAAR
    18 November 2006


    SOCIAL DAY AT “PUTT PUTT”
    5 May 2006



    SOME HAPPY EXCHANGE DIRECTORS


    August 2005                              October 2005



    2005


    ED's From Some of the Club's Previous Exchanges

    And They're All Still Smiling!





    Inaugural Life Member Brian Hallam
    with Club President Peter Jamieson



    Recording Friendship Force Ad.
    Radio 4CRB


    Presentation of
    “In Appreciation” Certificate



    10th Anniversary Celebrations and Luncheon
    Tuesday 12th February 2002
    Over 50 club members, representatives from 17 other Australian clubs, plus our special guest FFI Executive Director and member of TFF of Atlanta, Constance Swank, celebrated our 10th Birthday at a very successful Luncheon at “Parklands”, Gold Coast.


    Organising Committee


    10th Birthday Cake
    This celebration highlighted the wonderful history of our club in The Friendship Force over the past 10 years. We trust we have many more years of friendship, fun and fellowship to come in the future and look forward to our club's continued growth and success.



    A Boomerang Was Given to FF of Zeeland by our Club in May 1997
    Here it is Being Passed on by Suzette Smissaert of Zeeland to Ken Morley of FF of Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts, USA
    - July 1997 -


    Where Will it Turn Up Next?



    Club's 5th Birthday

    A Party Was held in February 1997 Celebrating the 5th Birthday of our Club
    At this Party on the Gold Coast a Land-Line Phone Call Took Place with FFI Members Who Were at the Same Time Attending the 25th Birthday Party of Friendship Force International in Atlanta!
    Quite An Occasion...


    “Happy Birthday To Us.....”


    Brian Speaking Direct to FFI in Atlanta


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