Short term hosting of new leaders

Milwaukee is hosting a training conference for new leaders.  We will provide a short term hosting experience following the conference.   Guests arrive on Friday and depart on Tuesday.

Global Biking Journey

24 bikers will visit our club in September of 2020.  They come from the US, New Zealand and Germany.  Hosts, dinner hosts, members willing to transport bikes and members willing to provide emergency support are all needed.   Contact Stephanie Sorensen if you are willing to assist. Updates every month in the newsletter.



Annual Meeting

Join us for Friendship Force of Wisconsin-Madison’s annual meeting.  Fun, Merriment, Elections,

Open World-Russian: Women in STEM

Our open world delegates arrive from Russia on the evening of the 6th.  Watch for events open to all club members during the week of their visit.


International Festival

Sat, Feb 29, 10 AM – 5 PM
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State St, Madison, WI
Overture brings the world to Madison for this festival celebrating cultures from all over the globe. Throughout the day and in every nook and cranny you’ll find food, costumes, music and dance: Middle Eastern dancing, Chinese lion dance, Brazilian capoeira, Irish stepping, Indian classical dance, Spanish guitar, Eastern European a cappella music, Sufi stories, and so much more.
Friendship Force will host an information table at the festival.  Stop in or volunteer by contacting Dorothy Baldwin.

Book Club

The book club will meet on February 17th at 2:00 pm to discuss the book “Radium Girls” by Kate Moore.  All are welcome.  Please RSVP to  We will be meeting at Reta’s home.


PBS Gardening and Landscaping Show

Friendship Force members will volunteer at the PBS Gardening and Landscaping Show on February 9th.  Contact Reta Harring if you are will to assist.  Volunteers receive free entry and parking.  Exact assignments are unknown but will involve standing.  Our shift is from 12:30 to 4:30.   All proceeds benefit PBS.