Group salutes World Friendship Day

Friendship Force of the San Francisco Bay Area is scheduled to celebrate World Friendship Day 2-4 p.m. March 10 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Jeremi Snook, president and CEO of Friendship Force International, will speak on the “Journey Towards Peace.”

Friendship Force International was founded in 1984 by Wayne Smith, with support from former President Jimmy Carter, to promote global understanding and peace through international friendships. Under the motto “Experience different views, discover common ground,” club members travel to other countries to build lasting friendships through reciprocal homestay visits, seeking to overcome differences among people and nations. By combining home hospitality with cultural exploration, members aim to reach a new level of understanding.

The nonprofit organization, based in Atlanta, has more than 15,000 members worldwide, with 350 clubs in more than 60 countries.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 961-3539 or visit or

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