Cheyenne, Wyoming — The Friendship Force of Cheyenne, Wyoming, club featured a presentation on travel preparedness by member Tony Adams October 5, who spoke to about 30 members and guests at the club’s monthly meeting held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in which the general public was welcome to attend. This Cheyenne chapter is part of Friendship Force International, which makes up a group of clubs from all over the world (active in 50-plus countries) who are hosted and play host to members from other clubs in order to foster a greater appreciation for the people of the world and their cultures. This helps create friendships around the world. The Friendship Force of Cheyenne, Wyoming has been active since July of 1983. The international organization was even nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to its Web site.
More About the Travel Preparedness Presentation at the Friendship Force of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Club Meeting
Before Adams spoke, a potluck dinner fed members and guests alike (including a couple from Guatemala), made up of crock pot dishes (like chili), fruit and vegetable plates, cold cuts, and dessert items. Next, the club business was discussed, including the club’s upcoming trip to Turkey in mid-October and about the prospect of future trips and playing host to Friendship Force International clubs.
Adams then spoke for 20 minutes on travel preparedness, calling his presentation “Health Emergencies Happen – BE PREPARED”, citing his own personal experiences (including about his recent trip to Guatemala) and information he gathered from various government Web sites like that of the Transportation Security Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United States Department of State in order to educate the audience about what they need to do before leaving for a trip. He gave the crowd a detailed handout full of travel tips and resources regarding health issues, health insurance, packing, keeping in contact with someone at home, etc. His specific travel preparedness advice included registering at the State Department’s Web site for overseas trips in case something of an urgent or emergency nature were to happen, and the presenter told travelers that he brings along a General Durable Power of Attorney and Power of Attorney for Health Care on his travels to instruct authorities about health care and life extension if the occasion(s) should ever arise.
For more information about the Friendship Force of Cheyenne, Wyoming happenings and membership opportunities, you may call President Jim Webber at 634-3606 or Secretary Barbara Guilford at 634-0309. You can contact the club by mail at Box 3122, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003.
The Friendship Force International Web site: www.thefriendshipforce.org
Handout, Tony Adams, Health Emergencies Happen – BE PREPARED