Groups, Organizations, Meetings and Clubs - F Part 2
A list of groups, organizations, meetings, and clubs beginning with the letter F including Friends of Animals, the Earth, and Micronesia.
Friends of Animals, Inc., 11 W. 60th St., New York, N.Y. 10023
. . . Founded in 1957 as "a humane conservation organization dedicated to regaining ecological balance through preservation of wildlife's territory and elimination of human brutality to animals." Claims that "America has an annual surplus crop of 25 million unwanted cats and dogs--who will die of hunger, disease, or exposure" and that "only a few 'lucky' ones will be humanely destroyed in the death chambers of animal shelters." Membership dues are $10 annually. Publishes Actionline. 50,000 members.
Friends of the Earth, 529 Commercial St., San Francisco, Calif. 94111
. . . Founded in 1969 "to restore and preserve the Earth's resources through a lobbying and educational program aimed at improving public awareness and achievement of better environmental legislation." Annual dues are $7.50 for students, $15 for nonstudents. Monthly publication is Not Man Apart. Members have included Candice Bergen, Paul Ehrlich, Karl Menninger, George Plimpton, and Pete Seeger. 20,000 members.
Friends of Micronesia, 2390 Parker St., No. 11, Berkeley, Calif. 94704
. . . Founded in 1970 to "increase public awareness and develop support for the Micronesian people." Issues a quarterly newspaper and various other publications. Dues are $5 per year. Holds an International Conference in Micronesia. 3,000 members, 14 chapters.
Frisbee Association, International, P.O. Box 4578, North Hollywood, Calif. 91607
. . . Founded in 1967 to honor the game of Frisbee (a plastic saucer-shaped disk which game players throw back and forth). Aims "to serve as the focal point of worldwide Frisbee communications, to encourage self-improvement in Frisbee skills, to sanction competitions, to promote rapport among all Frisbee enthusiasts." Has a proficiency rating system which certifies each member as a novice, an amateur, an expert, or a master. Lifetime membership costs $1, and a subscription to the IFA Newsletter, published quarterly, is $2 a year. Holds an annual tournament. Members have included Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada, actor Richard Burton, and astronaut Neil Armstrong. 66,000 members, 37 chapters.
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