I figure that although each month will have its own goals for making and developing true friendships, the year can also be broken into chunks.
September – November: Meeting People & Creating Friendship Opportunities
December – February: Getting into the Swing of Things & Finding Some “Regulars”
March – May: Focusing Efforts & Forming a Bond
June – August: Enriching the Friendships & Learning to Love
Of course this is subject to revision, but it at least can serve as a starting point for a year-long attempt to find, make, and keep some “forever friends!”