Summer is coming to an end, which means it’s time to begin a new year with the Faculty and Friends Club! As always we have many activities planned! Your membership renewal form is enclosed in this newsletter, along with the schedule for the events for the year. The Fall Welcoming Reception will be held on September 30 at the Tallahassee Garden Center. I want to encourage everyone to attend this event, and to bring a guest who may be interested in joining our group! It’s a great way to catch up with friends who may have been gone all summer! Our scholarship winners will be invited to this event as well, and this is a good opportunity for our members to meet them. Thank you to all of you who have been so generous in your contributions to the Scholarship fund! I know your generosity will continue, and we will be able to award more scholarships in the future! I would also like to encourage you to volunteer to help out with the Interest Groups. Many of the chairpersons of the Interest Groups have served for many years, and would appreciate help.
See you at the Welcoming Reception! Linda Clickner
Annual Welcoming Reception
Wednesday, September 30 – – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tallahassee Garden Center
507 North Calhoun Street
As always, we start the year with our Annual Welcoming Reception that as usual will take place in the Tallahassee Garden Center located between North Calhoun and North Gadsden Streets. You can enter the large parking area either from Carolina Street across from Westminster Gardens or from North Gadsden Street. There is a ramp at the back of the house for easy access. This event is a wonderful opportunity to visit with old and new friends. Come savor the delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts, primarily prepared by members. You can join or renew your membership and sign up for the many fascinating interest groups. These groups are a great way to get to know each other, and they serve as the mainstay of our Club. Please bring new faculty and friends and encourage current faculty to attend the reception to familiarize them with our organization. Also come meet and welcome our scholarship recipients.
If you have special delicacies, finger foods or desserts you would like to share with us, it will be much appreciated. Please e-mail Anne Thistle at firstname.lastname@example.org with offers to bring food, to volunteer or if you have any questions. Please make sure to bring serving platters and utensils with your finger foods. The Garden Center imposes a rental fee per chair. While we will have some rental chairs available, we are asking willing members to bring some of their own. This request is made in an effort to limit our expenses and to keep our annual dues low. Please let Annelise Leysieffer know at email@example.com if you are able to bring chairs.
Come Celebrate Halloween
“Calling all the Creatures of the Night”
Friday, October 30 – 6:30 p.m. until…
Join us once again for a festive and fun-filled evening at the home of Beth & Neil Charness at 1325 Peacefield Place off Thomasville Road near Woodgate. More information will follow in e-mails. Beth asks that you contact her earlier either at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her at 385-0500 to let her know if you plan to attend and what you are planning to bring. Beth and her committee would like to have an early count for planning purposes. We always love to see the many terrific costumes.
Faculty & Friends Club Interest Group Meetings
Book Discussion Group
Monday, September 21 – – 7:30 p.m.
Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Hosted & discussed by Karen Bickley.
Please contact Kea Herron for directions.
Monday, October 19 – – 7:30 p.m.
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Hosted by Bonnie Armtrong and discussed by Diane Olsen.
Please contact Kea Herron at email@example.com or at 422-0881 for more information about this always thought-provoking interest group. Please also contact Kea to nominate books for 2016. Please provide name, author, number of pages and an interesting blurb about the book.
Saturday, October 24 – – 7:30 p.m.
Program TBA in the Maguire Learning Center on Commencement Lane at Westminster Oaks. Please contact Marge & Duane with offers of future programs and to offer to bring refreshments. For October, please do so by e-mail.
Please contact Duane Meeter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, September 11 – – 6:30 p.m.
At the home of Annelise Leysieffer
In this fun group, members bring either an hors d’oeuvre or a dessert. If you wish to indulge in alcohol, please provide your own.
Please contact Barbara Elam at 385-9856 or e-mail her at email@example.com
This group meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizen Center. There are currently openings. If interested in attending a meeting, where you can learn more about this group, please contact Margaret-Ray Kemper at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 385-2632.
La Mesa Española
Thursday, September 17 – – 6:30 p.m.
At the home of Jo Stepp-Greany
Please contact Jo Stepp-Greany at email@example.com or at 383-3970.
La Table Française
Sunday, September 20 – – 7:30 p.m.
Held at the home of Annelise Leysieffer
Please contact Annelise at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 893-1272 to attend and with information about French related events in Tallahassee.
Tuesday, September 22 – – 11:45 a.m.
Red Elephant at 125 East 5th Avenue.
Please contact Denise Ellingson at email@example.com or call her at 907-9992 to attend.
Faculty Luncheon Series at Presbyterian University Center (PUC)
Tuesday, September 15 – – 12:15 p.m.
City of Noise: Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris.
Presented by Dr. Aimée Boutin, professor of French.
$10 per luncheon with reservations required by Thursday, September 10 by calling 222-6320 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Bob Spivey at 894-5242 for more information.
Barbara & John Elam need somebody new to take over this wonderful group, or it will fold. Different members can take one meeting at a time and meet 2-4 times during the year.
Thursday, September 17 – – 6:30 p.m.
Olive Garden at 1103 Apalachee Parkway
Please contact Jan Flake by the 14th at email@example.com or call her at 383-7505.
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Friday, September 18 – – 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Personal reflections: What significant meaningful information did you learn this summer during your travels?
At the home of Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker.
Please contact Toni at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 656-9514.
Stitch & Chat
Please contact Cherie Fenstermaker at email@example.com or at 386-1000. This pleasant group meets every month either on a Tuesday or a Thursday evening with dates yet to be chosen. September will be at Cherie’s house.