November 2014 Newsletter

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Hello Everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying the Fall and have been taking advantage of the activities that the Faculty and Friends Club offers! We had a wonderful Halloween Party thanks to Neil and Beth Charness! Don Rapp organized a great walk at Alford Greenway for November’s gathering of the Outdoors Explorers, and Stitch and Chat is busy making blankets for babies, just to name a few of the things that are going on! Our next monthly Club-wide event will be the Holiday Party at Dorothy Oven Park on Saturday, December 6. I hope to see many of you there!

Linda Clickner

 

Annual Holiday Party!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Dorothy B. Oven Park

3205 Thomasville Road

It’s that festive time of year!!! Start the holiday season on Saturday, December 6, and join your friends for the FSU Faculty and Friends Holiday Party at the beautiful Dorothy B. Oven Park. The Club will provide wine, beer, soda and hot mulled cider. Your contribution of either a sweet or savory treat would be greatly appreciated by the committee. This is a good time to catch up with friends and enjoy the spectacular lights at Dorothy B. Oven Park. There is plenty of parking near the main house with overflow parking in the office-building complex at the end of the Park.

If you have any questions, please contact the chair, Dian La Tour at 907-0512. We thank the committee for organizing this special event – Diane Stuart, Barbara and John Elam, Linda and Bob Clickner.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!              

Dian LaTour

 

Go to our website http://facultyclub.fsu.edu/site and look at the events photos. There are some great photos from the Welcoming Reception and terrific ones from the Halloween Party. Many thanks to Neil Charness.

 

Billy Bowlegs 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, January 10 – 9:00 a.m.

Start/Finish FAMU – FSU College of Engineering

 

Fee: $16 (GWTC members $14) by Wednesday, January 7 or $18 on race day. $12 for no shirt. Go to Gulfwinds.org or to Event.Bright.com.

 

Billy Bowlegs Brunch – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

In Renegade Grill in the Seminole Clubhouse

 

For the Brunch RSVP by Wednesday, January 7 to Annelise Leysieffer 893-1272 or e-mail her at aleysieffer@gmail.com

We challenge you to join us for our 31st Annual Bowlegs 5K Scholarship Race to benefit returning, undergraduate students at FSU. As this is our only fundraiser besides your donations sent with your membership, do come walk or run with us before heading across the street to the Seminole Clubhouse for a delicious and congenial continental brunch in the Renegade Grill. The cost of the Brunch is $5.00 to Faculty Club members, who are either race participants or volunteers and $6.50, for Club members and others, who do not wish to participate in the race. We are in need of volunteers to help direct traffic for the runners. If interested in volunteering, or should you need flyers, please call Annelise at 893-1272 or e-mail her at aleysieffer@gmail.com. You pay for the Brunch on the day itself.

 

Chinese New Year at Lucy Ho’s AZU

3220 Apalachee Parkway

The Year of the Sheep

Sunday, January 25

6:00 p.m. Social & 6:30 p.m. Dinner

Cost: $30 per person, all-inclusive except for alcoholic beverages.

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with delectable dishes especially prepared for the members of the Faculty & Friends Club. This popular annual event will take place at AZU, Lucy Ho’s newest restaurant. It is located on the left side of Apalachee parkway when coming from Capital Circle about halfway between Capital Circle and Wal-Mart in the Big Oak Shopping Center. Please mail your check, made out to the Faculty & Friends Club of FSU, to Annelise Leysieffer, 3720 Lifford Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32309 by Tuesday, January 20. You can contact Annelise at aleysieffer@gmail.com.

 

Alice B. Nichols Scholarship Recipients Fall, 2014

      Adrienne Davis, majoring in Business and Professional Communication. Currently registered for 6 credits ($300). She has one daughter and is working full time. She will graduate this fall semester. Future goal: MA.

Pierre Djemgou, majoring in Chemistry. Currently registered for 12 credits ($600). He has two children and plans to graduate spring semester, 2015. Future goal: either Medical School or a degree in Nursing.

Amanda Holland, majoring in Law Enforcement Operations. Currently registered for 6 credits ($300). She has worked full time (for 9 years) in Law Enforcement and has two teen-aged children and plans to graduate this fall semester. Future goal: Law School.

Jeffrey Mayhann, majoring in Business Administration. Currently registered for 9 credits ($450). He works full time in the Gulf Correctional Institution and has three children. He plans to graduate spring semester, 2015. Future goal: MA in financial planning/services.

Crystal Dawn Mattingly, dual major in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (ISS) and Law & Society. Currently registered for 15 credits ($600). She works full time as an insurance agent and has two children. She plans to graduate spring semester, 2015. Future goals: MBA in RIM – Insurance and Management.

Laura Mieir, majoring in Psychology. Currently registered for 9 credits ($450). She works 27 hours/week as a Surgical Assistant and has a son.

She plans to graduate in the summer of 2015. Future goal: MA degree.

Natalie Reeder, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Social Work. Currently registered for 9 credits ($450). She is currently working full time at FSU. She plans to graduate this fall, 2014. Future goals: MA and PhD in Social Work.

Jennifer Richardson, majoring in Accounting. Currently registered for 6 credits ($300). She works full time in International Programs at FSU and has two teen-aged children. She plans to graduate spring semester, 2015. Future goals: passing the CPA exam!

In summary, the Faculty and Friends Club of FSU was able to award 8 scholarships this semester. The amounts varied, depending upon number of credits. As you see, these awardees are often working, some full time, and many have families. With their busy lives, their GPAs are still between 3.03 and 4.0! These awardees are admirable and certainly deserving of our Alice B. Nichols scholarships. Several have written to thank us for the timely funds, which will help them with books, supplies, and so on.

Thanks for your generous contributions to the scholarship fund!

Diane Olsen and Bob Clickner, co-chairs of the scholarship awards program.

 

Faculty & Friends Club of FSU Monthly Events 2014-2015

 

Wednesday, October 1 – – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Annual Welcoming Reception – Tallahassee Garden Center

507 North Calhoun Street

Chair: Dian LaTour – dlatour@fsu.edu

 

Saturday, November 1 – – 6:30 p.m. until …

Halloween Party – Hosted by Beth & Neil Charness

1325 Peacefield Place off Thomasville Road

Chair: Beth Charness – beth_charness@hotmail.com

 

Saturday, December 6 – – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Annual Holiday Party – Dorothy B. Oven Park

3205 Thomasville Road

Chair: Dian LaTour. Committee: Diane Stuart, Barbara & John Elam, Linda & Bob Clickner.

 

Saturday, January 10 – – 9:00 a.m.

31st Annual Billy Bowlegs 5k Run & 1 Mile Walk

FAMU/FSU College of Engineering – Innovation Park

Bowlegs Brunch at Renegade Grill – – 10:00 a.m.

in the Seminole Golf Clubhouse

Co-Chairs: Larry Giunipero, Bill Hillison & Annelise Leysieffer

 

Sunday, January 25 – – 6:30 p.m.

Chinese New Year – Year of the Sheep

Lucy Ho’s Azu – 3220 Apalachee Parkway

Chair: Annelise Leysieffer – aleysieffer@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, February 10 – – 7:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Dance at American Legion Hall at Lake Ella

Chair: Annelise Leysieffer – aleysieffer@gmail.com

 

Saturday, February 21 – – 6:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras – Hosted by Linda & Bob Clickner

3099 Shamrock Street North

Chair: Linda Clickner – lindaclickner@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, March 17 – – 7:30 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Dance at American Legion Hall

Chair: Annelise Leysieffer – aleysieffer@gmail.com

 

Sunday, April 19 – – 1:00 p.m.

Annual Spring Luncheon

Golden Eagle Country Club

Program to announced later

3700 Golden Eagle Drive East

Chair: Annelise Leysieffer – aleysieffer@gmail.com

 

Interest Group Meetings

 

Book Discussion Group

Monday, December 8 – – 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Potluck & Book Selection Meeting

At the home of Flora Danisi

Please contact Kea Herron at kea.snuffy@gmail.com or at 566-5610.

 

Globetrotters

Saturday, January 10 – – 7:30 p.m.

The Iditarod presented by Homer Ooten to take place at the Maguire Learning Center on Commencement Lane at Westminster Oaks.

Please contact Marge & Duane Meeter at duanemeeter@gmail.com or call 385-7633 with offers of future programs, to offer to bring refreshments and to get on the e-mail and calling list. Sherry Hart has offered to make phone calls. Marge & Duane presented a terrific program with gorgeous photos from Easter Island, Cape Horn and Iguazu Falls.

 

Gourmet Sampler

Friday, January 9 – 6:30 p.m.      

Most likely at the Westminster Oaks Clubhouse on Meandering Lane across from Wesminster Oaks proper. Look for possible update as to location.

Please contact Moira Desloge at 385-3031 or at eadesloge@aol.com.

 

Investment Club

This group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the third floor conference room at the Senior Citizen Center. There is some space available. If interested, please contact Richard Pfeffer for more information at optionsexpert@gmail.com or call him at 385-2505.

 

La Mesa Española

For December, you are encouraged to attend the Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 6 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Please contact Jo Stepp-Greany at jstepp@fsu.edu or at 383-3970.

 

La Table Française

Come and have a chance to practice your French. Meetings are scheduled for December onwards for every month.

Please contact Annelise at aleysieffer@gmail.com or at 893-1272.

Lunch Bunch

December date TBA

Tomato Cafe & Tea Room at 107 W. 7th Ave. in Havana.

Please contact Denise Ellingson at mdeniseel15@yahoo.com or call her at 907-9992 to attend.

 

Faculty Luncheon Series at Presbyterian University Center (PUC)

Tuesday, December 9 – – 12:15 p.m.

Mechatronics: Collaboration with the Department of Art and the Department of Mechanical Engineering presented by Rob Duarte, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, and Jonathan Clark, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

$10 per luncheon with reservations made by Thursday, December 4 by calling 222-6320 or by sending an e-mail to floridastatepuc@gmail.com

Please contact Bob Spivey at 894-5242 for more information.

 

Outdoors Explorers

Don Rapp led a wonderful hike Saturday, November 15 at the Alford Greenway in Eastern Tallahassee to the scenic covered railway bridge overlooking Piney Z Lake. This group is looking for members willing to each lead one outing, Please call Barbara Elam at

385-9856 or e-mail her at ble@neuro.fsu.edu to offer to lead other outings.

 

Restaurant Roulette

For December, this interest group will join other club members at our Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 6 at Dorothy B. Oven Park. Please contact Jan Flake janiceflake@comcast.net or call her at 383-7505 if you would like to join this group.

 

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

This group meets the third Friday of each month with interesting programs presented by members or visitors.

Please contact Toni at tkirkwoodtucker@comcast.net or at 656-9514 if you wish to get a chance to speak and listen to German.

 

Stitch & Chat - Please contact Cherie at jfenstermaker@fsu.edu

or at 386-1000 if you would like to join this group

October 2014 Newsletter

October information for the Faculty & Friends Club of FSU

The Welcoming Reception was a great success with 75-80 members present. We thank all who participated, brought refreshments and generally helped out. Fred and I were on a cruise in Europe from Copenhagen to Lisbon so for once had to miss. We look forward to seeing you at the always festive Halloween Party and at various interest group meetings. To the members remaining to submit your annual dues, please fill out the form on the bottom of this e-mail and mail to Calvin Zongker. If in doubt, send me an e-mail.

Annelise Leysieffer

 

Come Celebrate Halloween

“Calling all the Creatures of the Night”

Saturday, November 1 – 6:30 p.m. until…

      Join us for a festive and fun-filled evening at the home of Beth & Neil Charness at 1325 Peacefield Place off Thomasville Road near Woodgate. Beth asks that you contact her earlier that week either at beth_charness@hotmail.com or by calling her at 385-0500 to let her know if you plan to attend and what you are planning to bring. Although there is no absolute deadline, Beth would like to have an early count for planning purposes and to give Beth and her committee a general idea of how many people to expect. We always love to see guests come dressed in costumes whenever possible.

 

La Mesa Española

Thursday, October 23 – – 6:30 p.m.

To be hosted by Dale & Diane Olsen at their house

Please contact Diane Olsen at m.diane.olsen@gmail.com.

 

Globetrotters

Saturday, October 25 – – 7:30 p.m.

Easter Island, Cape Horn and Iguazu Falls presented by our new chairpersons Marge & Duane Meeter to take place at the Maguire Learning Center on Commencement Lane at Westminster Oaks. Please contact Marge & Duane with offers to bring refreshments to Duane Meeter at duanemeeter@gmail.com. As the Meeters are just now returning to Tallahassee, you can also contact Annelise for this presentation at aleysieffer@gmail.com.

 

Book Discussion Group

Monday, October 27 – – 7:30 p.m.

There is No Me without You by Melissa Fay Greene

Hosted by Kathy Scott, co-hosted by Louise Rill and discussed by Kea Herron.

Monday, November 17 – – 7:30 p.m.

The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle by Eric Lax

Hosted by Barbara Elam, co-hosted by Sue Isaac and discussed by Sharon Hagopian.

Please contact Kea Herron at kea.snuffy@gmail.com or at 566-5610 for more information about this always thought-provoking interest group. Please also contact Kea to request a form to nominate books for 2015.

 

Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, October 28 – – 11:45 a.m.   

Renegade Grill at 2550 Pottsdamer Street in Innovation Park.

Please contact Denise Ellingson at mdeniseel15@yahoo.com or call her at 907-9992 to attend.

 

Investment Club

This group meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizen Center in the third floor conference room. There are a couple of openings so, if interested, please contact Richard Pfeffer for more information at optionsexpert@gmail.com or call him at 385-2505.

 

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Friday, October 24 – – 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Adelson – – Leben und Werke des Bildhauers Tilman Riemenschneiders 

At the home of Bettina & Fernando Tesón,

Friday, November 21 – – 7:00 p.m. 

Mr. Nick Bottka – – Erinnerungen einer Emigrantenfamilie von Ungarn nach Venezuela: 1945-1956

At the home of Hilly Levitz

Both presentations will be held in English.

Weihnachtsfeier (potluck) am 19. Dezember 6 Uhr  bei Dr. Toni Kirkwood-Tucker

Please contact Toni Kirkwood-Tucker at tkirkwoodtucker@comcast.net to attend.

 

Restaurant Roulette

Thursday, November 20 – – 6:30 p.m.

At the Longhorn Steakhouse – 2400 North Monroe Street

Please contact Jan Flake at janiceflake@comcast.net.

 

MEMBERSHIP DUES       $20/$15 per household

 

Name(s): ________________________________________________

 

Address: ________________________________________________

 

Zip: ___________Home Phone: _____________________________

 

E-mail address(es): _______________________________________

 

_______________________________________

 

Department(s): ___________________________________________

(Please indicate department(s), if retired, or if you are a friend)

 

Membership Dues per address: $20($15 for retirees): $_____________

 

Voluntary Contribution to Scholarship Fund:             $_____________

 

Total Amount enclosed:                                              $_____________

 

Please mail to Calvin Zongker, 601 Live Plantation Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312

With checks made out to the Faculty & Friends Club of FSU.