August 2017

President’s Message
Welcome to the new academic year. I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Welcoming Reception to again be held at Dorothy B. Oven Park on Wednesday, September 13 and am encouraging everyone to attend this event. Please bring a guest who may be interested in joining our group! This event is a great way to catch up with friends and get to make new ones. Plans have been made for the great, popular monthly events together with the varied interest groups, providing chances to socialize in restaurants and in homes, to discuss interesting books, to sew items to be donated to worthy causes or to attend great travel logs prepared by our members. Our scholarship winners will be invited to this event, and this is a good opportunity for our members to meet them. We thank all who generously contribute to the scholarship fund! We know your generosity will continue, enabling us 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 continue to serve and would appreciate help.

Annelise Leysieffer

 

The Alice B. Nichols Scholarship was established in 1986. Since 1994, the Club has been awarding scholarships to needy, returning, undergraduate students, who maintain a high GPA. Originally, the scholarships were for $500 and given only to full-time students at the Tallahassee campus. Now, full-time students generally receive as much as $600, with part-time students and students at the Panama City campus also eligible for awards. Thanks to your generous donations and our successful, annual Billy Bowlegs 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk, we will be close to awarding 200 scholarships by the end of this our 23rd year. We have received applications for the Fall semester and are in the process of choosing the awardees. We hope to meet them at the Fall Reception. We thank you for your generous support and hope we can continue to count on it for this worthwhile endeavor. Donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged. Please bring your check made out to The Faculty & Friends Club of FSU to the Welcoming Reception on September 13 or mail it to the treasurer, Eberhard Roeder, 6854 Hanging Vine Way, Tallahassee FL 32317.

Bob Clickner

Fall Semester 2016

President’s Message
Welcome to the new academic year. I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Welcoming Reception to be held this year at Dorothy B. Oven Park on Wednesday, September 14 and am encouraging everyone to attend this event. Please bring a guest who may be interested in joining our group! This event is a great way to catch up with friends who may have been gone all summer! Plans have been made for the great, popular monthly events together with the varied interest groups, providing chances to socialize in restaurants and in homes, to discuss interesting books, to sew items to be donated to worthy causes or to attend great travel logs prepared by our members. Our scholarship winners will be invited to this event, and this is a good opportunity for our members to meet them. We thank all of you for your generous contributions to the scholarship fund! We know your generosity will continue, enabling us 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 continue to serve and would appreciate help.

Annelise Leysieffer

The Alice B. Nichols Scholarship was established in 1986. Since 1994, the Club has been awarding scholarships to needy, returning, undergraduate students, who maintain a high GPA. Originally, the scholarships were for $500 and given only to full-time students at the Tallahassee campus. Now, full-time students receive as much as $700, and part-time students and students at the Panama City campus are also eligible for awards. Thanks to your generous donations and our successful, annual Billy Bowlegs 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk, we have been able to award close to 170 scholarships in the last 21 years. We have received 58 applications for the Fall semester and are in the process of choosing the awardees. We hope to meet them at the Fall Reception. We thank you for your generous support and hope we can continue to count on it for this worthwhile endeavor. Please consider giving more than what you gave last year. Donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged. Please bring your check made out to The Faculty & Friends Club of FSU to the Welcoming Reception on September 14 or mail it to the treasurer, Eberhard Roeder, 6854 Hanging Vine Way, Tallahassee FL 32317.

Bob Clickner

Membership Dues and Scholarship Donations

With the 2016-2017 academic year upon us, it is time to renew your membership dues. All interest groups are part of The Faculty & Friends Club of FSU. Whether you only belong to one interest group or take advantage of all that our Club has to offer, now is the time for ALL attendees, except from the occasional visitor, to submit your dues. Please fill out the form provided below so Bob Clickner can keep accurate records. Either bring it together with your check made out to The Faculty & Friends Club of FSU to the Welcoming Reception on September 14 or mail it to the treasurer, Eberhard Roeder, 6854 Hanging Vine Way, Tallahassee FL 32317.

Household Membership Information

Mailing Address: _______________________________________Zip: _______

Friend? o Yes o No Retired? o Yes o No

First Person: Name: _______________________________________

Home Phone: _________________Cell Phone: ____________

E-mail Address: __________________________________________

Department: _____________________

Second Person: Name: _______________________________

E-mail address: __________________________________________

Department: __________________Cell Phone: ___________

Membership Dues per Address: $20 ($15 for retirees): $ ___________

Voluntary Contribution to Scholarship Fund: o $10 o $25 o Other

$___________

Total amount enclosed: $ ___________

 

Annual Welcoming Reception

Wednesday, September 14 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Dorothy B. Oven Park – 3205 Thomasville Road

NOTE THE LOCATION PLEASE!!!

As always, we start the year with our Annual Welcoming Reception to take place this year at Dorothy B. Oven Park. This event is a wonderful opportunity to visit with old and make 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 dthistle@infionline.net 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.

Come Celebrate Halloween

“Calling all the Creatures of the Night”

Friday, October 28 – 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 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. Beth and her committee would like to have an early count for planning purposes. Beth loves to decorate their house, and it is a real treat. Most of us come dressed in fanciful costumes. Where it is by no means necessary to do so, we always love to see those terrific costumes.

Faculty & Friends Club of FSU Monthly Events 2016-2017

Wednesday, September 14 – – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Annual Welcoming Reception – Dorothy B. Oven Park

3205 Thomasville Road

Chair: Anne Thistle – dthistle@infionline.net

Friday, October 28 – – 6:30 p.m. until …

Halloween Party – Hosted by Beth & Neil Charness

1325 Peacefield Place off Thomasville Road

Chair: Beth Charness – beth_charness@hotmail.om

Saturday, December 10 – – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Annual Holiday Party – Dorothy B. Oven Park

3205 Thomasville Road

Co-Chairs: Barbara & John Elam, Dian & Chas LaTour, Diane Stuart, Anne Thistle and Bill & Carol Weissert

Saturday, January 14 – – 9:00 a.m

32nd 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 22 – – 6:30 p.m.

Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster

Azu Lucy Ho’s – 3220 Apalachee Pkw. #13.

Chair: Annelise Leysieffer – aleysieffer@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 14 – – 7:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Dance at American Legion Hall

Chair: Annelise Leysieffer – aleysieffer@gmail.com

 

Saturday, February 25 – – 6:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras – Hosted by Linda & Bob Clickner

3099 Shamrock Street North

Chair: Linda Clickner – lindaclickner@gmail.com

Sunday, April 23 – – 1:00 p.m.

Annual Spring Luncheon

Golden Eagle Country Club

3700 Golden Eagle Drive East

Chair: Annelise Leysieffer – aleysieffer@gmail.com

Faculty & Friends Club Interest Group Meetings

 

Book Discussion Group

Monday, September 19 – – 7:30 p.m.

Spilt Milk by Chico Buarque

Hosted & discussed by Cecilia Keller.

Please contact Kea Herron at kea.snuffy@gmail.com or at 566-5610 for more information about this always thought-provoking interest group where the members read the books! Please also contact Kea to nominate books for 2017. Please provide name, author, number of pages and an interesting blurb about the book.

Globetrotters Saturday, November 12 – – 7:30 p.m.

Tibet by the Clickners in the Maguire Learning Center on Commencement Lane at Westminster Oaks.

Please contact Marge & Duane at duanemeeter@gmail.com with offers of future programs and to offer to bring refreshments.

.Gourmet Sampler Friday, October 14 – – 6:30 p.m.

Place is TBA but we should know soon.

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 ble@neuro.fsu.edu or call her at 385-9856 to ensure you get on her e-vite list.

Investment Club

This group meets the first Tuesday of each month from September to June at the Senior Citizen Center on North Monroe Street. They meet at 7:00 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference room. The Investment Club is a partnership, and their Partnership Agreement limits the number of partners to 18. At this time, there are 13 partners. If you are interested in attending a meeting, where you can learn more about this group, please contact Margaret-Ray Kemper at mrksq@hotmail.com or call her at 385-2632.

La Mesa Española Thursday, September 22 – – 6:30 p.m.

The location is currently TBA.

If interested in practicing your Spanish, please contact Jo Stepp-Greany at jstepp@fsu.edu or at 383-3970.

La Table Française Friday, September 9 – – 7:00 p.m.

Held at the home of Annelise Leysieffer

Please contact Annelise at aleysieffer@gmail.com or at 893-1272 to attend and with information about French related events in Tallahassee.

Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, September 27 – – 11:45 a.m.

Restaurant is TBA

Please contact Denise Ellingson at mdeniseel15@yahoo.com or call her at 907-9992 to make sure you get on her e-vite list.

Faculty Luncheon Series at Presbyterian University Center (PUC)

One Tuesday a month – – 12:15 p.m.

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

Outdoors Explorers

Barbara & John Elam need somebody 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.

Restaurant Roulette Thursday, September 15 – – 6:30 p.m.

Bonefish Grill at 3491 Thomasville Road

Please contact Jan Flake by the 12th at janiceflake@comcast.net or call her at 383-7505 if you are planning to attend

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Friday, September 16 – – 7:00 p.m.

Topic: Sharing our summer experiences and our profound learnings from the larger world.

At the home of Johanna Dinkelman.

Please contact Toni at tkirkwoodtucker@comcast.net or at 656-9514.

Stitch & Chat Thursday, October 6 – – 7:30 p.m.

At the Home of Cherie Fenstermaker

Please contact Cherie at cheriefenstermaker@gmail.com or at 386-1000. This great group is currently working on fleece blankets for the Christmas Connection. The next project will be to make 12” squares with cat and owl faces for sensory stimulation for babies and Alzheimers patients.