President’s Message

Dear All,

As I am approaching the end of my term as your president, I feel so blessed to have been able to be part of this wonderful club that has been serving our beloved faculty and friends for so many years. I would like to encourage everyone to invite their friends to join this fabulous club. We have many interest groups that continue to attract old and new members. We added several new members this year, but for this wonderful club to grow, we must all participate to the best of our ability. We also have added several interest groups like the New Digital Photography group.

This year, our scholarship fund has increased and $7,200 was paid out in the fall and spring twice to each of our six students. The race at Bowlegs netted our club $2,400 in revenue. We had such a good year with so many memorable activities that everyone enjoyed. Our Fall Welcoming Reception at the Brokaw-McDougall House was such a success and brought so many old and new members together. Then the Halloween Party followed at the Charness’ home, a party they graciously host year after year. The Holiday Party was even better attended than ever. The Chinese New Year, held at Azu, brought many special dishes never served before and impressed so many of our members. The get-together continued at the Valentine Dance at the American legion Hall by Lake Ella followed by Mardi Gras, an evening we all look forward to at the Elam’s house where Barb serves us her out-of-this-world delicious jambalaya. As you can see, this club is great and dear to all of us. We encourage participation and suggestions from all. Let’s keep our fellowship moving forward.

Let’s give our support to the upcoming President for the 6th time, Annelise Leysieffer. I would not be able to serve without her true help. I could not think of anyone else right now, who is available and has the commitment for this position except Annelise.

I leave with great memories and a promise to continue my participation to this fabulous club. Please get involved. We need each and every one of you to participate and recruit member(s) to join this fabulous club we all so love and belong to. Thank you for this opportunity to be part of your life, and we hope to see you all in all our gatherings and fund raising venues.

Sincerely, Josephine Ang

Annual Luncheon & Business Meeting
Anthony’s Wood Fire Grill
1355 Market Street
Saturday, April 21 at 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The cost is $20.00 per person, which includes tax, tip and non-alcoholic beverage. The choices are Meat Lasagna, Eggplant Parmesan or a Chicken Cobb Salad. Musical entertainment is being planned for during the meal. Please mail check for $20.00 per person to Annelise Leysieffer, 3720 Lifford Circle, Tallahassee, FL, 32309. You can reach her at 893-1272. Please make your check out to The Faculty & Friends Club of FSU and mail it by Wednesday April 18. Please indicate your choice of entrée.

The Nominating Committee presents the slate for the executive committee members for 2012-2013:
President – Annelise Leysieffer
Vice President – Jan Flake
Vice President (membership) – Fred Leysieffer
Recording Secretary – Linda Clickner
Corresponding Secretary – Denise Ellingson
Treasurer – Calvin Zongker
Nominating Chair – Josephine Ang

Alice B. Nichols Scholarship
We thank the forty members who have given so generously to our Faculty & Friends Club Scholarship in Alice’s name. Besides being an outstanding teacher, Alice devoted 16 years to help students improve their lives through her work with our Club’s scholarship activities. She will be deeply missed by us all. A special thank you to Gene Nichols for donating $3000 to bring the total amount to $4,650.

La Mesa Española
Thursday, April 26, Time & Place TBA.
More information later
Please contact Jo Stepp-Greany at

Gourmet Sampler
Friday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.
At the home of Carol & Bill Weissert
Please respond to Denise Ellingson’s e-vite or contact Jane Grosslight at

“A Short Trip to China, Through the Eyes of one Westerner” by Barbara Doran
Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Westminster Oaks – Maguire Learning Center.
Please contact Diane Olsen at

Lunch Bunch
Tuesday, April 10, 11:45 a.m.
Mockingbird Café – 1225 North Monroe Street
Please contact Denise Ellingson at

Presbyterian University Center
“Listen. Reflect. Discuss. Repeat as Needed.”
Tuesday, April 17, 12:15 p.m.
Dr. Dennis Moore, Associate Professor of English, is the final speaker in “Why We Still Teach” series.
$9.00/plate, RSVP 222-6320 by Friday, April 13.

La Table Française
Please contact Annelise Leysieffer at

Book Discussion Group
England and Another Shore written and discussed
by our own Audrey Wilson
Monday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
At the home of Judy Rice Goldman.
Please contact Kea Herron at

Restaurant Roulette
Little Italy – 111-17 South Magnolia Drive
15% discount to all diners on Tuesdays.
Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.
Please contact Jan Flake at

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Dr. Lisel Hermes will give a talk Über Baden Württemberg
Friday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.
At the home of Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker.
Please contact Toni at

Information about University Musical Associates (UMA)
Kim Shively, the Director of Special Programs at the College of Music,writes: Are you looking for something to do in Tallahassee that’s entertaining, culturally enriching, and supports students? Why not become a member of the University Musical Associates (UMA) and enjoy professional concerts and operas performed by FSU music students. Members have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the very popular PRISM Concert, Seasonal Celebration Concert, and Rainbow Concert before they go on sale to the general public. You are invited to an Evening of Musical Delight on Friday, May 11, at 8:00 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall. This is a free concert where you can hear outstanding performances and learn more about UMA. There will be a reception after the concert. You can call Kim Shively at 644-4744 for more information. This is a wonderful win-win situation: you get to hear world-class music and our world-class students benefit directly from your generous gifts – – Kim

Don Rapp and Annelise Leysieffer both serve on the UMA executive committee. We encourage you to continue your membership, if you are current members, or to consider joining if you are not already members.