With the holidays soon upon us, we hope to see you this coming Saturday at Dorothy B. Oven Park for our Annual Holiday Party. This evening is a perfect way to begin the season in this lovely and festive setting. We want to send a huge thank you to Beth & Neil Charness for once again opening their beautiful home to host our fun Halloween Party with 40 members in humorous and imaginative costumes. Beth added fun, decorative touches throughout the house and prepared special dishes for our enjoyment. Excellent photos can be viewed on this website under Event Photos, from both monthly and interest group meetings. We thank Neil Charness for documenting the Club’s gatherings.

We encourage you to participate in the 29th Billy Bowlegs 5k and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, January 5 followed by the Annual Bowlegs Brunch in Renegade Grill. On Sunday, January 27, we will be celebrating the annual Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake, at Lucy Ho’s Azu. Linda & Bob Clickner have offered their home for Mardi Gras for Saturday, February 9. A Winter Dance is planned for Tuesday, February 26 at the American Legion, and we will attend an FSU Circus Dress Rehearsal on Friday, March 22. We are still waiting to get the actual date to attend an Open House at FSU’s new Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy Building (AME) at FSU’s Southwest Campus. A Spring Dinner is in the offing for April with further plans yet to be made.

Holiday Greetings to all from Annelise Leysieffer

Annual Holiday Party!!!
Saturday, December 1
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dorothy B. Oven Park
3205 Thomasville Road

Come join us and start the holiday season at our annual holiday party in a lovely setting. The Club will provide wine, beer, non-alcoholic punch and hot mulled cider. Contributions of sweet and savory treats would be much appreciated by the committee. If you have questions, please contact the chair, Diane Stuart at 893-3466. We thank Barbara & John Elam, Carol & Bill Weissert and Dian & Chas LaTour for serving with Diane on the committee. The holiday lights at Dorothy B. Oven Park are spectacular and not to be missed. There is plenty of parking near the main house with overflow parking in the office building lot at the end of the Oven Park Drive. This is a good time to bring along prospective new Club members.

Chinese New Year at Lucy Ho’s AZU
3220 Apalachee Parkway
The Year of the Snake
Sunday, January 27
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 Calvin Zongker, 601 Live Oak Plantation Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312 by Tuesday, January 22. You can contact Calvin at

Billy Bowlegs 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, January 5 – 9:00 a.m.
Start/Finish FAMU – FSU College of Engineering

Fee: $16 (GWTC members $14) by Thursday, January 3 or $18 on race day. $12 for no shirt.

Billy Bowlegs Brunch
Saturday, January 5 – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Renegade Grill in the Seminole Clubhouse
For the Brunch, RSVP by Wednesday, January 2, to Annelise Leysieffer 893-1272 or

We challenge you to join us for our 29th 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 brunch in the Renegade Grill. The cost of the Brunch is $6.00 to Faculty Club members, who are either race participants or volunteers and $10, the actual cost, for Club members and others, who do not wish to participate in the race.

The T-shirt is again designed by Austin Foos, the Leysieffer’s talented grandson. We are in need of volunteers to help direct traffic for the runners.

If interested in volunteering, or should you need fliers, please call Annelise Leysieffer at 893-1272 or e-mail her at You pay for the Brunch on the day itself.