President’s Message – Happy New Year!!!

We welcome the New Year and wish for all that 2013 may be a special year filled with good health, great friendships and much happiness. We thank you for your continued support of our varied events, interest groups and scholarship activities and look forward to seeing you in the New Year. We especially want to thank Diane Stuart, Barbara & John Elam, Carol & Bill Weissert and Dian & Chas LaTour for their dedicated work in making the Holiday Party at Dorothy B. Oven Park such a wonderful success. More than 100 attended this wonderful evening. We also thank all who brought delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts for members to enjoy. We began the 2013 with a wonderfully successful Bowlegs 5k Run & 1 Mile walk on Saturday the 5th. The weather was perfect. We had about 140 enthusiastic runners and walkers. We thank Larry Giunipero, who has worked this race with me for 28 out of the 29 years, and Bill Hillison, who began helping not long after us. With the advent of the Bowlegs Brunch, now in its 9th year, many more Faculty Club members attend and either walk, run or volunteer. We thank you, and our scholarship recipients thank you. Two of them are continuing this spring. We are still searching for a few more needy students. We thank you for your generous donations with your membership and thank Anthony’s Wood Fire Grill and High Performance Magnetics for their generous sponsorship. We also thank Lucy Ho’s Azu and Masa, Renegade Grill, Shaw’s Athletics and Jimmy John’s for their wonderful gift certificates. These gift certificates are a great draw to the runners and walkers.

We encourage you to join us for the annual Chinese New Year’s celebration at Lucy Ho’s Azu on Sunday, January 27, followed by a festive Mardi Gras at the home of Linda & Bob Clickner on Saturday, February 9. On Tuesday, February 26, we will head to the American Legion Hall at Lake Ella to hold a Winter Dance, listening and dancing to the lively Tallahassee Swing Band.

In our search for ways to cut our mailing costs for the newsletter, please let me know if you would object to receiving the regular newsletter via e-mail instead of by snail mail? You will regardless be mailed the August newsletter and the one that includes the roster, as well as the monthly e-mail notices.

Annelise Leysieffer
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 Monday, January 21. You can contact Calvin at

Mardi Gras

Saturday, February 9 – 6:30 p.m.
At the home of Linda & Bob Clickner
3099 Shamrock Street North

We thank the Clickners for inviting us to celebrate Mardi Gras at their festively decorated house. Please bring your own wine if you wish and bring either hors d’oeuvres, salads, desserts or main courses for your eating pleasure. Please let Linda know either at or call her at (703) 850-6893 by Tuesday, the 5th to let her know if you are coming and what dish you are bringing for planning purposes for Linda and her committee. Please be advised that the Clickners have a steep driveway so park below. There should be plenty of parking along Shamrock.

Photos have been posted to our Faculty & Friends Club website by Neil & Beth Charness.

Winter Dance

Tuesday, February 26
Beginning at 7:30 p.m.
American Legion Halla at Lake Ella
Cost: $ 5.00 for Club member

Come dance or simply listen to the beautiful and lively music performed by members of the Tallahassee Swing Band including our own Bill Landing. Please mention that you are part of the Faculty & Friends Club to receive the discounted price. Beverages are available for purchase at the American Legion Hall with some light refreshments provided by the Club. Please let Annelise Leysieffer know at if you are planning to attend so tables can be reserved ahead of time.

Interest Group Information

Book Discussion Group
Monday, January 21 – 7:30 p.m.
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Home & Discussion leader TBA
Please contact Kea Herron at or at 422-0881 for more information about this evening and the group, and to request the books selected for the coming year.

Friday, January 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Kyushu and Okinawa (Japan) Highlights by John Keller
At the Maguire Learning Center at Westminster Oaks
Please contact Diane Olsen at or at 386-5797 for more information. Please contact Diane with offers to bring refreshments as we no longer have callers to reach out.
Also keep Saturday, February 2 available for the next program.

Gourmet Sampler
Saturday, January 12 – 6:30 p.m.
At the home of Josephine & James Ang
Barbara Elam and Carol Weissert are chairing the group this year. Please contact Barbara at or at 385-9856 to get added to the e-vite list. Barbara & Carol encourage you to also attend the Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras parties.

La Mesa Española
Thursday, January 31 – 7:00 p.m.
At the home of Ernie Rehder
Please contact Jo Stepp at for more information and to sign up for this group.

Lunch Bunch
Tuesday, January 22 – 11:45 a.m.
On the Border, 1650 N. Monroe Street
Tuesday, February 26 – 11:45 a.m.
Masa – 1001 North Monroe Street

Please contact Denise Ellingson at or at 907-9992 by the Monday morning before to attend.

La Table Française
Saturday, January 26 – 6:30 p.m.
The ever-popular La Soirée Crêpe at the home of Elise Bollier & Anuj Srivastava
Please contact Annelise Leysieffer at or at 893-1272.

Outdoors Explorers – Barbara Elam will contact you about the next outing. You can reach her at

PUC – Faculty Luncheon Series
Tuesday, January 15 – 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Michael Ruse, Professor of Philosophy, will speak on The Broadening Definition of “Scholarship” with the topic: Penn State and Florida State. All reservations must be made by the previous Thursday by calling 222-6320. The cost is $10.

Restaurant Roulette
Will be joining the Chinese New Year at Azu on Sunday, January 27. Please mail your check to Calvin Zongker, and Please contact Jan Flake at or at 383-7505 for other dinner information.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Friday, January 18 – 7:00 p.m.
Please contact Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker at for more information and to offer your home. They need a piano to sing Winterlieder this month.

Stitch & Chat
Please contact Cherie at 386-1000 or at

Please support our Bowlegs Sponsors

Our sponsor for 28 years, Anthony’s Wood Fire Grill is located at 1355 Market Street. They serve delicious food. They have recently changed to only serving in the evening.

We gratefully welcome High Performance Magnetics on board.

We are grateful to Lucy Ho for providing us with a number of gift certificates. Do visit her two restaurants, Azu, located at 3220 Apalachee Parkway, and Masa, located at 1001 North Monroe Street. Both are popular venues for delicious Sushi, Chinese, Japanese and Southern Asian Style Cuisines.

Target Copy has been supplying us with race fliers for years. Go to Target Copy for all your printing needs and receive 15% off when showing your faculty id card.

SHAW’S Athletics. Each year, Shaw graciously donates several gift certificates to be used as prizes to race participants. Visit his store at 1415 Timberlane Road to see his wide range of athletic apparel, shoes and sports equipment.

Renegade Grill, located in the Seminole Golf Course Clubhouse across from the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering, serves delicious meals at reasonable costs in pleasant surroundings. We much appreciate the many free lunch certificates they provide to be raffled off after the Bowlegs race.

The owner of the local Jimmy John’s franchises generously provided us with 53 coupons for free subs. We hope they will sponsor us next year, and we encourage you to frequent their restaurants around town.