President’s Message – Happy New Year!!!

We welcome the New Year and wish for all you that 2014 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, Linda & Bob Clickner, Barbara & John Elam, Dian & Chas LaTour and Carol & Bill Weissert for their dedicated work in making the Holiday Party at Dorothy B. Oven Park such a wonderful success. We also thank all who brought delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts for members to enjoy.

We begin 2014 with the 30th Bowlegs 5K Run & 1 Mile walk on Saturday the 18th. We thank Larry Giunipero and Bill Hillison for co-chairing the event with me. The race will be followed by the 10th Annual Bowlegs Brunch to be held in Renegade Grill. We hope to see many members and friends at both events. We encourage you to join us for the annual Chinese New Year’s celebration at Lucy Ho’s Azu on Sunday, January 26, to attend our Valentine’s Dance at the American Legion Hall at Lake Ella on Tuesday, February 11, and to come enjoy the festive Mardi Gras at the home of Linda & Bob Clickner on Saturday, March 1.

Your roster is included in this mailing. Please send changes and/or corrections to

Annelise Leysieffer

Chinese New Year at Lucy Ho’s AZU
The Year of the Horse

Sunday, January 26
6:00 p.m. Social & 6:30 p.m. Dinner
3220 Apalachee Parkway
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 again 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 Costco in the Big Oak Shopping Center. Please let Annelise know by Monday, January 20 if you are planning to attend and mail your check, made out to the Faculty & Friends Club of FSU, to Annelise Leysieffer, 3720 Lifford Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32309.

30th Bowlegs 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk
Saturday, January 18, 9:00 a.m.
Start/Finish FAMU – FSU College of Engineering
10th Annual Bowlegs Brunch – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

In the Renegade Grill. Please RSVP for the Brunch no later than Wednesday, January 15 to Annelise Leysieffer 893-1272 or e-mail her at

We challenge you to join us for our 30th Annual Bowlegs 5K Scholarship Race to benefit returning, undergraduate students at FSU. As this is our only formal fundraiser, 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 Brunch is $6 for Faculty Club members, who are either race participants or volunteers. The cost for other Club members and others, the cost is $10, the actual cost to the Club for the Brunch. Volunteers are needed 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 Payments will be received at the Brunch.

Valentine’s Dance
Tuesday, February 11, Beginning at 7:30 p.m.
American Legion Hall at Lake Ella
Cost: $5.00 for Club members

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 be eligible for 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.

Mardi Gras
Saturday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.
At the home of Linda & Bob Clickner – 3099 Shamrock 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 a main course for this potluck. Please let Linda know either at or call her at (703) 850-6893 by Tuesday, the 25th to let her know if you are coming and what dish you are bringing to help Linda and her committee better plan the evening. Please be advised that the Clickners have a steep driveway so park below. There should be plenty of parking along Shamrock.

Interest Group Information
Book Discussion Group
Monday, January 20, 7:30 p.m.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
At the home of Sue Isaac – Discussion leader TBA
Monday, February 17, 7:30 p.m.

Wild Flowers in the Median: A Restorative Journey into Healing, Justice, & Joy by Agnes Furey and Leonard Scoven
At the home of and discussed by Bonnie Armstrong

Please contact Kea Herron at or at 422-0881 for more information about this evening and the group, and to request the list of books selected for 2014.

Saturday, January 11, 7:30 p.m.
“A pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela” by Tim Lynch
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 of refreshments as we no longer have callers to reach out to you.

Gourmet Sampler
Sunday, January 26, 6:00 p.m. Social & 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Chinese New Year at Azu – 3220 Apalachee Parkway

Saturday, February 22, 6:30 p.m.
At Westminster Oaks – more information will follow via e-vite from Barbara Elam. Please contact Barbara at or at 385-9856.

La Mesa Española
Thursday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.
At Morelia – 1355 Market Street
Please contact Jo Stepp-Greany at or at 383-3970 for more information and to join this group.

Lunch Bunch
Tuesday, January 28, 11:45 a.m.
BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse – 1749 Apalachee Parkway

Tuesday, February 25, 11:45 a.m.
Restaurant TBA

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

La Table Française
Saturday, January 25, 6:30 p.m.
The always delicious and popular La Soirée Crêpe
At the home of Elise Bollier & Anuj Srivastava

This is a potluck with crêpes very welcome
At the home of Regine & Tim Lynch
Please contact Annelise Leysieffer at or at 893-1272 to attend and for more information.

Outdoors Explorers
An Outdoors Explorers event is being planned for the afternoon of Sunday, February 2. It will include a walk on the lower St Marks trail and a visit to the Sweet Magnolia Inn (in St Marks) to listen to live jazz music. 
Please mark your calendar and await further details. Contact Barbara Elam at or at 385-9856 if you are not currently receiving Outdoors Explorers announcements and would like to be added to the mailing list.

PUC – Faculty Luncheon Series

Tuesday, January 14, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Felicia C. Coleman, Director FSU Coastal Marine Laboratory will speak on The Rebirth of the FSU Marine Lab: Forecasting the Future of Marine Science at FSU.

Tuesday, February 11, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Barbara R. Foreman, Director, Florida Center for Reading Research at FSU will speak on Using the Science of Reading to Close the Achievement Gap.
All reservations must be made by noon on the previous Thursday by calling 222-6320. The cost is $10 per luncheon.

Restaurant Roulette
Will be joining the Chinese New Year at Azu on Sunday, January 26. Please mail your reservations to Annelise Leysieffer for AZU and otherwise contact Jan Flake at 383-7505 or at for other dinner information.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Friday, January 17, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Suzi Sinke, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, at FSU, wird ûber ihre Fulbright Scholarship an der Universitât von Salzburg berichten, die Höhen und Tiefen einer solchen Erfahrung, und die Erlebnisse ihres Sohnes, ein Middle School Student, der seine Mutter nach Salzburg begleitete und dort zur Schule ging. 
At the home of Bettina & Fernando Tesón

Friday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. with home and program TBA
Please contact Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker at for more information and to attend.

Stitch & Chat
Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.
At the home of Cherie Fenstermaker
Please contact Cherie at 386-1000 or at

Alice B. Nichols Scholarship
Last fall, we awarded scholarships to five deserving students. Only some were full-time and received the full $500. With all five continuing this spring, we plan to again offer them scholarships. We thank the many of you who have so generously donated to our scholarship fund. We hope to see a record turnout of runners and walkers for this our 30th Bowlegs Race and Walk to further add to the scholarship account.

We were very sorry to lose Shirley Baum, a gracious lady and close friend. Shirley served as president of the University Wives Club in 1955-56. Upon returning to FSU, she again immediately became involved with the club and served another term as president in 1984-85 the year the club changed name from the University Womens Club to the University Club of FSU.

Please Support Our Bowlegs Sponsors

We gratefully thank High Performance Magnetics for their continued support.

We much appreciate Alison & Mark Riley becoming our new sponsors through Alison’s company Sunshine State Tax & Accounting Services, LLC. The company specializes in guiding clients with bank accounts and other financial assets located in foreign countries as well as guidance for start-up and small businesses.

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 prices in pleasant surroundings. We much appreciate the many free lunch certificates they provide to be raffled off after the Bowlegs race.

The general manager of the local Jimmy John’s franchises has generously provided us with 50 coupons for free subs. Do frequent their restaurants around town and taste their delicious sandwiches.