Spring Semester 2016

President’s Message – Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year to Everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! The Faculty and Friends Club had a great year in 2015, and we are looking forward to another wonderful year in 2016! We have already had one successful club-wide event – the Billy Bowlegs run/walk – and plans are in the works for many more. The details follow below and in succeeding newsletters.

Thanks to your contributions, the scholarship program continues to be successful. We awarded six scholarships of $700 each for the Fall 2015 semester; with three of the students continuing during Spring 2016, we are awarding one full and two part scholarships this semester. This program depends solely on the Billy Bowlegs run/walk and your contributions. The more you give, the more we can award to needy, deserving students at FSU. Please consider giving more to this fund.

Linda Clickner

A new and easy to read format of the roster is included with this newsletter. Many thanks to Bob Clickner for getting it ready for print. Please send him additions and or changes to rpclickner@gmail.com, and e-mail him too if you wish to receive an additional copy via e-mail or ask Annelise.

Chinese New Year at Lucy Ho’s Masa The Year of the Monkey – Sunday, January 24 – 6:00 p.m. Social & 6:30 p.m.
1650 North Monroe Street

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 Masa’s new location across from Lake Ella. Please let Annelise know by e-mail aleysieffer@gmail.com or call her at 893-1272 by Wednesday, January 20 if you are planning to attend. Please mail your check, made out to the Faculty & Friends Club of FSU, to Annelise Leysieffer, 3720 Lifford Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32309.

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

We thank the Clickners for again inviting us to celebrate Mardi Gras at their festively decorated house. Please bring either an hors d’oeuvre, salad, dessert or a main course for this potluck. The Club is providing the wine and other beverages. Please let Linda know either at lindaclickner@gmail.com or call her at (703) 850-6893 by Wednesday, the 3rd 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.

Winter Dance – Tuesday, March 1 – Beginning at 7:30 p.m
American Legion Hall at Lake Ella

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 of $5.00. Beverages are available for purchase at the American Legion Hall with some light refreshments provided by the Club. Please let Annelise Leysieffer know at aleysieffer@gmail.com if you are planning to attend so tables can be reserved ahead of time.

Book Discussion Group
Monday, January 18 – 7:30 p.m.
The Woman Who Defied Kings: The Life and Times of Doña Gracia Nasi by Andrée Brooks discussed by Ursula Morgan
At the home of Annelise Leysieffer
Monday, February 15 – 7:30 p.m.
All the Light We cannot See by Anthony Doerr
At the home of Judy Goldman discussed by Donna Meredith
Please contact Kea Herron at kea.snuffy@gmail.com or at 566-5610 for more information about this evening and the group, and to request the list of books selected for 2016.

Saturday, January 16 – 7:30 p.m.
In the Wake of the Vikings: seascapes, fjordscapes, and landscapes of Norway, Shetland Islands, and Iceland presented by Dale Olsen At the Maguire Learning Center at Westminster Oaks
Please contact Marge & Duane Meeter at duanemeeter@gmail.com or at 385-7633 for more information and to offer help with future meetings.

Gourmet Sampler
Friday, February 26 – 6:30 p.m.
At the home of Josephine & James Ang
Saturday, March 19 – 6:30 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day at the home of Barbara & Pete Cottrell
Please contact Barbara Elam at ble@neuro.fsu.edu or at 385-9856.

La Mesa Española
Thursday, January 28 – 6:30 p.m.
At the home of Jo Stepp-Greany
Please contact Jo Stepp-Greany at jstepp@fsu.edu or at 383-3970 for more information and to join this group.

Lunch Bunch
Tuesday, January 26 – 11:45 a.m.
BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse – 1749 Apalachee Parkway
Tuesday, February 23 – 11:45 a.m.
Far East – 3425 Thomasville Road #17
Please contact Denise Ellingson at mdeniseel15@yahoo.com or
at 907-9992 by the Monday morning before to attend.

La Table Française
Saturday, January 23 – 6:30 p.m.
Potluck at the home of Regine & Tim Lynch
Saturday, February 27 – 6:30 p.m.
The always delicious and popular La Soirée Crêpe
At the home of Elise Bollier & Anuj Srivastava
Please contact Annelise Leysieffer at aleysieffer@gmail.com
or at 893-1272 to attend and for more information.

PUC – Faculty Luncheon Series
For more information, please visit http://facultyluncheon.cci.fsu.edu/

Restaurant Roulette
Will be joining the Chinese New Year at Masa on Sunday, January 24. Please mail your reservations to Annelise Leysieffer for Masa and otherwise contact Jan Flake at 383-7505 or at janiceflake@comcast.net for future dinner information.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Friday, January 22 – 7:30 p.m.
Justice for the Palestinian People.
At the home of Maelon & Reiner Kirsten
Friday, February 19 – 7:30 p.m. with home and program TBA
Please contact Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker at tkirkwoodtucker@comcast.net for more information and to attend.

Stitch & Chat
Please contact Cherie Fenstermaker at 386-1000 or at cheriefenstermaker@gmail.com to attend and to learn more about the projects being knitted or sewn this semester.

Alice B. Nichols Scholarship
As Linda Clickner mentioned, we awarded six scholarships for the fall semester and are awarding three this spring. All the students have sent grateful thanks for these awards.
The Bowlegs race on Saturday, January 9 was a huge success with 201 runners and 9 walkers. The weather was perfect, and we thank all the volunteers who helped at this event in particular the co-chairs Larry Giunipero and Bill Hillison. A delicious Brunch followed at Renegade Grill for 18 members.

Fitting in with our successful Bowlegs 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk, our member Mark Mahoney writes a health/fitness blog for the Tallahassee Democrat pretty much every Tuesday. The one on January 12 dealt with the issue of physical activity, either running or walking and focused on the health benefits to be accrued from these types of activities. The article is titled Whether walking or running, exercise routine will get results. Please contact Annelise at aleysieffer@gmail.com if you would like a copy via e-mail.

An Afternoon of Musical Delight
Come join members of UMA (University Musical Associates) in the Ruby Diamond Auditorium on Sunday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. to listen to the newest College of Music professor Ian Hobson, a British pianist, conductor and educator. Light refreshments will follow the concert.

Please support our Bowlegs Sponsors

We much appreciate Alison & Mark Riley as our major sponsor through Alison’s company Sunshine State Tax & Accounting Services, LLC. Sunshine State Tax & Accounting Services, LLC provides quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses as well as clients throughout the world. Sunshine State Tax & Accounting Services, LLC’s long standing expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as tax and financial planning. Alison and her company have over 20 years of experience helping people with international connections such as FSU faculty, staff, post-doctoral researchers, and students; and accordingly they are a trusted tax resource for the FSU Center for Global Engagement.

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 1650 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 appreciate their free lunch certificates and free rounds of golf raffled off after the Bowlegs race.

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

Do visit Hopkins Eatery, our newest sponsor. The owners provided us with numerous gift certificates to use on healthy meals.







August 2015

Summer is coming to an end, which means it’s time to begin a new year with the Faculty and Friends Club! As always we have many activities planned! Your membership renewal form is enclosed in this newsletter, along with the schedule for the events for the year. The Fall Welcoming Reception will be held on September 30 at the Tallahassee Garden Center. I want to encourage everyone to attend this event, and to bring a guest who may be interested in joining our group! It’s a great way to catch up with friends who may have been gone all summer! Our scholarship winners will be invited to this event as well, and this is a good opportunity for our members to meet them. Thank you to all of you who have been so generous in your contributions to the Scholarship fund! I know your generosity will continue, and we will be able 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 have served for many years, and would appreciate help.

See you at the Welcoming Reception!               Linda Clickner

Annual Welcoming Reception
Wednesday, September 30
– – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tallahassee Garden Center
507 North Calhoun Street

As always, we start the year with our Annual Welcoming Reception that as usual will take place in the Tallahassee Garden Center located between North Calhoun and North Gadsden Streets. You can enter the large parking area either from Carolina Street across from Westminster Gardens or from North Gadsden Street. There is a ramp at the back of the house for easy access. This event is a wonderful opportunity to visit with old and 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. The Garden Center imposes a rental fee per chair. While we will have some rental chairs available, we are asking willing members to bring some of their own. This request is made in an effort to limit our expenses and to keep our annual dues low. Please let Annelise Leysieffer know at aleysieffer@gmail.com if you are able to bring chairs.

Come Celebrate Halloween
“Calling all the Creatures of the Night”
Friday, October 30 – 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 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. We always love to see the many terrific costumes.

Faculty & Friends Club Interest Group Meetings

Book Discussion Group
Monday, September 21 – – 7:30 p.m.
Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Hosted & discussed by Karen Bickley.
Please contact Kea Herron for directions.
Monday, October 19 – – 7:30 p.m.
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Hosted by Bonnie Armtrong and discussed by Diane Olsen.
Please contact Kea Herron at kea.snuffy@gmail.com or at 422-0881 for more information about this always thought-provoking interest group. Please also contact Kea to nominate books for 2016. Please provide name, author, number of pages and an interesting blurb about the book.

Saturday, October 24 – – 7:30 p.m.
Program: Machu Picchu & The Galapagos Islands presented by Duane Meeter in the Maguire Learning Center on Commencement Lane at Westminster Oaks. Please contact Marge & Duane with offers of future programs and to offer to bring refreshments. For October, please do so by e-mail.
Please contact Duane Meeter at duanemeeter@gmail.com.

Gourmet Sampler           
Friday, September 11 – – 6:30 p.m.
At the home of Annelise Leysieffer
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 385-9856 or e-mail her at ble@neuro.fsu.edu

Investment Club
This group meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizen Center. There are currently openings. If 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 17 – – 6:30 p.m.
At the home of Jo Stepp-Greany
Please contact Jo Stepp-Greany at jstepp@fsu.edu or at 383-3970.

La Table Française
Sunday, September 20 – – 7:30 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 22 – – 11:45 a.m.  
Red Elephant at 2910 Kerry Forest Parkway.
Please contact Denise Ellingson at mdeniseel15@yahoo.com or call her at 907-9992 to attend.

Faculty Luncheon Series at Presbyterian University Center (PUC)
Tuesday, September 15 – – 12:15 p.m.
City of Noise: Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris.
Presented by Dr. Aimée Boutin, professor of French.
$10 per luncheon with reservations required by Thursday, September 10 by calling 222-6320 or by sending an e-mail to floridastatepuc@gmail.com
Please contact Bob Spivey at 894-5242 for more information.

Outdoors Explorers
Barbara & John Elam need somebody new 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 17 – – 6:30 p.m.  
Olive Garden at 1103 Apalachee Parkway
Please contact Jan Flake by the 14th at janiceflake@comcast.net or call her at 383-7505.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Friday, September 18 – – 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Personal reflections: What significant meaningful information did you learn this summer during your travels?
At the home of Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker.
Please contact Toni at tkirkwoodtucker@comcast.net or at 656-9514.

Stitch & Chat
Please contact Cherie Fenstermaker at jfenstermaker@fsu.edu or at 386-1000. This pleasant group meets every month either on a Tuesday or a Thursday evening with dates yet to be chosen. September will be at Cherie’s house.