Fall Semester 2016

President’s Message
Welcome to the new academic year. I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Welcoming Reception to be held this year at Dorothy B. Oven Park on Wednesday, September 14 and am encouraging everyone to attend this event. Please bring a guest who may be interested in joining our group! This event is a great way to catch up with friends who may have been gone all summer! Plans have been made for the great, popular monthly events together with the varied interest groups, providing chances to socialize in restaurants and in homes, to discuss interesting books, to sew items to be donated to worthy causes or to attend great travel logs prepared by our members. Our scholarship winners will be invited to this event, and this is a good opportunity for our members to meet them. We thank all of you for your generous contributions to the scholarship fund! We know your generosity will continue, enabling us 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 continue to serve and would appreciate help.

Annelise Leysieffer

The Alice B. Nichols Scholarship was established in 1986. Since 1994, the Club has been awarding scholarships to needy, returning, undergraduate students, who maintain a high GPA. Originally, the scholarships were for $500 and given only to full-time students at the Tallahassee campus. Now, full-time students receive as much as $700, and part-time students and students at the Panama City campus are also eligible for awards. Thanks to your generous donations and our successful, annual Billy Bowlegs 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk, we have been able to award close to 170 scholarships in the last 21 years. We have received 58 applications for the Fall semester and are in the process of choosing the awardees. We hope to meet them at the Fall Reception. We thank you for your generous support and hope we can continue to count on it for this worthwhile endeavor. Please consider giving more than what you gave last year. Donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged. Please bring your check made out to The Faculty & Friends Club of FSU to the Welcoming Reception on September 14 or mail it to the treasurer, Eberhard Roeder, 6854 Hanging Vine Way, Tallahassee FL 32317.

Bob Clickner

Membership Dues and Scholarship Donations

With the 2016-2017 academic year upon us, it is time to renew your membership dues. All interest groups are part of The Faculty & Friends Club of FSU. Whether you only belong to one interest group or take advantage of all that our Club has to offer, now is the time for ALL attendees, except from the occasional visitor, to submit your dues. Please fill out the form provided below so Bob Clickner can keep accurate records. Either bring it together with your check made out to The Faculty & Friends Club of FSU to the Welcoming Reception on September 14 or mail it to the treasurer, Eberhard Roeder, 6854 Hanging Vine Way, Tallahassee FL 32317.

Household Membership Information

Mailing Address: _______________________________________Zip: _______

Friend? o Yes o No Retired? o Yes o No

First Person: Name: _______________________________________

Home Phone: _________________Cell Phone: ____________

E-mail Address: __________________________________________

Department: _____________________

Second Person: Name: _______________________________

E-mail address: __________________________________________

Department: __________________Cell Phone: ___________

Membership Dues per Address: $20 ($15 for retirees): $ ___________

Voluntary Contribution to Scholarship Fund: o $10 o $25 o Other


Total amount enclosed: $ ___________


Annual Welcoming Reception

Wednesday, September 14 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Dorothy B. Oven Park – 3205 Thomasville Road


As always, we start the year with our Annual Welcoming Reception to take place this year at Dorothy B. Oven Park. This event is a wonderful opportunity to visit with old and make 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.

Come Celebrate Halloween

“Calling all the Creatures of the Night”

Friday, October 28 – 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 that week 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. Beth loves to decorate their house, and it is a real treat. Most of us come dressed in fanciful costumes. Where it is by no means necessary to do so, we always love to see those terrific costumes.

Faculty & Friends Club of FSU Monthly Events 2016-2017

Wednesday, September 14 – – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Annual Welcoming Reception – Dorothy B. Oven Park

3205 Thomasville Road

Chair: Anne Thistle – dthistle@infionline.net

Friday, October 28 – – 6:30 p.m. until …

Halloween Party – Hosted by Beth & Neil Charness

1325 Peacefield Place off Thomasville Road

Chair: Beth Charness – beth_charness@hotmail.om

Saturday, December 10 – – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Annual Holiday Party – Dorothy B. Oven Park

3205 Thomasville Road

Co-Chairs: Barbara & John Elam, Dian & Chas LaTour, Diane Stuart, Anne Thistle and Bill & Carol Weissert

Saturday, January 14 – – 9:00 a.m

32nd Annual Billy Bowlegs 5k Run & 1 Mile Walk

FAMU/FSU College of Engineering – Innovation Park

Bowlegs Brunch at Renegade Grill – – 10:00 a.m.

in the Seminole Golf Clubhouse

Co-Chairs: Larry Giunipero, Bill Hillison & Annelise Leysieffer

Sunday, January 22 – – 6:30 p.m.

Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster

Azu Lucy Ho’s – 3220 Apalachee Pkw. #13.

Chair: Annelise Leysieffer – aleysieffer@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 14 – – 7:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Dance at American Legion Hall

Chair: Annelise Leysieffer – aleysieffer@gmail.com


Saturday, February 25 – – 6:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras – Hosted by Linda & Bob Clickner

3099 Shamrock Street North

Chair: Linda Clickner – lindaclickner@gmail.com

Sunday, April 23 – – 1:00 p.m.

Annual Spring Luncheon

Golden Eagle Country Club

3700 Golden Eagle Drive East

Chair: Annelise Leysieffer – aleysieffer@gmail.com

Faculty & Friends Club Interest Group Meetings


Book Discussion Group

Monday, September 19 – – 7:30 p.m.

Spilt Milk by Chico Buarque

Hosted & discussed by Cecilia Keller.

Please contact Kea Herron at kea.snuffy@gmail.com or at 566-5610 for more information about this always thought-provoking interest group where the members read the books! Please also contact Kea to nominate books for 2017. Please provide name, author, number of pages and an interesting blurb about the book.

Globetrotters Saturday, November 12 – – 7:30 p.m.

Tibet by the Clickners in the Maguire Learning Center on Commencement Lane at Westminster Oaks.

Please contact Marge & Duane at duanemeeter@gmail.com with offers of future programs and to offer to bring refreshments.

.Gourmet Sampler Friday, October 14 – – 6:30 p.m.

Place is TBA but we should know soon.

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 ble@neuro.fsu.edu or call her at 385-9856 to ensure you get on her e-vite list.

Investment Club

This group meets the first Tuesday of each month from September to June at the Senior Citizen Center on North Monroe Street. They meet at 7:00 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference room. The Investment Club is a partnership, and their Partnership Agreement limits the number of partners to 18. At this time, there are 13 partners. If you are 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 22 – – 6:30 p.m.

The location is currently TBA.

If interested in practicing your Spanish, please contact Jo Stepp-Greany at jstepp@fsu.edu or at 383-3970.

La Table Française Friday, September 9 – – 7:00 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 27 – – 11:45 a.m.

Restaurant is TBA

Please contact Denise Ellingson at mdeniseel15@yahoo.com or call her at 907-9992 to make sure you get on her e-vite list.

Faculty Luncheon Series at Presbyterian University Center (PUC)

One Tuesday a month – – 12:15 p.m.

Please contact Bob Spivey at 894-5242 for more information.

Outdoors Explorers

Barbara & John Elam need somebody 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 15 – – 6:30 p.m.

Bonefish Grill at 3491 Thomasville Road

Please contact Jan Flake by the 12th at janiceflake@comcast.net or call her at 383-7505 if you are planning to attend

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Friday, September 16 – – 7:00 p.m.

Topic: Sharing our summer experiences and our profound learnings from the larger world.

At the home of Johanna Dinkelman.

Please contact Toni at tkirkwoodtucker@comcast.net or at 656-9514.

Stitch & Chat Thursday, October 6 – – 7:30 p.m.

At the Home of Cherie Fenstermaker

Please contact Cherie at cheriefenstermaker@gmail.com or at 386-1000. This great group is currently working on fleece blankets for the Christmas Connection. The next project will be to make 12” squares with cat and owl faces for sensory stimulation for babies and Alzheimers patients.

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.