February News for the Faculty & Friends Club of FSU
We made $2600 for our scholarship students from the 31st annual Bowlegs 5k. Huge thanks go to Larry Giunipero and Bill Hillison for continuing this tradition. Larry and I began working together the 2nd year of the race, and Bill joined us a few years later. The date is already set for the 32nd Bowlegs planned for January 9, 2016.
38 members enjoyed a delicious meal at Azu to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Next week on Tuesday, February 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m., join us for the annual Valentine’s Dance at the American Legion Hall by Lake Ella. Come dance to the Tallahassee Swing Band with our own Bill Landing. Upon arrival, let them know that you are with the Faculty & Friends Club to receive a discount on the already low $6 entrance fee. The club will provide a few refreshments, and you can buy your beverages there. Please let Annelise know if you are planning to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org in order for Bill Landing to have some tables reserved for us.
On Saturday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m., Linda & Bob Clickner will open their festively decorated house for our annual Mardi Gras party. Their address is 3099 Shamrock Street West. We thank the Clickners for inviting us to their 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 email@example.com or call her at (703) 850-6893 by Tuesday, the 17th 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 semi-circular driveway so if you have limited mobility, please pull up to the top of the driveway by the garage and come through the back door. Otherwise, park in the driveway or on the street. There should be plenty of parking on Shamrock. From Linda: Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!
Interest group meetings for February:
Restaurant Roulette is meeting Thursday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. The group will be eating at The Front Porch, the former Chez Pierre, located at 1215 Thomasville Road. Please let Jan Flake know at Janice.firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 9 to let her know if you are planning to attend.
Globetrotters is meeting on Friday, February 13 – NOTE FRIDAY! At 7:30 p.m. in the Maguire Learning Center at Westminster Oaks. Tom & Sherry Hart will be showing pictures from their trip titled Lucerne, Black Forest and Bavarian Castles. Please contact Marge & Duane Meeter at email@example.com.
The Book Discussion Group is meeting on Monday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Judy Goldman. Please let Judy know in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend and to get directions to her house. The group members will be discussing Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri with the book being discussed by Flora Danisi. If you have any questions about the group, please contact Kea Herron at email@example.com.
Sprechen Sie Deutsch? is meeting on Friday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Hilly Levitz. Dr. Roberto Mendoza will be speaking about Trials and Tribulations of a Columbian Immigrant Medical Doctor to the United States. Please contact Toni Kirkwood-Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions and for more information about this group. Toni is locating wonderful speakers with fascinating topics with many presented in English.
On Tuesday, February 24, the Lunch Bunch will me meeting at 11:45 a.m. at the Tin Cow at 1800 Tennessee Street. Please let Denise Ellingson know by Monday noon the day before at email@example.com if you are planning to attend.
La Mesa Española will be meeting Thursday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Marion and Gerard Nimis. Please contact Jo Stepp-Greany for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org and to get directions.
On Saturday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. Tim & Regine Lynch will be hosting our annual Soirée Crêpe for La Table Française. Please provide crêpes or other French delicacies for this very popular evening. Please contact Annelise for directions and to let her know you are planning to attend at email@example.com.
Gourmet Sampler encourages members to attend the Mardi Gras festivities at the Clickners. The group will again meet on Saturday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Barbara & Pete Cottrell to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. If interested, please contact Barbara Elam at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name added to the e-vite list.
Fernando Tesón’s tango band, Tango Sur, is back for a fundraiser for the Tallahassee Youth Symphony and will perform on Sunday, February 22. Tickets can be purchased online for will call pick up here: https://squareup.com/market/tallahassee-youth-orchestras-inc The tickets can also be purchased at Beethoven & Company, at the TYO’s Sunday Rehearsals at the FSU College of Music, and at the door before the concert. Please contact Fernando if you need more information at email@example.com.
Best wishes to all. We look forward to seeing you at many of these functions.