Newsletter - Fortnightly Club


Newsletter - Fortnightly Club
Fortnightly Club News
Spring 2014-15
2014-15 Board Members
Karen Kennedy; 445-2538
[email protected]
Tamara Stam; 446-8457
[email protected]
Stacey Thompson; 447-4994
[email protected]
First VicePresident
Sarah Orth; 445-6174
[email protected]
Second Vice- Pat White; 239-3118
[email protected]
Sue Hutt; 874-4036
[email protected]
Mary Druce; 442-1313
[email protected]
Molly Wolfe
Karin Loftin
2014-15 Committee Chairs and
Committee Members
Membership Fatima Thomas; 234-1606
[email protected]
Noreen Curry; 442-4194
[email protected]
Jean Thompson
Mary Druce; 442-1313
[email protected]
Stacey Thompson
Caroline Davis
Karen Kennedy
Pat Wills; 446-3065
[email protected]
Pat Waid; 445-6154
[email protected]
Penny Harting
Janet Lindstrom
Cathy Picht; 397-6016
[email protected]
Photographer Kae Duello; 443-2203
[email protected]
Scholarships Erna Lee Dunkerly; 445-4317
[email protected]
Alice Payne
Pat Plummer
Volume 68 No. 3
Spring Luncheon and
Annual Meeting:
May 6
University Club
11:00 am - $20.00
Reservations Required
Spring is just around the corner! Come join the celebration at Fortnightly's annual
Spring Luncheon on May 6th. President Karen Kennedy has lined up a dynamic
professor from the MU Physics and Astronomy department, Dr. Angela Speck, who will
lecture on the total solar eclipse occurring in 2017.
This year's Fortnightly scholarship recipients will also be there to accept their awards
and chat with members. And we'll introduce next year's board members and wish
those who are leaving their current positions well.
The menu includes shitake mushroom and asparagus crepes, a side salad, rolls and
cookies. Join us for punch at 11:00 to be followed by lunch at 11:30. As always, you'll
find a reservation form and parking pass in this newsletter. Treasurer Mary Druce will
be accepting reservations and payment through April 24th. Hope to see everyone
Welcome to this year's new members:
Janet Brandt Sonja Erickson Ava Fajen
Linda Keown Evangeline Martinez
Catherine Park Josie Turpin
Scholarship Fundraiser @ Strawberry Hill Farm
Monday, April 27th from 5:30-7:00 pm
Steven Sapp, owner of Strawberry Hill, will host a gardening information session
for Fortnightly members. Come join us for wine and cheese and learn how to
make things grow. Bring the coupon included in this newsletter and 10% of your
purchase will be donated to our Scholarship Fund.
I am so looking forward to our gardening
adventure at Strawberry Hills Farm this
spring! Last year I discovered lemongrass
as a substitute for spikes in potted plants.
After it took over my pots, I chewed on a
piece, savoring its ‘lemon-ness;’ I planned to
cultivate its culinary properties but never
did. This year I’m going to hunt down a
lemongrass recipe or two. . . and try
another new bedding plant. I know the
5:00-7:00 time slot can be a challenge, but this delightful event was my
favorite in Fortnightly last year, and I encourage you to join us for the
wine and goodies, the gardening lesson and the camaraderie. Come
bloom with Fortnightly!
Are you a tea drinker? Take note of our new interest group devoted to
teas, tea shops and drinking tea. You can be a founding member. It
seems there’s always a new interest on the horizon for the creative
ladies of Fortnightly.
Springtime is around the corner (though I just came in from shoveling
snow!) Our president-elect, Tamara Stam, is looking for a ‘few good
women’ to round out next year’s Fortnightly board. I hope you will
consider sharing your talents. We will introduce the 2015-16 board at
the spring luncheon in May.
Year at – a – Glance
Club Wide Events:
Board Meetings:
March 31-- Shakespeare's Scholarship Fundraiser; all day, all locations
April 15 (following the
thank you luncheon)
April 15-- Thank you luncheon for interest group chairs, 11:00 am
May 13 (new board
members will join us)
April/May – Strawberry Hill Scholarship Fundraiser
April 27-- Strawberry Hill wine and cheese event, 5-7 pm
May 6 – Spring Luncheon @ the University Club, 11:00 am
News From the Club . . .
Announcing a new interest group......
If you love tea or want to learn more about the world of teas, come join the Tea Group. Each month the group will meet in a
member's home or in an area tea room to sip tea and socialize. Some of the places we will visit include Cherrie's Tea Room
(Columbia), High Street Victorian (Hallsville), Victoria Country Inn (Boonville), Shady Gables (Versailles) and Japanese Tea
Etiquette (Rocheport).
We'll discuss topics ranging from global and local tea etiquette to the health benefits of tea, including a look at how tea
compares to coffee and the difference between green, black, red, white and herbal teas.
Our first meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 8th , 10:30 am at chairperson Teresa Villagra's house located at
2606 Luan Ct., Columbia, MO
RSVP to Teresa at (573) 356-1609 by May 1st if you can join the group for the first meeting.
Become a Fortnightly Facebook friend......
So far we have 44 members on our Facebook page and we'd love to have more! If you belong to Facebook, search for
“Fortnightly Club” or use the link: and ask to join the group
there. If you have already joined the Fortnightly Facebook group, and are Facebook friends with other Fortnightly members
who may wish to join but haven't yet, go to “Members” on the Fortnightly page and add their names. Kae Duello has posted
lots of great pictures from our events which you're sure to enjoy.
A change is coming......
On May 13, at 11:00 am, the board will convene at the Daniel Boone Public Library in Conference Room A to say good-bye
to outgoing officers and board members and welcome incoming members. Following this transition meeting, new board
members will begin planning for the upcoming year. This second session will be held at a surprise location and include lunch!
If you are not on the board but would like to observe meetings or assist this year, please contact Tamara Stam
([email protected]) to request an invitation to join us that day. If you are interested in serving on the board, we still
have openings for Treasurer and President-elect and welcome anyone who'd like to volunteer! You'll have lots of fun (and
lots of help!) along with the satisfaction of knowing you are ensuring the longevity of this historic club.
In Memorium
Vera Olson, past Honorary President
Shirley Clark
Snapshots of Fortnightly Fun!
View more pictures and all the latest posts by joining the “Fortnightly Club” Facebook Page
Geneaologist Wayne Merrill speaks to the
Geneaology Group
Newcomers' Coffee at Lucky's Market
President Karen Kennedy introduces
astronaut Linda Godwin
Fortnightly Needlecrafters at their
Christmas lunch
Holiday Luncheon at the University Club
Fortnightly Genealogy Club
Raising Scholarship Funds … a common goal of all Fortnightly
Personal Donations:
Shop @ Schnucks:
Shop @ Strawberry Hill:
Eat Pizza:
Consider making a personal donation. If you want your donation to
be tax deductible, make a separate check out to the University of
Missouri, with Fortnightly Scholarship Fund noted on the memo
line. This check can be mailed directly to University Development
Office, 302 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, MO 65211 or can
be mailed with your membership form and dues to our treasurer
who will forward it to the development office for you.
Spruce up your landscape and raise scholarship dollars at the
same time! Strawberry Hill Farm will donate 10% of all purchases
made during April & May, to our scholarship fund, when we show
the coupon provided at the time of purchase. The farm is located
half way between Highway 63 and Pierpont Store on the south side
of Hwy 163. Come out to the farm on April 27th from 5:30-7pm for a
demonstration by Steve Sapp, owner.
Grocery shopping can help build our scholarship fund! Schnucks
will contribute a percentage of your purchase to the Fortnightly
Scholarship Fund, if you show your eScript card at checkout. Lost
your card or never had one? It's easy to sign up for a card: Just
pick up a card at the customer service counter, call the telephone
number listed, register, and ask that your card be attached to
Fortnightly's Scholarship Fund. Show your card when you shop!
Using the coupon/flyer provided, friends of Fortnightly Club can
make purchases at all locations of Shakespeare's Pizza on
Tuesday, March 31st with 15% of all purchases donated to the
Fortnightly Scholarship Fund by Shakespeare's Pizza. Any
purchases at all locations count, so give coupons to all your
friends and eat lots of pizza!
Interest Groups . . . the heart of Fortnightly!
Our group's purpose is to welcome new, as well as old members
back! This is a casual gathering of members. Our mission.....slow
down, take a deep breath and enjoy each other's company. What
better way to make new friends but also, renew old friendships, with
a cup of warm brew and a tasty pastry!
Chair: Pat White, 239-3118, ([email protected] )
The Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion group was formed
over forty years ago at the home of Bernice Burkeholder. After
Bernice passed away at the age of 99 in the summer of 2008,
the members voted to rename the group in her honor. All
members read the same book monthly and a discussion is led
by a volunteer member.
Co-Chairs: Sandra Basu, [email protected]; Judy Nemmers,
[email protected]
2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Lucky's Cafe on Providence
2nd Tuesday, 1:00 pm
Through informative presentations and day trips this group learns
about antiques and significant historical places in Missouri. No
meetings are held in January.
Co-Chairs: Karen Kennedy, 445-2538 ([email protected])
Rose Ann Hall, 474-0146 ([email protected])
4th Tuesday, 1:00 pm
The Bess Schooling Antique Group learns about the history of our
society, Missouri antiques and historical places. We have
informative programs and enjoyable trips to further our knowledge.
Chair: Patricia Waid 445-6154 ([email protected])
This group is temporarily suspended due to museum relocation Fall 2013
The idea for this group evolved out of casual conversations among
members about the latest exhibits at the MU Museum of Art and
Archeology. In 2007 the first tour occurred and continues each fall
and spring with a tour followed by lunch at the University Club.
Co-Chairs: Pat Cowden, 449-6642; Alice Payne, 445-3147
2nd Wednesday, 9:30 am
Our goal is to complete one project each meeting. We meet in
homes and work with a variety of mediums and techniques: clay,
sewing, felt, painting, felting, stenciling, etc. We plan projects in May
for the following year and pay a fee in September to cover the cost
of a year's worth of material. One field trip a year is taken.
Chair: Shirley Meinert 442-3468
1st Tuesday, 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted
A gathering of women with a strong interest in any form of
needlework such as knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery,
quilting, etc. Bring a needlework project to work on while you have
fun visiting.
Chair: Rosemary McLaren, 445-3468
3rd Thursday, 1:00 pm
This group meets each month to visit, snack, share ideas and help
one another. We don’t necessarily work on quilting projects, but we
learn from one another and are happy to welcome new members.
Chair: Sandy Womack, 442-8483 ([email protected]
3rd Wednesday, 12:45 pm
4th Thursday, 9:30 am
The Book Review Group usually meets in members’ homes.
This informal group enjoys a review presented about a book
chosen by a group member. All members share in the
discussion of the book. Visitors are welcome.
Co-Chairs: Zarrine Banerji, 445-3627; Alice Payne, 445-3147
[email protected]
3rd Wednesday 7:15 pm
Each month this group meets in a member’s home to discuss a
book after the discussion leader gives background information
about the author and the book. In May we vote on the next
year’s list of books and volunteer to host or co-host a meeting or
to lead a book discussion.
Co-chairs: Susan Heinsz, 445-1806; Beth Dessem, 256-6825
4th Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12
Members read a book related to the month's topic and share
information and reaction about their chosen book. Topics are
chosen by the members. Book Topics will meet at the Columbia
Public Library in Conference RM B. If newcomer to group, call
chairperson to confirm meeting location as it may change.
Chair: Betty Bluedorn 443-3730, [email protected]
1st & 3rd Wednesday, 1:00-4:00 pm
Fortnightly Bridge meets at the Senior Center on Business Loop
70. It is necessary to call to sign up to play. Please call the chair
if you are interested in joining the bridge group. Openings are
available. All levels of bridge players are invited.
Co-Chairs: Marlene Duffield 445-9627; Sylvia Metter 445-4671
Tuesday and/or Friday, 9:00 am
Having the opportunity to bike with friends makes getting out
and exercising a lot of fun. Do something good for yourself and
join us! We meet in the MKT Parking Lot on Forum Blvd
(location may vary). Call a co-chair if uncertain about time or
Co-Chairs: Pat Hildebrand, 449-6106; Lynn Storvick, 445-4038
The Katy Walkers meet at the Katy Trail, Forum Boulevard Parking
lot to walk for exercise and conversation. (Katy’s walk year round.)
Co-Chairs: Judy Brown, 445-1706 ; Melinda Farhangi, 445-6325
This group meets at local restaurants and enjoys a very
congenial atmosphere. We enjoy getting better acquainted with
each other over lunch. Maybe you'll try a new restaurant and it
will become and old favorite.
Chair: Connie Hyman, 446-2056
1st Monday, 11:30am
Mondays, 9:30 am
Wednesdays 8:00 – 10am
Named after past Fortnightly President and long-time tennis group
chair Susie Moore, after her passing in 2012. Come to play tennis,
make friends, stay fit and have a good time. We meet at the Fairview
Tennis Courts and play doubles/rotate partners. All skill levels are
Chair: Janet Lindstrom 446-8678, ([email protected])
Meeting dates vary
This group enjoys preparing multiple course meals based on recipes
from different cultures. The meals are enjoyed together, at varying
home locations. Contact chair for details.
Chair: Farah Nieuwenhuizen, 445-6853
Meeting dates vary
This dining out group enjoys dining together, eating great food and
nice restaurants. They dine out four times a year.
Co-Chairs: Susie Liu 442-0313; Mary Wood 445-7165
Meeting dates to be determined
This group will meet twice each semester for lunch on or near
campus. This is a great opportunity to network with other
Fortnightly members on campus, share good food, and
conversation. This group is still being organized, so please
contact chair for details.
Chair: Candy Sall, 808-0978
3rd Tuesday, 1:00 pm
If you enjoy history and mystery or detective stories, join us in
the search for the stories of our ancestor’s lives and times. You
can write the history of Your Family. The group has programs to
help with research; and trips to genealogical research centers in
St. Louis and Lees Summit.
Chair: Janice Franz 442-2109
3rd Thursday, 1:00 pm
Meeting dates vary
This is Fortnightly’s original dining Interest Group.
Chair: Carol Deakyne, 256-7279
1st Tuesday, 6:30 pm
People who like to cook, eat & socialize will enjoy Gourmands. We
use themes to plan menus for our meetings and dinners. Members
meet monthly to plan dinners and parties where spouses participate.
Chair: Vicky Curby, 874-1696 ([email protected])
Meeting Dates vary
Organized to help us to excel in culinary skills. We have three
events when all members & their husbands come at one time. For
our small dinners in our homes, we follow and test recipes.
Chair: Jean Thompson, 875-2740 ([email protected]);
Willa Adelstein, 445-7590 ([email protected])
Each member informs the group about a movie, stage
performance or television program she has seen and the group
discusses their views. Our group has been meeting since
before 1999 with several initial group members still participating.
We have lively discussions and welcome new members.
Chair: Ginny Puttler, 445-2483 ([email protected])
4th Thursday, 12:00-1:00 at Lucky's cafe
With a focus on community service, this group raises funds for
the on-campus Tiger food pantry. Other service projects will be
developed and implemented. We strive to connect volunteers
with needs both on and off campus.
Co-chairs: Mary Druce, 442-1313 ([email protected]);
Joyce Smith, ([email protected]); Tamara Stam, 446-8457
([email protected])
1st Friday, 10:30
Once a month we gather to enjoy tea and learn about its
benefits. We'll meet in members' homes or in area tea rooms.
Come enjoy tea and company with this new group!
Chair: Teresa Villagra, 356-1609; [email protected]
Most interest groups send out monthly emails with details of upcoming meetings and events. If you would like to receive
these emails, simply contact the chair listed above and request to be added to the email list! It's that easy!
Use this link to find updated information about Interest Group Activities/Meetings:
Joining Fortnightly … it's easy!
If you haven't renewed your membership, there is still time to join this year! Mail the membership form below,
along with your check to: Fortnightly Club, c/o Mary Druce, P. O. Box 30654, Columbia, MO 65205.
Membership Eligibility Statement: from the by-laws as approved Spring 2012
Section 1. Membership in this organization shall be open to the following women affiliated with the University of Missouri-Columbia, and University
System in Columbia.
a. The wives and significant others of persons engaged in instruction, extension, research, and administration at the University with
the academic rank of full-time instructor or above or an equivalent extension or administration rank at the University. This includes
wives and significant others of non-regular faculty and members of affiliated foundations and organizations to whom faculty privileges
have been granted by the University System President or the Chancellor of the University.
b. Women engaged in instruction, extension or administration with the academic rank of full-time instructor or above or an equivalent
extension or administrative rank. This includes non-regular faculty members and members of affiliated foundations and organizations
to whom faculty privileges have been granted by the University President or Chancellor of the University.
c. Administrative professionals who are employed full-time by the University.
d. Those persons described in section (a), (b), or (c) who have retired or whose husbands have retired or died during service to the
e. Those persons who have ever previously been a member of Fortnightly Club
f. Women previously affiliated with another university who are relocated to Columbia who would otherwise meet above qualifications of
(a) or (b) or (c) or (d). This includes visiting faculty or their spouses/significant others, retired faculty or their spouse/significant others,
etc. who relocate to Columbia.
Fortnightly Membership Form 2014-15
Last Name_______________________________First Name_____________________________
Address________________________________________________ Zip Code_______________
Home Phone_______________________________Cell Phone___________________________
Contact information may ( ) may not ( ) be included in the new directory. (Check ONE)
Husband/Significant Other ________________________________________________________
Department ___________________________________________________________________
Fortnightly status: Newcomer_______________ Member______________ Life______________
I want a Newsletter mailed to my home address for an additional $5? Yes_____ No_____
I want to donate an additional $_______________ to the scholarship fund.
I have included my $15 Membership Dues. Yes_____
Total amount inclosed: $_______________
Send checks payable to: Fortnightly Club c/o Mary Druce; P.O. Box 30654; Columbia, MO 65205.
Strawberry Hill Farm
Scholarship Fundraiser
2015 Shopping Extravaganza
Present this coupon when you make purchases during the months of April
& May and Strawberry Hill Farm will donate 10% of your purchase to the
Fortnightly Scholarship Fund.
Spring Luncheon Reservation Form &
Parking Pass
RSVP for Spring Luncheon - May 6, 2015 - $20.00 per person
Name________________________________________________________ Amount Enclosed_____________
Mail your check, payable to Fortnightly Club; to Mary Druce, P. O. Box 30654, Columbia, MO 65205 by April 24, 2015
Fortnightly Club
Event Pass
Spring Luncheon & Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Turner Avenue Parking Structure
(display on the dash of your vehicle)