Founded in 1973, Senior Scholars is an organization for seniors and retirees where members meet weekly to hear prominent speakers on a variety of interesting topics. Don’t let the “Scholars” title scare you. An academic degree is not required, only your interest in future learning.
Senior Scholars welcomes retirees to a new learning experience! In Charlotte, senior citizens are known for their vitality, love of learning and desire to give back to their community. This is an organization that offers welcoming fellowship and wonderful opportunities to broaden your intellectual perspective and improve your understanding of international, national and local issues and subjects of interest.
See the attached documents below for additional information on our Membership Benefits and a Membership Form for your convenience.
The membership year remains January to December.
Renewing members pay dues of $20 each per year.
New members pay $30 each per year.
This includes $10 for your name tag.
Payment for 2018 dues opens October 15, 2017 through first Friday in February 2018. Print and bring Membership Form to Friday meeting along with check or mail to:
Senior Scholars at Queens
1900 Selwyn Avenue, MSC 1409
Charlotte, NC 28274
Senior Scholars welcome guests at meetings who may be interested in becoming members. We ask guests to register at the front table so they may be recognized. For that, we ask guests to consider making a donation; we suggest a $5 contribution.
Senior Scholars Meetings, Friday Morning 10/11am, Providence UMC, 2810 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC, 28211 except during the months of June, July, August, and December.
Senior Scholars - Lunch Bunch Meetings, on the fourth Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. except during the months of June, July, August and December, Restaurants will be listed at prior meetings.
THERE WILL BE NO MEETINGS ON THE FIRST FRIDAY IN EACH OF SEPTEMBER AND JANUARY. The first meeting in September and January will be on the second Friday of those two months.
There will be no meeting on the Friday immediately following Thanksgiving.
THERE WILL BE NO MEETING ON ANY DAY WHEN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER.
Individuals needing special assistance (ADA, allergies, etc.) should notify Senior Scholars. An email is recommended. Our e-mail address is SScholars@Yahoo.com.
2018 Board Members
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Gene Zhiss and BG Metzler
At Large Board Members
Mary Allen Todd – John Ferguson – Ed Tosto – Bill Thomas – Sara Haymond – Sophie Marshall – Alice Thrasher – Dave Shimberg – Jim Ringer – Wade Alley – Carol Kesmodel – Jerry Thrasher – Ken Brown
Curriculum – Bill Parker and Ken Brown (Great Decisions)
Arrangements and Social – Carol Kesmodel
Wildacres – Wade Alley and Jim Renger
Membership – Sara Haymond
Webmaster – Ed Tosto / Steve Gilbert
Technical Services–Dave Shemberg
Nominating – John Ferguson, BG Metzler and Gene Zheis